1. James Brown's Band 'Get On Up' for Hollywood Bowl Tribute Concert: The Inside Story

    August 05, 2014 12:10 AM EDT To promote the James Brown biopic that opened Aug. 1, Get on Up , executive producer Peter Afterman called jazz bassist and big-time Godfather of Soul fan Christian McBride to ask if he had any ideas. McBride said he would think about it and a few ...

  2. Experience Hendrix Tour Returns in 2014 With Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, More

    November 18, 2013 7:56 PM EST The Experience Hendrix Tour, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix that's been an on-again, off-again presence in the music world since its inception in 1995, will return in 2014, Radio.com reports . The tribute tour will feature a score of players in th ...

  3. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  4. George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell Talk 'Finding The Funk' - and Getting Paid for It - at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2013 7:08 PM EDT 3 1.003 k 45 8 0 What began -- on paper, at least -- as a discussion on the documentary "Finding the Funk" by producers Nelson George and Arthur Baker (who moderated the conversation) quickly ran off the rails and became as much an exploration o ...

  5. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol seaso ...

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  7. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid Video Q&A: 'X Factor' Judges Talk Simon, TV and Shunning the 'Sexy Route'

    October 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato didn't pull any punches when the "desert island question" was popped at last week's Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in L.A., choosing Britney Spears over fellow "X Factor" judge Simon Cowell. " ...

  8. L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato Needle Simon Cowell, Challenge Artists: 'You'd Better Be Great in First 30 Seconds'

    October 25, 2012 5:01 PM EDT L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato on stage during their Q&A with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde (right). (Photo: Arnold Turner) Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde opened today's Q&A with "X Factor" judges L.A. Reid and ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  11. Soul Train Awards 2011: Jill Scott & Cee Lo Green Win Big

    November 18, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul legends attended the 40th anniversary taping of the 2011 Soul Train Awards in Atlanta on Thursday (Nov. 17) to celebrate "peace, love and soul." Slideshow: Soul Train Awards See Pics From the Show! Host Cedric the ...

  12. Drake, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & More at 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Watch

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's annual Urban Awards (Aug. 26). As tourists and lookie-loos shouted from the sidewalks or while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, artists, ...

  13. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating ...

  14. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa to Shoot 'Comedy Stoner Movie' in May

    March 21, 2011 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap icon Snoop Dogg and upstart Wiz Khalifa are teaming for a new film, "High School," which the former calls "a comedy stoner movie, a little something for the stoners." Snoop told Billboard.com that the duo -- who also joined f ...

  15. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 track ...

  16. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival ...

  17. Musiq Soulchild Finishes New Album, 'MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ'

    February 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 M usiq Soulchild is putting the finishing touches on his next album, "MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ," with a planned release date of May 3. "It's recorded. It's done," the singer tells Billboard.com. "We just need to take the ac ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Jimi Hendrix's Family Talks 'Anthology,' 'Day in the Life' Documentary

    November 17, 2010 3:17 PM EST 0 0 0 After a prolific 2010 that continues with the "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology" box set out this week, the family-run Experience Hendrix label has a more modest, but no less impactful blueprint for the next couple of yea ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  21. Bootsy Collins Suits Up For 'Prizefighter' Theme

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King Presents: Prizefighter" videogame, due in stores June 10. Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mo ...

  22. Bootsy Collins Spearheading James Brown Tribute

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from Brown’s own legendary J.B.’s that is slated for the fall. Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute ...

  23. Fuji Rock Fest Unveils Line-Up

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reformed U.K./Irish alternative rock act My Bloody Valentine will join dance outfit Underworld, former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown and Bootsy Collins' Tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at this year's Fuji Rock Festival. Tok ...

  24. Hip-O Revisits Gaye's Divorce Album

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy, will be reissued in expanded form Jan. 15 via Hip-OSelect.com/Motown. Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," w ...

  25. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  26. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awar ...

  27. Collins Looks To Future with Science Faction

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farther than usual. Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farth ...

  28. Anybody who's ever followed the path of their

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anybody who's ever followed the path of their favorite hip-hop breakbeat has more often than not led themselves to the wellspring of funk and soul records released by the Warner Bros. family tree of c Anybody who's ever followed the path o ...

  29. Snoop, Buckethead Light Up Bootsy Xmas Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins' first holiday album, "Christmas Is 4-Ever." Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests cont ...

  30. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Mic ...

  31. The Cincinnati Bootsies

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins makes music for fans -- of football. Funk master Bootsy Collins dances with fans as he signs autographs at a Jan. 6 Cincinnati Bengals pep rally at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati. Collins recently released a CD of songs ded ...

  32. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (al ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel Wyclef Jean, Hector El Bambino, Antibalas and Grandmaster Flash have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Amsterjam, which will be held Aug. 20 at New York's Randall's Island. They jo ...

  34. Smooth Jazz Drives E Street's Federici

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Bruce Springsteen devoting his energies to a solo album and tour, his E Street Band keyboardist is striking out on his own. With Bruce Springsteen devoting his energies to a solo album and tour, his E Street Band keyboardist is striking out on ...

  35. Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin To Collide At AmsterJam

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a host of rock, hip-hop and Latin acts will descend on New York's Randall's Island in August for the inaugural AmsterJam. In what is being touted as the biggest ...

  36. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope ...

  37. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost ...

  38. Funk Brothers Not Resting On 'Motown' Laurels

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thanks to the success of the 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," the Funk Brothers, ostensibly the musical backbone to Motown's golden era, have finally garnered recognition with the Thanks to the success of the 2002 ...

  39. Palookaville

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his fourth studio set, Fatboy Slim eschews the smaller beats of his last album, "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars" (2000), for the bigger beats of his 6-year-old debut, "You've Come a Lon With his fourth studio set, ...

  40. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Ste ...

  41. Prince, Clapton 'Power' New Hendrix Tribute

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by his half-sister Janie will feature a previously unreleased Stevie Ray Vaughan medley, as well as newly recorded covers from Prince, George Clinton and A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by ...

  42. P-Funk Family Celebrates 'Six Degrees'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Epic/Legacy will on May 13 release a 15-track compilation that collects songs from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, as well as a number of artists who worked with Clinton, including Bootsy Col Epic/Legacy will on May 13 release a 15-track co ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jimi Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life and music will be celebrated beginning June 7 in the late musician's hometown of Seattle, when the Jimi Hendrix gallery opens at the Experience Music P ...

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