1. Natalie Cole Biographer Reflects on the Singer's Thoughts on Death, 'Spirit of Optimism': Exclusive

    January 02, 2016 9:50 PM EST 1.477 k 0 77 In the life of Natalie Cole , death -- especially early death -- was a recurrent theme. When she and I collaborated in 2010 on a memoir about her near-death experience a year earlier in which she received a kidney transplant, she was unflinch ...

  2. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI ...

  3. Aerosmith May Self-Release Future Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:40 AM EDT With the upcoming Music From Another Dimension marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with reporters o ...

  4. Aerosmith May Self-Release Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the upcoming "Music From Another Dimension" marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with r ...

  5. Creed's Scott Stapp To Release Tell-All Memoir

    August 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Stapp is a singer known for living six feet from the edge: throughout his career with Creed , the frontman experienced public battles with drugs, alcohol and suicide. This fall, Stapp will tell all with his memoir "Sinner's Creed,&qu ...

  6. R. Kelly Autobiography Due in Spring 2012

    November 09, 2011 7:23 PM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly fans waiting to ride the "Soula Coaster" will have to wait a few more months. The R&B singer's autobiography, "Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me," is due in "spring 2012," a representative for publishing ...

  7. Creed's 'My Own Prison' to Turn 15 With Live Concerts

    November 07, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Scott Stapp on Live Series That Will Also Include 'Human Clay': 'We're Doing This for Our Fans' Creed will pay homage to its debut album with a series of special shows in April -- and throw in its follow-up for good measure. ...

  8. T.I. Turns Novelist With 'Power & Beauty'; Talks Freedom & Family

    October 14, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a n ...

  9. T.I. On His New Novel, Adding Hip Hop Since 1978 To Mgm't, Grand Hustle Ent.

    October 14, 2011 6:53 AM EDT On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a ...

  10. T.I. Back in Prison Following Luxe Bus Ride to Halfway House

    September 02, 2011 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning rapper T.I. , who was moved to a halfway house this week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary, with his lawyer citing a flap over using a luxury bus to report to a halfway house. The Federal Bureau of P ...

  11. Creed's Scott Stapp Preps Solo Album, Autobiography

    March 09, 2011 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 A second solo album, an autobiography and a new Creed album are all on tap for Scott Stapp between now and the end of 2012. The Creed frontman has been anything but idle since the group came off the road to support its 2009 release, "Full Circl ...

  12. Doo-wop star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies

    July 07, 2010 7:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Harvey Fuqua , a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye 's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday (July 6), the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80. He succumbed to what an association ...

  13. R. Kelly To Pen Memoir

    December 09, 2009 5:21 PM EST 0 0 0 R. Kelly , the controversial R&B singer who was acquitted earlier this year in his long-running child pornography trial, is planning to publish a memoir in 2011. Kelly's book will be written with celebrity co-author David Ritz and published ...

  14. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Bon Jovi Tour Begins In Shadow Of Shootings

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bon Jovi's U.S. tour was kicked off last night (Feb. 18) in Omaha, Neb., without any full production rehearsals, due to last Thursday's shootings on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKal Bon Jovi's U.S. tour was kicked o ...

  16. Weiland Plans To Write Autobiography

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that he has a publishing deal to write an autobiography, but is feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of chronicling his eventful life to date. Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that ...

  17. Box Set Celebrates Charles' Atlantic Catalog

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino has compiled a massive, eight-disc boxed set containing Ray Charles' entire Atlantic Records catalog. Due Sept. 20 in commemoration of what would have been Charles' 75th birthday, "Ray Charles P Rhino has compiled a massive, eig ...