The 1998 release of Phantom Planet's Geffen debut, "Phantom Planet Is Missing," barely caused a blip on the industry radar. Live, the quintet rocked much harder and with more dynamic energy than it…
Twenty-five years ago, a bill like this one would have been inconceivable. Merle Haggard, the one-time king of country, supported by an all-black gospel vocal group and a Dylan/Woody protege from…
On paper, Massacre is one of the least likely "supergroups" in recent memory. Its members represent polar opposites of the avant-rock spectrum, with bassist Bill Laswell known for forays into…
They don't make Broadway divas like they used to, probably because they don't make Broadway shows like they used to. This may be why some of the last of the species are dispensing with the apparatus…
Paul McCartney will perform April 26 at New York's Madison Square Garden and May 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of his Driving USA tour.
Songwriters, composers and music publishers org BMI has skedded its ninth annual Latin Music Awards for May 8 in Hollywood, Fla.
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Wynton Marsalis, who recently severed ties with the jazz side of his longtime label Columbia Records, will bring his septet to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15 to headline the 24th annual Playboy Jazz…
The day after the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack won the album of the year Grammy, organizers confirmed the second Down From the Mountain tour, set for this summer. Between 25 and 30 shows…
The Grammy Awards were off-key in the ratings department Wednesday, still winning the night easily for CBS but down nearly 30% from last year's strong showing.
The soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou," which has sold more than 4 million copies despite consisting entirely of long-forgotten mountain music, blues and gospel from the late 1920s, hit yet…