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.

 

Of Monsters and Men New Album 'Beneath the Skin' Fires Up Iceland

Of Monsters and Men New Album 'Beneath the Skin' Fires Up Iceland

Of Monsters And Men, the six-member indie folk/pop band from Keflavík, Iceland, grabbed international attention with their 2011 album My Head Is An An... Read More
Bobby Whitlock Talks Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rock's Golden Era

Bobby Whitlock Talks Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rock's Golden Era

The number one issue interviewing a rock-legend like Bobby Whitlock is where to begin. Whitlock was an important player with such noted groups and mus... Read More
Bobby Whitlock Ready to Reprise Derek & The Dominos on Just Us Tour

Bobby Whitlock Ready to Reprise Derek & The Dominos on Just Us Tour

Bobby Whitlock has had an immeasurable impact on music. The co-founder of Derek And The Dominos and co-writer of such classics as “Bell Bottom Blues,”... Read More
One Direction Drops 'Drag Me Down' From Upcoming Album (listen!)

One Direction Drops 'Drag Me Down' From Upcoming Album (listen!)

One Direction, or what's left of the boy band, dropped a new song out of the blue called "Drag Me Down." Is it a veiled reference to departed member Z... Read More
Boy George, Culture Club Preview New Songs at NYC Show (Video!)

Boy George, Culture Club Preview New Songs at NYC Show (Video!)

With visions of London’s King’s Road circa 1985 in my mind, I witnessed Culture Club’s return to New York City at The Beacon Theatre. Despite some rou... Read More
Will Dana Leaves Rolling Stone With Lawsuits, Scandal in His Wake

Will Dana Leaves Rolling Stone With Lawsuits, Scandal in His Wake

Will Dana, the long-time managing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, is leaving the iconic music publication amid continuing fallout since he was force... Read More
Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer Talks About Battle With Lyme Disease

Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer Talks About Battle With Lyme Disease

Amanda Palmer, lead singer of Boston duo Dresden Dolls, revealed today (July 26) why she was forced cancel her scheduled appearance at a Morrissey con... Read More
Allen Klein, The Man Behind Beatles, Stones, Captured in New Book

Allen Klein, The Man Behind Beatles, Stones, Captured in New Book

Allen Klein was the man behind the curtain when The Beatles and Rolling Stones made it big. His influence on rock and roll is incalculable for someone... Read More
Harry Styles Face Plants at First One Direction Show on U.S. Tour (watch!)

Harry Styles Face Plants at First One Direction Show on U.S. Tour (watch!)

Harry Styles of boy band "One Direction" joined an elite musical club after he was captured on a fan video taking a shocking tumble on stage during th... Read More
Rihanna Pushing Envelope Too Far in “B*tch Better Have My Money” Video?

Rihanna Pushing Envelope Too Far in “B*tch Better Have My Money” Video?

Rihanna's grindhouse video for “B*tch Better Have My Money” pushes every politically incorrect button, from violence to nudity to human torture. Some ... Read More
Pharrell Williams May Get Relief From $7.4M 'Blurred Lines' Jury Verdict

Pharrell Williams May Get Relief From $7.4M 'Blurred Lines' Jury Verdict

Pharrell Williams may get half a loaf in his bid for a new trial in the "Blurred Lines" copyright case. A jury stunned the music industry after it awa... Read More