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Jim Steinman's legacy is a work of symphonic rock genius.
The music industry lost a huge part of its history with the death of composer, lyricist and producer Jim Steinman earlier this week. Best known for some iconic work with the likes of Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Boyzone, The Sisters Of Mercy, Celine Dion and others, Steinman is seen as one of the greatest symphonic rock composers who ever lived.
(L-R) Stephen Gately, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy and Jim Steinman (2001) / Photo Credit: Ben Curtis/PA Archive/PA Images
He passed away on Monday (April 19th 2021) from kidney failure, leaving behind a legacy of iconic bangers that will continue to be played for many more decades.
Continue reading: Remembering Jim Steinman's Seven Greatest Hits
The group have a few UK shows coming up in the meantime.
It's official: Boyzone are set to reunite for a 25th anniversary tour next year with all four living members. There have been rumours of a reunion for a while now, but the quartet have only just confirmed the news this week via social media.
Boyzone performing in 2014
Along with a number of yet to be announced tour dates, the boy band - who are Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch - are also promising fans the release of some new music. That means a brand new album - the details of which are coming soon.
Continue reading: Boyzone To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With New Tour And Album
Duffy was attacked after a gang of six men made remarks about his wife, Lisa, at the Lillie'e Bordello at the weekend.
The incident is said to have occurred at popular nightspot Lillie’e Bordello in the early hours of Sunday (March 5th), after Duffy and his wife Lisa had attended their son Jay’s new film premiere for Handsome Devil at the Audi Film Festival.
While they were in a roped-off celebrity area in the club, half a dozen men started heckling his wife, later becoming verbally aggressive, according to the report by the Irish Mail On Sunday. When Duffy stepped in, the men became physically violent towards him.
Continue reading: Former Boyzone Member Keith Duffy Attacked In Dublin Nightclub
The former Westlife member described the group as ‘a clever marketing ploy’.
Kian Egan has hit out at his former Westlife bandmate Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, who have joined together to form Boyzlife. Earlier this month the duo announced they’d be playing a series of shows in Hilton hotels across the UK and Ireland where they will perform some of their groups’ biggest hits and talk about life in a boyband.
Kian Egan has hit out at Boyzlife.
Appearing on 98FM Egan was asked what he thought of the pair’s venture. "What do I make of it all? Good luck to them,” he said. “It’s a bit of an odd one. You know, a member of Westlife who left the band after four years decides to use half the name for whatever it is that they're doing.”
Continue reading: Kian Egan Is Not Happy About Brian McFadden And Keith Duffy's 'Boyzlife'
The Irish boybands are said to be joining forces, McBusted style.
Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and ex-Westlife member Brian McFadden are combining their boyband powers to form new supergroup, Boyzlife. The pair will be performing some of their respective group’s biggest hits together, with an 11-date tour starting in October.
Brian McFadden is joining forces with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy.
The idea came from Keith, who went on to act in ‘Coronation Street’ after Boyzone initially split in 2000, the plan was hatched during Ronan Keating’s wedding last year. The duo are hoping that their collaboration will lead to a full on supergroup featuring more members from each band.
Continue reading: Westlife And Boyzone Stars Plan New Supergroup 'Boyzlife'
The 'X Factor' judge says his latest pop creation will consist of "all new kids"
Louis Walsh will launch his latest pop creation in 2014, with the Irish music mogul announcing his plans to oversee the launch of a new boyband in the new year. Speaking with The Mirror, the x factor judge said that he will be launching a band consisting entirely of new faces, having auditioned thousands of potential stars in the process.
Walsh will hope that his new boyband will be more successful than Union J
"I'm doing a brand new boy band that will be ready to go next year," Walsh told the paper. He continued, "They're going to rehearse for the month of January, see the record companies in February and take it from there. No familiar faces, all new kids that have never been on a talent show or anything. I auditioned a thousand!"
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Set To Launch All-New Boyband In 2014
The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Louis Walsh Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Will Bow Out Of 'The X Factor' In 2014, After 10 Years
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