1. Tim Drummond, Bassist for Neil Young, CSNY, Dylan, Dies at 74

    January 12, 2015 1:04 PM EST Tim Drummond , the session bassist who gained acclaim for his work on Neil Young 's recordings in the 1970s before playing with a who's who of singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan , died Jan. 10 in St. Louis County, Mo. He was 74. Crosby, Stills and Nash biographer David Zimmer…

  2. Outside Lands 2014 Saturday Highlights: Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim and More

    August 10, 2014 10:10 AM EDT The second day of San Francisco’s annual music and arts festival Outside Lands brought classic rock hits, booty bouncing beats, furry freaks and even a surprise same-sex wedding proposal to scenic Golden Gate Park. Across genres, new songs were unveiled and fresh obsessions cemented. But…

  3. Ringo Starr Releasing 'Photogragh,' Book of Rare Pictures

    October 23, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "If you look at photographs of the Beatles, in 90 percent of them the three things we were always carrying were cigarettes, a drink and a camera," Ringo Starr said at a press conference Wednesday to introduce Photograph, a limited edition book of photos taken by the Beatles'…

  4. Joseph Arthur Talks 'Boogie Christ,' Debuts 'Walk on Water' Video

    June 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The singer/songwriter delves into new album "The Ballad of Boogie Christ" and shares the video for "I Used to Know How to Walk on Water." Joseph Arthur's Brooklyn home studio is perched so close to New York Harbor that only a quirk of street construction saved the…

  5. James Wesley Sets Up Debut Album With 'Thank a Farmer'

    May 27, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Some moments you just don't forget. Super Bowl Sunday was one such day in the life of James Wesley. But, it had nothing to do with the game.  "I was sitting on the floor with my daughter and my son," says the Broken Bow recording artist. "During the commercials on the…

  6. Joe Walsh Enlists Dr. John, Robert Randolph for New Blues Album

    April 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Guitarist works on set of "obscure R&B and blues songs" ... Also reveals Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon will join legendary band on upcoming tour Joe Walsh isn't planning to let another two decades pass between solo albums, as he did before 2012's well-received …

  7. John Mayer, 'Born and Raised': Track-By-Track Review

    May 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT John Mayer 's mouth has gotten him in all sorts of trouble over the years. His music? Not so much. "Born and Raised," Mayer's fifth studio album, follows four successful full-lengths, all of which have reached the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Sadly, "Born and Raised…

  8. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerous private performances for music supervisors…

  9. Joseph Arthur Plots Album, Pearl Jam Side-Project Work

    September 27, 2011 8:07 AM EDT Joseph Arthur 's beautiful May release, "The Graduation Ceremony" may have been his first album in three years, but the Akron, Ohio-bred singer/songwriter/painter has already recorded enough material for a possible triple release, and that's in addition to his forthcoming…

  10. Jerry Lee Lewis Looks Back on Career for 75th Birthday

    September 29, 2010 11:35 AM EDT "The Killer" is running low on ammo as he marks his 75th birthday on Wednesday. Jerry Lee Lewis can still pound out "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" on his piano, and he just released a new album with help from the likes of Mick…

  11. Fistful of Mercy, "As I Call You Down"

    September 24, 2010 10:26 AM EDT This new Los Angeles-based supergroup unites jam-folk veterans Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper with George Harrison's son, Dhani, who in 2008 released the debut by his band thenewno2. Slightly psychedelic, mostly acoustic and uniformly tuneful, Fistful of Mercy's sound shouldn't…

  12. Jerry Lee Lewis Enlists Legendary Friends for New Album

    August 31, 2010 4:25 PM EDT J erry Lee Lewis wants to make one thing clear: The title of his new album, "Mean Old Man," isn't a reference to the Killer himself. "No, it has nothing to do with me whatsoever," the 74-year-old rock'n'roll legend says. "It's named for the Kris…

  13. Elton John Recording Album With Leon Russell

    March 05, 2010 2:22 PM EST In an unexpected pairing, Elton John and Leon Russell are recording an album together in Los Angeles with producer T-Bone Burnett. Both artists have written songs for the project, which has no title or release date as of yet. Billboard.com has learned that Neil Young , Booker T. Jones , Marc…

  14. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  15. Kris Kristofferson's Latest Cuts 'Closer To The Bone'

    July 27, 2009 9:53 AM EDT Kris Kristofferson considers his new album, "Closer to the Bone," a "sequel" of sorts to 2006's acclaimed "This Old Road." "Emotionally, 'Closer to the Bone' is very much like 'This Old Road,' " Kristofferson tells Billboard.com…

  16. The Pretenders Mapping Out 2009 Tour

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote their latest album, "Break Up the Concrete." Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote…

  17. Jessie Baylin

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "If you would have ever told me I'd be living in the South, I would have said you got to be freaking kidding me," says singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin of her new Nashville home. "If you would have ever told me I'd be living in the South, I would have said you got to…

  18. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week…

  19. B.B. King Returns The 'Favor' On New Album

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. The legendary artist is…

  20. Old Crow Medicine Show Pushes Ahead On New CD

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Americana/bluegrass troupe Old Crow Medicine Show is preparing to release its third album, "Tennessee Pusher," on Sept. 23, via Nettwerk. Americana/bluegrass troupe Old Crow Medicine Show is preparing to release its third album, "Tennessee Pusher," on Sept. 23, via…

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