Eric Clapton will pen his memoirs for Random House, which expects to publish the volume in 2007. The book will be timed to coincide with a North American tour and long-awaited Clapton boxed set via Warner Bros.
Ronald Isley, lead singer of legendary R&B band the Isley Brothers, went on trial on yesterday (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles on tax evasion charges that could result in a prison sentence of up to 26 years if convicted.
Music producer Phil Spector was suffering withdrawal symptoms from seven prescription drugs when he told police that he had shot and killed actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion in 2003, his defense attorneys argue in court papers.
2000 - Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York's Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, as well as a pair of U.K. musicians: Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Billy Bragg.
Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presented to Petty Dec. 6 during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox.
The word was that Beck was sick -- but at least he had seven people to cover for him during an Oct. 6 show in New York. Once upon a time when Beck was still a "Loser" and hadn't a despairing "Sea Change" to his name, he had much to prove and much to deliver, dancing and all.