Blues

  1. Etheridge, Stone Score At Film & TV Conference

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 14 - 15. The subtleties of dealing musically with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the threat of global warming were addressed by director Oliver Stone and musician Melissa Etheridge, respectively, during panel discussions ...

  2. House of Blues To Open In Philadelphia

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A new House of Blues venue will be in downtown Philadelphia, Billboard.biz has learned. House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. has finalized lease negotiations with Philadelphia-based real estate developm A new House of Blues venue will be in downtown ...

  3. Influential Guitarist Etta Baker Dies

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No cause of death was given. Etta Baker, an influential blues guitarist who recorded with Taj Mahal and was awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, has died, her family said. She was 93. No cause of death was given, but her health had be ...

  4. RED Adds Two Labels

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uprising, I Surrender join indie arm of Sony BMG. RED Distribution has added two rock-focused indies to its roster of third-party labels. Effective immediately, the independent arm of Sony BMG will handle releases from Southern California’s Uprisi ...

  5. Concert Hot Spot Launches, Focus On HD Products

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distributed through Warner Music Group's WEA. Entertainment company Concert Hot Spot, which will focus solely on producing HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc products, has been launched. The company is distributed through Warner Music Group's WEA a ...

  6. On The Road

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fan anticipation appears high indeed for Eric Clapton's U.S. tour, and a final Billboard Boxscore ranking in the top 10 for the year would seem likely. Read Ray Waddell's column. Fan anticipation appears high indeed for Eric Clapton' ...

  7. Club Owner Clifford Antone Dies

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 56. Clifford Antone, owner of the namesake blues club credited with launching the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughan and other musicians, has died. He was 56. Laura Albrecht, a spokeswoman for the Austin Police Department, said officers responde ...

  8. Clapton Plans North American Trek

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT dates scheduled for fall, beginning Sept 16. As expected, Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The last of the announced 20 dates is ...

  9. Razor & Tie Picks Up DiMucci Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Orchard maintains online rights. New York-based Razor & Tie has picked up "Bronx In Blue," the well-reviewed blues album from Dion DiMucci, and will begin rolling out the album to traditional retailers. Previously, "Bronx In ...

  10. Malian Musician Ali Farka Toure Dies

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST African 'John Lee Hooker' was in late 60s. African 'John Lee Hooker' was in late 60s. News John Lee Hooker , John Lee ...

  11. Clapton To Embark on 13-Country European Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton will embark on a summer European tour that will travel to 13 European countries including France, the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Eric Clapton will embark on a summer European ...

  12. On The Road

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST In this touring special, we look at the new venues of 2005, and it is worth noting that on the club level, corporate club operators Hard Rock and House of Blues launched some rocking new properties. R In this touring special, we look at the new ve ...

  13. Warner Music Narrows Q4 Loss

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day, Clapton boost sales. Green Day, Clapton boost sales. News ...

  14. Cream Scores Big With MSG Shows

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three nights grossed $10.6 million, drew 56,151. The Cream reunion at Madison Square Garden in New York last week was a monster box office hit. The Oct. 24-26 shows--the band's only North American appearances--grossed more than $10.6 million ...

  15. Voodoo Music Experience Returns To New Orleans

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Oct. 29 Riverview Park. After being moved to Memphis in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Voodoo Music Experience will return to its original home of New Orleans for the first of its two-night duration. The Oct. 29 show at New Orlea ...

  16. Folk Music Promoter Harold Leventhal Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Introduced Bob Dylan in his first major show. Harold Leventhal, a renowned folk music promoter who worked with Woody Guthrie and introduced Bob Dylan in his first major concert hall show, has died. He was 86. Leventhal died Tuesday at New York Uni ...

  17. 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies At 81

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Weakened by lung cancer and devastated by the destruction of his beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown died in Texas this weeke Weakened by lung cancer and devastat ...

  18. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance ...

  19. In Demand, M101 Partner For Music Series

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each show to celebrate a different icon. In Demand Networks and M101 have partnered to produce a series of music specials, set to air on INHD and INHD2 in high definition television. The string of shows will celebrate one musical icon per episode ...

  20. Healy Signs With Stony Plain

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album due in early 2006. Canadian guitarist/trumpet player Jeff Healey has signed a recording deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based Stony Plain Records. The first album under the agreement, set for an early 2006 release, is "Jazz Wizards&qu ...

  21. 'Little' Milton Campbell Dead At 71

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman suffered a stroke on July 27. Mississippi bluesman Little Milton Campbell has died in a Memphis hospital from complications of a stroke, his publicist Carrie Newton confirms. Newton said Campbell, 71, died Thursday about 8:50 a.m. Newton ...

  22. WHO NEEDS SKIM?

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources say dates are being "unofficially" held for three concerts at Madison Square Garden in October for legendary power trio Cream. The group--guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker Sources say dates are being "uno ...

  23. Malaco and Select-O-Hits Buy AIR Gospel

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AIR CEO Alan Freeman will continue as a consultant. Malaco Music Group and Select-O-Hits have purchased Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) for an undisclosed price. One of the gospel music community’s best-known independents, the 25-year-o ...

