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Alicia Keys, John Mayer, More Stars To Salute The Beatles In Grammy Special

1/7/2014 8:29am EST
Alicia Keys
A new television special, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles," will feature performances by John Legend, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5.

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics will also reunite for the special, and John Mayer and Keith Urban will also participate, according to Grammy organizers.

The primetime show, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the iconic Beatles and their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964.

The special will air on Jan. 27, one day following the 56th Annual Grammy Awards...

The Eurythmics To Reunite For Grammy Salute To The Beatles

1/6/2014 11:50am EST
The Eurythmics are reuniting to perform at a special Grammy tribute concert in honor of The Beatles later this month.

Renowned musicians Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will take part in The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, marking their first appearance onstage together since 2003.

John Mayer and Keith Urban will team up to perform Don't Let Me Down at the concert, while Alicia Keys and John Legend will tackle Let It Be. Maroon 5 also will take the stage.

Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich says, "When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was impor...

15 Songs For A Rainy Summer Day

6/1/2013 2:00pm EDT
The coming of Summer brings an anticipation of relief from winter blues, shedding of heavy clothes, outdoor activities, and sunny days ahead.  However, if Spring showers sneak a bit into June bringing more rain, just in case, here is our list of 15 songs for a rainy Summer day.

1. “Umbrella” - Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007)

2. “Rain” - Madonna (Erotica, 1992)



3. “Here Comes The Rain Again” - Eurythmics (Touch, 1983)

4. “It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Pt. 1, 2011)

5. “The Rain” - Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly, 1997...

The Eurythmics Among 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees

10/11/2012 9:53am EDT
Steven Tyler, Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks are among the artists who will be competing for a place in the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tyler is joined in the list of nominees by his Aerosmith bandmate and writing partner Joe Perry, while Lennox's Eurythmics collaborator Dave Stewart is also included, along with Nicks' Fleetwood Mac co-stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Blues legend B.B. King and The Kinks' Ray Davies are also among the nominees for the 2013 inductees.

Voting ends in December and the chosen artists will be inducted at a gala ceremony in New York City on J...

Katy Perry Slams The Media For Twisting Her Beyonce/Shakira Comments

3/21/2012 4:28pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has blasted the media for spreading erroneous reports suggesting she criticized Beyonce and Shakira's chart collaboration Beautiful Liar.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker was discussing her plans to record with her pop pal Rihanna during an appearance on a British radio show on Monday when she admitted they wanted to come up with a real girl power anthem to emulate the success of the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin's 1985 hit Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.

She told the BBC, "We've collaborated on a lot of things, but just not songs yet. It's one of those things that's got s...

Katy Perry Planning An 'Iconic' Girl Power Anthem With Rihanna

3/19/2012 12:52pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry and Rihanna are in no rush to record a girl power duet - because they want to take their time on the project and release an "iconic" collaboration like Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.

The pop star pals have been open about their desire to tackle the charts together, but the I Kissed A Girl hit-maker has high hopes for the track and is eager to emulate the success of the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin's 1985 hit.

Speaking on Britain's Radio 1, she says, "We've collaborated on a lot of things, but just not songs yet. It's one of those things that's got so much build up tha...

Annie Lennox's Daughter Tali Lands Major Fashion Campaign

1/19/2012 8:47am EST
Tali Lennox
Annie Lennox's stunning daughter has landed a major new modeling contract as the face of top British designer Karen Millen.

Tali, the Eurythmics star's daughter with Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann, famously turned her back on her education after catching the eye of model scouts and now it appears her decision has paid off.

The 19-year-old stunner has landed one of the biggest campaigns of her career after being picked to front the fashion house's 2012 spring/summer collection.

A spokesperson for the brand reveals Tali encapsulates the "spirit of the bold, confident Karen Millen ...

Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

12/1/2011 12:40pm EST
Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...

Britney Spears Writhes Around In Marilyn Manson's 'Sweet Dreams' Video (Watch It!)

