Not all signs of the record biz's struggle for life are depressing. Thanks to EMI's $1.9 billion merger with Universal Music Group, a few things will get shaken up, including a chance the wretched informercial sludge Now That's What I Call Music! series will be put six feet under.
Two long-lost reissues shed new light on a punk icon
Return of Saturn
Three decades after the fact, L.A.'s Streetwalkin' Cheetahs make good on that old Detroit Rock City promise
As its commercial fortunes soar, Ben Folds Five wraps up a relentless year on the road
IF YOU RIDE AN ITALIAN SCOOTER, SKA DANCE AND WEAR SKINNY TIES, YOU'RE A HEPCAT. JUST ASK BOB DARNELL.
Todd Rundgren's Nearly Human LP overcomes rocks overdubbing obsession