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Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

Franklin & Latifah To Lead Mandela Day Celebrations In New York

ARETHA FRANKLIN, QUEEN LATIFAH and TLC will headline an upcoming tribute to human rights icon NELSON MANDELA in New York.The soul queen, rap royal and hip-hop duo will join Wyclef Jean, Cyndi Lauper, Baaba Maal...

Franklin's Family Emergency Prompts Commencement Cancellation

ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her appearance at a prestigious American university's graduation ceremony due to a mystery family emergency. The Queen of Soul was set to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by Rhode...

Franklin Offers Singing Lessons For Online Auction

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is giving fans the chance to win private singing lessons with the star in a new charity auction. Franklin's one-on-one vocal session is just one of a number of exclusive prizes available...

Aretha Unhappy With Inauguration Performance

ARETHA FRANKLIN has said she was not happy with her performance at President BARACK OBAMA'S inauguration.The event took place on the 20th January this year and is likely to be remembered by many as one...

By on 20 March 2009

Franklin Puts Career On Hold 'For A While'

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has announced she is planning a break from performing after pulling out of an appearance at a U.S. jazz festival. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to appear at the forthcoming New Orleans...

Franklin Re-records Obama Inauguration Song

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has re-recorded the song she performed at U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony - because the cold weather on the historic day meant she could not give her "very best". Franklin sang...

Franklin's Star Is Defaced

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest celebrity to have their star on Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by anti-fur protesters. The shared star belonging to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, unveiled in April 2004, was...

Franklin Gives Obama Father's Sermons

ARETHA FRANKLIN has gifted America's new President, BARACK OBAMA, with a bound collection of her civil rights leader father's most inspiring sermons. The soul singer, who performed My Country 'Tis of Thee during Obama's inauguration...

Franklin Hatmaker In Demand

Milliner LUKE SONG has been forced to create knock-off versions of the hat he made for ARETHA FRANKLIN to wear to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA's inauguration - because so many people want one. The Michigan hatmaker...

Franklin Performs For Obama

ARETHA FRANKLIN performed for her biggest crowd on Tuesday (20Jan09) when she sang MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE at President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony. The soul legend wore a long grey coat and a matching...

Franklin Wants To Work For Obama

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is pitching for a new job, as one of U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA's top advisors. The singer is a huge supporter of the new leader, and has performed in Washington, D.C....

Franklin Voices Support For Obama

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has tipped U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA as the next big thing - in the pop charts. The Respect hitmaker heard Obama belting out a note-perfect rendition of one of her famous...

Springsteen Planning Free Obama Show In Washington

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is set to join soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN in welcoming President-elect BARACK OBAMA to the White House in Washington, D.C. later this month (Jan09). Franklin is hotly tipped to be among the stars...

Aretha Thrilled By Son's Festive Duet

ARETHA FRANKLIN's first Christmas album gave the Queen of Soul the chance to record another first - a duet with her son EDDIE. Mother and son perform together on This Christmas: Aretha, and the music...

Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

By on 24 December 2008

Aretha Eyes Howard For Smokey Role

ARETHA FRANKLIN is campaigning to land TERRENCE HOWARD the part of SMOKEY ROBINSON in an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul - and the Motown legend approves of her choice. Franklin is still not...

Combs And Franklin To Front New American Idol

ARETHA FRANKLIN and SEAN COMBS are launching a new AMERICAN IDOL-style talent show to find talented R+B and hip-hop stars. But, unlike the hit talent show, the winner of Franklin and Diddy's new venture will...

Franklin Is Top Rock Performer

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has been named the greatest singer of the rock era in a new poll. The 20-time Grammy winner topped the survey and saw off competition from music legends including Sir Paul...

Franklin Goes Classical

ARETHA FRANKLIN spent the summer learning to play the piano for a forthcoming album of classical covers. The legendary diva plans to sing and play on the LP, and studied with classically-trained musicians at New...

Franklin Learned To Shut-up And Save Her Voice

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has found a cure for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years - she has to stop talking. The 20-time Grammy winner, 66, frequently found herself suffering from throat and...

Franklin Learned To Shut-up And Save Her Voice

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has found a cure for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years - she has to stop talking. The 20-time Grammy winner, 66, frequently found herself suffering from throat and...

Franklin Goes Classical

ARETHA FRANKLIN spent the summer learning to play the piano for a forthcoming album of classical covers. The legendary diva plans to sing and play on the LP, and studied with classically-trained musicians at New...

Franklin Avoids Air Conditioning At All Costs

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has joined MADONNA and ALANIS MORISSETTE in forcing fans to break a sweat at her concerts - because of her gripping fear of air conditioning. The Respect singer left a legion...

Franklin Gets Festive

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to record an album of Christmas hits - because she's sick of dancing to other people's songs over the holidays. The Respect singer has been put...

Franklin Pays Tribute To Hayes

ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to come forward with a tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, the soul legend insists the Walk On By hitmaker was much...

Franklin Close To Finishing Autobiography

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is busy documenting her long career in the spotlight for a new tell-all memoir. The book will reveal all about the 66-year-old's rise to fame as a gospel singer; her career...

Peta Boss Offers To Pay Off Franklin's Tax Bill

Animal rights activists People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) have offered to pay soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN's $19,000 (GBP9,500) tax bill if she agrees to stop wearing fur. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has...

Franklin Facing Foreclosure Threat On Michigan Home

Legendary soul star ARETHA FRANKLIN is in danger of losing her Detroit, Michigan home to debt collectors after an attorney's error left her owing more than $19,000 (GBP9,500) in tax for the property. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T....

Aretha Franklin Is Voted Worst Dressed Celebrity

Queen of soul ARETHA FRANKLIN has topped a poll of the worst-dressed celebrities due to her fondness for fur.The lists compilers, animal rights charity PETA, said that the RESPECT songstress had been propelled into the...

By on 21 February 2008

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