Some messages and some messengers simply can't be silenced, and so it is with Spearhead and its activist leader Michael Franti, who, after one too many major-label compromises, has launched his own…
Think back to, say, 1970. The first baby boomers are now in college. Their dorm rooms resound to defining music: the luxuriant exuberance of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's," the austerity -- single…
Proving that she can do it on her own, alternative-soul siren Amel Larrieux descended upon Hollywood with her angelic voice and gumbo rhythms to give anxious fans a taste from the burgeoning…
"Behind the Music" producers are scheduled to meet with '70s superstar Cat Stevens next week to discuss a possible profile of the musician who became Yusuf Islam in 1978.
When Ben Harper performs his fiery brand of electric and acoustic folk-rock, people can't help but sit up and take notice.
Ian White-Thomson, the former chairman/CEO of U.S. Borax who finds Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" to be the perfect opera, has been named executive director of Los Angeles Opera.
The relationship between pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton stretches back to 1973, when the duo recorded one of the most startling examples of a very quiet yet invigorating style of…
After revealing her show-stopping set of pipes in "Little Voice," Brit actress Jane Horrocks has landed a record deal with EMI.
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…
Carlos Santana's appeal extended far beyond his music as the guitarist's peers heaped praise on the legend.
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…
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