Tommy Newsom, the former backup bandleader on "The Tonight Show" whose "Mr. Excitement" nickname was a running joke for Johnny Carson died April 28 in Portsmouth, Va. He was 78.
A long-awaited deal to make the Beatles music catalog available online is "virtually settled," Paul McCartney told Billboard magazine. Billboard posted a preview of an interview with the pop icon on…
MTV is close to a development deal for "Rapping With the Stars," a reality competition show that will pair celebs with hip-hop pros. Project features teams squaring off in range of rap-oriented…
If anyone at Coachella wondered where the Jesus and Mary Chain's echo and feedback got off to, they can stop worrying. Their thuggishly loud guitar effects turned up at the Wiltern Tuesday night with…
Shore Fire Media prexy Marilyn Laverty will be honored at the Kristen Ann Carr Fund's annual fundraiser, "A Night to Remember 2007" at Gotham's Tribeca Grill on April 21.
Thanks to a revival in guitar-based rock and Aussie trio Wolfmother's recent Grammy win for the song "Woman," local acts have a leg up to Stateside success.
Universal Music's ambition to become the biggest powerhouse in music publishing, as well as in recorded music sales, looks set to be fulfilled.
USA Network and Yahoo have pacted to develop and promote emerging music artists. Deal -- the latest example of networks seeking new ways to limit music-licensing costs -- will have Yahoo using its…
The producers of "American Idol" are singing a new tune, pacting with Fox for what's tentatively being called "The Search for the Next American Band." Skein will mirror the "Idol" format, starting…
The world's largest concert promoter is making its first inroads into the ticketing service biz, which could have repercussions for several major ticketing companies.