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Van Morrison Drops Yet Another Album In The Form Of 'Versatile'

Van Morrison is set to drop a brand new studio album this year entitled 'Versatile' - and it is certainly that. Coming less than three months since he dropped his last album, the record features...

Van Morrison: I Don't Intellectualise Music

Van Morrison doesn't ''intellectualise'' music. The 'Brown Eyed Girl' hitmaker doesn't like to analyse tracks he listens to because it ''takes away'' the connection he has with songs, but insists he does take on such...

Van Morrison Attends Spiritualist Church

Sir Van Morrison is a member of a spiritualist church.The 'Brown Eyed Girl' hitmaker is an outright atheist but insists Agape International Spiritual Centre in Culver City, Los Angeles - which is endorsed by celebrities...

Van Morrison Finds Making Album's 'Boring'

Sir Van Morrison doesn't enjoy making albums anymore.The 71-year-old folk singer is gearing up to release his 37th studio album, a blues record called 'Roll Back The Punches' - which features the likes of Jeff...

Van Morrison Unveils Blues Lp Roll With The Punches

Van Morrison has unveiled his 37th studio album 'Roll With The Punches'.The 71-year-old singer/songwriter will release the blues record, which features Jeff Beck, 'Out of Time' hitmaker Chris Farlowe and regular collaborator Georgie Fame, on...

Record Executive Ilene Berns Dead At 73 - Report

erns passing was confirmed in a statement to Vintage Vinyl News on Friday (24Feb). She was one of the few female independent label chiefs, and took over the reins of Bang Records and its Web...

Singer Bap Kennedy Dead At 54

The Belfast native, who had collaborated with Van Morrison, Shane MACGowan and Mark Knopfler, confirmed he was battling cancer in May (16) and later underwent a major operation to remove the disease from...

Niall Horan Working With Don Was

Niall Horan has been working with Rolling Stones producer Don Was. The 23-year-old singer was introduced to the 64-year-old star through his pal Ronnie Wood and has gone on to record an acoustic version of...

Van Morrison's Postpones Shows As Mum Dies

Violet Stitt passed away at a County Down nursing home in Northern Ireland earlier this week (beg30May16). She will be buried next week (beg06Jun16) following a funeral service in St. Donard's Parish...

Van Morrison 'Exhilarated' Over Knighthood At Buckingham Palace

Van Morrison has now become Sir Van Morrison after finally being knighted following more than 50 years in the music industry where songs like 'Brown Eyed Girl' and 'Gloria' became major hits. He's reportedly thrilled...

Van Morrison Teams Up With Tom Jones At Los Angeles Gig

The two veterans teamed up for performances of Sometimes We Cry and I'm Not Feeling it Anymore, while Irish star Van also shared the Shrine Auditorium stage with his daughter Shana for Rough...

Natasha Richardson Took Secret Singing Lessons For Wedding To Liam Neeson

The Taken star recalled the touching story on Thursday (07Jan16), while chatting with John Benjamin during the My Favourite Song segment on U.S. show Radio Andy. Liam made listeners smile as he told how Natasha,...

Chris Gouldman To Receive Icon Honours At Bmi London Awards

Graham Gouldman is up for the Icon Award at this year's BMI London Awards.The 10cc singer/songwriter will receive the gong at the annual ceremony held at London's Dorchester Hotel next month and is ''honoured'' to...

Stars Turn Out For Van Morrison's Landmark Hometown Gigs

The veteran crooner marked the milestone on Monday (31Aug15) and he returned to his hometown to perform two gigs on the road which inspired his track Cyprus Avenue. Roads around the famous...

Van Morrison's Back Catalogue To Be Released On Digital Platforms

Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, has acquired the rights to 50 albums by the Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker and 33 of his discs, spanning from 1972 to 2009, will...

Van Morrison To Receive Street Sign For 70th Birthday

The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker will be given a special artwork featuring a sign for Hyndford Street in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland by local officials to mark his milestone on 31 August (15).The gift...

Van Morrison Sings For Rehab Charity

Sir Van Morrison performed an intimate concert for just 400 people in London on Wednesday night (24.06.15) which helped raise close to £100,000 for charity.One of the world's greatest singer/songwriters, Morrison took to the stage...

Lady Gaga, Van Morrison And Cyndi Lauper Enter Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of...

Stars Turn Out For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

The Poker Face hitmaker was among the honourees at the New York City ceremony, picking up the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award from her jazz partner Tony Bennett, while she later took to the...

Arise Sir Kevin Spacey: Us Actor Receives Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List

American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the...

Van Morrison Awarded Honorary Knighthood

Van Morrison has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.The 69-year-old singer-songwriter has been given one of the highest honours an individual in the UK can achieve, after being recognised in the Queen's...

Kevin Spacey Awarded Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List

The American Beauty star has been recognised for his services to British theatre and international culture, after serving as the Artistic Director of London's Old Vic theatre for the past 11 years....

Van Morrison Finds Music A 'Spiritual Experience'

Van Morrison finds listening to music to be ''a spiritual experience''.The 69-year-old icon's passion for music came from listening to jazz and blues records shipped over from America when he was a youngster, and said...

Van Morrison Had Vet Ambition

Van Morrison wanted to be a vet.The 69-year-old singing legend's sights were set on a medical career helping animals when he was younger and he never had any inkling he was going to enjoy a...

Van Morrison And Nick Lowe Pay Tribute To Late Drummer

Irwin, who also used the surname Trehern, passed away in Middlesex, England at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. He was a longtime studio and touring drummer for...

Van Morrison Confirmed For Charity Show

Van Morrison will perform a charity concert in London.The 69-year-old musician has been announced as the headline act for a rock'n'roll fundraiser at Porchester Hall on 24 June, which will be held to raise money...

Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained...

Van Morrison Had No Idea Bobby Womack Was So Ill During Duet

Morrison had been planning to record a track with Womack for years and he's glad he got the chance before the Across 110th Street singer passed away last summer (14). He tells...

Van Morrison Lands Top Songwriters Hall Of Fame Honour

Organisation bosses hand the top prize to a previously-inducted songwriter "whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer",...

U2'S First Recording Studio Demolished

Windmill Lane in the city's docklands area was bought by property investment firm Hibernia REIT last year (14). A spokesman for Hibernia says, "In recent years the derelict site has become a...

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