1. 'Motown the Musical' Feels the Love Back in the Motor City

    October 22, 2014 1:58 AM EDT "The Motown family cannot NOT love each other," Berry Gordy, Jr. recently told Billboard. And there was certainly plenty of love in the room on Tuesday night when Gordy and dozens of Motown alumni -- artists, musicians executives, recording engineers, secretaries and more --…

  2. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

  3. Mayer Hawthorne to Blend Rock, Reggae on Second Album

    March 23, 2011 8:48 AM EDT M ayer Hawthorne is "basically just mixing and mastering" his sophomore album, with a hoped-for early fall release. "It's still very soulful," Hawthorne told Billboard.com before a South By Southwest performance as part of Snoop Dogg 's Funk n Soul Extravaganza.…

  4. Mayer Hawthorne Taps Snoop Dogg, Motown Vet for Sophomore Album

    December 09, 2010 10:30 AM EST M ayer Hawthorne is "almost finished" with his sophomore album, telling Billboard.com that the set is "still very rooted in that essence of Detroit soul" that he comes from but also promising that "the sound is evolving." "You're going to hear a lot…

  5. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Raconteurs Win Detroit Music Awards

    April 18, 2009 1:08 PM EDT Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of the Amboy Dukes, who received a Distinguished…

  6. Motown Stars Mark 50th Anniversary In Detroit

    January 12, 2009 12:31 PM EST A variety of Motown alumni returned to Hitsville USA today (Jan. 12) -- in Studio A, which the Four Tops' Abdul "Duke" Fakir referred to as "hallowed ground" -- to officially kick off a year-long celebration of the famed label's 50th anniversary. Fakir was joined…

  7. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Collective

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, James Burton, the Ventures, Jennifer Batten, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather, Barbara Lynn and Alannah Myles have signed on for a Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Collective Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora,…

  8. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…