Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends


By: Andrew Unterberger/Billboard Two of the true living legends of popular music squared off live from Philadelphia in the latest installment of Verzuz last night (Sept. 13), in a matchup about as highly anticipated as any NFL game on this season-opening Sunday. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, iconic soul voices, personalities and hitmakers whose careers stretch back to theContinue reading “Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends”

Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87


Little Richard, the massively influential rock & roll pioneer whose early hits inspired a generation of musicians, has died at 87. Lezo Hoffmann/REX/Shutterstock Pianist-singer behind “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” and “Long Tall Sally” set the template that a generation of musicians would follow By: David Browne/Rolling Stone  Little Richard, a founding father ofContinue reading “Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87”

The narrow band of AM radio


Before streaming, before DVD’s, CD”s, cassettes and Stereophonic sound there was AM radio. Every home had an AM radio. AM is where you heard preaching on Sunday. a place where you listened to sports, and every form of music from Classical to country was available on the AM dial. At 10 years old, I becameContinue reading “The narrow band of AM radio”

“LIZZO” no introduction needed


If this is the first time you have heard the name Lizzo, it wont be your last. She has recently become a member of a very exclusive club. She joins Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Shawnnna, IggyAzalea, and Cardi B as the only female rappers to hit number one on Billboard’s hot 100 chart. No yourContinue reading ““LIZZO” no introduction needed”

#MeToo is succeeding where others failed — to mute R. Kelly


By: Brandon Griggs/CNN R. Kelly is still singing, but in the #MeToo era his voice is getting more and more muffled. As the R&B singer prepares for a scheduled concert Friday night in North Carolina amid persistent allegations of sexual misconduct, his career is under siege on multiple fronts. — Streaming service Spotify is removing Kelly’s musicContinue reading “#MeToo is succeeding where others failed — to mute R. Kelly”

Re-Introducing “Kelly Clarkson”


15 years ago, a 20 year old Kelly Clarkson gave us soul and went on to become the first American Idol    Kelly was quickly signed by RCA.  Her first single “A moment like this” was the best selling single of 2002 RCA didn’t want soul. RCA (A division of Sony Records) wanted pop.  Continue reading “Re-Introducing “Kelly Clarkson””

Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man


This video of a group of Swedish children putting a smile on a pensioner’s face shows how easy it is to spread joy. By:Emma Lofgren/The Local Filmed at a Stockholm train station, the clip shows an elderly man alone on the platform, waiting for his train, when a group of children run up to him.Continue reading “Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man”

Emimen Should Look Happier after making History… (Apparently Not)


picture USA Today By Adam Fleischer/MTV Early in his career, Eminem was a wild and zany jokester. In his songs, music videos, interviews — wherever, really — his acting over-the-top was pretty consistent. In recent years, though, Em has gotten a bit more serious, both in his music and demeanor. Even with that, his lack ofContinue reading “Emimen Should Look Happier after making History… (Apparently Not)”