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Alanis Morissette Announced For Cornbury Music Festival

Alanis Morissette will headline this summer's Cornbury Music Festival.The 43-year-old music legend announced only a handful of shows in the UK and Ireland for this July - including London's Eventim Apollo on July 7 -...

Mavis Staples Wants To 'Build A Bridge' With Her Sensational New Single

There's a reason why Mavis Staples remains a legend in R&B and soul music, and it's not just because she has one of the smoothest voices in the genre. With her new song 'Build A...

Grace Jones & Mavis Staples Join Gorillaz For New Album

Damon Albarn's animated group have officially announced Humanz will be released on 28 April (17), and it will also feature collaborations with Popcaan, Pusha T, De La Soul, and Anthony Hamilton. The...

Arcade Fire And Mavis Staples Boost Morale With Charity Single 'I Give You Power'

Arcade Fire have teamed up with Mavis Staples to release a brand new charity single entitled 'I Give You Power'. It's been unveiled as a kind of morale boost, showing solidarity between citizens as the...

Mavis Staples Pays Tribute To 'My Son' Prince At Coachella

Calling the late superstar "a dear friend" and "my son", the music veteran recalled meeting Prince for the first time as she kicked off proceedings at the desert festival. "He was my...

Stars Lining Up To Celebrate Folk Icon Joan Baez's 75th Birthday

Baez's 75th birthday celebration will take place at New York City's Beacon Theatre on 27 January (16). Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and the Indigo Girls will also...

Mavis Staples Bands Together Old And New Artists For Uplifting Album

It's always exciting when a musical legend resurfaces for a particularly exciting project. Though, of course, every release Mavis Staples helms is always a thrill. But now she returns with a few friends, enlisting some...

Nick Cave & Justin Vernon Write New Songs For Soul Legend Mavis Staples

Livin' On a High Note also features songs written by Aloe Blacc, Neko Case, and Benjamin Booker. Cave penned Jesus Lay Down Beside Me for Staples and Bon Iver's Vernon offered up...

Mavis Staples Broke Down During Filming Documentary About Her Life

Mavis! details the star's rise to fame as a member of her family group the Staple Singers and her campaign work during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and '60s, during which...

Stars Line Up To Salute Mavis Staples At 75th Birthday Tribute Gig

Gregg Allman, Patty Griffin and Eric Church are among the musicians who are lining up to pay tribute to veteran R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples at a special birthday concert later this year (14).Aaron...

Gregg Allman And Mavis Staples To Salute Dr. John At Tribute Show

Musicians Gregg Allman, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint are among the stars lining up to pay tribute to legendary blues rocker Dr. John at a special concert in his native...

2013 Av Fest And Hideout Block Party Makes Memorable Start To Autumn Festivals

The AV Fest and Hideout Block Party mark one of the most chilled out, family friendly and joyful small music event of the year as it kick starts the autumn with some talented artists.There have...

Elton John To Play Tribute To Levon Helm

Sir Elton John and Mumford & Sons will pay tribute to The Band's Levon Helm at the Grammy Awards.An all star line up including T-Bone Burnett, Zac Brown, Mavis Staples, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard...

Paul Mccartney Given Us Honour

Sir Paul McCartney was made a Kennedy Center honouree by US president Barack Obama last night (05.12.10).The Beatles singer and guitarist was given the award for contributions to American arts and culture, alongside other recipients;...

Staples Upset About Obama Inauguration Snub

Gospel legend MAVIS STAPLES is still sore about the fact she was left out of BARACK OBAMA's inauguration - because she feels she's at the forefront of America's civil rights movement.The I'll Take You There...

Soul Stars Celebrate 50 Years Of Stax

ISAAC HAYES, MAVIS STAPLES and BOOKER T. + THE MG'S were among the soul stars who reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of record label Stax on Friday (22Jun07). The 50 Years Of Stax concert...

Cash's Son Remembers His Parents On New Gospel Album

JOHNNY CASH's favourite gospel song has been re-recorded by his son as a tribute to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. JOHN CARTER CASH teamed up with gospel group THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY to record...

It Pays For Staples To Have A Little Faith

Soul veteran MAVIS STAPLES was the big winner at last week's (05MAY05) WC HANDY AWARDS in Memphis, Tennessee, where excellence in soul and blues is honoured. The singer took home three top awards -...

Phish Fear They Split Too Soon

The members of cult rockers PHISH are beginning to regret their split last year (04), prompting fans to believe a reunion might not be too far away. The American group was split over the...

Stars Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

JOHN MAYER, AARON NEVILLE and MAVIS STAPLES are among the stars saluting RAY CHARLES on new tribute album THAT'S WHAT I SAY. Mayer plays guitar and sings on I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR, while...

Stars Pay Tribute To Paycheck On New Album

Late great country music maverick JOHNNY PAYCHECK is set for a major tribute from his peers, friends and contemporaries. TOUCH MY HEART: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY PAYCHECK will feature the likes of GEORGE JONES,...

Los Lobos Celebrate Their Birthday With Costello + Waits

LOS LOBOS have enlisted ELVIS COSTELLO and TOM WAITS to record tracks with them on their upcoming 30th anniversary album. The two critically-acclaimed singers will join the likes of RICHARD THOMPSON and MAVIS STAPLES...

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