1. 'Soul Train' May Boogie Down on Broadway

    April 15, 2014 4:56 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he's hoping to repeat his success by…

  2. The Bloody Beetroots Collabs with Peter Frampton on 'The Beat': Watch the Making-Of Video Here

    March 05, 2014 1:25 PM EST In what is already 2014’s least expected collaboration, hard-edged electro producer The Bloody Beetroots has tapped legendary rock singer and guitarist Peter Frampton for forthcoming single, “The Beat.” Watch the exclusive behind the scenes video to see how this unlikely pairing works.…

  3. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Rounding…

  4. The Bloody Beetroots Score Paul McCartney, Youth for 'Out of Sight': Watch

    July 05, 2013 11:24 PM EDT Watch the former Beatle lay down the vocals for the Bloody Beetroots' pyrotechnics-filled rocker. The Bloody Beetroots go into stadium rock mode on "Out of Sight," a track from the electro act's upcoming "HIDE." To match his heavyweight sounds -- which include…

  5. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 23, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Avicii, Afrojack, a hint of Daft Punk, and more from Friday. Ultra attendees faced less-than-stellar weather as Weekend 2 kicked off, but no amount of rain could put a damper on fans' excitement. Despite the late afternoon downpour and heaps of humidity, crowds cheered as they…

  6. Dropkick Murphys 'Cut Loose' on New Album, Due in January

    September 06, 2012 12:35 PM EDT "Signed and Sealed in Blood" will quickly follow last year's "Going Out in Style." After the tight thematic focus of 2011's lauded "Going Out in Style," Dropkick Murphys ' next album, "Signed and Sealed in Blood," loosens up a bit.…

  7. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided the emotional highlight of Sunday's…

  8. Friends, Family Gather for Don Cornelius Memorial Service

    February 16, 2012 6:15 PM EST Friends and family are gathering for a private memorial service for "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius in Los Angeles. The service will be led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who presided over a private cremation ceremony last week. Photos: Don Cornelius Through the Years…

  9. Chris Brown's Grammy Comeback Draws Criticism

    February 13, 2012 9:04 PM EST The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star shouldn't have been rewarded with such attention. Brown was front-and-center three times during Sunday's Grammys. He won…

  10. Don Cornelius' Death Ruled a Suicide

    February 07, 2012 5:20 PM EST Coroner's officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius' death a suicide, nearly a week after the "Soul Train" creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head. The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy on Cornelius' body Friday. Investigators…

  11. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonder , Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston . Jay-Z…

  12. 'Soul Train' Flash Mob Hits Times Square to Honor Don Cornelius

    February 04, 2012 9:55 PM EST Fans of "Soul Train" boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes at a Harlem meeting hall in tribute to the show's late creator, Don Cornelius. About 100 dancers descended on Times Square in a "flash…

  13. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. Yesterday (Wed., Feb. 1) -- on the same day as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death -- R&B/gospel singer, David Peaston , died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, according to St.…

  14. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 4:50 PM EST 'He left a great legacy,' says the songwriter of the 'Train' host Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train," which has been playing throughout the…

  15. Celebrities Mourn 'Soul Train's' Don Cornelius on Twitter

    February 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST The suicide of "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius shocked the music community today (Feb. 1). Artists immediately took to Twitter to share their memories and condolences for the music and TV pioneer. Here's what some artists had to say. Photos: Don Cornelius Through the Years …

  16. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 10:05 AM EST "Soul Train" host Don Cornelius was the arbiter of cool, a brilliant TV showman who used his purring, baritone voice to seduce mainstream America into embracing black music and artists. But the "love, peace, and SOUL!" he wished viewers as he closed each show for decades…

  17. Uncharted Territory: Pomplamoose Enters Top 10, Friendly Fires Debut

    May 19, 2011 4:42 PM EDT This week on Uncharted, while there has been little movement in the top slots on the chart ( Traphik and DJ BL3ND still dominating), indie duo Pomplamoose slingshots 30-5, breaking into the top 10 for the first time. Fans of Angry Birds - the popular mobile game - stumbled upon a pleasant…

  18. 29 Black Music Milestones: Soul Train Launches

    February 26, 2011 9:35 AM EST Soul Train was a national music show that aired in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006. In its 35-year history, Soul Train primarily featured performances by R&B, soul and hip-hop acts, as well as jazz, funk, disco and gospel artists. During later seasons, the show's opening…

  19. Dropkick Murphys 'Can't Believe' Bruce Springsteen Sang On New Record

    February 14, 2011 12:15 PM EST For their first new album in four years, Boston's Dropkick Murphys took a new approach -- with "renewed enthusiasm," says singer/bassist Ken Casey -- to the band's seventh album, March 1's "Going Out in Style," which will be released on the band's own…

  20. Diddy Sued for $1 Trillion, Blamed for 9/11

    January 28, 2011 11:07 AM EST A woman has filed a $1 trillion lawsuit against Diddy (real name: Sean Combs), alleging that he caused 9/11, put her child in the hospital and stole a poker chip worth "100 zillions of dollars." Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks is seeking a restraining order against the mogul, which a…

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