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Fascinating Fact 6347

12th November 2008

CHARLIZE THERON, KATE MOSS and JULIA ROBERTS were among the beauties who turned out to watch VAN MORRISON perform tracks from his acclaimed album ASTRAL WEEKS at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Friday...

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The Things They Say 10150

7th November 2008

"The only thing I love is the music. The rest of it is pure s**t. The kind of s**t that fame attracts is very dark." Irish crooner VAN MORRISON is not a fan of media...

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Fascinating Fact 6082

2nd October 2008

VAN MORRISON will perform his 1968 album ASTRAL WEEKS in its entirety during back-to-back concerts on 7 and 8 November (08) at Los Angeles' music mecca the Hollywood Bowl. The concerts will feature musicians who...

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Morrison Bans Alcohol At Gigs

18th September 2008

VAN MORRISON has banned fans from drinking alcohol during shows on his upcoming U.K. tour. The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker imposed the ban because he finds it “off-putting” when fans visit the bar during his...

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Bryan Ferry To Be Named 'Icon'

11th August 2008

Singer Bryan Ferry is to be named an icon by Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) at an awards ceremony in London, it has been announced.BMI said the icon status is given to songwriters who have bestowed...

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Morrison Bans Phones And Booze From Gig

13th March 2008

Veteran singer VAN MORRISON lived up to his fastidious reputation at a gig in Austin, Texas on Wednesday (12Mar08) - when he reportedly banned the sale of alcohol during his set and chastised cellphone users....

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Morrison Attacks Music Mags For 'Obsession With The Past'

10th March 2008

Singer/songwriter VAN MORRISON has launched a scathing attack on music magazines, accusing them of holding the industry back by focusing on the past. The Grammy-nominated musician, 62, admits he has become disillusioned with the current...

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Van Morrison Cancels Gigs

31st January 2008

Veteran singer VAN MORRISON has been forced to postpone two concerts in Spain after contracting a chest infection. The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker was scheduled to play two dates at the Auditori i Palau de...

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Fascinating Fact 4357

24th November 2007

ROBIN WILLIAMS shows off his musical skills in new movie AUGUST RUSH - it's actually him playing VAN MORRISON's MOONDANCE on the harmonica in the film.

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Leona Outsells The Rest

29th October 2007

X Factor winner Leona Lewis outsold the opposition to win her second number one hit with Bleeding Love.The track, the debut single from her first album, easily overcame opposition from Take That's Rule the World,...

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Morrison Snubbed Over The Commitments Negative Remarks

18th September 2007

Northern Irish singing legend VAN MORRISON was snubbed by the makers of THE COMMITMENTS - because he criticised the film's screenplay. The 1990 movie - based on the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name...

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The Things They Say 5257

25th July 2007

"Most of the stuff on the radio is just crap pop music." Veteran Northern Irish singer VAN MORRISON isn't a fan of today's hits....

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Morrison Complains: 'I'm Too Creative'

16th July 2007

Rocker VAN MORRISON is such a creative songwriter he can't stop himself from coming up with new lyrics. The 61-year-old wishes he could halt the ideas for melodies and lyrics that dominate his thoughts throughout...

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Morrison Leads Tributes To Melly

6th July 2007

LATEST: VAN MORRISON has led tributes to English jazz singer and author GEORGE MELLY, who died on Thursday morning (05Jul07). The Liverpool-born performer passed away after suffering from vascular dementia and lung cancer. Morrison says,...

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Bowyer To Join Elvis Tribute

17th March 2007

Veteran entertainer BRENDAN BOWYER will pay tribute to late rock legend ELVIS PRESLEY on a new duets album, marking the 30th anniversary of the star's death. The former frontman of THE ROYAL SHOWBAND - who...

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A Healthy St Patrick's Day Treat For Van Morrison

17th March 2007

Hollywood's trendiest health food restaurant is paying tribute to VAN MORRISON this St Patrick's Day (17MAR07) by honouring the MOONDANCE singer with a new menu item. Celebrity-friendly diner Real Foods Daily has created the `Dance...

