1. Questlove To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU

    October 17, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Ahmir ' ?uestlove ' Thompson will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: professor. The Roots ' drummer will be joining Universal Music Enterprises vice president of A&R and Grammy winning reissues producer Harry Weinger to co-teach a course titled &…

  2. Temptations Broadway Musical in the Works, Says Lead Singer

    June 28, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The Temptations have been many places during the Motown group's 50-or-so years together. Now Broadway beckons. Otis Williams, the Tempts' leader and sole surviving founding member, tells Billboard.com that the group is working with Broadway producer Ira Pittleman on a stage musical…

  3. Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock Toast Motown's 50th Anniversary

    November 23, 2009 1:36 PM EST Amidst glitzy ballrooms, swanky duds, a video message from President Barack Obama and performances by Stevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , Kid Rock and the Temptations , Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. was thinking about the little people as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary…

  4. Temptations To Sing National Anthem At Final Four

    April 03, 2009 9:50 AM EDT The NCAA says Motown legends The Temptations will sing the national anthem Monday night before the men's basketball national championship game at Ford Field in Detroit. The vocal group includes original member Otis Williams. The Grammy winners recorded such hits as "My Girl," …

  5. Motown Royalty Turns Out For Stubbs Funeral

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A full complement of the Motown family -- including company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and stars such as Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Dennis Edwards -- turned out today (Oct. 27) in Detroit to pa A full complement of the Motown family -- including company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and…

  6. Four Tops Vocalist Levi Stubbs Dies At 72

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arguably the most powerful voice in Motown's storied history has been silenced. Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, Jr., died today (Oct. 17) at his home in Detroit after a long series of illnesses. Arguably the most powerful voice in Motown's storied history has been silenced. Four…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  8. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  9. Chart Beat

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song titles with celebrity names, Pat Boone, Norah Jones and more! CULT OF PERSONALITY: What do Johnny Cash, Jane Fonda, Grace Kelly and Tim McGraw have in common? They're all on the Billboard charts this week -- not as artists, but as song titles. "Tim McGraw" …

  10. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Norah Jones is the big winner at the 45 annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she is nominated. Jones wins the coveted best new artist award, a 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  11. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop…

  12. Former Temptations Singer Sues Group, Label

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Temptations singer Barrington Henderson yesterday (Oct. 14) sued the famous soul group, its label, Motown Records, and group founder Otis Williams for allegedly failing to pay millions of dolla Former Temptations singer Barrington Henderson yesterday (Oct. 14) sued the famous soul…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Phish, the Temptations, Paulina Rubio, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. TOO MANY PHISH IN THE SEA: Besting its previous record by one, jam-band Phish has six live albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week. In October 2001, five live CDs all debuted the same…

  15. Former Temptation Violates 1998 Injunction

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that former Temptations member Dennis Edwards, his manager, and the Majestic Ventura Theatre (MVT) in Ventura, Calif., violated terms of a 1998 permanent injun A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that former Temptations member Dennis Edwards, his…