11/16/2011 10:00am EST
Britney Spears in Sweet Dreams
A new video featuring Britney Spears writhing around in lingerie with spooky masked dancers to Marilyn Manson's 1996 cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" leaked online Tuesday.

The story behind the promo is that it was originally played between performances on her 2009 "Circus" tour during one of the "Toxic" singer's costume changes; and since then, Britney fans have pushed for the full video to be released. Manson doesn't appear in the video at all.

Miss Britney's "Femme Fatale" tour? Don't worry, the singer, who's currently on tour in Europe, will release "Britney ...

Happy 60th Birthday, Chrissie Hynde!

9/7/2011 9:31am EDT
Chrissie Hynde
She has been the "Talk Of The Town" for decades, and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today.

The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the burgeoning London punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s after leaving Akron for the excitement of England and her experiences there gave her the confidence to form her own band, The Pretenders, who have been chart-busting and paving the way for a collection of female-led rock acts - and some male ones too.

With hits like "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Kid and Brass in Pocket," ...

Check Out Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley's Hot New Supergroup, SuperHeavy (Video)

8/11/2011 8:00pm EDT
SuperHeavy l-r Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, A.R. Ra
What do you get when legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger teams up with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R.Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley? The world's latest supergroup - SuperHeavy.

The band's self-titled debut album is in stores September 20, 2011 and tracks include the first single 'Miracle Worker' (check it out below), plus "One Day One Night," "Energy," "Unbelievable," "SuperHeavy," "I Can't Take It No More," "You're Never Gonna Change" and "I Don't Mind."

Click here to stream "Miracle Worker"(new wi...

Annie Lennox: 'Order Needs To Be Restored In The U.K.'

8/9/2011 10:30pm EDT
Annie Lennox
Celebrity activist Annie Lennox has called for British authorities to restore order in London after violent riots ripped through the city for a third night on Monday.

The former Eurythmics star, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, has been left aghast by the chaos caused by thugs across the U.K. capital since Saturday, when they began smashing shop windows and looting stores as they clashed with police.

The riots have since spread to other major cities across the country, prompting British Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his summer holiday and resume Parliament for an emergenc...

Annie Lennox Spotted With New Boyfriend

7/3/2011 1:14pm EDT
Annie Lennox
Twice-divorced singer Annie Lennox has proved she's found love again after she was pictured holding hands with her new boyfriend.

The former Eurythmics star was rumored to have fallen for South African gynecologist Dr. Mitch Besser earlier this year after they met through his charity work in Africa helping mothers infected with HIV.

The gossip was never confirmed, but Lennox has now been pictured enjoying a romantic stroll with Besser close to her London home.

A source tells Britain's News of the World, "The pair seemed very much in love and were deep in conversation as they were walking...

Liza Minnelli Lands Icon Prize At Silver Clef Awards

7/2/2011 7:00pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli put her superstar status down to "hard work" as she picked up the Icon prize at the Silver Clef awards in London on Friday.

The veteran entertainer was the toast of the annual ceremony, organized in conjunction with music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins, but she remained humble about her success as she accepted her trophy.

She said, "I'm just a hard worker... I say be a hard worker so when luck meets preparation you're ready. It feels weird to be described as an icon but it's flattering. This organization recognizing the power of music is sensational."

The evening also s...

Andy Warhol's Blondie Portrait Sells For $5.9 Million

6/30/2011 11:28am EDT
Debbie Harry
An iconic Andy Warhol portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry has sold for a staggering $5.9 million.

The Heart of Glass singer posed for Warhol in his New York studio back in 1980 and the finished product - a hot pink silkscreen canvas - was one of the star lots at Sotheby's two-day auction in London, which ended on Thursday.

Former Eurythmics rocker Dave Stewart also attracted bidders after offloading pieces from his personal art collection.

A spot painting by Damien Hirst, entitled Dantrolene (Being God for Dave), which the renowned British artist dedicated to the musician, went for ...

