1. ADA to Distro Mascot Label Group in North America

    November 21, 2014 5:45 PM EST The Alternative Distribution Alliance has signed a North America distribution deal with the Mascot Label Group and its 600-album catalog. The deal deepends the relationship between the two companies, as ADA has already been distributing the Mascot Label Group in Great Britian, Australia,…

  2. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion at the White House. In what appears to be the…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 &…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  6. Danielia Cotton

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world/So come move with me," Danielia Cotton croons on the opening line on the first track to "Rare Child," out May 20 in conjunction with Alternative Distrib "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  8. Robert Cray / Feb. 22, 2008 / New York (B.B. King's Blues Club)

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST At 6 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 22), there were a few drinkers at the far end of the long bar at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. But the tables were already filled by folks who had presumably skipped At 6 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 22), there were a few drinkers at the far end of the long…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper…

  10. Guitar Heroics Captured On Clapton's 'Crossroads' DVD

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. The double-DVD set features 38 tracks…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  12. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping collaborations and more solos than Chicago has hot dog stands made Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival a Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping…

  13. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  17. Shout! Factory Preps Decades-Spanning Hooker Box

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. "Hooker" will cull material from all eras of the artist'…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eric Clapton, Steve Reich, Concert For Bangladesh

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Eric Clapton, Steve Reich, Concert For Bangladesh Eric Clapton's planned Aug. 3 concert in Moscow's Red Square has been canceled. According to a spokesperson, the local promoter pulled the permit for the gig, although it had already been signed off on by city and state…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist's hometown. All five played with 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Saxophonist Buddy Tate dies in a nursing home in Chandler, Ariz., after a battle with cancer. He is 85. Tate was one of the oldest surviving members of the Count Basie Orchestra.<br clea 2004 - Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode…

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