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Bootsy Collins: James Brown Made Me Take Lsd By Accusing Me Of Being On Drugs

Bootsy Collins claims he began taking LSD to ''prove'' James Brown ''right'', after the iconic singer ''started accusing [him] of being high''.The 68-year-old musician was a member of James' backing band, The J.B.'s, for less...

Motown Pioneer Al Abrams Dies

Abrams passed away on Saturday morning (03Oct15) at his home in Ohio following a battle with cancer. Reports suggest he was diagnosed with the disease just three weeks ago following a routine...

Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction

The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series....

Nile Rodgers To Receive Bmi Icon Award

The Chic leader, who is very much back in vogue thanks in part to his recent work with dance music duo Daft Punk, will receive the prestigious prize at the Saban Theatre in...

James Brown's Widow Demands To Know Reporter's Leaked Diary Source

James Brown's widow Tommie Rae Hynie is demanding a freelance journalist reveal their source after managing to obtain a copy of her secret diary.South Carolina reporter Sue Summer claims she was anonymously sent Hynie's personal...

'Get On Up' Gives Chadwick Boseman Another Showcase

With 'Get On Up', rising-star actor Chadwick Boseman takes on his second American icon, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. This follows his break-out role as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in last year's '42'.Chadwick Boseman...

How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' Creators

James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life...

Seventeen Rare James Brown Albums Released

Some great news for fans of James Brown: Universal Music Enterprises have announced the immediate release of seventeen rare albums by the late singer. The albums have been reissued on all major streaming and download...

Surprise, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Is About To Take The Weekend Box Office, By A Lot

Yes, hello, Guardians of the Galaxy is blowing up this weekend’s box office. In other news, the Earth is round (well, it’s an oblate spheroid, according to Wikipedia) and ice cream tastes good. But back...

Jill Scott: 'Playing James Brown's Wife Helped Me Understand My Mother's Predicament'

Singer/actress Jill Scott has a better understanding of women who stay with abusive partners after portraying James Brown's wife Dee Dee in new biopic Get On Up.The star reveals her mother was part of a...

Reviews Round-up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

The story of American funk, soul and dance legend James Brown is set to be portrayed on the big screen Brown’s music is some of the most influential in the pop era.Chadwick Boseman (r) plays...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown in Get On Up. Judging by the GIFs, he’s definitely got the moves and critics say he’s got the presence as...

Chadwick Boseman Was Hesitant About Starring In The James Brown Biopic "Get On Up"

Chadwick Boseman is quickly becoming Hollywood’s go-to man to portray cultural and historical icons. After playing baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, the 32-year-old actor is now in the role of James Brown in Universal...

Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

Actor Dan Aykroyd made quite an entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in America on Friday night (18Jul14) by performing one of his favourite James Brown tunes with rock 'n' roll veteran Bobby...

Aloe Blacc Challenged By Acting

Aloe Blacc found acting more challenging than making music.The 'I Need a Dollar' hitmaker is set to star in the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' and he admits that getting behind the camera...

D'angelo To Headline James Brown Tribute

Reclusive soul man D'angelo will join Aloe Blacc and Angelique Kidjo, among others, for an upcoming all-star tribute to James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl.The Brown Sugar singer has been added to the Get On...

Mick Jagger Impressed By Chadwick Boseman's Performance As James Brown

Actor Chadwick Boseman is wowing Mick Jagger with his performance as James Brown in the veteran rocker's new film project.The Rolling Stones frontman serves as a producer on Get On Up and he cast the...

Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

Dan Aykroyd has been sworn in as a Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy. The Canadian 'Blues Brothers' star approached Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit about joining while currently filming 'Get on Up' - about late...

Bettie Page Biopic Director Keen To Expose James Brown's Crazy Side

Late soul man James Brown is set to be exposed as a crazy oddball in a new documentary from the man behind the explosive new Bettie Page film.As The Help director Tate Taylor develops his...

Viola Davis' Daughter To Make Acting Debut In James Brown Biopic

Actress Viola Davis' three-year-old daughter will make her acting debut in an upcoming James Brown biopic.The Help star will play the Godfather of Soul's young mother in the film Get On Up, which is due...

Chadwick Boseman To Play The Godfather Of Funk & Soul, James Brown

Universal and Imagine Entertainment finally have their leading man: Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown in their upcoming biopic. The ‘42’ star will begin filming under Tate Taylor, who is directing the movie.Boseman...

Chadwick Boseman To Play James Brown

Chadwick Boseman is to play James Brown in a new biopic.The American actor - who recently portrayed legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in '42' - has closed a deal to star as the Godfather of...

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Brings Light To A Usually Backlit Piece Of Recording History

Dave Grohl has entered middle age, and as such it is time for the Foo Fighters frontman to branch out away from music as is the norm for the rock elite. With Sound City, Grohl...

Movie Mogul Brian Glazer Loves Having Mick Jagger As A Partner On James Brown Biopic

Movie mogul Brian Glazer is hoping his long-awaited James Brown biopic will help him form a long-lasting production partnership with Sir Mick Jagger, because he loves working with the Rolling Stones star.Glazer secured a deal...

Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl

Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.Written in Australia,...

Tupac & James Brown Mash-up For Tarantino's Django Unchained

Late music icons James Brown and Tupac Shakur have teamed up from beyond the grave for a mash-up anthem which will appear on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The moviemaker has worked...

Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

A Tribute To Dick Clark - Stevie Wonder Leads The Honours At The Amas

At Sunday night's (November 18) American Music Awards, Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark, the former presenter of American Bandstand.Clark passed away in April, aged 82 and Stevie said that he was...

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