Like his predecessor Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson once seemed inimitable, his stupendous technique and range beyond the reach of mere mortals. But these days, technical standards have risen to the point…
Talk about a long layoff between shows. According to drummer Carmine Appice, the last time these venerable Long Islanders played Los Angeles was 1968, opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Hollywood Bowl…
Slow and steady won the race in the album charts this week as a number of returning contenders posted solid gains amid a dearth of new titles.
Latin music veteran John Echevarria has signed on as president of Universal Music Latino, reporting to Jesus Lopez, chairman of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula.
If you were going to pick lyrics that are sure-fire crowd pleasers, "We hope that you choke" might not be your first choice ... or even your 100th. But when Thom Yorke intoned those lines at the…
Canada finally has its MTV. Calgary's Craig Broadcast Systems and MTV Networks announced Tuesday a joint venture to launch three new digital channels, including MTV Canada, in the Great White North…
Brian Philips has been tapped senior VP/general manager of country music network CMT. Philips will be responsible for day-to-day management of the network, including all programming, talent relations…
Stevie Nicks has postponed two concerts at the Universal Amphitheatre due to severe bronchitis.
The no-holds-barred extravaganza that Janet Jackson brought to Madison Square Garden's stage on Monday night had just about everything -- a plethora of costumes, cleverly deployed video clips, ornate…
Pressplay, the nascent digital music venture between Vivendi Universal and Sony, has tapped three new execs to oversee its programming and marketing divisions.
The recording biz said Tuesday that MTVi Group can well afford to pay a new royalty to artists and labels for music streamed on the Internet, and that the U.S. Copyright Office shouldn't be suckered…