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Fans Puzzled By 'Lost' Hayes

19th July 2007

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...

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Soul Stars Celebrate 50 Years Of Stax

25th June 2007

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...

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Hayes Reveals He Dated Warwick

8th May 2007

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...

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South Park Shows Queen's Suicide

30th March 2007

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...

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Clinton To Appear On South Park

27th March 2007

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,...

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Doors Album Photographer Brodsky Dead At 67

26th March 2007

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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Knowles Isn't The Only Music Star To Strike A Pose

15th February 2007

BEYONCE KNOWLES might be the first non-model to grace the cover of the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue - but she's joining a host of male music stars in the annual publication. ISAAC HAYES, Oscar winners...

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Stax Returns With New Releases

19th December 2006

Legendary soul label Stax is back with a vengeance 46 years after it launched the careers of CARLA THOMAS, BOOKER T + THE MGS, ISAAC HAYES and OTIS REDDING. Concord Music Group is re-activating the...

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Hayes Slams South Park Scientology Dispute

14th December 2006

Soul great ISAAC HAYES didn't leave hit TV series SOUTH PARK because they mocked his religion of Scientology - insisting it was simply because he wasn't enjoying the show anymore. The 63-year-old soul singer, who...

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Hayes Returns To Performing After Stroke

30th October 2006

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES returned to performing live on Friday (27OCT06) when he played his first concert since recovering from a stroke in January (06). The WALK ON BY singer played San Antonio, Texas' Sunset...

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Controversial South Park Episode Rescheduled

12th July 2006

LATEST: US network Comedy Central has scheduled a 19 July (06) air date for a controversial Emmy-nominated episode of SOUTH PARK that lampoons Scientology and TOM CRUISE. A repeat of the episode, titled TRAPPED IN...

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Cruise Shocker Picked By Emmy Voters

7th July 2006

The controversial TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET episode of SOUTH PARK, which poked fun at TOM CRUISE, is the cheeky instalment which earned creators TREY PARKER and MATT STONE an Emmy Awards nomination yesterday (06JUL06). The...

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South Park Creators Collect Peabody Award

6th June 2006

Controversial animated TV show SOUTH PARK was honoured with a prestigious Peabody Award yesterday (05JUN06) in recognition of its work promoting tolerance in the US. The Comedy Central programme, created by MATT STONE and TREY...

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Etta James Honoured

3rd June 2006

Legendary musician ETTA JAMES will receive a Founders Award at Billboard's R+B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards in September (06). The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the prize for her five decades as a recording artist. Previous...

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Hayes Welcomes Fourth Child

17th May 2006

Soul singer ISAAC HAYES is celebrating after his wife ADJOWA gave birth to their first child together. The THEME FROM SHAFT hitmaker's wife gave birth to an 8 pounds, 5 ounce (3.76 kilograms) son named...

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South Park Wins Peabody Award

6th April 2006

Controversial animated TV show SOUTH PARK will be honoured with a prestigious Peabody Award in June (06) in recognition of its work promoting tolerance in the US. The Comedy Central programme, created by MATT STONE...

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Hayes Slams 'Stroke' Rumours

26th March 2006

Soul great ISAAC HAYES has slammed reports a stroke was the real reason he quit SOUTH PARK. Last week (ends24MAR06), an internet report claimed Hayes, 63, had suffered a stroke in January (06) and a...

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South Park Attacked By New Zealand Catholics

24th March 2006

Shock cartoon series SOUTH PARK is at the centre of another controversy after Catholic leaders in New Zealand publicly berated TV chiefs there for airing an episode featuring a bleeding statue of the Virgin Mary....

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South Park Episode Pokes Fun At Hayes

23rd March 2006

LATEST: Animated TV series SOUTH PARK has poked fun at departed star ISAAC HAYES and his Scientology beliefs by killing off his character CHEF in the opening episode of the next series. Hayes quit the...

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Chef Returns For South Park Premiere

21st March 2006

LATEST: TREY PARKER and MATT STONE have filmed a last-minute episode of SOUTH PARK in response to Scientologist ISAAC HAYES' request to be released from his contract because the show mocked his religion. The creators...

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Hayes Quits South Park Citing 'Bigotry' And 'Intolerance'

14th March 2006

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES has quit animated TV series SOUTH PARK after accusing the show of promoting intolerance and bigotry. Hayes, a Scientologist, has played CHEF on the hit cartoon series since 1997, but feels...

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Hayes Kept South Park Creators Away From Scientology

31st January 2006

SOUTH PARK creators TREY PARKER and MATT STONE avoided poking fun at Scientology for years because they didn't want to upset show regular ISAAC HAYES. The outrageous animators recently took a swing at the...

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The Things They Say 1122

25th January 2006

"I remember one time I did this fundraiser in Atlanta (Georgia).There was a white dude standing there with three kids. He says, 'Hayes... See those three kids there? It's your fault.'" Soul man ISAAC HAYES...

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Hayes Hospitalised With Exhaustion

18th January 2006

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES was admitted to hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, last night (17DEC05) suffering from exhaustion. The THEME FROM SHAFT icon, 63, became overworked after performing a gruelling series of concerts. His...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Warwick

19th December 2005

MYA, JILL SCOTT and STEVIE WONDER are among the stars set to pay tribute to DIONNE WARWICK at her upcoming 45th anniversary show. The show, which will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on...

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Travolta And Cruise Turn Out For Scientology Bash

1st November 2005

JOHN TRAVOLTA and TOM CRUISE were guests of honour at the Church of Scientology's annual gala in England this weekend (30-31OCT05). The pair were joined by partners KELLY PRESTON, KATIE HOLMES and Scientologist singer...

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Keys To Be Honoured Alongside Songwriting Greats

31st March 2005

R+B beauty ALICIA KEYS will be honoured with the coveted Starlight Award at the 2005 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME AWARDS, in recognition of her talents as a young songwriter. The FALLIN' star will receive...

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Hayes To Make Sitcom Appearance

11th March 2005

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES has signed up to make a guest appearance on BERNIE MAC's hit comedy series THE BERNIE MAC SHOW. The GRAMMY-winning star will offer some musical advice to one of the...

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Isaac Promotes Better Health On His Website

1st March 2005

Soul legend and celebrity chef ISAAC HAYES is helping his fans achieve better health by posting kidney-friendly recipes on his website, ISAACHAYES.COM. The WALK ON BY singer, who voices animated character CHEF...

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Isaac Hayes Urges Kids To Ignore Rap

28th February 2005

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES is urging young African-Americans to turn their backs on rap and concentrate on making music. The singer/songwriter admits he was a fan of hip-hop when the genre first started breaking...

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