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David Bowie Helps Vinyl Sales Reach A 25 Year High In The UK


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Vinyl sales in the UK reached a 25-year high in 2016, with more than three million LPs sold over the past 12 months.

The death of music icon David Bowie in January was a key driver in sales of LPs, with his final album Blackstar becoming the UK’s biggest selling vinyl of the year.

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Pete Doherty Will Launch His First Solo Album In December


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Pete Doherty has revealed his first solo album.

The 37-year-old singer has announced he will release his first LP in seven years, which will be titled 'Hamburg Demonstrations', on December 2, and the star has unveiled the lead single on the collection will be called 'I Don't Love Anyone (But You're not Just Anyone').

The rocker joined forces with The Libertines and Babyshambles producer Johann Scheerer whilst in Hamburg, Germany, where he relocated to for six months to complete the album.

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Adele Pays Tribute To Amy Winehouse On What Would Have Been Her 33rd Birthday


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Adele has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse, on what would have been the late star’s 33rd birthday.

“Happy Birthday Amy X,” Adele posted on Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday night (September 14th), following that the following night with an on-stage dedication to Winehouse’s memory while on tour in Boston.

Before breaking into her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’, with the crowd responding by holding up their phones, Adele said that it was the ‘Back To Black’ singer who first inspired her to pursue music when she was a teenager.

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Amy Winehouse's Father Hits Out At 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia After Oscar Win


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Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse has once again slammed Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, after it won the award for Best Documentary Feature at last night’s Oscars (February 28th). Mitch has been vocal in the past about his disapproval of the film and has also said he’s in the process of making his own documentary to honour his daughter.

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On twitter Mitch told his 63.3k followers: 'Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about...Asif. He's fooled everybody. I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar. It's a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this.’

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James Bay, Years & Years And Adele Lead Brits 2016 Nominations


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The Brit Awards are coming tonight (February 24th 2016) and so the nominations are up for this year's best British pop acts. James Bay, Years & Years and, predictably enough, Adele lead the pack with four nominations each, while Amy Winehouse gets a posthumous nod in the Best Female Artist category.

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After becoming 2015's Brits 'Critics' Choice' award winner with the release of his debut album 'Chaos and the Calm', singer-songwriter James Bay has found himself one to beat at the 2016 ceremony. He's up for British Breakthrough Act, Male Solo Artist, Mastercard's Album Of The Year and British Single with 'Hold Back The River'.

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Amy Winehouse's Mother: 'She Might've Had Tourette's'


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It's no secret to anyone that talented popstar Amy Winehouse suffered a variety of mental illnesses in the last few years of life, caused undoubtedly by the multitude of drugs and alcohol that she voraciously consumed, as well as the pain and suffocation caused by being internationally famous and a total press magnet. But her mother Janis has recently revealed that she may also have been a victim of Tourette Syndrome.

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Janis Winehouse-Collins is set to publish her book based on the inner vulnerabilities of her late daughter, who died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 on July 23rd 2011. Entitled 'Loving Amy: A Mother's Story', the book will explore the side not often seen by fans or the press during her career as well as an in depth look at the various of illnesses she suffered in the months leading up to her death; a tragedy that ironically came after several weeks of sobriety. 

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Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled In London, 3 Years After Death


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Amy Winehouse is still being honoured three years after her tragic death, a bronze statue of the British singer was unveiled in the London neighbourhood of Camden on Sunday (Sept 14th), which would have been her 31st birthday.

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The statue was unveiled on what would have been Amy's 31st birthday

The public unveiling, which took place where the late singer lived prior to her death, was attended by Amy's father Mitch Winehouse, who was accompanied by his wife and her mother Janis Winehouse. In front of the gathered crowd, Mitch lovingly hugged and kissed the statue.

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Daniel Radcliffe & 4 More Celebrities Who Battled Alcoholism


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Fame, fortune, talent and beauty are amongst the qualities those in the public eye enjoy. Unfortunately, they come with a heavy price of media attention, pressure and fan obsession. Whilst many celebrities are able to deal with the pressures of constant scrutiny, others find it considerably more difficult and turn to alcoholism and substance abuse as a means of coping. Amongst them is Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe admitted he had problems with alcohol.

We still think of Radcliffe as the eleven year old who first graced our screens as Harry Potter in 2001 but, at the age of 24, Radcliffe has admitted he has experienced problems with alcohol due to his long running fame. In an interview with Sky Arts, due to be broadcast later this year, he explained how the fame and attention from Harry Potter had taken its toll.

