Back when P-Funk was collecting tour support from the three or four different labels that released their various projects, George Clinton would begin his shows by stepping out of the "Mothership," an…
The songwriting team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland will be feted with a BMI Icon award at the music publishing org's annual Pop Awards dinner in Beverly Hills next month.
Aretha Franklin fans will get a chance to show their respect in person this spring when the Queen of Soul embarks on what she says will be her last tour.
Miami commissioners last week approved a resolution asking Latin Grammy organizers to shun the participation of Cuba-based artists -- a move kudofest organizers maintain won't disrupt their planning…
With his new album not scheduled for release until summer and a few empty dates on his dance card, Dwight Yoakam has decided to fill the time with an unassuming acoustic tour billed as "Almost…
The importance of the groove in jazz ought to be self-evident and for Soulive, it is the fountain from which everything gushes forth. This contemporary update of a good old-fashioned organ trio gave…
Could Apple, the maverick tech company with the "think different," be the one to get the ailing music biz to do just that by acquiring the Universal Music Group?
Sean Combs -- the hip-hop figure also known as P. Diddy -- is in talks to star in an HBO biopic based on the life of 1930s blues legend Robert Johnson.
It can't be easy trying to make a name for yourself on the modern jazz scene when said name could be truncated to "the other Kenny G," but this saxophonist has not only survived, but thrived -…
From J. Mascis in Dinosaur Jr., Jason Lowenstein (and later Bob Fay) in Sebadoh and John Davis in the Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow has worked (and fought) with his bandmates. In fact, his ability to…
The ongoing '80s revival has brought with it some unexpected consequences, including the return of punky, self-conscious art rock to the charts. The success of the White Stripes could carry other…