Saturday marked the start of the Playboy Jazz Festival's silver anniversary at its Hollywood Bowl stomping grounds -- which also happened to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Playboy's…
One song into his solo turn at Largo, Tommy Stinson had a confession to make: He'd left his set list at home, so for the rest of the evening, he was going to have to wing it. For some musicians, this…
Hard to believe that eight years ago, Hootie and the Blowfish was the biggest band in the world. Five albums under their belt and they still appear to be an unassuming bar band from South Carolina…
The KROQ Weenie Roast has generally been a gauge of modern-rock trends, but this year's fest saw not the beginning of a new movement, but a whimpering, extended end to an old one. The lack of…
Thesps Roger Moore and Helen Mirren lead a distinguished list of entertainers named in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honors list, released on Saturday.
Arista Records has tapped Joe Mama Nitzberg as senior vice president of creative services, based in New York and reporting directly to Arista chief exec Antonio "L.A." Reid.
Pam Horovitz, the longtime president of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, will step down from her post in July.
The wave of consolidation that has swept the terrestrial radio business in the past decade has left scores of dejected and disillusioned DJs in its wake. But a lucky few have found a home in the…
MTV's VH1 brand debuts this month as a 24-hour channel on Thailand cabler UBC and as daily programming strips on MTV Southeast Asia and MTV Philippines, reaching more than 17 million households.
The first English-singing Iraqi boyband -- optimistically named Unknown to No One -- hopes to become the Backstreet Boys of Baghdad after attracting the interest of Brit-based talent scout and pop…
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