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Ertegun In Coma After Fall

Atlantic Records founder AHMET ERTEGUN is fighting for his life in a coma after falling over at a ROLLING STONES gig. Ertegun, 83, slipped and hit his head backstage while the band were playing at...

Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

Guitarist Bennie Smith Dies

Blues legend BENNIE SMITH died on Sunday (10SEP06) after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. Smith was due to perform a concert in University City, Missouri, with the Soulard Blues Band on the night...

Mardin's Son Completes Dad's Final Tribute

The tribute album music mogul ARIF MARDIN was recording when he died in June (06) will be completed by his producer son JOE. The Atlantic Records producer, who masterminded some of ARETHA FRANKLIN and DUSTY...

Franklin Honoured

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

Cole Returns With Covers Album

Singer NATALIE COLE is planning a chart comeback with the songs of STING, NEIL YOUNG and KATE BUSH. The soul great has recorded an album of her favourite contemporary covers for her 20th release, entitled...

Mardin Remembered At Istanbul Funeral

LATEST: Celebrities and politicians paid tribute to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN when he was laid to rest in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday (05JUL06). Mardin passed away at his New York City home from pancreatic cancer last...

Willie Denson Dies

Singer/songwriter WILLIE DENSON has died from lung cancer at his Columbus, Ohio, home at the age of 69. Denson, most famous for his hit MAMA SAID, lost his battle with the disease on Saturday (01JUL06)....

Music Producer Mardin Dies

Legendary producer ARIF MARDIN, who worked with such artists as ARETHA FRANKLIN, DAVID BOWIE and DIANA ROSS, has died at the age of 74. Mardin passed away at his New York City home from pancreatic...

O2 Catch Keisha's Rising Star

As if to confirm her status as a soulful rising UK star, KEISHA WHITE has been confirmed to play at this weeks O2 sponsored Wireless. The London born teenager will be performing her June 19th released...

Eminem Urged To Claim His Money

Hip-hop star EMINEM is being urged by Michigan's Treasury Department to claim his forgotten property. The US state has published a list of people, including fellow Detroit celebrity ARETHA FRANKLIN, who have unclaimed bank accounts,...

Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

Franklin Defends 'Fine' Howard Comments

LATEST: Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has laughed off reports she embarrassed TERRENCE HOWARD when she publicly announced her crush on him on Saturday (11MAR06), declaring he was "flattered". The A DEEPER LOVE singer denies she...

Franklin Has The Hots For Howard

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN altered the seating chart at a showbiz event on Saturday (11MAR06), so she could sit next to her crush, Oscar-nominee TERRENCE HOWARD. The larger-than-life singer, 63, was honoured with a Pioneer...

Aretha: 'I'm Proud To Be Big'

Soul icon ARETHA FRANKLIN has spoken out in defence of her recent weight gain, saying she is proud to be a voluptuous woman. The RESPECT star regrets starving herself for four decades to maintain a...

KeishaS A List Influences

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

Reeves Wants Statues For Motown Legends

Soul singer MARTHA REEVES has kicked off her term as a city councilor in Detroit, Michigan, with a campaign to erect statues of Motown's biggest stars - including herself. The 64-year-old, who still performs...

The Rolling Stones Censored At Super Bowl

THE ROLLING STONES were subjected to a five-second tape delay in their Super Bowl half-time show last night (05FEB06), over fears a repeat of JANET JACKSON's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two...

Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

Neville Can't Go Home To New Orleans

NEVILLE BROTHERS star AARON NEVILLE is refusing to return to his native New Orleans, Louisiana - because the hurricane-ravaged city is bad for his asthma. The TELL IT LIKE IT IS singer's home was...

Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

Foxx Urges Lovers To Buy Luther Tribute

JAMIE FOXX is urging aspiring playboys to pick up a copy of the recently-released LUTHER VANDROSS tribute album this Christmas (05) because it's a surefire way to woo the ladies. The Oscar winner, who...

Osbourne Slams Hall Of Fame Stars

OZZY OSBOURNE has hit out at the other music greats inducted into Britain's Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame last month (NOV05) - for turning the event into an ego-fest. Osbourne's BLACK SABBATH joined...

Dylan Snubs UK Music Hall Of Fame

Rock legend BOB DYLAN infuriated organisers of Wednesday's (16NOV05) UK Music Hall Of Fame by snubbing the prestigious honour by refusing to turn up or make a video acceptance speech. The LIKE A ROLLING...

Eurythmics Hailed By Blair

British prime minister TONY BLAIR hailed pop legends EURYTHMICS at the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony in London last night (16NOV05). Blair recorded a video message honouring duo ANNIE LENNOX and...

Franklin Awarded Highest Us Honour

Legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has been awarded America's highest civilian honour by US President GEORGE W BUSH. The multi-Grammy award-winning RESPECT hitmaker was given the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for achievement in the...

Franklin Throws Bash For Katrina Refugees

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN threw lavish parties at a hotel in Detroit, Michigan, last week (21-22OCT05) for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 40 survivors of the August (29AUG05) hurricane which ravaged America's Gulf Coast...

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