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Willie Nelson: How Many 81 Years Olds Do You Know With A Black Belt?

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th April 2014

Willie Nelson’s remarkable life notched up another typically astounding anecdote recently as the country music legend picked up his fifth degree and a black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and...

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Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo And 5 Other Famous Victims Of Theft

By Stephanie Chase | 8th April 2014

Willie Nelson suffered a fright this week when his stuffed Armadillo, Ol’Dillo was stolen after a Las Vegas concert. Luckily for the country legend, his toy mascot was returned to him on Tuesday morning by...

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Willie Nelson's Stuffed Armadillo, Ol'dillo, Returned After Kidnapping

By Elinor Cosgrave | 3rd April 2014

Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo has been returned after it was taken from a concert in Las Vegas.Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo disappeared from a concert in Las Vegas.The 80-year-old country singer allegedly has the stuffed armadillo...

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Vera Lynn And More Of The Oldest Music Makers

By Stephanie Chase | 20th March 2014

At 97, Vera Lynn is set to become the oldest artist to release an album, when her new work ‘Vera Lynn: National Treasure - the Ultimate Collection’, is released. While Vera might be the oldest...

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Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?

By Joe Wilde | 15th January 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced this week by the music awards showcase. Although the organisers...

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Ray Price Tells Fans, "I'll See You Again One Day," And Dies Aged 87

By Michael West | 17th December 2013

Ray Price, one of the best loved country singers of all time, has died aged 87 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The singer entered hospice care on Thursday, leaving a message for fans that...

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Willy Nelson To Publish "Unvarnished, Complete, And Tremendous" Autobiography In 2015

By Lauren James | 30th October 2013

US singer songwriter Willie Nelson has snapped up a book deal that will allow him to get his autobiography published, reports USA Today. Published by Little, Brown in 2015, the memoir will apparently be and...

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Right, Come On: Who Stole The Little Armadillo? Willie Nelson Is After You.

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th September 2013

If you’re the woman who stole Ol' Dillo, or the shady characters that bought it off her in a dark alleyway somewhere in New York, then you’re in trouble, because Willie Nelson is looking for...

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Fat Joe Begins 4 Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th August 2013

Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax...

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Tompall Glaser, Country Musician And Studio Owner, Dies Aged 79 After "Long Illness"

By Elinor Cosgrave | 14th August 2013

Tompall Glaser, the Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (Tuesday 14th August) at the age of 79. His nephew announced his death and said it was the result of a "long illness".Willie Nelson worked with...

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Paul Mccartney Plays 'Yesterday' With Kronos Quartet At Outside Lands Festival

By Michael West | 12th August 2013

Paul McCartney fans at the Outside Lands festival were given a real treat on Friday evening (August 9, 2013) with the Beatles legend performing with the string virtuosos, the Kronos Quartet. The quartet are perhaps...

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Lauryn Hill Begins Three Month Jail Term: Five Stars With Tax Problems

By Michael West | 9th July 2013

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy-winners singer whose only solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains a classic of its generation, has begun a three month prison term for failing to pay taxes of around $1...

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Garth Brooks Will Appear At Oklahoma Hurricane Relief Concert

By Joe Wilde | 14th June 2013

Garth Brooks has agreed to join the bill for the Oklahoma Benefit Concert, a bill that already includes the likes of fellow country stars Toby Keith and Willie Nelson to name but two. The performance...

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Willie Nelson Gunning For A Role Inthe Hobbit? Faux-audition Clip From 'Conan' Goes Viral (Video)

By Joe Wilde | 30th April 2013

Willie Nelson may be 80-years-old now, but he recently showed that regardless of his age (or the years he's spend smoking God's lettuce) that he is still as sharp as a knife's edge when it...

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What's Your Secret? Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Country Singer Still On The Road

By Hayley Avron | 26th April 2013

Next week (either April 29 or April 30, depending on who you listen to), Willie Nelson will celebrate a landmark birthday. The legendary country singer turns 80 but, as an Associated Press article reveals, he...

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Blake Shelton Is The Man Of The Hour At Cma Awards

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2012

Blake Shelton went home after last nights (Nov 1) Country Music Awards with an impressive three trophies to add to his mantle, taking Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year.Shelton shared...

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Nelly Claims To Know Nothing Of No Heroin!

By Michael West | 12th October 2012

Rapper Nelly is making it crystal clear that he had no idea his bus was carrying heroin when it was searched by Sierra Blanca police in Texas this week. Authorities seized 10 pounds of weed,...

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Busted In Sierra Blanca: Nelly Held By Police, Heroin Found In His Tour Bus

By Joe Wilde | 12th October 2012

Rapper Nelly escaped the long arm of the law after a police raid of his tour bus allegedly found heroin, weed and a loaded gun on board, TMZ report.According to Texas law enforcement sources, Nelly's...

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Drugs And Loaded Gun Seized: Nelly’S Tour Bus Raided In Sierra Blanca

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th October 2012

Nelly’s tour bus was searched at a border patrol in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Heroin was uncovered, alongside a loaded firearm, reports MTV.The rapper was detained on Wednesday night (October, 9 2012) but wasn’t arrested, after...

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Nelly's Whole New Dilemma As His House Is Raided, Drugs Seized

By Michael West | 11th October 2012

Nelly, the multi-platinum selling rapper with a trademark band-aid on his cheek has had his tour bus raided by police, where they found heroin, a loaded gun and a huge amount of weed, so reports...

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Fiona Apple Arrested For Marijuana Possession On Mexico Border

By Contributor | 20th September 2012

We're looking forward to seeing what long-winded song title Fiona Apple comes up with when she gets around to writing a song about this one. That's right, the singer songwriter who once held the dubious...

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