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Simmons Gets Behind Another Katrina Telethon

8th September 2005

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is the brains behind a hip-hop telethon planned for Friday night (09SEP05) to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The DEF JAM co-founder has persuaded JAY-Z to come out of...

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West Predicts His New Album Will Be A Classic

22nd August 2005

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST predicts his upcoming album LATE REGISTRATION will be a classic, competing with the works of STEVIE WONDER and PRINCE. The confident ALL FALLS DOWN rapper, 27, releases the follow-up to...

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Dr Moog Dies

22nd August 2005

Synthesiser pioneer DR ROBERT MOOG has died from brain cancer aged 71 at his North Carolina home. The musical inventor shot to fame when WALTER CARLOS used the Moog synthesiser on his...

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Hill And Legend Reunite

18th August 2005

FUGEES star LAURYN HILL is reuniting with soul singer JOHN LEGEND for the first time in seven years, to record duets for both their forthcoming solo albums. The duo first sang together on Hill's...

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Reeves To Honour Motown Legends

11th August 2005

Motown legend MARTHA REEVES is determined to pepper downtown Detroit with statues of Motown greats if she attains a place on the Michigan city's council. The HEATWAVE songbird, 64, insists the figurines will boost...

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Sedaka: 'I Inspired The Greats'

10th August 2005

American crooner NEIL SEDAKA was thrilled to have been praised by BOB DYLAN in his autobiography CHRONICLES VOLUME ONE (04), but he insists the poetic icon is simply one of many stars who have hailed...

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Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

9th July 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

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Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

8th July 2005

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

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P Diddy 'Sorry' For Live 8 No-show

4th July 2005

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has apologised for failing to turn up to his scheduled performance at the Philadelphia Live 8 concert - but hasn't given a reason for his absence. The rapper...

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Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

4th July 2005

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

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Will Smith Accepts Controversial Live 8 Gifts

3rd July 2005

WILL SMITH has sparked controversy by accepting a $12,749 (GBP7,000) goody bag for appearing at yesterday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. The Hollywood actor, STEVIE WONDER and BON JOVI enjoyed a backstage...

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Wonder Determined To Work With Legend

30th June 2005

STEVIE WONDER was so impressed with JOHN LEGEND when the duo performed together for the first time at the BET Awards on Tuesday (28JUN05) he wants to record with the soulful newcomer. The soul...

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The Game Introduces His Son At Bet Awards

29th June 2005

Rapper THE GAME gave his young son a treat at the BET Awards in Hollywood last night (28JUN05) when he brought him onstage during a duet with MARY J BLIGE. The Los Angeles tough...

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Live 8 Becomes 10 As Pet Shop Boys Head For Moscow

28th June 2005

The organiser's of this weekend's (02JUL05) Live 8 global concerts have added another show to the impressive line-up in Moscow, Russia. The PET SHOP BOYS will headline this concert - the 10th Live 8...

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Diddy Drops The 'Bling' For Live 8

28th June 2005

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS will be leaving his 'bling' jewellery at home when he performs at Saturday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert - because he believes it would be inappropriate to flash the expensive...

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Timberlake Is A Real Coup For Live 8

26th June 2005

Pop heart-throb JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has given LIVE 8 a huge boost by agreeing to top the bill at the American concert in Philadelphia next Saturday (02JUL05). The R+B star will now lead a stellar...

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Stevie Wonder Pays For Children's Funerals

17th June 2005

Soul veteran STEVIE WONDER is paying for the funerals of five Philadelphia children who recently died in a house fire. The 55-year-old musician was so heartbroken after hearing about the 12 June (05) blaze,...

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Wonder Pretends To See

15th June 2005

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER has been fooling fellow musicians while on tour, by complimenting their outfits despite the fact he's blind. The FOR YOUR LOVE star has sparked speculation he is not really blind...

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Wonder's Baby Named By Mandela

9th June 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER's newborn son was named by his close pal, former South African President NELSON MANDELA. The soul great and wife KAREN 'KAI' MILLARD MORRIS welcomed their second child MANDLA KADJALY CARL STEVLAND...

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Stars To Perform At Nba Finals

8th June 2005

STEVIE WONDER and WILL SMITH are among a list of stars who will perform live throughout America's NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA) FINALS from Thursday (09JUN05). Soul veteran Wonder will make a rare TV appearance...

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Campaigners Slam 'Hideously White' Live 8

2nd June 2005

Black rights campaigners have slammed the line-up of the London leg of charity supergig LIVE 8 as "hideously white". London-based BLACK INFORMATION LINK are appalled at the absence of black artists from the 2...

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Geldof Announces Five Live 8 Concerts

31st May 2005

LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF has announced the LIVE 8 charity concerts will consist of eight star-studded gigs around the world - crushing speculation Edinburgh, Scotland and Washington DC will host the huge events. At...

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Seagal Gets Serious With New Album

30th May 2005

Movie action man STEVEN SEAGAL is honouring his mother's final wishes by releasing an album of songs he has written and recorded. The actor and martial arts star has a blues background, and has...

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Clash London's Number One

23rd May 2005

A CLASH concert in London in 1977 has been voted the best the British capital has ever seen - beating performances by music legends THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES. Hundreds of seats at...

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Wonder: 'I Had No Idea Charles Was Blind'

16th May 2005

STEVIE WONDER credits late soul star RAY CHARLES with inspiring him to have faith in his talent after they were introduced by record company bosses - but he was surprised to discover his idol was...

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Wonder Mixes The Old With The New

16th May 2005

STEVIE WONDER reaped the rewards of modern recording technology for his latest album - but refused to entirely turn his back on popular 1960s methods. The SUPERSTITION singer performed some of his finest work...

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Wonder's Battle With Racism

5th May 2005

Black music legend STEVIE WONDER has encountered racism since his childhood, but never allowed it to affect his life. The blind star can still remember the first time his colour was used as an...

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Jackson Prosecution Expected To End This Week

25th April 2005

Prosecutors in MICHAEL JACKSON's child molestation trial are hoping to close their case by the end of this week (ends29APR05) because they are running out of witnesses. Judge RODNEY MELVILLE recently barred the prosecution...

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Wonder Claims A Diamond

6th April 2005

STEVIE WONDER has joined the rock and pop elite after his cult album SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE was honoured with a diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales...

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Dupri To Be Honoured With Top Ascap Award

25th March 2005

Hip-hop mogul JERMAINE DUPRI is to be honoured at the 22nd annual POP MUSIC AWARDS in May with a special prize from The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP). The producer, who...

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