1. Heavy D Remembered in 'Be Inspired' Documentary

    February 22, 2012 9:37 PM EST The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. "Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper's family and artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, according to…

  2. Beyonce's 'Best Thing I Never Had' Songwriter Releases Original Version: Listen

    July 28, 2011 5:20 PM EDT After played on Los Angeles' Power 106 last week, songwriter Patrick "j.Que" Smith, co-writer of Beyoncé 's second single, "Best Thing I Never Had," posted the original version of the song today (July 28) on his site, The Super Random. Beyonce Making Alternate &…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul Bruce Dickinson made his live debut with Iron Maiden at the end of 1981, some two years after the band started its enduring relationship with EMI Records. Paul Bruce Dickinson made his live debut with Iron Maiden at the end of 1981, some two years after the band started its enduring…

  4. Worship Again

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording a live praise and worship album involves a number of factors—namely blending the artist/worship leader's contributions with the congregations' participation and making the listener fe Recording a live praise and worship album involves a number of factors—namely blending…

  5. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…