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The Late Roy Orbison's Family Were 'Shocked' By Tom Petty's Death

The late Roy Orbison's family were ''shocked'' when they heard Tom Petty had died. The 'Free Fallin' musician tragically passed away October 2 this year, and the sad news came as a huge blow to...

Bob Dylan Performs Tribute To Tom Petty

Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late friend Tom Petty with a cover of 'Learning to Fly' during a gig in Colorado.Dylan, 76, performed the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit during the encore at...

Tom Petty's Home City Planning Unique Memorial Event

Residents of Tom Petty's home city are thinking up unique ways to honour the music legend. Lauren Poe, the mayor of Gainsville, Florida - the birthplace of the late star, who passed away last week...

Bob Dylan Pays Tribute To Tom Petty

Bob Dylan has paid tribute to his former bandmate Tom Petty, praising him as a ''great performer''. The 76-year-old singer and his late friend - who passed away on Monday (02.10.17) aged 66 after having...

Ward Thomas' Record Virtual Duet With Late Roy Orbison

Ward Thomas have recorded a virtual version of 'I Drove All Night' featuring the late Roy Orbison.The country music duo - comprised of twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy - laid down their vocals with...

New Roy Orbison Album To Be Released In November

A new Roy Orbison album is being released which features The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on classic tracks such as 'Oh, Pretty Woman', 'Crying' and 'Only the Lonely'.The LP is titled 'A Love So Beautiful: Roy...

Roy Orbison's Son Grabs Film Rights To Life Story Of The Beatles' Lost Drummer

Jim Berkenstadt's The Beatle Who Vanished chronicles the life of Jimmie Nicol, who briefly stepped in for Ringo Starr when he was hospitalised in 1964 for tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Nicol performed 10...

Billy Gilman Makes It Into The Finals Of U.s. Talent Show

His cover of Roy Orbison’s Crying helped him win a place in the finals on Monday night (07Nov16). The singer is hoping The Voice will lead to a career revival after losing...

Elvis Presley Is Most Successful Solo Artist In UK

Elvis Presley is the most successful solo artist of all time in the UK.The late King of Rock 'n' Roll - who tragically died in 1977 - has knocked Madonna off the hot spot after...

Donny Osmond: 'Fans Used To Hide In My Dressing Room'

The 57-year-old singer has been a star since the mid-1960s, when he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as band The Osmonds. Donny went solo in the early 1970s, covering such hits as...

Roy Orbison's Family Gives Biopic Project The Thumbs Up

The You Got It singer's estate administrators have given filmmakers unprecedented access to Roy's music catalogue for The Big O: Roy Orbison, which will be the first authorised film about the music icon....

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...

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