Organist Ray Manzarek has died at the age of 74 following a years-long battle with cancer. Best known for his work with The Doors, Manzarek was a key component in shaping that group’s sound. The Doors are equally embraced and reviled. While certainly overrated in the grand scheme of pop music, they managed to produce a unique aesthetic in their four-year run, which yielded six studio LPs and one live album (supplemented by numerous studio and stage releases following Jim [...]
Eazy and ODB get resurrected for a hip-hop festival.
Beyonce and Andre 3000 cover Amy Winehouse. The result? Well, just listen.
New Orleans gospel singer Raymond Myles is the subject of a documentary, currently in progress, that needs your help. Read on for details.
Honoring the memory of one of pop music’s greatest producers.
The name Deke Richards may not strike you immediately if you’re not a Motown fanatic. But if you’ve got any love for the works of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 (and, of course, if you read this site, surely you must), the news of Richards’ passing is indeed a bittersweet note. Richards, born Dennis Lussier, was one-quarter of two of Motown’s most famous songwriting collectives in the post-Holland-Dozier-Holland era. First there was The Clan with Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson and R. Dean Taylor; together, [...]
The late, great Teena Marie was working on an album at the time of her passing. Does “Beautiful” match up to the best work of the soul legend?
New compilations have just been released collecting the hits of divas Kelly Clarkson and Whitney Houston. Is either disc necessary?
Honor Whitney-don’t sully her musical legacy. Did the team behind “Never Give Up” complete the mission?
A trailer from the Spike Lee-directed “Bad 25″ documentary. Chamone!