Related Artists

John Coltrane


Freddie Hubbard


Grover Washington, Jr.


Miles Davis


Grant Green


George Benson


Wayne Shorter


Boney James


War


Thelonious Monk

Herbie Hancock News


Home > Music > H > Hancock, Herbie > News



Herbie Hancock To Release His Memoir

April 11th, 2012 8:21am EDT
Herbie Hancock
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give fans an insight into his life by releasing his memoir.

The veteran musician has enjoyed a stellar career as one of the pioneers of jazz, scooping a staggering 14 Grammy Awards and even picking up an Oscar.

He has now signed a publishing deal with bosses at Viking Press to tell all about his five decades in the spotlight.

A statement from the publishing house reads, "There are few artists in any genre who have had a career as rich and influential as Mr. Hancock's, and his memoir promises to be not only the record of a remarkable life and career...
READ MORE

Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

March 20th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Herbie Hancock
Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded concert series featuring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

The legendary pianist, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will establish the new annual International Jazz Day on April 30th as part of Jazz Appreciation Month.

This year's inaugural event, organized by UNESCO, will include concerts in New York, Paris in France, and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as celebrations in...
READ MORE

Q&A: Meet 'Gone' Star Sam Upton

February 25th, 2012 10:00am EST
Sam Upton
If you catch the new Amanda Seyfried thriller Gone this weekend, you'll catch another interesting actor: Sam Upton. Who is he? An incredibly versatile player.

In Gone, Upton plays McKay, one of the police officers that Jill (Seyfried) turns to in order to catch the serial killer who once came after her and has now targeted her sister. The flick has a cast of names that TV buffs will adore, from Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter to Justified boss Nick Searcy, but don't overlook the affable Upton, who recently chatted with me about the film and the many other interests he has.

Let's start at t...
READ MORE

Tom Hanks, Jay-Z & Other Stars Join Obama For 50th Birthday Bash

August 6th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, rapper Jay-Z and comedian Chris Rock were among the special guests invited to the White House on Thursday to celebrate President Barack Obama's 50th birthday.

The leader marked the milestone with a big bash attended by a host of top politicians, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, while stars from the worlds of music, Hollywood and sport also joined in the fun.

Guests were treated to performances by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, soul superstar Stevie Wonder and R&B singer Ledisi, reports TheWrap.com.

Rock took to his Twitter.com b...
READ MORE

'Ladys' Night at the Grammys as Lady Antebellum & Lady Gaga win big (Full List of Grammy Winners)

February 14th, 2011 12:31am EST
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga were the toast of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after picking up nine awards between them.

Country trio Lady Antebellum claimed five accolades for their single and album "Need You Now," including Record and Song of the Year, while Gaga scored wins for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for "Bad Romance" and Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Album for "The Fame Monster."

But the surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when indie darlings Arcade Fire picked up Album of the Year honors for "Th...
READ MORE

Sade, Willow Smith, Tyler Perry & More Land NAACP Image Award Nominations

January 13th, 2011 9:01am EST
Sade
Sade is the toast of the music world again after landing four nominations for the 2011 NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday.

The sultry British singer will compete for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video, while her "Soldier of Love" will fight for Outstanding Album alongside releases from Kanye West and Usher, who each earned two nominations.

Will Smith's daughter Willow has nabbed her first major award nomination, landing a nod for Best New Artist and Outstanding Music Video for her debut hit "Whip My Hair."

Other multiple nominees include Herbie Hancock, ...
READ MORE

Katy Perry Kicks Off Grammy Awards Concert; Eminem Scores 10 Nominations (See List)

December 2nd, 2010 8:35am EST
Katy Perry
Eminem is set to dominate the 53rd Grammy Awards in February after landing a massive 10 nominations.

The rapper is up for a string of top nods including Album Of The Year for Recovery and Best Record and Song for Love the Way You Lie, his collaboration with Rihanna. In the album category, he'll be fighting it out against Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, while his competition for Song of the Year includes Miranda Lambert and Cee Lo Green.

However, despite his 10 nods, Eminem can only scoop a maximum of nine trophies - in the Best Rap Song category, Love The Way You...
READ MORE

Mark Salling Releasing A Rock Album

August 6th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Mark Salling
Actor Mark Salling is following in the musical footsteps of his Glee co-star Matthew Morrison by releasing his own album.

