1. Joe South, 'Games People Play' Singer, Dead at 72

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South , who performed hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s such as "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and also penned songs including "Down in the Boondocks" for other artists, died Wednesday, his music publisher said. South…

  2. Dennis Coffey Taps Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini for Solo Album

    April 30, 2011 8:36 AM EDT D ennis Coffey , the man who brought wah-wah to Motown (on the Temptations ' "Cloud Nine") and has a Hall of Fame-caliber sessions resume, brings his own music to the fore again this week with the help of some famous friends. Paolo Nutini, Mayer Hawthorne, Lisa Kekaula of the…

  3. Warren Haynes Mines His Soul Roots On 'Man in Motion' Album, Due in May

    February 24, 2011 12:28 PM EST G ov't Mule co-founder and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes will shows his roots as a soul man with the May 10 release of his fourth solo album, "Man in Motion" (Stax/Concord Music Group). The 10-song set, recorded in Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio near…

  4. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  6. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, which seems perfectly fitting for Stewart,…

  7. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But his kids, Lisa and Paul, have chosen the…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  9. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a star-studded ceremony that felt much more…

  10. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during the first quarter of 2009 on its own Tower of…

  11. Fame Records Relaunches With Hughes CD

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. The first release from the label, which introduced the Muscle Shoals sound to…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill.,…

  14. Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced. Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill.,…

  18. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music…

  19. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Phil Spector as your assistant around this…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital…

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