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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...

Van Morrison Almost Quit Music

Van Morrison almost quit music in the Seventies.The iconic performer - whose real name is George Ivan Morrison - became disillusioned with the music industry in his early twenties, but revealed he was inspired by...

Van Morrison Slams Modern R&b Stars

The reclusive Northern Irish singer insists modern singers don't know what real R&B is. He tells the Sunday Mail newspaper, "I can't relate to it now, what they call R&B. It doesn't...

Van Morrison Enlists Michael Buble For New Lp

Van Morrison will collaborate with Michael Buble and Joss Stone on his new album.The 69-year-old singer will release 'Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue' in the UK on March 16, which will feature 16 tracks with high...

Van Morrison To Mark 70th Birthday With Cyprus Avenue Gig

Veteran crooner Van Morrison is to mark his 70th birthday by playing a gig on the street in his native Belfast which inspired his track Cyprus Avenue.The Northern Irish singer is to return to his...

Stereophonics Want 'Hot Girls' On Rider

Stereophonics have ''hot girls with cellos'' on their rider for London's Royal Albert Hall.The Welsh rockers have been announced as one of six headline acts for a series of shows at the iconic venue to...

Sir Tim Rice Honoured With Bmi Icon Award

Sir Tim Rice will receive the BMI Icon award.The lyricist will be presented with the accolade at the BMI London Awards, which will be held at the Dorchester Hotel on October 13, 2014.The famed songwriter...

Kim Kardashian West Wins Woman Of The Year Award

Kim Kardashian West was crowned Woman of the Year at the GQ Awards on Monday night (02.09.14). The 33-year-old reality TV star took to the stage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in...

Festival Bosses' Delight At Van Morrison Headline

Bosses of a music festival in the U.K. are celebrating landing legendary singer Van Morrison to headline the 2014 event after he turned them down for years.Cambridge Folk Festival in England is now in its...

Van Morrison To Hold Free Gig In Ireland After Freedom Honour

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison is offering fans free tickets to a special gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland to celebrate winning the freedom of the city.The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker will be handed the civic honour...

Van Morrison Marks Freedom Award With Belfast Gig

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison is to play a special gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland to celebrate winning the freedom of the city.Civic officials announced last month (Aug13) that the Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker will be...

Van Morrison And Mick Hucknall Stage Bobby Bland Tribute Gig

Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall are teaming up for a special tribute concert in honour of late soul star Bobby 'blue' Bland.Both veteran singers are huge fans of the musician, who passed away in June...

Ronnie Wood To Perform Tribute To Rolling Stones' Hero

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is to perform a tribute to legendary bluesman Jimmy Reed. The rocker's side project, The Ronnie Wood Band, has been announced as the closing act of BluesFest, which will take...

Van Morrison Set For Freedom Of Belfast Honour

Legendary singer/songwriter Van Morrison is set to be granted the Freedom of Belfast.City council officials are expected to agree the honour at a meeting next month (Sep13), and the Brown Eyed Girl singer, 68, who...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

R.i.p Bobby Bland: "The Lion Of The Blues" Singer Dies Aged 83

The 'Turn On Your Love Light' star, also known as Bobby "Blues" Bland and "The Lion of the Blues", was extremely influential in the blues genre, establishing a unique sound that incorporating gospel-influenced singing into...

Maggie Gyllenhaal's Baby Named After Patti Smith's Gloria

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal named her newborn daughter Gloria after falling in love with rocker Patti Smith's rendition of the Van Morrison classic.The Dark Knight star and her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed their second girl...

Robert Pattinson Is With 'The Band'

Twilight star and teen heart-throb Robert Pattinson has reportedly signed up to star in a biopic about the rock group The Band, according to an interview the actor gave for French magazine les inRockuptibles. The...

Ronnie Montrose, Van Morrison Guitarist, Dies Aged 64

The guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE has sadly died at the age of 64, his booking agent Jim Douglas confirming that the virtuoso had passed away at his home in California on Sunday. Montrose had several of...

Revered Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies, Aged 64

The revered rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose has passed away, aged 64, BBC News reports today (March 5, 2012). According to his booking agent Jim Douglas, Ronnie died at his California home on Saturday (March 3,...

Queen Named Bmi Icons

Queen were awarded the Icon trophy at last night's BMI Awards. The 'We Will Rock You' group were honoured with the prize in recognition of their success in America by Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) -...

Robert Pattinson Recording Debut Album

The 'Twilight' actor originally considered becoming a musician and is making the most of a break in his schedule by heading to the studio to record his first full-length record.A source told UsWeekly.com: "Music is...

Kristen Stewart Praises Foster's Influence

Kristen Stewart says her favourite actress is Jodie Foster.The 'Twilight' star appeared in the movie 'Panic Room' when she was just 12 and she admits the double-Oscar winner has had a huge influence on her...

Michael Grimm To Buy Grandparents A New Home

MICHAEL GRIMM, the Mississippi blues singer and winner of last night's 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' final, says he will buy his grandparents a new home with his $1 million prize. After being declared the winner yesterday...

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