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Bassey Cheats Death In Helicopter Scare

Singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY narrowly escaped death last night when the helicopter carrying her home from the Glastonbury Festival was forced to make a terrifying emergency landing in high winds. The chopper carrying the veteran...

Glastonbury Ends On A High

Rock legends The Who closed out this year's Glastonbury festival which has seen about 180,000 people brave regular downpours and muddy conditions to witness the world's largest greenfield music and arts festival. Glastonbury founder Michael...

By on 25 June 2007

Glasto Founder Hails "Fantastic Weekend"

The founder of the Glastonbury festival has said this year's three-day event has been a "fantastic weekend".Speaking to journalists, Michael Eavis praised the spirit of festival-goers who have once again had to endure the rain...

By on 24 June 2007

Bassey 'Too Lazy' For Opera

Veteran singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY nearly became an opera singer - but admits she was too lazy to put in the practice. The Goldfinger hitmaker - who has performed the title songs for three James...

Bassey Backs Winehouse For Bond Song

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has backed British soul star AMY WINEHOUSE to sing the next JAMES BOND theme tune. Bassey has sung the title song for a record three James Bond movies - Goldfinger, Diamonds Are...

Bassey Admits Lack Of Musical Knowledge

Singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY may be a music icon but she admits she has an complete lack of musical knowledge. The 70-year-old Goldfinger star confesses it is her intuition, not musical talent, has carried her...

Bassey Happy To Prove Manager Wrong

Veteran singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is delighted she has proved her manager wrong - he told her she will never have a successful career. The Goldfinger hitmaker has an incredible music career, but reveals her...

Bassey Plans Brief Glastonbury Encounter

Singing legend DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is planning to leave the Somerset, England site of the Glastonbury Festival immediately following her performance. The Welsh diva is one of the headline acts at this week's (22-24Jun07) huge...

Glastonbury Ebay Tickets Cancelled

Tickets for Glastonbury festival appearing on the online auction site eBay are being cancelled by the event's organisers.According to a spokesman for the festival, eBay have also taken the steps to remove any auctions selling...

By on 15 June 2007

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Arctic Monkeys, the Killers and the Who have all been confirmed as the headline acts at this year's Glastonbury festival.Festival organisers have revealed the lineup for the summer's premier festival, with Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller,...

By on 01 June 2007

Free Loo Roll At Glastonbury

Attendees at this year's Glastonbury festival can leave one essential behind when they pack their bags this summer: loo roll.Festival organiser Michael Eavis has said that enough toilet roll will be provided for every festival...

By on 08 May 2007

Extra Glastonbury Tickets Snapped Up

An additional 20,000 tickets for this year's Glastonbury festival sold out quickly on Sunday morning, to the delight of successful music fans who missed out in the main sale three weeks ago.Today's tickets constituted those...

Bassey's Back After Gym Encounter With Songwriters

SHIRLEY BASSEY is planning a pop chart comeback with two singer/songwriters who tracked her down in a Monte Carlo gym and asked her to consider adding her vocals to their tunes. The 70 year old...

Fans Wait For Glastonbury Ticket Sale

Festivalgoers will be dribbling with anticipation as they wait for the Glastonbury ticket sale balloon to go up.From 09:00 BST tomorrow those who wish to attend the 2007 edition of one of the world's most...

By on 01 April 2007

Shirley Bassey Set To Play Glasto

Dame Shirley Bassey will perform to thousands of revellers at this year's Glastonbury festival.The Welsh singer, famed for hits such as Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever, will take to the stage on the Sunday of...

By on 28 March 2007

Bassey Confirms Glastonbury Rumours

Welsh singing legend DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has confirmed rumours she is in talks to appear at English music festival Glastonbury. The BIG SPENDER diva, 70, has been offered a set at the annual Somerset event...

Bassey Eyes Chart Comeback

Welsh singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is staging a comeback with her first single release in over a decade. The GOLDFINGER star, who turned 70 last month (JAN07), has recorded THE LIVING TREE with a rock...

Baldwin Plans To Produce Beyonce

Hollywood star ALEC BALDWIN wants to add a stint in the music business to his already prestigious Tinseltown career, branding actors "second rate musicians". The AVIATOR star admits he deeply regrets not having musical talent,...

Bassey Regrets Never Finding True Love

Welsh singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has given up looking for love, convinced she's doomed to spend the rest of her life alone. The GOLDFINGER star, who turns 70 today (08JAN06), has been married twice and...

Bassey To Front M+s Christmas Campaign

Welsh singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is starring in a Christmas TV ad for British chain store Marks + Spencer. The DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER star has already shot the spy movie-themed ad, in which the chain's...

Winehouse Seduces Bond Bosses

English jazz singer AMY WINEHOUSE has been tipped to record the next JAMES BOND theme tune, after her sultry vocals caught the ears of movie producers. The STRONGER THAN ME hitmaker, 23, reveals she's already...

Barry's Goldfinger Close-call

Composer JOHN BARRY's legendary theme song for the 1964 JAMES BOND movie GOLDFINGER almost didn't make the film, because a producer thought it "the worst f**king song I ever heard". Film-maker HARRY SALTZMAN was livid...

Knightley's 'Pmt Playlist'

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has the perfect way to beat the monthly blues - she has a "PMT (pre-menstrual tension) playlist". The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star admits she goes into camp overdrive when her period strikes,...

Bassey Bemoans 'Showbiz Has Gone'

Welsh diva DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has launched a scathing attack on the music industry, insisting real showbusiness has been replaced by crass TV talent contests. The flamboyant GOLDFINGER star who, in the past, has slammed...

Bassey Slams Sister's Retirement Rumours

LATEST: DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has slammed her sister's claims she is on the verge of retiring as ludicrous, insisting she doesn't even talk to her sibling. Earlier this month (JUN06) EILEEN HOPKINS alleged the Welsh...

Bassey On The Verge Of Retirement

Singing icon DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is on the verge of retiring, according to her sister. EILEEN HOPKINS is convinced the Welsh diva has grown tired of performing and is keen to spend more time relaxing...

Cliff, Wailers And Skatalites Entertain Monaco Royals

Reggae stars JIMMY CLIFF, THE WAILERS and THE SKATALITES entertained Monaco's royal family at Monte Carlo's Rose Ball on Saturday (25MAR06). I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW hitmaker Cliff opened the glitzy event, which was attended...

West Had Never Heard Of Bassey

KANYE WEST has hit back in the row over his sampling of DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER JAMES BOND theme, insisting he had never heard of the singer. Bassey is considering legal action,...

Williams Wanted For Bond Theme Tune

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS has been approached to sing the theme tune to the next JAMES BOND movie. Veteran singer TONY CHRISTIE has written a song he believes suits the former TAKE THAT...

Bassey Binged After Daughter's Death

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY was forced to wear maternity clothes after her weight rocketed following the tragic death of her daughter SAMANTHA in 1985. The BIG SPENDER hitmaker ate compulsively in a bid to stem...

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