Danny Elfman wasn't the first rock 'n' roller to become a film composer, and he certainly won't be the last. While he endured more flak than almost anyone in the history of the profession -- in part…
From its earliest incarnation, Oingo Boingo never adhered to any particular formula, equally at home performing Cab Calloway covers and Zappa-esque instrumentals -- all filtered through the ghoulish…
Danny Elfman didn't begin playing music until just after his 16th birthday -- a date that he says "made me think I'd missed my chance and I was too old to pick up an instrument at all."
Paul McCartney's done it, and so has Elvis Costello. Now Danny Elfman has joined their ranks, penning a piece that fits the broad definition of classical music. If that's a far cry from Oingo Boingo…
Released under the Touchstone label in 1993, stop-motion-animated pic "The Nightmare Before Christmas," scripted by Tim Burton, was the Disney anti-musical at a time when the studio was bathing in…
Danny Elfman scored "Men in Black" (1997) and "Men in Black 2" ('02) for Sonnenfeld. While "MIB" highlighted a reeling, comical, sci-fi sound, "MIB2" was a throwback to '60s swinging lounge music.
In New York: Cybil Christopher and Murphy Davis will produce "Last Dance" a new musical featuring the songs of the late Paul Jabara next summer at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. "Last Dance"…
Robbie Williams will become the latest in a growing list of foreign pop stars to come to China when he makes his mainland debut Nov. 4 in Shanghai as part of his Close Encounters World Tour.
Beyonce scored the bestselling debut of the year for a solo artist, selling 541,000 copies of "B'Day" (Columbia) in the week ended Sunday. Sales topped those for the 2003 debut from the Destiny's…
Jack Jones breezes into the Algonquin with "Just One of Those Things" and "Stranger in Paradise" -- and autumn in New York feels like a different time and place. We are back in the 1960s, not Beatles…