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Former President Jimmy Carter To Fete Bob Dylan At Musicares Ceremony

Folk legend Bob Dylan will be presented with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honour from former U.S. president Jimmy Carter after receiving musical tributes from Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White.The Lay...

Dave Grohl Explores Musical History

Dave Grohl explored the ''regional relevance of music'' while recording Foo Fighters' new album.The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers have travelled to various cities in the US to record tracks for their new album 'Sonic Highways' -...

Neil Young And Willie Nelson Join Anti-keystone Concert

Rock veterans Neil Young and Willie Nelson are to play a concert in protest against the controversial Keystone Xl pipeline project.The pair will perform on a stage in a Nebraska cornfield earmarked for the proposal...

Willie Nelson's Plaits Up For Auction

Hair plaits that once belonged to country icon Willie Nelson are set to go under the hammer as part of a memorabilia auction in New York.The clumps of hair were cut off by Nelson in...

Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jimmy Page has received an honorary doctorate at Boston's Berklee College of Music.The Led Zeppelin guitarist addressed the audience at the 7,000-capacity Agganis Arena on Friday (09.05.14) and wished fellow students good luck for...

Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

Alison Krauss Axes Concerts Over Health Issue

Country star Alison Krauss has axed seven shows on her joint tour with Willie Nelson to receive treatment for an "urgent" health issue.The singer/songwriter has postponed fives dates on the trek and cancelled two more...

Willie Nelson: How Many 81 Years Olds Do You Know With A Black Belt?

Willie Nelson’s remarkable life notched up another typically astounding anecdote recently as the country music legend picked up his fifth degree and a black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and...

Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo And 5 Other Famous Victims Of Theft

Willie Nelson suffered a fright this week when his stuffed Armadillo, Ol’Dillo was stolen after a Las Vegas concert. Luckily for the country legend, his toy mascot was returned to him on Tuesday morning by...

Willie Nelson's Stuffed Armadillo, Ol'dillo, Returned After Kidnapping

Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo has been returned after it was taken from a concert in Las Vegas.Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo disappeared from a concert in Las Vegas.The 80-year-old country singer allegedly has the stuffed armadillo...

Willie Nelson Among Inaugural Inductees To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

Willie Nelson and late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble will be the inaugural inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas.Organisers of the Tv concert series have...

Willie Nelson Records Video For Environmental Initiative

Singer Willie Nelson has thrown his support behind an initiative to fight a coal mining practice, which involves blowing up mountaintops, by recording a rendition of America The Beautiful for a public service announcement.The On...

Vera Lynn And More Of The Oldest Music Makers

At 97, Vera Lynn is set to become the oldest artist to release an album, when her new work ‘Vera Lynn: National Treasure - the Ultimate Collection’, is released. While Vera might be the oldest...

Kris Kristofferson Refusing To Let Memory Loss Get In The Way Of Recording Plans

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson is refusing to let his deteriorating memory loss wreck his plans to reunite with Willie Nelson in the studio, insisting his woes aren't as bad as they may seem.The 77...

Ray Price Tells Fans, "I'll See You Again One Day," And Dies Aged 87

Ray Price, one of the best loved country singers of all time, has died aged 87 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The singer entered hospice care on Thursday, leaving a message for fans that...

Willie Nelson Puts Golf Club Up For Sale

Country music legend Willie Nelson has put his Pedernales Golf Club and estate in Texas up for sale.The Spicewood plot, which also features a country club and recording studio, is on the market for just...

Willie Nelson Cancels Seaworld Show

Country music legend Willie Nelson has cancelled an upcoming concert at Florida's SeaWorld attraction following criticism from animal rights activists.Nelson was due to perform at the Orlando sea park next year (14) as part of...

Willy Nelson To Publish "Unvarnished, Complete, And Tremendous" Autobiography In 2015

US singer songwriter Willie Nelson has snapped up a book deal that will allow him to get his autobiography published, reports USA Today. Published by Little, Brown in 2015, the memoir will apparently be and...

Right, Come On: Who Stole The Little Armadillo? Willie Nelson Is After You.

If you’re the woman who stole Ol' Dillo, or the shady characters that bought it off her in a dark alleyway somewhere in New York, then you’re in trouble, because Willie Nelson is looking for...

Fat Joe Begins 4 Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax...

Tompall Glaser, Country Musician And Studio Owner, Dies Aged 79 After "Long Illness"

Tompall Glaser, the Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (Tuesday 14th August) at the age of 79. His nephew announced his death and said it was the result of a "long illness".Willie Nelson worked with...

Paul Mccartney Plays 'Yesterday' With Kronos Quartet At Outside Lands Festival

Paul McCartney fans at the Outside Lands festival were given a real treat on Friday evening (August 9, 2013) with the Beatles legend performing with the string virtuosos, the Kronos Quartet. The quartet are perhaps...

Willie Nelson Pays Tribute To Late Guitarist

Country legend Willie Nelson has paid tribute to his longtime guitarist Jody Payne following his death on Saturday (10Aug13).The 77 year old, who toured with Nelson for more than three decades, passed away in the...

Lauryn Hill Begins Three Month Jail Term: Five Stars With Tax Problems

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy-winners singer whose only solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains a classic of its generation, has begun a three month prison term for failing to pay taxes of around $1...

Garth Brooks Will Appear At Oklahoma Hurricane Relief Concert

Garth Brooks has agreed to join the bill for the Oklahoma Benefit Concert, a bill that already includes the likes of fellow country stars Toby Keith and Willie Nelson to name but two. The performance...

Willie Nelson Gunning For A Role Inthe Hobbit? Faux-audition Clip From 'Conan' Goes Viral (Video)

Willie Nelson may be 80-years-old now, but he recently showed that regardless of his age (or the years he's spend smoking God's lettuce) that he is still as sharp as a knife's edge when it...

Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With Gandalf Audition Tape

Country music legend Willie Nelson has kicked off his eighties by challenging Sir Ian Mckellen for the role of Gandalf in director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movie trilogy.The singer/songwriter, who turned 80 on Tuesday (30Apr13),...

What's Your Secret? Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Country Singer Still On The Road

Next week (either April 29 or April 30, depending on who you listen to), Willie Nelson will celebrate a landmark birthday. The legendary country singer turns 80 but, as an Associated Press article reveals, he...

Willie Nelson Celebrates Birthday With Duets Show

Country icon Willie Nelson kicked off his birthday celebrations last week (18Apr13) by filming a star-studded Tv concert in Nashville, Tennessee.The singer, who turns 80 on 30 April (13), was the guest of honour at...

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