  24. VH1 Series To Spotlight Influential Artists

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To feature new live shows from rock and soul acts. VH1 Classic and World Productions are set to premiere "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 ye ...

  25. Black Keys Tune Up For U.S. Tour

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates start April 19. Akron, Ohio rockers the Black Keys will embark on a monthlong U.S. headlining tour April 19 at Headliners in Louisville, Ky. The outing, which will run across the Midwest and South, will wrap May 14 at Cats Cradle in Carboro, ...

  26. Foghat's Rod Price Dead At 57

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, more. Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, more. News ...

  27. Foghat's Rod Price Dead At 57

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, others. WILTON, N.H. (AP) -- Guitarist Rod Price, founding member of the blues boogie band Foghat, died Tuesday after falling down a stairway at his home, a family friend said. He was 57. The London native' ...

  28. Cream Rises For Reunion Shows

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Royal Albert Hall milks legendary band. Legendary rock act Cream will get back together for a four-show reunion in May. The band -- Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton -- will play London's Royal Albert Hall on May 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ve ...

  29. Cream Rises For Reunion Shows

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Royal Albert Hall milks legendary band. Legendary rock act Cream will get back together for a four-show reunion in May. The band -- Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton -- will play London's Royal Albert Hall on May 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ve ...

  30. MSN Music Nabs Smithsonian Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Under the agreement, Smithsonian Folkways' catal ...

  31. Jazz Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith Dies

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary British saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith, who played with a list of musicians that reads like a who's who of the international jazz and rock music scene, died Friday (Dec. 17) of cancer. He Legendary British saxophonist Dick Hecksta ...

  32. Bluesman Son Seals Dies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Born Frank Seals in Osceo ...

  33. U2, Pretenders, Guy Among Rock Hall Inductees

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge and the O'Jays will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 20th annual induction ceremony, to be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledg ...

  34. Rhythm & Blues

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment will enter the music realm with the DVD/CD project "Ray Charles Celebrates: A Gospel Christmas With the Voices of Jubilation!" Read Gail Mitchell's column. Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment ...

  35. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classic rock trio to play London venue. 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 bas ...

  36. Rhythm & Blues

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment will enter the music realm with the DVD/CD project "Ray Charles Celebrates: A Gospel Christmas With the Voices of Jubilation!" Read Gail Mitchell's column. Film company UrbanWorks Entertainment ...

  37. Best Buy, Washburn, HOB Announce Guitar Kits

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. have joined to produce and market House of Blues Washburn guitars, a range of entry-level guitar kits. The joint venture exists in co Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues ...

  38. Cleveland House Of Blues Names GM

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dan Smith takes role at new venue. House of Blues Entertainment has named Dan Smith as GM of the new House of Blues Cleveland. Smith will be in charge of finances and operations for the venue. House of Blues Cleveland, which is scheduled to open l ...

  39. HOB On Board For Mindy Smith Tour

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith, beginning Oct. 1 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith ...

  40. Fat Possum Sues Epitaph

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label Fat Possum Records is claiming its that now-sundered joint venture with Epitaph Records was a deal with the devil, and the companies have gone down to the crossroads, legally speaking. LOS ANGELES -- Blues label Fat Possum Records is c ...

  41. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label Fat Possum Records and its owner Matthew Johnson have sued former joint-venture partner Epitaph Records, alleging that Epitaph hatched "a malicious plot ... to financially destroy J ...

  42. Latin Jazz Pioneer Don Tosti Dies

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Don Tosti, a musician and composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues to create the Latin "Pachuco" sound of the 1940s-era Zoot Suit culture, died yesterday (Aug. 2) at his home in Palm Sp Don Tosti, a musician and composer w ...

  43. Jazz Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard ...

  44. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Inks With Hightone

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has signed with Oakland, Calif.'s Hightone Records. His latest studio album, "Timeless," will be released on Sept. 14. Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "G ...

  45. Guitar Center Acquires Historic Clapton Axes

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Blackie," the 1950s-era Fender Stratocaster owned by Eric Clapton and auctioned for a record $959,500 last week at Christie's in New York, was acquired along with a handful of other historic instrume "Blackie," the 1950s- ...

  46. Studio Monitor

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius Loves Company." Read Christopher Walsh's column. Ray Charles' RPM International studio is where he recorded his final album, "Genius ...

  47. Ray Charles Dead At 73

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gospel and soul legend died in Beverly Hills. Gospel and soul legend Ray Charles died today (June 10) at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to liver disease. He was 73. Charles, who grew up poor in Greenville, Fla., was stricken with ...

  48. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  49. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  50. Fat Possum, Epitaph Sever Ties

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label inks distribution deal with MRI. Fat Possum Records and Epitaph Records have ended their joint-venture relationship. Fat Possom, a left-of-center Oxford, Miss.-based blues label, joined L.A. punk power Epitaph in 1996, following a tumu ...

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