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. Ed Sheeran, MAGIC! Rule U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2014 3:41 AM EDT MAGIC! have made “Rude” a chart-topper on both sides of the Atlantic, after climbing 2-1 with the RCA/Sony single in the U.K. yesterday (Aug. 3). Ed Sheeran’s X (Asylum/Warner Music) moved into a sixth week atop the album chart.  The MAGIC! single made the lower rungs of the U.K. chart on…

  3. Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman, Ronnie Milsap Named Country Hall Inductees

    April 22, 2014 1:56 PM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame announced the names of their 2014 class on Tuesday morning (Apr. 22), and the inductees reflect the diversity of the format's rich and varied history – with one of the format's all-time biggest artists who mined country with pop and R&B, a…

  4. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  5. Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order Rule Muddy Day 1

    August 03, 2013 1:10 PM EDT In the final minutes of the first day of Lollapalooza (August 2) in Chicago—now in its 10th consecutive year after a 2003 revival--10,000 or so people held lighters and hugged shoulders and sang in unison along with Nine Inch Nails ' devastating ballad “Hurt,” a song so moving that…

  6. Tom Petty Disputes Fire Marshall in Shutdown of Hollywood Show

    June 10, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Twenty-four hours after the fire marshal brought an abrupt end to Tom Petty's fourth concert at the Henry Fonda Theater, the rocker was already considering remedying the situation himself. "We had to quit a little early last night," Petty said early in Sunday's set…

  7. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  8. Phil Collins Holds On to Euro Albums No. 1

    October 08, 2010 11:35 AM EDT For a second week, Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), in a vintage-looking top ten that also includes Eric Clapton , Santana and Neil Young . Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal),…

  9. Eric Clapton, "Clapton"

    September 17, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Consider Eric Clapton 's 19th solo album a largely successful bid to be all things to all people, including himself. The broadly eclectic, guest-filled "Clapton"-his first studio outing since 2006's Grammy Award-winning "The Road to Escondido" collaboration with…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  11. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  12. Sugababes Smother U.K. Album, Singles Chart

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double yesterday (Oct. 14) as their new album "Change" entered at No. 1 while the single "About You Now" began a third week at the top of t Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  14. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  15. 'NOW 23' Trumps Groban, Urban, Sugarland At No. 1

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a heavy week for new releases, the 23rd installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series trumps all others at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 337,000 copies in the United States, a In a heavy week for new releases, the 23rd installment of the "NOW That&…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban unveils a new album shortly after checking himself into rehab, Josh Groban pushes himself past orchestral pop on his third album, Alejandro Sanz prepares to conquer the U.S. market and Ric Hit country outfit Sugarland's "Enjoy the Ride" (Mercury Nashville). Expanded…

  17. John Mayer Plots Winter U.S. Tour

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter John Mayer has sketched out a month-long U.S. tour, to begin Jan. 25 in Jacksonvile, Fla., and run through a Feb. 28 appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden. Singer/songwriter John Mayer has sketched out a month-long U.S. tour, to begin Jan. 25 in Jacksonvile,…

  18. Clapton, Cale Walk 'The Road To Escondido'

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kindred spirits Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale will release their first original album collaboration, "The Road to Escondido," Nov. 7 via Reprise. Kindred spirits Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale will release their first original album collaboration, "The Road to Escondido," Nov. 7…

  19. White Drafts Clapton, Knopfler For New Album

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael McDonald for his new album, "Uncovered." Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael…

  20. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

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