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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...

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...

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