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Paul Simon: 'Art Garfunkel And I No Longer Speak'

The pair's friendship became strained in the 1970s and despite occasional get togethers, Simon and Garfunkel have never been able to put the past behind them and move on. Just last year...

Paul Simon Impressed With Disturbed's Sound Of Silence Cover

David Draiman and his bandmates stunned fans when they announced plans to cover the Simon & Garfunkel track, and now it's a big hit. And the songwriter likes the new version so...

Brazilian Musician Nana Vasconcelos Dies

The beloved artist passed away on Wednesday (09Mar16) in his hometown of Recife following a battle with lung cancer.Vasconcelos was considered a master of the berimbao, a single-string percussion instrument from Brazil.Taking after his musician...

Paul Simon Records Theme Tune For Louis C.k.'S New Web Series

The star-studded pilot, which is now available via Louis C.K.'s website, features the comic and Buscemi as troubled bar owners Horace and Pete, Jessica Lange and Edie Falco. Simon jumped at the...

Joan Baez Nearly Quit Music Over Voice Troubles

The veteran musician admits her vocals suffered over the years and her voice changed beyond recognition, and she feared she would never sing again. "I was going to quit singing a few...

Stars Lining Up To Celebrate Folk Icon Joan Baez's 75th Birthday

Baez's 75th birthday celebration will take place at New York City's Beacon Theatre on 27 January (16). Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and the Indigo Girls will also...

Willie Nelson Releasing Gershwin Brothers Tribute Album

The musician became the first country star to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and was feted at a star-studded gala in November (15) in Washington, D.C., where Neil Young, Paul Simon,...

Singer/songwriter Allen Toussaint Dies On Tour

The 77 year old passed away on Tuesday (10Nov15) shortly after playing a concert in Madrid on Monday night (09Nov15). According to reports, Toussaint suffered two cardiac arrests in his hotel in...

Saxophone Player Phil Woods Dies Weeks After Announcing Retirement

A celebrated jazz alto sax player, Woods was a bandleader and session man, who played on classic tracks recorded by Billy Joel and Paul Simon. Mentored by jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, Woods'...

Paul Simon Makes Surprise Tv Appearance Disguised As Tribute Act

The mystery band was announced as part of the musical line-up for the premiere week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and on Friday, the group took to the stage at the...

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Record Second Album

The duo tasted success with 2013's Love Has Come for You, and now they've returned to the studio for So Familiar, which will be released in October (15). Martin says, "I guess...

Billy Joel Teams Up With Paul Simon To Close Historic New York Venue

The Piano Man performed the last ever show at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum before its planned closure for renovation, and he made sure the night was a special one for the audience....

Bono Honours His Rescuers At New York Gig

The band has been playing a residency at fabled Manhattan venue Madison Square Garden as part of their latest world tour, which was thrown into jeopardy in November (14) when the frontman was...

Art Garfunkel Brands Paul Simon A 'Jerk'

Art Garfunkel has branded Paul Simon an ''idiot'' and a ''jerk''.The 73-year-old musician has slammed his former musical partner Paul, who he was part of duo Simon & Garfunkel with, for walking away from the...

Art Garfunkel On Paul Simon: "I Created A Monster"

Art Garfunkel, one half of legendary hitmakers Simon & Garfunkel, has made some scathing remarks about his former bandmate Paul Simon in a new interview, claiming that he only became friends with him at school...

Art Garfunkel: 'I Only Became Friends With Paul Simon Out Of Pity And I Created A Monster'

In one of his most candid interviews, the Bright Eyes singer tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph he initially quit Simon & Garfunkel and turned his back on showbusiness to become a teacher because he...

'The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon' Features The Best From Paul Simon And Simon & Garfunkel

'The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon' is the first collaborative greatest hits compilation between Paul Simon as a solo artist, and his work with Art Garfunkel as the self-named duo Simon & Garfunkel.Paul Simon unveils his...

James Taylor And Paul Simon Honour Michael Brecker At Charity Concert

James Taylor and Paul Simon took to the stage in New York City on Tuesday night (20Jan15) to pay tribute to late jazz legend Michael Brecker.The music veterans led the line-up for The Nearness of...

Paul Simon Cleared Over Unpaid Invoice From Jailed Conman

Paul Simon is in the clear after he was slapped with a lawsuit over allegations he owes money to a jailed financier who conned the veteran singer as part of a $30 million (£18.8 million)...

Paul Simon And James Taylor To Honour Michael Brecker At Benefit Gig

Veteran singer/songwriters Paul Simon and James Taylor are set to take centre stage at an upcoming benefit concert to salute the memory of their late friend, saxophonist Michael Brecker.Brecker was diagnosed with blood-related disease Myelodisplastic...

Michael J. Fox Performs With Paul Simon At Charity Gala

Michael J. Fox took to the stage with music veteran Paul Simon at his charity gala which raised millions for research into Parkinson's disease.The Back To The Future actor was diagnosed with the condition in...

Paul Simon To Contribute To Authorised Biography

Veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon has agreed to open up about his life and career in his first authorised biography.The Sound of Silence hitmaker will work with his longtime pal, author and former Los Angeles Times...

Paul Simon Pays Tribute To Phil Everly At Benefit Concert

Paul Simon paid tribute to his late friend Phil Everly by performing at an intimate benefit concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (29Oct14).The veteran singer/songwriter was recruited by Everly's wife Patti, who organised the private...

Paul Simon Is Subject Of New Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Artifacts and memorabilia linked to veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon are to be exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio as part of a career tribute.The Sound of Silence...

Kick Kennedy Splits From Paul Simon's Son

Actress Kathleen 'kick' Kennedy has ended her romance with Paul Simon's musician son Harper after less than a year.The Newsroom star, daughter of attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., began dating Harper Simon after meeting him...

With Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped, Edie Brickell And Paul Simon Are Free To Make Beautiful Music Together

All is well at the Simon-Brickell household, where all charges of disorderly conduct have been dropped. The musical couple was charged back in April, after being arrested on the evening of April 26. That night,...

Paul Simon And Edie Brickell Cleared Of Domestic Disturbance Charges

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell will not face charges in their disorderly conduct case.The husband and wife, who have been united throughout this legal issue, were given the all clear as of Tuesday (June 17th).The...

Paul Simon And Edie Brickell's Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have scored a legal victory after prosecutors in Connecticut opted to drop disorderly conduct charges against the couple.Simon and Brickell were both issued misdemeanour citations following a domestic dispute at...

Paul Simon & Eddie Brickell Appear United In Court For Hearing In Disorderly Conduct Case

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell seem to have resolved their issues.The husband and wife appeared in court Friday (May 16th) at the Norwalk Superior Court in Connecticut to attend a hearing for their disorderly conduct...

Paul Simon And Edie Brickell's Disorderly Conduct Case Postponed

A disorderly conduct case involving veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell has been delayed until next month (Jun14).The couple, which will celebrate its 22nd wedding anniversary on 30 May (14), returned to...

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