The 27 year old plays bad boy football player Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on the hit TV comedy, about a high school show choir, and regularly shows off his vocals on the program.

However, Salling is set to return to his roots as a trained musician for a new solo record and he will be taking inspiration from his favorite artists in rock and jazz.

He tells Teen Vogue magazine, "I love nineties stuff like Alice in Chains and Nine Inch Nails...
I also love jazz greats lik...
READ MORE

Grammy Winner Corinne Bailey Rae's 'The Sea' Set For Jan. 26 Release

December 9th, 2009 7:56pm EST
Corinne Bailey Rae
"I'd Do It All Again," the first single from Grammy winner Corinne Bailey Rae's forthcoming album, "The Sea", goes to radio this week and will be available at all digital retailers in early January. A sweeping, defiant declaration of love and faith, the song is one of many highlights on "The Sea", set for January 26th release on EMI's Capitol Records.

"Rae has undergone a tidal shift towards a raw, less manicured sound," said The Times of one of her recent London performances. "'Are You Here' was a spiraling elegy in which she eschewed lyrical enunciation in favor of elemental anguish… ...
READ MORE

DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
READ MORE

The Beatles' Entire Original Recorded Catalog Remastered; Out Sept.9

April 10th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Beatles
Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalog, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date,...
READ MORE

The Best And Worst Music Videos Supporting Barack Obama

October 13th, 2008 12:37pm EDT
Barack Obama
Why does Barack Obama attract enough attention from musicians that they wish to create a song for him? Is it the fact that this is the point in history where a man of color has a chance to lead the free world? Perhaps it is as simple as the idea that widely-known musicians generally lean to the left on the political spectrum.

Today, musicians have a new medium to release their work on: the Internet - or, more specifically, YouTube. However, since it doesn't cost any money to publish on YouTube, it opens the door to amateur (that's putting it lightly) attempts. Here are the three best ...
READ MORE

Sonya Kitchell To Tour With The Slip; New CD Out Tuesday

August 31st, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Sonya Kitchell
Early raves have begun to roll in for Sonya Kitchell's latest This Storm, out Tuesday, September 2nd on Decca/Velour.

Kitchell is preparing to launch a headlining tour backed by indie-rockers The Slip. The 31-date tour kicks off September 24 in Burlington, VT. The tour comes on the heels of a globe-trotting trek as a featured vocalist in Herbie Hancock's band. You can see Sonya's beautiful photos documenting the tour at http://www.sonyakitchell.blogspot.com.

"For Every Drop" Video: Windows Media | Quicktime

Sonya Kitchell Tour Dates:

9/24 Burlington, VT @ H...
READ MORE

Tracy Chapman Announces New Album, 'Our Bright Future,' Out Nov. 11

August 28th, 2008 5:39pm EDT
Tracy Chapman
Our Bright Future, the new album from Tracy Chapman will be released by Elektra Records on November 11, 2008. Recorded this summer in Los Angeles, the album comprises 11 new songs written by Tracy and co-produced with Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux). Our Bright Future is the eighth studio album from the multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winner and her first since 2005's acclaimed Where You Live. Beginning with the 1988 release of her eponymous debut, Tracy has created a body of work that has been as consistently compelling as it is honest and uncompromising,...
READ MORE

Tonight's 'Live From Abbey Road' Features Black Keys, Manu Chao

July 24th, 2008 5:31pm EDT
The Black Keys
Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance original music series, reaches its halfway point in episode 6 of the twelve part series.

The episode begins by featuring British self-described "Odd Pop" band, The Hoosiers. After recording their first album, The Trick To Life and securing two top ten hits on the UK charts, The Hoosiers are currently touring. They stop by the legendary recording studio Abbey Road to perform their hits "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Run Rabbit Run" off of their debut album along with Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys will al...
READ MORE

Sonya Kitchell Tours With Herbie Hancock Again; 'This Storm' Due Sept. 2

July 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Sonya Kitchell
Imagine the sonic equivalent of seeing your older sister's best friend again after she went away to college for a few years. As beautiful and poised as she was before, you simply can't believe the cute teenager you once knew has turned into such a smart and sexy adult. This Storm, the strikingly confident second album from singer, guitarist, and songwriter Sonya Kitchell, is an immediate and visceral album, dealing with serious issues and reflecting such remarkable growth that you can barely believe it's the same artist.

