Matthew Johnson

  1. How Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Trey Songz Helped USAID Raise Funds for Eastern Africa

    January 03, 2012 7:30 AM EST As a devastating famine rips its way across eastern Africa and America continues its economic slump, the U.S. government's development arm has teamed up with MTV this holiday season to try a new way to raise much-needed funds to help many of ...

  2. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance ...

  3. Fat Possum Sues Epitaph

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label Fat Possum Records is claiming its that now-sundered joint venture with Epitaph Records was a deal with the devil, and the companies have gone down to the crossroads, legally speaking. LOS ANGELES -- Blues label Fat Possum Records is c ...

  4. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label Fat Possum Records and its owner Matthew Johnson have sued former joint-venture partner Epitaph Records, alleging that Epitaph hatched "a malicious plot ... to financially destroy J ...

  5. Fat Possum, Epitaph Sever Ties

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label inks distribution deal with MRI. Fat Possum Records and Epitaph Records have ended their joint-venture relationship. Fat Possom, a left-of-center Oxford, Miss.-based blues label, joined L.A. punk power Epitaph in 1996, following a tumu ...