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Chuck Berry Skips Polar Music Prize Ceremony Due To Illness

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry was unable to accept the 2014 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Tuesday (26Aug14) due to ill health.The Johnny B. Goode singer, 87, was due to collect the prestigious...

Singing St. Louis' Praises: Budweiser Made In America Hit Missouri In Their Music Documentary Expose

The ever overlooked St. Louis, Missouri is our next stop for the Budweiser Made in America documentary series, and an appropriate point ahead of Jay Z's music festival.Almost every major city in the United States...

Keith Richards Has The Blues Inside Him

Keith Richards has the blues ''in his bones''.The Rolling Stones guitarist has a long-held love of the genre - which influences a lot of his music - and believes that is because he heard it...

Chuck Berry Named Recipient Of 2014 Polar Music Prize

Rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry is to be the recipient of the 2014 Polar Music Prize.The Johnny B. Goode singer, who is revered by the world's greatest guitarists, will be honoured with the coveted...

Chuck Berry And Peter Sellars To Receive Polar Music Prize

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize.Rock 'n' roll legend Berry, 87, and American opera and theatre director Sellars, 56, will both be presented with the prestigious accolade by King...

Chuck Berry Rules Out Retirement

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry has vowed to continue performing for as long as he can after bouncing back from ill health.In 2012, the Johnny B. Goode hitmaker sparked fears he would be retiring...

The Beatles To Release New Album

The Beatles are to release a new album containing 10 previously unreleased songs. The English rock group is compiling tracks from BBC radio in 1963 and 1964, which will include 37 never-issued-before performances and studio...

Chuck Berry Laments Deteriorating Health

Rock icon Chuck Berry fears his days in the spotlight are numbered due to his deteriorated health, insisting his "voice is gone" and his lungs are "going fast".The Johnny B. Goode hitmaker, 86, admits he...

Chuck Berry Planning Recording Comeback

Rock and blues pioneer Chuck Berry is planning to release his first studio album since 1979 - as soon as he finds a suitable business partner.The Johnny B. Goode icon and guitar great has six...

Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

Chuck Berry Lands Hall Of Fame Honour

Music legend Chuck Berry will be the subject of a week-long celebration by officials at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year (12).The Johnny B. Goode star, who was inducted to the...

Leonard Cohen & Chuck Berry Honoured For Songwriting Skills

Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry were honoured as the first two recipients of the Pen New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award on Sunday (26Feb12) at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.Berry...

Michael J Fox Rolls Back The Years With 'Jonny B. Goode' Cover

Michael J Fox rolled back the years at the annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's benefit show in New York as he took to the stage to recall the classic...

Mick Jagger Wants Rolling Stones Anniversary Without Keith

Sir Mick Jagger wants to celebrate The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary next year without Keith Richards.The frontman fell out with the band's guitarist when Keith ridiculed him in his autobiography 'Life' ruining plans for an...

Icon Chuck Berry Honoured With Hometown Statue

Legendary rocker Chuck Berry has been immortalised in his native St. Louis, Missouri with a statue bearing his likeness.The Johnny B. Goode icon appeared at the University City Loop area on Friday (29Jul11) to unveil...

Chuck Berry Statue Approved Despite Local Outcry

A larger-than-life statue of Chuck Berry, which caused a storm of opposition from locals in the legend's hometown, has been approved by officials.A group of activists attempted to halt the planned installation of the memorial...

Missouri Locals Upset About Chuck Berry Statue Tribute

The proposed installation of a statue tribute to Chuck Berry in the rock 'n' roll legend's hometown has upset locals - because they don't think the hitmaker deserves the honour.The larger-than-life memorial is set to...

Alex Winston Wants To Go Country

Alex Winston wants to write country songs.The 'Locomotive' singer is best known for her offbeat pop tracks, but said she would like to write for other artists, and one day hopes to pen a country...

Berry Recovering From Exhaustion

Rock 'n' roll legend CHUCK BERRY is resting at home after suffering a bout of exhaustion which led to his collapse on stage in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night (01Jan11).The 84-year-old music icon gave fans...

Berry Collapses On Stage At Chicago Concert

CHUCK BERRY was forced to cut his Chicago, Illinois concert short on Saturday night (01Jan11), after he collapsed on stage mid-show.The 84 year old startled fans an hour into his gig at the Concert Theater...

Jerry Lee Lewis Gives Uncomfortable Birthday Interview

JERRY LEE LEWIS is celebrating his 75th birthday today (29th September 2010), despite giving an uncomfortable Q&A session at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum on Tuesday. CNN report that the legendary singer-songwriter "sat at a piano...

Law Wows Czech Fans With Karaoke

JUDE LAW showed off his singing skills at a film festival in the Czech Republic this week (beg05Jul10), taking to the stage for a karaoke rendition of CHUCK BERRY's classic JOHNNY B. GOODE.The Alfie star...

Berry Postpones Tour

Legendary rock 'n' roller CHUCK BERRY has postponed his upcoming U.K. tour, just two days before the trek was due to begin.The guitarist was set to perform in Liverpool, England on Saturday (21Nov09) before hitting...

Berry Cancels London Show

Legendary guitarist CHUCK BERRY has cancelled an upcoming concert in London.The rock 'n' roll pioneer, who has a number of dates scheduled across the U.K., was due to perform at the city's east-end venue The...

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...

Hudson's Son Has Retro Taste

KATE HUDSON's four-year-old son RYDER is already developing a taste for classic rock - shunning contemporary artists to listen to tracks by CHUCK BERRY and THE BEATLES. The youngster - whose father is Hudson's ex-husband...

Berry's Former Home To Make Historical List?

CHUCK BERRY's former home is to be considered for Missouri's National Register of Historic Places. Berry and his family resided in the house in St. Louis in the 1950s. The rock ‘n’ roll legend wrote...

Berry In 'Perfect' Health

LATEST: A representative for CHUCK BERRY has denied the rock legend is suffering from ill health - putting a string of cancelled shows down to "contractual problems". The Johnny B. Goode star was due to...

Berry's Bad Health To Blame For Cancelled Gigs?

Rock legend CHUCK BERRY is facing legal action from concert promoters in Spain after cancelling two sold-out shows in the country at the weekend. The Johnny B. Goode star was due to play in the...

Chuck Berry Backs Obama

CHUCK BERRY has become the latest rock 'n' roll icon to offer his support to U.S. presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA - insisting he's thrilled America is considering putting "a man of colour" in the White House....

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