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Bryan Ferry records Amy Winehouse cover for Baz Luhrmann's new album

June 21st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby soundtrack sequel.

Ferry reworked the late singer's classic track with his Bryan Ferry Orchestra for Yellow Cocktail Music: The Great Gatsby Jazz Recordings, which will be released next month (Jul13).

The veteran singer says, "Back to Black is a big favourite of mine. We did a version that took it back into period."

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra reworked Roxy Music's Love is the Drug for the original Great Gatsby album, which was released earlier this year (13...
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David Byrne & Brian Eno Release New Album Online

July 29th, 2008 8:53am EDT
David Byrne
Music boffins David Byrne and Brian Eno will release their new album on a website they launched on Monday.

The former Talking Heads frontman and the ex-Roxy Music star teamed up in the studio for upcoming album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. And the project will be released exclusively online through the duo's new online venture.

The album will be streamed for free in its entirety upon its release next month, with physical and digital copies available for purchase.

-Check out David Byrne's Discography

-Brian Eno's Discography

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Brian Eno Didn't Like Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'

July 13th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Coldplay
British band Coldplay's latest album was slated by legendary producer Brian Eno before it was even recorded, according to frontman Chris Martin.

The rocker and his band enlisted the former Roxy Music keyboardist to help with their latest album Viva La Vida - but were shocked when Eno unleashed his thoughts on their songs.

Martin says, "He said, 'Your songs are too long, you're too repetitive and your lyrics aren't good enough.’

"Within 20 minutes we'd forgotten about all our previous record sales."

- Coldplay Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainme...
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David Gilmour To Release Double Live Album & Concert DVD Sept. 15

June 27th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
David Gilmour
'David Gilmour Live In Gdansk is a double live album plus concert DVD set for release on September 15, 2008, on EMI Records. David Gilmour Live In Gdansk, the first solo live album from Pink Floyd's singer / guitarist, captures the magic of his concert held in front of 50,000 in the Gdansk shipyards, the final performance of his critically acclaimed 2006 'On An Island tour'. It also features the first ever recording of selected Pink Floyd classics performed with an orchestra.

"This was the first time I have played in Poland and it was a thrill to be there helping to mark one of the m...
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Coldplay Turned To Brian Eno After NY Times Review

June 18th, 2008 10:18am EDT
Coldplay
Coldplay were left so stunned by a scathing critique of their last album X&Y they brought in producer Brian Eno to help them become the band they wanted to be.

The New York Times article suggested the British band were "the most insufferable" on the back of the 2005 album, prompting singer Chris Martin to take notice.

He says, "It was a big deal. It's the first real attack on your band, and from a publication we all respect. I agreed with a lot of the points... so, in a way, it was liberating to see that someone else realized that also. And there is something glamorous to me in ta...
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Boney James, Peter White Release Christmas Jazz CDs

October 28th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Boney James
-Boney James :Christmas Present

Urban Jazz sax icon Boney James follows his Top 10 R&B and #1 Contemporary Jazz album Shine with a stirring new collection of holiday classics entitled Christmas Present from Concord Records. The album finds James teaming up with fellow Grammy nominees Anthony Hamilton (on the holiday standard Silent Night) and Angie Stone (on an update of the Charles Brown chestnut Merry Christmas, Baby).

Also featured on the album are soul songstress Chanté Moore on the Eartha Kitt hit "Santa Baby" and former James collaborator, contemporary jazz trumpet sensation...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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New Film To Feature U2 New Album Rehearsals

August 10th, 2007 11:51am EDT
U2
U2 fans attending the Toronto Film Festival in Canada next month are in for a treat - producer Daniel Lanois' new film, which is premiering at the event, features footage of the band rehearsing songs from their upcoming album.

In musical documentary Here Is What Is, the celebrated music mogul attempts to explain what makes him one of the best producers on the planet.

The film also features appearances by Willie Nelson, Sinead O'Connor and former Roxy Music star Brian Eno.

-U2 Pictures
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Weller Awarded Top Prize At Silver Clef Awards

July 1st, 2007 11:58am EDT
Paul Weller
Paul Weller took home the prestigious Silver Clef lifetime achievement award at the annual O2 Silver Clef Luncheon this week at London's Park Lane Hilton. The British songwriter/guitarist was honored at Friday's ceremony for his 30-year career, during which he formed The Jam and The Style Council before embarking on a successful solo career.

Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry scooped a gong for Ambassador of Rock, while Snow Patrol took home the British Group award and New Shoes singer Paolo Nutini won the Best New Music award.

Other winners include John Legend for Best International Arti...
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Roxy Music Reform In The Studio

June 28th, 2007 9:40am EDT
Bryan Ferry
Roxy Music stars Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay are secretly working on their first studio album in 25 years. The trio last recorded as Roxy Music for 1982's "Avalon" and now singer Ferry reveals he and his bandmates are back in the studio with a handful of new songs.

He tells Billboard.com, "We did some bits of recording last year. Not a great deal. I'm still writing songs. I'd like to continue with that next year, with any luck."

Roxy Music reunited in 2001 for a world tour and Ferry admits he was thrilled to discover he and his old pals could "work together again...
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Reformed Asia Plan A New Album

June 14th, 2007 9:18am EDT
Asia
Rock super group Asia's original line-up is to record a new studio album after reforming last year. Yes star Steve Howe, the guitarist of the group, insists he and his band mates are working well together - and still have plenty of new music left to record.

