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Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award Pulled From Auction

Friday, June 24, 2016 6:15pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that auctioneers could not proceed with the sale of Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award. A temporary restraining order was issued against both Heritage Auctions and the late singer's estate to prevent the auction of Houston's Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music...

Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist

Friday, June 24, 2016 2:08pm

One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard,...

Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dead at 72

Friday, June 24, 2016 2:05pm

Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 72. "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit," Worrell's wife Judie wrote on Facebook Friday. "Rest in peace, my love -- you definitely made the world a better...

True Sadness

Friday, June 24, 2016 1:19pm

With echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists,boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies, the Avett Brothers have carved out a remarkably successful 21st-century space for themselves. On each of their last three albums, producer Rick Rubin has helped shape their sound without changing the artisanal recipe. On...

Damon Albarn, Johnny Marr, Ellie Goulding Outraged Over Brexit

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:39pm

In a historic referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, leaving a wave of economic uncertainty that has left many musicians and entertainment industry members crestfallen and outraged.  On Friday, British musicians like Blur's Damon Albarn and British indie pop band Bastille used the stages of Glastonbury Festival as a platform. "Democracy failed...

See Erykah Badu Go 'Beatnik Chanteuse' for 'Maiysha' Video

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:16pm

Erykah Badu directed the humorous clip for her collaboration with Robert Glasper, "Maiysha (So Long)." Glasper's versions of Miles Davis' recordings, Everything's Beautiful, is out now. In the video, Badu plays a "neurotic, beatnik chanteuse" named Sarah Bellam who is seen backstage before a show. She argues with her keyboardist and...

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