Inside Tracks


A lineup of Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, Pet Shop Boys and George Michael will headline Equality Rock, a concert to raise awareness of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, being held April 29 at…

Grammy Winners


For recordings released during the eligibility year Oct. 1, 1998, through Sept. 30, 1999. RECORD OF THE YEAR “Smooth” — Santana Featuring Rob Thomas; Matt Serletic, producer; David Thoener…

Santana’s the top banana


It was a Santana "Supernatural" soiree all the way. Two years after entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, guitarist Carlos Santana snapped up eight Grammy awards Wednesday night -- tying the record…

Review: ‘The Cure’


Is this the beginning of the end for long-running British goth-rock act the Cure? After serving up distinctive, sentiment-absorbed mini-pop epics for more than 20 years, the quintet began the process…

Backstage notes


Producer Matt Serletic and songwriter Itaal Shur recounted the experience of bringing "Smooth" into its Grammy-winning incarnation. Shur had brought the song to Arista Records, where Pete Gambarg…

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