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Bob Dylan Performs Tribute To Tom Petty

Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late friend Tom Petty with a cover of 'Learning to Fly' during a gig in Colorado.Dylan, 76, performed the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit during the encore at...

David Hasselhoff Features On Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Soundtrack

David Hasselhoff features on the official soundtrack to 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'.The former 'Baywatch' actor - whose music has always been hugely popular in Germany - provided the vocals for the only new...

Electric Light Orchestra Star Bev Bevan Sitting Out Hall Of Fame Induction

Fans had been expecting Bevan to reunite with frontman Jeff Lynne and fellow ELO musicians Richard Tandy and Roy Wood at the New York celebration on 7 April (17), but the drummer has...

Pearl Jam's Former Drummer Hits Out

Pearl Jam's former drummer is still furious that he was not part of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 induction. David Abbruzzese played with the 'Better Man' hitmakers from 1991 to 1994 until...

Pearl Jam's Former Drummer Makes Hall Of Fame Plea

Pearl Jam's former drummer has hit out at the group after he was left off the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 nomination profile. David Abbruzzese played with the 'Better Man' hitmakers from...

Viola Beach Hit The Top Of The U.k. Charts Six Months After Tragedy

The group's self-titled debut was compiled by the bandmates' families, using live sessions and studio recordings. The album has toppled ELO's All Over The World, The Very Best Of. "I think...

Viola Beach Set For U.k. Number One Six Months After Tragedy

The group perished when a car carrying the four-piece plummeted off a bridge, but family, friends and fans have clubbed together to make sure the band's debut album is a big hit....

Phil Collins: 'I'm Not Well Enough To Play Glastonbury'

The veteran musician underwent surgery late last year (15) to correct nerve damage, but his recovery was set back when he later took a tumble and fractured a bone in his foot....

Electric Light Orchestra Lead Glastonbury Line-up

The band is set to head to the Worthy Farm site in Somerset, England in June (16) to tackle the British music festival's annual 'Legends' slot, which has previously been filled by veteran...

Jeff Lynne Vowed To Record New Music After Amazing Hyde Park Gig

Since breaking up ELO over a decade ago, Lynne has concentrated on producing for other artists, but he was so stoked by the turn-out for the band's Hyde Park gig, he decided to...

Jeff Lynne Announces Christmas Treat For Elo Fans

All Alone in the Universe, ELO's first studio album since 2001's Zoom, will be released just in time for Christmas (25Dec15). Lynne is offering up the project's lead single, When I Was...

Deep Purple Are Music Fans' Top Tip For Hall Of Fame In 2016

The heavy rock supergroup have topped a new Rolling Stone magazine readers' countdown of the top 10 acts that should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame next year. Many music fans...

Jeff Lynne Unveils Star On The Walk Of Fame

The 67-year-old British rocker told fans at the ceremony he was humbled by the honour - the 2,548th star. He said, "I never expected to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame......

Elo Star Jeff Lynne To Unveil Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

The British rocker's fellow former Wilbury Tom Petty and Eagles star Joe Walsh will be at the Los Angeles ceremony to salute Lynne when he unveils his latest accolade on 23 April (15)...

Ed Sheeran To Join Elo At The Grammys

Ed Sheeran will team up with Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne for a hits medley at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (08Feb15).The get together will be one of many collaborations set to hit...

Jeff Lynne Triumphs At Elo Comeback Gig

Jeff Lynne is getting ready to recharge his Electric Light Orchestra after the band returned to the U.K. stage for the first time in 28 years on Sunday night (14Sep14).Elo headlined BBC Radio 2's Festival...

Jeff Lynne & Laura Mvula Receive Honorary Degrees In Hometown

Electric Light Orchestra star Jeff Lynne and singer/songwriter Laura Mvula have been handed honorary degrees at Birmingham City University in England.Mvula, a former graduate of the university, and the 66-year-old Birmingham native were both named...

David O. Russell Still Can't Believe He Landed Lost Elo Tracks For Movie

Director David O. Russell tracked down Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne while he was dreaming up the soundtrack for his 1970s-era movie American Hustle and asked him to part with a handful of unreleased...

Moody Blues To Recreate 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival At Sea

Classic rockers The Moody Blues have added Roger Daltrey to their latest cruise festival.The Nights in White Satin hitmakers' five-night Moody Blues Cruise Ii around the Bahamas will recreate the vibe of the 1970 Isle...

Jeff Lynne Marks Elo Anniversary With New Material

Rock legend Jeff Lynne is marking Electric Light Orchestra's 40th anniversary by releasing new material.The band is celebrating the milestone on Tuesday (23Apr13) by unveiling a new album called Electric Light Orchestra Live, which features...

Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Sign Up For Sandy Relief Album

Former Beatles stars Sir Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr are among the musicians who have donated songs for a new Hurricane Sandy benefit album.The music icons will feature on the new Songs For Sandy compilation,...

A Week In Music Featuring: Coldplay, Elo, Hot Chip, Hot Chip And Much More!

Coldplay live CD/DVD CoverAlbums of Note... Coldplay’s Live 2012 album shows a band far more at ease with themselves than their previous live release, from 2003. The Live 2012 package includes both blu-ray and CD....

Two Men Cleared Over Elo Star's Death

Two men accused of failing to follow health and safety procedures at the time of Electric Light Orchestra star Mike Edwards' death have been acquitted.The 62-year-old cellist died in September, 2010 after a 1,320-pound (600-kilogram)...

Edwards' Brother Calls For New Safety Laws After Star's Death

The brother of Electric Light Orchestra star Mike Edwards has called for new safety laws to be introduced on farms following an inquest into the cellist's bizarre death.Edwards died instantly when a 1,320-pound (600-kilogram) hay...

Review Of The Year

It's been an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups. Here, WENN takes a look back at the final six months...

Founding Member Of Elo Killed In Freak Accident

MIKE EDWARDS, a founding member of the band ELO, has been killed in a freak road accident. Edwards - who was the cellist in the British rock band between 1972 and 1975 - died when...

Elo Star Killed In Freak Accident

A founding member of rock band ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA was killed on Friday (03Sep10) in a freak accident with a giant runaway bale of hay.Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly after the 1,320-pound (600-kilogram) bale came...

Weller & Foxton Team Up On New Album

THE JAM stars PAUL WELLER and BRUCE FOXTON have reteamed to record new material after falling out over royalties.The ex-bandmates haven't recorded together since The Jam split in 1982 and Weller admits it took the...

Elo Star Groucutt Dies

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA star KELLY GROUCUTT has died at the age of 62. The bassist passed away following a heart attack on Thursday (19Feb09) afternoon. Groucutt's management confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "Our hearts...

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