Jackson

  1. The Late, Great Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Talks His First Hit, His Legacy, Chauffeuring B.B. King In One of His Last Interviews

    June 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The sad news of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and gravel, and who could spin a web of romantic passion and pain inside three minutes. In September 2010, I made a wo ...

  2. Morning Fix: UK Olympics Bump, Best Buy's New CEO, Beyonce's 1B Friends, Death at V Festival

    August 20, 2012 8:22 AM EDT Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's album is back to No. 1 on the U.K. charts following her appearance at the London 2012 Olympics. Fifty-seven of this week's Top 200 alb ...

  3. Exclusive: Six Flags Great Adventure Partnering With Area Event On 'Electric Adventure' EDM Fest

    August 20, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Look out, Electric Daisy Carnival: There's another immersive EDM experience featuring DJs, costumed freaks, and amusement park rides -- and not the temporary, rentable kind. Six Flags is partnering with New York-based Area Event to present El ...

  4. Hot Tours: Roger Waters On Top, Bruce Springsteen On His Tail

    August 09, 2012 11:52 AM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wra ...

  5. Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr., Grimes to Play O Music Awards Opening for Flaming Lips' Guinness Record Run

    June 07, 2012 12:05 AM EDT The Flaming Lips will be flirting with the Guinness World Record for most live concerts within a 24 hour period (multiple cities) at this month's O Music Awards, and today Viacom Music Group announced the eclectic and exciting series of opene ...

  6. Wardell Quezergue, 'Creole Beethoven' Composer, Arranger Dead at 81

    September 08, 2011 7:45 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and teacher Wardell Quezergue (kuh-ZEHR), who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He was 8 ...

  7. Pinetop Perkins, Oldest Grammy Winner, Dead at 97

    March 22, 2011 3:33 AM EDT Pinetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and p ...

  8. Faith Hill Plays Free Show For Katrina's Victims

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill says giving back just comes naturally for the Mississippi native, and she has a message for those still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. "We are here for you still and you are not forgotten," Hill said before headlining a fr ...

  9. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine years is running the gamut. &qu ...

  10. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  11. Hip-Hop Hits Capitol Hill

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The banter between hip-hop artist David Banner and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., heated up this afternoon during a hearing on Capitol Hill about hip-hop and rap lyrics. Markey kept trying to get a commitment from Banner to start conveying a "s ...

  12. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  13. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  14. Rockabilly Fest 2005 Kicks Off In Jackson, Tenn.

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event runs August 4-6. Charlie Rich, Jr., the Tennessee Three, Sonny Burgess, Doc Wooten, Ace Cannon, Carl Mann, the Jordanaires and Narvel Felts are among the artists slated to perform at “Rockabilly Fest 2005” in Jackson, Tenn. at the Carl Perki ...

  15. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr NASHVILLE -- A U.S. District Court judge in Ne ...

  16. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ru ...

  17. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  18. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...