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  • Clapton Reminisces, Plots Another Crossroads Fest

    Clapton Reminisces, Plots Another Crossroads Fest | ARTICLE

    He reunited with his Cream compatriots in 2005 and has been mining Derek and the Dominoes catalog on his current tour. Now Eric Clapton is getting ready to reopen yet another chapter of his classic-rock past --...

    March 22, 2007 4:19 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera Plan 2007 Arena Tours

    Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera Plan 2007 Arena Tours | ARTICLE

    Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera – who grossed $31.8 million together in their Justified/Stripped tour in 2003 – will kick off the...

    November 16, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Dylan's Chart-Topping Strategy

    Dylan's Chart-Topping Strategy | ARTICLE

    When Bob Dylan's latest album debuted at the top of the charts just after Labor Day, the sixty-five-year-old had Scarlett Johansson, YouTube and...

    October 5, 2006 12:05 PM ET
  • Desmond Dekker (1942-2006)

    Desmond Dekker (1942-2006) | ARTICLE

    Desmond Dekker, the Kingston singer whose haunting, strident "Israelites" was the first Jamaican reggae hit to cross over to international success, died May 25 of a heart attack in his Surrey, England, home. He was 64, and...

    May 26, 2006 4:37 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam, Madonna, Radiohead Lead Summer Tour Season

    Pearl Jam, Madonna, Radiohead Lead Summer Tour Season | ARTICLE

    Following a year in which three of the biggest touring acts in the world – the Rolling Stones, U2 and Paul...

    April 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Hawthorne Heights: Grassroots Chart Kings

    Hawthorne Heights: Grassroots Chart Kings | ARTICLE

    One day on the Warped Tour last summer, when the five members of the rising emo-metal band Hawthorne Heights sat down at their merchandise...

    April 6, 2006 9:00 PM ET
  • Dylan Opens Up the Vault

    Dylan Opens Up the Vault | ARTICLE

    After sitting in the vaults for more than forty years, Bob Dylan's oft-bootlegged acoustic 1962 performances at New York's Gaslight Café — including...

    July 28, 2005 10:30 AM ET
  • Fall Out Boy Rise Up

    Fall Out Boy Rise Up | ARTICLE

    Pete Wentz first realized his band Fall Out Boy was huge when the floor started to collapse at a gig. He was playing bass on a Warped Tour stop in Detroit last summer and 4,000 kids were...

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Scalpers Rot! Why You Can't Get Tickets

    Scalpers Rot! Why You Can't Get Tickets | ARTICLE

    At precisely 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th, Julie Grayauskie, a social worker in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, called Ticketmaster on two phones and logged...

    May 5, 2005 2:40 PM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails Ready First Tour in Five Years

    Nine Inch Nails Ready First Tour in Five Years | ARTICLE

    The first road trip by Trent Reznor's band in five years will kick off with a few club dates, then switch to theater and ballroom shows through mid-July. Aside from a May 1st headlining slot at the...

    March 24, 2005 12:20 PM ET
  • Rockers Or Knights?

    Rockers Or Knights? | ARTICLE

    When Eric Clapton was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire last month, he joined an elite group of British rockers, including Sting, Ray Davies and David Gilmour, who have received the royal honor. Generally...

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Em, U2 Can't Save 2004

    Em, U2 Can't Save 2004 | ARTICLE

    Two new CDs cannot save a sinking holiday season. U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and Eminem's Encore have sold a combined total of more than four million CDs since they came out in November, but...

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Music DVDs Hot for the Holidays

    Music DVDs Hot for the Holidays | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, and Radiohead are all planning major holiday releases, but none of them are albums. Music DVDs are often...

    November 25, 2004 2:25 PM ET
  • Ringo Talks Beatles CDs

    Ringo Talks Beatles CDs | ARTICLE

    In the tradition of last year's Let It Be . . . Naked and 2000's Beatles 1, Capitol Records is repackaging the Beatles' back catalog just in time for Christmas. This year's project is a box-set reissue...

    November 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Simpson Not Alone

    Ashlee Simpson Not Alone | ARTICLE

    When Ashlee Simpson was caught lip-syncing on Saturday Night Live on October 23rd, it was an embarrassment for the singer and the show. But the use of backing tracks in concerts and TV performances is hardly the shock it was...

    November 2, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Cash, Beatles Sell Big

    Cash, Beatles Sell Big | ARTICLE

    Johnny and June Carter Cash hoarded family heirlooms and kitschy knickknacks for decades -- their Tennessee rooms were famously filled with antique pocket watches, honorary police badges, a photo of themselves with President Bush, a signed letter...

    October 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Aretha Franklin Goes West

    Aretha Franklin Goes West | ARTICLE

    Due to a crippling fear of flying, Detroit resident Aretha Franklin hasn't performed on the West Coast in more than two decades. But that's about to change, with the Queen of Soul plays two shows at Los...

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Norah, Kiss Feel Chill

    Norah, Kiss Feel Chill | ARTICLE

    In the summer of 2004, if you weren't Madonna, Prince or Simon and Garfunkel, it was probably a bad season to tour. The summer was so bad, in fact, that promoters looked to the punk-rock Warped Tour...

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Simon & Garfunkel Conquer

    Simon & Garfunkel Conquer | ARTICLE

    On July 31st, in front of more than a half million Italian fans at the Colosseum in Rome, Simon and Garfunkel triumphantly closed their nine-month Old Friends Tour. The free show, which capped a successful twelve-city run...

    August 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • CD Sales Up in 2004

    CD Sales Up in 2004 | ARTICLE

    Record sales rose 6.9 percent in the first half of 2004 -- the first period of growth for the ailing business in four years. But even some top music executives are skeptical about the significance of the...

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET