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Brown Eyes Jackson Collaboration

R+B star CHRIS BROWN is desperate to get idol MICHAEL JACKSON on side for a collaboration. The 16-year-old RUN IT! hitmaker, who also claims inspiration from soul legend STEVIE WONDER and USHER, already has...

West's Big Plans

Ambitious rapper KANYE WEST has big plans for 2006 and 2007, which include writing a TV show with Def Jam founder RICK RUBIN, working with STEVEN SPIELBERG and buying a European castle. The JESUS...

Kanye Owes His Grammy Success To Poetry Teacher

Rapper KANYE WEST had a secret weapon behind his 2005 chart hits - he took poetry lessons to hone his rapping skills. The usually cocksure JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three honours at...

The Rolling Stones Censored At Super Bowl

THE ROLLING STONES were subjected to a five-second tape delay in their Super Bowl half-time show last night (05FEB06), over fears a repeat of JANET JACKSON's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two...

Wonder Wins Website Battle

Soul great STEVIE WONDER has won the rights to internet domain name stevie-wonder.com after fighting for the website through America's The National Arbitration Forum. Wonder filed a complaint with the Minneapolis-based regulatory body because...

Johnson Embarrassed By Grammy Nomination

Singer/songwriter JACK JOHNSON is embarrassed by his Best Pop Vocalist nomination at this month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards because he thinks he has a terrible voice. The former pro-surfer was astonished when he heard he'd...

Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

R+b Songwriter Mcfadden Dies Of Cancer In Philadelphia

Songwriter and R+B vocalist GENE McFADDEN died on Friday (27JAN06) after losing his battle with liver and lung cancer. He was 56. The star, who was best known for singing and co-writing the 1979...

Carpenter Tribute Leaves Dionne Fighting Back Tears

THE CARPENTERS star RICHARD CARPENTER stunned pal DIONNE WARWICK by comparing her to his late sister KAREN at a Hollywood tribute show on Thursday night (26JAN06). Carpenter was a last-minute addition to the star-studded...

Gest Calls On The Stars To Pay Tribute To Warwick

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning a major tribute to DIONNE WARWICK featuring some of the world's biggest soul and gospel names. The promoter has lined up SMOKEY ROBINSON, the O'JAYS, STEVIE...

Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

Neville + Dr John To Play Super Bowl Anthem

AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN will represent ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The two musicians will team up for an emotive national anthem at the beginning of the...

Carey, West And Keys Lead Image Nominations

Pop superstar MARIAH CAREY, KANYE WEST and R+B singer ALICIA KEYS lead the nominations for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) annual Image Awards, garnering four nods each. The trio,...

Foxx Lands Tv Special

Oscar winner-turned-R+B crooner JAMIE FOXX has landed his first US TV music special, where he'll perform tunes from his chart-topping new album UNPREDICTABLE. The RAY star, who found success with his own TV comedy...

Gest's Motown Poster Is Highlight Of Record-breaking Auction

A collectable poster once owned by music mogul DAVID GEST fetched over $52,000 (GBP28,900) at the weekend (16DEC05) as part of one of the largest rock and pop memorabilia auctions of its kind ever....

Stars Pay Tribute To Warwick

MYA, JILL SCOTT and STEVIE WONDER are among the stars set to pay tribute to DIONNE WARWICK at her upcoming 45th anniversary show. The show, which will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on...

Foxx Jams At Wonder Tribute

Oscar-winning actor JAMIE FOXX was among the well-wishers who gathered to pay tribute to soul veteran STEVIE WONDER on Saturday (10DEC05). RAY star Foxx performed Wonder's 1976 hit I WISH at the Grammy Jam...

Carey, West And Legend Lead Grammy Nominations

R+B star MARIAH CAREY, rapper KANYE WEST and soul singer JOHN LEGEND lead the nominations for next year's (06) Grammy Awards, picking up eight nods each. The HONEY singer, 35, is up for Album...

Richie's Hello Tops Worst Music Video Poll

LIONEL RICHIE has topped a poll naming the worst music video of all time for the promo to his 1983 smash HELLO. In the infamously sentimental video, a blind pottery student is seen making...

Wonder Predicted Lennon Assassination

STEVIE WONDER was unsurprised by JOHN LENNON's murder - because he always feared the star's atheist beliefs would bring about his demise. The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker was devastated when the former BEATLE was...

Wonder Slams World Leaders Over Debt

Motown legend STEVIE WONDER has criticised world leaders for failing to do anything to help the developing world over the last few decades. The SUPERSTITION star, 55, is angry the developing world has seen...

Jewelled Aguilera Becomes Mrs Bratman

LATEST: Pop superstar CHRISTINA AGUILERA is a married woman after exchanging vows with fiance JORDAN BRATMAN in northern California on Saturday (19NOV05). The couple became man and wife in a lavish ceremony at Napa...

Wonder Slams War

STEVIE WONDER has used his latest album, A TIME 2 LOVE, to lash out at America's aggressive foreign policy. The soul veteran also criticises those who don't vote, holding them partly responsible for being...

Wonder Vows Revenge On Suit Thief

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER is determined to use his concert in Glasgow, Scotland, next year (06) to catch a thief who stole his favourite suit almost 40 years ago. A 1965 concert in the...

Wonder Hurricane Hit Inspired By Personal Tragedy

STEVIE WONDER's anthem for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, was inspired by personal tragedies he suffered three years ago. Emotional ballad SHELTER IN THE RAIN, adopted by bereaved families in the wake of the...

Wonder Blames Rich Nations For African Poverty

Soul star STEVIE WONDER has slammed the world's developed countries for taking everything from poverty stricken Africa and giving nothing back. The SUPERSTITION hitmaker also condemns terrorism and war, and the people who perpetuate...

Wonder's Ambitious Plans

Motown legend STEVIE WONDER is planning to broaden his horizons in 2006 by exploring new musical genres and acting in a movie. The SUPERSTITION singer, who released his first album in a decade this...

Wonder Still Eluded By Sight

LATEST: Soul supremo STEVIE WONDER has confirmed claims micro chip technology may one day restore his sight, but insists it is still far in the future. The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker has visited a...

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