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Mick Jagger to Make First Appearance on Grammys Stage

2/3/2011 1:05pm EST
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Mick Jagger will make his first-ever live appearance on the Grammys stage, CBS announced Thursday.

The rock legend will perform as part of the telecast's "In Memorium" tribute, which pays homage to those in the music world who have died in the past year. Jagger will be joined on stage by his band and Grammy winner Raphael Saadiq.

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Soul Legend Solomon Burke Dies

10/10/2010 9:15am EDT
Solomon Burke
Legendary soul singer Solomon Burke died at an airport in Amsterdam, Holland on Sunday. He was 70.

The "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" hitmaker was set to play a gig in the city on Tuesday, but was pronounced dead at the Schiphol Airport. No further details of his death have been released at press time.

A former preacher, Burke signed to the same record label as Ray Charles in the 1960s and had his first hit with a country song, "Just Out Of Reach."

However his most famous tracks were "Cry To Me," which was used in "Dirty Dancing," and the ever-popular "Everybody Needs Somebody to Lov...

Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

4/18/2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...

Salvador Santana Band To Release Debut Album, 'SSB,' Feb. 26

2/25/2008 4:06pm EST
Salvador Santana
The Salvador Santana Band (SSB), featuring band leader, vocalist, composer & keyboardist Salvador Santana, is set to release its debut full-length album SSB on February 26. The musically and lyrically charged disc, for which Salvador Santana also served as Album Producer, comes out on the artist's VBE imprint with distribution through Tsunami Label Group. From the bracing rhythms of the opening track "Oh Yea Yeah" through "Why Yo," a politically-skewed dancehall track featuring Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli on lead vocal and trumpet, SSB pulses with a fresh, high-spirited sonic fusion of conscio...

Celebrate Christmas With The 'Man In Black' On Two Special DVDs

11/1/2007 8:00pm EDT
On November 13 Shout! Factory will release two special DVDs just in time for the holiday season. The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 and The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 are the first releases to come out of the exclusive agreement between Shout! Factory and the Country Music Hall of FameĀ® and Museum, which allows Shout! Factory to release DVDs taken from television shows archived in the Museum and representing many of country music's all-time top artists. These DVDs will mark the first time in 30 years that these Christmas specials have been seen.

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Musicians Pay Homage To Ahmet Ertegun On 'The House That Ahmet Built'

6/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES-Rhino Entertainment will release American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built on DVD June 12. The touching tribute features rare, private and classic clips, performances and studio sessions of Atlantic recording artists. The film is narrated by award-winning singer/actress Bette Midler.

For the last half-century, Ahmet Ertegun was hip-deep in R&B and Rock & Roll. American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built follows Ertegun's remarkable career and its impact on the evolution of the world's most popular musical genres while offering an in...