Aretha Franklin, Queen of Piano

For the house band at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., the recording session on Jan. 24, 1967, was going to be just another gig. The musicians had never heard Aretha Franklin, the 24-year-old singer that Atlantic’s Jerry

Watch 50 Cent Reveal He's Crushing On Helen Mirren, Dish On John Travolta's Dance Moves and Sip Champagne

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson stopped by Conan on Monday night (Aug. 20) to pop a bottle his new champagne — and pour out some  his love for Helen Mirren.  The rapper told host Conan O'Brien that while he was in

How Aretha Franklin's Covers Sheltered — and Smothered — Songs By Other Artists

“Here’s how it worked,” Aretha Franklin’s brother Cecil once explained: “Aretha heard a song once and played it back immediately, note for note. If it was an instrumental, she duplicated it perfectly. If it was a vocal,

Dave Grohl Cheers On Baby Rocking Out To 'Play': Watch

Earlier this month, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl released his mini- documentary PLAY, a 23-minute, one-man instrumental recording. The project was made to celebrate the rewards and challenges learning a musical instrument and has inspired many kids to play, including a 17

Logic and Ryan Tedder Reunite Families During 2018 MTV VMA Performance Of 'One Day': Watch

Logic's music and performances are ten tied to -the-moment and hotly debated topics — from suicide prevention on "1-800" to his latest track "One Day," featuring Ryan Tedder, which is about the current immigration crisis.    So it was

Machine Gun Kelly Gets Emotional Speaking About His Daughter & His Haters at Hot 100 Fest: Watch

Machine Gun Kelly spoke with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs on Sunday (Aug. 19) at the Hot 100 Festival, discussing his friendship with Pete Davidson and playing with Tommy Lee, before getting emotional while talking about his daughter and


I care for drama. It gives me great comfort to realize why drama exists and how it is distinguished from reality and its importance in contrast to peace. Most people I have ever known link drama with

Drake Disses Kanye West by Changing 'Know Yourself' Lyrics at Chicago Show: Watch

The tension between Drake and Kanye West still seems to be brewing. On Saturday (Aug. 18), during his stop at Chicago's United Center for his Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, Drizzy sneakily altered the lyrics to

Terayle Hill Talks the Short Film ‘A Father’s Love, Acting, ATL vs. L.A. in the Film World & More

On Sunday August 5th in Atlanta, GA, film maker/ producer Kellon Akeem hosted a private screening for his short film “A Father’s Love”.   The founder Atlanta-based Mansa Productions premiered “A Fathers Love”, at The Gathering Spot

Kanye West & Kid Cudi Perform Together at Private Event in Los Angeles: Watch

It's not every day that Kanye West and Kid Cudi perform together in an intimate setting for a small contingent fans. The Kids See Ghosts collaborators joined forces on Thursday night (Aug. 16) at a private party for creative director and YEEZY collaborator Willo