Toby Keith, whose name shot to prominence when he was prevented from playing a televised July Fourth concert, hit No. 1 in his first week out on sales of 338,000 units of "Unleashed," his third LP…
Digital music service Pressplay will offer far more comprehensive CD burning and the ability to transfer tracks to portable devices -- two functions for which consumers have been clamoring -- as part…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul McCartney, James Earl Jones, James Levine and Chita Rivera have been selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors this year, the 25th anniversary of the program.
The house trio X-Press 2 made its debut West Coast performance riding high on the success of the single "Lazy," the grooviest cut from recent release "Muzikizum" (Columbia/Skint). Unlike the single…
"Mmm-Bop" may have been the best thing to happen to Ben Kweller. As teenage leader of the postgrunge band Radish, he was touted as a hitmaking phenom, only to have Hanson take root on the charts…
It will be Bon Jovi, not Bono, who will lead the Times Square kickoff.
Universal Music Intl. has filed a complaint with the European Union over what it says are unfair royalty rates charged by songwriters' collections agencies.
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
Reunion tours have become big business in the past few years, but generally, the groups in question had a following in their time. Mission of Burma -- considered by some to be the father of indie…
T Bone Burnett, the oft-honored producer of the soundtracks to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," is about to take a busman's holiday that may see his return…