Jazz singer Kurt Elling has taken the brazen step of composing lyrics to fit Dexter Gordon's solo on his 1976 version of "Body and Soul." The lyric wisely mentions that the experiment could be a…
At 80, Charlie Louvin is one of country music's most enduring statesmen. Although he's had limited commercial success since the 1965 death of his brother Ira -- with whom he had a slew of gospel and…
Bill Chinnock, a musician and contemporary of Bruce Springsteen in the early 1970s, died Wednesday in Yarmouth, Maine, police said. He was 59.
A long-running row between the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Yahoo! China over copyright infringement is going to court in Beijing after the IFPI said it would sue Yahoo! China…
Brian Wilson sang three songs from the Beach Boys' classic album "Pet Sounds" Wednesday morning at Capitol Records to kick off a retail campaign to get CD buyers to fill in holes in their music…
Jazz at Lincoln Center will kick of the upcoming season by celebrating the birth centennial of jazz great Benny Carter. Its orchestra will perform Carter's music and arrangements as part of the…
The hitmaking edition of Genesis -- Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford -- announced Wednesday North American dates for their first tour in 15 years.
The first notes Christina Aguilera sings onstage as part of her "Back Tto Basics" tour are the passionate, wailing "He-e-e-e-y!!" that opens up "Ain't No Other Man." With its superhuman power and…
Kellie Pickler got a nice sales boost after performing on "American Idol" last week. Her debut disc, "Small Town Girls" (BNA), rose 34 slots to No. 66 as her sales spiked 27% to 12,000 copies.
Diahann Carroll made a smashing re-entry into the New York niterynightery scene in April with a 10-day engagement at Feinstein's. She returns with a three-week follow-up, "Both Sides Now," which…