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Sheryl Crow To Release '100 Miles From Memphis' July 20

June 2nd, 2010 8:20pm EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is about to unveil her soul stylings on the new studio set "100 Miles From Memphis" due for release July 20th on A&M Records. Crow will hit the road with a string of June dates followed by a headlining slot on the first five Lilith Fair dates. After the release of "100 Miles From Memphis" Crow will debut a new live band to take her funky new sound on the road. See below for complete list of tour dates.

Growing up in Kennett, Missouri, 100 miles from Memphis, Crow grew up listening to the irresistible soul sounds on the radio coming out of Memphis in the late 60s; Otis Redding, ...

Starpulse Writers Share What's On Their iPods This Month

February 22nd, 2010 12:14pm EST
Devendra Banhart
Ok, friends we need to have a talk. Everyone has their own musical preferences. There are those people who are all country, those who are everything EXCEPT country, those who like "alternative," and those who like "Emo." However, a lot of us like a little bit of everything.

Our goal here is to point out a few things we should all be listening to, regardless of our usual musical stylings. These are bands and people that are on my IPod this month….

First lets mention a few names you may not know but definitely should: Many people have heard of Modest Mouse, but did you know before th...

John Mayer, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top To Rock With Eric Clapton

February 11th, 2010 9:30pm EST
Eric Clapton
John Mayer, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will join blues icons B.B. King and Buddy Guy at Eric Clapton's third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which benefits Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua, will also feature the guitarist's former Traffic bandmate Steve Winwood, Robert Cray and Sheryl Crow.

The star-studded concert will take place on June 26.

Clapton's last Crossroads festival took place in Chicago in 2007.

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Peas, Swift, Gaga & Beyonce Lead Grammy Award Nominations

December 3rd, 2009 8:43am EST
Grammy Award Nominations
Christmas came early for the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Beyonce on Wednesday night when they each received three major Grammy Awards nominations at the 2010 event's big reveal in Los Angeles.

Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Swift will fight for the Song of the Year prize in January, while the Black Eyed Peas, who opened the Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theater, will join the ladies to compete for both Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon scooped two nominations as the leading eight awards categories were announced - DMB w...

Bruce Springsteen Will Perform At Hall Of Fame Show

October 27th, 2009 9:54pm EDT
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen will perform as scheduled at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert in New York on Thursday after scrapping a show in Kansas City on Monday night to mourn a dead cousin.

The rocker and his E Street Band canceled the gig on short notice after Lenny Sullivan, an assistant road manager for the group, died unexpectedly before the show.

It was feared Springsteen would join a sick Eric Clapton and pull out of the anniversary concerts on Thursday and Friday, but event organizers have confirmed The Boss will appear.

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Katy Perry: 'MTV: Unplugged' Ltd Ed. CD & DVD Set For Nov. 17 Release

October 13th, 2009 7:21pm EDT
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Coming off her third No. 1 single, "Waking Up in Vegas," multi-platinum Capitol singer-songwriter Katy Perry is set to put her unique signature on yet another defining signpost of global pop culture, releasing her upcoming appearance on "MTV: Unplugged" in CD + DVD set in one package on November 17, 2009.

Recorded live in New York on July 22, 2009, Perry presents some of her most well-known songs in a whole new way, performing unplugged re-arrangements of her No. 1 hits "I Kissed A Girl" and "Waking Up In Vegas," along with the No. 1 video hit "Thinking Of You," and the popular tracks "U...

Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...

Eric Clapton Rules Out Another Cream Reunion

May 28th, 2009 10:30am EDT
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton has ruled out another Cream reunion, insisting the members of the rock super-trio have parted ways amicably.

The guitar great re-teamed with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for shows in London and New York in 2005 and fans have been hoping for another get-together ever since - but that isn't going to happen. Clapton says, "I think I was clear that I don't think we need to go there again... I think we've gone as far as we could with that."

However he insists, "I'd never say never" - a comment which will please Bruce, who told magazine last year, "I think th...

Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood Release Ltd. Ed. 2-Disc CD/DVD

May 19th, 2009 9:00pm EDT
Eric Clapton Steve Winwood Live from madison Square Garden
After their extraordinary sold-out three-nights at Madison Square Garden last year, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are set to release a 2-disc CD/DVD of their amazing performances on May 19, 2009 from Reprise Records.

The rock legends took the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's "Presence of the Lord," and "Can't Find My Way Home," in addition to Clapton's classics "After Midnight" "Tell the Truth" and "Crossroads" and Steve Winwood's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Glad." The limited edition CD/...

Five Reasons Why Richard Marx & John Mayer Are Alike

May 11th, 2009 10:04am EDT
Though Richard Marx got his big break in the late 1980's and John Mayer got his in early 2000's (nearly 15 years later), if we were able to do a 'quantum leap,' we could easily pop each man into one another's career. John would leap into 1987 (the year of Richard's self-titled debut album), and Richard's music career would begin in 2001 when John's hit making album "Room for Squares" was released. Surely, both men would still have great success and receive just as many accolades because their musicality is that amazing.

