Though Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, has two of the year's best albums (the just-released "Have You Fed the Fish" and this spring's soundtrack to "About A Boy," both on ArtistDirect), he has a…
It's rare for a modern jazz musician to be equally comfortable in -- and equally suited to -- the roles of sideman and leader. This weeklong stint teams two such rarities, with rapidly rising pianist…
After years of being overlooked along with other heavy-metal acts, AC/DC has finally been elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Yo dawg, Universal and Imagine Ent. film execs have got to be down with the numbers from Wednesday's album charts. Rap superstar Eminem crushed all comers, logging his second No. 1 bow in just six…
Although he's been active in the European jazz scene for nearly four decades, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko had never appeared on American soil until this past week. To the Eastern European…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Eminem's "8 Mile" soundtrack was the winner of this week's album charts by, well, a mile.
Eyes Adrift is an unlikely threesome that's composed of ex-members of some of the '90s best drug casualties, but comparisons to the trio's old bands -- Nirvana, Sublime, and the Meat Puppets -- are…
VH1 has whipped out "Big" guns for the latest round of originals it plans to shoot. The Viacom-owned cable net has skedded the inaugural "VH1 Big in 2002 Awards" -- a kudocast that evolved from and…
Aerosmith rolled out a hits-filled two-hour-plus production at the chilly Hollywood Bowl, drawing a line from their earliest 1970s songs up to their most recent pop and soundtrack hits, an impressive…