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  1. Kobalt Signs Global Admin Deal For Frank Zappa’s Catalog

    August 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has forged a worldwide deal to administer the catalog of the late alternative rock legend Frank Zappa. With immediate effect, Kobalt begins global representation of all Zappa’s songs, including his early works with the Mothers ...

  2. Ray Collins of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Dies

    December 27, 2012 9:30 AM EST Ray Collins, right, with Frank Zappa in 1969 (Getty Images) Ray Collins, a singer who co-founded the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa but left when "too much comedy" started appearing in the band's songs, died on Monday at a Ca ...

  3. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  5. Backbeat: Score to Johnny Depp's 'Rum Diary' Makes Live Debut @ L.A.'s Catalina Bar & Grill

    October 28, 2011 1:06 PM EDT Band of Brothers: Composer Christopher Young, center, is flanked by his agent Vasi Vangelos, left, and Brian McNeils of Lakeshore Entertainment, which released the soundtrack to "The Rum Diary." The band assembled to perform Christopher ...

  6. Captain Beefheart Dies at Age 69

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Visual artist, singer, musician, composer and American iconoclast Don Van Vliet, known throughout the world as Captain Beefheart, has died at the age of 69 from complications related to multiple sclerosis, an artist representative stated on Friday ...

  7. Mothers Of Invention Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's The Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Black, a native of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday of cancer in Siegsdorf, Germany, according t ...

  8. Fintage Inks Zappa Deal

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fintage Music will now be sub-publishing nearly 1,000 Frank Zappa titles outside North America. Zappa's widow, Gail, has closely watched over use of Zappa's songs for many years to protect the integrity of the legendary artist's wor ...

  9. Stanley M. Gortikov Dead At 85

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who served as president of the RIAA from 1972-87, died June 24 at his home in Brentwood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 85. WASHINGTON -- Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records exec ...

  10. Zappa Case Settled Out Of Court

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa's music in a TV commercial and the rocker's widow was settled out of court Tuesday. A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa&# ...

  11. Session Drummer Guerin Dies At 64

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Active sinc ...