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Wainwright's Swipe At America

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT couldn't resist having a swipe at America when he appeared at the Glastonbury festival last night - he wore black stripes to represent all that is bad in the country. The...

Heart Star Calls In Heavyweights For Solo Debut

HEART star ANN WILSON has recruited SIR ELTON JOHN, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, GRETCHEN WILSON and sister NANCY to guest on her first solo album HOPE + GLORY. The album, which will be released in September (07),...

Wainwright: 'Amos Forced Me To Confront Rape Issues'

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was forced to confront his rape issues by another singing superstar - TORI AMOS. Wainwright was attacked by a man he picked up in a bar in London's Hyde Park at the tender...

Wainwright: 'I Thought I Had Hiv After Rape'

Gay folk singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT feared he had contracted HIV when he was raped as a teenager. The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a bar in London's Hyde Park at...

Linkin Park Send Arctic Monkeys Packing

US nu-metal outfit Linkin Park have earned their second UK number one album with Minutes to Midnight, ending Arctic Monkeys four-week reign at the top of the charts.The six-strong Californian group got their first number...

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Wainwright's Ode To Brandon Flowers

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's new album features a track dedicated to THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS. The gay songwriter confesses he was left mesmerised by Flowers during their one and only meeting - and felt compelled to...

Wainwright: 'Rape Changed Me For The Better'

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT refuses to blame the man who raped him as a teenager, insisting the experience stopped him from leading an hedonistic life. The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a...

Lauper Launches Gay Rights Tour

Pop star CYNDI LAUPER is embarking on a 15-city tour across the US, created to support gay rights. The inaugural True Colors concert tour will kick off Gay + Lesbian Pride Month on 8 June...

Wainwright Explains Garland Obsession

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was inspired to recreate JUDY GARLAND's famous 1961 comeback concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall because they both "like gay men a lot". Wainwright, who performed the show at the London Palladium on...

Cumming Weds Partner In London

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING wed his partner, illustrator GRANT SHAFFER, during a civil ceremony in London earlier today (08JAN07). The couple has been an item for two years. Guests at the low-key ceremony included singer...

Wainwright To Take Garland Show To Paris And Hollywood

LATEST: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is taking his celebrated JUDY GARLAND show to Paris, France with his sights set on the Hollywood Bowl. The singer recreated his heroine's legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert at the famous New...

Martha Wainwright Cancels Scots Festival Performance

Singer/songwriter MARTHA WAINWRIGHT has pulled out of her planned Edinburgh Festival performance for "personal reasons". The sister of gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was scheduled to perform at the Edinburgh Belladrum at the annual Scottish event...

Shears Seeks Approval From Wainwright

SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS runs every new song he writes past his pal RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, because the rocker isn't afraid of speaking the truth - even if it hurts. The flamboyant TAKE YOUR MAMA...

Braff Boosts Indie Rockers On New Soundtrack

Actor/film-maker ZACH BRAFF has compiled the soundtrack for his latest film THE LAST KISS and hopes to replicate the success he had with the music for his directorial debut GARDEN STATE. Braff won a Best...

Bono, Sting + Cave Find Buried Treasure For Pirate Album

BONO, STING and NICK CAVE are among the stars who have reworked classic pirate tunes and sea chanteys for a new album inspired by JOHNNY DEPP's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies. The big names join...

Luft Stuns Carnegie Hall

LORNA LUFT stunned crowds at New York City's Carnegie Hall last week (14JUNE06), when she made a surprise appearance at RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's tribute concert to her late mother JUDY GARLAND. Wainwright recreated the entire...

Teese To Take Burlesque To The Big Screen

MARILYN MANSON's sexy wife DITA VON TEESE is to take her burlesque skills to the big screen in a new WILLIE NELSON movie. The grizzled DUKES OF HAZZARD star has signed on to play the...

Wainwright Recreates Garland At Carnegie Hall

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT restaged JUDY GARLAND's legendary 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall at the iconic New York venue last night (14JUN06). Lead by a 40-piece orchestra, the gay singer recreated the entire set list from...

Elton To George: 'Pride Can Kill You'

SIR ELTON JOHN urged troubled singer GEORGE MICHAEL to not allow pride to stand in the way of getting help for his alleged substance abuse problem, on US talk show ELLEN today (24APR06). Host ELLEN...

Wainwright Dresses As His Mother

Gay rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT adores wearing women's clothes, and even goes through his mother's wardrobe for that special outfit. The WANT TWO star never lets gender stand in the way of style. He says, "I...

Wainwright To Cover Judy Garland

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will perform JUDY GARLAND's legendary 1961 concert album at New York City's Carnegie Hall this summer (14JUN06). A full orchestra will back the WANT TWO hitmaker's rendition of the Grammy-award winning...

Rem And Wainwright Headline Anti-war Concert

Rockers REM and singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are set to perform at a charity anti-war concert in New York City next month (20MAR06). The acts will join FISCHERSPOONER, PUBLIC ENEMY's CHUCK D, DEVENDRA BANHART and...

Cohen Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

Legendary torch singer LEONARD COHEN is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (FEB05). Pals like WILLIE NELSON, kd lang and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will pay tribute to the SUZANNE...

Elton John Put Wainwright On Road To Recovery

Veteran British singer SIR ELTON JOHN inspired RUFUS WAINWRIGHT to finally turn his back on drugs and seek professional help. The WANT TWO artist, 32, suffered an addiction to crystal meth and is convinced...

Wainwright: 'Classical Music Saved Me'

Troubled singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits classical music with saving him from a life of drug abuse. The 32-year-old musician hails the genre as the key to his successful rehab ordeal from a crystal meth...

Wainwright Grateful To Be Gay

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits his homosexuality with freeing him from the conventions which restrict heterosexual men. The WANT TWO artist, who told his parents he was gay aged just 14, found growing up in...

Bacharach Re-defines Career With 'Street' Album

BURT BACHARACH has swapped love songs for hip-hop beats to create new politically-charged album AT THIS TIME - which also sees him write his first ever lyrics. The 77-year-old composer has spent almost 50...

John Promises To Help Doherty Kick Drugs

SIR ELTON JOHN has offered to help PETE DOHERTY beat his drug addictions once and for all. The veteran ROCKETMAN singer is a huge fan of BABYSHAMBLES frontman Doherty, who is dating supermodel KATE...

Wainwright: 'Homophobes Made Me Harm Myself'

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has accused homophobes of driving him and other gay men to harm themselves. The WANT TWO star believes that like many homosexuals, he became a drug addict to escape the...

Wainwright Wishes He'd Hidden His Homosexuality

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT blames his natural honesty for the slow start to his career - because he believes hiding his homosexuality would have made him more appealing to a wider audience. The WANT...

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