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Legendary Rock Drummer Carl Palmer: 'Black Sabbath Should Be Touring With Bill Ward'

21st August 2013

Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia star CARL Palmer insists peer Bill Ward is still one of the top rock drummers in the world, despite Ozzy Osbourne's fears he's past his prime.Ward pulled out of...

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Carl Palmer Missed Out On Becoming Black Sabbath's Drummer

20th August 2013

Rock legend Carl Palmer had to turn down the chance to become Black Sabbath's new drummer when the heavy metal stars reunited in 2011 because he was too busy touring with supergroup Asia.The former Emerson,...

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Veteran Rocker Carl Palmer Goes Vegan After Health Scare

2nd April 2013

Asia drummer Carl Palmer feels more "energised" after going vegan following his diagnosis with a serious bacterial infection last year (12).The Heat of the Moment hitmaker came down with a bad case of E. coli...

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Asia Call Up 26 Year Old To Replace Steve Howe

24th March 2013

Rock supergroup Asia have introduced fans to their new guitarist in a new electronic press kit.Sam Coulson, 26, has been recruited to replace Steve Howe, who quit the group earlier this year (13) after marking...

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Steve Howe To Teach Guitar Master Classes

13th February 2013

Rocker Steve Howe will kick off his post-Asia life by giving guitar lessons at an upcoming summer music retreat.The musician will host the inaugural Cross Styles Music Retreat in August (13) at the Full Moon...

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Steve Howe Leaving Rock Band Asia

10th January 2013

Asia guitarist Steve Howe is quitting the group to concentrate on other projects.The rocker co-founded Asia in the 1980s with bassist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes, but he is now leaving...

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Asia Axe 30th Reunion Tour As Drummer Falls Ill With E. Coli

13th December 2012

Rock supergroup Asia have been forced to axe their upcoming U.K. tour after drummer Carl Palmer was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection.The Heat of the Moment hitmakers were due to celebrate their 30th anniversary...

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Michael J. Fox Became 'Better Husband' Through Illness

5th November 2010

Michael J. Fox says Parkinson's has made him "a better husband, father and overall human being".The 'Back to the Future' star claims the debilitating disease - which he was diagnosed with aged just 29 -...

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Damon Albarn Plans Ballad Album

3rd November 2010

Damon Albarn plans to record a "proper ballad record".The Gorillaz and Blur frontman said he's always promised himself he'd make an album which will see him singing his favourite slow songs; although it could be...

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Tom Cruise Set For Rock Of Ages?

28th October 2010

Tom Cruise is being lined up for a part in 'Rock of Ages'.The Hollywood superstar has been offered a supporting role in the movie version of the hit Broadway musical, although he is yet to...

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Tamara Mellon's Style-spotter Daughter

25th October 2010

Tamara Mellon's daughter is shocked by how badly people dress. The Jimmy Choo shoe tycoon was honoured with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the British fashion...

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Akon's Global Album

13th October 2010

Akon's new album is influenced by the many styles of music he has been exposed to touring the world.The 'Sexy Chick' hitmaker drew influence from across the globe to produce 'Stadium' which sees his established...

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Gorillaz Are 'Doncamatic'

6th October 2010

Gorillaz will release a new track, 'Doncamatic (All Played Out)', next month. The Damon Albarn headed group - represented by a group of cartoons - have been busy touring their album 'Plastic Beach', but over...

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Camp Sailor Damon Albarn?

4th October 2010

Damon Albarn worried Gorillaz new image would look too "gay".The musicians behind the cartoon band have started to reveal themselves during live performances, and have assumed a nautical theme for their latest 'Escape To Plastic...

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Good Gorilla Damon Albarn

2nd October 2010

Damon Albarn doesn't party when he tours with Gorillaz. The singer admits his lifestyle has changed dramatically since his days as the frontman of Blur in the 90s, and he now finds touring tough because...

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Calvin Klein Launches New Brand

27th September 2010

Calvin Klein is to turn its ck one fragrance into a global lifestyle brand.The fashion house is keen to attract a younger customer base so will launch jeans, underwear and swimwear at more affordable prices,...

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Paris Hilton 'Upset' At Japan Ban

22nd September 2010

Paris Hilton is "beyond upset" at being refused entry to Japan.The socialite was detained at an airport hotel in Tokyo and questioned by immigration officials following her admission of two offences, drug possession and obstructing...

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Paris Hilton Heading To Far East

21st September 2010

Paris Hilton is heading to Asia after escaping jail.The socialite has been planning a business tour of the Far East for six months and is now able to fly out after receiving a year's probation...

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Howe's Daughter-in-law Pens Celebrity Offspring Book

27th April 2010

YES and ASIA founder STEVE HOWE's daughter-in-law, ZOE STREET HOWE, has used her husband DYLAN's experiences as the son of a rock star as the basis of a new book about the offspring of musical...

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Prog Rock Heaven As Yes & Asia Plan Joint Tour

16th April 2009

Progressive rock supergroups YES and ASIA are teaming up to tour North America this summer (09). Steve Howe, who plays guitar in both groups, will double up during the shows and Yes will feature on/off bandmate...

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Reformed Asia Plan New Album

14th June 2007

Rock supergroup ASIA's original line-up is to record a new studio album after reforming last year (06). Yes star Steve Howe, the guitarist of the group, insists he and his bandmates are working well together...

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Yes Future In Doubt

17th April 2006

The future of prog rock supergroup YES looks shaky following news that a planned 2006 reunion tour has been scrapped. The oft-feuding group had scheduled to join up this summer (06), but guitarist STEVE HOWE...

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Cream Top Supergroup List

15th June 2005

Rock legends CREAM have topped a new poll to find the ultimate supergroup. The trio, which reformed briefly for shows in London last month (MAY05), beat out ASIA, S.O.D. and FUGAZI to claim the...

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All-star Cast Set For Lennon Adaptation

29th March 2005

A host of stars including LIV TYLER, VAL KILMER, VINCENT GALLO and ASIA ARGENTO are vying for roles in SEAN LENNON's film adaptation of Japanese book COIN LOCKER BABIES. Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON's youngest...

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Dunst Heads To France For Coppola's Antoinette

12th March 2005

KIRSTEN DUNST is to play historical French icon MARIE ANTOINETTE in director SOFIA COPPOLA's first film since her critically acclaimed LOST IN TRANSLATION. The period movie will start shooting at the Palace of Versailles...

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Fuqua Expecting Third Child

18th February 2004

WAITING TO EXHALE star LELA ROCHON-FUQUA is expecting her third child. The actress and husband, TRAINING DAY director ANTOINE FUQUA, are due to welcome their new offspring in May (04). Rochon Fuqua and...

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Murder Inc Artist In Trouble

29th August 2003

Controversial rap label MURDER INC has seen another of its artists fall foul of the law. Rapper TAH TAH has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 32-year-old police captain on Wednesday...

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Insane Clown Posse 'Worst Band Ever'

17th August 2003

INSANE CLOWN POSSE are the world's worst musical artists, according to BLENDER magazine's controversial poll. Beating out top 10 contenders including MICHAEL BOLTON and VANILLA ICE, the CHICKEN HUNTIN' rap rockers have been branded...

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