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Exhibition, Looking Into Amy Winehouse's Private Life, Goes Up At London's Jewish Museum


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An exhibition, opening today at London’s Jewish Museum, delves into the life of Amy Winehouse, in a way that hasn’t been seen by the public before. The exhibition features the late singer’s clothes, CDs and extensive book collection – from Hunter S.Thompson’s Kingdom of Fear, to a Snoopy book Amy swiped from her brother as a child – as well as photographs, shoes and all kinds of previously private artefacts from the singer’s life. The exhibition is curated with the help and cooperation of Amy’s family, particularly her brother, as the museum’s main goal was to show a true, if lesser know side of the tragic performer.

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Winehouse's sudden and unexpected death two years ago created a number of myths.

Many visitors will find it moving. "And it carries on being moving," said the museum's chief executive, Abigail Morris. "Every time I go around there is something else that catches me. It is a really honest exhibition and you get a sense of the real person – as well as being a big, famous icon she was from a very strong, loving family and that really comes across."

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Shambles: Pete Doherty To Sell Amy Winehouse And Kate Moss' Fag Ends


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Um...eww! Pete Doherty has announced plans to sell the random celebrity tat his friends haven't bothered to bin when they're round at his, according to an interview with NME. "I've got fag butts that belong to Bobby Gillespie, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, and I've got Christmas paper that [former Coventry City goalkeeper] Steve Ogrizovic sent to the guy from Black Sabbath. All kinds of sh*t, basically," proclaimed Doherty, sh*t here being the keyword.

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Would You Buy From This Man? Pete Doherty To Sell Friends' Junk.

It seems he needs a bit of extra dosh to fund his expensive lifestyle in Paris, where the guitarist and poet is reportedly living with Home Alone child star, Macaulay Culkin, with plans to acquire said cash with some good old cockney market stall dealing. He wants to set up a market stall in the alternative and eclectic Camden market - the borough of London where his friend 'Back To Black' singer Amy Winehouse unexpectedly died in 2011. Yes, the famous market specialises in the bizarre but isn't cigarette butts and scrunched up wrapping paper a bit much? Doherty has previously revealed to The Independent that he is quite the hoarder too, describing the "silks, bones, leathers, skulls, palettes - what's that thing you put canvases on? - oh yeah, easels, frames, boots, laces, wigs, mannequins..." that lie in piles about the mansion he used to rent from Lord Cardigan. Sounds like someone needs a little visit from TV cleaning duo Kim and Aggie.

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Amy Winehouse's Father Continues Mitch-ing Session Against Beyonce And Andre 3000 Back To Black Cover


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Beyonce might have been on the wrong end of a tongue lashing from Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, but it was nothing to the sort Andre 3000 received as Winehouse Sr once again tore into the cover of Back To Black that the pair had recorded for Baz Luhrmann movie, The Great Gatsby.

Previously, Winehouse had blasted Beyonce in The Daily Mail, saying that he hadn’t given her permission to use the song and that he didn’t think “she brings anything to it.” He added “They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money.”

Now it’s Be’s collaborator, Outkast’s Andre 3000, who has ended up the wrong side of a Mitch-ing session. Apparently having heard Andre’s vocals on the track for the first time, Mitch took to Twitter to scathe “I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all. Mitch.” Oof. Thankfully for the pair, Mark Ronson – who worked with Amy on the original version of the song – has been rather more accepting of the new rendition, with MTV reporting that he told his East Village Radio show "I'm flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too." What do you think? Listen to both below.

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Brit Awards 2013 - Why They Were The Blandest Brits, And Who Should Have Won...


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Awards ceremonies are supposed to make you laugh. They’re supposed to make you cry. They’re supposed to make you angry. They’re supposed to shock the living daylights out of you. They are supposed to provide some serious ‘water cooler’ moments for you to talk about at work the next day. Did The Brits do any of these things? Did they heck. The most animated we got last night was when we managed to muster up the energy to actually yawn.

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Ben Howard at the Brits 2013, possibly the blandest year ever?

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Kids Inaugural - Light On Politics, Heavy On Pop Thanks To Katy Perry, Usher And Glee


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On Saturday (January 19, 2013), 5,000 American kids were treated to a pop spectacle at the Kids Inauguration, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center but will it have any impact on those kids’ future political tendencies? Asides from Usher asserting “the youth matters!” during his aerobically-challenging, dance-heavy performance, the message of the evening seemed to be none more challenging than ‘let’s have fun and celebrate!’

