While most of the leading lights of '70s jazz-rock have either passed on, retreated to their reassuring acoustic instruments or backed away from the creative edge on electrics, Joe Zawinul still…
As leader of the Jazz Passengers, Roy Nathanson has been tireless in his efforts to scrub away the lines separating high art and pop culture — an undertaking that's redoubled in the multi-media…
Music portal ArtistDirect posted a $11.2 million net loss in its first quarter as a public company, the Los Angeles-based company reported Tuesday.
Henry Rollins, the Los Angeles-based punk singer, book publisher, spoken word artist and GMC truck pitchman, split up the original Rollins Band in 1998 after he and his jazzy rock group seemed to run…
When a musician who plays a "secondary" instrument — even one who does so magnificently — takes the reins as a jazz bandleader, the results are often muddled, the sound turned upside-down. Dave…
There is one side of Charlie Haden that has already been enshrined: the fire-eating radical who figured out how to interface with Ornette Coleman and occasionally leads the politically charged…
The next shots in the copyright infringement battle between Internet file-sharing company Napster and RIAA will be heard in a San Francisco courtroom.
Embattled online music downloading company MP3.com and perf rights org Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) have reached a licensing agreement.
Beck, the prevailing copy-and-paste pop artist of the 1990s, brought his genre-splicing act to the sold-out Greek on Friday for the first of two Los Feliz shows. But while he and his 10-piece band…
The estate and widow of Sammy Davis Jr. have filed a breach-of-contract, fraud and failure-to-pay-royalties suit against Universal Music Group (UMG) and Polygram Records.
Jonathan Stone has been upped from senior veep-G.M. to prexy of indie music pubbery Windswept Holdings' U.S. operations. He will report to Windswept CEO Evan Medow. A 25-year veteran of music…