Eric Clapton

  1. Andy Johns, Producer/Engineer for Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, More, Dead at 61 (Updated)

    April 07, 2013 8:01 PM EDT 
Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy B ...

  2. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert to be Aired on 34 Outlets

    December 03, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across ...

  3. Rich Fitzgerald, Veteran Manager and Label Exec, Dies of Cancer

    August 16, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Billboard.biz is sad to report that Rich Fitzgerald has died Monday after a battle with esophageal cancer. A veteran label executive, he held posts at Reprise and Warner Bros. Records and played a large role in the success of the Bee Gees, Eric Cl ...

  4. Phil Collins Holds On To Euro Albums No. 1

    October 08, 2010 12:00 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 ...

  5. Kenny Chesney Claims Sixth No. 1 Album with 'Hemingway's Whiskey'

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney easily grabs his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Hemingway's Whiskey" bows atop the list with 183,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer's last studio effort, 2008's "Luck ...

  6. Sony Preps 'Supernatural' Re-issue

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A decade after sweeping the Grammys, Santana's "Supernatural" will be re-issued as a two-volume set with unreleased tracks Feb. 16. "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" on Sony will contain a re-mastered version of the original ...

  7. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abrupt ...

  8. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  9. Guitarist Delaney Bramlett Dies In L.A.

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Delaney Bramlett, who collaborated with such artists as George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died in a Los Angeles hospital following gallbladder surgery. He was 69. His wife, Susan Lanier-Bramlett, said he died on Saturday after " ...

  10. Tunstall, The Charlatans For Hard Rock Calling Warm-Up

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT KT Tunstall and U.K. indie-rock acts the Charlatans and Starsailor are to play Hard Rock Cafes in the U.K. as a warm-up for the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park June 28 and 29. The Charlatans will play the first show of the Ro ...

  11. Clapton Invited To Play In North Korea

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST North Korean officials have invited Eric Clapton to play a concert in the Communist state, a diplomat at the country's embassy in London said today (Feb. 26). The diplomat confirmed reports in the British media that Clapton had been officiall ...

  12. Clapton, Police Top Hard Rock London Bill

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton and The Police have been unveiled as the headliners at the Hard Rock Calling weekend concerts in London's Hyde Park in June. Clapton will play on June 28, with support from Sheryl Crow and John Mayer plus further acts yet to be c ...

  13. Levenson To Exit UME

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bill Levenson, senior VP of A&R for Universal Music Enterprises, is exiting the company after 28 years in the PolyGram/Universal camp. Tomorrow (Dec. 21) is his last day. Levenson, who ran A&R for the catalog division, says he will take so ...

  14. Babyface Preps 'Playlist' For Resurrected Mercury

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will release his upcoming album, "Playlist," via the resurrected Mercury Records on Sept. 18. The album, Edmonds' 11th studio set, will be the label's first release since re-launching in April ...

  15. Warner/Chappell Gives Lee Key Asia Pacific Role

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has promoted Monica Lee to regional general manager for its Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Lee takes over from Steven Fock, who has left the company for a business opportunity outside of music publishing. Lee was pr ...

  16. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill lead the lineup for the event, w ...

  17. EverGreen Buys Fisher's Rights

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights inked a deal with songwriter Bruce Fisher, purchasing his interest in about 50 compositions including "You Are So Beautiful." Sam Moore's performance of the song is Grammy-nominated for best traditional R&B ...

  18. RealNetworks Launches Sansa Campaign

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has launched a TV advertising campaign to promote the new Sansa Rhapsody device, integrated with the new Rhapsody 4.0 service. The ads focuses on the music discovery strengths of the service and features music icons like Eric Clapton ...

  19. Madison Square Garden To Honor Harrison

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Walk of Fame' plaque to be presented Aug. 1. Madison Square Garden in New York City will mark the 35th anniversary of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque in the famed arena’s "Walk of Fame.” Th ...

  20. 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' ...

  21. Songwriters Picked for Hall of Fame

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bell, Davis, Jennings, Moy among inductees. Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby have been tapped as inductees by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The prolific songwriters will accept their awards at the 37th annual inducti ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Warner Music Narrows Q4 Loss

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

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Top Acts Line Up For Cardiff Tsunami Benefit

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are among the acts confirmed to perform at a tsunami relief concert to be held Jan. 22 at the Millennium Stadium in Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Ma ...

  29. Top Acts Line Up For Cardiff Tsunami Benefit

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are among the acts confirmed to perform at a tsunami relief concert to be held Jan. 22 at the Millennium Stadium in Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Ma ...

  30. Rhino Ups Three In Marketing

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Expands DVD marketing approach. Rhino Entertainment has promoted three executives to expand its DVD marketing abilities. Sig Sigworth, the company's former head of international marketing, has been named VP of video. He will now supervise wor ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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- ...

  33. Columbia Signs Bruce Hornsby

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hornsby has signed with Columbia Records, which will issue his upcoming album "Halcyon Days." The set, due Aug. 10, features a number of high-profile guest performers, Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hor ...

  34. ZZ Top Revs Up Summer Tour

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a North American summer tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The shows begin June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita F ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction int ...

  35. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  36. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  37. John Mayer Readies Summer Dates

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peripatetic artist wraps current outing today. John Mayer is rolling out his third major tour in a year. Mayer -- who wrapped his current trek last night (March 28) -- will head out on another 42-date shed excursion starting July 2 at the Marcus A ...

  38. Guitar Center Opens Talent Competition

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the launch of the fifth annual "Guitarmageddon" competition, musical instrument/pro audio retailer Guitar Center has begun a four-month search for the best unsigned guitarist in the United States With the launch of the fifth annual ...

  39. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  40. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  41. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...

  42. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...