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Bobby Womack Joins The Old-timers For Womad Festival

Veteran soul man Bobby Womack is to headline this year's (14) Womad festival in England with fellow 'pensioners' Richard Thompson and Manu Dibango.Together with 54-year-old Youssou N'Dour, the four stars are an accumulated 269, making...

4th June 2014

Out Now - UK Albums Releases - Foals Get Ambitious With 'Holy Fire,' Richard Thompson Gets 'Electric' And Bullet For My Valentine Fail To Deliver On 'Temper Temper'

Holy Fire is the third album from Foals and if the lead single ‘Inhaler’ is anything to go by, it will almost inevitably build the fanbase that they have cemented for themselves with their first...

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

Muslim Richard Thompson Keen To Visit O.b.e. Chapel

Folk legend Richard Thompson is hoping to make use of the exclusive O.B.E. chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral in London now he holds the medal - even though he's a Muslim.The beloved singer/songwriter was the...

6th February 2012

The Things They Say 24199

"If you hang around long enough, you accumulate anniversaries. The longer you're on the planet, something comes out." British folk icon Richard Thompson refuses to dwell on his 2012 anniversaries - his first album is...

31st January 2012

Fascinating Fact 12752

World War II buff Richard Thompson is in talks to score an ambitious new TV series about the first World War. The British folk icon became an in-demand composer after scoring 2005 documentary The Grizzly...

29th January 2012

Richard Thompson: 'My Door Is Open To Yusuf Islam Collaboration'

Folk icon Richard Thompson is quietly hoping to collaborate with Yusuf Islam.Fans are often puzzled why the two Brits and Muslim converts have never hit the studio together - and Thompson insists the music world...

27th January 2012

Folk Icon Richard Thompson Considers Image Makeover

Folk rock icon Richard Thompson is considering a drastic image overhaul after spending years wearing a beret and Eastern European army gear onstage.The bearded Brit has one of the most recognisable looks in all of...

26th January 2012

Alison Krauss Reveals Greatest Song

Alison Krauss says 'Dimming of the Day' by the singer songwriter Richard Thompson is "one of the greatest songs for a woman to sing". Alison Krauss covers the track on her highly anticipated new album...

12th April 2011

Thompson 'Intimidated' By Schwarzenegger As Son's Soccer Coach

Tough guy ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER used to become so aggressive during his son's soccer matches he would infuriate the coach, folk singer RICHARD THOMPSON - but the musician felt too "intimidated" to reprimand the actor.British rocker...

27th January 2011

Stars Pay Tribute To Dj Larman At Memorial Event

JACKSON BROWNE and RICHARD THOMPSON were among the musicians who paid tribute to US radio host HOWARD LARMAN at a memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (15May07) night. Rockers Loudon Wainwright III and Dave...

17th May 2007

Fairport Convention Stars Honoured At Folk Awards

Veteran singer/songwriter RICHARD THOMPSON was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in London yesterday (06FEB06). The FAIRPORT CONVENTION star was presented with his award by DIRE STRAITS...

7th February 2006

Pixies Go Acoustic For Newport Folk Festival

Cult rockers the PIXIES are to go acoustic for the first time when they headline the NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL in Rhode Island in August (06AUG05). The group will line up with folk stars RICHARD...

17th June 2005

Arnie The Soccer Dad

FAIRPORT CONVENTION star turned soccer coach RICHARD THOMPSON has signalled out ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's son for some "sadistic extra drills" - because he's a "selfish player". Thompson, who is now coaching a Los Angeles Under-12...

20th February 2004

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Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

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George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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