Although he consigned toon-town toe-tappers Gorillaz to the pop-culture scrap heap after two acclaimed albums, the ever-restless Damon Albarn didn't dispense with all the elements that went into the…
Natalie Bodanya, a soprano with the Metropolitan Opera in the 1930s who also performed popular music in nightclubs and on radio, has died. She was 98.
The music and career of Emmylou Harris was celebrated Thursday at the South by Southwest Festival as Rhino Records used the opportunity to announce the Sept. 18 release of a four-CD/one-DVD boxed set.
Several top execs from companies that have faded in the digital music biz -- or didn't get much traction in the U.S. to begin with -- are trying again with a startup called Slacker.
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to music-biz satire "Great World of Sound" out of the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Sitting alone on a riser center-stage at Disney Hall, with just his guitar, some effects pedals and boxes and a music stand, Jorge Drexler didn't appear to be much different from the usual run of…
The 2005 Cream reunion was disappointingly short, only playing six dates in two cities, but it apparently inspired Eric Clapton to revisit other eras of his career. The tour that stopped at Staples…
ShoWest saw another boost for 3-D content on Thursday morning when Real D unveiled the first previews of footage from the upcoming concert film "U2 3D."
Despite an unabashed love of hooks, the Shins have never been ones to pander. The Portland, Ore., quartet gives fans just enough of what they want without compromising its offbeat vision; folk-pop…
Independent record label activist org Impala is hoping that A2IM's recent payola victory in the U.S. will lead to similar developments in Europe.
"Rock is dead they say" is a lyric to an old tune by the Who and while Pete Townshend won't quite deny it, he finds his antics of the 1960s -- the instrument destruction, the violent imagery -- not…