The Who plan world tour in 2006

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Who Thursday announced a summer 2006 world tour that will include an extended North American trek -- its first in nearly four years.

John Mayer sings the blues -- with joy

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- John Mayer has switched from solo catchy pop music that earned him three Grammy Awards to playing blues with Steve Jacobs and Pino Palladino.

John Mayer loving life with his Trio

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- John Mayer has gone from solo artist to band guy with the release of "Try!," a live album with his group the John Mayer Trio.

B.B. King still has the blues at 80

DETROIT, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- B.B. King turns 80 on Friday, and while he's surprised to still be actively playing music, he has no plans to stop, either.

NYC adds second Katrina benefit show

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- So many artists wanted to be in New York's benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina's victims, the overflow has been moved to Radio City Music Hall.

B.B. King joins 'Friends' on new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- B.B. King confesses the search for new audiences lies behind playing with the artists who join him on his new album, "B.B. King & Friends -- 80."

John Mayer forms trio, sets U.S. tour

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer has announced formation of the John Mayer Trio and a series of U.S. concert dates set for this fall.

Clapton completes journey in 'Back Home'

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Rock veteran Eric Clapton says "Back Home," his first album of original material since 2001, completes his journey as an itinerant musician.

Black Eyed Peas all over the world

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Looking at all the studios utilized during the recording of "Monkey Business," the Black Eyed Peas' new album could be called a world music project.

Rob Thomas steps out of the (match)box

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Singer Rob Thomas has stepped out of matchbox twenty for a solo album, but he says that won't endanger the band.

Analysis: Grammys love Ray

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- As the first anniversary of his death approaches, the late Ray Charles is having a heyday in the entertainment industry -- including a huge night at the 47th Gr
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Keys, Charles win big at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The late Ray Charles won five Grammys including Album of the Year and Record of the Year at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Coach wins $800,000 jury award

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An almost $800,000 jury award may send a chilling signal to overzealous parents of school athletes, according to a Chicago coach's lawyer.

NBC announces details of tsunami benefit

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Madonna and Eric Clapton is set to perform on a telecast to raise funds for victims of the South Asian tsunami.

Mayer 'expelled' from alma mater ceremony

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter John Mayer was expelled from his former high school when he showed up unexpectedly for his hall of fame induction ceremony.

Study: heat beats ice for muscle treatment

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A study suggested Saturday continuous low-level heat wrap therapy may be effective for treatment and prevention of exercise-induced muscle soreness.

Shortlist Music Prize nominees announced

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Franz Ferdinand, Wilco, Dizzee Rascal and Loretta Lynn are among the 73 artists nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize in the United States.

Shortlist Prize to include concert footage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- MTV's special of the Shortlist Prize at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles will also include concert footage.

Promoters slash ticket costs to fill seats

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. concert promoters have slashed ticket prices to as low as $10 for acts including Korn, John Mayer, Snoop Dogg and Ozzfest in an effort to fill seats.

Feature: 'Soundstage' plans ahead

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Even though broadcasters are lagging in their efforts to convert from analog to high-definition TV, producers of the PBS concert series "Soundstage" are shootin
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Stars line up for Sting salute

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett, Elton John and Dave Matthews top the list of artists participating in the Feb. 6 gala tribute to honor Sting as MusiCare's Person of the Year.

Music vets rule American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Veterans ruled the 31st American Music Awards, which ABC televised Sunday night from Los Angeles.

Rapper 50 Cent scores twice at AMAs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Gritty rapper 50 Cent was a double award winner Sunday night during the 31st annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Spears, Timberlake on 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are scheduled to appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," in October, Billboard reported.
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