1. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  2. Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's 'Love Songs' Due This Summer

    April 17, 2009 10:38 AM EDT After fifteen years of work, the second solo album from the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)," will finally see the light of day this summer. "It's very much a labor of love," said the jet-lagged but ever-gregarious Hood…

  3. LaVette Rocks With Drive-By Truckers On New CD

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Due Sept. 25 via…

  4. Drive-By Truckers Eyeing New Album In Spring

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due next spring on New West Records. Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on…

  5. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  6. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran sessions musicians as keyboardist Spooner…

  7. Hiatt Teams With Allstars For New Album

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is backed by North Mississippi Allstars sibling duo Cody and Luther Dickinson on his upcoming album, "Master of Disaster." Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is backed by North Mississippi Allstars sibling duo Cody and Luther Dickinson on his upcoming album, …

  8. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. As previously…

  9. Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Closes

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger recorded classic songs, has closed. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,…