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Is Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' A Prequel To 'Shaft?'

On Saturday (July 14, 2012) at Comic-Con, Quentin Tarantino revealed a little-known secret about his forthcoming movie Django Unchained. In the Hall H panel session, Tarantino drew a secret connection between one of the characters...

Isaac Hayes' Guitarist Dies From Cancer

Isaac Hayes' longtime guitarist Charles Pitts has died after a long battle with cancer.The musician, also known as Skip, passed away on Tuesday (01May12) in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65. Pitts grew up in Washington,...

Hayes' Home 'Foreclosed'

The home of late R&B legend ISAAC HAYES is set to be auctioned to the highest bidder after it was foreclosed by authorities, according to a new report. Hayes' estate is said to be in default...

Movie Reviews Soul Men

Soul Men may be the first movie ever released in which two featured players died after filming ended and before the movie hit thescreens. Virtually each review mentions the missing two souls, Bernie Mac,in a...

Stars Pay Tribute To Hayes At Vh1 Hip Hop Honors

Late great soul man ISAAC HAYES was given a special tribute at the 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors on Monday (06Oct08) with performances by MOS DEF, ESTELLE, SCARFACE and PUBLIC ENEMY stars CHUCK D and FLAVOR...

Stone + Hathaway Headline Mini-wattstax For Hayes

ANGIE STONE and DONNY HATHAWAY's daughter LALAH are to recreate a mini-WATTSTAX show on Saturday (27Sep08) to honour late great soul man ISAAC HAYES, who headlined the 1972 music festival. The two women and singer...

Family To Release Unheard Hayes Tunes

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES will continue singing from beyond the grave - his family has a stash of unreleased songs they plan to make public. The Theme from Shaft hitmaker died after suffering a stroke...

Tributes To Hayes At His Own Gig

Soul legends SAM MOORE and BILLY PAUL were among the stars who paid tribute to the late ISAAC HAYES at the concert his death prevented on Saturday night (23Aug08). Moore stepped in at the last...

Hayes' Family Wants Songs Back

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES' family is to launch legal action to retrieve the rights to his hit songs. The singer's back catalogue, which includes classics such as Do Your Thing and Theme from Shaft, was...

Hayes Denied Airport Tribute

LATEST: Plans to name an airport after late musician ISAAC HAYES in his native Memphis, Tennessee have been denied - because officials don't want to single him out for praise. Hayes was honoured in the...

Hayes Set For Airport Tribute

Late soul legend ISAAC HAYES is set to be remembered in his native Memphis, Tennessee after city officials announced plans to name an airport after him. Hayes was honoured in the state capital on Monday...

Hayes Remembered In Memphis

Late soul man ISAAC HAYES was remembered in his native Memphis, Tennessee on Monday morning (18Aug08) with a tribute eights days after his death. Funk icon Bootsy Collins, actress Anne Archer and leading rights activists...

South Park Pays Tribute To 'Chef' Hayes

SOUTH PARK creators TREY STONE and MATT PARKER have paid tribute to the late ISAAC HAYES - by posting a message on the show's website. The soul legend voiced the character of Chef in the...

Hayes Died From A Stroke

LATEST: Soul legend ISAAC HAYES died from a stroke, according to his family doctor. Family members found the Walk On By singer slumped by a treadmill at his home gym in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday...

Lee: 'Film Will Be A Tribute To Mac + Hayes'

Director MALCOLM LEE is re-editing his new movie SOUL MEN in a bid to honour his late stars BERNIE MAC and ISAAC HAYES, who both died at the weekend (09-10Aug08). Lee, the cousin of moviemaker...

Warwick And Gaynor Pay Tribute To Hayes

LATEST: Singers DIONNE WARWICK and GLORIA GAYNOR are the latest stars to pay tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, Warwick describes Hayes as "family" and revealed that he...

Franklin Pays Tribute To Hayes

ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to come forward with a tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, the soul legend insists the Walk On By hitmaker was much...

Isaac Hayes, Dead At 65

Isaac Hayes, who came into prominence as a hit-making soul singer in the '60s, then went on to compose the film scores for Shaft, Tough Guys , and Truck Turner in the '70s and '80s,...

Isaac Hayes Dies Aged 65

American soul singer Isaac Hayes has died at the age of 65, police have said.He was found dead at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at about 13:00 local time (19:00 BST) on Sunday.Hayes was reportedly...

By on 11 August 2008

Hayes Died Working Out?

LATEST: Soul legend ISAAC HAYES died during a workout on his treadmill, police investigating his death believe. Hayes was found "unresponsive" near an exercise machine and was rushed to a Memphis, Tennessee hospital where he...

Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES has died. He was 65. Hayes passed away on Sunday (10Aug08) morning at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. According to reports, the songwriter...

Musician Isaac Hayes Dies

Musician ISAAC HAYES has died. He was 65. Hayes passed away on Sunday (10Aug08) morning at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. According to reports, the songwriter was...

Hayes Gives Romantic Lovers A Voice This Valentine's Day

Soul man ISAAC HAYES is offering romantics the chance to spring a surprise on their loved ones this St. Valentine's Day (14Feb08) - by providing his famous voice in phone messages. The Shaft hitmaker has...

Hayes Rocks Soggy Womad

Isaac Hayes wowed the crowd at this year's rain-blighted Womad festival in Wiltshire last night.The singer performed Soul Man and the theme from Shaft in his set to make festival-goers forget the torrential downpours and...

By on 30 July 2007

Fans Puzzled By 'Lost' Hayes

ISAAC HAYES stunned fans at a Stax Records tribute concert in Hollywood on Wednesday night (18Jul07) by mumbling his way through his set and stammering to the audience. The soul man, who turns 65 next...

Soul Stars Celebrate 50 Years Of Stax

ISAAC HAYES, MAVIS STAPLES and BOOKER T. + THE MG'S were among the soul stars who reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of record label Stax on Friday (22Jun07). The 50 Years Of Stax concert...

Hayes Reveals He Dated Warwick

ISAAC HAYES and DIONNE WARWICK were once a secret soul supercouple. The Shaft hitmaker recently revealed he and Warwick, Whitney Houston's cousin, dated in the 1970s. He says, "I went out with Dionne (for) about...

South Park Shows Queen's Suicide

Matt Parker and Trey Stone have courted controversy once more with their South Park show after depicting the Queen committing suicide.No strangers to taboo subjects, the makers of the popular satirical cartoon have lampooned celebrities...

By on 30 March 2007

Clinton To Appear On South Park

New York Senator HILLARY CLINTON is set to appear as a character on satirical cartoon series SOUTH PARK. The US presidential hopeful will be recreated in two-dimensional form in an episode of the controversial show,...

Doors Album Photographer Brodsky Dead At 67

Iconic rock photographer JOEL BRODSKY has died at his home in Connecticut. The lensman, who famously captured the likes of ARETHA FRANKLIN, JIM MORRISON and ISAAC HAYES for classic album covers, suffered a heart attack...

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