The 5,000 strong crowd, Washington Post reports, was made up primarily of military families, public school kids from DC and a ton of “media folk.” As well as, of course, Sasha and Malia Obama, representing their mom and dad, the First Lady, Michelle Obama and of course President Barack Obama, celebrating the official start to his second term in office yesterday (January 21, 2013). But the evening was low on politics and heavy on pop, with Katy Perry putting in a star turn, in a sparkling, star-spangled onesie and sharing some of her greatest hits for the gathered throng, singing ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework’ “with gusto.”

The cast of Glee were also on hand with the lightweight entertainment, performing ‘Valerie’ (made famous by Amy Winehouse) and ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. Meanwhile, the California boy band Mindless Behaviour might not have the kind of name that you think would get the White House seal of approval but their highly physical performance got the thumbs up from the Obamas, nonetheless. 

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Amy Winehouse's Home Sells For £700,000 Less Than Original Asking Price


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Amy Winehouse's home has sold for £1.98m ($3.2m) at an auction in Piccadilly, by auctioneer Chris McHugh. The original asking price was £2.7m when it was on the open market but after sparse interest and a few bidders failing to be able to actually get the money together to purchase it, the family opted to sell it at auction.

The house is a semi-detached property in Camden Square and despite there being no word of Winehouse's name in the auction catalog, "word got out" according to Mr McHugh. As the BBC reports, there were 5 bidders who got the ball rolling after the star price was set at £1.7m. The guide price is said to have been £1.8m but the price it eventually sold for is apparently pretty standard for that area of Camden. "They did have it on the market but they didn't get the result for them," said Mr McHugh. Adding, "I think they are pleased they have drawn a line under it."

Celebrity memorabilia is normally hot property, and the ex-homes of celebrities often do sell for more than the normal price for the size and location, but perhaps that it was the place that Amy Winehouse was found after she died put some sellers off hence the very reduced price that it eventually sold for. 

The Amy Winehouse Foundation Gears Up For Fundraising Ball, Featuring Jamie Cullum


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The Amy Winehouse Foundation is preparing for its first major fundraising event. Sky News report that the organisation is gearing up for the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball at the Dorchester Hotel.

Calling upon his daughter’s many contacts in the recording industry, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse is helping to promote the event, which will feature performances from Jamie Cullum, Matt Goss and Amy’s friend (and former contestant on the Voice), Tyler James.

The money raised will be used to help disadvantaged young people; something that Mitch explained was very important to Amy. He recalls how he once asked Amy who a girl was, in her flat and Amy replied that the girl was homeless and that she was helping her out. She stayed with Amy for around six months.

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Celebrity Auctions, Amy Winehouse's House Up For Auction At £1.8m


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Despite Amy Winhouse's continued success posthumously (Yahoo reported back in July '12 that she'd sold closing in on 2 million records since her death), the 'Back to Black' singer's physical assets aren't doing so well. Her house had been up for sale with a price tag of £2.7m, but with no takers her parents have been forced to put it up for auction with a guide price of just £1.8m. A massive £900,000 reduction, the BBC reports.

Winehouse's home was situated on Camden Square which was turned into something of a shrine after her death. She was found in the house on July 23rd 2011, aged just 27, which means she was added to the '27 Club'- a group of the dead greats, all of whom died at this fated age, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Winehouse's death in the house could be one aspect putting punters off. 

At a former price tag of £2.7m there were some people interested, but deals fell through as the funds couldn't be found. An auction was deemed safer as buyers would definitely have the money to pay for such a pricey home. The auction will take place at Bafta HQ in Piccadilly, London and the auction catalogue doesn't mention the artist, perhaps for the reasons above. An auction could also lead to a bidding war, so despite the £1.8m guide price, that could certainly escalate. In other news, two dresses of Amy's were stolen from the house last month as items of hers were organised for a separate auction, the proceeds from which would've gone to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. 

"Sick" Thieves Steal Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress From Her Home


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The wedding dress that Amy Winehouse wore when marrying Blake Fielder-Civil has been stolen from her home, as well as another dress that she wore during a performance on Later... with Jools Holland.

