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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...

Van Morrison Cancels Gigs

Veteran singer VAN MORRISON has been forced to postpone two concerts in Spain after contracting a chest infection. The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker was scheduled to play two dates at the Auditori i Palau de...

Leona Outsells The Rest

X Factor winner Leona Lewis outsold the opposition to win her second number one hit with Bleeding Love.The track, the debut single from her first album, easily overcame opposition from Take That's Rule the World,...

By on 29 October 2007

Morrison Snubbed Over The Commitments Negative Remarks

Northern Irish singing legend VAN MORRISON was snubbed by the makers of THE COMMITMENTS - because he criticised the film's screenplay. The 1990 movie - based on the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name...

Morrison Complains: 'I'm Too Creative'

Rocker VAN MORRISON is such a creative songwriter he can't stop himself from coming up with new lyrics. The 61-year-old wishes he could halt the ideas for melodies and lyrics that dominate his thoughts throughout...

Morrison Leads Tributes To Melly

LATEST: VAN MORRISON has led tributes to English jazz singer and author GEORGE MELLY, who died on Thursday morning (05Jul07). The Liverpool-born performer passed away after suffering from vascular dementia and lung cancer. Morrison says,...

A Healthy St Patrick's Day Treat For Van Morrison

Hollywood's trendiest health food restaurant is paying tribute to VAN MORRISON this St Patrick's Day (17MAR07) by honouring the MOONDANCE singer with a new menu item. Celebrity-friendly diner Real Foods Daily has created the `Dance...

Bowyer To Join Elvis Tribute

Veteran entertainer BRENDAN BOWYER will pay tribute to late rock legend ELVIS PRESLEY on a new duets album, marking the 30th anniversary of the star's death. The former frontman of THE ROYAL SHOWBAND - who...

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