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Bonnie Raitt To Lead Benefit Concert For Cancer-stricken Musician

Raitt, Russell and Ivan Neville have signed up to play at the Marty Grebb Benefit Concert - Celebrating the Music of Marty Grebb!, at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California on 27...

Bonnie Raitt And Indigo Girls Fight Fracking With Compilation Album

The blues hitmaker and the folk rock duo are among the artists featured on Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc record intended to educate listeners about the controversial gas extraction method of hydro-fracking....

The Killers To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2013

The Killers will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.The 'When You Were Young' rockers are set to top the bill of the main stage in Seaclose Park on Saturday 15 June, joining other headliners...

Alicia Keys Honours Oprah Winfrey

Alicia Keys honoured Oprah Winfrey at her Keep a Child Alive Black Ball Redux last night (06.12.12).The 'Girl on Fire' hitmaker - whose charity assists those affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India...

Connie Britton Struggling Through Music Lessons For Nashville

Actress Connie Britton broke down while rehearsing a Bonnie Raitt song for her new TV show Nashville out of concerns she was failing to do her country star character justice.The Friday Night Lights star plays...

American Idol: Joshua Ledet Has The Title At His Fingertips

Joshua Ledet now looks to be the favourite for the final of American Idol after wowing all the judges in the latest semi-final. It hasn't all been plain sailing for the 20 year-old prospect, having...

Raitt Sobered Up After Watching Vaughan Perform

Blues queen Bonnie Raitt got sober when she watched party pal Stevie Ray Vaughan clean up his act on tour.The Something to Talk About singer admits she was one of the last people in her...

Nicki Minaj No.1 As Madonna Slumps To Historical Low

Nicki Minaj collected her second consecutive No.1 album this week, as 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' crashed to the top of the Billboard Albums Chart. The album sold 253,000 copies in its first week of sales,...

The Voice Recap: Jessie J Performs As Cheesa And Katrina Are Saved

Last night's episode of The Voice in the U.S. kicked off with one of the UK judges showing off her own talent. Jessie J performed her song 'Domino', before she was joined onstage by the...

Bonnie Raitt Returns With 'Slipstream' After Lengthy Hiatus

Bonnie Raitt has returned to the recording studio and will be releasing her first album in seven years. According to New York Daily News, the country-blues songwriter will be releasing Slipstream, after taking a lengthy...

Raitt Took Career Break To Grieve Family Loss

Blues singer Bonnie Raitt took a break from her career to mourn the loss of her mother, father, brother and best friend after all four passed away within a five-year period.The Something to Talk About...

Backstage At The Grammys 2012: Thoughts Turns To Whitney Houston

Backstage at the Grammys last night (February 12, 2012), most people's thoughts were on the recent untimely death of former Grammy winner Whitney Houston, who had passed away the day before the ceremony, aged 48....

Heavy Atmosphere At The Grammys In The Wake Of Whitney Houston Death

There is a heavy atmosphere at tonight's Grammy Awards in the wake of the news that Whitney Houston has died, aged 48. The event schedule has been altered, with Jennifer Hudson expected to pay tribute...

Kellie Pickler New Album Is 'True Reflection Of Herself'

Kellie Pickler released her third studio album this week and the former American Idol contestant has told Cbs News that 100 Proof is a "truer reflection of herself" than the two albums that she has...

Jim Carrey's Daughter Jane Stuns American Idol Judges

There's a certain aptness that in the same week as Jim Carrey celebrated his landmark 50th birthday, his daughter Jane Carrey should also appear in the spotlight - and that's exactly what's happened as the...

Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions For American Idol

Jim Carrey's daughter Jane Carrey has auditioned for this year's series of American Idol. For her audition, she sang a version of Bonnie Raitt's 'Something To Talk About' and got an unanimously agreed-upon ticket to...

Katie Melua Stretched Vocal Talents On New Album

Katie Melua's forthcoming album 'Secret Symphony' "stretched" her vocal talents. The 'Nine Million Bicycles' hitmaker's fifth record features her performing a number of covers with the Secret Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mike Batt, and her...

Adele Returns To The Stage

Adele made a sensational return to the stage last night (08.07.2011), less than a month after cancelling her US tour due to illness. The 'Set Fire To The Rain' hitmaker showed few signs of her...

Raitt & Musselwhite Join Blues Hall Of Fame

BONNIE RAITT and harmonica player CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE are to be inducted into Memphis, Tennessee's Blues Hall of Fame.Raitt, who co-founded the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, will be the lead honouree when the class of 2010...

Browne, Nash + Raitt Take Anti-nuclear Petition To Congress

Veteran rockers JACKSON BROWNE, GRAHAM NASH and BONNIE RAITT renewed their long-dormant anti-nuclear campaign by marching on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (23Oct07). The trio are all founders of the Musicians For Safe...

Stewart Plans To Make Green 'Sexy'

Former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART wants to make concern about global warming "sexy" with his new record label Greenpeace Works. The British musician hopes the label, which is a collaboration between his multi-media company Weapons...

Dave Stewart Turns Tinseltown Green

Former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART has teamed up with Greenpeace to launch a new campaign to turn Hollywood green. The songwriter is spearheading an initiative - called Greenpeace Works - to encourage key figures in...

Lynn To Be Honoured By Music College

Country music star LORETTA LYNN is to be honoured by Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 72-year-old singer will be awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to contemporary music at a ceremony at...

Drummer Ian Wallace Dies

IAN WALLACE, a drummer who toured with rockers such as BOB DYLAN, DON HENLEY and BONNIE RAITT has died. He was 60. Wallace died Thursday (22FEB07) in Los Angeles of complications from oesophageal cancer. English-born...

Garbage And Raitt To Play Benefit Gig For Drummer

GARBAGE and BONNIE RAITT are among the stars teaming up to perform a benefit concert for drummer WALLY INGRAM, who is suffering from throat cancer. The Beat It Wally event is being held at the...

Musician Topples Republican Stalwart

Ex-rocker JOHN HALL has kicked longtime Republican lawmaker SUE KELLY out of office in America's Congressional race. Hall, who wrote the 1970s pop tunes STILL THE ONE and DANCE WITH ME with his group ORLEANS,...

Wavy Gravy Biopic In The Works

WOODSTOCK legend and peace activist WAVY GRAVY is set to become a big screen hero almost 40 years after he presented 'three days of peace and music' in upstate New York. The 70-year-old hippie icon,...

Raitt Leaves Rock And Roll Lifestyle To Go Green

Rocker BONNIE RAITT was forced to adopt a healthier lifestyle after years of touring and hard partying began to take their toll. The SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT singer now buys organic foods, exercises regularly and...

Raitt: 'My Music Stands Alone'

Blues singer BONNIE RAITT insists fans should differentiate between her music and her politics - because they can still be entertained by her even if they disagree with her beliefs. Raitt, a staunch human rights...

Minnie To Sing For New Orleans

Actress MINNIE DRIVER is planning to team up with singer BONNIE RAITT for a concert to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged America's Gulf coast last year (05). Driver saw the...

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