Bringing in a new singer is a risky move for any band, made even riskier when the singer being replaced was a tragic or iconic figure. Layne Staley, a singer who turned every song and concert into a…
50 Cent was named ASCAP's songwriter of the year at the performing rights org's 23rd annual Pop Music Awards held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The 2006 Next Link Project, the toplining segment of the annual New York Musical Theater Festival, includes a tuner by Jill Sobule, the musician who had a hit in the mid-1990s with "I Kissed a Girl."
The posters for the sci-fi classic "Alien" warned that "in space, no one can hear you scream." For the better part of a decade, Tool has been working to disprove that tagline, churning out Alpha…
A colorful phantasmagoria, Madonna's "Confessions" tour opened in Los Angeles Sunday and presented the 47-year-old as a dancing machine with a rather simple need, a beat. "Confessions on a Dance…
The song that elevated Gecko Turner's profile was a bouncy rendition of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" loosely translated into Spanish. Amalgamation is a concept that suits Turner just…
Americans may finally see what all the fuss is about. Even as Europe was falling into the gaudy embrace of the Eurovision Song Contest for the 51st consecutive year, a deal was being crafted for an…
Singapore-based music distributor Soundbuzz has launched a full song and video download service in India with the country's largest mobile phone company Airtel.
Rachid Bouchareb, who has two pix in competition at Cannes, is prepping his next pic, a $20 million bio of late reggae star Bob Marley.
Musicians including Moby and band REM have joined Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in calling on Congress, in its rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act, to keep the Internet open and accessible to all, not…