With a scream of "Gimmie Indie Rock," Lou Barlow opened Sebadoh's Troubadour appearance declaring allegiance to the genre he helped define. But with alternative rock diminishing in importance, the…
Not to suggest that they don't write 'em like they used to, but a medley of Oscar tunes from the past lent an emotional centerpiece to the 72nd annual Academy Awards that the film overviews lacked…
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has added 49 recordings to its Hall of Fame, which now holds 498 titles.
Wondering what the fuss is all about? As a public service, Daily Variety brings you unexpurgated lyrics to the Oscar-nominated song "Blame Canada" from the film "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and…
"No Strings Attached," the new album from boy-band sensation 'N Sync, became the first album in history to sell more than 1 million units in one day. The album racked up first-day sales of 1.1…
Santana's "Supernatural" (Arista) spent its sixth straight week atop the national music charts, moving more than 307,000 units in the week ending March 17, according to sales data released Wednesday.
Rapp performs infrequently these days -- two or three times a year at most -- but the inactivity has neither dulled his quiescent voice nor his considerable skill as a storyteller.
Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder, soundtrack/pop/avant-garde composer, music producer, session player and sometime actor Ryuichi Sakamoto has carved out numerous careers for himself over the past…
San Francisco-based AudioSoft has inked with ASCAP to provide the performing rights org with comprehensive, fully automated reporting of music usage by Webcasters.
Richard Thompson delivered the goods: a passionate, nearly two-hour performance that drew from his entire career, and acknowledged St. Patrick's Day with a gentle, sweet rendition of "Danny Boy"…
As it stands now, Mariah Carey's show begs for either simplicity or coherency. As the opener ("Emotions") gave way to "My All" from the "Butterfly" album, Carey began a string of ballads that would…