He tells Billboard.com, "We're starting the process of recording, and we feel good about that, partly because we're getting on well and we think, 'Why not?' We're trying to make an album that isn't terribly predictable for us. We're not doing retrospective music; we're certainly going to try to show our histories but still have a s...
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U2 Re-Team With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois

June 7th, 2007 12:59pm EDT
U2
Irish rockers U2 are re-teaming with long-term collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois for help with their new album. The former Roxy Music star and Lanois famously produced the band's breakthrough fifth album, The Joshua Tree, but they've been invited into the studio this time to help pen lyrics for a follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

Writing on U2's official website, drummer Larry Mullen says, "It's the first time we've worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity. So it's very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that." ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Bryan Ferry Axed From Ad Campaign

May 14th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Bryan Ferry
Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has been dropped from his modelling contract with British retail chain Marks And Spencer (M&S) - after confessing his admiration for the Nazi propaganda machine.

Ferry was recently quoted praising the work of propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl telling German publication Welt am Sonntag, "My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves. Leni Riefenstahl's movies and Albert Speer's buildings and the mass parades and the flags - just amazing. Really beautiful."

Despite apologising over the comments, the retail chain ...
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Bryan Ferry To Release Entire Album Of Bob Dylan Covers June 26; Listen

May 13th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Bryan Ferry
There is a racing, joyous intensity to Bryan Ferry's interpretations of the songs of Bob Dylan. Just as his legendary version of 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall', recorded back in 1973, exchanged apocalyptic vision for exuberant swagger, so at the heart of these new recordings lies Ferry's brilliance in both paying homage to the original track, and reinventing it as entirely and iconically his own. Back then, in 1973, he had an idea: "I just thought it would be great to make a whole album of Dylan songs. And at the end of last year, finally, it happened."

Between the idea and its executio...
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Tom Waits Tops 'Underappreciated' List

May 1st, 2007 9:00am EDT
Tom Waits
Tom Waits has been named America's "Most Underappreciated Artist" in a new Internet poll. The gravel-voiced singer/songwriter beat The Replacements and rock veterans Cheap Trick in the Rolling Stone online list. The top 10 are:

1. Tom Waits

2. The Replacements

3. Cheap Trick

4. Sonic Youth

5. Warren Zevon

6. Big Star

7. The Pharcyde

8. Roxy Music

9. Talking Heads

10. Bob Seger

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Bryan Ferry Apologizes For Nazi Comments

April 17th, 2007 9:10am EDT
Bryan Ferry
British rocker Bryan Ferry has apologized "unreservedly" for praising the Nazi propaganda machine. The Roxy Music singer, 61, was recently quoted in an interview with German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag as saying, "My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves. Leni Riefenstahl's movies and Albert Speer's buildings and the mass parades and the flags - just amazing. Really beautiful."

The comments have caused outrage in Ferry's native Britain, and have raised questions over the star's modeling contact with retail chain Marks and Spencer (M&S), whic...
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Bryan Ferry Admires Nazi Propaganda

April 16th, 2007 10:24am EDT
Bryan Ferry
Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has provoked outrage by confessing he admires the Nazi propaganda machine. Ferry praised the work of propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in an interview with German magazine Welt am Sonntag.

He said, "My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves. Leni Riefenstahl's movies and Albert Speer's buildings and the mass parades and the flags - just amazing. Really beautiful."

The comments have prompted angry reactions from groups in Germany as well as the British-Jewish community.

A journalist for German women'...
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Brian Eno Producing Latest Coldplay Album

February 6th, 2007 9:29am EST
Coldplay
Coldplay are collaborating with legendary music producer Brian Eno on their new album. Electronic musician Eno, 58, is famous for his work with Roxy Music, U2 and David Bowie, and Coldplay are thrilled to have him on board.

The band's guitarist Johnny Buckland said: "We feel that he picked us really, rather than we picked him. If you can persuade him to work with you then you must be doing quite well."

Frontman Chris Martin refused to give any details away about the new project, saying: "It's just too early to talk about it at the moment." Chris has also confirmed Coldplay will no...
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Fascinating Facts

January 28th, 2007 4:30pm EST
Brian Eno
Former Roxy Music star Brian Eno has signed on to produce the next Coldplay album. He says, "It will be very original and very different from what they've done before."

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher was a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers when the team made it to the Super Bowl in 1985.

Former S Club 7 singer Jo O'Meara and actress Cleo Rocos are the latest evictees of Celebrity Big Brother after both were voted off the British reality show last night. A-Team star Dirk Benedict, Jermaine Jackson, former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd and non-celebrity Jack Tweedy...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Brian Eno Won't Take Part In Roxy Music Reunion

March 24th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Brian Eno
Music pioneer Brian Eno has quashed rumours he will reteam with his former Roxy Music bandmates to record the group's first album since 1982.

Eno quit the British band in 1973 after recording just two LPs with the Brian Ferry-fronted outfit - but British press reports recently claimed he was set to return to his roots.

A statement on EnoWeb says the rumours are "untrue and just in-good-faith wishful thinking from the journalists - Brian has no involvement with the band's current recording or tour plans.

"All that happened was that Brian popped in to visit the members of the g...
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Pink Floyd's David Gilmour 'On An Island'

January 20th, 2006 10:05am EST
David Gilmour in Pink Floyd
On An Island -- the third David Gilmour album and the artist's first studio recordings since Pink Floyd's 1994 multi-platinum The Division Bell -- will be in stateside stores Tuesday, March 7.

From the first moments of the sound collage that begins On An Island, you know it's a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles -- folk, jazz, orchestral and rock -- brought together as a unified piece through his lyrical g...
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