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The Help Director Tate Taylor To Tackle James Brown's Story In Mississippi

26th August 2013

Soul legend James Brown's life is to be turned into a new biopic directed by The Help's Tate Taylor.Taylor announced he will be making the film in and around his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi on...

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U.s. Court Rejects Plan To Carve Up James Brown's Estate

27th February 2013

A U.S. court has overturned a settlement plan to carve up late soul singer James Brown's estate.Attorney general Henry MCMaster offered up a deal in 2009 that would give nearly a half the soul man's...

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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Brings Light To A Usually Backlit Piece Of Recording History

By Joe Wilde | 1st February 2013

Dave Grohl has entered middle age, and as such it is time for the Foo Fighters frontman to branch out away from music as is the norm for the rock elite. With Sound City, Grohl...

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Movie Mogul Brian Glazer Loves Having Mick Jagger As A Partner On James Brown Biopic

17th January 2013

Movie mogul Brian Glazer is hoping his long-awaited James Brown biopic will help him form a long-lasting production partnership with Sir Mick Jagger, because he loves working with the Rolling Stones star.Glazer secured a deal...

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Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th December 2012

Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.Written in Australia,...

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Tupac & James Brown Mash-up For Tarantino's Django Unchained

29th November 2012

Late music icons James Brown and Tupac Shakur have teamed up from beyond the grave for a mash-up anthem which will appear on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The moviemaker has worked...

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Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

By Hayley Avron | 22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

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Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

By Lorna Greville  | 21st November 2012

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

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A Tribute To Dick Clark - Stevie Wonder Leads The Honours At The Amas

By Hayley Avron | 20th November 2012

At Sunday night's (November 18) American Music Awards, Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark, the former presenter of American Bandstand.Clark passed away in April, aged 82 and Stevie said that he was...

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James Brown's Suit Goes Up For Auction

31st October 2012

James Brown's white and orange suit, a shirt worn by The Beatles legend John Lennon during a family holiday, and several outfits sported by Lady Gaga are among items of rock 'n' roll memorabilia going...

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Mick Jagger Confirms Involvement In James Brown Biopic

23rd October 2012

Rocker Sir Mick Jagger has confirmed reports he is to produce a James Brown biopic, insisting he is honoured to be involved.The Rolling Stones frontman has joined forces with scriptwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth,...

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Fascinating Fact: 3339669

23rd October 2012

The Help director Tate Taylor is in talks to take on a new James Brown biopic, which Mick Jagger is slated to produce, alongside Brian Grazer, according to Deadline.com.

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James Brown's Daughter Arrested On Theft And Assault Charges

27th July 2012

James Brown's daughter has been arrested in Georgia amid allegations of vehicle theft, assault and battery.Hope Campbell called Augusta police on Monday morning (23Jul12) after she reportedly spotted her employee Venisha Brown driving her Suv...

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James Brown Was A Shaggy Fan

27th July 2012

James Brown was a huge fan of Shaggy. The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker was approached by the funk legend - who died in 2006 - after he had seen him perform, and says he gave...

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Tarantino's Controversial 'Django Unchained' Trailer Released

7th June 2012

After tackling the tricky subject of Nazis in Inglorious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino is back, with Django Unchained. A trailer has just been released for the movie, which deals with the topics of slavery in the...

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American Idol: Joshua Ledet Has The Title At His Fingertips

10th May 2012

Joshua Ledet now looks to be the favourite for the final of American Idol after wowing all the judges in the latest semi-final. It hasn't all been plain sailing for the 20 year-old prospect, having...

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American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Lays Down The Gauntlet

10th May 2012

American Idol is now down to the final four contestants and with the field narrowing, speculation is beginning to mount as to who will be the last standing in the quest for this year's crown....

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Dick Clark Dies Aged 82: "Only God Made More Stars"

19th April 2012

Dick Clark has died, at the age of 82, Cnn reports. The American Bandstand presenter was responsible for breaking a huge number of musical acts in America in a show that "bridged racial and political...

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Kate Moss Gives Bedroom To Hairdresser

23rd March 2012

Kate Moss has equipped her new house with a bedroom for her hairdresser.The 38-year-old supermodel has reportedly devoted one of the seven bedrooms at her £8million mansion in north London to stylist James Brown.A source...

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Belated Hall Of Fame Induction For Smokey Robinson's Miracles

9th February 2012

This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is making amendments for past oversights, in which several backing bands of first generation rock and roll stars (such as Buddy Holly) were not inducted into...

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Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead, Believed To Be Suicide

1st February 2012

Don Cornelius, who was truly one of the pioneers of music television, has been found dead in his home in California this morning, February 1st, with entertainment website TMZ claiming that the creator of the...

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Kate Moss Planning Festive Ballroom Party

29th November 2011

Kate Moss is throwing a ballroom dancing-themed Christmas party.The 37-year-old supermodel is a big fan of British reality TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' - the UK equivalent of 'Dancing with the Stars' - and is...

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Former James Brown Trustees Want Settlement Declared Null And Void

1st November 2011

The former trustees of James Brown's estate are asking a South Carolina judge to void a 2009 settlement deal which divided up the late soul legend's assets.Adele Pope and Robert Buchanan claim they were ousted...

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James Brown's Former Manager Sentenced To Home Confinement

28th October 2011

James Brown's former manager has been sentenced to three years of home confinement for misusing the late star's finances in the years leading up to his death.David Cannon, 72, was accused of stealing a portion...

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Soul Icon James Brown Honoured By Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame

17th October 2011

Soul legend James Brown has been posthumously inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.The Godfather of Soul was honoured at a special ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday (15Oct11) in recognition of his longheld interest...

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Scott Scotty Mccreery Makes History With 'Clear As Day'

13th October 2011

American Idol winner Scotty Mccreery has made history with debut album 'Clear as Day', which entered the Billboard 200 Chart at No. 1 this week. The 18-year-old becomes the first country artist to top the...

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Mark Ronson And Katy B Finishing Olympic Record

12th October 2011

Mark Ronson and Katy B are putting the finishing touches to their Olympic Song.The producer and dubstep singer Katy are collaborating on a track for the 2012 London Olympic Games, for which they went to...

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James Brown's Publicist Hires Private Eye To Investigate Death

15th September 2011

James Brown's former publicist has hired a top private eye to investigate the soul legend's death - because she thinks he was murdered.Jacque Hollander has never accepted that the Godfather of Soul suffered a heart...

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Kate Moss Buys Porsche

12th September 2011

Kate Moss has splashed out on a new Porsche.The 37-year-old supermodel has reportedly been on a mammoth spending spree since marrying Jamie Hince in July, including buying the luxury vehicle, installing a ballet room for...

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