Legacy RecordingsEarth, Wind & Fire has just released a new remix of its classic 1978 hit “September,” coinciding with the news that the single has been certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The updated track, which was remixed by acclaimed producer Eric Kupper, is available nowRead More →

Honey Cone in 1970, Edna Wright in front; GAB Archive/RedfernsEdna Wright, lead singer of the chart-topping pop-soul group Honey Cone, died Saturday of a heart attack at a hospital in Encino, California, Best Classic Bands reports. She was 76. Wright’s sister, girl-group legend Darlene Love, confirmed Edna’s passing in aRead More →

Johnny Nunez/WireImageLegendary soul singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle came together for one of the most memorable Verzuz battles yet. On Sunday, the R&B icons met at Philadelphia’s Fillmore Theater to celebrate each other and sing their favorite hit songs that stretch back to the 1960s. Gladys and Patti shared stories from theirRead More →

Gary Miller/Getty ImagesReggae icon Toots Hibbert, who with his band Toots & the Maytals helped to popularize reggae worldwide, died Friday night.  He was 77. A statement posted Friday on the band’s official Twitter reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passedRead More →

Courtesy, Tia Sinclair BellRonald “Khalis” Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.  Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands with his wife, Tia Sinclair Bell, by his side early Wednesday morning. The cause of death has not yet been released but a statement fromRead More →

The Temptations in 2010, Bruce Williamson on left; Marc Broussely/ RedfernsFans of The Temptations woke up to the heartbreaking news that the band’s onetime lead singer Bruce Williamson has died.  The 49-year-old, who joined the band in 2006, lost his battle with COVID-19. The soul singer’s death was confirmed by his son, BruceRead More →

Dennis LeupoldIt’s the last day of August, but Mariah Carey is already in full planning mode for her favorite time of the year. The diva will star in Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special for Apple, which will feature music, dancing, animation and a story about bringing the entire world together. Read More →

Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty ImagesThe biographical movie about the late Whitney Houston won’t sugar-coat anything in her life, says the singer’s mentor, Clive Davis. Speaking to Variety, Davis, who signed Whitney to her record contract, says, “I have a mission here. I have a mission to makeRead More →

Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesThe upcoming Whitney Houston biopic has landed a studio, and a tentative release date. According to Deadline, Sony’s TriStar Pictures has won the bidding for I Wanna Dance with Somebody and is laying claim to a Thanksgiving, 2022 release date. Sony reportedly beat out around sixRead More →

Sony Music EntertainmentAs part of her ongoing series of Friday releases commemorating the 30th anniversary of her debut album, Mariah Carey has dropped a bunch of nostalgic content featuring three hits from her second album: “Emotions,” “Make It Happen” and “Can’t Let Go”. First, there are new Emotions and MakeRead More →