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Bandleader Joe Hunter Dies

Motown bandleader JOE HUNTER was found dead in his Detroit, Michigan apartment on Friday (02FEB07). He was 79. Hunter's son JOE HUNTER JR told The Detroit News the cause of his father's death is not...

Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

Funk Brothers Sued By Film Firm

MOTOWN legends the FUNK BROTHERS are being sued by the film producers who helped bring the sidemen out of the shadows. The backing group played on all of Motown's biggest hits and recorded more...

Isaac Walks Out On The Funk Brothers

Soul superstar ISAAC HAYES has pulled out of the FUNK BROTHERS' European tour, citing "scheduling difficulties". The WALK ON BY singer was named as one of two featured singers on the tour, which kicked...

Joan Osborne Wakes The Dead

ONE OF US singer JOAN OSBORNE has signed up to front the reformed GRATEFUL DEAD on tour this summer (03) - and she's terrified. The singer, who recently fronted MOTOWN's house band THE FUNK...

Eminem Wins Big At Detroit Music Awards

EMINEM and the MOTOWN session group the FUNK BROTHERS took home the top prizes at the 2003 DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS. Eminem's LOSE YOURSELF - from the soundtrack to his film, 8 MILE - was...

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'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall Album Review

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall Album Review

There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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