1. Paul Rodgers Busy With a Brace of New Albums, Bad Company Trek Starting June

    May 12, 2013 11:35 PM EDT As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress. One, Rodgers tells Billboard, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasis on Stax," he says -- that he and…

  2. Legendary Producer Willie Mitchell Dead At 81

    January 06, 2010 10:07 AM EST W illie Mitchell , a record producer, label head and musician who worked with Al Green and other stars, died Tuesday. He was 81. Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis at 7:25 a.m., more than two weeks after he suffered cardiac arrest Dec. 19, said his son, Lawrence…

  3. Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog

    February 11, 2009 12:00 PM EST Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. The catalog also features albums by O.V. Wright, Ace Cannon, and Otis Clay. Fat Possum…

  4. 'Down' Is The New Up

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The friendly collision of new and old sensibilities on "Lay It Down" (Blue Note) is as vintage-sounding as anything Al Green released during his Hi Records heyday of the '70s. The friendly collision of new and old sensibilities on "Lay It Down" (Blue Note) is as…

  5. Green, ?uestlove 'Lay It Down' On New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Al Green's long-in-the-works album co-produced by the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and keyboardist James Poyser finally has a release date. "Lay It Down" is due May 27 via Blue Note and features Al Green's long-in-the-works album co-produced by the…

  6. Bacharach, Band, Calloway Get Lifetime Grammys

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are among the acts that will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming 50th annual Gram Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are…

  7. Green: Duets Album Turning Out Like 'Fresh Cream'

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Green tells Billboard.com that he and the Roots have already laid down 15 songs at Electric Lady Studios in New York for the tentatively titled "The Duet Album." Soul legend Al Green says it's been all love and happiness as he's worked on his next album -- a duets project…

  8. Guy Rolls With Richards, Santana On New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to John Mayer and Keb' Mo' on his new album, "Bring 'Em In." Due Sept. 20 via Jive, the set finds the 2005 Rock and Roll Hal Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos…

  9. Everything's OK

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST This may sound blasphemous to some, but the Rev. Al Green's new album trumps "I Can't Stop," his momentous 2002 reunion with mentor Willie Mitchell. This may sound blasphemous to some, but the Rev. Al Green's new album trumps "I Can't Stop," his…

  10. Hot Product

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Al Green Green River R&B/soul legend Al Green collaborates again with longtime producer/mentor Willie Mitchell on "Everything's OK," due this week via Blue Note. It's the follow-up to 2003's "I Can't Stop," which was his first secular album with…

  11. I Can't Stop

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a string of classic bedroom-luring hits ("Let's Stay Together," "I'm Still in Love With You"), Al Green opted to convert souls from a church pulpit. Following a string of classic bedroom-luring hits ("Let's Stay Together," "I'm…

  12. Green Refreshes His Soul On Secular Album

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  13. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Al Green 'Stop' Calling Me Shirley It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  14. Al Green Heads Back To Memphis

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On his next studio album, soul legend Al Green is repeating history. Due Nov. 18 as the first in a new deal with Blue Note, "I Can't Stop" finds Green re-teamed with longtime collaborator Willie Mitch On his next studio album, soul legend Al Green is repeating history. Due Nov.…

  15. Let's Stay Together

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist. Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist.…

  16. Al Green's Greatest Shined Up For Reissue

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the deluxe reissue treatment in February as his first four albums -- "Green Is Blues," "Al Green Gets Next to You," "Let's Stay Together," and "I'm Still in Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the…

  17. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

  18. Just What Time It Is

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dating back to his first release—1990's No Easy Way (with the Fellow Travellers, on Okra/Rough Trade)—Jeb Loy Nichols has always sought to reconcile the classic riffs of Memphis-style '7 Dating back to his first release—1990's No Easy Way (with the Fellow Travellers, on Okra…