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Brown To 'Sing With Williams' At Beckham Bash

Soul legend JAMES BROWN is scheduled to duet with ROBBIE WILLIAMS at soccer star DAVID BECKHAM's lavish pre-World Cup party in May (06). The SEX MACHINE star plans to give Williams a run for his...

James Brown Stars In Shanghai

Funk legend JAMES BROWN performed in mainland China for the first time yesterday night (22FEB06) when his Asian tour touched down in Shanghai. The (I FEEL LIKE BEING A) SEX MACHINE legend wowed the...

Boone Adds Atkins' Last Waltz On New Album

Crooner PAT BOONE plans to release what he believes to be guitar great CHET ATKINS's last recorded performance on his upcoming 60th anniversary album. Boone co-wrote and recorded WALTZ FOR THE LONELY just before...

Jackson's Charity Single Causes Confusion

The future of MICHAEL JACKSON's Hurricane Katrina charity single has been thrown into doubt, following claims many of the stars billed to appear on the track have no intention of contributing. MARIAH CAREY, JAY-Z,...

Faith's Early Christmas Gift

Rap queen FAITH EVANS is getting festive early - she has recorded a Christmas album. The widow of rap superstar NOTORIOUS BIG will release holiday album A FAITHFUL CHRISTMAS at the end of this...

Brown Reunites With Wife For Documentary

JAMES BROWN's wife TOMI RAE appears to have put the couple's marital woes behind her, after signing up to produce a documentary about the Godfather of Soul. The funk star and his spouse are...

Jackson To 'Record Comeback In London'

Superstar MICHAEL JACKSON will reportedly step out of hiding in the Middle East next week (begs03OCT05) to record his charity single THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART in Britain. The THRILLER singer has been residing...

Jackson Breaks His Silence

Superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has broken his silence over his child molestation court battle, describing the trial as "the hardest thing I've ever done in my life". The THRILLER hitmaker spoke to news agency Associated...

Brown's Wife Runs Away From Drugs And Violence

JAMES BROWN's fifth wife TOMI RAE has gone into hiding in Los Angeles after running away from the soul legend, insisting she's tired of her husband's abusive ways. The backing singer, who, at 36,...

Jackson Recruits Stars For Katrina Song

MICHAEL JACKSON has recruited a galaxy of stars to appear on his Hurricane Katrina relief single - and he's delighted the cream of America's music industry has flocked to his side following his acquittal on...

Dando: 'Drugs Good For Music'

American rocker EVAN DANDO became a drug addict because his childhood heroes were drug users and he wanted to emulate them. The LEMONHEADS frontman, who became addicted to crack and heroin during the band's...

Iron Maiden Inducted Into Hollywood Rock Walk

IRON MAIDEN has been honoured with the ultimate rock accolade - they are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk Of Fame. The British metal legends, who have enjoyed a resurgence of interest since...

James Brown 'Rape' Case Thrown Out

A civil rape claim against singing legend JAMES BROWN has been thrown out, because the two year time limit to bring an allegation before a US court has expired. Brown's former PR assistant JACQUE...

James Brown To Close Edinburgh Live 8 Gig

Soul legend JAMES BROWN will headline the Edinburgh leg of Live 8 next week (06JUL05) - as world leaders meet at the G8 summit in nearby Gleneagles, Scotland. The SEX MACHINE star is keen...

Brown Slams Modern Music

Soul legend JAMES BROWN has attacked on modern hip hop and R+B, claiming new artists have none of the "vitality, vigour or dynamics" from his day. The 72-year-old claims technology has replaced talent and...

Wives 'Didn't Understand' James Brown

JAMES BROWN's string of marriages failed because his ex-wives didn't understand him, the singer claims. The 72-year-old singer has been married to current wife TOMMIE RAE HYNIE, successfully for three years - but he...

God Helped Brown Beat Cancer

Godfather Of Soul JAMES BROWN called on God to help him through his battle with cancer last year (04). The 72-year-old SEX MACHINE legend believes he only survived his gruelling prostate cancer treatment through...

Will I Am: 'James Brown Is The Coolest'

BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM decided soul legend JAMES BROWN was the world's "coolest musician" - after he witnessed helpers attending to the singer's every whim at the mere clap of his hands. The...

Usher Looks Set For Dreamgirls

LATEST: R+B star USHER has confirmed he is in negotiations to star in a new movie version of the musical DREAMGIRLS - just days after his mother denied any association with the project. If...

Jamie Foxx And Usher Join Beyonce In Dreamgirls

OSCAR-winning actor JAMIE FOXX and R+B heart-throb USHER will be joining sexy singer BEYONCE KNOWLES in the movie adaptation of hit stage musical DREAMGIRLS. In the movie, which is loosely based on MOTOWN singing...

James Brown Statue Unveiled

A life-sized bronze statue of soul legend JAMES BROWN has been unveiled in his Augusta, Georgia, hometown to celebrate his musical accomplishments. The $40,000 (GBP22,000) tribute - funded by private donors and the city's...

James Brown Statue To Be Unveiled

Soul legend JAMES BROWN will be immortalised in bronze when a life-size statue is erected in his honour in his hometown of Augusta, Maine. The tribute will be unveiled on 6 May (05) -...

Kaiser Chiefs Unnerved By New Celebrity Status

British band KAISER CHIEFS realised the full extent of their rapid rise to stardom when they appeared on America's THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN - alongside Hollywood superstar PENELOPE CRUZ. The I PREDICT...

Paul Simon Set For Bmi Honour

PAUL SIMON is set to be honoured as a BMI ICON at the upcoming 53rd BMI POP AWARDS. The singer-songwriter will receive his accolade on 17 May (05) in Los Angeles. Those who...

Green Day, Snoop And Brown Headline Oxegen Festival

American acts GREEN DAY, SNOOP DOGG and JAMES BROWN will descend on the tiny Irish town of Naas for this year's (05) OXEGEN FESTIVAL. Naas - 32 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital...

Nirvana Preserved For Posterity

NIRVANA's 1991 album NEVERMIND has been selected for long-term preservation by the US Library Of Congress. The generation-defining disc will join 49 other American sound recordings when they are housed in Washington DC's National...

Snoop: 'I'd Never Cut My Hair Short'

SNOOP DOGG would do anything to alter his appearance for a film - except cut his long hair. The rapper is trying to expand his acting repertoire after an impressive performance in hit comedy...

Female Preacher Dead At 56

R+B legend LYN COLLINS died of cardiac arrhythmia at a hospital in Pasadena, California, on Sunday (13MAR05). She was 56. Collins made her name as one of JAMES BROWN's backing singers, and...

Brown: 'Jackson Was Set Up'

Soul legend JAMES BROWN is convinced MICHAEL JACKSON has been set up on child molestation charges by saboteurs intent on destroying his career. The Godfather Of Funk, who was jailed in the 1980s and...

James Brown's Autobiography Criticised By Mother-in-law

JAMES BROWN's former mother-in-law has blasted the soul great for sanitising his ex-wife's death in his new autobiography I FEEL GOOD. In the tome, the 71-year-old star recalls his 45-year-old ex ADRIENNE died on...

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