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Lionel Richie And Lenny Kravitz To Headline Montreux Jazz Festival 2020

Lionel Richie and Lenny Kravitz are set to return to headline Montreux Jazz Festival next year.The 'All Night Long' hitmaker and the 'Fly Away' rocker last performed at the legendary music extravaganza in 2015, on...

Chadwick Bose: James Brown Spoke To Me From Beyond The Grave

Chadwick Boseman claims the late James Brown spoke to him from beyond the grave to give him his blessing to portray him in 'Get on Up'.The 'Black Panther' star played funk legend Brown in the...

Pavarotti's Rare Duets With Bono, Sting And More Released

Pavarotti's rare duets with Sting, Bono and James Brown are set to be released for the first time.Decca Records are releasing six live performances by the late great Italian operatic tenor - whose full name...

Brooklyn Beckham Gets Photography Job With Tatler

Brooklyn Beckham has landed his first job with Tatler.The 20-year-old budding photographer has been commissioned by James Brown, the new contributing style editor of the high-end magazine, to shoot the images of modelling newcomer Elfie...

Ariana Grande's Comments 'Surprised' Grammy Producer

Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich was ''surprised'' when Ariana Grande accused him of ''stifling'' her creativity.The 25-year-old singer pulled out of performing at the annual ceremony, which takes place at Los Angeles' Staples Centre on...

Jack White Given Key To Cincinnati

Jack White has been given the key to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.The 42-year-old musician was awarded the honour by the city's Mayor, John Cranley, for his loyal support of King Records, according to Pitchfork....

Dan Aykroyd Reveals Dream Cast For Blue Brothers Reboot

Dan Aykroyd has revealed who he'd like to cast in a female remake of 'The Blues Brothers'.The 65-year-old comedy legend - who played one of the main titular characters in the hit 1980 film along...

Into The Ark Have 25 Songs For Debut Album

Into The Ark have 25 songs written for their debut album.The duo - Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones - finished as runners-up on the last series of 'The Voice UK' being mentored to the final...

Liv Tyler Is A 'Magical Unicorn' On Her Birthday

Liv Tyler's fiance thinks she is a ''magical unicorn''.The 'Leftovers' actress turned 40 on Saturday (01.07.17) and her partner Dave Gardner shared a touching tribute to her on his Instagram account to mark the occasion.He...

Kate Moss Happy To Use Public Transport

Kate Moss still uses public transport.The 43-year-old supermodel admits she isn't as frequent a user of the London Underground as she was when she first started her career, but she and her daughter Lila, 14,...

Jack White Owns A Special Bowling Ball For Bob Dylan

Jack White owns a bowling ball dedicated to Bob Dylan.The 41-year-old musician - who is best known as the lead singer of the White Stripes - has a private bowling alley in his house in...

Nas Creating New Clothing Collection For Young, Proud African-americans

The new collection of his HSTRY brand will feature items bearing slogans like 'Black Don’t Crack' and James Brown's famous saying 'I’m Black and I’m Proud'. Proceeds from sales will benefit the...

Bruce Springsteen: I Had A Great Kinship With Prince

Bruce Springsteen felt like he had a ''great kinship'' with Prince.The 66-year-old rocker was left devastated when the 'Kiss' hitmaker passed away at his Paisley Park home in April - after an accidental overdose of...

Charles Bradley Battling Cancer

The singer has cancelled an upcoming tour after doctors discovered a cancerous tumor, and the 67-year-old is now focused on his health. "I'm getting the best medical care and we are all...

Kanye West Scores 40th Top 40 Song

Kanye West has overtaken Michael Jackson in chart history.The 39-year-old rapper features on ScHoolboy Q's new single 'The Part', which has climbed to number 40 on the Billboard 100, making it Kanye's 40th appearance in...

Chadwick Boseman To Star As Thurgood Marshall In New Biopic

The 39 year old has already played baseball great Jackie Robinson in 42 and soul legend James Brown in Get On Up, and now he is preparing to tell Marshall's story in director...

Motown Pioneer Al Abrams Dies

Abrams passed away on Saturday morning (03Oct15) at his home in Ohio following a battle with cancer. Reports suggest he was diagnosed with the disease just three weeks ago following a routine...

Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction

The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series....

Nile Rodgers To Receive Bmi Icon Award

The Chic leader, who is very much back in vogue thanks in part to his recent work with dance music duo Daft Punk, will receive the prestigious prize at the Saban Theatre in...

Jamie Foxx Is 'Single And Ready To Mingle'

Jamie Foxx is ''single and ready to mingle''.The singer-and-actor has admitted that it's hard to find people to date because of the circles he moves in, but is on the lookout for a new romance.The...

Reporter At Centre Of New James Brown Dispute Speaks Out

A reporter at the centre of a new legal dispute in the ongoing fight over James Brown's estate has urged the soul star's feuding family to honour the late legend's final wish and use his...

Court Officials Halt Hearing Over Diary Of James Brown's Widow

South Carolina Supreme Court officials have abandoned plans to force a freelance journalist to reveal her source as part of an ongoing fight over James Brown's estate.The late soul legend's widow, Tommie Rae Hynie, demanded...

James Brown's Widow Demands To Know Reporter's Leaked Diary Source

James Brown's widow Tommie Rae Hynie is demanding a freelance journalist reveal their source after managing to obtain a copy of her secret diary.South Carolina reporter Sue Summer claims she was anonymously sent Hynie's personal...

Judge Rules James Brown's Final Marriage Was Legal

A judge in South Carolina has made a major ruling in the ongoing battle over James Brown's estate after declaring the late legend's partner, Tommie Rae Hynie, was his legal spouse at the time of...

Judge Orders Officials To Release James Brown Correspondence

Correspondence about soul man James Brown's secret documents is set to be made public after a South Carolina judge ordered officials to release emails.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith, Jr. gave the state Attorney General's Office 10...

'Get On Up' Gives Chadwick Boseman Another Showcase

With 'Get On Up', rising-star actor Chadwick Boseman takes on his second American icon, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. This follows his break-out role as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in last year's '42'.Chadwick Boseman...

Mick Jagger Praises 'Amazing' Chadwick Boseman

Sir Mick Jagger claims Chadwick Boseman is ''amazing'' as James Brown in the singer's biopic 'Get On Up'.The 71-year-old Rolling Stones rocker co-produced the movie and praised the young actor for his portrayal of the...

How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' Creators

James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life...

Usher Thinks Trouble Will Improve Justin Bieber's Music

Usher thinks Justin Bieber's troubles will improve his music.The 20-year-old pop superstar has had multiple scrapes with the law in the past year, but Usher believes it is all part of his protégé's life, and...

Madonna's Wedding Dress Sells For 81k

Madonna's wedding dress from her nuptials to Sean Penn sold for $81,250 at auction.A collection of items once worn by the 'Material Girl' singer were sold at Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll...

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