Classic Hits & Oldies

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy The Isley Brothers are in a battle over their name. Billboard reports that Rudolph Isley has filed a lawsuit in Chicago Federal Court against his brother Ronald Isley over the trademark rights to their group’s name. Rudolph is claiming that despite the name “The Isley Brothers” being jointly owned by both of them, Ronald alone […]

Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Chaka Khan will be celebrating her 70th birthday at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, at the end of March. The R&B legend will be on hand March 29 for the opening of a new exhibit at the Hall, which will also celebrate the […]

TLR Music Group/ ADA Worldwide Smokey Robinson has shared a new track off his upcoming album, GASMS, which is set to drop April 28. The latest is “How You Make Me Feel,” which follows the previously released single “If We Don’t Have Each Other.” GASMS is Smokey’s first studio album in more than nine years. His last release was 2014’s Smokey […]

Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Byron Allen, Allen Media Group A battle over the name Earth, Wind & Fire may be headed to court. Rolling Stone reports that Earth, Wind & Fire LLP, the rights holders of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group’s trademark, has filed a lawsuit against Substantial Music Group and Stellar Communications over their Earth, Wind & Fire […]

Those who couldn’t get enough of Janet Jackson‘s Lifetime documentary last year will be happy to know there’s more to come. The network and A&E have greenlit a second documentary, titled Janet Jackson: Family First, which will pick up with the next chapter of Janet’s journey. The doc will follow her 2023 Together Again Tour, as well as her and […]

Courtesy Live Nation Get ready to “Sing A Song” “All Night Long” because Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire are teaming up for a joint tour. The Sing A Song All Night Long tour kicks off August 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and will visit 20 cities across North America before wrapping up at the Kia Forum in […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Smokey Robinson has done a lot in his career, but there’s still one thing he’s hoping to accomplish. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Smokey reveals his desire to try his hand at acting. “If there’s anything left on my bucket list, it would be that I would like to […]

Gaither Music Group/Arista/Legacy Recordings Most Whitney Houston fans know she was deeply rooted in gospel music, and soon they’ll get to hear  — and see — that side of her in a new album and documentary called I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston. The documentary TV special and corresponding album and DVD document Whitney’s […]

Dave Hogan/Getty Images Michael Jackson’s huge catalog of music is reportedly the next one to be sold. Sources tell Variety that the late singer’s estate is working on a deal to sell half of its interests in Jackson’s catalog, possibly to Sony and a financial partner. The deal is reportedly worth between $800 and $900 million. It […]

Bobby Bank/WireImage Charlie Thomas, a member of the legendary group The Drifters, passed away January 31 at the age of 85. His friend Peter Lemongello Jr. tells The New York Times Thomas passed away from liver cancer at his home in Maryland. “He was aging, but he was active almost every weekend,” Lemongello said. “Unfortunately, he went from being active to […]

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