James Brown 1933-2006
SXSW stage offers crucial exposure
New on CD
The Grammys, as has been their recent pattern, tried to be all things to all demographics Sunday. The 45th annual awards in New York were a study in compromise, and how the 18,000-member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences can launch careers, push them to a new level or serve as an overdue...
Artist resurfaces with a bit of spin control and hype
Brainwashed, the album George Harrison was working on when he died of cancer last year, is out today, a last will and musical testament from the former Beatles guitarist. "Sometimes I feel like I'm on the wrong planet," Harrison says in an accompanying video distributed to the media by his record...