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Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013

By Holly Williams | 6th September 2013

The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of the event's exciting line-up.The first day of the festival (Friday, November 1st) sees the main...

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New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013

By Holly Williams | 20th August 2013

New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the true meaning of rock 'n' roll plus a special appearance from one of the city's...

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Donna Summer Lung Cancer Caused By 9/11

18th May 2012

Donna Summer believed the 9/11 terrorism acts contributed to her lung cancer.The star died aged 63 yesterday (17.05.12) and according to reports she had complained that toxic dust containing lead, asbestos and Mercury was the...

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Bruce Springsteen Returns To New Orleans For Emotional Jazz Festival Set

30th April 2012

When Bruce Springsteen played the first post-Hurricane Katrina Jazz Festival in New Orleans, back in 2006, it was an emotional and cathartic moment. Now, in 2012, with his Wrecking Ball album to promote, Springsteen returned...

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Chris Rock Inducting Red Hot Chili Peppers Into Hall Of Fame

20th March 2012

Chris Rock will be among the A-list presenters at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, 2012. The comedian has been given the enviable job of inducting...

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers Heading For Hall Of Fame?

28th September 2011

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983, are among the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2012. The band, who released their self-titled...

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Alice Cooper's Hall Of Fame Tuxedos

15th March 2011

Alice Cooper had "special tuxedos" made for him and his band's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame last night (14.03.11). The shock rocker was officially admitted to the hall in a ceremony...

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The O2 Arena Host Their First Free Music Festival!

18th September 2008

On October 24th and 25th 2008 the O2 Arena in London will play host to its first ever free music festival. The two day festival is to celebrate New Orleans Music. Running along side the festival...

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Dr John Is Peaking At 67 After Three Decades On Drugs

3rd June 2008

Rocker DR JOHN is peaking at the age of 67 - eighteen years after kicking his heroin habit. The pianist was addicted to the deadly drug for a staggering 34 years, and claims it seriously...

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Dr John Inspired By Katrina Anger

2nd June 2008

New Orleans rocker DR JOHN's new album is fuelled by his anger for the way the city was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The 67-year-old churned out material for The City That Care Forgot, as soon...

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Braff Set To Score Big Payday For Scrubs

6th March 2007

SCRUBS star ZACH BRAFF is set to become one of the highest paid actors on TV if the hit sitcom gets renewed by US network NBC for a seventh season. According to sources, the 31-year-old...

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Stewart, Jones And Paisley To Headline New Orleans Jazz Festival

26th January 2007

ROD STEWART, VAN MORRISON, STEELY DAN, ZZ TOP and NORAH JONES will headline this year's (07) New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival. The stars will be joined by Louisiana favourites, like IRMA THOMAS, DR JOHN...

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Domino To Be Honoured In New Orleans

16th January 2007

Singer FATS DOMINO will be the guest of honour at the 12th annual Best Of The Beat music awards at New Orleans, Louisiana's House of Blues later this month (JAN07). The singer, real name ANTOINE...

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Braff Worried About Grey's Competition

6th December 2006

Funnyman ZACH BRAFF is begging fans of SCRUBS to make sure they tune into the sixth season of the medical comedy - because he knows the show will be trumped in the ratings by GREY'S...

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Braff Doubts Scrubs Future

5th September 2006

Funnyman ZACH BRAFF has cast doubt on the future of medical comedy SCRUBS when he leaves this year (06) - declaring "I think this is the last year". After six seasons playing DOCTOR JOHN 'JD'...

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Wonder Marks Katrina Anniversary

31st August 2006

STEVIE WONDER has lent his support to hurricane-stricken New Orleans, Louisiana, at a star-studded concert to mark the first anniversary of the disaster. The singer was joined by blues singer DR JOHN, Grammy award-winning gospel...

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Braff Leaving Scrubs For Big Screen

21st August 2006

ZACH BRAFF loves making movies so much, he has quit his role in SCRUBS to concentrate on his film career. Braff, who plays DR JOHN 'JD' DORIAN in the TV comedy, realised his future lies...

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Fascinating Fact 1943

11th August 2006

The top performers at an upcoming Ohio fantasy band camp, which will feature DR JOHN, ROGER DALTREY and YES star IAN ANDERSON as rock coaches, will get the chance to support DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY...

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Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

19th June 2006

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

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Grammy Bosses Pay Tribute To New Orleans

8th February 2006

Organisers of tonight's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DR JOHN to jam with ELVIS COSTELLO and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. BONNIE RAITT, U2's THE...

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Fascinating Fact 938

2nd February 2006

New Orleans, Louisiana jazz great DR JOHN is to pay tribute to beloved songwriter JOHNNY MERCER on a new album. MERCENARY: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER feature standards like MOON RIVER and BEAUTIFUL BABY as...

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Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

1st February 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

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Dr John And The Neville Brothers Form New Orleans Supergroup

1st February 2006

DR JOHN and members of the NEVILLE BROTHERS have formed a New Orleans, Louisiana, supergroup to help each other mourn the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The group, the NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL CLUB, secretly formed...

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Neville Can't Go Home To New Orleans

1st February 2006

NEVILLE BROTHERS star AARON NEVILLE is refusing to return to his native New Orleans, Louisiana - because the hurricane-ravaged city is bad for his asthma. The TELL IT LIKE IT IS singer's home was...

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Taylor To Be Honoured By Big Names

24th January 2006

Singer/songwriter JAMES TAYLOR is set for a star-studded tribute when BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, STING and PAUL SIMON take to the stage to honour him as the MusiCares Person Of The Year (06). The superstars will...

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Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

19th January 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

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Neville + Dr John To Play Super Bowl Anthem

17th January 2006

AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN will represent ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The two musicians will team up for an emotive national anthem at the beginning of the...

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Fans Mourn Lennon 25 Years On

8th December 2005

Fans of late BEATLE JOHN LENNON are today (8DEC05) marking the 25th anniversary of his murder. The singer was shot dead outside his New York City apartment block by MARK DAVID CHAPMAN on 8...

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Fascinating Fact 545

21st November 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana music legend DR JOHN officially became a pensioner today (21NOV05) when he celebrated his 65th birthday. It was also a landmark day for Icelandic pop star BJORK, who turned 40....

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Dr John Brings New Orleans Stars Together

12th October 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana-based musician DR JOHN has assembled a starry list of the devastated city's biggest musical names for a new Hurricane Katrina relief benefit album. The project, OUR NEW ORLEANS, features new songs...

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