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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...

Icon Don Black

Songwriter Don Black is to be honoured as a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Icon.The lyricist - best known for writing songs for the James Bond film franchise, including 'Thunderball', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'The Man...

Bob Dylan Plays Hop Farm

Bob Dylan performed his only UK show of the year on Saturday (03.07.10).The veteran singer headlined the Hop Farm festival in Kent, South East England, delighting thousands of fans - across several generations - with...

Morrison Faces Paternity Test Demand

A British woman is reportedly set to take VAN MORRISON to court in a bid to determine if he's her father.Samantha Branch, whose late mum Dee was the singer's road manager, is allegedly demanding Morrison...

Van Morrison Not The Daddy

Van Morrison has again refuted claims he has become a dad for the third time.The 64-year-old singer was reported last month to have fathered a baby with his tour manager Gigi Lee but is adamant...

Morrison Denies Baby Reports

VAN MORRISON has denied reports he has become a dad at the age of 64 - blaming internet pranksters for hacking into his website and posting the "falsehoods".The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker's official internet site...

Morrison Denies Baby Reports

VAN MORRISON has denied reports he has become a dad at the age of 64 - blaming internet pranksters for hacking into his website and posting the "falsehoods".The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker's official internet site...

Pattinson Wants To Play Morrison

TWILIGHT heartthrob ROBERT PATTINSON is begging studio bosses to cast him in a biopic of his favourite musician - Irish singer VAN MORRISON. Although no plans are on the table to take the Brown Eyed Girl...

Morrison Films L.a. Shows For Farrah

VAN MORRISON filmed his recent shows at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles - so ailing superfan FARRAH FAWCETT could watch them from her sickbed. The actress is battling anal cancer and was too sick to...

Van Morrison Slams 'Meaningless' Beatles

Irish singer VAN MORRISON has criticised legendary band THE BEATLES - insisting the Fab Four were "peripheral" in the history of music. The veteran star is adamant the Hey Jude hitmakers should not be held up...

Van Morrison To Release Live Album

VAN MORRISON has announced that he is to release a special live album in the US early next year.The legendary singer-songwriter recorded his classic 1968 album ASTRAL WEEKS in its entirety during two dates at...

By on 19 December 2008

Morrison Bans Alcohol At Gigs

VAN MORRISON has banned fans from drinking alcohol during shows on his upcoming U.K. tour. The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker imposed the ban because he finds it “off-putting” when fans visit the bar during his...

Bryan Ferry To Be Named 'Icon'

Singer Bryan Ferry is to be named an icon by Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) at an awards ceremony in London, it has been announced.BMI said the icon status is given to songwriters who have bestowed...

By on 11 August 2008

Morrison Bans Phones And Booze From Gig

Veteran singer VAN MORRISON lived up to his fastidious reputation at a gig in Austin, Texas on Wednesday (12Mar08) - when he reportedly banned the sale of alcohol during his set and chastised cellphone users....

Morrison Attacks Music Mags For 'Obsession With The Past'

Singer/songwriter VAN MORRISON has launched a scathing attack on music magazines, accusing them of holding the industry back by focusing on the past. The Grammy-nominated musician, 62, admits he has become disillusioned with the current...

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