(Callas') recordings are quite an example of the most dramatic kind of singing. She was all about meaning in song, meaning in music; she was a complete performer and a great influence on me.
I played with Booker throughout the years, I played on records he produced, I played on a Bill Withers record (Booker produced). I played with Cropper many times in the studio. Over the years, "Duck"…
He's one of the most respected songwriters of the last 40 years, and a lyricist who helped redefine the modern West in song. Thus, it's a bit startling to realize Don Henley spent his entire Eagles…
When you talk about Bob Wills, the music he made with the Texas Playboys was so far beyond their time. This is a guy who was using electric instruments very early on. Bob Wills actually performed on…
Belgium's music and homevid market grew across the board in 2006, according to stats released Thursday by the country's Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Belgian Video Federation.
Rick Dees has got his radio groove back. The legendary morning personality is jumping out of bed at 3:45 a.m. these days to prep for his new drivetime show at Los Angeles' KMVN-FM "Movin' 93.9." And…
Despite toiling away in a business big on turnover, L.A. radio stars are built to last. The nation's second-largest radio market boasts several personalities -- particularly in morning drive -- who…
Rick Dees doesn't have a face for radio. Turns out that's a good thing -- and pretty rare in the biz, where talent is notoriously camera-unfriendly. When KIIS-FM hired Dees to host mornings in 1982…
A federal judge wagged a finger at record labels, ordering them to pay attorney costs for a woman they unsuccessfully sued for illegal music downloads.
Dees started his radio career while still in high school at Greensboro, N.C., station WGBG. The first song played on Dees' inaugural broadcast: "Gentle on My Mind" by Glen Campbell.
Warner Music Group posted dire numbers Thursday as profit plunged 74% to $18 million last quarter on fewer releases and soft CD sales.