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Alanis Morissette: "I'll Write Songs Until Im Dead"

29th August 2012

Alanis Morissette will continue to write songs until she lays on her deathbed, reports The List. The singer has also described her depression when not writing new material. "I'll be writing records until I'm dead,...

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Alanis Morissette: I'll Write Songs Until I'm Dead

29th August 2012

Alanis Morissette has vowed to write songs until she's ''dead''.The 38-year-old singer - who recently released her eighth studio album 'Havoc and Bright Lights' - admits she gets ''really depressed'' when she is not penning...

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Aretha Franklin Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

15th August 2012

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.The music icon was unable to attend the Gospel Music Association ceremony in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Tuesday (14Aug12), but she accepted the...

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Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

24th July 2012

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

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Aretha Franklin Blasts American Idol Criticism

17th July 2012

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has fired off a terse email to two U.S. talk show hosts after they questioned the star's suitability as a judge on American Idol.The Queen of Soul has been vocal about...

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Who Will Replace Jennifer Lopez On 'American Idol'?

17th July 2012

Following the recent departure of superstar Jennifer Lopez as a judge on 'American Idol', not to mention Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, there is much speculation about who might replace them on the panel and whether...

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Jennifer Lopez Tips Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, For American Idol

17th July 2012

Jennifer Lopez only said goodbye to American Idol a couple of days ago, but the superstar singer is already having a say on who should replace her. Though the likes of Fergie, Miley Cyrus and...

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Aretha Says She Wants To Judge American Idol

16th July 2012

Aretha Franklin has tossed her name into the ring as a candidate to replace the departing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol . The legendary singer -- she was the first woman to...

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Could Aretha Franklin Be The Next American Idol Judge?

16th July 2012

Could Aretha Franklin really be the next American Idol judge? According to Cnn the Queen of Soul sent them an email that suggested she'd be keen on filling the seat vacated by Jennifer Lopez. Both...

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Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge American Idol

16th July 2012

Aretha Franklin wants to be a judge on 'American Idol'.The 70-year-old singing legend is ''interested'' in one of the vacant seats on the panel after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler confirmed they would not be...

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The Things They Say 25707

15th July 2012

"Yes, I am interested as a judge!" Aretha Franklin adds her name to the mix as a possible replacement for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on the American Idol judging panel.

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Aretha Franklin Lacks 'Respect' At Essence Festival 2012

9th July 2012

Aretha Franklin performed the closing set at the 2012 Essence Festival. Her "typically unpredictable" set was one of ups and down, punctuated with the weird and the wonderful. She had previously performed at the festival...

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No 'Respect' For Aretha Franklin At 'Essence Music Festival'

9th July 2012

The Essence Music Festival 2012 made a soulful finale in New Orleans on Sunday (July 8th 2012) during the three day event. Preceding music royalty the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Queen of Funk...

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Aretha Franklin Honoured At Essence Music Festival

9th July 2012

Soul star Aretha Franklin was honoured for her lengthy career at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday (08Jul12).The Think singer took to the stage during the R&B and soul event to...

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Bruce Springsteen Named Person Of The Year

28th June 2012

Bruce Springsteen has been named MusiCares' Person of the Year 2013.The 'Born to Run' singer will be honoured for his musical genius and his charity work by the MusiCares Foundation - a non-profit organisation established...

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Aretha Franklin Tops Female-friendly Album Poll

22nd June 2012

Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.The singer's 1967 breakthrough beat out challenges...

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Natalie Duncan Inspired By Aretha And Radiohead

8th June 2012

Natalie Duncan's debut album was inspired by a mix of Aretha Franklin Pink Floyd and Radiohead. The 23-year-old Nottingham native says 'Devil In Me' is ''inconsistent'' with its soul, classical and jazz infused compositions but...

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Aretha Franklin Made An Honorary Doctor Of Music

6th June 2012

Aretha Franklin has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a top U.S. university.The Queen of Soul donned the traditional cap and gown as she was feted at Princeton University in New Jersey on Tuesday (05Jun12)...

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Aretha Franklin Planning Tv Tribute To Whitney Houston

6th June 2012

Aretha Franklin has hinted at plans to pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 Bet Awards.The Queen of Soul reveals she is working with TV network bosses to stage a performance in...

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Aretha Franklin Producing Son's Debut Album

5th June 2012

Soul legend Aretha Franklin is giving her singer son Eddie a big career boost - she's helping to produce his debut album.The Respect hitmaker reveals 55-year-old Eddie Franklin is working on his first release and...

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Fascinating Fact 13515

4th June 2012

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin swapped the recording studio for the kitchen on Monday (04Jun12) to share her recipe for Aretha's Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Peanut Butter Shrimp. The singing icon showed off her culinary skills...

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The Things They Say 25199

18th May 2012

"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget Last Dance. A fine performer and a very...

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Aretha Franklin Lands Gospel Hall Of Fame Honour

9th May 2012

Music icon Aretha Franklin is to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.The Queen of Soul will receive the honour at a ceremony on 14 August (12) in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and will be...

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Aretha Franklin Enters The Gospel Hall Of Fame

9th May 2012

Aretha Franklin will be inducted to the gospel Hall of Fame this year.The singing icon is one of six stars who will be introduced to the Hall on August 14, joining musical legends like Elvis...

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Aretha Franklin 'Sets Sights On Audra Mcdonald For Biopic'

1st May 2012

Aretha Franklin's biopic is back in business after movies bosses decided Broadway star Audra Mcdonald is the perfect choice to the play the Queen of Soul, according to U.S. reports.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January...

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The Things They Say 25059

27th April 2012

"It's actually still very active, we've just been having a lot of conversations about who would play my dad and my family. So, right now it's a Mexican standoff... I've got another call on the...

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The Things They Tweet 2510

19th April 2012

"I am so sorry to hear of DICk Clark's passing, an American institution. DICk Clark was a real gentleman and the ears of young America enjoying milk shakes, fries and bobby sox." Soul legend Aretha...

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Neil Sedaka Recruits Alicia Keys, Franklin And Warwick For Davis Tribute

6th April 2012

Veteran crooner Neil Sedaka recruited Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick to sing a special song for Clive Davis at the music mogul's 80th birthday party this week (beg02Apr12).The Sony Music boss reached the...

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American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Wows With Whitney Tribute

5th April 2012

American Idol went retro last night, with a look back at the 1980s. And on the day that Whitney Houston's final coroner's report was released, Jessica Sanchez paid tribute to the late singer with a...

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Aretha Franklin Reveals New Clive Davis Album At 70th Birthday Bash

28th March 2012

Aretha Franklin was in fine spirits as she celebrated her 70th birthday among family and friends, and chose the occasion to announce that she'd be recording once again with old pal Clive Davis on her...

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