1. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  2. Fantasia Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:23 PM EST Fantasia, Title TBD (J/RCA Music Group) Release Date: March 2010 When Fantasia 's VH1 reality series, "Fantasia for Real," premiered Jan. 11, it included footage of her working on her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD will capture the melodic storytelling qualities of…

  3. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 8:32 AM EST P earl Jam , Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket , are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair Grounds Race Course. Other artists confirmed…

  4. Springsteen, Wonder Celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    October 30, 2009 10:45 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors music's most treasured acts, but this time it was the hall's turn to be feted. Bruce Springsteen , Billy Joel , Stevie Wonder and more celebrated the hall's 25th birthday with a concert that included all-star collaborations, spellbinding…

  5. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 9:07 AM EDT Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen 's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abruptly cancelled a concert in Kansas City on…

  6. Tarrus Riley / August 25, 2009 / New York (B.B. King Blues Club)

    August 27, 2009 4:37 PM EDT New York City is known as a melting pot, and on this balmy Tuesday night (Aug. 25) at Times Square's B.B. King Blues Club, the pot was simmering as an anxious crowd awaited reggae sensation Tarrus Riley . Armed with all the right ingredients from his harmonious brand of love-inspired…

  7. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

  8. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top of (2010)," the North Carolina-born R…

  9. May 11, 2009

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Drummer John Rutsey, formerly of Rush, dies from a diabetes-related heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55. 2006 – Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue his career with his second band, Brown Brigade. 2004 – R&B artist John Whitehead of McFadden &…

  10. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  11. Keith Urban's 'Defying Gravity' Set To Soar

    March 30, 2009 12:54 AM EDT Keith Urban says that his new album, "Defying Gravity," represents a prolific period that followed his last release, 2006's double-platinum "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing." "I felt a lot of clarity in making this record," Urban, who co-produced his…

  12. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  13. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban will join forces for…

  14. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST ** Overheard in the bathroom: "Green tea drop to Christina Aguilera has been done" (security guard). "We're missing Dad!" (a Jonas Brother outside the bathroom). ** Kathy Griffin revealed that, like the Jonas Brothers, "I am not ready to lose my virginity. I am…

  15. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that…

  17. Foos, Mayer Set For Grammy Nominations Show

    November 18, 2008 4:33 PM EST Foo Fighters, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert, to be held Dec. 3 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. In addition to the performances, the event will reveal the nominees in several as-yet-unspecified Grammy categories. Mariah Carey, LL…

  18. Foos, Mayer Set For Grammy Nominations Show

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Foo Fighters, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert, to be held Dec. 3 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. Mariah Carey, LL Cool J and Taylor Swift Foo Fighters, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert,…

  19. Bon Jovi Writing New Songs For Hits Set

    November 14, 2008 2:55 PM EST With the final leg of Bon Jovi 's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the New Jersey rock act is looking ahead to plenty of new projects. "We've been filming a documentary and are in the process of mixing a live DVD of last year…

  20. Bon Jovi Writing New Songs For Hits Set

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the New Jersey rock act is looking ahead to plenty of new projects. With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie…

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