Check out five top reasons why these two gentlemen of music can ...

Int'l Pop Icon Kylie Minogue Announces First Ever North American Tour

May 7th, 2009 1:30pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert when her 6-city tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on September 30th.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers "Can't Get You Our of My Head," "Love At First Sight," "Slow," and the Grammy-Award winning "Come Into My World," countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen and 8 s...

Taylor Hicks Goes 'The Distance' March 10; Win His New CD - Signed!

March 6th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Taylor Hicks
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Taylor Hicks will thrill longtime fans, and inspire new audiences, with the release of his anticipated new studio album, The Distance, on March 10. The album will be released on Hicks' Modern Whomp Records label and distributed through a partnership with independent artist services company Artist To Market (A2M). Debuting January 27 digitally is the first single "What's Right Is Right," a mid-tempo song about love and commitment, driven by funky keyboards and sax work.

Produced by Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Faith Hill), and tapping ...

Dave Grohl Drummed For Paul McCartney Long Before Grammy Gig

February 15th, 2009 4:46pm EST
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl landed his dream job backing Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards on Sunday - because the former Beatle's regular drummer was on tour with Eric Clapton.

The former Nirvana percussionist and current Foo Fighters frontman was thrilled to get the call inviting him to join his hero onstage, but it had little to do with his own talents.

McCartney explains, "Dave played with us in Liverpool, where I did a concert there last year, and he played alongside my drummer Abe (Laboriel), but Abe wasn't available for the Grammys; he was in Japan with Mr. Clapton. So we rang Dave...

14 Nauseating & Sappy Love Songs For A Mushy February 14

February 14th, 2009 10:55am EST
Happy Valentine
Want to make your Valentine's heart melt to mush? Create a playlist or CD with these 14 lovey-dovey, nauseatingly sappy songs:

1. "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain

2. "I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

3. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - Backstreet Boys

4. "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers

5. "When A Man Loves A Woman" - Percy Sledge

6. "Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

7. "I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden

8. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" - Van Morrison

9. "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" - Aerosmith

10. "I Do (Cheris...

'Rehab' Ozzy Osbourne Sent Daughter Kelly To Is Tough Boot Camp

January 30th, 2009 5:30pm EST
Kelly Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has sent his hellraising daughter Kelly to the tough boot-camp-style rehab clinic where he kicked his addictions to alcohol and drugs. The 24-year-old checked into the Hazelden Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Oregon last week, just days after she was arrested for slapping a British reporter.

Her mom Sharon confirmed the news on Friday, explaining, "Yeah, she's in rehab. Kelly knew that she needed help and she's getting it."

Hazelden, which has clinics in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois and New York, offers addicts "abstinence-based treatment" and "spiritual car...

Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...

Sax Legend David Sanborn Participates In Save The Music eBay Auction

January 23rd, 2009 6:30pm EST
David Sanborn
Maverick saxophonist David Sanborn, who has performed alongside such heavyweights as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and innumerable others is stepping up in support of young musicians across the country and participating in an exclusive auction to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which donates instruments for public school music programs.

The auction is closing on January 26th on The auction boasts a private saxophone lesson with David Sanborn in New York City, a copy of Sanborn's acclaimed new CD Here and G...

Robert Plant Honored By The Queen

December 31st, 2008 9:01am EST
Robert Plant
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the British New Year Honors list.

The legendary singer has been awarded the status by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and the entertainment industry after a hugely successful career spanning 40 years. Led Zeppelin split in 1980 after becoming one of the biggest rock bands in the world with album sales of more than 200 million.

Plant has since gone on to enjoy success as a solo artist and was recently praised for a collaboration with U.S. singer Alison Krauss.


Recent Celebrity Deaths

December 29th, 2008 8:57am EST
Anjelica Huston
An actress' husband, a jazz musician, a playwright and several others passed away this month. Read more...

Anjelica Huston's Sculptor Husband Graham Dies

Californian sculptor Robert Graham, the husband of Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston, has died aged 70. Graham, whose works were incorporated into civic monuments including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., passed away on Saturday at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Huston and other family members were at his side.

Graham lived much of his life in California and gained...

Eric Clapton Sells His Gun Collection

December 14th, 2008 10:00am EST
Eric Clapton
British rock legend Eric Clapton has earned $659,000 from an auction of 13 of his prized shotguns.

All of the weapons were engraved with the Cream veteran's initials EPC - and one pair came with a set of ornate pictures showing Clapton strumming a guitar under a tree.

A spokesman for Holt's auctioneers in Norfolk, England, says, "He sold because he has developed a preference for a particular type of gun."

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Steve Winwood Celebrates The New Year With String Of East Coast Concerts

December 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Winwood
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert performances in January. Winwood's upcoming East Coast concert dates mark the first U.S. headline tour since 2007 for the legendary rock superstar, who last toured the states with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the summer of 2008.

