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Pee Wee Ellis

Pee Wee Ellis Cause of Death Heartbreaking: James Brown's Saxophonist Dead at 80

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Pee Wee Ellis, the famous Saxophonist for James Brown, has died at the age of 80.READ MORE

Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball - Inside

Stephen Colbert and Rihanna Star in Super Bowl Themed Grammys Commercial [WATCH]

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With the Super Bowl 50 and the 58th Annual Grammy Awards taking place in just a few weeks, it's only right that CBS starts promoting both events. The network has a big month ahead of them since they'll be hosting both TV events just a little over a week apart from each other. So they put Stephen Colbert, Rihanna, Phil Simms, James Brown and Jim Nantz in one commercial to get fans excited for both events.READ MORE

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday to be Resurrected as Hologram at the Apollo Theater

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First Tupac and Michael Jackson did it and now Billie Holiday is the next artist tapped for resurrection in hologram form for a performance at New York's historic Apollo Theater.READ MORE

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Does James Brown on 'Saturday Night Live' in Hilarious Skit with Keenan Thompson and Bobby Moynihan [WATCH]

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Kevin Hart put on quite a show over the weekend when he stopped by "Saturday Night Live." The actor brushed off his James Brown impression for a skit that centered around the Godfather of Soul and his backing band The Famous Flames. It was one of the funnier sketches of the night. Hart's Brown is preparing for a 1971 gig at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. He and the band are running through the funky number "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" when they start to poke fun at the call-and-response nature of the group. Hart starts asking the band — which includes Keenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong, among others — if they should "get more funky." They answer "yeah" a few times before Hart takes it a step further.READ MORE


Eminem, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Marvin Gaye Recordings Used for Illegal Prison Mixtapes...Universal Music Bringing Lawsuit

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No good deed goes unpunished. Or at least no profitable act disguised as a good deed goes unpunished. The Centric Group and Keefe Groups, two of several such institutions cited by Billboard, have been selling "care packages" to families of incarcerated individuals, which can include music mixtapes as part of their appeal. Universal Music is calling these agencies out on it in a new lawsuit, alleging that selling these mixtapes for profit doesn't constitute fair use and the record is owed legal restitution. Among the acts represented on the tapes are Eminem, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.READ MORE

James Brown in 1999

James Brown Still Hasn't Been Buried, According to His Former Chauffeur

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Instead of a traditional burial, James Brown was mummified following his death in 2006 and is still above ground, according to The Godfather of Soul's former chauffeur.READ MORE

Ed Sullivan and The Beatles

The Biggest Moments in Ed Sullivan Show History: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jackson 5 and More

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It's unreal to contemplate that Ed Sullivan has been dead for 40 years as of October 13. No figure, and we mean no figure, who wasn't a musician themselves had a bigger impact on the listening habits of Americans than Sullivan did. Need proof? Check out seven of the biggest musical moments on The Ed Sullivan Show, listed chronologically.READ MORE

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[WATCH] ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic On ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’: Talks Iggy Azalea, ‘Mandatory Fun’ & Playing ‘Wheel of Fortune’ With Little Richard & James Brown [VIDEOS]

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Not that he needed to, but ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic stopped by NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to talk up his recently dropped album Mandatory Fun and all the hype it’s garnered since it’s mid-July release date.READ MORE

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Species Named after Famous Musicians: Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, Bono, Jim Morrison and Many More

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Mick Jagger had the honor (or something like it), as Music Times reporter Carolyn Menyes wrote earlier this week, of having an extinct species of pig named after him. The news itself isn't that shocking: scientists are naming stuff after musicians all the time. We've narrowed down a majority of the organisms and their respective titles into five categories.READ MORE

James Brown at the Newport Folk Festival in 1968.

HBO To Air James Brown Documentary in October

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For the eccentric performer who earned the nickname the "Godfather of Soul," one biopic is not nearly enough for such an incredible career, which is why HBO will screen the documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown next month.READ MORE

Kanye West

5 Hip-Hop Songs With Soul Samples: Kanye West, Jay Z, Trick Daddy, And More

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Check out these five songs that you may, or may not, have known sample soul throwbacks.READ MORE

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Mick Jagger: Rolling Stones Singer Talks Love Of Touring And Producing James Brown Biopic In New Interview

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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger may have just turned 71-years-old this past July 26, but that doesn’t mean the man is going to stop touring. In fact, during a recent interview with The Telegraph, the legendary musician states, “I don’t know when I’m going to stop, but I’m still going now.” He also spoke about his role in the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up.READ MORE

James Brown

Chadwick Boseman Says ‘Get On Up’ Sets The Record Straight About James Brown’s Drug Use

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Star of new James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' says it tells the true story of James Brown's drug use.READ MORE

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7 Artists Whose Most Famous LP Is A Live Album: Kiss, Johnny Cash, And More

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Typically, live albums are excellent additions to a die-hard fan's collection, but few people go out and buy a live album without owning some of the band's studio albums as well. However, these seven artists have released live albums that ended up being their most famous LP's.READ MORE

Watch the trailer for the James Brown biopic, 'Get On Up'

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The trailer for the James Brown biopic Get On Up has surfaced with Chadwick Boseman (42) portraying the Godfather of Soul. The two-and-a-half minute clip shows the origins of Brown's career as a legendary performer and bandleader. We see his stint in juvie, a high-speed police chance, childhood flashbacks, his trip to Vietnam, his sexual encounters and more with the tagline: "What you have heard is only the beginning."READ MORE

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