1. Robert Cray

    Robert Cray

    25 Albums, 7 Songs

    • In My Soul
    • Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Collection
    • I Was Warned
    • Strong Persuader
    • Time Will Tell
    • Live at the BBC
    • Twenty
  2. Album Reviews: Rush, Hot Chip, Eric Benet, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rush Clockwork Angels Producers: Rush, Nick Raskulinecz Anthem/Roadrunner Records Release Date: June 12 It's not exactly a news flash when at the beginning of Rush's latest album, "Clockwork Angels," frontman Geddy Lee proclaim ...

  3. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  4. Watch President Obama Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Booker T

    February 22, 2012 7:40 AM 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 ...

  5. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 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 a ...

  6. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  7. 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& ...

  8. 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-pr ...

  9. Danielia Cotton

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "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 l ...

  10. 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 o ...

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

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. 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 Angel ...

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

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 le ...

  14. 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-pr ...

  15. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 &am ...

  16. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 L ...

  17. 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 o ...

  18. 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 Angel ...

  19. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 Br ...

  20. Shout! Factory Preps Decades-Spanning Hooker Box

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 cul ...

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

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 alread ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 Reddi ...

  23. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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 ...

  24. Seminal Chuck Berry Film Heading To DVD

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie masterminded by Keith Richards. Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll,&quo ...

  25. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (als ...

  26. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 Br ...

  28. LaVette Taps Female Tunesmiths For Comeback

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise." Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to mak ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>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 sti ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers." The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's 2 ...

  31. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD se ...

  32. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to t ...

  33. Keb' Mo' Keeps New Album 'Simple'

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epi ...

  34. London Venue To Host Country Series

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the success of its country music festivals "Beyond Nashville" in 2001 and "Further Beyond Nashville" last year, London's Barbican venue is planning "Way Beyond Nashville," a series of 30 con Following the ...

  35. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>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 1999 - Joe T ...

  36. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 20 ...

  37. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall ...

  38. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanct ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a charity dinner benefiting the Karl Malone Foundation for children's charities. The performance is the first in their home 1999 - Shedaisy returns to thei ...

  40. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something toget ...

  41. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, ra ...

  42. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, dies at New York University Medical Center. He is 65. 2002 - Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, dies ...

  43. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Na ...

  44. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis S ...

  45. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>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 ag ...

  46. Dylan, Lesh, Nelson Set For Jazz Aspen Fest

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. "It's been a long time coming," said festival executive producer Jim Horowitz, who has been trying Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sep ...

  47. Dr. John, Hancock Jazz Up Aspen Festival

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass (JAS) festival will be held June 20-23 in Snowmass Village, Colo., with the likes of Dr. John, Patti Austin, Herbie Hancock, and Earth, Wind & The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowm ...

  48. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists ...

  49. Artists Step Up To Aid Victims Of Tragedies

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While many artists cancelled concerts last week after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., several that soldiered on used the events to raise mo While many artists cancelled concerts last week ...

  50. Bluesman John Lee Hooker Dies

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21) at his home in Los Altos, Calif. For six decades, Hooker's rich sonorous voice coupled with a brooding rhythmic Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, ...

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