Winwood is currently enjoying the success of his most recent album, Nine Lives, which entered the Billboard 200 at #12 last May, bringing the artist his highest chart debut...

New Thanksgiving Traditions

November 25th, 2008 12:13pm EST
The Last Waltz
It all started with some weirdo religious fanatics making wary peace with local culture to celebrate the harvest and to pray that at least some of them will live through the winter.

The noble dreams of our forefathers live on today and as Americans we honor the shaky bonds of our ancestors with Thanksgiving. We all have our favorite holiday past times be it eating yourself into depression, watching the Lions lose or making sure grandma doesn't say anything offensive about minorities. However, like a well worn pair of jeans, some traditions can wear a hole in the seat. Every so often it's...

Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum Pays Tribute To Jimi Hendrix Drummer

November 16th, 2008 9:30am EST
Velvet Revolver
Velvet Revolver star Matt Sorum has become the first star to pay tribute to legendary Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell, who was found dead in a Portland, Oregon hotel room on Wednesday morning.

The former Guns N Roses star has released a statement after hearing the sad news, calling Mitchell "an exceptional drummer" who "helped shape the sound of Hendrix."

Sorum writes, "I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. I asked him once what he was thinking when he played the groove to "Manic Depression" - a jazzy, almost Latin-type feel… a circular, moving piece of music. He told...

Eric Clapton's Guns To Be Sold At Auction

October 9th, 2008 9:10am EDT
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is selling 13 of his shotguns at auction for an estimated $900,000.

The 63-year-old took up shooting five years ago and has collected shotguns by some of the great British gun makers. He says, "I like a gun to look like a working tool but it's a magnificent piece of art as well."

Clapton says he is selling the guns to make space for more. The sale will take place in London on December 11th.

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Overrated/Underrated Diamond Award Albums

August 15th, 2008 11:30am EDT
In 1999, the RIAA, providers of platinum and gold records to recording artists, decided it was time to honor those who had reached a higher sales plateau and created the Diamond Award.

The newly minted award went to the albums that had shipped 10 million or more copies. Since the award's inception, 103 diamond albums have been handed out to everyone from The Beatles to Kid Rock. Receiving this award ensures that an album will always be recognized as a classic. After all, with millions of albums released over the years, joining a club with slightly over 100 members is as exclusive as...

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Teams With Grammy Winning Producer

August 5th, 2008 1:49pm EDT
David Cook
American Idol winner David Cook has teamed up with Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo on his debut album for 19 Recordings/RCA Records, due out this fall.

Cavallo, best known for his work with the legendary pop-punk band Green Day, has also produced records for superstar artists such as Kid Rock, Eric Clapton, My Chemical Romance, Goo Goo Dolls, and is working with the Dave Matthews Band on an upcoming release.

Cook has been busy in the studio when not on the road with the American Idols Live tour, co-writing many of the upcoming album tracks alongside some of music's hottest ro...

Cream To Reunite At Ginger Baker Tribute

July 29th, 2008 5:49pm EDT
Rock trio Cream are to reunite again for a tribute to drummer Ginger Baker. The band reformed for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and again for concerts in London and New York in 2005.

And now Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce will join Baker in October, when he is honored by cymbal maker Zildjian at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

And bassist Bruce says, "I know there's a good chance we may play at that event... but I don't want to overstate it and make it into something it isn't."

The bass player insists the trio is planning to "have a chat about" futur...

The Most Underrated And Overrated Breakup Songs

June 27th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Of all the different types of songs, none is more essential than the Breakup Song. Sure, love songs are nice and dance songs are fun, but when you're feeling blue, a good breakup song is nearly a panacea. Knowing someone else has felt that low and hearing it perfectly articulated can pry the Jack Daniels from your hands for a minute and allow you to once again think that life is worth living.

Artists produce breakup songs with a prolificacy only outdone by love songs. With so many to choose from, and so many situations in which to listen to them, selecting the best breakup song is im...

'Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles' Drops July 1

June 20th, 2008 7:00am EDT
John Mayer
On July 1st a brand new 2CD, DVD & Blu-Ray package hits stores entitled Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles filmed last December at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and directed by Danny Clinch. The special Columbia Records release includes three distinct sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a Continuum set featuring Mayer's full-band. Where The Light Is will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006 and incorporates each of the elements the five-time Grammy-w...

Mick Jagger Pays Tribute To Bo Diddley

June 3rd, 2008 11:02am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, hailing him as one of the leading influences on his band The Rolling Stones.

Legendary singer Diddley passed away at his home in Archer, Florida on Monday after a long battle with ill health, according to his spokeswoman Susan Clary.

Diddley was credited as a key figure in the transition from blues music to rock 'n' roll and influenced a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

And Jagger, who covered the late singer's hits Mona and Crackin' Up with The Rolling Stones, r...

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