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Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Black Flag’s controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group’s Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.


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Steps Singer Receives Abuse Online

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Steps singer Ian “H” Watkins has received abuse online after being mistaken for the Lostprophets musician of the same name who has pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences.

He has thanked his fans for their support following the mix-up.

One website also used an image...

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Arik Einstein: Israeli Singer Dies at the Age of 74

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Israeli singer Arik Einstein, regarded as a “cultural giant” in his homeland, has died at the age of 74. The musician, who released some 44 solo albums during his career, suffered a severe aortic aneurysm.

Einstein recorded several Hebrew language songs regarded as Israeli anthems,...

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Guilty of Child Sex Offences

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.

He had previously “furiously denied” the allegations.

The 36-year-old from Pontypridd and two women had been...

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Wayne Mills: Country Singer Shot Dead

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a country music singer in a Nashville bar – reportedly after an argument over the musician lighting up in a no-smoking area.

The bar owner, Chris Ferrell, shot Wayne Mills, 44, in the early hours of Saturday, Tennessee officers said. The...

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Three Members of Willie Nelson’s Band Injured After Singer’s Tour Bus Crashes

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Country singer Willie Nelson’s drummer broke his hip and two other band members suffered minor injuries after their bus hit a highway overpass pillar in heavy rains in East Texas early Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The 80-year-old singer was not...

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Thunderous Applause as Singer is Awarded City’s Top Honour

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Van the Man became Van the Freeman at a ceremony punctuated by thunderous applause in Belfast last week.

Watched by his mother Violet, the freedom of the city was conferred on the 68-year-old east Belfast native by Mayor Mairtin Ó Muilleoir who thanked him for uniting the city and using his...

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Led Zeppelin Singer Robert Plant Prepares to Line Up for Wolves

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Rock star and lifelong Wolves fan Robert Plant has paid £900 to play in Jody Craddock’s testimonial match next year.

Craddock, who called time on his playing career in the summer, saw his time with the club honoured with a fundraising dinner at Molineux on Thursday night.


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R&B Singer Chris Brown Out of Rehab

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Troubled singer Chris Brown is out of rehab.

Brown’s representative Nicole Perna says the 24-year-old singer will continue treatment for anger issues as an outpatient in Los Angeles and “appreciates all of your encouragement and support.”

He entered rehab voluntarily...

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Brandon Flowers Wasn’t a Good Singer

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers claims he has only picked up a mic to sing to a backing track once in his life as a teenager, and at the time his famous vocals weren’t fully formed.

He said: “I only ever did karaoke the one time.

“I sung Oasis’ ‘Don’t...

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Greek Singer From Northampton Wins ‘Home Composed’ Eurovision Song Contest

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A Greek singer from Northampton is celebrating winning a Eurovision competition for his native country.

Edward Alexo, aged 26, who lives in Hunsbury, finished first in the Home Composed Song Contest 2013, a song contest designed for fans of Eurovision.

A number of previous winners of...

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Olly Murs Backs Nicholas McDonald to Win the X Factor

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Olly Murs has done everything but the cleaning on The X Factor. So the 29-year-old Essex singer knows a winner when he sees one.

The 2009 series runner-up has also been a presenter on The Xtra Factor and was a guest judge this year with Gary Barlow.

And with his name in the frame to...

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Rising Jazz Singer Reaches All The Right Notes

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Every artist has his or her limitations. With Cécile McLorin Salvant, it’s hard to know what those are.

The Miami-born singer combines a powerful vocal instrument and sure technique with interpretive smarts. If she has any weaknesses, she didn’t reveal them at the Regattabar in the first...

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Brit Singer Adele Tried to Warn Her Off Motherhood

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

US country star Kelly Clarkson has revealed in a recent interview that she was warned off becoming a mother by fellow singer Adele.

Kelly, 31, who recently wed her longterm partner Brendan Blackstock, has readily admitted she is ready and eager to start a family.

However, in the latest...

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Folk Singer Roy Harper Charged With Child Sex Offences

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Folk singer Roy Harper has been charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12.

The 72-year-old is due before Hereford Magistrates’ Court on Monday accused of nine counts of sexual assault.

West Mercia Police said the offences are alleged to have been committed in Herefordshire...

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