Classic Hits & Oldies

Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal Doja Cat‘s “Paint the Town Red” became her second number one a few months ago, no doubt in part due to the catchy sample of Dionne Warwick‘s 1964 classic “Walk On By” that goes through the entire track. But while appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday, Dionne admitted her first reaction […]

David Redfern/Redferns The ongoing debate about which of Aretha Franklin‘s multiple wills should be used to determine the handling of some of her estate has come to and end.  The Associated Press reports that Michigan Judge Jennifer Callaghan awarded the late star’s real estate to her sons, citing a handwritten will from 2014 that was found between couch cushions.  The more recent will overrides […]

Isa Foltin/Getty Images Kool & The Gang drummer and founding member George “Funky” Brown passed away Thursday, November 16, at the age of 74. “We lost our beloved husband and father, Kool & The Gang founding member George Brown last night,” read a statement provided by the family to ABC Audio. “He passed away peacefully at Long Beach Memorial […]

courtesy of Live Nation Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire are joining forces once again to bring back their Heart & Soul tour in 2024. The trek, an encore of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bands onstage together, will hit 30 cities, starting July 10 in St. Louis, Missouri. It will stop in St. Paul, Charlotte, Tampa, Nashville, […]

Courtesy CMT A new special called CMT Smashing Glass: A Celebration of the Groundbreaking Women of Music will salute pioneering female artists, including those who are no longer with us. Aretha Franklin, Sinéad O’Connor and Tina Turner will be remembered on the special, which airs November 15 at 9 p.m. ET.  Also, newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sheryl Crow will moderate […]

Sony Music Entertainment A new documentary about Michael Jackson’s Thriller is set to debut on Showtime in December and we’re getting our first look at it. A trailer for the doc, Thriller 40, has just been released, featuring snippets of interviews by such artists as Usher, Mary J. Blige,, Mark Ronson and “Thriller” video director John Landis. “It’s the ultimate blueprint to modern pop music,” Black Eyed Peas’ […]

Courtesy Rock & Roll Hall of Fame The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction gala has added nine new performers and presenters to its star-studded lineup. Stevie Nicks, Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, LL Cool J, Sia, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Common and Ice-T will join a lineup that already includes Elton John, Dave […]

Sony Music Entertainment/Warner Records The upcoming deluxe edition of Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls contains 47 previously unreleased tracks, and now we are getting to hear two more of them. The just-released “Darkside” and “Daddy Pop (12” Mix)” both come from Prince’s legendary vault. “Darkside” was recorded in Japan during Prince’s 1990 Nude Tour, while “Daddy Pop (12” Mix)” is the […]

BMG Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is being celebrated with a brand new box set. A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974, dropping December 1, will feature five Aretha albums and bonus material, including alternative takes, outtakes, B-sides and demos.  Making the set are 1970’s This Girl’s in Love with You and Spirit in the Dark, 1972’s Young, Gifted and Black, 1973’s Hey Now Hey (The […]

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival Madonna kicked off her Celebration Tour in London Saturday, October 14, and in addition to her many hits, she performed a cover of the Gloria Gaynor classic “I Will Survive.” Well, Gloria was all for it. Gaynor took to Instagram to give Madonna her seal of approval, sharing video of Madonna singing the tune while strumming her […]

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