1. Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

    June 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax, ...

  2. The Rolling Stones Pay Tribute to Late Soul Singer Bobby Womack

    June 28, 2014 4:01 PM EDT The Rolling Stones wrote that Bobby Womack “was a huge influence on us” in a message posted on their website The Rolling Stones have posted a message on their website in honor of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, who died on Friday at the age o ...

  3. Bobby Womack Dead: CeeLo Green, Flea, Big Boi, Q-Tip Pay Tribute to Soul Legend

    June 27, 2014 10:20 PM EDT As news broke of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack's death Friday at the age of 70, the music world paid tribute via social media.  Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dead at 70 The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — who was signed to SAR Recor ...

  4. Bobby Womack's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 27, 2014 9:43 PM EDT The late Bobby Womack left a great impression on an array of Billboard's charts -- tallying hits on the R&B, pop, gospel, alternative and even dance/electronic tallies. Womack, who died on Friday, June 27 at age 70, notched 45 hit sing ...

  5. Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dead at 70

    June 27, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul singer Bobby Womack, whose music was covered by, among others, the Rolling Stones, died Friday at age 70. A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed the news of his passing this morning to T ...

  6. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  7. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was ...

  8. Cecil Womack of R&B Family Dead at 65

    February 07, 2013 1:35 PM EST Bobby Womack has confirmed the death of his brother and former collaborator, Cecil, who courted controversy over the years and scored an international hit, "Teardrops," in 1988 with the husband-wife duo Womack and Womack. "I was te ...

  9. Bobby Womack Says He Has Alzheimer's

    January 02, 2013 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating," soul legend says Bobby Womack, the soul singer behind such songs as "Lookin' for a Love," says he's been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer' ...

  10. B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, More Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    October 11, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They're joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson ...

  11. Backbeat: The Great Bobby Womack Rocks NYC Apple Store With Damon Albarn, XL's Richard Russell

    September 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rocking the tech emporium: From left: XL's Richard Russell, TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton, Bobby Womack, Remi Kabaka, Kwes (behind the piano) and Damon Albarn playing NYC's SoHo Apple Store. (Photo: Andy Gensler) 'It fired me ...

  12. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  13. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  14. Chart Moves: Jimmy Fallon's 'Blow' Bows on Billboard 200, Bobby Womack's (Electronic) Debut, 'Purple Rain' Returns

    June 22, 2012 2:33 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This past week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was Usher's arrival at No. 1 with Looking 4 Myself . The set garnered the star his fourth chart-topping effort, following Confessions , Here I Stand and Raymond ...

  15. Album Reviews: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Bobby Womack, Patti Smith

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals The Lion the Beast the Beat Producers: Jim Scott, Dan Auerbach Hollywood Records Release Date: June 12 An increasing number of fans picked up on Grace Potter & the Nocturnals during the course of the band's t ...

  16. Faces Ready to 'Cause Havoc' at Rock Hall: 'We're Naughty Little Boys, Still'

    April 12, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenney Jones says that, in typical Faces fashion, the group has some work to do before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday [April 12] in Cleveland. The drummer tells Billboard.com that he, guitarist Ronnie Wood and keyboar ...

  17. Bobby Womack Released From Hospital, Will Undergo Surgery

    March 27, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soul singer Bobby Womack has been released from the hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia. The cancer-stricken Womack also is scheduled to undergo surgery at a later date. In a statement through his New York publicist, the 68-year- ...

  18. Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    March 26, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Classic soul-funk singer and guitarist Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according to bassist Bootsy Collins. The 68-year-old originally rose to prominence due to his association with Sam Cooke, who had signed him to his SAR Recor ...

  19. XL's Richard Russell On Adele, Six Grammy Noms, What's Next (Bobby Womack!)

    December 09, 2011 8:30 AM EST Banner Year: Richard Russell, co-founder and CEO of XL Recordings (Photo: Courtesy XL) All said, 2011 has been a phenomenal year for Richard Russell and XL Recordings, the London-based independent that he co-founded in 1989 and now runs. Since its ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner ...

  21. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  22. Little Dragon Preps New Album After Gorillaz Tour

    December 29, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Earlier this year, Little Dragon was slowly building an underground U.S. following thanks to their 2009 release, "Machine Dreams," and the small tour supporting it. Soon after, the electro-indie band was jamming out on arena stages around ...

  23. Gorillaz Release New Album Recorded And Mixed Entirely On iPad

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Gorillaz have dropped a special Christmas present for fans -- "The Fall," an album mixed and recorded by frontman Damon Albarn using the iPad, is available on the band's website (thefall.gorillaz.com) as of Dec. 25. Over a dozen ...

  24. Gorillaz Release Christmas iPad Album, 'The Fall'

    December 25, 2010 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 The Gorillaz have dropped a special Christmas present for fans -- "The Fall," an album mixed and recorded by frontman Damon Albarn using the iPad, is available on the band's website ( thefall.gorillaz.com ) as of today (Dec. 25). Over ...

  25. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On R.E.M., Nicki Minaj Offers Support to Gay Fans

    October 01, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' To Take On R.E.M. Next Week A week after taking on the songs of Britney Spears, "Glee" will feature a performance of R.E.M. 's 1991 hit &q ...

  26. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other ...

  27. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps somethi ...

  28. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 6:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to Mic ...

  29. Glastonbury Festival Gears Up For Gorillaz

    June 24, 2010 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 180,000 fans will descend on a farm in southwest England from Thursday for four days of music, and, if the rain falls, mud, for which the annual Glastonbury music festival is justly famous. British band Gorillaz , fronted by Damon Albarn, wil ...

  30. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan&# ...

  31. Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def, "Stylo"

    January 29, 2010 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 A day after Coachella announced that Gorillaz would headline its 2010 music festival, the group unveiled the retro first single from its anticipated third album, "Plastic Beach." On "Stylo," Damon Albarn replaces Danger Mouse in ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's hist ...

  33. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on ...

  34. Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Gorillaz, "Plastic Beach" (Parlophone/EMI) Release Date: March 2010 With Gorillaz ' last album, "Demon Days," selling more than 5 million copies globally, according to EMI, including 2.2 million in the United States, accordi ...

  35. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, t ...

  36. Bilal To Release Electro-Jazz Rock Album In 2010

    October 08, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ilal hasn't put out an official album since 2001's "1st Born Second," but fans can rest assured that new solo material is on the way. The R&B singer is almost done recording his next album, he tells Billboard.com, and it� ...

  37. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a sp ...

  38. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a sp ...

  39. Ron Wood Taps Eddie Vedder, Bob Rock For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ron Wood's got his own album to do -- again. After inducting Bobby Womack into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Cleveland, Wood said that he's recorded about a dozen songs for a solo album called "More Good News.&qu ...

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

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  41. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall ...

  42. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  43. Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take p ...

  44. Eminem, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood To Present Rock and Roll Hall Fame Inductions

    March 20, 2009 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. The ceremony will be held April 4 at Public Auditorium. Inductees we ...

  45. March 4, 2009

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of cancer at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 – Glenn Hughes, the biker in the Village People, dies of lung cancer at his apartment in New York City. He is 50. 1999 – Actor and countr ...

  46. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named to ...

  47. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  48. Womack Albums To Be Re-Issued On ABKCO

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST ABKCO Records has acquired three classic Bobby Womack albums that had originally been released on Beverly Glen Records in the 1980s. Terms of the deal with Beverly Glen founder Otis Smith were not disclosed. The three albums, collectively known to ...

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