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Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

Richie's Do-gooder Days Over Due To We Are The World Backlash

LIONEL RICHIE has given up trying to save the world with his music because he was pummelled for his WE ARE THE WORLD efforts. The soul man wrote the charity hit and then recruited pals...

Wonder Marks Katrina Anniversary

STEVIE WONDER has lent his support to hurricane-stricken New Orleans, Louisiana, at a star-studded concert to mark the first anniversary of the disaster. The singer was joined by blues singer DR JOHN, Grammy award-winning gospel...

Hit Factory Re-opens As Swanky Apartment Block

The New York studio complex which hosted recording sessions for MADONNA, STEVIE WONDER, JOHN LENNON and U2 is to re-open as a six-storey condominium project. The Hit Factory building has been shuttered for a year...

Fascinating Fact 1921

Model-turned-R+B sensation CASSIE has a tattoo tribute to STEVIE WONDER on her butt - the words 'Made From Love' from his ISN'T SHE LOVELY hit.

Blair And Snoop Hang Out

British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR has made an unlikely pal in rapper SNOOP DOGG - and the pair spent Monday night (31JUL06) chatting at glitzy Hollywood nightspot Skybar. Blair joined the DROP IT LIKE IT'S...

Franklin Honoured

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

Wonder To Be Honoured At Freedom Awards

Veteran soul star STEVIE WONDER will be honoured at the National Civil Rights Museum's 2006 Freedom Awards in October (06). The SUPERSTITION singer will receive the museum's Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his "valiant"...

Bennett To Celebrate 80th Birthday With Tv Bash

US network NBC will salute singing legend TONY BENNETT with an 80th birthday bash this autumn (06). TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, will be produced and directed by CHICAGO's Academy Award-winning director ROB MARSHALL. The...

Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

Snoop Turns New Album Into A Movie

SNOOP DOGG is set to turn his next album into an animated affair - by turning it into a cartoon movie. The rapper will reteam with PHARRELL WILLIAMS and top names like STEVIE WONDER, BLACK...

Bennett To Celebrate 80th Birthday With Duets Album

TONY BENNETT is to follow his mentor FRANK SINATRA's example and celebrate his 80th birthday with an album of duets. The legendary crooner will team up with the likes of STING, BONO, SIR ELTON JOHN,...

Wonder Signs On For Detroit Riots Anniversary Show

Soul great STEVIE WONDER will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Detroit, Michigan riots next year (07) when he performs at the city's Ford Field stadium. The concert will be one of the highlights of...

Ll Cool J To Be Honoured By Ascap

Rapper LL COOL J will be honoured by The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP) at the 19th Annual Rhythm + Soul Music Awards on 26 June (06). The RADIO star will be...

Jackson Celebrates 40th Birthday

Pop star JANET JACKSON celebrated her 40th birthday with celebrity friends at Hollywood hotspot Shag on Tuesday night (16MAY06). Among the guests were Jackson's boyfriend JERMAINE DUPRI, rapper BUSTA RHYMES and PARIS and NICKY HILTON....

Annie Lennox Wins New Accolade

Pop star ANNIE LENNOX will be honoured for her contribution to music by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The former EURYTHMICS star will be presented with the Founder Award. Former winners...

Dylan's Radio Show Turns Out Sunny

Rock veteran BOB DYLAN's first stint as a radio DJ has proved an instant hit with the station's listeners. The reclusive rocker yesterday (03MAY06) aired an hour-long show on American satellite service XM and related...

Dupri: 'I Feel Like Anakin Skywalker'

Hip-hop and R+B mogul JERMAINE DUPRI has dubbed himself ANAKIN because he feels he's being disrespected by his music industry elders. The producer and rapper admits he empathises with the STAR WARS hero-turned-villain, who becomes...

Pitt And Sandler Slam Vanity Fair Piece

LATEST: Actors BRAD PITT and ADAM SANDLER are slamming VANITY FAIR magazine's expose on Hollywood detective ANTHONY PELLICANO, insisting allegations of their involvement in the scandal are untrue. The actors, along with Paramount studio head...

Jackson Linked With Pellicano Case

MICHAEL JACKSON hired jailed private investigation ANTHONY PELLICANO during his child abuse case, according to Vanity Fair magazine. Pellicano is currently awaiting trial on charges he illegally wiretapped the phones of a number of stars...

Songwriters Honoured By Hall Of Fame

THOM BELL, MAC DAVIS, WILL JENNINGS, SYLVIA MOY and HENRY COSBY are the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The group will be honoured at a ceremony on 15 June (06) in New...

Dupri Lashes Out At Los Angeles Police

Record producer JERMAINE DUPRI is furious with the Los Angeles Police Department for ruining the Grammy party he hosted with MARIAH CAREY last month (FEB06). Dupri, who helped engineer Carey's comeback, claims she was not...

Foxx's Pal Addresses Tv Special Controversy

JAMIE FOXX is laughing off reports TV bosses refused to promote his recent concert special after hearing he'd banned white performers from the show. A hoax email was sent to media outlets just before the...

Stewart Gives Idol Advice

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART will give wannabe singers advice in an upcoming episode of hit TV show AMERICAN IDOL. Following in the footsteps of recent Idol guests STEVIE WONDER and BARRY MANILOW, the MAGGIE MAY...

Rhymes Returning With Big Names

BUSTA RHYMES is planning a major comeback after three years away from the charts thanks to famous pals - dead and alive. The hip-hop star's new album, THE BIG BANG, not only features top producers...

Wonder Helps Idol Wannabes

Soul superstar STEVIE WONDER gave the latest AMERICAN IDOL wannabes some helpful hints on this week's (14MAR06) show when they tackled his classics, including SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED and LATELY. The blind singer joined the pop...

Carey, Legend And Foxx Cap An Amazing Year With Soul Train Honours

MARIAH CAREY's comeback is complete after the pop superstar picked up Best Album and Best Single honours at the Soul Train Music Awards on Saturday (04MAR06). Fellow triple-Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND also picked up...

KeishaS A List Influences

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

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...

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Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

The Chemical Brothers Announce New Album With Lead Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' [Listen]

The Chemical Brothers are set to return with an all new studio album this Summer, 'Born In The Echoes', featuring eleven tracks of captivating...

Circa Waves Reflect Upon Their Speedy Rise To Mainstream Attention

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke open up about their rise to success since they first set out to record together back in...

Pacific Rim 2 Set for August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces

Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

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'The Falling' Is A New Step For 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams

Now 18, Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is making the leap to the big screen in Carol Morley's 'The Falling', the hugely acclaimed, artful drama...

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Set for 2017 and 2018

The sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017 and February 9, 2018,...

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review

Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that...

I'll See You In My Dreams - Trailer

Blythe Danner & Sam Elliot lead the cast in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'. Old age is usually seen as a sad time to reflect on your life's work and...

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