1. Rodriguez Lands Three Albums On Australian Sales Chart

    September 01, 2014 12:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixto Rodriguez has three albums in the top 30 of this week’s Australian sales chart, fuelled by the announcement of his upcoming national tour and the free-to-air TV broadcast of the Oscar-winning documentary Looking for Sugar Man. The first Rodrig ...

  2. 'Searching for Sugar Man': Where Is Sixto Rodriguez Today?

    June 12, 2014 1:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" helped launch a brand-new career for its subject, Sixto Rodriguez, 71, who went from obscurity in his native U.S. to playing 5,000-seat arenas like L.A.'s Greek Theatre. Since th ...

  3. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Star Facing Trouble Over Dealmaking

    May 28, 2014 9:06 PM EDT Searching for Sugar Man star Sixto Rodriguez spent years out of the limelight until an Oscar-winning documentary showcased how the Michigan-born songwriter had secretly become a huge star in South Africa. Stardom has its price, though. Now, the ne ...

  4. Remembering Malik Bendjelloul, the Man Who Re-Birthed 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez

    May 14, 2014 4:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rodriguez had a phrase for Malik Bendjelloul and his film "Searching for Sugar Man." He used it while we were eating lunch at SXSW in March 2012; he would use it again 11 months later over a meal in Los Angeles the day it would win one of ...

  5. Remembering Malik Bendjelloul, the Man Who Re-Birthed Sugar Man

    May 14, 2014 1:33 PM EDT Rodriguez had a phrase for Malik Bendjelloul and his film "Searching for Sugar Man." He used it while we were eating lunch at SXSW in March 2012; he would use it again 11 months later over a meal in Los Angeles the day it would win one o ...

  6. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director Malik Bendjelloul Commits Suicide at 36 (Updated)

    May 14, 2014 9:06 AM EDT Malik Bendjelloul, the acclaimed Swedish film director behind the Oscar-winning music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" has died. He was 36. Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik told the Associated Press Bendjelloul died in Stockholm late ...

  7. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director Malik Bendjelloul Dead at 36

    May 13, 2014 6:17 PM EDT UPDATE 5/14: The older brother of Malik Bendjelloul, Johar Bendjelloul, told Swedish daily Aftonbladet on Wednesday that his younger brother committed suicide. Malik Bendjelloul, the acclaimed Swedish film director behind the Oscar-winning music do ...

  8. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Star's Amazing Journey Erupts Into Fraud Lawsuit

    May 02, 2014 2:44 PM EDT In 1970, Sixto Rodriguez was allegedly urged by the future chairman of Motown Records to write under "Jesus Rodriguez" to avoid prior contractual obligations. Those who have seen "Searching for Sugar Man" might think they know ...

  9. Sixto Rodriguez, Star of Oscar-Winner ‘Sugar Man,’ Receives Honorary Degree

    May 10, 2013 12:47 AM EDT Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degree in 1981. Then again, Rodriguez had no idea about his fame, either. The Motor City musician received a Doctor o ...

  10. Cult Singer Rodriguez Risen in New Film 'Sugar Man'

    July 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about a musician very few people had heard about prior to this year. In the last six months, film festivals from January's Sundance in Utah through the Hamptons in New York on July 21 have pl ...

  11. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  12. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...