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Stars Sign Up For Songwriting Competition

The judging panel for the 2015 edition of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) also includes Boyz II Men, Moby, Sara Evans, Bastille and Avicii, as well as a host of music industry executives....

Lorde To Judge International Songwriting Competition

Lorde, Tom Waits and Kesha are set to judge the International Songwriting Competition.The 18-year-old 'Royals' hitmaker along with the iconic singer/songwriter and 'Tik Tok' singer are among some of the many high profile artists who...

Tom Waits Inspired Richard Curtis' Notting Hill

Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis has credited veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits as the inspiration for his hit 1999 romantic comedy.The romance featuring Hugh Grant as a bookshop owner who falls in love with a movie...

Tom Waits Hires Booking Agents For First Time In Two Decades

Veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits appears to be ready to make a return to the stage after hiring his first booking agents in 20 years.The Hold On hitmaker has signed with talent officials at William Morris...

Tom Waits & Sinead O'connor Sign Up For Kickstarter Blues Album

Tom Waits, Sinead O'connor and Lucinda Williams have signed on to record tracks for a new Blind Willie Johnson tribute album - if fans fund the project online.The Blind Boys of Alabama and Rickie Lee...

Taylor Swift's Best Moment With Mick

Taylor Swift counts performing with The Rolling Stones as her ''best moment ever''.The '22' singer appeared with the legendary band in Chicago earlier this month, performing 'As Tears Go By', and picked dancing with band...

Rod Stewart Split From Penny For Two Weeks

Rod Stewart secretly split from his wife Penny Lancaster for two weeks. The 42-year-old model walked out on the 68-year-old singer after a blazing row and Rod was devastated, and spent his time pining...

Tom Waits To Join Rolling Stones Onstage

The Rolling Stones will invite fellow veteran rocker Tom Waits onstage at their California concert on Monday (06May13) for a special performance.The Brown Sugar hitmakers thrilled fans at the first of their 50 and Counting...

Tom Waits Avoids Flights Over Security Checks

Veteran rocker Tom Waits shuns air travel since increased security measures were introduced after the 9/11 attacks, because he hates emptying his pockets.The Downtown Train singer insists on carrying countless essential items in his clothing...

Jon Bon Jovi Denies Richie Sambora Feud

Richie Sambora didn't quit Bon Jovi's Because We Can tour over money. Singer Jon Bon Jovi insists the guitarist - who suddenly left the band ahead of a show in Calgary, Canada on April 2...

Scarlett Johansson Forms Girl Band

Scarlett Johansson has formed a girl band.The 'Avengers' actress - who has previously released two albums, 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' and 'Break Up' - has got together with a group of friends to form...

Tom Waits & Anton Corbijn Team Up For Photo Book

Veteran singer Tom Waits and photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn have joined forces for a new limited edition coffee table book.'77-'11 features 200 portraits Corbijn has taken of his friend, and musings from the Downtown Train hitmaker....

Martin Mcdonagh: Tom Waits Jumped At Seven Psychopaths Role

Martin McDonagh easily convinced Tom Waits to join the cast of 'Seven Psychopaths'.The Irish director - famed for his black comedy 'In Bruges' - said music legend Tom jumped at the chance to star in...

'Tempest' Reviews: Bob Dylan's Lost His Voice But Has He Lost His Way?

At 71 years old, Bob Dylan's 35th studio album has whipped up as much anticipation amongst music lovers as any other. Tempest has, so far, drawn a largely positive response from the critics. Though few...

Tom Waits To Make The Simpsons Cameo

Veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits has landed a guest appearance on The Simpsons.The star will play himself in the longrunning U.S. cartoon in an episode about the survivalism movement, which involves people making preparations for potential...

Louis C.k. Defies Convention, Sell His Own Tickets

American comedian Louis C.K. last year bypassed the usual routes taken to fund and distribute his own show, as he took on the production of an online show - coming away the victor by proving...

Chris Rock Inducting Red Hot Chili Peppers Into Hall Of Fame

Chris Rock will be among the A-list presenters at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, 2012. The comedian has been given the enviable job of inducting...

Coldplay Beat Kelly Clarkson To Top Billboard Chart

Coldplay fended off stiff competition from Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble to top the Billboard Chart with their new album 'Mylo Xyloto' this week. The record sold 447,000 copies in the United States, significantly less...

Coldplay Inspired By Bruce Springsteen

Coldplay's lyrics for 'Mylo Xyloto' were inspired by listening to Bruce Springsteen.The band's singer, Chris Martin, wrote many of the tracks on their latest album from a third person perspective, which he admits comes from...

Tom Waits' Nerves Over Keith Richards Collaboration

Tom Waits' nerves over his latest Keith Richards collaboration spiralled out of control when the Rolling Stones legend turned up to the studio with "about 600 guitars".The gravel-voiced singer was thrilled to land the guitarist...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers Heading For Hall Of Fame?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983, are among the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2012. The band, who released their self-titled...

Guns N' Roses Score Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination

Guns N' Roses, The Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers are nominated for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.The acts are all on the shortlist to be inducted to the...

Tom Waits Pulls Plug On Album Listening Party

Tom Waits, the innovative American singer-songwriter, pulled the plug on his own 'private listening party" for new album 'Bad As Me' on Tuesday (23rd August 2011). Waits posted a video on YouTube with the apparent...

Tom Waits Holds Private Listening Party In His Car

Eccentric singer/songwriter Tom Waits has found a way of keeping his unreleased songs from leaking online - he's staging private listening parties for new album Bad As Me in his car.The revered Downtown Train singer...

Alice Cooper Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Alice Cooper was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at New York's Wardorf Astoria Hotel last night (15th March 2011).Alice Cooper, the American rock singer was honoured alongside Tom...

2011 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Stars Inducted

Alice Cooper has warned he may be the first act to be kicked out of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. The 'School's Out' singer was inducted into the US institution last night (14.03.11)...

Alice Cooper's Hall Of Fame Tuxedos

Alice Cooper had "special tuxedos" made for him and his band's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame last night (14.03.11). The shock rocker was officially admitted to the hall in a ceremony...

Neil Diamond Thinks Of Himself As A Rock Star

NEIL DIAMOND, the American singer-songwriter who turns 70-years-old today (24th January 2011), says he still thinks of himself as a 'rock star' and was pleased to hear that he will be inducted into the 'Rock...

Neil Diamond To Celebrate Birthday With Hall Of Fame Induction

NEIL DIAMOND, the American singer-songwriter who turns 70-years-old today, will be celebrating once again in March when he is inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reports BBC News. The 'Sweet Caroline'...

Waits To Release Poetry Book To Raise Funds For The Homeless

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-bound singer TOM WAITS is releasing a poetry book to raise funds for California homeless charities.The limited edition book, Seeds On Hard Ground, will only be available via the Downtown...

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