Annie Lennox Blasts World Leaders Over HIV Policy

6/8/2011 9:53am EDT
Annie Lennox
Singer Annie Lennox has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus.

The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women's rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women's Words conference at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

In a stinging rebuke, the Why hit-maker blasted U.N. leaders for concentrating their efforts on women of childbearing age while sidelining young girls and older women. She also warned the world will never be rid of the thre...

Annie Lennox Involved In Romance Scandal

2/12/2011 12:48pm EST
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox has become embroiled in a scandal after a U.K. report suggested a married charity boss has left his wife and children after falling for the singer.

The former Eurythmics star, who is also a philanthropist, met South African gynecologist Dr. Mitch Besser two years ago through his Aids charity Mothers2Mothers.

Besser's marriage to Debra, who he shares two teenage sons with, was reportedly already over at the time but after falling for Lennox he decided to move out of the family home in Cape Town, reports Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the publication, "Annie and Besser beca...

Annie Lennox Slams 'Sexually Explicit' Pop Stars

12/6/2010 10:16am EST
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox has criticized modern pop stars for using their sexuality to sell records, branding young singers "sad" for stripping off to promote their music.

The former Eurythmics frontwoman is convinced women in the music industry often flash the flesh in order to gain popularity, but Lennox hates seeing stars surrender their values in a bid to climb the charts.

She tells, "Nowadays, women are so sexually explicit and they use this as a tool to get popular, and I find this very one-dimensional. Surely we have evolved further than that."

"I'm all for sexuality being f...

Annie Lennox Named U.N. AIDS Spokesperson

6/2/2010 2:00pm EDT
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox has stepped up her fight against HIV and AIDS - she has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations to help combat the deadly disease.

The former Eurythmics star has been a leading celebrity voice in the fight against the killer condition for almost two decades, setting up the Sing campaign in 2003 to promote education and health care for women and children in South Africa who have been affected by the virus.

Last year, the singer was named a Woman of Peace by the Nobel Peace Laureates for her tireless work raising awareness, and in April the singer appeared on ...

Annie Lennox Explains Her HIV Shirt

4/28/2010 8:50am EDT
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox has explained her decision to appear on TV wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words 'HIV Positive' - insisting she is not infected with the virus, but wore the slogan to show her "solidarity" with sufferers.

The Eurythmics star sparked concerns for her health after she was spotted in the garment during an appearance on American Idol last week. The singer has confirmed she does not have the disease, but is happy to wear the blouse to challenge the social stigma.

In a post on her blog, she writes, "The fact that I wore the t-shirt made thousands of people speculate whether...

Katy Perry's Long Hot Summer Continues

8/15/2008 6:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Capitol Records "It Girl" Katy Perry's debut is turning into the best new artist breakthrough story of 2008. Perry's fans -- online and in sweaty, exuberant Warped Tour crowds - have been several tracks deep on the album for months, but the major mass media is catching up as fast as it can…and the fever has caught on worldwide.

As her "I Kissed A Girl" logged its seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and seals its status as the undisputed song of the summer in America, major Top 40 radio stations across the country, including the national Top 40 format leader Z-100 WHTZ/New York, hav...

Katy Perry Makes Top 10 Debut On Billboard Album Chart

6/25/2008 12:04pm EDT
Katy Perry
Capitol Records singer-songwriter Katy Perry conquers a career milestone this week as her debut album, One Of The Boys, enters Billboard's national Top 200 album chart at number 9. Perry also marked her album release week by kicking off the 2008 Vans Warped Tour for the entire summer.

Powered by one of 2008's most explosive hit singles, "I Kissed a Girl," Perry's album One Of The Boys had shot to the top of several of the frequently-updated iTunes download charts immediately at its June 17th release, predicting the high Billboard debut.

With a million full-song downloads sold sinc...

