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Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made In America

Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.Memphis, Tennessee...

Roy Orbison's Sons Create New Song By Their Father

Roy Orbison's sons have used new technology to record a song by their late father. The 'Oh, Pretty Woman' hitmaker, who died in 1988, recorded a track called 'The Way is Love' on a boombox...

Roy Orbison's Sons Remaster Track To Collaborate With Father

Roy Orbison's sons have recorded a song with their father from beyond the grave by providing the music for a previously unheard vocal track by the rocker.The star's musical offspring, Roy, Jr., Wesley and Alex,...

Dizzee Rascal Goes Crazy With Robbie

Dizzee Rascal recruited Robbie Williams for his new single.The rapper didn't have to do much to persuade Robbie to appear on 'Goin' Crazy', as he is a huge fan of his previous hits.He told The...

Robin Gibb Had Kidney Failure

Robin Gibb died of kidney failure.The Bee Gees singer passed away last Sunday (20.05.12) and despite a two-year battle with cancer and a recent bout of pneumonia, his son Robin John - who is known...

Robin Gibb Wakes From Coma

Robin Gibb has astounded doctors by waking up from a coma.The Bee Gees star - who has liver and colon cancer - was thought to be very close to death after contracting pneumonia and slipping...

Robin Gibb Astonishes With Progress

Robin Gibb's family ''can't believe'' his progress since he woke from his coma.The Bee Gees singer - who slipped into a coma last week after suffering pneumonia having recently battled cancer - has been nodding...

Garth Brooks Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

Garth Brooks has been added to the Country Music Hall of Fame.The 'Friends in Low Places' star - who has sold over 128 million albums - is one of three musicians to be added to...

Barbara Orbison Dies 23 Years After Husband Roy

Barbara Orbison, the widow of Rock and Roll great Roy Orbison, died on Tuesday (December 6, 2011) - the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death. Since the 1980s, Barbara has managed Roy's estate and aimed...

Mcbride And Rimes Offer Tributes To Orbison's Widow

Martina Mcbride, Leann Rimes and Patrick Swayze's wife have all paid tribute to Roy Orbison's widow, who died on the 23rd anniversary of the rocker's passing.Barbara Orbison, 60, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on...

Roy Orbison's Widow Dies

Roy Orbison's widow has passed away on the 23rd anniversary of the rocker's death.Barbara Orbison, 60, died on Tuesday (06Dec11) at Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center, exactly 23 years after her husband died on 6...

Kasabian Prepared To Go Mad For Music

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno is "prepared to go mad" for the sake of music.The guitarist and songwriter for the 'Days are Forgotten' group has already given up drugs to sharpen his focus and songwriting skill and...

Orbison Honoured With Hollywood Star

Friends and family of late rock pioneer ROY ORBISON took to the streets of Los Angeles on Friday (29Jan10) to unveil the music legend's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Orbison’s widow Barbara and his...

Harrison Dreamed Of Wilburys Ship Tour

Late rocker GEORGE HARRISON once dreamed up a high seas adventure for supergroup the TRAVELING WILBURYS - but it was too much of a risk to get TOM PETTY, BOB DYLAN, ROY ORBISON and the...

A Star For Starr & Orbison

RINGO STARR and ROY ORBISON are among the celebrities who will take a stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.The former Beatle and Orbison have been named among the 28 celebrities who will...

Ringo Starr Makes Up Fab Three

Ringo Starr is set to join Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to record new tracks over the summer. The ex-Beatles drummer - real name Richard Starkey - is keen to join his former Fab...

Bob Dylan's Mccartney Summer Duet

Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney will work together this summer.The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer recently said he would be "excited" to collaborate with the former Beatles star, and after Paul also indicated his...

Orbison's Rocker Son To Wed Celebrity Tattoo Artist

ROY ORBISON's son ALEX is to wed America's most famous female tattoo artist, KAT VON DRACHENBERG. Heavily tattooed Kat, who fronts U.S. TV show L.A. Ink, accepted the Whitestarr drummer's proposal last month (Jan08), and...

Orbison Lends Name To New Beetle

Late singer ROY ORBISON has been awarded a bizarre posthumous honour - by having a species of beetle named after him. The Pretty Woman star, who died in 1988 aged 52, will lend his name...

Harrison 'Begged' Orbison To Join Band

Late Beatle GEORGE HARRISON got down on his knees and begged ROY ORBISON to join THE TRAVELING WILBURYS. Harrison and Jeff Lynne started the supergroup in the late 1980s and ended up inviting Orbison, Bob...

Drummer Ian Wallace Dies

IAN WALLACE, a drummer who toured with rockers such as BOB DYLAN, DON HENLEY and BONNIE RAITT has died. He was 60. Wallace died Thursday (22FEB07) in Los Angeles of complications from oesophageal cancer. English-born...

Lakeman Triumphs At Folk Awards

English folk singer SETH LAKEMAN walked away with two of the biggest prizes at last week's (ends09FEB07) BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, clinching both Singer and Album Of The Year. The 29-year-old was lauded for...

Gibb Hopes To Channel Cash's Spirit

LATEST: Former BEE GEE BARRY GIBB is hoping to channel the spirit of the late JOHNNY CASH with a new country-inspired album - because that's "really who he is". The STAYIN' ALIVE star purchased Cash's...

Bee Gee Barry Goes Country

Pop and disco icon BARRY GIBB is set to try his hand at country music after announcing his next album project will be recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with top honkytonk writers and guests. The STAYING...

Stars Named For New Nashville Walk Of Fame

REBA MCENTIRE, RONNIE MILSAP and ROY ORBISON will be among the first inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The big names will be joined by gospel group the FISK...

Orbison Widow 'Can't Share' Her Husband

The widow of the late ROY ORBISON has been rejecting numerous film offers from producers keen to make a biopic of the rocker's life, because she doesn't want to share the late PRETTY WOMAN singer...

Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

Prayers For Shot Record Boss Sinclair

LATEST: Prayers have been said for shot ZTT Records boss JILL SINCLAIR as she remains in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital. Sinclair, 54, was hit in an artery by a pellet from her...

Ztt Records Owner Shot By Son

ZTT Records boss JILL SINCLAIR is recovering in hospital after she was accidentally shot by her son with an air rifle. Sinclair, 54, was hit in an artery by a pellet from her 22-year-old son's...

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