"I'm a protest singer," Beck told the sweaty, sold out Knitting Factory crowd early in this unadvertised tune-up for tonight's Recording Artists Coalition appearance. He certainly looked the part…
America currently has no finer singer than Renee Fleming. The near-turnaway crowd at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion may well be there cheering her still. Although she has yet to appear in opera in Los…
Whether he's all by himself, or fronting Rockpile, Love Sculpture or his solo band, Dave Edmunds is a guitar player's guitarist.
Wind-Up Records, the independent powerhouse that broke multiplatinum rockers Creed, has renewed its Stateside distribution pact with Bertelsmann-owned major label group BMG Entertainment.
George Shearing's elegant debut turn at Feinstein's at the Regency celebrates the memory of Mel Torme, the hippest of all jazz singers, who died in 1999 at age 73. The team had a warm and fruitful…
Paul McCartney and Elton John will be among a who's who of pop acts playing a free concert in honor of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee in the garden of Buckingham Palace June 3.
In little more than one year's time, the modern rap-rock group Linkin Park has rocketed from L.A. buzz band to the bestselling popular musical act of 2001. But that doesn't mean the sextet has…
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
Riverhead, a division of Penguin Putnam has snapped up the rights to publish the notebooks of the late Kurt Cobain, the creative force behind Nirvana, for close to $4 million.
For decades, songsters and labels have bemoaned the fact that they receive no royalties from radio play. Sorry, say broadcasters -- it's free promotion.
The total number of units shipped by the major record labels sank by more than 10% in 2001 -- a decline the industry blamed in part on the ballooning growth of Internet piracy, but which others claim…