R & B

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Has Another Side–Survivor

New, Expanded Book Details Hardships; Marks 70th Birthday

Before Aretha Franklin was a pop legend, she was a gospel and blues singer. Like Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington before her, she has had to overcome prejudice, frustration, teen pregnancy and devastating emotional trauma during her career.

 

Nick Jonas Is a Chain Saw, Hacking Up His Heart in New Video (Watch!)

Nick Jonas Is a Chain Saw, Hacking Up His Heart in New Video (Watch!)

Nick Jonas takes his heartbreak out on the housewares in the new video for his song "Chainsaw." From smashing china to hacking up the sofa, it's his w... Read More
Gwen Stefani Still a Rockstar at 46; Sings 'Misery' on The Voice (see!)

Gwen Stefani Still a Rockstar at 46; Sings 'Misery' on The Voice (see!)

Gwen Stefani is still a rock chick who knows how to work a stage, even at the advanced age (for rock chicks) of 46. She returned to NBC's "The Voice" ... Read More
Taylor Swift Dances Like a Wild Woman in New Apple Advert (See!)

Taylor Swift Dances Like a Wild Woman in New Apple Advert (See!)

Taylor Swift dances like a wild whirling dervish in a new commercial for Apple's new iPhone streaming music app. It lets you customize playlists for a... Read More
Pink Power Vocals Drive Disney's New 'Alice in Wonderland' Film (watch!)

Pink Power Vocals Drive Disney's New 'Alice in Wonderland' Film (watch!)

Pink's punk-rock power vocals will be the driving force behind Disney's new film “Alice Through the Looking Glass” soundtrack. She's writing an origin... Read More
The Day the Music Died: How Greed Is Killing the Cover Band Scene

The Day the Music Died: How Greed Is Killing the Cover Band Scene

If you want proof that music is dying, just watch the Super Bowl halftime show. Aside from paying $100 or more to see a huge arena show, or watching a... Read More
Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

Ryan “Gooch” Nelson, a New Jersey singer-songwriter, has done the impossible. A quadriplegic who was recently diagnosed with cancer, he's conjured a r... Read More
Rihanna Works It on First Single 'Work' From New Album, Anti (Listen!)

Rihanna Works It on First Single 'Work' From New Album, Anti (Listen!)

Rihanna's three year hiatus is officially over. The 27-year-old singer, today (Jan. 27) released the first single, or second depending on who's counti... Read More
Micky Dolenz Talks With Peter Noone: An Actor's Studio for Musicians

Micky Dolenz Talks With Peter Noone: An Actor's Studio for Musicians

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Peter Noone of UK rock group Herman’s Hermits share a lot of rock history. Both broke out in the 1960s and have contin... Read More
Steve Martin, Edie Brickell So Sublime on New Album 'So Familiar' (Video!)

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell So Sublime on New Album 'So Familiar' (Video!)

Steve Martin's and Edie Brickell's first album, 2013's Love Has Come for You, found the two iconoclastic artists making emotionally resonant, readily ... Read More