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UPDATE: Paul Simon Arrested In New Canaan, Connecticut On Charges Of Disorderly Conduct

4/28/2014 10:54am EDT
UPDATE: Paul Simon Arrested In New Canaan, Connecticut On Charge
Paul Simon, half of American Folk Rock duo 'Simon and Garfunkel' has been arrested today in New Canaan, Connecticut on a charge of domestic violence, along with his wife, Edie Brickell. Details are few but, but we know both Simon and Brickell were taken in for some sort of domestic disturbance Saturday, April 26th, and the New Canaan Police department will be releasing a statement about the matter today at 11:30 AM ET.

Simon's music company declined to comment on the matter.

While Paul Simon's fame is attributed mostly to his success alongside his creative partner Art Garfunkel, he's als...

Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Sound Of Silence' Added To National Recording Registry

3/21/2013 12:55pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel's classic track The Sound Of Silence has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress, sealing the song's status as a national treasure.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's ballad, written in response to President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination, is among 25 works that will join the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry (NRR).

Garfunkel tells the Associated Press he is thrilled to have his work chosen for the honor, which is bestowed on recordings considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

He says, "When you look at the...

Paul Simon: 'No More Simon & Garfunkel'

5/22/2012 11:54pm EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon has wrecked fans' hopes of another Simon & Garfunkel get together by telling a BBC radio show he has no intention of revisiting the past.

Simon and Art Garfunkel have reunited for occasional tours since they split in 1970 - but they have never recorded new material together - and the singer-songwriter insists it's likely to stay that way.

Asked about another reunion tour with his longtime partner and possible new material while promoting the re-issue of his 1986 album "Graceland" during an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Today program, Simon said, "I'd just as soon not go back and ...

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

10/13/2011 11:00am EDT
Paul Simon
Happy birthday, Paul Simon - the singer/songwriter turns 70 today.

Folk legend, 12-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Simon has done it all and has yet to hang up his mic - he's clearly "Still Crazy After All These Years!"

He helped define the sound of the Sixties as one half of Simon & Garfunkel before making his mark as a successful solo artist with a string of critically-acclaimed albums.

Now Simon celebrates another milestone as he enters his next decade and WENN has dug up 10 fascinating facts to mark the occasion.

- Simon was named one of the "100 People W...

New York Bakery's Simon & Garfunkel Bread Tribute Nixed

8/8/2011 9:55pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Bosses of a New York bakery have been forced to pull their signature bread over a copyright dispute with Simon & Garfunkel.

Fairway Cafe to Go proprietors were asked to drop their Scarborough Fairway wreath-shaped loaf - because of its ties to the duo's hit "Scarborough Fair."

The bakers opted for the title because the bread features parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme - the lyrics of Paul Simon's folk tune.

A representative for the bakery says the item has been changed to Fairway's Herb Wreath due to "an infringement rights issue."

The spokesperson says, "Fairway was sent a cease and de...

Paul Simon Can't Wait To Resume Tour With Art Garfunkel

4/30/2011 11:30am EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon can't wait to get back on the road with longtime partner Art Garfunkel, insisting the tour the duo was forced to cut short in 2010 when the singer fell ill was one of their best.

Simon insists fans could tell the feuding pair had put aside any differences between them, and had a special bond onstage. And now the singer/songwriter hopes to resume dates after Garfunkel, who was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis, makes a full recovery.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "(The) truth is, I really do enjoy singing with Artie. There was something very emotional we were getting from the...

'American Idol' Recap: The Contestants (& Judges) Disappoint On Movie Night

4/14/2011 8:10am EDT
American Idol
I just couldn’t wait to see how they did.

For once, I’m not talking about the contestants. Last night it was the judges’ performance that had me most anxious for the show to begin. After Pia’s exit, they’d been taking a ton of flak from myself and endless other ‘ American Idol’ recappers saying it was finally time for them to toughen up.

And this was the perfect night to test. After weeks and weeks of solid performances all down the line, last night we got our first really consistently bad night from the contestants. A night that totally blew out my restrictive theme theory – because last...

Art Garfunkel Confident Voice Will Be Back For 2011 Concert Dates

3/17/2011 8:11pm EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel has given Simon & Garfunkel fans something to cheer about - he predicts he'll be well enough to hit the road again with Paul Simon at the end of the year.

The legendary duo was forced to scrap dates on their 2010 Old Friends tour of North America when Bright Eyes singer Garfunkel was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis.

He has been rehabbing his voice ever since and now admits he's beginning to get his tone back. Of his return to the stage, Garfunkel tells, "Late 2011, I feel in my bones, in my cells, that that's the scenario.

"At the rate the voice is coming ba...

Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

11/25/2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

'American Idol' Recap: Duets Are Great, Solo Performances Fall Flat On Movie Night

5/12/2010 9:25am EDT
American Idol
By now we all know this season of "American Idol" is a dud, and a few duets aren't going to save it.

But rather than belabor the point or add another column to the substantial list about how "Idol" may have officially gone over the hill this season (Last week's ratings were its lowest since season 1!) I'm going to give you chance to make a difference.

