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 ...

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  3. D'Angelo Returns, Performs New Single 'Sugar Daddy': Watch

    January 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Eleven years after he left us mesmerized with "(Untitled) How Does It Feels," D'Angelo returns with a new single and physique. The neo-soul singer kicked off his intimate European tour yesterday (Jan. 26) in Stockholm, Sweden. Fans we ...

  4. D'Angelo Covers Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun:' Listen

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Update: According to ?uestlove , D'Angelo's cover of "Black Hole Sun" was recorded close to eight years ago and it will not be on his upcoming album. Oh! And, Questlove didn't leak it. "@Spencer_Murphy my statement on B ...

  5. Questlove Talks Roots Album, Says D'Angelo Is In 'Home-Stretch' of New Record

    October 25, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 ?uestlove , of The Roots , wears many hats. Whether he's on drums with the Legendary Roots Crew, on set as house band for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," doing random DJ sets, or sitting in with other bands, the man stays busy. We spo ...

  6. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . ' ...

  7. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, ...

  8. Galactic, Cracker, Travis Tritt On Board For Free Green Apple Festival Shows

    March 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Galactic, Cracker, Travis Tritt and Soulive are among the artists who will play free "Green Apple Thank You Concerts" in various venues in ten different cities on Earth Day (April 19). The concert audiences will be filled entirely with vol ...

  9. Hidden Beach, Collipark Package New 'Unwrapped'

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning this month with a new slant and production collaborator. Offering jazz instrumental covers of Southern hip-hop hits, "Unwrapped Vol. 5.0: The C Hidden Beach Recordings' ...

  10. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Rob ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Soulive

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski, Martin & Wood—have crossed over from the jazz world into the jam-band circu Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernst ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, ...

  15. Santana, Snoop, Bootsy Set For ESPY Awards

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the 2002 ESPY Awards, which honor outstanding sports achievements. The 10th annual event will be hosted by actor S Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Col ...