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Sam Cooke Biopic In The Works

The You Send Me hitmaker was killed at the age of 33 during a hotel dispute in Los Angeles, with local police concluding he kidnapped a woman and then attacked the motel's manager,...

Van Morrison Slams Modern R&b Stars

The reclusive Northern Irish singer insists modern singers don't know what real R&B is. He tells the Sunday Mail newspaper, "I can't relate to it now, what they call R&B. It doesn't...

Beyonce Enlivens Ailing Detroit With Sam Cooke's 'Change Is Gonna Come'

Beyonce injected some much-needed optimism into the city of Detroit on Saturday night with a swashbuckling show at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Last week, Detroit became biggest ever city to file for bankruptucy, with...

Kodaline Wish They Had Written Hey Jude

Kodaline wish they had written The Beatles hit 'Hey Jude'.The Irish band are ''massive fans'' of the classic pop group and vocalist Steve Garrigan said he wished he had written their classic 1968 single. Guitarist...

Chris Brown Previews New Album

Chris Brown has previewed five tracks from his new album, 'X'.The 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer has completed his sixth album and claims it is his deepest to date. He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''This...

Paul Mccartney Planning New Album

Sir Paul McCartney is recording a new album before the end of the year.The 'Yesterday' hitmaker has a number of songs ready, and is hoping to get into the studio after his appearance at the...

Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

Bobby Womack Cancer Free

Bobby Womack is cancer free. The soul music legend was thought to have developed colon cancer in March, but after having a tumour removed he has been given the all clear. A post on the...

Bobby Womack To Have Cancer Surgery Soon

Bobby Womack will undergo cancer surgery this week.The singer - who was recently hospitalised with pneumonia, but has now been released - has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will start his treatment within the...

Bobby Womack Battling Cancer

Bobby Womack is reportedly battling colon cancer. The singer was hospitalised at the weekend, suffering with pneumonia, and later diagnosed with the condition, according to his friend, funk bassist Bootsy Collins. Bootsy originally tweeted yesterday...

Rebecca Ferguson On Zayn Malik: 'That Was So Last Year.'

Rebecca Ferguson told her London audience that her relationship with Zayn Malik of One Direction is "so last year." Their relationship may have been overshadowed by that of Harry Styles and Caroline Flack, of late...

Ronnie Wood's Romance Records

Ronnie Wood used to play Marvin Gaye records to be "romantic" with his girlfriends.The 64-year-old rocker and his former Faces bandmate Rod Stewart shared a love of Motown music when they shared a house together...

Producers Move Forward With Sam Cooke Biopic

Producers behind a biopic of soul legend Sam Cooke are on the hunt for a director after completing a script for the movie.Writers have finished adapting a screenplay from Peter Guralnick's biography of the You...

James Blake Not Worried About Pressure

James Blake isn't feeling any pressure after releasing his debut album. The 21-year-old British dubstep-minimalist artist - who released his self titled record on Monday (07.02.11) - thinks he has done the best job he...

R. Kelly Inspired By Going 'Back In Time'

R. Kelly's believes he went "back in time" for the inspiration behind his 'Love Letter' album.The R 'n' B star said he had to stop work on his 'Zodiac' record and start on the recently...

Aretha Franklin Out Of Hospital

Aretha Franklin is being cared for by a private nurse after being discharged from hospital.The legendary singer was allowed home earlier this week after undergoing "highly successful" surgery for pancreatic cancer and she has revealed...

Solomon Burke Dies

Soul singer Solomon Burke has passed away aged 70. The 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love' singer died of natural causes yesterday (10.10.10) on a flight from Los Angeles to Holland, where he was due to...

Johnson Shows Off Singing Skills

Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE JOHNSON wowed U.S. TV audiences with his singing talents on Wednesday night (17Mar10), by staging a musical tribute to his idol, SAM COOKE.The Scorpion King star travels with an acoustic guitar which was...

Womack Thrilled With Hall Of Fame Honour But Misses Cooke

BOBBY WOMACK's Rock + Roll Hall of Fame induction news is bittersweet for the soul legend - because he can't celebrate the honour with late pal SAM COOKE. The singer learned he would be among...

King Gets Star On Walk Of Fame

Legendary record producer LOU ADLER has been recognised for his contribution to the music industry with a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame. The 72-year-old Grammy Award-winner, who launched the careers of CAROLE KING, THE...

Freeman To Produce Music Dvds

MORGAN FREEMAN has decided to branch out into music DVD production with his Mississippi music club partners BILL LUCKETT and HOWARD STOVALL. The trio are planning a series of live concert DVDs, which will...

Lou Rawls Dies

Grammy-winning singer LOU RAWLS has died following a battle with lung and brain cancer. He was 72. The YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE hitmaker died earlier today (06JAN06) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...

Chuck D: 'I Was Targeted By Cia'

Hip-hop legend CHUCK D is convinced America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tracked his movements at the height of his fame because of his politically charged raps. The PUBLIC ENEMY frontman - real name CARLTON...

Green Thanks God For Life

Soul legend AL GREEN credits God with saving him from certain death. The reformed wildman admits his hectic social life was playing havoc with his health, but he rapidly changed his hedonistic ways when...

The Rock Proves His Doughnut Devotion

Wrestler-turned-actor THE ROCK's passion for doughnuts was put to the test yesterday morning (06APR04), when comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES made him identify different brands while blindfolded. The Rock, real name DWAYNE JOHNSON, was making an...

Justin Timberlake Makes Love Tape For Cameron

Pop romeo JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is so smitten with gorgeous actress girlfriend CAMERON DIAZ he has made her a cassette of smoochy love songs. According to British showbiz magazine HEAT, the CRY ME A RIVER...

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