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Eric Idle Writing Spamalot Movie Script

Eric Idle is bringing 'Spamalot' to the big screen. The 75-year-old comedian is in the process of penning a script for a movie adaptation of his musical comedy - which was based on 1975 film...

Simon And Garfunkel Once 'Came Close Stabbing Each Other'

Simon and Garfunkel's business manager once had to stop the musicians from getting into a serious fight.Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel came close to fisticuffs in 1993 at one of their comeback concerts - following...

Dnce And Yungen To Support Bruno Mars At Bst Hyde Park

DNCE and Yungen are set to support Bruno Mars at British Summer Time Hyde Park.Joe Jonas' band and the 'Bestie' hitmaker join Charlie Wilson, Trombone Shorty, Tom Walker, Sofi Tukker, Liv Dawson, Alex Hepburn and...

Neil Young Thinks Retirement Tours Are 'Bulls**T'

Neil Young thinks retirement tours are ''bulls**t''.The 'Heart of Gold' hitmaker insists that doing one last tour is not for him and he has no plans to follow in the footsteps of his peers, including...

Paul Simon To Retire From Touring After 'Homeward Bound' Dates

That long period of unexpected musical comebacks seems to be at a standstill at the moment, because this year is all about farewell tours. Paul Simon is the latest to annouce his last ever run...

Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour

Paul Simon has announced a 'Farewell Tour' and confirmed he will retire from work as a touring musician this summer.The 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' singer has had an illustrious career including 18 studio albums -...

Paul Simon Announces Farewell Appearance In The UK

Paul Simon is to make his final UK appearance at this year's British Summer Time festival.The 76-year-old musician has confirmed he is to bring the curtain down on his performing career in the UK with...

Lorde Sucks At Being Famous

Lorde ''sucks'' at being famous.The 20-year-old singer - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - was catapulted to global fame at the age of just 16 with her debut single 'Royals' in 2013, and she readily admits...

Stephen Colbert And Paul Simon Are 'Feelin' Groovy' About World War 3

Stephen Colbert joined the one and only Paul Simon for a jam session with a difference this week, putting a rather depressing twist on the folk singer's not often heard 1966 tune 'The 59th Street...

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...

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