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Timbaland Teases Mysterious Michael Jackson Project

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

As a trend-setting producer, Timbaland has worked with some of the most influential artists on the planet – this year alone, he’s made beats for Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke. And it looks like he’ll soon add the King of Pop to his production resume.

In a new video...

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Sathima Bea Benjamin, Jazz Singer And Activist, Dies At 76

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Sathima Bea Benjamin, who as an internationally recognized jazz singer became both an ambassador for her South African homeland and a beacon of principled objection to apartheid, died on Aug. 20 at her home in Cape Town. She was 76.

Her longtime assistant, Seton Hawkins, confirmed her death...

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Singer Lulu’s Childhood Ruined By Stardom

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Singer Lulu has revealed that she believes starting her music career aged just 12 has left her “emotionally stunted”.

The 64-year-old Scottish star says that having no education and being away from her parents at such a young age was too much for her.

“It was both terrifying and...

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Cee Lo Green Reactivites his original group Goodie Mob After 14 Years

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Cee Lo Green may have had a successful project as one half of Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse, and a hit solo song ‘Forget You’ that hasn’t been forgotten, but he was keen to revive the Atlantan hip-hop act that gave him his solid foundation in the music biz.

Goodie Mob,...

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The oldest boyband member to perform on a top-20 album with The Fisherman’s Friends

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hurray! Something in the charts that isn’t Rn’B again!

Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends are set to enter the record books with the oldest boyband member to perform on a top-20 album.

The Cornish shanty singers look set to perform highly in the charts with...

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Dutchman Cleared Of Stalking Amy Macdonald

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

A dutch tourist accused of stalking Scots singer Amy Macdonald has had charges against him dropped. Pieter van der Weijden was arrested in August last year.

He appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on charges of stalking and breach of the peace. Van der Weijden, 33, was bailed and went home...

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Adam Levine gets New Sitcom Green Light

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

An autobiographical TV comedy created by Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has been picked up by network bosses at NBC in America.

The This Love singer, who is a star of the channel’s The Voice, signed a one-year first-look development deal with executives earlier this year, and it appears his...

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Prince Couldn’t Pay The Restaurant Bill

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

If you were worth nearly £200 million you probably wouldn’t have to think much about money and that’s what appears to have happened to singer Prince.

The pint-sized pop star was at swanky New York eaterie Costata with a guest. It seems he wasn’t eating but his guest gorged on...

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Linda Ronstadt Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Singer Linda Ronstadt says she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Ronstadt, 67, was a regular in the US charts in the 1970s and ’80s, winning 10 Grammy Awards.

She was diagnosed eight months ago, and now “can’t sing a note”. “No one can sing with...

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Russell Watson sings the Story of his Life

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The  tenor who suffered two near fatal brain tumours at the peak of his powers isn’t lacking in drama. Now Russell Watson will sing the story of his life in the latest stage project from the French composers who created the all-conqueringLes Misérables.

Songwriter Claude-Michel...

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Toni Braxton’s Dress Falls Apart On Stage

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Toni Braxton put on quite a show last weekend in New Jersey, opening up to the New Brunswick, N.J. audience far more than she planned to.

The singer’s skimpy blue dress started falling apart on stage, exposing most of her rear end. But Braxton kept singing — she wasn’t even...

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Singer Brandy Walks Off Stage

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Brandy found herself performing to a near-empty stadium after concert-goers left ahead of her spot at a concert in South Africa. The annoyed singer walked offstage after two songs at the FNB stadium in Soweto last Saturday for Mandela Sports And Culture Day.

The stadium holds up to 90,000...

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Die-hard rock legends KISS but a football team

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

KISS have bought an American football team based in Los Angeles. The outfill will be called LA Kiss and the group promise that “attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.” No word on...

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Lennon Tooth Owner Aims To Clone Beatle

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The dentist who won John Lennon’s tooth at auction in 2011 is aiming to clone the late Beatle, he’s claimed.

Michael Zuk paid $32,000 for the souvenir two years ago, and at the time said he’d put it on display in his practice.

Now he’s revealed he’s working with US scientists...

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TLC Re-record their single Waterfalls

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Released in 1995, ‘Waterfalls’ became TLC’s most successful single, spending seven weeks at Number One in the US and peaking at Number Four in the UK. However, it was revealed that the band’s two surviving members, T-Boz and Chilli, 

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