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Van Morrison To Be Honoured For His Film Work

9th February 2007

Reclusive Irish music star VAN MORRISON is to be honoured in Los Angeles - for his film work. The GLORIA singer will receive a lifetime achievement prize from AL PACINO at the upcoming US-Ireland Alliance's...

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Kooks Star Shocked By 'Crackers' Winehouse Rant

3rd February 2007

THE KOOKS star LUKE PRITCHARD was shocked to be subjected to a torrent of abuse from hard-living British singer AMY WINEHOUSE. The NAIVE singer approached Winehouse at a recording of BBC music show LATER WITH...

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Bb King Hospitalised After Flu Bout

27th January 2007

Blues legend BB King had to cancel two shows after being admitted to hospital yesterday.The 81-year-old walking institution was due to perform two gigs in Texas but had to cancel after developing a fever.Although his...

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Stewart, Jones And Paisley To Headline New Orleans Jazz Festival

26th January 2007

ROD STEWART, VAN MORRISON, STEELY DAN, ZZ TOP and NORAH JONES will headline this year's (07) New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival. The stars will be joined by Louisiana favourites, like IRMA THOMAS, DR JOHN...

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The Shins Ask Fans For Help

8th September 2006

Rockers THE SHINS are appealing to fans to help them shoot their next video. The OH, INVERTED WORLD stars have asked every member of the audience who attends their concert at Austin City Limits Music...

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Van Morrison's Secret Baby

24th August 2006

Rocker VAN MORRISON managed to keep the birth of his child with girlfriend MICHELLE ROCCA a secret for seven months. Rocca gave birth to daughter AIBHE in January (06) - after a pregnancy where she...

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Kink Davies To Pick Up Honour

10th August 2006

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES will be honoured by America's performing rights organisation Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) later this year (06). The WATERLOO SUNSET singer will receive the BMI's Icon award at the Dorchester Hotel...

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Dylan Tops Songwriters Polls

5th July 2006

BOB DYLAN has topped a new magazine poll of the best living songwriters, beating off competition from NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Writers of US music magazine Paste chose Dylan to head up their comprehensive...

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Cash Up For Three Mojo Awards

24th May 2006

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH has been nominated for three posthumous Mojo Awards. The singer, who died two years ago, is nominated for the Icon Award and Inspiration Award, while a box-set of his recordings...

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Music Producer Henry Lewy Dies

19th April 2006

Longtime JONI MITCHELL recording engineer and producer HENRY LEWY died in Prescott, Arizona on Saturday (15APR06). He was 79. Lewy worked with Mitchell on 13 albums and also served as engineer and producer for NEIL...

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Morrison Can't Plan Ahead

22nd March 2006

Singer/songwriter VAN MORRISON is refusing to commit to future music-making projects, insisting it's impossible to make plans. The BROWN EYED GIRL hitmaker, who released his vintage country cover album PAY THE DEVIL earlier this month...

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Morrison Hates Rehearsing

2nd March 2006

VAN MORRISON refuses to rehearse prior to performance, insisting practice kills spontaneity. The BROWN EYED GIRL hitmaker loves to be impulsive on stage and fears rehearsing prevents him from developing a connection with his audience....

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Van Morrison Sings In The Face Of 'Bulls**T' Industry

2nd March 2006

Veteran singer/songwriter VAN MORRISON is determined to keep singing for as long as he can, despite regarding the music industry as "bulls**t". The 60-year-old SAINT DOMINIC'S PREVIEW hitmaker insists he was born to sing even...

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Van Morrison Blasts Biographers

1st March 2006

Irish music legend VAN MORRISON has called the writers of his recent biographies "ignoramuses" and their sources "mentally unstable" in a scathing attack. The BROWN EYED GIRL singer is appalled at the lack of accurate...

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