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David Bowie To Write Song For Merry Clayton?

5th March 2014

David Bowie has offered to write a song for gospel singer Merry Clayton.The 65-year-old star of Oscar-winning documentary '20 Feet From Stardom' - which tells the story of famous musician's backup singers - claims she...

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Veteran Rockers To Compete For Echo Awards

30th January 2013

Veteran rockers Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker and Mark Knopfler will battle it out for a top honour at this year's (13) Echo Awards in Germany.The trio will face fellow contenders Robbie Williams and Italian singer/songwriter...

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Joe Cocker Hoped George Bush Would Wipe His Drug Convictions

4th January 2013

Veteran rocker Joe Cocker agreed to perform at the inauguration of former U.S. President George Bush, Snr. because he hoped officials would wipe his drug convictions from his police record in return.The Up Where We...

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Joshua Ledet Emerges As Judge's Favorite On American Idol

3rd May 2012

Joshua Ledet is starting to emerge as one of the judge's favorites on this season of American Idol. Along with Jessica Sanchez, the judges - Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have struggled to...

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Cher Lloyd Announces UK Tour, 'Can't Wait' To Perform

22nd November 2011

Cher Lloyd has announced a 12 date UK tour following the success of her debut album Sticks and Stones and No.1 single Swagger Jagger. The 18-year-old begins the jaunt in Folkestone, Kent, on 29 March...

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Cocker Cancels Australia Concert

10th February 2011

Rocker JOE COCKER has called off a concert in Australia.The British blues singer was due to play Townsville in Queensland on 2 February (11) but the gig was postponed after Cyclone Yasi struck the area....

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Cocker Swaps Boozing For Gardening

10th October 2010

Rocker JOE COCKER has substituted his heavy drinking ways for gardening after discovering he has green fingers.The gravel-voiced Unchain My Heart hitmaker is almost a decade sober after heavy boozing nearly cost him his marriage...

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Stars Join Santana For Classic Rock Covers Album

28th May 2010

Rapper NAS, JOE COCKER, CHRIS CORNELL and THE DOORS keyboard player RAY MANZAREK have teamed up with guitar great CARLOS SANTANA for his new album of classic rock anthems.Nas performs AC DC's Back in Black...

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Woodstock Founder Planning Anniversary Sequel

24th March 2009

The founder of the legendary Woodstock music festival is said to be looking for sponsors to fund a 40th anniversary event.Michael Lang, who co-founded the iconic 1969 show in Bethel, New York State, is hoping...

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Fascinating Fact 5617

11th July 2008

JOE COCKER is to headline Israel's new rock music event the Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins on 26 August (08) at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in northern Israel. The three-day festival has been created...

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Honours For Cocker, Humphries, Rushdie And Sallis

16th June 2007

Rocker JOE COCKER, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES, author SALMAN RUSHDIE and WALLACE AND GROMITT star PETER SALLIS have all been named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List. The With A Little Help From My Friends rocker...

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Cocker 'Physically Damaged' By Drug And Alcohol Addiction

18th May 2007

Singer JOE COCKER was "physically damaged" after his performances in the 1970s because of his drug and alcohol addiction. The Up Where We Belong star admits his dependencies damaged his ability to play, and he...

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Trumpet Player Driscoll In Prison For Tax Evasion

15th March 2007

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL has started serving a one-year tax evasion sentence in a federal prison after a judge denied his request to remain free while he appeals his conviction. The 59-year-old musician reported...

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Trumpeter Driscoll Sentenced To A Year And A Day In Jail

26th January 2007

Grammy Award winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL was sentenced to serve a year and a day behind bars yesterday (25JAN06) on tax evasion charges. Driscoll was convicted of conspiracy and tax evasion between 1996 and 1999...

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Wood Amazed By 'Unreal' Bono

19th October 2006

EVAN RACHEL WOOD was blown away when BONO made his cameo appearance in new movie ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, because the U2 singer acted nothing like a rock superstar. The 19-year-old plays a young woman swept...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

21st June 2006

A host of stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with...

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Trumpeter Driscoll Convicted Of Tax Evasion

9th June 2006

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter PHIL DRISCOLL was convicted yesterday (08JUN06) of using his Tennessee Christian music ministry to dodge paying income tax. A jury in Chattanooga, Tennessee, convicted Driscoll of conspiracy charges and evading some federal...

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Bolton Keen For Houston To Sing One Of His Songs

3rd June 2006

Crooner MICHAEL BOLTON is keen for ailing WHITNEY HOUSTON to return to glory - because he'd like her to sing one of his songs, and perform it with her. Houston is reportedly struggling to overcome...

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Evan Rachel Wood Terrified Of Lennon Song

13th May 2006

THIRTEEN star EVAN RACHEL WOOD was terrified of singing a JOHN LENNON tune in her untitled new "BEATLES musical" because she feared her voice would upset fans of the late rocker. The actress joins the...

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Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

8th April 2006

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

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Rockers Pay Tribute To Donegan

22nd June 2004

The cream of British rock including BILL WYMAN and ROGER DALTREY turned out to pay tribute to late singer LONNIE DONEGAN on Monday night (21JUN04). VAN MORRISON, MARK KNOPFLER, JOOLS HOLLAND, JOE COCKER and...

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Joe Cocker: Robbie Williams Won't Crack America

15th December 2003

Veteran singer JOE COCKER has dismissed ROBBIE WILLIAMS's attempts to crack the coveted American market as a waste of time. The MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN star reckons Robbie - who's a superstar in his...

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Ozzy Osbourne Has Parliamentary Approval

28th July 2003

Ageing rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE has a surprising fan - British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR. Blair has been outed as a fan of Osbourne's raucous sound by gravel-voiced crooner JOE COCKER, who claims the...

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Prince Charles Calls On Famous Friends

22nd July 2003

ROBBIE WILLIAMS and VICTORIA BECKHAM are among glittering names being enlisted by PRINCE CHARLES to liven up his charity THE PRINCE'S TRUST. The British heir to the throne hopes the new names will make...

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Paul Young Gig Walkout

27th June 2003

Faded star PAUL YOUNG was humiliated on Wednesday night (25JUN03) after fans staged a mass exodus from one his concerts. The LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE singer was performing at the Assembly Rooms in...

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