Her wedding garment was a short white dress with a red anchor pattern, and the other was a newspaper print style cocktail frock. The dresses combined were worth an estimated £130,000 according to The Sun. No one broke into the house that has ended up being made into something of a shrine for the late singer, rather the two dresses went missing during a couple of days in which some of Amy's belongings were being catalogued for a sale to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. 

Mitch Winehouse, Amy's Dad said: The house in Camden is being sold so all of her possessions have been tagged, numbered and logged in preparation of storage. There was a window of about two days while that process was underway when the dresses could have been taken... We are all baffled as to why some of her designer dresses didn't go too. There were a couple from Dolce & Gabbana worth a fortune." Considernig the possibility that it was a made-to-order robbery, he said "Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value... It's sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value."

Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress Stolen Prior To Auction


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The wedding dress belonging to the late Amy Winehouse has been snatched from her home in Camden, London where the singer passed away last year.

The dress was white cotton with anchors detailing it and was worn when the singer married her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil  in 2007 on Miami Beach, Florida. According to Amy's father Mitch, the dress was one of the less valuable items in terms of price that remained at her house. 'We are all baffled as to why some of her designer dresses didn't go too. There were a couple from Dolce & Gabbana worth a fortune', he told The Sun. 'Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops.' The frock, however, was an item of great sentimental value and was due to be auctioned off for charity at an expected £100,000. 'Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value', Mitch continued. 'It's sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value.'

Another dress was also stolen from the house; a newspaper print cocktail dress that the 'Rehab' hit maker wore on 'Jools Holland's Later show'. That outfit was thought to go for £30,000 at auction.

Thieves Steal Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress From Camden Home


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Amy Winehouse's family and friends have been left devastated after thieves raided the late singer's Camden home, taking off with £130,000 worth of dresses, including the gown she wore on her wedding day in 2006. Several of the pieces were set to be auctioned in New York later this year to raise money for the family's charity The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

According to the London Evening Standard, a newsprint cocktail dress that she famously wore on the Jools Holland show in 2006 was also taken from the house, where she died last year. The wedding dress had a predicted value of $100,000, while the 'Jools' dress would have raised around £30,000. Amy's father Mitch said he was "baffled" as to why the thieves had not gone for the more valuable designer dresses, saying, "Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value." In theory he's right, though the designer dresses would no doubt have been easier to sell-on. The dress she wore on the Jools Holland show is pretty recognisable and - like famous works of art - has a decent chance of showing up eventually. Mitch added, "It's sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value."

The Grammy award winning singer was found dead on July 23, last year. Traces of the alcohol withdrawal drug Librium were found in her body, though there were no signs of illegal drugs.

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Amy Winehouse To Return To The Stage In A Fictionalised Account Of Her Life


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The notorious, glorious and late Amy Winehouse will be remembered and celebrated once again as her life is adapted into play-form that will open on the stage in Copenhagen in January 2013. The play will be called 'Amy'.

According to the Danish Royal Theatre, in Denmark's capital, the intention of the play is to illustrate the "enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began." Indeed, Amy went from zero to hero in a matter of months, with her second album Back to Black which featured songs that have become contemporary classics; Rehab, Back to Black and Love is a Losing Game. The play has been written in Danish by 'The Red Room' (Det Roede Rum, in the native Danish), which is a group of 11 writers and is, according to the Telegraph, based upon interviews, speeches, newspaper articles, letters, concerts and Amy's songs, and will focus on her relationships with drugs, alcohol and Blake Fielder-Civil. If the show is a success it will undoubtedly be translated and toured around Europe and further afield. 

Amy died in tragic circumstances in 2011 but is still loved and revered by fans all over the world. She has also had singles released posthumously. With a voice like no other, the task of playing Amy and singing her songs will be mammoth, but Dane Johanne Louise Schmidt will certainly give it her best shot. 

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Zen Of Bennett - The Most Active Man In Showbiz Tony Bennett Talks Lady Gaga


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Even at the ripe old age of 86, Tony Bennett is still more active than most mid-twenty-year-olds. He has one of the longest musical careers that is still alive and kicking, and has still yet more planned. Tomorrow sees the release of a detailed documentary about his life, created by his son Dan Bennett, called 'Zen of Bennett'.

The film includes a portion dedicated Bennett's relationship with Amy Winehouse, with whom he recorded her last duet before she died. The film will coincide with the release of his third album of duets, entitled 'Viva Duets'. This latest album is a collection of duets with the world's best Latino artists. In an interview with TIME he spoke about the recording process, saying "We [went] where they live, so each record took a couple of days of getting to know them, meeting their managers and their friends, and they became great relationships." He said, "They're really tremendous artists, each one of them."

