SOME FOLKS will do anything to avoid a day's work. Take James Dowdall and Rose Noone, for example. Apparently the Island Records A&R reps found the lure of Peoria and other legendary bastions of…
Heavy metal superstars Metallica swept the Bay Area Music Awards for a second year in a row, taking a break from a 300-concert world tour to party with hometown fans.
The long-rumored end to Charlie Minor's reign as president of Giant Records came Friday, the company announcing Minor's departure to open his own marketing and promotion company. The announcement…
The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers board has recommended the acousto-magnetic source tagging of EAS, ending a years-long debate on the anti-theft devices.
Michael Jackson will appear live at the seventh annual Soul Train Awards Tuesday, singing his song "Remember The Time."
Van Morrison will play the Shrine Auditorium at 8 p.m. April 11, his booking agent announced yesterday. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done few dates in the U.S. in the last decade. Tickets go…
The Recording Industry Assn. of America yesterday issued its annual year-end anti-piracy report, again touting increases in seizures.
Backlash against perceived anti-gay statements by reggae artist Shabba Ranks continued yesterday as organizers of a Rose Bowl concert dropped him from the bill because of his comments.
I JAMMED WITH LEMMY of Motorhead Tuesday night. No, not interviewed. I actually stood on stage and traded vocals with the veteran rocker on the Coasters' "Young Blood."
Musicians Ricardo, Louis and Carlos Wilson have sued five rappers and their record companies for sampling four of their songs.