1. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via ...

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  3. Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support 'Sunken Condos' Album

    October 10, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'If it's a total turkey, I don't want to be associated with it at all,' Steely Dan leader tells Billboard. After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming "Sunken Condos" to ...

  4. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  5. Mariah Carey to be Named BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards

    July 19, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will be honored as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Carey will join a group that includes the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, ...

  6. Nas, 'Life is Good': Track-By-Track Review

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I know you think my life is good cause my diamond piece/ But my life been good since I started finding peace," Nas rhymes on his nostalgic 90s hip-hop, No ID produced cut, "Loco-Motive." The second verse off "Loco-Motive&qu ...

  7. Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83

    June 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT (Photo: Richard Patire) Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in Nashville from congestive heart failure, according t ...

  8. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  9. Ask Billboard: What Is Going On With Madonna?, Continued

    April 22, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 More reader views on Madge, plus a tribute to Dick Clark, whose 'American Bandstand' helped launch her career. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as gene ...

  10. Rumer Preps 'Boys' Covers Album, 2013 Sophomore Release

    February 09, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Even as her debut album, "Seasons of My Soul," starts to gain traction in the U.S., British singer Rumer is looking ahead not one but two albums into her future. Next up, Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells Billboard.com is a covers set ca ...

  11. 6 QUESTIONS WITH AL BELL

    March 01, 2011 1:00 PM EST 0 0 Al Bell's story is one of redemption. The Brinkley, Ark., native got his start in the music business as a Little Rock radio DJ while he was still in high school. After graduating from college, he moved to Memphis, where in 1965 he joined the prom ...

  12. Ask Billboard: You Can't Say That On Radio

    February 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 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 ...

  13. Huey Lewis Looks Toward Classic Soul on New Album

    October 16, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 H uey Lewis & the News recorded some of the most iconic pop-rock of the '80s. They notched two No. 1 albums, including 1983's seven-times platinum-certified "Sports." Although the band has constantly toured, it hasn't re ...

  14. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  15. March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds ...

  16. This Day in Music

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter Mathias Hoffmann to a jail term of five years and eight months. Hoffmann, 47, organizer of the 3 Tenors' concerts, had been fo 1998 - The Higher Regional Court in Mannhei ...

  17. November 22, 2008

    November 22, 2008 2:36 PM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz ...

  18. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los 2005 - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Gree ...

  19. Stax Records To Release 'Soul Men' Soundtrack

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Isaac Hayes, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are among the artists featured on the "Soul Men" soundtrack. It's set for release Nov. 4 on Stax Records. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the Dimen ...

  20. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Countr ...

  21. Chart Beat: David Archuleta, Rihanna, Brandy and Monica, Journey, Isaac Hayes

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses David Archuleta's chart position, Rihanna 'Bowing' on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Monica and Brandy's return to the charts and more! 'CRUSH' TO JUDGMENT: Different artists have different feelings abo ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  24. Friends, Family Pay Tribute To Isaac Hayes

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes' legacy in Memphis could be measured in a single remark at his memorial service today (Aug. 18).The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes' legacy in Memphis could be The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes&# ...

  25. More Than 'Shaft': Hayes Was Major Influence

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but a With its riveting orchestrat ...

  26. Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies At 65

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, has been found dead at his home in Memphis. He was 65. Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musici ...

  27. Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies At 65

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Ha ...

  28. The Jacksons To Reign As BMI's 2008 Icons

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pioneering R&B/pop group The Jacksons will be honored as this year's BMI Icons. Pioneering R&B/pop group The Jacksons will be honored as this year's BMI Icons. The brothers will be feted during the organization's eighth annual ...

  29. Behind The Scenes At Sub Pop 20

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During "the Grunge Years," the former Rolling Stone scribe gave us "Singles," a valentine to the Seattle scene with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Je Is director Cameron Cro ...

  30. Celebrate Brooklyn! Turns 30 With Hayes, Orton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typ ...

  31. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelea ...

  32. Legend, Hayes Join 'Soul Men'

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Legend and Isaac Hayes have joined Jennifer Coolidge, Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac in Malcolm Lee's comedy "Soul Men" for Dimension Films. John Legend and Isaac Hayes have joined Jennifer Coolidge, Samuel L. Jackson and Berni ...

  33. This Day in Music

    December 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter Mathias Hoffmann to a jail term of five years and eight months. Hoffmann, 47, organizer of the 3 Tenors' concerts, had been fo 1998 - The Higher Regional Court in Mannhei ...

  34. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los 2005 - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Gree ...

  35. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Countr ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  38. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  39. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on th ...

  40. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelea ...

  41. This Day in Music

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1984 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Like a Virgin," Madonna. Billboard ranks the song as the top single of 1984.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - The Higher Regional Court in Mannhe ...

  42. Stax Relaunches With Hayes, Stone, White Tribute

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a 30-year-hiatus with new signings, reissues, and special events. Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Mus ...

  43. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia's premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - ...

  44. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn ...

  45. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Th ...

  46. Billboard Honors Etta James

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Billboard's seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards returns to Atlanta (Sept. 6-8 at the Renaissance Waverly), among the event's special honorees will be Etta James. When Billboard's seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Co ...

  47. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Fe ...

  48. Exclusive: Wu-Tang Videos Making DVD Debut

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Videos from throughout the career of seminal hip-hop act the Wu-Tang Clan have been rounded up for the DVD "Legend of the Wu-Tang: The Videos." The set will be released June 13 via CMV/Loud/RCA/Legacy Videos from throughout the career of s ...

  49. Hayes Asks For Release From 'South Park'

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul legend Isaac Hayes is in the midst of trying to obtain his release from the long-running Comedy Central series "South Park," on which he has voiced the character Chef since 1997. Soul legend Isaac Hayes is in the midst of trying to ob ...

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