Melinda Newman

Rock Royalty -- The Stones Have Not Had A No. 1 Album Since 1981. Will 'A Bigger Bang' Give Them Back The Crown?

Rock Royalty -- The Stones Have Not Had A No. 1 Album Since 1981. Will 'A Bigger Bang' Give Them Back The Crown?

Keith Richards remembers a seminal moment in June 2004 when he and Mick Jagger started working on the new Rolling Stones album. At the time, drummer Charlie Watts was going through cancer treatment and the prognosis was unclear. "There's suddenly Mick and I looking at each other and going, 'Possibly we're the only two left of the originals,' " Richards says. "[But] you don't talk about that shit, you know?"
MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president Don Rose delivered to roughly 40 labels attending the Founders Conclave II at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory yesterday (July 25).
MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president Don Rose delivered to roughly 40 labels attending the Founders Conclave II at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory yesterday (July 25).
WineDark Records Launched By Industry Veterans

WineDark Records Launched By Industry Veterans

Gary Katz, Camille Barbone and Larry Stessel have formed New York-based WineDark Records. The label's CEO and primary owner is attorney Michael Powlen. The Fontana-distributed label will bow on Oct. 11 with "Next," the fifth album from Sevendust, who was formerly on TVT.
Starbucks Nabs Dylan Exclusive

Starbucks Nabs Dylan Exclusive

Starbucks' next exclusive will be "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," an album of newly restored, live recordings culled from Dylan's performances at the New York cafe.

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