Charlie Mingus once titled a tune "If Charlie Parker was a Gunslinger, There'd be a Whole lot of Dead Copycats" (a.k.a. "Gunslinging Bird"). That's the influence McCoy Tyner has today, for it often…
Hans Joachim Roedelius has been a steady presence in the electronic arts since his duo, Cluster, produced "Cluster and Eno," the 1977 album that brought producer-performer Brian Eno into the ambient…
Independent music group Platinum Entertainment has pulled its distribution completely inhouse, ending the dual distribution arrangement it had with PolyGram/Universal Music.
The return of Puff Daddy took a back seat to the emergence of a former Mouseketeer.
Woody Guthrie, brilliant pop melodies and chats about fascism are still a healthy part of Billy Bragg's stage show one year removed from the release of his acclaimed Guthrie project "Mermaid Avenue"…
Artists from the Warner Bros. Records labels will be featured on several channels on Apple's yet-to-launch QuickTime TV Web site.
The exuberance and charisma of Baaba Maal was a much-needed pack of adrenaline at Sunday's 3 1/2-hour African music festival. Were it not for the Senegalese singer's exemplary show of percussion…
Musical swashbuckler Chris Isaak had 'em dancing, rolling and swooning in the aisles at his good-time concert at the Greek on Sunday, a winning 110-minute production that featured plenty of musical…
Musical iconoclast Frank Zappa took as his motto the Edgard Varese quotation, "The present-day composer refuses to die!" Now many of the revolving cast of characters that comprised Zappa's touring…
SFX Entertainment Inc. announced Monday it will shutter its music talent representation business, based mainly at its QBQ subsidiary, which was acquired last spring through SFX's purchase of the…
The Grammy Awards are months away, but the Recording Academy is giving us a little taste of what's on tap by launching a new version of its official Web site.