1. Dire Straits Keyboardist Eyes New Music

    July 24, 2014 4:43 PM EDT "We've got an album, definitely," says Alan Clark current member of the Straits. If Alan Clark has his way, there will be more Dire Straits music in the future -- though not necessarily by Dire Straits. Clark, the group's keyboardist from 1980 until its dissolution in 1992…

  2. 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…

  3. April 25, 2009

    April 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Phil Collins announces his retirement from releasing albums and touring. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett dies from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 69. 2002 – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes is 30. 2000 – Eric Clapton is…

  4. Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Ariz., Black will be flanked by guitarist…

  5. Bogdanovich Rooted In Petty Documentary

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in the background as Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest project on the phone. You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in…

  6. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They "were just boys," he says. "It was…

  7. Another Sweet Mess

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major distribution (following a pair of self-releases) shows an uncommon command of self-penned pop-rock, expertly produced Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major…

  8. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new…

  9. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…