1. Memphis Legends Booker T and Steve Cropper to Be Honored at Mempho Music Festival With Tribute

    September 13, 2017 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Memphis now has a new music festival, Mempho, making its debut on October 6-7 at Shelby Farms.  On its second day, Mempho will honor Steve Cropper and Booker T Jones (of legendary instrumental soul outfit Booker T. & The MGs) and their incalcula ...

  2. Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings

    April 17, 2014 6:07 PM EDT As expected, the three major labels, ABKCO, and the RIAA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in New York state court against Pandora for playing pre-Feb. 15, 1972 recordings without making any royalty payments. This suit is a follow-up to th ...

  3. Sony, Universal, Warner, ABKCO File Copyright Lawsuit Against SiriusXM

    September 11, 2013 8:28 PM EDT As expected, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, Warner Music Group and ABKCO have filed suit against SiriusXM for allegedly continuing to ignore state copyright laws and refusing to pay artist performance royalties for pre-1972 music it ...

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  5. Donald 'Duck' Dunn Remembered During Memphis' Beale Street Funeral March

    May 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The late bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn was honored Wednesday in the city where he performed on some of R&B's best-known hits, with musicians leading a lively funeral march down Memphis' Beale Street. ...

  6. Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Bassist With Booker T. and the MGs, Stax, Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers as well as a studio musician for the legendary Stax studios who played with countless m ...

  7. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Br ...

  8. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . ...

  9. BACKBEAT: Nashville Toasts Its Greats During The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame joined together to toast Nashville's songwriting giants during the 40th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Inductio ...

  10. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  12. 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. " ...

  13. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Calla Influential rock bands the Doors and the Gratefu ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween ...

  15. Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, ...

  16. 'Fast' Enough For You

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean record with 11 songs on it, or a self-indulgent opus with everything." In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling wh ...

  17. Frank Black Fashions Double Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The double-disc "Fastman/Raiderman" will arrive June 20 via Back Porch/EMI and is the follow-up to 2005's "Honeycomb," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. As tipped here last October, Frank Black h ...

  18. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies At 64

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home, according to a spokesperson for the artist. He was 64. Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a ...

  19. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween ...

  20. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank B ...

  21. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran ...

  22. Black Eyeing Second Nashville-Based Album

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for an album recorded late last year in Nashville, where he also recorded his upcoming solo project, "Honeycomb." As previously reported, that album is due Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 rel ...

  23. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his fir ...

  24. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherma ...

  25. Fogerty, Cropper Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The 36th annual induction ceremony John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and Da ...

  26. Pixies Wrap Reunion Tour, Prep DVDs

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion tour Saturday night (Dec. 18) with two shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Billboard.com has learned the band plans to chronicle the trek with two sep The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion ...

  27. Nashville Sessions Generate Two Black CDs

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans to release two albums' worth of material recorded earlier this year in Nashville, with a solo trek to follow. As tipped here As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world to ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced m ...

  30. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Bla ...

  31. Fleetwood Mac Principals Regroup For Mayall

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green -- recently regrouped to record a track for British blues giant John Mayall's forthcoming album. The cut, "Yo Yo Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac ...