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Michael Winner Was Planning Death Wish Musical

Director Michael Winner was planning to adapt his hit movie Death Wish for the stage before he passed away earlier this year (13), according to Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black.The filmmaker died at his London home...

Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the...

Il Divo Named Artist Of The Decade At Classic Brit Awards

Il Divo were named Artist of the Decade at the Classic BRIT Awards 2011 last night (12.05.11).The vocal quartet were the first-ever recipient of the award, which recognises the massive impact the operatic group has...

Lily Allen And Jay Sean Given Bmi Awards

Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all received songwriting awards last night (05.10.10).The pop stars were all given awards for the amount of radio and TV play they have had in the US at the...

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Songwriter Don Black is to be honoured as a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Icon.The lyricist - best known for writing songs for the James Bond film franchise, including 'Thunderball', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'The Man...

Winner In Talks For Death Wish: The Musical

Veteran director MICHAEL WINNER is in talks to turn his 1974 vigilante classic DEATH WISH into a stage musical. The 68-year-old film-maker is hoping he can persuade lyricist DON BLACK, who won an OSCAR...

Don Black Accused By Jacko's Dad Of Improper Behaviour

Veteran lyricist DON BLACK was once wrongly accused of having an improper relationship with MICHAEL JACKSON - by the troubled star's dad JOE. The PHANTOM OF THE OPERA scribe claims that in the Seventies...

Lyricist Black Slams Popular Stage Star

OSCAR-winning lyricist DON BLACK has slammed veteran musical star MICHAEL CRAWFORD - labelling him a "monster". Black - who has written words for a series of musicals including SUNSET BOULEVARD, ASPECTS OF LOVE and...

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'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

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The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...

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'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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