Kitchell's debut, Words Came Back To Me, recorded when she was on...
READ MORE

'Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles' Drops July 1

June 20th, 2008 7:00am EDT
John Mayer
On July 1st a brand new 2CD, DVD & Blu-Ray package hits stores entitled Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles filmed last December at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and directed by Danny Clinch. The special Columbia Records release includes three distinct sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a Continuum set featuring Mayer's full-band. Where The Light Is will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006 and incorporates each of the elements the five-time Grammy-w...
READ MORE

Overheard At The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

February 10th, 2008 11:18pm EST
Vince Gill
Quotes from the Grammy Awards:

''I just got an award given to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye? ... Just kidding.'' - Vince Gill, accepting the award for best country album from Ringo Starr.

___

''I appreciate everything and I know you are really proud of me right now and I know you wouldn't want me to stop and you'd want me to be the No. 1 artist in the world. And Mamma, all I'm gonna do is keep making you proud.'' - Kanye West, speaking about his late mother as he accepted the award for rap album.

___

''It's a pity Amy isn't here, but oh well, God ble...
READ MORE

15th Edition Of Grammy Nominees CD Released Jan. 29

January 25th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Grammy Nominees CD
What do Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and Feist have in common? Besides having an incredibly successful 2007, each artist has been nominated for a Grammy and has secured a spot on the 2008 Grammy Nominees CD.

The 15th edition of the best-selling compilation includes 21 tracks nominated across the spectrum of categories this year. Over 15 million Grammy Nominees CDs have been sold worldwide!

Click here to win a copy and other Grammy prizes!

(contest end Feb. 2, 2008)

1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around… Comes Around (Interlude)

Record of the Year

2. Amy Wineho...
READ MORE

Randy Jackson Drafts All-Star Team Of Artists For 'Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1'

January 25th, 2008 8:33am EST
Randy Jackson
Grammy-winning producer, virtuoso musician, hit songwriter, legendary A&R executive and, of course, lovable American Idol judge - Randy Jackson has called upon every aspect of his staggering career to produce Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, his first solo album, which is due March 11, 2008, on his new label, Dream Merchant 21, and released through the Concord Music Group.

The album includes a stellar ensemble of artists and features the return of fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul who's track "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" is her first release of new music in over a decade. Other g...
READ MORE

Herbie Hancock Aims To 'Court & Spark' Joni Mitchell Fans, With A Little Help

September 11th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
Herbie Hancock
September 4, 2007 - With the end of summer comes different weather, different colors, and the need to unwind, relax and do things a little differently. Herbie Hancock (www.herbiehancock.com), a master of doing things differently, will release his latest album, River: The Joni Letters on September 25.

The disc showcases a very different take on the music of folk-rock poet Joni Mitchell. Hancock teams with chanteuse Norah Jones for a rendition of Mitchell's beloved Court & Spark, offering a perfect soundtrack for settling into the fall.

While 'River' exemplifies Hancock's inspira...
READ MORE

Christina Aguilera Talks About Her 'Back To Basics' Tour (Part 2); Win Her CD

April 19th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera recently chatted with fans about her North American Tour. Each Thursday at 8pm Starpulse will post one of four portions of the interview, with the final part going live on Thursday, May 3, two days before Christina's 'Back To Basics' tour ends. Also, we're be giving away copies of her Back To Basics CD throughout this final leg of her tour. You can enter to win a copy here. This is Part 2:

Hey, how's it going?

Christina Aguilera: Hi.

You know, this album - to kind of stay on that - on that train of thought, was really honest and in some ways it almost soun...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, April 12

April 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Claire Danes
Happy Birthday to "The Family Stone" actress Claire Danes (1979), "Spring Break Shark Attack" actor Riley Smith (1978), Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman (1978), "Sin City" actress Marley Shelton (1974), "Charmed" actress Shannen Doherty (1971), Indigo Girl Amy Ray (1964), Everclear singer Art Alexakis (1962), country star Vince Gill (1957), Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia (1956), Canadian musician Pat Travers (1954), "Partridge Family" actor David Cassidy (1950), late night talk show host David Letterman (1947), "Married: With Children" actor Ed O'Neill (1946), jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancoc...
READ MORE

Josh Groban's New Cd "Awake" Hits Stores On Nov. 7; Will Tour In 2007

November 6th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Josh Groban
The legions of Josh Groban fans will slumber no more as Reprise Records announced today a November 7th worldwide release of the hotly anticipated "Awake", the follow up CD to the mega star's previous two albums, the self titled "Josh Groban" and the multi- platinum "Closer" which collectively sold well over 13 million CD's.

