1. Ray Collins of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Dies

    December 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ray Collins, a singer who co-founded the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa but left when "too much comedy" started appearing in the band's songs, died on Monday at a California hospital. He was 75. The Claremont, Calif. resident h ...

  2. Ray Collins of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Dies

    December 27, 2012 9:30 AM EST Ray Collins, right, with Frank Zappa in 1969 (Getty Images) Ray Collins, a singer who co-founded the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa but left when "too much comedy" started appearing in the band's songs, died on Monday at a Ca ...

  3. Backbeat: Bernie Finkelstein, Canadian Record Label Legend, Remembers Career at Memoir Launch

    April 19, 2012 11:44 AM EDT True North Records founder and long-time artist manager Bernie Finkelstein addresses his industry peers at the launch of his book, True North: A Life In The Music Business (Photo: Valerie Drinkwalter) Bernie Finkelstein - who built one of Canada&# ...

  4. Q&A: Al Kooper

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Only 21 when he became famous for playing the signature organ riffs on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," Al Kooper has a list of credits that could fill this magazine. He started Blood, ...