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Axl Rose's Whistling Tops Online Poll

GUNS N' ROSES have topped a quirky new list of whistling stars. The group's hit PATIENCE has beaten out OTIS REDDING's (SITTING ON THE) DOCK OF THE BAY in a Rolling Stone magazine online poll...

Presley Still King Of The Stamps

ELVIS PRESLEY can still lick them all when it comes to his post office popularity - the late rocker's stamp remains the US Postal Service's most-collected stamp. Americans have saved 124.1 million stamps from the...

Stax Returns With New Releases

Legendary soul label Stax is back with a vengeance 46 years after it launched the careers of CARLA THOMAS, BOOKER T + THE MGS, ISAAC HAYES and OTIS REDDING. Concord Music Group is re-activating the...

Redding Biopic Not Sexy Enough For Gooding Jr

CUBA GOODING JR turned down the chance to play soul legend OTIS REDDING in a biopic, because the script wasn't raunchy enough. BASIC INSTINCT and SHOWGIRLS writer JOE ESZTERHAS created a screenplay for the project,...

Timberlake Revives Stax Glory

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is hoping to revive legendary Memphis, Tennessee soul studio Stax after making a deal with label bosses to help turn his pal MATT MORRIS into a big star. Morris is Timberlake's first signing...

Billboard Bosses To Honour Otis With New Role Model Prize

Soul legend OTIS REDDING is to be honoured on the 40th anniversary of his death with a new Billboard award bearing his name. Bosses at the rock industry magazine will present the inaugural Otis Redding...

Hendrix Hero Dead At 67

JOHNNY JENKINS, the guitar great who served as a mentor to JIMI HENDRIX, has died, aged 67. The colourful musician, who served as soul legend OTIS REDDING's regular guitarist in the early 1960s, led landmark...

Neville Records Tribute To Soul Stars

Singer AARON NEVILLE is paying tribute to some of soul music's biggest stars by recording 15 soul classics for his next album. The DON'T KNOW MUCH singer is currently recording the album in Los Angeles...

The Man Behind Otis Redding Dies At 66

PHIL WALDEN, the record boss who discovered OTIS REDDING and the ALLMAN BROTHERS, has lost his battle with cancer. He was 66. The Capricorn Records founder died at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday (23APR06)....

Checker, Redding And Gordy Set For Top R+b Honours

CHUBBY CHECKER, the late OTIS REDDING and Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY will be among those honoured at the 14th annual R+B Foundation Pioneer Awards Ceremony in June (06). Soul group THE DELFONICS will also...

R+b Songwriter Mcfadden Dies Of Cancer In Philadelphia

Songwriter and R+B vocalist GENE McFADDEN died on Friday (27JAN06) after losing his battle with liver and lung cancer. He was 56. The star, who was best known for singing and co-writing the 1979...

Joss Joins Elton For Christmas Song

British soul singer JOSS STONE has celebrated Christmas early by recording a festive duet with ELTON JOHN. The odd couple, who are close pals, recorded CALLING IT CHRISTMAS for Elton's upcoming holiday album ELTON...

Richards' Regrets

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS has two career regrets, he never got to play with OTIS REDDING and WARREN ZEVON. During four decades of performing with the rock legends, Richards has managed to jam...

Timberlake To Buy Elvis Music History

Pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE wants to return to his home town of Memphis, Tennessee to buy King Of Rock ELVIS PRESLEY's old recording studio and label. Timberlake heads a consortium of investors in talks...

Stone Set For A Scare In Stephen King Series

SHARON STONE is set for a scare after signing up to star in a new series of STEPHEN KING mini-movies, based on his NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES tales. Full details of her role and storyline...

The Black Crowes Release Four Live Albums

THE BLACK CROWES are so thrilled with a recent run of gigs in San Francisco, California, the reunited rockers are releasing four live albums from it. The WISER TIME band has so far taped...

Corgan Teams Up With Smith On New Record

Goth superstars BILLY CORGAN and ROBERT SMITH have teamed up to record a quirky cover of THE BEE GEES' tune TO LOVE SOMEBODY. Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star Corgan invited Smith to join him in...

Hendrix Wins Best Cover Of All Time Title

Music legend JIMI HENDRIX's version of BOB DYLAN's hit ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER has been named the best ever song cover. Music critics at British newspaper the DAILY TELEGRAPH said the song qualified as...

Cash + Beatles Enter Library Of Congress

JOHNNY CASH and THE BEATLES' have had two of their seminal albums selected for the second annual induction into America's LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY. Cash's live recording AT FOLSOM PRISON and the FAB...

Monterey Pop Festival Tops Dvd List

The film of 1967's MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL has been hailed the best music DVD of all time in America's latest rock magazine. Editors of TRACKS decided the film of OTIS REDDING and JIMI HENDRIX...

Arthur Conley Dies

Soul singer ARTHUR CONLEY has died at his home in the Netherlands, aged 57. Conley, a protege of soul superstar OTIS REDDING and best known for his 1967 hit track SWEET SOUL MUSIC, had...

Ferry's Black Ambition

ROXY MUSIC singer BRYAN FERRY has one unfulfilled ambition in his otherwise successful rock career - he wasn't born black. The 57-year-old LET'S STICK TOGETHER star has achieved musical success beyond his wildest dreams...

Stax Museum Opens Its Doors

Soul greats ISAAC HAYES, BOOKER T AND THE MGS, WILSON PICKETT, SOLOMON BURKE and AL GREEN will join rapper CHUCK D to mark the opening of the STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL tonight (30APR03)....

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Sharon Stone: No one thought I was sexy

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Billy Idol recalls his 'realisation moment'

The 59-year-old rocker endured a long-term fight with drugs and has revealed it took...