1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Page McConnell

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Page McConnell is a man on the verge of his future. But the former Phish keyboardist isn't about to forget his past. Page McConnell is a man on the verge of his future. But the former Phish keyboardist isn't about to forget his past. Entering the Top Heatseekers chart at No. 16 with…

  13. How The 'West' Was Won

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, "West," due this week via Lost Highway. Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, "West," due this week via Lost Highway. The disc finds the critically acclaimed…

  14. Phish's McConnell Goes Solo With Legacy

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has inked with Legacy Recordings for the April 17 release of his self-titled solo debut. The nine -track set sports contributions from ex-bandmates Trey Anastasio and Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has inked with Legacy Recordings for the April 17 release of…

  15. Mavis Staples Gets Personal On Anti- Debut

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mavis Staples revisits songs forever associated with the civil rights movement on her new album, "We'll Never Turn Back," her debut for Anti-. Due April 24, the 12-track set was produced by Ry Cooder, Mavis Staples revisits songs forever associated with the civil rights…

  16. Lucinda Williams Looks 'West' On New Album

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, "West," slated to be released Feb. 13 via Lost Highway. The disc finds the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter coping with ano Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, …

  17. Williams Takes 'Wheels' For A New Spin

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While Lucinda Williams puts the finishing touches on her next studio album, Lost Highway will on Oct. 24 release a "deluxe edition" of her acclaimed 1998 album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road." While Lucinda Williams puts the finishing touches on her next studio album, Lost…

  18. T Bone Burnett Takes To The Road

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly two-decade wait, T Bone Burnett has confirmed dates for a U.S. tour. The 16-date theater run will open May 23 in Chicago with Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan tapped to support all but After a nearly two-decade wait, T Bone Burnett has confirmed dates for a U.S. tour. The 16…

  19. T Bone Burnett Offers Musical 'Truth'

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Given his recent successes as a top-flight producer, it is easy to overlook that 58-year-old T Bone Burnett had a vital, yet under-the-covers recording career of his own. Given his recent successes as a top-flight producer, it is easy to overlook that 58-year-old T Bone Burnett had a vital,…

  20. Wilson Summons 'Thunder' With Burnett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. The project marks her first collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett, who…

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