1. Free’s Paul Rodgers Tries His Hand at Memphis Soul, Admits 'I Was Intimidated'

    October 16, 2014 10:47 PM EDT Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers has performed among greats for most of his professional life, singing such classics as “All Right Now,” “Bad Company,” “Shooting Star,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Rock And Roll Fantasy,” joining Jimmy Page in The Firm in 1980 and members of Queen…

  2. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  3. Randy Newman 'Glad I Didn't Have to Die' to Enter Rock Hall

    December 12, 2012 1:50 PM EST 'Short People' Singer-Songwriter Reacts to Selection: 'It's Not Nothing' Randy Newman acknowledges that he's thought about getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he's been nominated before -- and didn't think it would happen. At least not in…

  4. Heart Relish in 'Surprise' Rock Hall Honor

    December 11, 2012 3:00 PM EST "I guess this shows that we did kick some doors down," in the male-dominated '70s, Ann Wilson tells Billboard Heart 's Ann Wilson says that she and guitar-playing sister Nancy Wilson are nothing less than "surprised" at their selection for the Rock and Roll Hall…

  5. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall…

  6. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

    October 04, 2012 12:15 AM EDT N.W.A, Joan Jett, Heart, Kraftwerk join the list of artists vying for recognition in 2013. Deep Purple and Rush , long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of…

  7. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

  8. April 25, 2009

    April 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Phil Collins announces his retirement from releasing albums and touring. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett dies from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 69. 2002 – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes is 30. 2000 – Eric Clapton is…

  9. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  10. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming…

  11. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  12. Roots' Thompson In The Mix With 'Misery'

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson will on Feb. 14 release his second BBE mix CD under the "Babies Makin' Babies" header. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson will on Feb…

  13. Same Mother

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The title of Jason Moran's album comes from a remark made by the pianist's wife, Alicia, who noted that jazz and blues have the same mother. The title of Jason Moran's album comes from a remark made by the pianist's wife, Alicia, who noted that jazz and blues have the same…

  14. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  15. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  16. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seals is truly the Bad Axe. This extraordinary blues guitarist and vocalist literally grew up in his daddy's juke joint in Osceola, Ark. Seals is truly the Bad Axe. This extraordinary blues guitarist and vocalist literally grew up in his daddy's juke joint in Osceola, Ark., on the…

  17. Make It Rain

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Burks grew up in Camden, Ark., and his daddy slapped a guitar in his hands not long after he could walk. Michael Burks grew up in Camden, Ark., and his daddy slapped a guitar in his hands not long after he could walk. Not surprisingly, Burks is a powerhouse blues guitar slinger whose…