1. Merry Clayton of 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Fame Injured in Serious Car Accident

    June 20, 2014 8:01 PM EDT A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us." New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was…

  2. G. Love & Special Sauce, 'One Night Romance' Feat. Merry Clayton: Exclusive Video Premiere

    February 27, 2014 10:08 AM EST Garrett "G. Love" Dutton celebrates 20 years of sauce by getting the original lineup back together and recording a new, guest-filled album. Check out the video for "One Night Romance," with Merry Clayton G. Love & Special Sauce are looking both forward and in the…

  3. '20 Feet From Stardom' Star Merry Clayton Talks Tour, Her 'Best-Of' & New Recordings

    July 02, 2013 9:30 AM EDT A film about her career as a backup singer is what's allowing the world to remember Merry Clayton as a recording artist in her own right. Clayton tells Billboard that "20 Feet From Stardom" -- the Morgan Neville documentary about her and other notable backing vocalists that…

  4. Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter': Did Gaga, Mary J. or Florence Sing It Best?

    December 16, 2012 12:15 PM EST "Gimme Shelter," the rough-edged rocker from the Rolling Stones ' 1969 album "Let It Bleed," was a show-stopping highlight on each night of the Stones' "50 and Counting" tour, thanks to contributions from some of pop's leading ladies. Rolling…

  5. Rolling Stones 'Gimme' Gaga, Mourn Newtown at Final '50' Concert

    December 16, 2012 1:50 AM EST Lady Gaga unleashed her massive pipes, as well as an oversized wig and footwear that was more stilt than shoe, at the Rolling Stones ' final "50 and Counting" show on Saturday night at New Jersey's Prudential Center. A minute and a half into "Gimme Shelter," Mick…

  6. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger to 20,000 close friends on Sunday night, at…

  7. Rock Pioneer Ike Turner Dies At 76

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogre-like image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died today (Dec. 12) at his home in Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by…

  8. Sparta In 'Control' On Third Album, Ward Launches Label

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Sparta has set an Oct. 10 release date for its third studio album and debut for Hollywood Records, "Threes." Rock act Sparta has set an Oct. 10 release date for its third studio album and debut for Hollywood Records, "Threes." First single "Taking Back…