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March 23, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sinatra a Free Agent: Frank Sinatra is no longer under contract to Reprise Records, the Time Warner-owned label the veteran singer founded in 1961, sources confirmed. In addition, Sinatra spokesperson Susan Reynolds said that he has had "conversations" with Capitol Records, where he issued a succession of albums in the 1950s, about possible future recording projects. "He's been talking about it for some time, and given the right concept, would like to do something," said Reynolds.
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May 22, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Wide or narrow, Death Cab for Cutie has climbed to the top of the national sales chart for the first time on "Narrow Stairs," the emo-rock group's fourth album, which sold 144,000 copies in its first week in stores. It's been three years since the quartet's previous album, "Plans," entered the chart at No. 4 with an opening-week figure of 90,000 copies. Frank Sinatra fell in right behind Death Cab at No. 2 and 99,000 copies sold for "Nothing but the Best," a new compilation of his Reprise Records recordings, released last week in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of his death on May 14, 1998.
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May 22, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Wide or narrow, Death Cab for Cutie has climbed to the top of the national sales chart for the first time on "Narrow Stairs," the emo-rock group's fourth album, which sold 144,000 copies in its first week in stores. It's been three years since the quartet's previous album, "Plans," entered the chart at No. 4 with an opening-week figure of 90,000 copies. Frank Sinatra fell in right behind Death Cab at No. 2 and 99,000 copies sold for "Nothing but the Best," a new compilation of his Reprise Records recordings, released last week in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of his death on May 14, 1998.
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April 14, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Jeff Tweedy is standing outside a small studio at radio station KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, waiting to lead his band Wilco through its paces, when somebody waves what might be a red flag in front of him--a newspaper article on Ryan Adams. Will this reminder of his presumed rival's celebrity plunge Tweedy into a spell of his famous melancholy? The singer just glances at the page and flashes a half-smile. "It's funny," he says.
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March 9, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for the new regime at Warner Bros. Records, veteran rock star Neil Young is expected to sign a five-album deal today with its sister label, Reprise Records. Young, whose contract with the Warner-owned label expired last year, was one of several top artists who threatened to jump ship in October following a corporate battle that forced the departure of beloved Warner executives Mo Ostin and Lenny Waronker.
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November 2, 1997
"Alleys and Motorways," a home video documenting the history of Bush from the band's first-ever gig in 1992 through last summer's Reading Festival, will be released Nov. 18. Metallica's James Hetfield, Marilyn Manson and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani (who's been linked to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale) all appear in cameo spots. . . .
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April 28, 1996 | Richard Cromelin, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar
The Replacements are long gone, but their sound is bigger than it was during the group's 1980 to '90 life span. The revered and unruly role model for much of today's rock music and attitude combined melodic hooks, punk-derived aggression and youthful vulnerability in a formula that has fueled many of the bands at the creative center of '90s rock.
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May 24, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Veteran record executive Howie Klein, president of Warner Music Group's Reprise label, has agreed to step down by the end of June with about two years remaining on his contract, sources said. Klein's exit had been expected since the ouster in February of 30-year veteran Russ Thyret, chairman of the Burbank-based Warner Bros. Records label, with whom Klein worked closely. Thyret left shortly before Warner Music began a corporate restructuring that eliminated about 615 jobs.
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November 16, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Reprise Records' extraordinary new "Frank Sinatra: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings" is certainly not your usual holiday stocking stuffer. The 20-disc box set, which will be released Tuesday, is a major commitment of time and money. It takes 24 hours nonstop to listen to the entire collection, and the suggested retail price is a whopping $499.
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April 14, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Jeff Tweedy is standing outside a small studio at radio station KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, waiting to lead his band Wilco through its paces, when somebody waves what might be a red flag in front of him--a newspaper article on Ryan Adams. Will this reminder of his presumed rival's celebrity plunge Tweedy into a spell of his famous melancholy? The singer just glances at the page and flashes a half-smile. "It's funny," he says.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Veteran record executive Howie Klein, president of Warner Music Group's Reprise label, has agreed to step down by the end of June with about two years remaining on his contract, sources said. Klein's exit had been expected since the ouster in February of 30-year veteran Russ Thyret, chairman of the Burbank-based Warner Bros. Records label, with whom Klein worked closely. Thyret left shortly before Warner Music began a corporate restructuring that eliminated about 615 jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1997
"Alleys and Motorways," a home video documenting the history of Bush from the band's first-ever gig in 1992 through last summer's Reading Festival, will be released Nov. 18. Metallica's James Hetfield, Marilyn Manson and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani (who's been linked to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale) all appear in cameo spots. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1996 | Richard Cromelin, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar
The Replacements are long gone, but their sound is bigger than it was during the group's 1980 to '90 life span. The revered and unruly role model for much of today's rock music and attitude combined melodic hooks, punk-derived aggression and youthful vulnerability in a formula that has fueled many of the bands at the creative center of '90s rock.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Reprise Records' extraordinary new "Frank Sinatra: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings" is certainly not your usual holiday stocking stuffer. The 20-disc box set, which will be released Tuesday, is a major commitment of time and money. It takes 24 hours nonstop to listen to the entire collection, and the suggested retail price is a whopping $499.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for the new regime at Warner Bros. Records, veteran rock star Neil Young is expected to sign a five-album deal today with its sister label, Reprise Records. Young, whose contract with the Warner-owned label expired last year, was one of several top artists who threatened to jump ship in October following a corporate battle that forced the departure of beloved Warner executives Mo Ostin and Lenny Waronker.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sinatra a Free Agent: Frank Sinatra is no longer under contract to Reprise Records, the Time Warner-owned label the veteran singer founded in 1961, sources confirmed. In addition, Sinatra spokesperson Susan Reynolds said that he has had "conversations" with Capitol Records, where he issued a succession of albums in the 1950s, about possible future recording projects. "He's been talking about it for some time, and given the right concept, would like to do something," said Reynolds.
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August 23, 1995 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the time news leaked Monday that Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan had tried to commit suicide last week, the English singer had already checked out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was recuperating at his West Hollywood home, where the attempt took place. Michael Pagnotta, a publicist for Gahan, said Tuesday that the singer left the hospital on Saturday.
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