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Van Morrison Slams 'Commercial' Music Industry

1st March 2006

VAN MORRISON finds it difficult to identify with the contemporary music business because of the importance placed on commerce over live performance. The 60-year-old singer is nostalgic of the days he started out in...

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Van Morrison Eyes Relaxed Touring Schedule

1st March 2006

Veteran singer VAN MORRISON has vowed never to embark on a punishing tour schedule ever again after experiencing how much more relaxed he is just playing a couple of nights each week. The SAINT...

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Van Morrison Slams Internet

28th February 2006

VAN MORRISON has launched a scathing attack on the internet, insisting it is responsible for the dumbing down of society and modern culture. The GLORIA hitmaker is convinced the worldwide web has caused more...

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Van Morrison Offers Fans An Online Treat

15th December 2005

Irish music legend VAN MORRISON has launched a new internet innovation for fans keen on hearing classic tracks and live recordings. The HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU singer has set...

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Van Morrison's Lost Tunes Unearthed By Radio Station

23rd November 2005

Lost novelty tunes Irish singer VAN MORRISON recorded to get out of his Bang Records contract in the late 1960s have been unearthed by staff at a New Jersey radio station. The 31 rare...

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Boo Radley's Hit Tops Happy List

11th October 2005

THE BOO RADLEYS' 1995 summer anthem WAKE UP BOO has topped a new list of uplifting tunes. Psychologist DR TOMAS CHAMORRO-PREMUZIC (corr) claims he has discovered the perfect blend of lyrics, pitch and tonality...

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Morrison's Homage To Carry On

6th June 2005

Music legend VAN MORRISON has paid an unusual tribute to the CARRY ON films on his latest album. The Northern Irish singer, 59, is a huge fan of the classic British comedies - which...

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Morrison Writes Autobiography To Save Legacy

31st May 2005

Veteran rocker VAN MORRISON is shattering his mysterious image by writing an autobiography - because he's disgusted by the lies written about him throughout his 40 year career. The BROWN EYED GIRL star fears...

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Oasis Land Seventh Number 1

23rd May 2005

English rockers OASIS are celebrating after they claimed their seventh UK number one with their latest single LYLA. The first track from their forthcoming album DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH, which hits stores next week...

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Morrison Hits The Web At Last

20th April 2005

Veteran rocker VAN MORRISON has finally faced up to the selling power of the internet by launching his first website today (20APR05). The BROWN EYED GIRL star's online store will feature audio clips, sell...

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Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed

11th April 2005

LATEST: COLDPLAY, KYLIE MINOGUE, the WHITE STRIPES and BRIAN WILSON are among the confirmed acts for June's (05) GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL in Somerset, England. Event organiser MICHAEL EAVIS confirmed his 2005 line-up this morning (11APR05),...

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Birthday Treats For Bb King

3rd March 2005

Blues legend BB KING will be celebrating his 80th birthday in September (05) with friends - in song. The guitarist is recording a duets album with famous pals VAN MORRISON, U2, STING and ELTON...

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Led Zeppelin Tops Another Best Song Poll

3rd January 2005

LED ZEPPELIN's 1970s classic STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN has been voted the best pop song of all time - just a week after winning best rock song in another poll. More than 20,000 music fans...

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Wood Plans Supergroup Gigs

16th December 2004

ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD is creating a supergroup to provide the musical entertainment at his new art exhibition in London. The START ME UP guitarist is planning weekly gigs at the West End's Theatre...

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Loretta Lynn And Van Morrison To Be Honoured

1st October 2004

LORETTA LYNN and VAN MORRISON have been chosen to receive Icon Honor awards at the upcoming BMI COUNTRY AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, in November (04). The performing rights organisation's honour is a tonic for...

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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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Lonnie Donegan Tribute Attracts Stars

16th December 2003

Stars including VAN MORRISON, BILL WYMAN and BRIAN MAY are being lined up to play a tribute concert for rock'n'roll legend LONNIE DONEGAN. THE ROCK ISLAND LINE TRIBUTE gig at London's prestigious ROYAL ALBERT...

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Van Morrison To Pay $32,000 In Damages

11th November 2003

Legendary singer VAN MORRISON has been ordered to pay a pub landlord $32,000 (GBP20,000) in damages after cancelling a concert last year (02). The GLORIA star must also return a further $32,000 (GBP20,000) in...

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Pub Business 'Collapsed After Van Morrison Cancelled Gig'

2nd October 2003

A pub landlord is blaming legendary singer VAN MORRISON for causing the collapse of his business, Britain's High Court in London has heard. GARY MARLOW is suing the 57-year-old BROWN EYED GIRL and his...

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Morrison Ponders Legal Action Against British Supermarket

1st October 2003

Rocker VAN MORRISON is preparing to sue a British supermarket chain, accusing them of using his famous name to promote a new range of wine. The BROWN EYED GIRL hitmaker was shocked to discover...

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Scorsese's Blues Joy

28th August 2003

Movie director MARTIN SCORSESE is travelling to London to help assemble a blues supergroup for a one-off TV "jam session". The GOODFELLAS genius is a life-long blues and jazz fanatic and has arranged for...

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Robbie Williams Eyes Up Very Clean House

1st August 2003

Multi-millionaire pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS is looking at buying yet another property in Britain. The FEEL singer has been spotted visiting the property of vacuum cleaner supremo JAMES DYSON, whose $7.2 million (GBP4.5 million)...

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Robbie Williams Is The Newlywed's Favourite

25th July 2003

Popstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS is the favoured crooner of most British newlyweds - his ballad ANGELS is the most-played 'first dance' song for the bride and groom at wedding receptions. The 1997 hit was chosen...

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Ray Salutes Van

13th June 2003

After inducting VAN MORRISON into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (12JUN03) in New York, RAY CHARLES joined him for a duet on CRAZY LOVE. QUEEN, LITTLE RICHARD and PHIL COLLINS were also...

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Van Waits For Settlement

1st May 2003

Wrinkly rocker VAN MORRISON will find out today (30APR03) if he'll be forced to pay out $479,100 (GBP319,400) in compensation for pulling out of a concert in a British pub. The 57 year-old singer...

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