Over the past decade, bassist Ben Allison has quietly established a reputation as one of the East Coast's more cerebral jazz voices, heading up the Jazz Composers Collective, working with the Aaron…
Roy Wood is the very model of a vintage British pop loon: Gnome-like and garishly attired, bagpipe-toting and firmly ensconced in the music hall tradition of his grandpa's generation. Wood kicked off…
The worldwide music market may have declined 10% in value to $33 billion in 2001, according to analyst estimates, the worst drop in record biz history.
The second night of this "MTV2 Handpicked" package tour, following a San Diego bow the night before, featured short but impressive turns by two up-and-coming young rock bands, one Brit, one Yank…
"I'm always so damned nervous when I play L.A.," says Linda Eder. But Eder's self-assurance belies this opening: she moves confidently through a program that encompasses Broadway standards, rock…
Columbia Records has created a joint venture label with Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead, that will release the first studio recording of Phil Lesh & Friends, "There and Back Again," on May 21.
Feinstein's at the Regency is celebrating Oscar week with an appreciation of Henry Mancini, the prolific film composer and four-time Academy Award winner. Mancini's daughter Monica hosts the tribute.
With the surprising global success of Kylie Minogue, EMI and Capitol Records are starting to regain their footing in the current release marketplace.
When Def Jam Records decided to throw a party for two of their most recent hip-hop success stories -- Queens native Ja Rule and Atlanta's Ludacris -- they couldn't resist celebrating their good…
EMI will ax 1,800 staffers worldwide -- nearly 20% of its work force -- has cast off a quarter of its 1,600 artists and will take more than $340 million in charges in an aggressive bid to return the…
Irony may not be dead, but unfortunately, iconoclast Frank Zappa still is. Never afraid to take this country's cultural, political or religious temperature -- rectally -- the late composer's ironic…