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Songwriter Wilkin Dies

30th October 2006

Songwriter MARIJOHN WILKIN, who co-wrote the classic ballad LONG BLACK VEIL and other hits, has died. She was 86. Wilkin died at her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28OCT06) after a long battle with...

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The Velvet Underground + Nico Named Top Debut

6th July 2006

Seminal LP THE VELVET UNDERGROUND + NICO has been named the greatest debut album of all time in a new magazine poll. The 1967 record which features the band's mentor ANDY WARHOL's depiction of a...

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Fascinating Fact 1573

1st June 2006

THE BLACK CROWES have thrilled fans with the announcement they are to release THE LOST CROWES, a two-disc set which collects their abandoned 1993 and 1997 albums TALL and THE BAND, in August (06).

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Townshend Apologises For Daltrey Cousin 'Killer' Remark

16th January 2006

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND has apologised for comments he made in a recent interview in which he said his WHO bandmate ROGER DALTREY's cousin once murdered six men in a brawl. The SUBSTITUTE rocker was...

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Townshend: 'Dylan Insult Wasn't Intended'

14th January 2006

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has rubbished reports he criticised rock legends BOB DYLAN, ELVIS PRESLEY and THE BAND in a recent interview. The WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN rocker insists he had no intention...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Rolling Stone Legends

12th April 2005

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, KANYE WEST, SLASH, JANET JACKSON and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE have penned personal tributes to their heroes and heroines in rock magazine ROLLING STONE's new IMMORTALS special issue. Following on...

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Spinal Tap Tops Rock Movie Poll

3rd April 2005

Spoof documentary THIS IS SPINAL TAP has been hailed as the greatest rock 'n' roll movie of all time - beating the film it was intended to parody. The 1984 comedy, about a band...

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Robertson Plans Band's Finest

26th May 2004

Rocker ROBBIE ROBERTSON is putting the finishing touches to a definitive collection of THE BAND recordings. The singer has spent years tracking down rare and obscure tracks to complete a five-CD box set he...

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Humble Bob Dylan Turned Clapton Off Drugs

12th March 2004

BOB DYLAN helped fellow rocker ERIC CLAPTON realise how pointless his drug-taking lifestyle was when the British guitarist saw his hero relaxing at the legendary WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. Clapton was a self-confessed "drug-crazed...

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Band Drummer Releases Candid Dylan Film

13th January 2004

THE BAND drummer MICKEY JONES is to turn an 8mm movie he shot backstage with BOB DYLAN in 1966 into a new DVD. Jones filmed the candid footage when Dylan and The Band toured...

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