April 24th, 2015
Kool & the Gang among 5 Hudson nominees for N.J. Hall of Fame
Kool & The Gang, the R&B group that got its start in Jersey City and spawned monster hits like “Celebration” and “Jungle Boogie” in the 1970s, is among the finalists to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this year.
The group is one of five nominees from Hudson County and join 45 other possible inductees.
Click Here to Vote for Kool & The Gang
Voting Deadline: June 7, 2015.
Robert “Kool” Bell, leader and bass player for Kool & The Gang; his brother Ronald, a tenor saxophonist; and Dennis “DeeTee” Thomas, alto saxophonist were all raised in Jersey City and occasionally come back to make appearances. In 2013, the two Bells and Thomas visited Jersey City to mark the 50th anniversary of Kool & The Gang. Thomas called the city “a very groovy joint.”
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March 12th, 2015
PERFORMING FOR CAMP HOMETOWN HEROES
Had such a great time last weekend performing in Milwaukee for Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long camp in Wisconsin for children who lost a parent or sibling through service in the U.S. military. Great organization, and we’re honored to have been a part of their event.
March 10th, 2015
KOOL AS AMBASSADOR
The Illinois Governor welcomes Kool as Ambassador and receives REACH Angola delegation to Chicago to visit to partner in the development of a sustainable town based on Smart Microgrid technology.
Left to right: Phill Fisher Executive Director -REACH, Chountelle Bullock marketing, Robert “Kool” Bell Ambassador for Sustainable Energy- REACH, Dr. G. Avi Arrington Il Director of Global Outreach-REACH, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Ms. Maria Gomes REACH intl. Partner Angola, Mr. Carlos Gomes REACH intl. Partner Angola, Mr. Manual Cruz REACH intl. Partner Angola.
February 11th, 2015
GRAMMY WEEK EVENTS
George Brown and other members of the Gang joined The Roots last week for their Grammy Week Jam Session, which including guest appearances by Jamie Foxx, Meek Mill, Nick Jonas and more! Check out the link below for a recap and all highlights of this amazing night of performances!
Jonathan Azu of Red Light Management and Louis Taylor, George Brown and Curtis Williams of Kool & the Gang arrive at the Red Light Management 2015 Grammy Awards after party at the Mondrian Hotel on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
January 23rd, 2015
KOOL & THE GANG REMEMBERS CLIFFORD A. ADAMS, JR.
January 13th, 2015
Today is a sad day in The Bell family and Kool & The Gang family to learn of our brother and friend Clifford Adams untimely death yesterday. What a privilege to have had one of the world’s best musicians and trombone players with us for over 30 years. His work will always be remembered. Our prayers and most sincere sympathy is with his wife Marshal, sons Rovi & Farid, his mother and sister Yvonne and all other family members. Clifford my brother you will surely be missed.
January 8th, 2015
R.E.A.C.H. TO NAME KOOL AS GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
On January 8, 2015 REACH will name Mr. Robert “Kool” Bell the REACH Global Ambassador For Sustainable Energy. The presentation ceremony will be held at the Galvin Center For Electricity Innovation Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
REACH is a center established within the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation that creates opportunity for global societies to have access to clean economical and sustainable energy. REACH member organizations serve as the nucleus that utilizes the earth’s sustainable energy resources in an effort to make our world more pure and more productive.
“REACH, along with officials from the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, and Galvin Center For Electricity Innovation Illinois Institute of Technology are honored to applaud Mr. Robert “Kool” Bell for his global celebration of sustainable energy,” said Phil Fisher, Founder, REACH Consortium. www.REACHConsortium.org
January 7th, 2015
KOOL & THE GANG IN HONG KONG
Check out photos from our After Party last month in Hong Kong with Royal Dragon Vodka
December 24th, 2014
TONIGHT – WATCH KOOL & THE GANG ON YAHOO!
TONIGHT!! Check us out performing LIVE via Yahoo Screen at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Hit the link below for all information! Merry Christmas everyone!!
December 18th, 2014
KOOL & THE GANG LIVE ON YAHOO!
Check us out performing LIVE via Yahoo Screen, on December 24th. Hit the link below for all information!
December 10th, 2014
INTERVIEW WITH ARISE ENTERTAINMENT 360
Check out Kool & Khalis’ interview with Arise Entertainment 360 talking about the band’s Celebration of 50 Years of Music, and their holiday album, “Kool for the Holidays”!!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW!
December 8th, 2014
LIVE CHAT WITH HUFFPOST LIVE!
Want to join our live chat tomorrow with HuffPost Live, where we’ll be talking about all things Kool, our Celebration of 50 Years of Music and more? Go to the link below to submit your questions now!
December 2nd, 2014
TRIBUTE PACKAGE AT 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS
Thanks again to everyone who appeared in our Tribute Package during last night’s Soul Train Awards, with a special thanks to Questlove for his contribution to the piece. Check it out here!
December 1st, 2014
KOOL FOR THE HOLIDAYS – AVAILABLE NOW!
Visit our official store to purchase “Kool For The Holidays” today!
November 30th, 2014
KOOL & THE GANG RECIEVES LEGEND AWARD
We’re beyond honored to have received the LEGEND AWARD at this year’s Soul Train Awards, as well as a Once-In-a-Lifetime tribute performance from Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Ma$e, Da Brat, Joe, Tank, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, MC Lyte, Tamar Braxton, Liv Warfield, and Tessanne Chin!! Truly epic.
November 24th, 2014
KOOL FEATURED ON “SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE” PANEL AT BILLBOARD TOURING CONFERENCE
Check out Kool speaking at last week’s Billboard Touring Conference, on the panel, “Spirit of the Boogie: How to build a 50-year Touring Career”
November 18th, 2014
BILLBOARD COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC
Check out our feature in this week’s Billboard Magazine, a Commemorative Issue Celebrating our 50 Years of Music
November 17th, 2014
KOOL & THE GANG APPEAR AND PERFORM AT CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER’S 10 YEAR CELEBRATION
November 15th, 2014
KOOL & THE GANG APPEAR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
On Friday, November 14th, Kool, DT and Khalis appeared on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing with the Legendary Roots band. Check out some photos from their appearance below!
November 11th, 2014
KOOL & THE GANG HONORED WITH LEGEND AWARD AT SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014
Star-studded musical tribute to band included performances from Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, MC Lyte, Tamar Braxton, Joe and and Ma$e. Band continues to celebrate 50 years of Kool with appearance on The Tonight Show this Friday & performances at Clinton Presidential Library 10 Year Anniversary and 2014 Billboard Touring Award Conference.
Last Friday night, iconic soul and funk group Kool & the Gang were honored with the Legend Award for making 50 years of chart-topping music at the Soul Train Awards 2014. The award, which recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements and contribution to soul music, was accepted by the group – Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown and Dennis Thomas – after a star-studded musical tribute to their legacy and continued relevancy. The show will air on BET and Centric on November 30 at 8pm ET/PT.
Following the band’s acceptance of the award, where they thanked their fans for the continued support throughout the years, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and Da Brat hit the stage to honor the band with their Kool & the Gang sampled track “Not Tonight” which also included a video homage to the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes for her verse.
Continuing the celebration, Kool & the Gang performed a sold out Soul Train Review show at the Orleans Showroom on Sunday, treating the crowd to some of their biggest hits.