| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Pharrell, the acclaimed pop singer, producer, and presumed extra in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," will add author to his extensive résumé after inking a deal to write a series of children's books.
Signing with Putnam Books for Young Readers, the Grammy...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Sam Smith had a breakout year in 2014, and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The British soul upstart won the record-of-the-year Grammy for his “Stay With Me,” besting the smash hit “Shake It Off” from Taylor Swift....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Onstage, the Grammy Awards show on Sunday will once again be a picture of diversity. In one of the most anticipated performances of the evening, Paul McCartney will share the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West.
When it comes to handing out the major...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:54 PM
When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:51 AM
The Grammy Awards, airing live on Sunday, include predictable nominees like Beyonce and Taylor Swift, and awards like best rap song and best country album. But we take a look at interesting factoids in this year's nominations, including Joan Rivers...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:36 AM
Nile Rodgers is getting lucky again.
The prolific 62-year-old guitarist-producer who has worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Madonna, David Bowie and Diana Ross was lauded Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of The...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:35 PM
Along with the actual handing out of trophies, the annual Grammy Awards ceremony has become as much about unexpected — and sometimes utterly head-scratching — collaborations among disparate musicians for the national TV broadcast.
| Jan 31, 2015
| 1:00 PM
John Carpenter, "Lost Themes" (Sacred Bones). Horror movie master John Carpenter is best known for his classic screamers including "Halloween," "Escape From New York" and "They Live," but many may not realize that the director also scores his own movies,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:17 PM
Instrument-brandishing rock classicists versus EDM producers: it's almost a cliche to talk about how they can't agree on much these days.
Still, certain bands bridged the divide between electronic and acoustic dance music years ago, and some of them...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:09 PM
The word "vintage" has carried drastically different meanings within the world of musical instruments. In the realm of electric and acoustic guitars and amplifiers, "vintage" in recent years has translated into an important, and lucrative, facet of the...
| Jan 23, 2015
It's hard to argue that the role of actress Sally Kellerman's life wasn't that of Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's 1970 smash "M*A*S*H."
The part of the hyper-sexualized nurse at a mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean...