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Aslan Hold A Press Conference In Gresham Hotel

Joe Jewell - Aslan hold a press conference in Gresham Hotel to announce their return to live shows for the first time since lead singer Christy Dignam's cancer diagnosis with a concert at The Olympia Theatre on 31st of May - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 21st March 2014

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Aslan and Billy Mcguinness
Aslan and Billy Mcguinness
Aslan, Joe Jewell, Alan Downey, Christy Dignam and Rodney O'brien
Aslan and Christy Dignam
Aslan, Rodney O'brien, Joe Jewell, Christy Dignam and Alan Downey

Aslan Gig Cancelled Over Christy Dignam's Health


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A huge Aslan gig in Ireland set to welcome frontman Christy Dignam back to the stage has been cancelled because he is still too weak from his cancer battle.

The 52-year-old star was diagnosed with blood cancer in March (13) and he was set to reunite with his band onstage at the O2 venue in Dublin next month (Dec13), but they have called it off as Dignam continues his recovery.

His bandmate Billy MCGuinness tells the Irish Herald, "Christy would try it if we let him, but as he puts everything into his performance, it's too much of a risk.

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Awkward Fox Interview Of Author Boosts Sales Of His Book


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A clearly inept interview by Fox News anchor Lauren Green of biblical scholar Reza Aslan about his new biography of Jesus has boosted sales of the book after the interview went viral on the Internet. Green began the interview by asking, You're a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity? Looking stunned by the question, Aslan replied, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also just happens to be a Muslim. It's not that I'm just some Muslim writing about Jesus. I am an expert with a PhD in the history of religions. Green, however, persisted in her line of questioning, drawing scorn even from some overseas publications, including the London Independent, which called the interview excruciating and an embarrassing episode for Fox News. It pushed the book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, to No. 1 on Amazon, with demand so heavy that publishers Random House rushed to print an additional 50,000 copies. In an interview with The New York Times, Aslan said that he was thrilled. You can't buy this kind of publicity.


Aslan Frontman Christy Dignam Gives Away His Daughter Kiera Dignam At Our Lady Help Of Christians Church On The Navan Road

Rodney O'Brien and Adrienne Kelly - Aslan frontman Christy Dignam gives away his daughter Kiera Dignam at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on the Navan Road - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 29th June 2013

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Aslan, Adrienne Kelly, Rodney O'brien, Adrienna Mcguinness, Billy Mcguinness and Christians
Aslan, Billy Mcguinness, Adrienna Mcguinness and Christians
Aslan, Christy Dignam, Daughter Kiera Dignam and Christians
Aslan, Kiera Dignam, Husband Darren Moran and Christians
Aslan, Christy Dignam, Daughter Kiera Dignam and Christians

Irish Stars Rally Together For Christy Dignam Fundraiser


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Irish rockers U2 and Shane MacGowan were among the acts who took the stage on Friday (21Jun13) for a fundraiser benefiting cancer-stricken Aslan frontman Christy Dignam.

A Night for Christy at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin was organised to help the singer, who was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer in March (13).

Homegrown stars Niall Breslin, Paul Brady, Mary Black, Jedward, Gavin Friday, Jerry Fish, The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly, Don Mescall, and Ryan Sheridan all performed live covers of Aslan's hits, while U2 appeared via a video link.

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Jedward Arriving At LoudRoom Rehearsal Studios To Rehearse With Irish Rockers Aslan

Edward Grimes - Jedward arriving at LoudRoom Rehearsal studios to rehearse with Christy Dignam and Aslan ahead of this Friday's benefit concert "A Night For Christy". Money raised from the night will go towards cancer-stricken Dignam's medical bills. - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 20th June 2013

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Jedward, John Grimes and Aslan
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Irish Rock Band Aslan Turn Up For Rehearsal

Mark Feehily - Singer Christy Dignam joins his band Aslan at a rehearsal studio ahead of this Friday's benefit concert "A Night For Christy". Money raised from the night will go towards cancer-stricken Dignam's medical bills. - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 19th June 2013

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Aslan and Christy Dignam
Aslan and Niall Breslin (bressie)
Aslan and Christy Dignam
Aslan and Mark Feehily

Christy Dignam Diagnosed With Cancer


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Aslan singer Christy Dignam has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Irish rocker, 52, pulled out of a gig earlier this month (01Mar13) and was admitted to hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin, with a suspected chest infection.

Dignam was transferred to the Mater Hospital in Belfast on Tuesday (12Mar13) where, after undergoing tests, he received the devastating news.

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Christy Dignam Diagnosed With Cancer


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Aslan singer Christy Dignam has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Irish rocker, 52, pulled out of a gig earlier this month (01Mar13) and was admitted to hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin, with a suspected chest infection.

Dignam was transferred to the Mater Hospital in Belfast on Tuesday (12Mar13) where, after undergoing tests, he received the devastating news.

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Liam Neeson's War Of The Worlds Role


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Liam Neeson is to appear as a hologram in the stage version of 'War of the Worlds'.

The 'Schindler's List' actor will be shows as a full body hologram narrating the musical, which will be staged on an arena tour across the UK next year.

The star takes over from the late Richard Burton, who's distinctive voice was used to narrate the 1978 soundtrack album of the musical – based on HG Wells' classic science fiction tale of aliens invading earth - and has been used, along with a holographic head, in the production since 2006.

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Liam Neeson Wishes He Spent Time On Narnia Set


Liam Neeson Aslan The Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion

Liam Neeson hated not being on set of the new Narnia movie.

The 58-year-old actor voices the character of Aslan The Lion in 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' and said he felt very "deprived" because he was only brought in after filming was completed.

He said: "The most difficult thing in doing the film was not being on set with the kids, I felt very deprived by that. I was brought in at the end of shooting to a booth and they would show me a computer mark up of what the lion was like and roughly what he was doing. Of course the film isn't finished at that stage, effects still have to be added."

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Liam Neeson Set For The Grey?


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Liam Neeson is in talks to star in survival drama 'The Grey'.

The 58-year-old actor would reunite with 'The A-Team' director Joe Carnahan on the project, which tells the story of a group of pipeline workers in Alaska who struggle to survive after their plane crashes.

The group then come under attack from pack of wolves, leading Neeson to become leader of his group in an effort for him to get home to the woman he loves, The Wrap reports.

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Ricci's New Tattoo


Christina Ricci Aslan The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

Christina Ricci has had The Lion character Aslan from C.S. LEWIS' THE LION, The Witch And The Wardrobe tattooed on her back.
The actress isn't touting for a role in the new movie series based on the books - she insists the body art symbolises her difficult adolescence.
Former child star Ricci, 27, explains, *It's Aslan, the lion from The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. It's a symbol of my hellish childhood. I struggled through my oppressive teenage years and when I turned 18 I escaped. Like Aslan I was finally free."

Aslan Awarded Compensation For Plane Crash


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Irish rock group Aslan have finally received compensation for a traumatic plane crash four years ago.
In 2002, the four-piece were on a 40-seater aircraft when it over-ran the runway in Sligo, Ireland and ended up with its nose in the sea. Nobody was hurt in the incident, and all passengers and crew were evacuated safely.
They haven't revealed how much compensation they will receive.
Drummer Christy Dignam recalls, "It was a very frightening experience. The weather was very bad. I was at the window seat and as we landed I saw the tyres bursting.
"I said to myself, 'This doesn't look good.'
"The plane went through a field and when I saw the sea I said, 'Oh my God, we are in trouble.' The nose of the plane went into the sea. It was a truly frightening experience."

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