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Elton John 'Devastated' As Bass Player, 56, Is Found Dead

Sir Elton John has been left "devastated and shocked" after his bass player Robert Wayne Birch was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. The case is being investigated as...

Aretha Franklin Lacks 'Respect' At Essence Festival 2012

Aretha Franklin performed the closing set at the 2012 Essence Festival. Her "typically unpredictable" set was one of ups and down, punctuated with the weird and the wonderful. She had previously performed at the festival...

Davy Jones Dead At 66: The Monkees Frontman Suffers Heart Attack

Davy Jones, singer with the 1960's pop-rock band The Monkees, has died aged 66. An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida, confirmed the news to Tmz.com, saying they had received a...

Bill Maher's Obama Donation Amounts To $1 Million

The comedian Bill Maher has donated $1million to a pro- President Obama's Priorities USA Action campaign. He made the announcement at the end of his hour long special, CrazyStupidPolitics, which streamed live on Yahoo on...

Obama Singing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With Jagger And Bb King

President Barack Obama stunned the gathered crowds at a White House concert on Tuesday night (February 21, 2012) by joining in an all-star blues jam featuring Bb King and Mick Jagger. The performance, according to...

Barack Obama Singing With Mick Jagger Is Highlight Of Blues Concert

President Barack Obama was coerced into singing a couple of lines from Robert Johnson's 'Sweet Home Chicago' by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger at a blues music event at the White House on Tuesday (February...

Barack Obama Duets With Bb King At Blues Concert

President Barack Obama treated his guests to a brief vocal performance for the second time in a month, as he duetted with legendary musician Bb King at the White House Blues festival on Tuesday (February...

Paul Mccartney's Son Records With The Cure

Paul McCartney's son has covered one of his father's tracks with The Cure.James McCartney plays on a new tribute album which sees artists including Billy Joel and BB King record songs from Paul's post-Beatles solo...

White House Christmas Tree Decorated By The Obamas

The White House Christmas Tree was delivered to the Obama family last week, and Michelle Obama, her daughters, and almost 100 volunteers have been busy decorating the 'Douglas Fir' ready for the festive season, reports...

Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest electric guitarist of all time.The 'All Along The Watchtower' star topped a list compiled by Time magazine, beating renowned musicians including Slash, BB King, Keith Richards of the...

Lil Wayne Leads The Way With Eight Grammy Nominations

Lil Wayne and Coldplay are frontrunners for glory at the 2009 Grammys, with eight and seven nominations respectively.The diminutive rapper is named in eight categories including album of the year and best rap song while...

By on 04 December 2008

The Flaming Lips Remake Nbc Theme

THE FLAMING LIPS have put their unique touch to NBC's three note chime which serves as the US TV station's signature tune.According to Entertainment Weekly, it is part of a national campaign to give the...

By on 28 October 2008

B.b. King Opens Museum

B.B. KING is set to open a public museum to commemorate his life and career in the music industry. The B.B. King Museum + Delta Interpretive Center, scheduled to open on 13 September (08), is...

Clapton To Feature On Buddy Guy Album

Eric Clapton is to lend his slowhand to one of his heroes by appearing on legendary bluesman Buddy Guy's latest album.Guy commands massive respect among his fellow blues and rock musicians, with performers such as...

By on 12 June 2008

Tributes Paid To Legendary Bo Diddley

Tributes have been paid to the singer-guitarist Bo Diddley who died at the age of 79 yesterday.Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger described Diddley as an "enormous force in music" and a "wonderful, original musician".US blues...

By on 03 June 2008

Jazz Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies Of Cancer At Age Of 41

Jeff Healey, the well-known jazz guitarist, has passed away at the age of 41 after losing a lifelong battle against cancer.The musician, who lost his sight as a baby due to a rare form of...

By on 03 March 2008

King Feeling Fabulous After Health Scare

LATEST: Blues legend BB KING has assured fans he is "feeling fabulous" after recovering from a serious bout of flu. The 81-year-old had to cancel two concerts after he was struck down with a dangerously...

Bb King Hospitalised After Flu Bout

Blues legend BB King had to cancel two shows after being admitted to hospital yesterday.The 81-year-old walking institution was due to perform two gigs in Texas but had to cancel after developing a fever.Although his...

By on 27 January 2007

Bb King Hospitalised

Blues legend BB KING is recovering in hospital after being admitted last night (25JAN07) for undisclosed reasons. King is currently under observation in the University Of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston but is in a...

Presidential Honour For Blues Legend

Iconic blues musician BB King is to have the highest honour possible for a civilian bestowed upon him by George Bush.The 81-year-old will be given the presidential medal of freedom at a ceremony at the...

By on 08 December 2006

Bb King To Receive Highest Us Honour

Blues legend BB KING is to be awarded America's highest civilian honour at a ceremony hosted by US President GEORGE W BUSH later this month (DEC06). The 81-year-old musician will receive the Presidential Medal Of...

Jerry Lee Records Duets Album With Famous Friends

JERRY LEE LEWIS has become the latest ageing star to announce plans for an album of famous duets. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer, 70, has recorded a string of favourite tunes with MICK JAGGER,...

Ferrell And Reilly Join Larry King For Joke Interview

Actors WILL FERRELL and JOHN C REILLY brought a little light relief to newsman LARRY KING's CNN show on Friday (04AUG06) when they appeared as their bumbling NASCAR driving characters from new film TALLADEGA NIGHTS:...

Bb King Salutes Montreux For The Last Time

Legendary blues man BB KING shed tears when was joined onstage by a galaxy of stars last night (03JUL06), as he bid farewell to Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival. The 80-year-old singer/guitarist was accompanied by GLADYS...

Sonny Rollins Takes Top Jazz Award

Saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS picked up the top awards at the 10th annual Jazz Awards on Monday (19JUN06). The 75-year-old took the Musician Of The Year and Tenor Saxophonist Of The Year after releasing his first...

King Chose Blues For Money

Legendary blues star BB KING planned to become a preacher - until he realised he could earn more money as a blues star. The veteran songwriter and guitarist, who made his 10,000th performance at his...

Ice-t Heading To Rap School

Controversial rapper ICE-T is heading back to education to help young students with their hip-hop skills on upcoming reality TV show RAP SCHOOL. The COP KILLER star will coach a group of 13-year-olds from New...

Brave Bb King Performs

Brave blues legend BB KING marked his 10,000th performance with a show at his club on New York City's Times Square on Monday night (17APR06) - despite burying his son on Sunday (16APR06) and learning...

Ten Years After Rock On In The Us

Ageing rockers TEN YEARS AFTER are planning to conquer America again after reforming without frontman ALVIN LEE. Drummer RIC LEE, keyboard player CHICK CHURCHILL and bassist LEO LYONS recruited 28-year-old vocalist JOE GOOCH for tour...

King Blames Lack Of Mainstream Success On Being Black

Veteran blues star BB KING believes the colour of his skin has prevented him from achieving mainstream success, because the world's population prefers to listen to white musicians. THE THRILL IS GONE hitmaker is regarded...

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