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Van Morrison Finds Music A 'Spiritual Experience'

Van Morrison finds listening to music to be ''a spiritual experience''.The 69-year-old icon's passion for music came from listening to jazz and blues records shipped over from America when he was a youngster, and said...

Van Morrison Had Vet Ambition

Van Morrison wanted to be a vet.The 69-year-old singing legend's sights were set on a medical career helping animals when he was younger and he never had any inkling he was going to enjoy a...

Joanna Lumley Opens 'Little Shwop Of Horrors'

Joanna Lumley has opened a 'Little Shwop of Horrors'.The former 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress launched the petrifying pop-up shop yesterday (28.10.14) at the Marks and Spencer Marble Arch store in London where a host of celebrity's...

Peaches Geldof Honoured With Musical Tributes At Funeral

Tragic socialite Peaches Geldof was honoured with musical tributes at her funeral performed by her rocker husband Thomas Cohen, Queen star Roger Taylor, and musician Jools Holland.Bob Geldof's daughter was remembered at a private memorial...

Bob Geldof's Eulogy For Peaches Was Bravest Thing

Bob Geldof delivering a eulogy for his daughter Peaches has been described as the ''bravest thing'' by close friend Alan McGee. The Boomtown Rats singer spoke at his daughter's funeral on Monday (21.04.14), after she...

Suggs: I'm Writing Songs For New Madness Album

Suggs has started writing songs for a new Madness album.The 53-year-old singer has revealed the band are heading into the studio this summer to start recording their 11th studio LP.Suggs has rediscovered his passion for...

Joan Collins Recreates Oscars Selfie

Joan Collins has recreated Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars 'selfie'. The 80-year-old actress gathered a group of British celebrities, including Sir Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons, together at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards in...

Kanye West Demands Carpet Is Ironed

Kanye West demanded that his dressing room carpet be ironed.The 36-year-old rapper - who welcomed his first child North into the world with Kim Kardashian in June - caused a stir on the 'Later... With...

Jools Holland In Planning Dispute

British musician Jools Holland could be forced to tear down a medieval castle-style structure in the grounds of his home after he failed to obtain planning permission for its construction.The former Squeeze star has erected...

Tom Jones Performs With Jools Holland At Protest Gig

Sir Tom Jones teamed up with celebrated entertainer Jools Holland to perform a free gig in London on Thursday (13Jun13) as part of an anti-poverty campaign.A number of high profile artists signed up to play...

Lianna La Havas Wants Damon Albarn Collaboration

Lianne La Havas wants to work with Damon Albarn on her next album.The 'Lost & Found' songstress is hoping to collaborate with the Blur and Gorlliaz musician on her next record after being awestruck by...

Melanie Chisholm Teaming Up With Jools Holland For Tour

British singer Melanie Chisholm is teaming up with veteran musician Jools Holland for a U.K. tour.The former Spice Girls star, who has just returned from a charity trek up the Zambezi River in Africa, will...

A Week In Music – Everything Everything Avoid Second Album Syndrome With 'Arc,' Paul Weller's 'Dragonfly' Is A "Victory Lap," Jools Holland Teams Up With The Stars

Albums of Note... Deftly side-stepping the pitfalls of ‘second album syndrome,’ Everything Everything have stepped things up a notch with second album Arc, which looks set to raise their profile even further. They’ve retained their...

Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!

2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer...

Tom Odell Is The Brits' Critics Choice For 2013

Tom Odell has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award.The 22-year-old singer-songwriter - who studied at Brighton Institute of Modern Music in Sussex, South East England - is the first male recipient of the title after...

Tom Odell 'Honoured' To Win Brits Critics' Choice Award

Tom Odell is ''honoured'' to have won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award for 2013.The 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Sussex, South East England, beat nominees AlunaGeorge and Laura Mvula to be chosen for the prestigious award -...

Thieves Steal Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress From Camden Home

Amy Winehouse's family and friends have been left devastated after thieves raided the late singer's Camden home, taking off with £130,000 worth of dresses, including the gown she wore on her wedding day in 2006....

Amy Winehouse Box Set To Be Released

A new 'Amy Winehouse at the BBC' box set is to be released in November.The collection brings together 14 of the singer's live tracks picked by pianist and TV presenter Jools Holland from various sessions...

Gary Barlow To Receive Mit Award

Gary Barlow will receive a Music Industry Trusts Award.The Take That singer is to be the recipient of the prestigious prize, voted for by influential people in the music industry, including record label bosses and...

Jack White To Compose Soundtrack For 'The Lone Ranger'

Jack White is on board with Disney Pictures, to soundtrack the forthcoming movie the Lone Ranger. The movie is directed by Gore Verbinski and will star Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, whilst Johnny Depp...

Gary Barlow Reveals Plans For 'Amazing' Queen's Jubilee Concert

Gary Barlow has achieved a lot in his career, as part of the multi-million selling boy group Take That, as a solo artist and more recently as a judge on the UK version of the...

How British Female Singers Are Conquering The World

2011 was, without a doubt, The Year of Adele. You could barely turn on a TV set, radio or laptop without being confronted with the sound of her voice, or her image and there wasn't...

Jools Holland Receives Music Industry Trusts Honour

Jools Holland was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award last night (07.11.11). The pianist - who previously performed with punk band Squeeze and is also known for his late night BBC2 music show -...

Nancy Shevell Wears Stella Mccartney At Wedding

Nancy Shevell married Sir Paul Mccartney at the Westminster Register Office on Sunday (9th October 2011). The American businesswoman and her new husband both wore creations by Paul's fashion designer daughter Stella Mccartney, reports the...

Sir Paul Mccartney Ties The Knot For Third Time

Sir Paul McCartney has tied the knot for the third time. The 69-year-old former Beatles rocker wed Nancy Shevell at London's Marylebone Register Office yesterday (09.10.11) - where he married his late first wife Linda...

Love Me Do: Paul Mccartney Marries Nancy

Sir Paul McCartney has got married. The Beatles legend tied the knot with Nancy Shevell at London's Marylebone Register Office yesterday (09.10.11) - the same venue where he tied the knot his late first wife...

Gary Barlow Joins Hyde Park Line-up

Gary Barlow has signed up as a last minute replacement for Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park after Lionel Richie pulled out. The Take That star will step in for the 'Dancing on the Ceiling'...

John Legend Offers To Help Cheryl Cole

John Legend wants to help Cheryl Cole launch her music career in the US. The 'Save Room' singer is a huge fan of the new judge of 'The X Factor' US, and although he won't...

Shaw To Go On First Tour In Over 20 Years

Veteran pop star SANDIE SHAW is set to tour for the first time in 20 years with British musician JOOLS HOLLAND.The Puppet On A String hitmaker rose to fame in the 1960s and scored a...

Amy Winehouse Blasts Ronson

Amy Winehouse says Mark Ronson is "dead" to her.The 'Rehab' singer - who worked with producer Mark on breakthrough album 'Back To Black' in 2006 - lashed out at him on twitter, accusing him of...

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