Groban's 'hands on' approach in the creative process of "Awake" is reflected in several Groban penned and produced songs along with musical contributions from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dave Matthews, Glen Ballard, Eric Mouquet, John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) Mari...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney's A&E Concert Coming To DVD Nov. 14

November 3rd, 2006 11:37am EST
Paul McCartney
On Friday, September 16th, 2005, Miami's American Airlines Arena played host to Paul McCartney. It marked the opening of an all-new, totally sold-out, concert tour that highlighted yet more Beatles, Wings and solo music. It didn't take long for the 11-week, 34 show 'US' Tour to became the hottest concert ticket in America. As a matter of fact, by the time the tour hit the road there wasn't a seat available to the public. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket heard Wings classics like "Too Many People," "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Live And Let Die," Beatles classics "Magical Mystery To...
READ MORE

New Album From Josh Groban

September 13th, 2006 3:12pm EDT
Josh Groban
The legions of Josh Groban fans will slumber no more as Reprise Records announced today a November 7th worldwide release of the hotly anticipated "Awake," the follow-up CD to the mega star's previous two albums, the self-titled "Josh Groban" and the multi-platinum "Closer," which collectively sold well over 13 million CDs.

Groban's "hands on" approach in the creative process of "Awake" is reflected in several Groban-penned and -produced songs along with musical contributions from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dave Matthews, Glen Ballard, Eric Mouquet, John Ondrasik Vandrasak (Five for Fight...
READ MORE

Prolific Modern Jazz Guitarist Lee Ritenour's "Smoke N' Mirrors" Available Now

August 25th, 2006 1:12pm EDT
Lee Ritenour
True to its intriguing and provocative title, Lee Ritenour's latest CD Smoke N' Mirrors takes listeners on a magical, multi-faceted global journey unlike any other in the legendary guitarist's three decade, nearly 40 album career. Inspired by his very first trip to South Africa in 2005, where he performed five hugely successful concerts at festivals in Johannesburg and Capetown, with Smoke N' Mirrors, Ritenour takes an expansive, polyrhythmic approach, working with musicians from South Africa, Cameroon-West Africa, Brazil, Columbia, Peru and India. Also joining him on this recording is an e...
READ MORE

Check Out "Waiting On The World To Change," The First Single From John Mayer's "Continuum" album

August 2nd, 2006 5:21pm EDT
John Mayer
From his acclaimed debut 'Room For Squares' in 2001, through 2003's 'Heavier Things,' to his most recent work with the John Mayer Trio, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has sold more than eight million albums and earned three Grammy Awards.

"As a songwriter, the Trio helped me focus on being more raw," he says. "As a guitar player, it helped me get a lot out of my system and get to a point somewhere between the Trio record and Room For Squares - and that's a really good place to be."

Over the past two years, Mayer's put in the time to get to that place. He famously toured an...
READ MORE

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Release First Album In Nearly 16 Years; Check It Out Here

July 30th, 2006 11:00am EDT
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians' "Stranger Things" represents the honest, unadulterated and utterly charming sound of a longtime band just being itself. Brickell calls this album, (the combo's first studio release in 16 years) a "true beginning," the one effort in which she and her original band-mates perform together as a bonafide group, without the addition of session players or too much production sheen. It's as close to the combo's live sound as a studio recording can get. Opening with an addictive little fuzz-toned guitar riff from guitarist Kenny Withrow on the title track, Stranger T...
READ MORE

Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter Re-release To Benefit AIDS Research & Relief

April 19th, 2006 11:05am EDT
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter is an eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. On April 25th Shout! Factory will release the videos from this successful benefit project on DVD for the first time, combined with a newly remastered CD in the same package. Red Hot + Blue brings together a diverse group of A-list artists including U2, The Neville Brothers, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, David Byrne (who also directs one of the videos) and more to cover Cole Porter gems such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Too Darn Hot," "I Get A Kick Out ...
READ MORE