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Music Legend Leon Russell Suffers Heart Attack

The legendary musician, 74, performed with stars including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and the Rolling Stones throughout a 60 year career. A press release issued by the Oklahoma...

Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful Among The Highlights On New Grammy Hall Songs List

Cocker's You Are So Beautiful, written by Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston, makes the list, as does Armstrong's What Did I Do to be So Black & Blue, and Bob Dylan and The...

Joe Cocker And Fairport Convention Drummer Dead At 74

Rowland, who also worked with folk supergroup Fairport Convention, was 74. As a member of Cocker's Grease Band, he performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, and appeared on the British singer's...

Joe Cocker's Colorado Ranch Back On The Market

The With A Little Help From My Friends hitmaker's Tudor-style mansion in the small town of Crawford was put on the market for $7.9 million (£4.9 million) last year (14), just before Cocker...

Jennifer Warnes Pens Tribute Essay To Dream Duet Partner Cocker

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes has penned an essay tribute to her one-time duet partner Joe Cocker, who died earlier this week (22Dec14).The Up Where We Belong singer reveals she grew up worshipping gravel-voiced Cocker and had...

Paul Mccartney Grateful Joe Cocker Recorded With A Little Help

Sir Paul Mccartney has added his tribute to late rocker Joe Cocker, revealing he'll forever be grateful to him for taking the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends to the top of the...

Ringo Starr Leads Joe Cocker Tributes

Ringo Starr has led tributes to British singer Joe Cocker, who passed away on Monday (22Dec14).The You Are So Beautiful hitmaker, who died following a battle with lung cancer, was best known for his passionate...

Joe Cocker Dead At 70

Singer Joe Cocker has died, aged 70.The With A Little Help From My Friends hitmaker passed away of an undisclosed illness, according to his agent Barrie Marshall, who has called the star "simply unique"....

Pet Shop Boys Had Top Cover Version

Pet Shop Boys' 'Always On My Mind' has been named the best-ever cover version.The duo's 1987 version of the Elvis Presley 1972 hit single has topped a BBC Music Vote to be named the top...

David Bowie To Write Song For Merry Clayton?

David Bowie has offered to write a song for gospel singer Merry Clayton.The 65-year-old star of Oscar-winning documentary '20 Feet From Stardom' - which tells the story of famous musician's backup singers - claims she...

Veteran Rockers To Compete For Echo Awards

Veteran rockers Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker and Mark Knopfler will battle it out for a top honour at this year's (13) Echo Awards in Germany.The trio will face fellow contenders Robbie Williams and Italian singer/songwriter...

Joe Cocker Hoped George Bush Would Wipe His Drug Convictions

Veteran rocker Joe Cocker agreed to perform at the inauguration of former U.S. President George Bush, Snr. because he hoped officials would wipe his drug convictions from his police record in return.The Up Where We...

Joshua Ledet Emerges As Judge's Favorite On American Idol

Joshua Ledet is starting to emerge as one of the judge's favorites on this season of American Idol. Along with Jessica Sanchez, the judges - Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have struggled to...

Cher Lloyd Announces UK Tour, 'Can't Wait' To Perform

Cher Lloyd has announced a 12 date UK tour following the success of her debut album Sticks and Stones and No.1 single Swagger Jagger. The 18-year-old begins the jaunt in Folkestone, Kent, on 29 March...

Cocker Cancels Australia Concert

Rocker JOE COCKER has called off a concert in Australia.The British blues singer was due to play Townsville in Queensland on 2 February (11) but the gig was postponed after Cyclone Yasi struck the area....

Cocker Swaps Boozing For Gardening

Rocker JOE COCKER has substituted his heavy drinking ways for gardening after discovering he has green fingers.The gravel-voiced Unchain My Heart hitmaker is almost a decade sober after heavy boozing nearly cost him his marriage...

Stars Join Santana For Classic Rock Covers Album

Rapper NAS, JOE COCKER, CHRIS CORNELL and THE DOORS keyboard player RAY MANZAREK have teamed up with guitar great CARLOS SANTANA for his new album of classic rock anthems.Nas performs AC DC's Back in Black...

Woodstock Founder Planning Anniversary Sequel

The founder of the legendary Woodstock music festival is said to be looking for sponsors to fund a 40th anniversary event.Michael Lang, who co-founded the iconic 1969 show in Bethel, New York State, is hoping...

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Honours For Cocker, Humphries, Rushdie And Sallis

Rocker JOE COCKER, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES, author SALMAN RUSHDIE and WALLACE AND GROMITT star PETER SALLIS have all been named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List. The With A Little Help From My Friends rocker...

Joe Cocker "Physically Damaged" By Substance Abuse

Joe Cocker, the 'Up Where We Belong' singer, was left "physically damaged" by years of drug and alcohol addiction, hampering his performances in the 1970s. He has stated that around a third of all the...

Trumpet Player Driscoll In Prison For Tax Evasion

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL has started serving a one-year tax evasion sentence in a federal prison after a judge denied his request to remain free while he appeals his conviction. The 59-year-old musician reported...

Trumpeter Driscoll Sentenced To A Year And A Day In Jail

Grammy Award winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL was sentenced to serve a year and a day behind bars yesterday (25JAN06) on tax evasion charges. Driscoll was convicted of conspiracy and tax evasion between 1996 and 1999...

Wood Amazed By 'Unreal' Bono

EVAN RACHEL WOOD was blown away when BONO made his cameo appearance in new movie ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, because the U2 singer acted nothing like a rock superstar. The 19-year-old plays a young woman swept...

Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

A host of stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with...

Trumpeter Driscoll Convicted Of Tax Evasion

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL was convicted yesterday (08JUN06) of using his Tennessee Christian music ministry to dodge paying income tax. A jury in Chattanooga, Tennessee, convicted Driscoll of conspiracy charges and evading some federal...

Bolton Keen For Houston To Sing One Of His Songs

Crooner MICHAEL BOLTON is keen for ailing WHITNEY HOUSTON to return to glory - because he'd like her to sing one of his songs, and perform it with her. Houston is reportedly struggling to overcome...

Evan Rachel Wood Terrified Of Lennon Song

THIRTEEN star EVAN RACHEL WOOD was terrified of singing a JOHN LENNON tune in her untitled new "BEATLES musical" because she feared her voice would upset fans of the late rocker. The actress joins the...

Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Donegan

The cream of British rock including BILL WYMAN and ROGER DALTREY turned out to pay tribute to late singer LONNIE DONEGAN on Monday night (21JUN04). VAN MORRISON, MARK KNOPFLER, JOOLS HOLLAND, JOE COCKER and...

Joe Cocker: Robbie Williams Won't Crack America

Veteran singer JOE COCKER has dismissed ROBBIE WILLIAMS's attempts to crack the coveted American market as a waste of time. The MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN star reckons Robbie - who's a superstar in his...

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