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Max Merritt Dies at Age 79

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Max Merritt of Australia’s Max Merritt and the Meteors fame, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79.

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Michael Kiwanuka Wins Mercury Prize

by Music-News.com

Michael Kiwanuka has been announced as the winner of the prestigious annual music accolade the Mercury Prize for his third album, ‘Kiwanuka’, which was released to critical acclaim in November 2019.

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Roy Head

Roy Head Dies Aged 79

by Paul Cashmere

Roy Head, best known for his 1965 global hit ‘Treat Her Right’, has died at the age of 79.

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Michael Spibey of The Badloves photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Badloves Debut Tribal Video

by Paul Cashmere

The Badloves have premiered their video for ‘Tribal’ with Screaming Jets guitarist Scott Kingman handling the video production.

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John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Fogerty is Amused and Confused That Trump Used Fortunate Son At A Rally

by Paul Cashmere

Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and songwriter John Fogerty is amusing Trump has used his song ‘Fortunate Son’ at a rally. The song is about rich people who avoided the draft by abusing their privilege.

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Kool and the Gang

Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell Dies Aged 68

by Paul Cashmere

Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell has died at age 68. The cause of death has not been announced.

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Renee Geyer image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Renée Geyer Celebrates Her 67th With 50 Years In The Music Biz

by Paul Cashmere

Australia’s soul legend Renée Geyer will turn 67 years old tomorrow with two milestones to celebrate. She has also clocked up 50 years in the music industry.

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Vika and Linda Bull on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Vika & Linda Discuss There Most Prolific Year Ever In Lockdown

by Paul Cashmere

2020 was meant to be spent touring for Vika & Linda Bull. They were about to head out on the APIAT Good Times tour when Covid hit and the plans moved to 2021. They set them thinking about what to do. Now its six months and two albums later with the ‘Anthology’ and the ‘Sunday’ albums.

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Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman

Beyoncé Donated $1m To Black Owned Businesses

by Music-News.com

Beyonce celebrated her 39th birthday on Friday by handing out $1 million (£754,000) to struggling Black-owned businesses.

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Sade photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sade To Release Her Six Albums In Vinyl Box Set

by Paul Cashmere

Sade has had her six studio album remastered at Abbey Road for the vinyl Box set ‘This Far’.

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John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman

John Legend Is Making A TV Series About Himself

by Music-News.com

John Legend has drawn inspiration from his childhood for his new TV series.

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CeeLo Green. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

CeeLo Green Apologises for Cardi B Nicki Minaj Rant

by Music-News.com

Hip-hop star CeeLo Green has withdrawn his harsh criticism of female rappers Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Megan Thee Stallion, insisting his comments were taken out of context.

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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill’s Daughter Speaks Up About Trauma Growing Up

by Music-News.com

Lauryn Hill’s eldest daughter has gone public with the “trauma” she suffered growing up with her strict mother, likening the hip-hop star’s disciplinary methods to “slave” beatings.

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Sony Acquires Rights To Whitney Houston Biopic

by Music-News.com

Sony’s TriStar Pictures have acquired the rights to the upcoming ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.

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Frank Ocean, Noise11, Photo

Frank Ocean’s Brother Dies In Car Accident

by Music-News.com

The Ventura County Medical Examiner has confirmed singer Frank Ocean’s brother was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning.

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Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners performs at the Harvest Festival at Werribee Park on 11 November 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kevin Rowland Explains 1999 ‘My Beauty’ Cover

by Music-News.com

The Dexys Midnight Runners singer Kevin Rowland has opened up on his 1999 solo album and its artwork, which featured the musician in a ballgown and stockings.

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Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood

Eddie Floyd Releases His Autobiography ‘Knock! Knock! Knock! On Wood’

by Paul Cashmere

Eddie Floyd has published his autobiography ‘Knock! Knock! Knock! On Wood’, named after his soul classic.

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Michael Jackson estate Ends Legal Spat With Ex-Manager

by Music-News.com

Michael Jackson’s estate executives have officially ended their legal spat with the pop superstar’s ex-manager.

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Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman

Beyonce BeyGOOD Foundation Offers Grants To Black-Owned Small Business

by Music-News.com

Beyonce’s BeyGOOD foundation has teamed up with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to launch a fund for black-owned small businesses struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Aretha Franklin RESPECT

Aretha Franklin’s Niece Loves The Respect Trailer

by Music-News.com

Aretha Franklin’s niece has gushed over Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of the late singer in Respect, the forthcoming biopic of Franklin’s life.

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John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Fogerty and Sons and Daughter Perform Iso ‘Blue Moon Nights’

by Paul Cashmere

Creedence Clearwater Revival legend John Fogerty is continuing his isolation performances with the family doing ‘Blue Moon Nights’ this week.

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Prince Sign O The Times

Prince Estate To Release Expanded Sign O’ The Times

by Paul Cashmere

The Prince Estate is preparing a massive expanded edition 1987 classic ‘Sign O’ The Times’.

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Seal - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Seal Pays Tribute To Joel Schumacher

by Music-News.com

Seal has shared a heartfelt tribute to the late filmmaker Joel Schumacher, after he used his track Kiss From a Rose over the end credits of Batman Forever.

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Prince

Prince Guitar Sells For Over $500000

by Music-News.com

The long-lost guitar Prince played on during his Purple Rain, Sign o the Times, and Diamonds and Pearls tours has stunned auction experts by selling for over $563,000 (£456,000).

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Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman

Beyoncé Releases ‘Black Parade’ for #BlackLivesMatter

by Paul Cashmere

Beyoncé has slipped out a surprise new song ‘Black Parade’ for #BlackLivesMatter.

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Aretha Franklin in the 60s

Previously Unreleased Aretha Franklin Song Surfaces For Juneteenth

by Music-News.com

A previously unreleased version of Aretha Franklin’s Never Gonna Break My Faith has been dropped to mark the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in America.

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Vika and Linda Akilotoa

Australian Charts: Vika & Linda Bull Score Their First No 1 Album With ‘Akilotoa’

by Gavin Ryan

Vika & Linda (Bull) land their first No.1 Album in their native Australia this week as their collection called “Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.

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John Fogerty and Keith Urban photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Fogerty Covers Bill Withers

by Paul Cashmere

John Fogerty and his sons and daughter Shane and Tyler (Hearty Har) and Kelsy have recorded a cover of Bill Withers’ classic ‘Lean On Me’ with a special message for the world.

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Ceelo Green Is Thomas Callaway

Ceelo Green Has Made An Album With Dan Auerbach

by Paul Cashmere

Ceelo Green has recruited The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to create an album he says is “like if Al Green did a country album”.

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Nile Rodgers and Chic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 8 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nile Rodgers Launches Youth To The Front Fund

by Music-News.com

Nile Rodgers is pushing to end systematic racism with his We Are Family Foundation’s new Youth to the Front Fund.

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