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Record Pioneer Irving Green Dies

Mercury Records co-founder IRVING GREEN, who helped break racial barriers by promoting black artists SARAH VAUGHN, DINAH WASHINGTON and THE PLATTERS, has died. He was 90. According to his grandson, Green died on Saturday (01JULY06)...

Jones Offers To Write Olympic Theme

Music icon QUINCY JONES has offered to write the official theme song for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games after falling in love with the Asian country. The THRILLER producer received a warm reception to his...

Campbell And Jones Meet Mandela

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL's meeting with former South African President NELSON MANDELA has been shrouded in secrecy amid fears her much-publicised assault charge could mar her charity efforts. The catwalk beauty was arrested last week (30MAR06)...

Kinski: 'Quincy Is My Mentor'

Hollywood actress NATASSJA KINSKI's daughter SONJA has hailed her former stepfather QUINCY JONES as her mentor. The 20-year-old starlet says the legendary producer taught her more about life than either her actress mother or her...

The Bravery Eye Quincy Jones Collaboration

US rockers THE BRAVERY are so determined to move their music in a new direction they hope to persuade legendary soul star QUINCY JONES to produce their next album. The AN HONEST MISTAKE stars...

Stars Pay Tribute To Richard Pryor

A host of stars have paid tribute to late comedian RICHARD PRYOR, who died on Saturday (10DEC05) aged 65. The funnyman lost his battle with multiple-sclerosis, a disease which robbed him of his ability...

Turner And Bennett Receive Kennedy Honours

Music legends TINA TURNER and TONY BENNETT were honoured by a variety of star performances at The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in New York City yesterday...

Quincy Jones: 'Rappers Need To Learn About Their Forefathers'

Producer/composer QUINCY JONES has blasted modern rappers for turning their backs on their jazz and blues heritage. The jazz and R+B great fears he could ask 100 hip-hop stars about their musical roots in...

Quincy Jones Urges Rappers To Drop The 'N' Word

Legendary music mogul QUINCY JONES is urging rappers to stop using the word "n**ger" because it offends him when he hears white kids using it. Jones suggests rappers should take a trip to Africa...

Quincy Jones Suffered A Nervous Breakdown

Music legend QUINCY JONES was so "fried" after composing the score for STEVEN SPIELBERG's THE COLOR PURPLE, he suffered a nervous breakdown. The 72-year-old producer admits he struggled to cope as he created the...

Quincy Honoured For His Compassion

Legendary musician and producer QUINCY JONES is to be honoured with children's charity UNICEF's Spirit of Compassion Award at the organisation's annual Snowflake Ball in New York (28NOV05). Unicef bosses chose Jones as the...

Will Smith And Heavy D Put Show Back On For Hurricane Victims

WILL SMITH is re-teaming with fellow rapper HEADY D to bring back their popular play MEDAL OF HONOR RAG, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Smith will...

Quincy Jones' Daughter Slams Tom Cruise

QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA JONES is the latest star to slam TOM CRUISE for attacking BROOKE SHIELDS' use of medication to ease postpartum depression. In May (05), Cruise - who claims to have...

Quincy Jones To Score 50 Cent's Movie Debut

Veteran musician QUINCY JONES has signed up to score 50 CENT's movie debut, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' - his first such project in over 20 years. Jones will work directly with 50 Cent,...

Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Honoured

R+B duo JIMMY JAM and TERRY LEWIS received the prestigious Heritage Award at the 18th annual Rhythm And Soul Awards last night (27JUN05). In a video tribute to the pair, who have written and...

Jones Finds Love With Hefner's Ex

Veteran producer QUINCY JONES has found love with HUGH HEFNER's estranged wife KIMBERLEY. Jones, 72, and 43-year-old Kimberley have attended an array of high profile events together, including this year's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS...

Destiny's Child To Perform For Us Troops

Sexy trio DESTINY'S CHILD will play a special show for the US troops at San Diego, California's Camp Pendleton on Friday (01APR05). Approximately 25,000 Marines are expected to attend ROCKIN' THE CORPS, which will...

Quincy Jones 'Attempted Michael Jackson Interventions'

Veteran producer QUINCY JONES reportedly attempted to halt MICHAEL JACKSON's constant sleepovers with young boys. Before Jackson's current child molestation scandal broke in 2003, source say Jones tried to intervene with the 46-year-old BAD...

Jackson Children To Testify At Molestation Trial

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON plans to call up two of his own kids as defence witnesses in his upcoming child molestation trial. The THRILLER star surprised the court in Santa Maria, California, when the names...

Jackson Faces The Jury And Names His Own Court Superstars

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON faced his would-be jurors in court in Santa Maria, California, this morning (14FEB05), and served up an impressive star-studded list of witnesses he hopes will help him win his upcoming child molestation...

Dupri Postpones Grammy-night We Are The World Party

Music mogul JERMAINE DUPRI has shelved plans to re-record the WE ARE THE WORLD anthem at an event after the GRAMMY AWARDS, because he wants his peers to concentrate their charity efforts on the tsunami...

Winfrey Gives Pal A Dancefloor

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has given her best pal GAYLE KING an unforgettable birthday gift - a customised dancefloor. The billionaire, who turned 50 last year (04), decided to splash out on the...

Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

LATEST: Rapper YOUNG BUCK was charged today (20DEC04) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute which led to a melee at last month's (NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. The G-UNIT member, real name DAVID DARNELL...

Marley's Birthday Bash

Reggae legend BOB MARLEY's 60th birthday is to be celebrated in Ethiopia in February (05) with a month-long run of special shows. The late great superstar's children and his former backing singers the I-THREE...

Dupri To Revamp We Are The World

Rap mogul JERMAINE DUPRI is set to revamp charity single WE ARE THE WORLD at a post-GRAMMY AWARDS party. The Atlanta, Georgia-based star has called upon a host of new acts who didn't perform...

Vibe Magazine To Investigate Award Show Violence

VIBE magazine president KENARD GIBBS is examining attitudes within the hip-hop industry to find out why their urban music award ceremony was disrupted earlier this month (15NOV04). At the show, DR DRE was in...

Knight Believes Entertainment May Have Curbed Vibe Violence

MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT believes better entertainment would have prevented any trouble at the recent VIBE AWARDS. DR DRE was in the midst of receiving a special honour from QUINCY JONES and SNOOP DOGG when...

G-unit's Young Buck Accused Of Vibe Awards Stabbing

G-UNIT rapper YOUNG BUCK has been accused of stabbing a man who hit hip-hop mogul DR DRE at Monday night's (15NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. Chaos broke out at the Santa Monica, California ceremony when Los...

Suge Knight Linked To Vibe Awards Violence

LATEST: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT's bitter feud with DR DRE has been linked to the 20 minutes of stabbing, punching and furniture throwing at last night's (15NOV04) VIBE MUSIC AWARDS ceremony. Knight fell...

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