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Pharrell Williams Explains Full Meaning Behind Son Rocket's Name

14th April 2014

Oscar-nominated hip-hop star Pharrell Williams named his son Rocket Ayer to honour his favourite musicians, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Herbie...

Herbie Hancock Lands Honorary Post At U.s. University

10th January 2014

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give students an insight into his career when he delivers six lectures at...

Snoop Dogg And John Kerry Living A Boss' Life In The White House [Video]

28th December 2013

The Obama administration has seen some unlikely celebrity allies rub shoulders with the political elite, yet the recent encounter between...

Stevie Wonder Performs Classic 1976 Album In Full At Charity Gig

23rd December 2013

Stevie Wonder turned his annual holiday benefit into a star-studded affair on Saturday (21Dec13) as he performed his classic double...

Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Maclaine To Be Honored By Kennedy Center

13th September 2013

This year's Kennedy Center honorees include Singer/ songwriter Billy Joel, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, musician Carlos Santana, and actress...

Billy Joel And Carlos Santana To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

12th September 2013

Rock icon Billy Joel, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and jazz star Herbie Hancock are set to be feted at 2013...

Herbie Hancock Leads All-star Jazz Line-up For Charity Gala

18th December 2012

Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock led an all-star line-up including Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at...

Herbie Hancock To Release Memoir

11th April 2012

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give fans an insight into his life by releasing his memoir.The veteran musician...

Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

20th March 2012

Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded...

Revered Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies, Aged 64

5th March 2012

The revered rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose has passed away, aged 64, BBC News reports today (March 5, 2012). According to...

Neil Diamond Honored By Obama In Washington

5th December 2011

Neil Diamond was among those honoured in Washington over the weekend, the performer receiving one of the most prestigious arts...

Jennifer Hudson & Herbie Hancock For Obama's Birthday Fundraiser

3rd August 2011

Herbie Hancock and Jennifer Hudson will help U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate his 50th birthday with a concert on Wednesday...

Herbie Hancock Made A U.n. Goodwill Ambassador

22nd July 2011

Jazz icon Herbie Hancock has been appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.The celebrated musician, founder of The International Committee of...

Herbie Hancock To Premiere Miles Davis Tribute Concert In Istanbul

30th June 2011

Turkey's Istanbul International Jazz Festival has landed a pair of firsts - Paul Simon will make his first appearance in...

Carlos Santana And Cindy Blackman Marry Despite The Rain

5th January 2011

CARLOS SANTANA, the legendary Mexican-American rock guitarist, married his drummer girlfriend CINDY BLACKMAN on 19th December 2010, reports People Magazine....

Carlos Santana Didn't Mind Wedding Rain

5th January 2011

Carlos Santana didn't mind that it rained on his wedding day. The legendary 'Black Magic Woman' guitarist married drummer Cindy...

Eminem Gets 10 Grammy Nominations

2nd December 2010

Eminem leads the 2011 Grammy nominations, with nods in 10 categories.The 'Not Afraid' rapper is in the running for some...

Simon & Hancock To Celebrate Anniversary Of Kennedy's Inauguration

13th October 2010

Rocker PAUL SIMON, jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK and actress/singer JULIE ANDREWS will help to mark the 50th anniversary of late...

Denzel Washington Set To Host Concert

30th September 2010

DENZEL WASHINGTON, the ACADEMY AWARD winning actor, is set to host the 17th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December...

Cosby Joins Hancock's Birthday Concert Celebrations

1st March 2010

Comedian BILL COSBY will help to celebrate pianist HERBIE HANCOCK's 70th birthday at an upcoming concert held in the jazz...

Beyonce Knowles Up For Mobo Trio

27th August 2009

Beyonce Knowles has been nominated for three MOBOs.The 'Beautiful Nightmare' singer is up for Best Video for 'Single Ladies (Put...

Hancock Gets Police Visit After False Alarm

24th June 2009

Jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK received an unexpected visit from Los Angeles police on Tuesday night (23Jun09) after accidentally setting off...

Pioneering Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies Aged 70

30th December 2008

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard died on Monday (December 29th) at the age of 70, his manager has confirmed.The Grammy-winner, who...

Artists Emerge For Second Series Of Live From Abbey Road

25th April 2008

JAMES BLUNT, MARY J BLIGE, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and PANIC AT THE DISCIO will be among the first handful...

Fascinating Fact 4884

21st February 2008

Sales of HERBIE HANCOCK disc RIVER: THE JONI LETTERS have increased by 966 per cent in the last week, following...

Flo Rida Tops Us Billboard Chart For Ninth Week

21st February 2008

Flo Rida has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week.The rapper's hit Low remained on top...

Hancock Made Peace With Favourite West On The Red Carpet

11th February 2008

Shocked Album of The Year Grammy winner HERBIE HANCOCK made peace with rival KANYE WEST on the red carpet of...

Five Grammys For Winehouse

11th February 2008

Amy Winehouse has scooped five prizes at the Grammy awards despite being unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.The Back...

Late Show For Winehouse Visa

10th February 2008

Amy Winehouse has belatedly been granted the visa she needed to perform in person at tonight's Grammy awards.The British singer...

Hancock Calls On Famous Friends For Mitchell Tribute

2nd August 2007

TINA TURNER, CORINNE BAILEY RAE and LEONARD COHEN are among the stars who'll join jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK on his...

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