She's been called "a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll." But that shorthand description doesn't even begin to unravel the prodigious charm of Aussie songstress Kasey Chambers, whose…
For the 1½ decades that he spent as a recording artist, Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) was avant-rock's most iconoclastic figure. He fused surrealism with situationist thought, infuriating…
Dave Van Ronk, a leader of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene who influenced and befriended musicians such as Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian, died Sunday at New York U. Medical Center…
Rock group Our Lady Peace scooped the most nominations for this year's Juno Awards, Canada's answer to the Grammys, announced on Monday.
Nineteen-year-old Michelle Branch is obviously being groomed for stardom by Maverick Records, but her first headlining show in Los Angeles was distinguished more by its slick professionalism than any…
Brit music indie Sanctuary Group has named Peter Asher co-president artist management U.S. Industry vet Asher will be based in Sanctuary's L.A. office, and brings to the company Donald Fagen of…
The British music market grew 5.3% in value to £1.23 billion ($1.75 billion) in 2001, defying the global downturn.
Universal Pictures and Misher Films will turn the life story of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons into a feature. Companies have optioned "Life and Def," the autobiography Simmons wrote with Nelson…
Mosaic Music Publishing, in a joint venture with CDP Capital Communications, has purchased Hamstein Music, owner of the entire ZZ Top catalog.
Brand new band led by former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player Melissa Auf der Maur and featuring A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin, drummer Sam Maloney (Hole, Motley Crue) and a…