When Grady Tate sits at the drums, a singer can relax, knowing that a more than functional timekeeper is governing the rhythm section. Having taken the seat behind Ella and Sarah and Lena, he…
Over the years, prog rock has taken its lumps -- and not without cause. The sight of grown men intoning sub Middle Earth lyrics only adds to the impression of a genre whose time has past. King…
Throughout the first half of his career, it was not uncommon to find Elvis Costello using concerts as sneak peeks into material for his next album. In this performance, Costello instead opened the…
Christina Aguilera has signed with the National Basketball Assn. to serve as star performer in the promotional spot that will run throughout the NBA Playoffs from April through mid-June.
While it has become nearly a cliche to say that J.J. Johnson did for the bop trombone what Charlie Parker did for the saxophone, it's also quite true -- and inevitably, Johnson has become the subject…
At Coachella in April, the Vines impressed with a performance that balanced Craig Nicholls' sharp songwriting (which approached that of Nirvana, with a heavy dose of the Beatles) and his unhinged…
The USA Network will air "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live & Kickin'," a two-hour concert celebrating the country crooner's 70th birthday, on Memorial Day, May 26.
Henry Droz, a music industry leader for six decades who was known as the architect of modern music distribution, died March 27 in Los Angeles of complications of a cardiac arrhythmia. He was 76.
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The Zomba Music Group, home to teen-pop powerhouse Jive Records, will be saying "bye, bye, bye" to as many as 350 employees out of its 1,800-strong global staff over the next nine months as part of…