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Bandleader Joe Hunter Dies

Motown bandleader JOE HUNTER was found dead in his Detroit, Michigan apartment on Friday (02FEB07). He was 79. Hunter's son JOE HUNTER JR told The Detroit News the cause of his father's death is not...

Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

Funk Brothers Sued By Film Firm

MOTOWN legends the FUNK BROTHERS are being sued by the film producers who helped bring the sidemen out of the shadows. The backing group played on all of Motown's biggest hits and recorded more...

Isaac Walks Out On The Funk Brothers

Soul superstar ISAAC HAYES has pulled out of the FUNK BROTHERS' European tour, citing "scheduling difficulties". The WALK ON BY singer was named as one of two featured singers on the tour, which kicked...

Joan Osborne Wakes The Dead

ONE OF US singer JOAN OSBORNE has signed up to front the reformed GRATEFUL DEAD on tour this summer (03) - and she's terrified. The singer, who recently fronted MOTOWN's house band THE FUNK...

Eminem Wins Big At Detroit Music Awards

EMINEM and the MOTOWN session group the FUNK BROTHERS took home the top prizes at the 2003 DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS. Eminem's LOSE YOURSELF - from the soundtrack to his film, 8 MILE - was...

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