Rock outfit Alabama Shakes' new album, "Sound & Color," has sent tremors through the U.S. album charts, debuting at No. 1 by moving 96,000 units in the week ending April 26, according to data from…
The last time Lorne Michaels ever really let a public comment pass about which "Saturday Night Live" cast member might not return to the program came in 1986, at the tail end of "SNL’s" ill-fated…
Reunited pop-punk act Fall Out Boy seemed to have little trouble retaining the old radioactivity, as the quartet's hiatus-breaking "Save Rock and Roll" bowed at No. 1 on the domestic album chart…
While audiophiles may be horrified at the thought of parting with their vinyl LPs, Amazon.com is hoping to usher them into the digital-music age with an offer to automatically "convert" their records…
The music biz settled into the post-Grammys doldrums last week, with Mumford & Sons' "Babel" hanging onto the No. 1 slot on the U.S. album chart despite a 66% sales decline. The U.K. folk-rock band's…
When Neil Portnow became the head of the Recording Academy 10 years ago, he made a wish list of potential honorees for MusiCares Person of the Year. Three artists he particularly wanted "for obvious…
Country vocalist Gary Allan has scored his first No. 1 album with his ninth studio set, "Set You Free," as the Lumineers' long-running collection moved up to No. 2 on the U.S. chart.
A scattered field for the 55th Grammy Awards found rock groups Fun, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys and R&B-infused hip-hopper Frank Ocean leading the pack.
The album format may be on the wane, but album of the year remains the big enchilada at the Grammy Awards.
Jeff Stetson's sprawling, sometimes awkward, always provocative work tackles the great subject of generational neglect.