He seemed even more excited, however, about another upcoming project with Lady GaGa. "Lady Gaga called me from Australia and she said, "I want to do a jazz album with you."" The impressive octogenarian revealed, "So we're going to doing it with Marion Evans, the great orchestrator. We're going to have a big swinging album." He sang high praise for the quirky singer, "I call her the Musical Picasso. She's so creative and she changes every two minutes" he said. Later, he revealed that there was nothing in his entire back catalogue (which is incredibly extensive) that he regrets, hopefully Gaga wont put an end that immense 60 year streak and will prove to be another triumph with another of pop's biggest character's.

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Amy Winehouse’s Headstone Features Mark Ronson And ‘The Voice’ Star


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Amy Winehouse’s headstone has finally been unveiled in Edgware, North London, and features the names of the singer’s closest family and friends. The Camden-based star’s collaborator Mark Ronson is mentioned, as is her soul singing goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.

The stone – inscribed with pink writing – carries a prominent tribute to Amy’s late grandmother Cynthia Levy, with the singer’s name featuring below. It reads, “Forever in the hearts of their devoted family”. The headstone also features a host of other colleagues and friends who were close to the singer, including manager Raye Cosbert, backing singers Zalon Thompson and Ade Omotayo and Dale Davis, her long-time bass player. Reg Traviss – her boyfriend at the time of her death – is mentioned, as is her best friend Tyler James, who most recently featured on the BBC singing contest The Voice. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is conspicuous by his absence on the headstone.

The unveiling of the headstone comes as a new box-set ‘Amy Winehouse at the BBC’ was announced. Set to hit shelves on November 12, the package includes a total of four discs, three of which are compilations of live performances.


Amy Winehouse “Fake” According To British Indie Musician Geoff Barrows


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For a man associated with the cool, glacial music of British band Portishead, the group's co-founder Geoff Barrows can sure be head strong when he wants to be. The 39 year-old musician was promoting his side-project Beak's new album to Electronic Beats when he decided to launch a scathing attack on the late singer Amy Winehouse, accusing her of being "fake" in her singing style.

"I think Whiney Sh*tehouse - Amy Winehouse -, by the end of it, had become just a comic character of herself and how she sang" Barrows fumed to the blog. "I saw her with an electric guitar in a little pub in Bristol and people were going "that's amazing" but it wasn't all that. Then she had the big drug problem and all the tabloids got involved and she would start being Minnie Ripperton or whatever it was." He finished his tirade by saying "It seemed fake, but because there was a massive drug problem you couldn't say it was fake, but her actual voice was fake. She had a real life with a fake voice."

Barrows however was more complimentary about Adele, commenting that "I think Adele sings in her own voice, I think it's her trying to be a big voice and that's her." Barrow has since been forced to defend his comments on Twitter, claiming that he was "misquoted", though insisted that he still wasn't a fan.


Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Forced To Explain Amy Winehouse ‘Fake’ Comments


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Amy Winehouse fans have been showing their allegiance to the late singer, following remarks made by the Portishead producer Geoff Barrow. Barrow made the comments about Amy’s voice, during an interview with his band Beak for Electronic Beats magazine. The producer was asked about his opinion on female vocalists in the music industry and branded Amy’s voice as “fake.”

Referring to Winehouse as “Whiney Shitehouse,” Barrow said “Amy Winehouse –by the end of it, had become just a comic character of herself and how she sang. I saw her with an electric guitar in a little pub in Bristol and people were going ‘that’s amazing’ but it wasn’t all that. Then she had the big drug problem and all the tabloids got involved and she would start being Minnie Ripperton or whatever it was. It seemed fake, but because there was a massive drug problem you couldn’t say it was fake, but her actual voice was fake. She had a real life with a fake voice.” It was a fleeting moment in the interview but it’s caused a stir in the media.

On Geoff Barrow’s Twitter, he has responded to Amy Winehouse fans who have criticized him for his comments. He’s defended his comments, though he admits that his words were “pretty misquoted.” Late yesterday (September 20, 2012), Barrow posted a message to say “I'm sure she was a lovely caring talented person - I didn't know her. Very sad that she passed away - but i never dug her vibe.”


