Before his death Monday (Dec. 22) at age 70, Joe Cocker charted 19 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including familiar recordings like 1968's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," which later became the theme song for the hit 1980s TV show The Wonder Years. Cocker topped the Hot 100 with the 1982 single "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, from the film An Officer and a Gentleman.
Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu will be lending their vocal talents to an hourlong special of Black Dynamite on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Set to premiere Jan. 10 at 10:30 p.m. (ET), the new episode of Michael Jai White's blaxploitation parody/tribute will take on police brutality.
Longtime AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd -- who's been estranged from the band since being hit with charges of threatening to kill a man in Rudd's employ for three years, and the man's daughter -- wants back in the band.
"Set Up Shop Vol. 2" is a new compilation from the Marley brothers and a host of skilled collaborators, covering reggae, dancehall, and beyond. Billboard is excited to premiere the 15 tracks of this new release from the Marleys' label, Ghetto Youths International.
"You want to honor me for doing a job that I absolutely love?" Ahead of his induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame next spring, Billboard sat down with Warner Music Canada president Steve Kane about hitting up the record store every Saturday and