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Martha Wainwright Cancels Scots Festival Performance

9th August 2006

Singer/songwriter MARTHA WAINWRIGHT has pulled out of her planned Edinburgh Festival performance for "personal reasons". The sister of gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was scheduled to perform at the Edinburgh Belladrum at the annual Scottish event...

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Shears Seeks Approval From Wainwright

8th August 2006

SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS runs every new song he writes past his pal RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, because the rocker isn't afraid of speaking the truth - even if it hurts. The flamboyant TAKE YOUR MAMA...

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Braff Boosts Indie Rockers On New Soundtrack

18th July 2006

Actor/film-maker ZACH BRAFF has compiled the soundtrack for his latest film THE LAST KISS and hopes to replicate the success he had with the music for his directorial debut GARDEN STATE. Braff won a Best...

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Bono, Sting + Cave Find Buried Treasure For Pirate Album

21st June 2006

BONO, STING and NICK CAVE are among the stars who have reworked classic pirate tunes and sea chanteys for a new album inspired by JOHNNY DEPP's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies. The big names join...

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Luft Stuns Carnegie Hall

19th June 2006

LORNA LUFT stunned crowds at New York City's Carnegie Hall last week (14JUNE06), when she made a surprise appearance at RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's tribute concert to her late mother JUDY GARLAND. Wainwright recreated the entire...

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Teese To Take Burlesque To The Big Screen

16th June 2006

MARILYN MANSON's sexy wife DITA VON TEESE is to take her burlesque skills to the big screen in a new WILLIE NELSON movie. The grizzled DUKES OF HAZZARD star has signed on to play the...

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Wainwright Recreates Garland At Carnegie Hall

15th June 2006

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT restaged JUDY GARLAND's legendary 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall at the iconic New York venue last night (14JUN06). Lead by a 40-piece orchestra, the gay singer recreated the entire set list from...

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Elton To George: 'Pride Can Kill You'

24th April 2006

SIR ELTON JOHN urged troubled singer GEORGE MICHAEL to not allow pride to stand in the way of getting help for his alleged substance abuse problem, on US talk show ELLEN today (24APR06). Host ELLEN...

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Wainwright Dresses As His Mother

4th April 2006

Gay rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT adores wearing women's clothes, and even goes through his mother's wardrobe for that special outfit. The WANT TWO star never lets gender stand in the way of style. He says, "I...

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Wainwright To Cover Judy Garland

27th February 2006

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will perform JUDY GARLAND's legendary 1961 concert album at New York City's Carnegie Hall this summer (14JUN06). A full orchestra will back the WANT TWO hitmaker's rendition of the Grammy-award winning...

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Rem And Wainwright Headline Anti-war Concert

23rd February 2006

Rockers REM and singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are set to perform at a charity anti-war concert in New York City next month (20MAR06). The acts will join FISCHERSPOONER, PUBLIC ENEMY's CHUCK D, DEVENDRA BANHART and...

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Fascinating Fact 961

8th February 2006

BEASTIE BOYS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are among the stars helping to rebuild New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - by selling their autographed photos on internet auction site eBay. All proceeds...

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Cohen Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

6th January 2006

Legendary torch singer LEONARD COHEN is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (FEB05). Pals like WILLIE NELSON, kd lang and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will pay tribute to the SUZANNE...

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Elton John Put Wainwright On Road To Recovery

29th November 2005

Veteran British singer SIR ELTON JOHN inspired RUFUS WAINWRIGHT to finally turn his back on drugs and seek professional help. The WANT TWO artist, 32, suffered an addiction to crystal meth and is convinced...

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Wainwright: 'Classical Music Saved Me'

28th November 2005

Troubled singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits classical music with saving him from a life of drug abuse. The 32-year-old musician hails the genre as the key to his successful rehab ordeal from a crystal meth...

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Wainwright Grateful To Be Gay

28th November 2005

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits his homosexuality with freeing him from the conventions which restrict heterosexual men. The WANT TWO artist, who told his parents he was gay aged just 14, found growing up in...

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Bacharach Re-defines Career With 'Street' Album

21st October 2005

BURT BACHARACH has swapped love songs for hip-hop beats to create new politically-charged album AT THIS TIME - which also sees him write his first ever lyrics. The 77-year-old composer has spent almost 50...

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John Promises To Help Doherty Kick Drugs

20th June 2005

SIR ELTON JOHN has offered to help PETE DOHERTY beat his drug addictions once and for all. The veteran ROCKETMAN singer is a huge fan of BABYSHAMBLES frontman Doherty, who is dating supermodel KATE...

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Wainwright: 'Homophobes Made Me Harm Myself'

5th April 2005

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has accused homophobes of driving him and other gay men to harm themselves. The WANT TWO star believes that like many homosexuals, he became a drug addict to escape the...

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Wainwright Wishes He'd Hidden His Homosexuality

5th April 2005

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT blames his natural honesty for the slow start to his career - because he believes hiding his homosexuality would have made him more appealing to a wider audience. The WANT...

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Wainwright's Relief That Keane Are Straight

20th March 2005

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is relieved his tour pals KEANE are all heterosexual, because he's convinced they'd be desperate to date him if they were gay. British stars Keane are continually heaping praise on...

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Wainwright Hallucinated A Galaxy Of Stars

8th March 2005

Cult rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT became so intoxicated following a drink and drugs binge, he was convinced a host of stars had come to rescue him - only to discover a real-life YOKO ONO complaining about...

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Wainwright: 'I've Saved Music Lovers From Beyonce'

4th March 2005

Folk rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has credited his songs with saving music lovers from the "utterly soulless" offerings of stars like BEYONCE KNOWLES and THE STROKES. The WANT TWO singer continues to make music to...

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Wainwright's Post-rape Celibacy

28th February 2005

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was celibate for seven years after he was raped at the age of 14. The homosexual WANT TWO singer was attacked by a man he picked up on the street...

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Wainwright Shocked By Sister's Singing Career

23rd February 2005

Cult singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is shocked his younger sister MARTHA followed in his footsteps by launching a music career - because he never realised she had so much talent. Wainwright credits himself with providing...

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John Helped Wainwright Overcome Drugs Addiction

22nd February 2005

SIR ELTON JOHN helped cult singer-songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT overcome his drug addiction. The ROCKET MAN helped the American star get clean and recommended rehabilitation centre the Hazelden in Minnesota, America, where Wainwright spent a...

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Wainwright Feared Being Hiv Positive After Rape

22nd February 2005

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT lived in fear he had been infected with the AIDS virus after he was raped at the age of 14. The openly-gay WANT TWO star worried he had caught the...

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Wainwright Ashamed Of Buckley Jealousy

19th November 2004

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT regrets spending years being jealous of JEFF BUCKLEY's success because he enjoyed his company when the pair finally met - a month before Buckley died. A chance encounter with GRACE...

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Writers Fight For Beatles Songs In New Movie

19th October 2004

Veteran British TV and movie writers IAN LA FRENAIS and DICK CLEMENT are attempting to make history by securing the right to fill the soundtrack of their new film with BEATLES songs. The pair,...

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Byrne + Wainwright Get Operatic

2nd February 2004

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE has reworked his favourite operatic piece with pal RUFUS WAINWRIGHT on his new album. The duo have recorded a version of BIZET's AU FOND DU TEMPLE SAINT...

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