R. Kelly Makes History With 21st Soul Train Awards Nomination


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R Kelly makes history with 21st nomination for the Soul Train Awards. He is now the most nominated act ever, reports CBS News.

R. Kelly's double nomination at this year's Soul Train Awards, makes him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly brings his career total to 21 nominations and is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year. Two was enough to steal the headlines, but it's Usher that leads the way this year with five nominations, whilst Estelle/em>, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also in the running for various awards. Posthumous nominations include Whitney Houston for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award. The Soul Train Awards - hosted by Cedric the Entertainer - will be filmed on Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air Nov. 25 on BET and Centric.

R&B singer Usher will join pop singer Shakira as they fill in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera during the spring cycle of singing competition series The Voice" NBC says. The move will give Green and Aguilera a break from the show's schedule to focus on other pursuits.

Missy Elliott Waits For Aaliyah’s Family To Greenlight New Album


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Missy Elliott insists she will not go ahead and work on a posthumous Aaliyah album unless the late singer’s family gives her the green-light. The Virginia born rapper – who was instrumental in Aaliyah’s career – has been rumoured to be involved in a possible project, executively produced by Drake, though after dropping by New York’s Hot 97 radio station, she insists that was not the case. Yet.

Missy and close friend Timbaland spoke to host Angie Martinez about the possibility of an Aaliyah album, though the former insisted, “No call has been made to me…I have to respect her family. Until they come and say they're ready to do an Aaliyah album, I don't wanna get into that.” For his part, Timbaland – who worked on Aaliyah’s 1997 album ‘One in a Million’ - said the idea of another record would be difficult for him to handle emotionally, “For me, I have a hard time just listening to her music. So to sit there and do some music?” he explained, before Missy added, “We're not talking about records that were put out, we're talking about songs that are unfinished…We don't know her reasoning for not putting her records out. She might have felt that that wasn't her best work.” The all-star producing team would probably want to avoid a situation whereby Aaliyah fans felt the posthumous record offered little in terms of interesting new material (similar accusations were targeted at those behind the Amy Winehouse album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’)

In the meantime, fans of Missy Elliott and Timbaland can enjoy two new tracks ‘Triple Threat’ and ‘9th Inning’, released on Monday (September 17, 2012).

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Amy Winehouse, Lioness: Hidden Treasures Album Review


The untimely tragic death of Amy Winehouse in July at the age of just twenty-seven remains one of 2011's biggest news stories, and no doubt will continue to be a major talking point long after Auld Lang Syne brings this year to a close. A uniquely gifted talent amidst an industry of pre-processed bland mediocrity, her 2006 sophomore record 'Back To Black' having deservedly attained classic status long before this summer's poignant events.

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Video - Amy Winehouse Was "truly Talented" Says Comedian D.L Hughley


Amy Winehouse, the British singer found dead at her home in London on Saturday (23rd July 2011), is described as "truly talented" by the comedian D. L Hughley. Speaking outside Mastro's Steakhouse in Los Angeles, Hughley was quizzed on why drugs can often "take people out".

Responding to the questions, the comedian explained, "If we all knew what would take us out.we'd probably do less of it", adding, "I was reading an article this morning and her [Amy Winehouse's] mother was saying she just didn't think she would be around this long.and that's unfortunate.she was a truly talented young lady"

Video - Amy Winehouse's Parents Arrive At Singer's House Following Her Tragic Death


Amy Winehouse's parents Mitch and Janis arrive back at their daughter's north London home following her tragic death on Saturday (23rd July 2011). Mr and Mrs Winehouse spent time reading tribute messages that fans had left outside the singer's home.

Mitch later addressed the crowds of mourners in Camden Square, thanking them for their support, saying, "It really is making this a lot easier for us. Amy was about one thing - and that was love. Her whole life was devoted to her family and friends, and to you guys as well"

Amy Winehouse Monday 17th March 2008 leaves her home this afternoon to see husband Blake at Pentonville prison. Amy appears to have new scratches on her arm and it was reported that the marks on her face are due to her suffering with the skin condition Impetigo. London, England

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Amy Winehouse Wednesday 23rd April 2008 returns home after a night out with friends, but the star finds herself locked out of her house. She then gets into a dispute with a taxi driver over her cab fare London, England

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Amy Winehouse Wednesday 23rd April 2008 Amy Winehouse arrives back at her house at 4am rather worse for wear, having spent the evening staggering around various venues in Camden. Amy had locked herself out, so with the help of a friend, they broke into her house via the garage, with her friend slipping underneath! London, England

