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Woody Allen Can't Fathom The Popularity Of Annie Hall

Woody Allen can't understand the enduring popularity of 'Annie Hall'.The 81-year-old director starred in and helmed the iconic drama movie in 1977 - but Allen doesn't consider the picture to be among his finest pieces...

Paul Simon Stalls Retirement To Support Pal's Biodiversity Foundation

The former Simon & Garfunkel star has known Wilson since 2007 and has been interested in working with the scientist to raise awareness for environmental and biodiversity issues. In June (17),...

Nile Rodgers To Be Subject Of Bbc Documentary Series

The Chic legend will guide viewers through his musical legacy for the BBC 4 special, Nile Rodgers: Lost In Music, as well as share the secrets behind his enduring success.Taking inspiration from a feature he...

Art Garfunkel To Publish Memoir

The Simon & Garfunkel star's memoir, titled What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man, is set to be released on 26 September (17) through the Alfred A. Knopf publishing...

Dan Aykroyd Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Ex-fiancee Carrie Fisher

Dan Aykroyd has paid tribute to his ex-fiancee Carrie Fisher after her sudden death last month.The 'Ghostbusters' star began dating the late Hollywood legend in 1978 after meeting on 'Saturday Night Live' and they were...

Paul Simon Mourns Ex-wife Carrie Fisher

The 60-year-old Star Wars actress, who was involved in a turbulent relationship with the 75-year-old singer/songwriter for more than a decade, passed away on Tuesday (27Dec16), four days after she suffered a cardiac...

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon Raises Nearly $9 Million

The country music icon launched the My People Fund at the beginning of December (16) to raise much-needed funds for whole communities left homeless by the wildfires that hit areas of Tennessee in November. Dolly...

Carrie Fisher Loves To Listen To Ex Paul Simon's Mean Songs About Her

The actress was married to the Simon & Garfunkel star for a year in the early 1980s and admits she remembers her ex in his music, because they no longer talk to one...

Jazz Great Bob Cranshaw Loses Cancer Battle At 83

The bass player, who worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett and Oscar Peterson, passed away on Wednesday (02Nov16), according to a post on the GoFundMe page...

Josh Groban Was In Awe Of Paul Simon During Dream Duet

The You Raise Me Up star, who is gearing up to make his Broadway debut, has sold millions of records worldwide and scored a number of Grammy Award nominations over the years. But...

Paul Simon: 'Simon & Garfunkel Split Was Inevitable'

Paul Simon spoke candidly about his split from Art Garfunkel in a Grammy Museum chat with fans on Friday night (30Sep16), revealing there was no way he and his partner could have maintained...

Paul Simon Performs Bridge Over Troubled Water At Democratic Convention

The 74-year-old made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing the 1970 gospel-inspired song, Bridge over Troubled Water - a track he wrote which was originally sung by former musical...

Jeff Lynne Had Glastonbury Chopper

Jeff Lynne couldn't ''handle'' the size of Glastonbury when he flew into the festival via helicopter last weekend.The ELO singer played the 'legends slot' at the world famous event last Sunday afternoon (26.06.16) and he...

Paul Simon To Retire

Paul Simon wants to retire.The 74-year-old musician says his current tour could be his last as he no longer wants to be defined by his career.He explained: ''It's an act of courage to let go....

Paul Simon Considers Retirement As 75th Birthday Looms

The 74-year-old singer/songwriter has just released one of his most successful albums, Stranger to Stranger, but that's not going to stop him from calling it a day when the time is right....

Drake Scores Historic Sixth Week Atop U.s. Album Chart

The star's Views album held steady at number one after selling another 135,000 copies in America, and, with the sixth-consecutive week in the top spot, it marks the first time a man has...

Paul Simon Tops U.k. Album Charts For The First Time In 26 Years

Paul's record has ended Drake's reign at the top; the Started from the Bottom rapper's Views drops to number two. Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams and Beyonce's Lemonade switch spots...

Paul Simon Set For First U.k. Number One Album In 26 Years

According to midweek sales figures, Simon is on course to end rapper Drake's reign at number one with his 12th solo album, Stranger To Stranger. The Mrs. Robinson singer last hit the...

Bruce Springsteen & Paul Simon Offer Up Tributes To Clive Davis In New Film

Ridley Scott and his partners at Scott Free Productions will produce Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, based on the music mogul's bestselling memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. Art Garfunkel,...

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...

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