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Dr. Dre to Produce Marvin Gaye Biopic

Dr. Dre has permission from Marvin Gaye's estate's to produce a biopic about the late Motown singer, Variety reports. The rapper and Straight Outta Compton…
Maggie Serota / June 18, 2018

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The 10 Greatest Music Moments at the NBA All-Star Game

There’s probably no intersection between American sports and music that’s as strong and as symbiotic as the relationship between NBA and hip-hop. Countless pro ballers…
Al Shipley / February 14, 2020

The 35 Best Breakup Songs Ever

Murder! Suicide! Murder-suicide! Here's a compendium of pop’s most genius works of staggering heartbreak, with sentiments just caustic enough to make you consider sticking with…
SPIN Staff / January 30, 2020

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On Live Album Coming to Streaming and Vinyl

Marvin Gaye's sole live performance of his full landmark 1971 album What's Going On is coming to vinyl and streaming services for the first time…
Tosten Burks / August 30, 2019

Public Enemy: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D

This article originally appeared in the September 1988 issue of SPIN. It was an old-style protest handbill, unsigned, dropped anonymously on every seat…
John Leland / August 18, 2019

Sade: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the May 1985 issue of SPIN. Sade Adu is like her songs—smooth, elegant and beautifully arranged. A coffee-colored…
Jessica Berens / July 20, 2019

Ed Sheeran Copyright Trial Delayed Until “Stairway to Heaven” Decision Is Reached

Ed Sheeran's legal battle with Marvin Gaye co-writer Ed Townsend will continue after a judge cancelled an upcoming jury trial scheduled for September. In 2016,…
Rob Arcand / July 5, 2019

Stream Marvin Gaye’s Lost 1972 Album You’re The Man

Motown has released Marvin Gaye's You're the Man, the scrapped follow-up to Gaye's seminal 1971 album What’s Going On. The LP features 17 songs recorded in Detroit and Los Angeles in 1972, including new…
Tosten Burks / March 29, 2019

Motown Announces Release of Lost 1972 Marvin Gaye Album, Shares “My Last Chance”

In 1972, Marvin Gaye's follow-up to the seminal record What's Going On was shelved. Over 40 years later, Motown has announced plans to release the album, entitled…
Israel Daramola / February 7, 2019

Judge Rules Ed Sheeran Maybe Plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”

A U.S. district judge on Wednesday rejected Ed Sheeran's request to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the pop star of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1973 song "Let's Get It On"
Tosten Burks / January 3, 2019

Judge Issues Final $5M Judgment in “Blurred Lines” Trial Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

Judgment in the "Blurred Lines" copyright lawsuit was finally settled once and for all on Monday when a California federal judge entered a nearly $5…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / December 13, 2018

Ed Sheeran Sued for Allegedly Plagiarizing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”

Ed Sheeran is being reportedly sued (again) by a company called Structured Asset Sales for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit "Let's Get It On" on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 28, 2018

Ariana Grande Performs “No Tears Left To Cry” with Kygo at Coachella: Watch

After releasing her single "No Tears Left To Cry" Friday morning, Ariana Grande was spotted on Instagram riding somewhere on a helicopter with boyfriend Mac Miller. As…
Tosten Burks / April 21, 2018

“Blurred Lines” Copyright Verdict Upheld by Appeals Court in Favor of Marvin Gaye’s Family

A jury's 2015 verdict punishing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" to create the international chart-topper "Blurred…

Remember When Leon Ware Was the MVP of R&B?

Singer, songwriter, and producer Leon Ware, who passed away last night at the age of 77, sustained a decades-long career full of great and influential music--for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 24, 2017
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