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Horrendous cigarette burn and Amy Winehouse Monday 21st April 2008 on Amy Winehouse as she leaves home to go to Pentonville prison to visit her incarcerated husband Blake London, England

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Amy Winehouse Thursday 6th March 2008 Amy Winehouse leaving her home at just before 2am, and heads to Bungalow8 nightclub. On the floor behind her, is a huge empty box of her favourite Haribo sweets! London, England

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Amy Winehouse Friday 29th February 2008 Louis Vuitton Bags being carried out of Amy Winehouse's home before catching the Eurostar train to Paris, to play a $1 million one-off catwalk show for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week London, England

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Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil Friday 29th February 2008 leaves her North London home carrying a mirror, as she removes the last of her belongings out of the home she shared with husband Blake Fielder-Civil before his incarceration. Amy's face is also covered in dirt. London, England

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Amy Winehouse Wednesday 27th February 2008 moving house today and starts to coordinate efforts with the removal men and even helps with some carrying. London, England

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Amy Winehouse - Wednesday 20th February 2008 at Brit Awards London, England

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Amy Winehouse Tuesday 19th February 2008 returning to her North London home, surrounded by photographers and minders. London, England

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Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil and Grammy Monday 11th February 2008 arrives back at her hotel after visiting husband Blake Fielder-Civil at Pentonville Prison. Amy won five awards at last night's Grammys in LA. London, England

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Amy Winehouse and Grammy Monday 11th February 2008 smokes a cigarette while leaving her hotel the morning after her satellite link-up to accept her five Grammy Awards London, England

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Amy Winehouse Friday 8th February 2008 leaves the Capio Nightingale rehab clinic to visit her dentist, where she was to a mould created for a cap that she is due to get fitted tomorrow

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Amy Winehouse Thursday 17th January 2008 arrives at HM Pentonville Prison to visit her incarcerated husband. Amy smokes a cigarette as she is driven into the prison London, England

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Amy Winehouse and Tyler James - Amy Winehouse and Tyler James London, England - stop for a cigarette while out in central London Wednesday 16th January 2008

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Amy Winehouse and Kelly Osbourne Sunday 13th January 2008 leaving K West Spa & Hotel to visit Kelly Osbourne at her London house. Osbourne came to her front gate with her pet dog to welcome the singer, who was carrying a shoe box, into her home London, England

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Amy Winehouse, singer friend Daniel Merriweather indulge in some retail therapy. Amy spent time shopping in a petrol garage for newspapers, a sports shop for trainers, a pharmacy for make-up, a fast food shop for some fried chicken and posing for pictures with fans along the way. Saturday 12th January 2008 Amy Winehouse and singer friend Daniel Merriweather indulge in some retail therapy. Amy spent time shopping in a petrol garage for newspapers, a sports shop for trainers, a pharmacy for make-up, and a fast food shop for some fried chicken, posing for pictures with fans along the way. London, England

Amy Winehouse, Singer Friend Daniel Merriweather Indulge In Some Retail Therapy. Amy Spent Time Shopping In A Petrol Garage For Newspapers, A Sports Shop For Trainers, A Pharmacy For Make-up, A Fast Food Shop For Some Fried Chicken and Posing For Pictures With Fans Along The Way.
Amy Winehouse, Singer Friend Daniel Merriweather Indulge In Some Retail Therapy. Amy Spent Time Shopping In A Petrol Garage For Newspapers, A Sports Shop For Trainers, A Pharmacy For Make-up, A Fast Food Shop For Some Fried Chicken and Posing For Pictures With Fans Along The Way.
Amy Winehouse, Singer Friend Daniel Merriweather Indulge In Some Retail Therapy. Amy Spent Time Shopping In A Petrol Garage For Newspapers, A Sports Shop For Trainers, A Pharmacy For Make-up, A Fast Food Shop For Some Fried Chicken and Posing For Pictures With Fans Along The Way.

Amy Winehouse Thursday 10th January 2008 sporting her new blonde look, buying some munchies from a petrol station London, England

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Amy Winehouse Thursday 6th December 2007 Amy Winehouse out at a bar in Soho wearing the same clothes from the night before London, England

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You Know I'm No Good
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Amy Winehouse

Date of birth

14th September, 1983

Date of death

14th September, 2011

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.59




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