Classic Hits & Oldies

NPG Records/Warner Records Prince’s ’80s-era band The Revolution is set to headline two special shows celebrating the 40th anniversary of Prince’s classic album Purple Rain. The band — Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, Brownmark and Dr. Fink  — will take the stage at Minneapolis’ legendary venue First Avenue on Friday, June 21, and Saturday June 22, as part […]

Courtesy of Live Nation Earth, Wind & Fire are headed to Las Vegas this fall. The R&B group just announced a seven-date limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort, kicking off October 9 and running through October 19.  A Citi presale will begin Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. PT, followed by […]

NPG Records/Paisley Park Enterprises/Sony Music Entertainment A rare Prince B-side has been released to digital services for the first time to mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary singer’s 28th studio album, Musicology. The song, “United States of Division,” was originally released in 2004 to Prince’s NPG Music Club as a virtual B-side for the song […]

Gie Knaeps/Getty Images Some previously lost Marvin Gaye recordings may soon see the light of day after being discovered in Belgium. Over 40 years ago, Gaye lived in the home of Belgian musician Charles Dumolin, whose family recently uncovered a collection of items belonging to Gaye, the BBC reports. The collection includes costumes, notebooks and cassettes with […]

Legendary singer Diana Ross turned 80 on Tuesday, March 26, and the milestone birthday was marked by well-wishes from family and friends on social media. The singer’s daughter Tracee Ellis Ross celebrated her mom with a collage of photos on Instagram, writing, “Oh how I love you Mom. 80 incredible pictures of you in 80 seconds to […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage The upcoming Michael Jackson biopic, Michael, has added some more names to the cast, including actors who’ll play legendary music figures like Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Variety reports that Larenz Tate has been hired to play Gordy, the man behind Motown Records, the label behind such artists as the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, […]

Paul Natkin/WireImage The success of the Bob Marley biopic, Bob Marley: One Love, has motivated a lot of music fans to rediscover the reggae legend’s music.  The film was released on Valentine’s Day, bringing in $160.5 million worldwide, with a U.S. opening weekend of $28.7 million, and lots of those moviegoers followed up their viewing by streaming […]

Disney/Chris Willard Chic’s Nile Rodgers has been named Laureate for the the 2024 Polar Music Prize. He will be honored at a ceremony held May 21 in Stockholm, with the Swedish royal family in attendance. “Dance music has been played for thousands of years. However, there are few in history, if any, who have composed […]

Earth, Wind & Fire has won a lawsuit they brought against a cover band that they claimed was infringing on their trademark.  Back in March 2023, Earth, Wind & Fire LLP, the rights holders of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group’s trademark, sued Substantial Music Group and Stellar Communications over their Earth, Wind & Fire […]

Republic/UMe James Brown passed away in 2006, but fans are now getting to hear a never-before-heard recording from the Godfather of Soul.  The previously unreleased tune, “We Got to Change,” features Brown’s band the J.B.’s, with William “Bootsy” Collins on bass, Phelps “Catfish” Collins on guitar and “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield. “James Brown always leaned into the social tip,” Bootsy shares of […]

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