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Sir Elton John Sick Of Singing Same Songs

Sir Elton John wants to “kill [himself]” if he has to perform ‘Crocodile Rock’ again.The 73-year-old singer is retiring from touring and once his final concerts – which have been delayed due to the coronavirus...

Celebrating Black History Month: Are These The Greatest Black Artists Of All Time?

The annual celebration encourages us to honour black people and recognise their significant contributions to history, a key contributor being their extraordinary influence on the music industry.Whether you focus on Jimi Hendrix or Aretha Franklin,...

Zoe Saldana Apologises For Nina Simone Biopic

Zoe Saldana thinks she ''should have never'' portrayed Nina Simone in 'Nina'.The 42-year-old actress - who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent - darkened her skin and wore a prosthetic nose to play the...

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits And Nina Simone Will Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In 2018

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and Dire Straits lead the school of 2018 for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year – but major names such as Radiohead and Kate Bush have...

Bon Jovi, Radiohead And Nina Simone Among 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

It's that time of year again where rock fans have the difficult decision of voting on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ballot for 2018, this year picking from nineteen amazing candidates including...

'The Amazing Nina Simone' Director Slams New Biopic For Script And Zoe Saldana Casting

The controversy surrounding the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic rages on, with the director of a previous documentary about the singer reacting to the distributor’s recent defence of the...

The Nina Simone Estate Lash Out Over Zoe Saldana's 'Blackface'

If there's one thing that never needs to rear its head in Hollywood again, it's blackface. But it seems that no-one told the crew of the new Nina Simone biopic 'Nina', because that's reportedly what...

Lana Del Rey To Release Lp Next Month

Lana Del Rey will release her new album next month.The 'Summertime Sadness' singer has announced her fourth studio album 'Honeymoon' will be available on September 18, with fans gaining an instant download of new song...

Lauryn Hill Honours Nina Simone

The former Fugees star hit the stage at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem to celebrate the upcoming release of Netflix movie What Happened, Miss Simone? which tells the story of the singer's rise...

A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in 'Hot Pursuit'Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying...

The Voice And The Life Of Nina Simone Is Charted In New Documentary

Nina Simone was a force of soul nature, a musical, chart-topping genius whose tunes still reverberate within a number of musical genres today. But the life of this immensely talented fusion of gospel and pop...

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" Makes Waves With Sundance Premiere

It’s Sundance weekend again and the star of the show this year is definitely What Happened, Miss Simone? The Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary traces the life of the famed Jazz singer from her beginnings as...

Lana Del Rey's Tattoos Cure Her Lonliness

Lana Del Rey's tattoos help her feel less lonely.The 'Born To Die' singer has revealed she recently got 'Nina & Billie' inked across her chest because having the names of her jazz influences and favourite...

Zoe Saldana Felt Responsibility To Role

Zoe Saldana says playing Nina Simone was a huge ''responsibility''.The 35-year-old actress portrays the late jazz legend in an upcoming biopic, 'Nina', and despite facing criticism for not looking enough like the singer, Zoe felt...

Zoe Saldana Could Have Relationship With A Woman

Zoe Saldana thinks she could have a relationship with a woman. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star - who split from 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor Bradley Cooper earlier this year - can imagine herself with...

Zoe Saldana Defiant About Nina Simone Project

Actress Zoe Saldana is refusing to acknowledge criticism of her casting as Nina Simone in a new biopic because she signed up for the project "out of love" for the jazz legend.Cynthia Mort, the director...

Zoe Saldana Will Blow Away Critics As Nina Simone, Says Co-star

Actor David Oyelowo has heaped praise on Zoe Saldana's portrayal of singer Nina Simone in a new biopic, insisting his co-star will blow away critics with her vocals.Cynthia Mort, the director of the upcoming film...

A Week In Music - My Bloody Valentine Make Victorious Return, Mumford And Sons Take Home Top Grammy Award

A Week in Videos...The popularity of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been on a slow burning rise for some months now. Taken from their forthcoming second album, helpfully entitled II, ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’...

India Arie Slams Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Role

R&B star India Arie has slammed Zoe Saldana's casting as jazz legend Nina Simone, branding the move "ridiculous".Cynthia Mort, director of upcoming biopic Nina, has been forced to defend her choice of Saldana for the...

Richard Pryor's Widow Gave Mike Epps Go Ahead For Biopic

Funnyman Mike Epps got in touch with Richard Pryor's widow to ask her permission to play the late comedian in a new Nina Simone biopic.Epps is due to portray the See No Evil, Hear No...

Bradley Cooper And Zoe Saldana Back Together

Bradley Cooper's romance with Zoe Saldana is back on.'The Hangover' actor was spotted leaving Zoe's Hollywood home in the early hours of Saturday morning (22.09.12).The on-off couple met up again later yesterday for a cosy...

Zoe Saldana Replaces Mary J. Blige In New Nina Simone Biopic

Actress Zoe Saldana has replaced R&B superstar Mary J. Blige in a forthcoming biopic about jazz great Nina Simone.Blige was cast in the movie adaptation of Cynthia Mort's Nina in 2010 and was due to...

Emeli Sande Considers Rolf Harris Tattoo

Emeli Sande would consider getting a tattoo of Rolf Harris, as an ''ice breaker.''The 'Next to Me' singer already has an inking of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, but thinks she could play a funny joke...

Roger Daltrey Gigs With Paul Weller

Roger Daltrey was joined onstage by Paul Weller and Kelly Jones at his Teenage Cancer Trust concert last night (29.03.12). The Who frontman performed an opening 15-minute set at London's Royal Albert Hall before Stereophonics...

Adele Inspired By Rapper

Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' was influenced by rapper ODB and The White Stripes. The lead single from Adele's second album, '21' has been a huge international hit, but despite having a classic soul sound,...

Emeli Sande Changed Because Of Adele

Emeli Sande changed her name as soon as she heard Adele's music.The Scottish singer shares a first name with the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker, but decided to adopt her middle name as a performer...

Buble On Kardashian, "That Bitch Aint Coming On My Stage"

Michael Buble has blasted the reality star Kim Kardashian, calling her a "bitch" during a live concert in TriBeCa. Performing at the intimate P.C. Richard & Son theatre, the jazz crooner delighted his audience with...

Mary J. Blige To Join Rock Of Ages?

Mary J. Blige is in talks to join the cast of 'Rock of Ages'. The 'No More Drama' singer may star alongside Tom Cruise - who is also in negotiations to work on the film...

Simon Cowell's Aid Song Goes Global

Simon Cowell's Helping Haiti single will be released globally.The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts' - will be available to download worldwide from Sunday (08.01.10) to help boost sales and raise relief...

Ll Cool J: 'Black Men Are Insecure'

LL COOL J fears black men have some growing up to do - as he insists they treat women badly in a bid to bolster their own egos. The rap star is anxious for...

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