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Usher Gets 'Godson' Honour From James Brown

R+B hunk USHER has been crowned the 'Godson of Soul' by funk superstar JAMES BROWN, after the two danced together onstage at Sunday's (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS. Usher and the Godfather of Soul wowed fans...

Brown To Headline Indonesian Tsunami Concert

JAMES BROWN will perform at a concert to raise money for survivors of last year's (26DEC04) Indian Ocean tsunami next month (MAR05) in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The Godfather Of Funk is joined on...

Waits Hasn't Had Fun Since 1962

Moody TOM WAITS admits the last time he had "fun" was 40 years ago - at a JAMES BROWN concert. The gravel-voiced American singer prefers to occupy his life with educational activities rather than...

James Brown Sued For Alleged Rape

Funk superstar JAMES BROWN has been slapped with a lawsuit by a woman who claims he raped her at gunpoint in 1988. The lawsuit, filed by JACQUE HOLLANDER on Wednesday (05JAN05), claims the star...

Brown To Visit Iraq?

Funk legend JAMES BROWN has offered to sing for both American and Iraqi troops in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. The LIVING IN AMERICA singer, who is currently battling prostate cancer, tells American magazine...

Brown Surgery 'Successful'

Funk legend JAMES BROWN underwent successful surgery to treat his prostate cancer in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital earlier today (15DEC04). The LIVING IN AMERICA singer, 71, announced last week (10DEC04) he has been diagnosed...

James Brown Joins The Peas

JAMES BROWN is hoping to beat his prostrate cancer problems with a healthy helping of BLACK EYED PEAS. The ailing soul great has announced he'll appear on the group's ELEPHUNK follow-up, MONKEY BUSINESS....

James Brown Reveals Cancer Fight

Funk superstar JAMES BROWN is battling prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next week (15DEC04). The 71-year-old GET UP OFFA THAT THING hitmaker, who also has diabetes, has a fighting spirit and hopes to make...

James Brown's Indian Heritage

Funk superstar JAMES BROWN credits his Apache Indian roots with his healthy lifestyle. The GET UP singer rarely smokes cigarettes and abstains from drinking alcohol because he has a fiery Indian temperament and is...

Cam'ron's Turkey Treat

Hip-hop star CAM'RON is following JAMES BROWN's lead by handing out free Thanksgiving turkeys in New York today (24NOV04). The rapper is planning to promote his new album PURPLE HAZE by handing out turkeys...

James Brown Gives Away Turkeys

Funk veteran JAMES BROWN has given away 1,000 turkeys to the needy in his native Augusta, Georgia. The line of recipients stretched far along the streets as people waited for the turkey giveaway, which...

Al Sharpton And Wife Separate

American politician Reverend AL SHARPTON has separated from his wife KATHY JORDAN SHARPTON after 23 years of marriage. The Sharptons say in a statement they "will remain on the best of terms". The...

Bon Jovi To Be Honoured

Rockers BON JOVI will be honoured at the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS with the 31st Award of Merit. Legendary artists such as STEVIE WONDER, JAMES BROWN, PRINCE, ELVIS PRESLEY and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY are previous...

Stars Celebrate Reverend's Birthday

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and JAMES BROWN paid tribute to REVEREND AL SHARPTON at a gig to celebrate the preacher's 50th birthday in New York. The singers took to the stage at the city's...

Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

Prince Tops Frontmen Poll

PRINCE has topped a new poll to find the greatest rock frontmen of all time, beating off MICK JAGGER and ROBERT PLANT. The PURPLE RAIN singer was the number one pick by editors...

Brown Refuses To Retire

Legendary singer JAMES BROWN refuses to retire - and believes his musical talent is a divine gift that enables him to convey his "principles" to his fans. The GET UP (I FEEL LIKE BEING...

Black Eyed Peas To Work With Sting

The BLACK EYED PEAS will collaborate with some of the biggest names in music for their latest album. The WHERE IS THE LOVE? stars plan to team up with soul legend JAMES BROWN...

Mccartney: Beatles Were Better Than James Brown

Legendary singer SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has boasted his former band THE BEATLES were musically superior to soul icon JAMES BROWN. The 62-year-old Liverpudlian insists the sixties rockers were "a s*** hot band" and -...

Stars Line Up For Miller Shows

LENNY KRAVITZ, JAMES BROWN, THE DARKNESS, VELVET REVOLVER and THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY are lining up to rock out for beer company MILLER BREWING COMPANY. The rockers will help the company celebrate...

Jones And Brown Honoured At Diesel Awards

Legendary musicians JAMES BROWN and MICK JONES took top honours at the DIESEL U-MUSIC AWARDS, a ceremony designed to shine a light on Britain's unsigned talent. Jones, the former CLASH guitarist and more recently...

Young Gets Blessing From Brown

British POP IDOL star WILL YOUNG has been taking advice from soul legend JAMES BROWN about staying true to himself. The LEAVE RIGHT NOW star, 25, performed with Brown at London's recent Olympic...

Brown Hopes To Improve Financial Situation

Soul legend JAMES BROWN has hired a new team to work with him - in an attempt to get his financial situation back on track. The LIVIN' IN AMERICA singer, 76, hopes the new...

Brown Gives Young Bands Fashion Tips

Music legend JAMES BROWN has hit out at contemporary bands for being too scruffy onstage. The stylish GODFATHER OF SOUL, who considers his trademark suits as conveying "politeness and manners", likes to advise contemporary...

Mojo Awards Hail Morrissey, The Clash And Sting

British music magazine MOJO has honoured British rockers MORRISSEY, THE CLASH and STING on their inaugural Honours List in London yesterday (22JUN04). Mojo, which celebrates the best in classic and new rock music, gave...

James Brown Settles Violence Case

Soul veteran JAMES BROWN has pleaded guilty to a domestic charge and has agreed to pay the fine for the offence, because he didn't want to expose his "family matters" to a jury. The...

Stewart Osbourne And Brown Sing For Free

Pop, rock and soul legends ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE and JAMES BROWN will delight fans by singing at a free concert this month (26JUN04) to celebrate the Olympic Torch's return to London. Pop...

Snoop Won't Cut His Hair

Rapper SNOOP DOGG will do almost anything to land a movie role, but don't expect him to cut his hair. The STARSKY + HUTCH star is landing role after role in Hollywood, but he...

Dylan Tops Protest List

BOB DYLAN's MASTERS OF WAR has topped a new list of great protest songs. Dylan's 1963 tune, which appears on his FREEWHEELIN' album, beat out PETE SEEGER's folk anthem WE SHALL OVERCOME, JAMES BROWN's...

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