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  • Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Readies Biopic 'Free Bird'
    Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle will co-write and produce a biopic about his life with the Southern rock band. The film, tentatively titled Free Bird, also focuses on one of the music's most tragic moments: The 1977 plane crash that claimed the lives of six people, including his friend and...
  • Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award Pulled From Auction
    A federal judge ruled Friday that auctioneers could not proceed with the sale of Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award. A temporary restraining order was issued against both Heritage Auctions and the late singer's estate to prevent the auction of Houston's Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music...
  • Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist
    One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard,...
  • Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dead at 72
    Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 72. "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit," Worrell's wife Judie wrote on Facebook Friday. "Rest in peace, my love -- you definitely made the world a better...