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Smokey Robinson Renames Joss Stone

Soul veteran SMOKEY ROBINSON is so impressed with British singer JOSS STONE's talents, he now dubs her "ARETHA JOPLIN". Stone, 17, teamed up with Robinson to perform I SECOND THAT EMOTION at record label...

Fantasia Lines Up Big Names For Album

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA has been given a career boost on her debut album thanks to MISSY ELLIOT, JERMAINE DUPRI, RODNEY JERKINS and R KELLY. In a first for an Idol winner, Fantasia has...

Franklin Tours After Enjoying Ease Of Road Travel

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN decided to embark on her first tour in 21 years, after discovering she could travel around America without having to fly. The THINK singer has an immense fear of flying,...

Aretha Franklin An Outkast Fan

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN credits OUTKAST with giving her a new liking for hip-hop. The RESPECT singer admits she shies away from most rap, because she doesn't appreciate the lyrics, but she enjoys listening...

Phil Collins Clams Music Magazines' Lacking Diversity

British rocker PHIL COLLINS has shunned reading the majority of music magazines on today's market, because he finds they lack diversity. The TWO HEARTS singer believes the market has become far too fragmented over...

Aretha Plans Duets Album

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is using her new record label to sign up her favourite artists for a duets album. The singer and BMG chairman CLIVE DAVIS are teaming up to record soul classics...

Aretha Franklin Sets Up Label

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has set up her own record label, more than 45 years into her recording career. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER singer has lined up at least two financiers to back...

Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

Combs' Acting Impresses Franklin

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was dumbfounded backstage at his Broadway, New York show A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Wednesday (30JUN04) when soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN personally praised his performance. The hip-hop...

Franklin Switches Off Air Con In Bid To Protect Voice

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has offended fans by turning off air conditioning at B.B. KING'S nightspot in New York - to protect her golden throat. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER star forced her sell-out...

Did Aretha Lip-sync National Anthem?

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN is at the centre of a musical scandal after a disgusted technician insisted she lip-synced the American national anthem at a basketball game. The legend performed the anthem before the...

George Michael Planning More Duets

British singer GEORGE MICHAEL is set to duet with a range of "really great" stars for a new album - but he's keeping their names under wraps for fear of "jinxing" the plans....

Aretha Franklin Released From Hospital

LATEST: Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN was released from hospital yesterday (24MAR04) after being treated for an allergic reaction to antibiotics - just in time for her birthday. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer was admitted to SINAI-GRACE...

Aretha In Hospital After Allergic Reaction

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been hospitalised due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics, according to her doctor. The star, who turns 62 tomorrow (25MAR04), has been in a Detroit, Michigan, hospital since Saturday...

Aretha Franklin Hospitalized

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is being treated in hospital in America, suffering from a mystery illness. The singer, who lives in Detroit, Michigan has been in hospital since Saturday (21MAR04) - but her publicist...

No Nfl Pre-season Show Thanks To Janet

American football bosses have called off this year's (04) big kick-off concert - because they don't want a repeat of JANET JACKSON's controversial half-time SUPER BOWL performance. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE...

Aretha Looks For Acting Role

Singer ARETHA FRANKLIN is in talks to take on another movie role, as she tries to match her success in celebrated 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS. Franklin, 61, has appeared in several films playing...

Aretha Franklin Gives Up On Romance

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has given up on the possibility of finding her ideal man, after breaking up with her latest boyfriend. The 61-year-old RESPECT singer admits she's now "disenchanted" when it comes to...

Norah Owes Her Success To 9/11 Tragedy

NORAH JONES and JOSH GROBAN owe their success to the world's need to return to a golden era after 9/11, according to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN. The 71-year-old producer, who helped turn Jones' COME...

Mardin Delighted With Latifah Project

Legendary music producer ARIF MARDIN happily took control of QUEEN LATIFAH's new standards album after watching her perform SARAH VAUGHAN classic LUSH LIFE in a little known 1998 movie. Mardin, 71, who has worked...

U2'S One Best Ever Song

U2's rock classic ONE has been named the greatest song ever recorded in a new poll. Even though the song had only a brief spell in the charts, the writers and musicians who compiled...

Aretha Nearing Settlement With Tabloid?

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has arranged a meeting with American tabloid the STAR to discuss settlement of her lawsuit against them. Last year (02), the RESPECT singer filed a lawsuit in New Mexico against...

Blu's Joy At Aretha Praise

R+B star BLU CANTRELL received her highest praise ever when she penned a track for her all-time idol, soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN. The BREATHE singer was personally asked to write a track for...

Aretha's Tribute Demands

ARETHA FRANKLIN ensured she knew everything which took place before her recent BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) tribute - by ordering organisers not to spring any surprises. The soul legend wanted to know exactly who...

Aretha Plans To Return To School

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is considering enrolling at New York talent school Julliard so she can learn to read music. The singer has won 15 GRAMMY awards through her career, but she still regrets...

Aretha's Son Cleared

ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD has been cleared of any involvement in the fire that torched his mother's Michigan home last year (02). Edward Franklin was spotted leaving the scene as firefighters arrived but evidence...

Aretha Franklin Fined

Officials in Michigan have fined soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN for failing to remove a tennis court at the site of her Detroit-area home, which burned down. The $225 (GBP140) fine, issued yesterday (24SEP03), is...

Mccartney Leads Legends Nominations

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has garnered four nominations in a new set of awards honouring legends of popular music. The former BEATLE is up for Legendary Male, Performance of the Year for his BACK IN...

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