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Never-before-heard Interviews With Music Icons Donated To Library Of Congress

A treasure trove of never-before-heard interviews featuring singers Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler and Bo Diddley have been donated to America's Library of Congress for historical safe-keeping.Music executive Joe Smith, who signed such acts as the...

Diddley's Son Arrested For Protesting

Late blues great Bo Diddley's son has been arrested in the Florida park that bears his father's name for his part in an Occupy Wall Street-inspired protest.Ellas Anthony MCDaniel and three other activists were arrested...

Bo Diddley Honoured In Florida

Officials in Gainesville, Florida have paid tribute to BO DIDDLEY by naming the city's central plaza after the late music legend.Diddley, a longtime Florida resident, died last year (08) at the age of 79 following...

Diddley & Stubbs Set For All-star Grammy Tributes

Late music legends BO DIDDLEY and LEVI STUBBS will be remembered at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09) with tributes performed by today's biggest stars. John Mayer and Keith Urban with team up with guitar greats...

Diddley's Manager Blasts Movie Snub

Late rocker BO DIDDLEY's former manager has blasted film bosses for cutting the star out of BEYONCE KNOWLES' new movie CADILLAC RECORDS. Knowles plays Etta James in the film, about the legendary Chess Record label...

Wood: 'We All Wanted To Play Like Bo Diddley'

ROLLING STONES star RON WOOD has paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll pioneer BO DIDDLEY, insisting every great guitarist wants to play like him. Diddley, who toured with Wood in the Gunslingers 20 years...

Diddley's Rocking Send Off

Music legend BO DIDDLEY has been laid to rest in Florida with hundreds of family and friends all singing, dancing and paying tribute to the late star. The singer died of heart failure on Monday...

Jagger Leads Tribute For Diddley

SIR MICK JAGGER has paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll pioneer BO DIDDLEY, hailing him as one of the leading influences on his band THE ROLLING STONES. Legendary singer Diddley passed away at his...

Diddley Dead At 79

Rock 'n' roll pioneer BO DIDDLEY has died from heart failure, aged 79. The legendary singer passed away on Monday (02Jun08) at his home in Archer, Florida after a long battle with ill health, his...

Diddley Dead At 79

Rock n' roll pioneer BO DIDDLEY has died from heart failure, aged 79. The legendary singer passed away on Monday (02Jun08) at his home in Archer, Florida after a long battle with ill health, his...

Richards Started Out As Diddley Group Minder

THE ROLLING STONES star KEITH RICHARDS began his rock 'n' roll education by making sure guitar great BO DIDDLEY's percussionist wasn't too drunk to play. The rock legend credits The Rolling Stones' early 60s tour...

Diddley Discharged From Hospital

LATEST: Rock 'n' roll icon BO DIDDLEY has been released from hospital, after suffering a heart attack last month (Aug07). The singer/songwriter was undergoing a hospital check-up following a stroke he suffered in May (07)...

Diddley In Stable Condition After Heart Attack

Rock 'n' roll icon BO DIDDLEY is in a stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Friday (24Aug07). The singer/songwriter was undergoing a hospital check-up following a stroke he suffered in May (07) when...

Diddley In Recovery 'Humming Along' To Radio

LATEST: Veteran musician BO DIDDLEY is showing promising signs of recovery after suffering a stroke earlier this month (May07), and is even humming along to the radio. The 78-year-old rock 'n' roller was admitted to...

Diddley Out Of Intensive Care

LATEST: Veteran musician BO DIDDLEY is out intensive care, just eight days after suffering a stroke. Doctors at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, said the singer/songwriter/guitarist's condition has improved enough to be moved...

Music Therapy For Diddley

LATEST: BO DIDDLEY's manager is hoping music will help the I'M A MAN singer/songwriter recover after suffering a stroke. The 78-year-old rock 'n' roller was admitted to a hospital in Nebraska on Sunday (13May07) after...

Diddley Recovering After Stroke

LATEST: Rock 'n' roller BO DIDDLEY is struggling to communicate after suffering a stroke on Sunday (15May07). Diddley is reportedly walking around his hospital room in Omaha, Nebraska, offering medics hope for his recovery. The...

Diddley Suffers A Stroke

Veteran musician BO DIDDLEY is in intensive care after suffering a stroke. The singer-songwriter/guitarist, who has a history of hypertension and diabetes, is in guarded condition at Creighton University Medical Centre in Omaha, Nebraska, according...

Elton John To Honour Slain Journalist

SIR ELTON JOHN and a cast of thousands will mark the start of the fifth annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days on Friday (06OCT06). The festival will honour the slain journalist and musician and will...

New York Dolls Make Starry Comeback

Seminal band the NEW YORK DOLLS will appear alongside a host of recording icons when they release their first album in more than 30 years. The proto-punk outfit have teamed up with a string of...

Seagal Gets The Blues In Memphis

Action man STEVEN SEAGAL is getting serious about his music career - he has signed up blues greats like BO DIDDLEY and HONEYBOY EDWARDS for a new album project. The martial arts star is...

Jazz Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-smith Dies

Legendary British saxophonist DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH died on Friday (17DEC04) after a battle with cancer. He was 70. Heckstall-Smith, born RICHARD MALDEN, played with the likes of JOHN MAYALL, ALEXIS KORNER, JACK BRUCE, MICK JAGGER...

Little Steven Brings Punk Back To New York

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's sideman LITTLE STEVEN is bringing vintage punk back to New York for his first INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND GARAGE FESTIVAL. The guitarist-turned-DJ has signed up the reformed IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES and NEW...

Stones' Keith Slams Rap Music

Legendary guitarist KEITH RICHARDS despises gangsta rap, and hopes it passes like another silly trend. The veteran performer, known for his wild ways and legendary tolerance for substances, is convinced rap's roots lie...

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