1. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home," his first album of new original material…

  2. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

  5. Dylan, Dave, Dead Crowd Bonnaroo Live Set

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for "Bonnaroo 2004," an audio chronicle of the third edition of the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival. The double-disc s Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for …

  6. Miss. Allstars, Umphrey's McGee Lead Jammy Noms

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the fifth Jammy Awards, to be handed out April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square in New York. North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the…

  7. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  8. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA&…

  9. Traffic Drummer Jim Capaldi Dies

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi died today (Jan. 28) after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said. Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi died today (Jan. 28) after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said. The 60-year-old Capaldi, born in England of Italian…

  10. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and b Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's…

  11. B&E: Eric Prydz

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Eric Prydz. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Slip on a headband and spend your next workout with DJ…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  13. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  14. Illness Stops Traffic's Fall Reunion Tour

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The drummer was diagnosed last week with a…

  15. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurs during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., and leaves T.N.T. with bruises an 2001 - Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned…

  19. Steve Winwood Takes 'Time' On Tour

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steve Winwood has announced plans for a fall U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 18 in Austin, Texas, and wrapping Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. Steve Winwood has announced plans for a fall U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 18 in Austin, Texas, and wrapping Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. The outing comes in support…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit, two police department officials, and a top city aide for alleged violation of his First Amendment rights 2000 - Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of…

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