Sassy Songstress Katy Perry To Release Debut Album, 'One Of The Boys,' On June 17

5/11/2008 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry
L.A.-based singer/songwriter Katy Perry's debut album, "One Of The Boys," will be released by Capitol Records June 17th. Perry will also join the traveling rock circus that is the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, for the entire trek this summer.

One of the Boys is a sharp and witty pop-rock gem filled with candid tales of neurotic ex-boyfriends ("Hot N Cold," "Ur So Gay", "Mannequin"), crazy road trips with friends ("Waking Up in Vegas"), and figuring out who you are along the way (first single "I Kissed A Girl," "Fingerprints"). While the album displays Perry's feisty, girl-power swagger, it al...

Lots Of Buzz Over The Ting Tings; Debut Album Due June 3

4/27/2008 11:30am EDT
The Ting Tings
Hailing from Salford, Manchester, England, The Ting Tings are: Jules De Martino (drums, vocals) and Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum). The band formed in 2006 when Jules and Katie began performing their infectious lo-fi DIY high-spirited sounds at private parties at the Islington Mill, a disused cotton mill where the band lives with lots of other artists (painters, photographers, underground filmmakers, etc).

For the duo's recent limited edition UK single, "Great DJ," a Single of the Week in the NME, The Ting Tings recycled old 7" singles, inverted the covers and relabeled the ...

Concert Review: Marilyn Manson & Ours At The Orpheum Theater

1/28/2008 11:32am EST
Marilyn Manson
I attended the Marilyn Manson Concert on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston because one of my favorite bands, Ours, was the opening act. I had never been to the Orpheum before but it's a fairly large venue, and thankfully they allow you to drink at your seats now (years ago they didn't).

Ours only played a few songs, some new ones off their upcoming Album 'Mercy' ("Willing," "Mercy," etc.) and some old songs off their previous albums ("Realize," "Fallen Souls") so I was happy they did a mix of both new and old stuff.

I was so glad that the crowd was much more acc...

Pop-Rock Dynamo Katy Perry Signs With Capitol; To Release Debut In Spring

1/10/2008 8:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Capitol Music Group will release a digital EP from pop-rock songstress Katy Perry - entitled Ur So Gay - through iTunes and other online retailers on November 20th, 2007.

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has been wowing crowds with her catchy songs and larger-than-life charisma at recent shows with Yellowcard, Mika, and the Starting Line, while everyone from Blender Magazine to online bloggers have been singing her praises.

The Ur So Gay EP includes the title track, a hilarious kiss-off to an ex-boyfriend; a club remix of the song by DJ/producer Junior Sanchez (Madonna, Sh...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 25

12/25/2007 3:00am EST
Sissy Spacek
Happy Birthday to English singer Dido (1971), Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan (1971), stolen base leader Rickey Henderson (1958), Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox (1954), "Carrie" actress Sissy Spacek (1949), country singer/actress Barbara Mandrell (1948), Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett (1946), Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding (1945; d. 2003), baseball legend Nellie Fox (1927; d. 1975), Twilight Zone writer/creator Rod Serling (1924), American bandleader Cab Calloway (1907; d. 1994), Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart (1899; d. 1957), actresss Evelyn Nesbit (1884; d. 1967),...

'The Very Best Of Mick Jagger' To Be Released October 2 On Atlantic/Rhino Records

9/13/2007 6:15pm EDT
Mick Jagger
LOS ANGELES - The Very Best Of Mick Jagger, the first overview of his distinguished solo career, is set for release in the U.S. on October 2, on Atlantic/Rhino Records. It's a vivid reminder of the compelling gifts that brought Jagger fame in the first place. As an embodiment of all that rock 'n' roll can mean, he is virtually without peer and that is made plain on this compelling 17-track collection, which includes three previously unreleased performances.

But Mick, for better or worse, is also one of those figures who has far eclipsed the realm of rock 'n' roll to become one of the m...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

9/9/2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

9/9/2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...