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Watch Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat Reunite On The Soul Train Awards

Missy Elliot, Lil’ Kim, and Da Brat reunited last night for a performance of their 1997 single “Not Tonight” on the Soul Train Awards. The performance was a part of a tribute to Kool & the Gang, whose song “Ladies’ Night” is sampled on the track. It was the first time the track was performed… More »

By: James Rettig / December 1, 2014 - 9:35 am

The 10 Best Kool & The Gang Songs

If you’re prone to checking out, you may have noticed that Kool & The Gang have but one song in the top 6000: 1980’s “Celebration,” nestled at #3383, between Fuck Buttons’ “Olympians” and Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out).” The Gap Band have three songs on the list; the O’Jays have four. Chic’s absence from… More »

By: Brad Shoup / November 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Van Halen, Kool & The Gang @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 6/9/12

Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen (rocking an LA Kings t-shirt), and David Lee Roth brought their bombastic live show to a sold out Staples Center homecoming. Van Halen have been touring extensively in support of their new album A Different Kind Of Truth. The classic Van Halen tunes were played and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 11, 2012 - 4:12 pm

20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012 - 11:46 am

Reunited Van Halen Prep A Different Kind Of Truth, Tour

It’s been a long, long time since Van Halen released an album with their cartoonishly awesome first frontman David Lee Roth. Diamond Dave and the band parted ways spitefully after they released the 1984 album 1984, and then the band went on to make a bunch of bullshit with Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone replacing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012 - 9:25 am

My Morning Jacket Ring In 2009 At MSG

It’s a new year, we’re glad to be here … hopefully your hangover has subsided by now. I’ve seen some memorable NYE shows in NYC in recent years — the Strokes/GBV, DB-T, CYHSY, Dirty Projectors — but I don’t remember any as fun as this Jacket show sounds (well, maybe the Strokes). Celebrating at Madiso… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 3, 2009 - 6:38 pm