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Marvin Gaye Collaborator Leon Ware Dies Aged 77

While the cause of his death is unknown, the Detroit-born writer and composer had received treatment for prostate cancer in 2009. The news was announced via a Facebook post from British soul singer Omar...

Rod Stewart Reworking Marvin Gaye Classic For Cyndi Lauper Tour

The two veterans will hit the road together in North America this summer (17) and they recently got together to chat about the trek. Rod reveals he's looking forward to having "a...

Marvin Gaye's Children Fight Blurred Lines Appeal

Nona and Frankie Gaye were victorious in their 2015 court battle over the illegal sampling of their father's Got To Give It Up hit in Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams' chart smash, and...

Jamie Foxx To Produce Series About Marvin Gaye

Jamie Foxx is set to produce a series about Marvin Gaye.The 48-year-old actor and Gaye's son Marvin Gaye III will executive produce a project about the life of the 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' hitmaker,...

Jamie Foxx Making Marvin Gaye Tv Series

Jamie, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray, is executive producing the new show alongside Marvin Gaye III, the Sexual Healing singer's son. "I've...

John Legend Believes There's A Lot Of 'Darkness In The World'

John Legend sees a lot of ''darkness in the world'' around him.The 37-year-old singer is gearing up to release his fifth studio album 'Darkness and Light' on Friday (02.12.16), and has said he came up...

Ed Sheeran's Lawyers Request Dismissal Of Plagiarism Lawsuit

Songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, and bosses at their publishing company HaloSongs, allege the star copied their 2009 single Amazing, which became a 2010 hit for Matt Cardle, the winner of U.K. talent show...

Marvin Gaye's Son Moves To Halt Release Of Biopic

The biopic has been in development for years and Marvin Gaye III previously spoke out in 2012 to condemn the project and urge rocker Lenny Kravitz to step down from the lead role....

Hans Zimmer Receives Apology After Copyright Case Is Dismissed

Richard Friedman sued Zimmer in January, 2015, claiming elements of his score for the Oscar winning movie 12 Years A Slave was lifted from his work. After the case was dismissed from...

Marvin Gaye Co-writer Sues Ed Sheeran For Allegedly Copying 'Let's Get It On'

Ed Sheeran is now on the receiving end of a second copyright infringement lawsuit. A new case, brought by the songwriter Ed Townsend, contends that Sheeran “copied the ‘heart’” of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit ‘Let’s...

Kanye West Scores 40th Top 40 Song

Kanye West has overtaken Michael Jackson in chart history.The 39-year-old rapper features on ScHoolboy Q's new single 'The Part', which has climbed to number 40 on the Billboard 100, making it Kanye's 40th appearance in...

Ed Sheeran Accused Of Copying Marvin Gaye Song

Ed Sheeran is being sued for allegedly copying elements of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' hit. Heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the song with Marvin - both of whom are now dead -...

Ed Sheeran Is Allegedly Being Sued For Copying Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

Ed Sheeran has been sued for allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'. The family of the late Ed Townsend - who co-wrote the 1973 hit track with Gaye - have reportedly...

Ed Sheeran Sued By Let's Get It On Songwriter's Heirs

Ed Townsend's heirs claim the Brit stole the melody, harmony and rhythm compositions from the 1973 hit for his tune Thinking Out Loud. It's not the first time Sheeran has been attacked...

New Marvin Gaye Documentary Backed By Family

Bosses at Noah Media Group and Greenlight production companies are developing the movie, Marvin, What's Going On? - a nod to the soul legend's iconic 1971 album, What's Going On? And the...

Jay Z Drops Social Justice 'Survival' Playlist

The playlist, which is exclusive to Jay's subscription-based music streaming website, brings together songs old and new about social injustice, including music by Nina Simone, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Fela Kuti,...

Stars Honour Marvin Gaye At Kennedy Center Gala

The Sister Act actress hosted the concert, titled How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, at the Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday and told the crowd about the late Motown...

Jennifer Hudson Among Songwriters Hall Of Fame Guests

The annual event, a ceremony and dinner, honours the industry's most talented songwriters and will this year see Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Nile Rodgers, Chip Taylor and Bernard Edwards inducted into the prestigious...

Meghan Trainor Kissed Charlie Puth During Recording Session

The pop stars stunned viewers at the November (16) prizegiving when they enjoyed a steamy kiss after performing their collaboration Marvin Gaye, sparking rumours their studio chemistry had spilled over into real life....

Marvin Gaye's Kids Lose Bid For Blurred Lines Legal Costs

Nona and Frankie Gaye were victorious in their 2015 court battle over the illegal sampling of their father's Got To Give It Up in Williams and Thicke's Blurred Line hit, and after a...

Smokey Robinson: 'I Thought Marvin Gaye's Death Was April Fool's Day Hoax'

The Sexual Healing star was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gaye, Sr., following a fight on 1 April, 1984, and Smokey first heard about the tragedy on the radio. "I'm...

Nile Rodgers And Marvin Gaye Lead Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductees

Chip Taylor and Rodgers' late Chic bandmate, Bernard Edwards, will also be honoured as part of the Class of 2016, which will take place in New York City on 9 June (16)....

Charlie Puth: 'I Was Obeying Orders When I Kissed Meghan Trainor'

The pop stars performed hit duet Marvin Gaye at the ceremony in November (15), and shocked fans by engaging in a steamy smooch at the end of the song.However their supporters were left disappointed when...

Charlie Puth: 'Bullying Made Me Ill'

The 24 year old pop star has revealed his life was made a misery by a group of nasty kids, and he is convinced the trauma made him sick. "It was mostly...

More Blurred Lines Headaches For Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams As Lawyers Demand Cash

Nona and Frankie Gaye were victorious in their 2015 legal battle over the illegal sampling of their father's Got To Give It Up in Pharrell and Thicke's Blurred Line hit, and they were...

Robin Thicke And Pharrell Williams Appeal Blurred Lines Lawsuit

In March (15), a California jury ruled the Grammy-nominated hit featured elements of Gaye's 1977 classic Got to Give It Up, and songwriters Thicke and Williams were ordered to hand over $7.3 million...

Marvin Gaye's Son May Have To Give Up Chunk Of Blurred Lines Payout To Ex-lover

In March (15) a California jury ruled that the pop pair's Grammy-nominated Blurred Lines hit featured elements of Marvin Gaye's 1977 classic Got to Give It Up, and the songwriters were ordered to...

Meghan Trainor And Charlie Puth Dismiss Amas Kiss

The annual ceremong took place in Los Angeles on Sunday (22Nov15), with Meghan and Charlie taking to the stage for a smoldering rendition of their duet Marvin Gaye. As they came to the end of...

Composer And Arranger Michael Leonard Dies At 84

The arranger passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Manhattan on 31 October (15), according to the New York Times. Leonard was best known for songs he composed for musicals...

Madonna, Marvin Gaye And George Harrison Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Blondie, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers, and Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards will also compete for a spot in the Class of 2016 as performers, while Motown legend Berry...

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