1. Blues Traveler's John Popper Tackles Improv Comedy in Hollywood

    April 12, 2016 2:01 AM EDT Blues Traveler frontman John Popper channeled his improvisational skills in a new direction on Friday in Hollywood, joining as accompanist and actor for Opening Night: The Improvised Musical . The weekly show at iO West, in which plot, songs and dances are completely improvised, has been…

  2. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam In Pa.

    August 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam at Sands Barenaked Ladies Both humor and hooks, as always, infused Barenaked Ladies' headlining set at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday (Aug. 17). The group capped a night of adult alternative rock following…

  3. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's…

  4. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release date is Sept. 27. Sonny Landreth , Vince…

  5. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband John Cusimano's band The Cringe jam with…

  6. March 29, 2009

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Bravery is named top band to watch for 2005. 2001 – Pianist John Lewis, leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies of cancer in New York at the age of 80. 1999 – Jazz singer Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas. He is 80. 1993 – “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated film “Aladdin”…

  7. Live Inks With Vanguard For Concert Set

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD "Live at the Paradiso." Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD "Live at the Paradiso." As previously…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his…

  9. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  10. Blues Traveler's Popper Arrested In Washington

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested near Ritzville, Wash., after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said yesterday (Mar Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested near Ritzville, Wash.,…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his…

  12. Crowes Axe Keyboardist, Push Back Album

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have parted ways with longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch due to unspecified "personal issues." The Black Crowes have parted ways with longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch due to unspecified "personal issues." Hawrysch has been an intergral component of the…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges…

  14. Billboard Bits: DMB, SummerStage, Brian Setzer

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Central Park SummerStage, Brian Setzer Dave Matthews Band will make a rare return to a small venue setting for a May 9 show at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the evening before the group's new RCA album, "Stand Up," hits stores. The performance…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  16. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  17. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  19. Truth Be Told

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT That harmonica guy is back, really back. That harmonica guy is back, really back. After a number of experimental albums following 1994's mainstream breakthrough "Four," Blues Traveler—fronted by John Popper—returns with a tight set of material. Few clunkers are in the bunch. …

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 4-10, 2003. As we get into the dog days of summer, life slows down a bit. The same generally goes for television, which used to mean only reruns, but now means seasonal reality shows. Still, within the hazy, heat…

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