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Lionel Richie Named 2016 Musicares Person Of The Year

Lionel Richie has been named the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year.The 66-year-old singer will be honoured with the accolade next year in recognition of his extensive career with the Commodores and as a solo...

Lionel Richie's Hip Replacement

Lionel Richie has had a hip replacement.The 65-year-old former Commodores singer was left with arthritis due to years of wearing platform boots and dancing around on stage so had the joint replaced three years ago.He...

Lionel Richie Wrote Lady On The Toilet

Lionel Richie wrote Kenny Rogers' hit song 'Lady' while he was on the toilet.The former Commodores singer penned the 1980 hit for Kenny, and the country legend has revealed Lionel went to the restroom for...

Lionel Richie Can't Record Without Hat

Lionel Richie can't record a song unless he's wearing a beanie or tennis hat. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' singer is particularly superstitious when it comes to laying down his vocals, and has to be...

Commodores Reunion Taking Shape

The long-awaited reunion of soul supergroup the COMMODORES is one step closer - bass player RON LA PREAD has flown to Los Angeles to rehearse with LIONEL RICHIE and guitarist THOMAS MCCLARY.Richie, who turned 60...

Nicole Richie Is Sheila E's Niece

LIONEL RICHIE's adopted daughter NICOLE still has music in her blood - her paternal aunt is PRINCE protege SHEILA E. Former COMMODORES frontman Lionel and his then-wife BRENDA adopted 22-year-old Nicole after meeting her...


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