San Francisco-based rock act Train took home several top honors at Saturday's 25th annual California Music Awards, including best album for the Columbia release "Drops of Jupiter." The band's lead singer, Pat Monahan, also won an award for outstanding male vocalist and the group, which led the field with six nominations, took home the outstanding songwriter award.
Eminem's new Interscope album "The Eminem Show" will hit U.S. stores June 4 with will have a free DVD in the package, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc will be available only in the initial shipment, which is expected to be about 2 million copes in the U.S. and 1.5 million-2 million internationally.
Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global television event, has resigned as president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization said yesterday (April 28).
Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest effort by Peruvian sensation Susana Baca reflects the artist's ongoing fascination with her country's black music heritage, which traditionally has been overshadowed by Peru's Andean folkore legacy.
Following his much acclaimed, and very beautiful, albums of trio Los Panchos material, using the original Los Panchos recordings, JosÉ Luis Rodríguez (El Puma), returns to nostalgia with Champagne, an album that revisits mostly French hits of the '60s and '70s.