If you follow this link, you'll be taken to a survey where you can evaluate the season. This survey supposedly goes straight to the producers which means you could improve the show for next year which means we'll never have to suffer this t...

Simon & Garfunkel Postpone Tour Dates

4/29/2010 8:37am EDT
Simon & Garfunkel
Legendary folk-rockers Simon & Garfunkel have postponed five Canadian dates on their tour after Art Garfunkel suffered a vocal strain.

The Bridge Over Troubled Water singers kicked off their trek across North America with a headlining spot at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana at the weekend. They were due to play in Vancouver on Thursday and follow up the gig with a string of shows in Canada in the following week.

However, they've been forced to push back the Vancouver date, as well as concerts in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, on doctor's orders.

A statem...

Simon & Garfunkel To Tour?

3/4/2010 7:54pm EST
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel are set to hit the road again - the revered folk-rock duo have laid down a series of dates which seems to be the start of a U.S. tour.

Local news organizations have confirmed the reunited pair will perform at Fargo, North Dakota's Fargodome and at the Minneapolis Xcel Energy Centre in Minnesota on May 7 & 8.

Simon & Garfunkel recently insisted their April 24 show at the New Orleans Jazz Festival would be their only U.S. performance of 2010.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports Simon & Garfunkel will also play their first ever show in the city on May 5.

Int'l Pop Icon Kylie Minogue Announces First Ever North American Tour

5/7/2009 1:30pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert when her 6-city tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on September 30th.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers "Can't Get You Our of My Head," "Love At First Sight," "Slow," and the Grammy-Award winning "Come Into My World," countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen and 8 s...

Simon & Garfunkel Put Tour Plans Together

2/19/2009 9:53am EST
Simon & Garfunkel
Folk legends Simon And Garfunkel are set to tour for the first time in five years - after they were blown away by the rapturous reception they received at a surprise reunion gig on Friday.

Paul Simon thrilled fans at the New York's Beacon Theatre after he introduced Art Garfunkel to the stage for a gig to mark the re-opening of the venue following a seven-month renovation. And their three-song set went down a storm with the crowd - prompting the pair to put plans together for a possible U.S. tour.

Simon tells the BBC, "Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn't...

My Chemical Romance Debuts New Video For 'Watchmen'; See It Here

2/3/2009 9:46am EST
My Chemical Romance
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as...

Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

1/30/2009 2:14pm EST
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...

The Art Of Making A Good Album: Is It Lost In Today's Profitable Uniformity?

3/19/2008 12:17pm EDT
Michael Jackson made the repeat-worthy Thriller
It seems like cavemen were rolling the first wheels when albums were interesting enough for fans to listen to from beginning to end. There was a time when a hot single meant a hot record. Fans bought concert souvenirs at concerts, not on eBay or at Wal-Mart, and originality was the trend as opposed to monotony. Things have changed.

Maybe its time for the music history to repeat itself. Let’s bring back the long hair, painted faces, shell toe Adidas, and high-end Dapper Dan fits, or need I say, the silver glove or a revealing pair of purple pants. There was a time when Sam Goody and F.Y...

The Best Songs About Girls From A To Z, Part 1

1/31/2008 2:46pm EST
Simon and Garfunkel
I recently started thinking about the best songs about girls with every letter of the alphabet, regardless of whether or not the subject of the song is the same as the title. This project became a bit of a labor of love since there were two important, sometimes conflicting, considerations: How good the song is versus how cool the chick sounds. Ultimately, I had to pick songs that struck the best balance between these two considerations.

A: Amie by Pure Prairie League. A nod to Angie by The Rolling Stones, but if he's dumping her she couldn't have been that great.

B: Bernadette b...

'The Essential Paul Simon' Includes 2-CD Set With 36 Of His Greatest Songs

6/28/2007 10:36am EDT
Paul Simon
On June 26, The Essential Paul Simon, a two disc, 36 song set spanning Paul Simon's extraordinary four-decade career, was released by Warner Bros. Records. The release stands as the single best collection of Simon's greatest songs, beginning with "Mother And Child Reunion" from his groundbreaking debut. The set includes highlights from each of Simon's albums, up to the collection's closer "Wartime Prayers," from the acclaimed 2006 album Suprise.

Simon was recently honored as the first recipient of the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star gala concert h...

Foo Fighters Head Up 'Catch And Release' Soundtrack; Movie On DVD May 8;

5/1/2007 7:00pm EDT
Catch And Release
When the fiancé of a quirky young girl (played by Jennifer Garner) dies in a tragic accident during his bachelor party, and an equally quirky assortment of friends (including Timothy Olyphant in his first movie role since "Deadwood," and Clerks' Kevin Smith) step into the picture to take up her slack, the result is Catch And Release from Sony Pictures, one of the most buzzed-about films of 2007.

Catch And Release: Music From The Motion Picture does justice to this bittersweet romantic comedy in a way that has already been compared to Garden State, whose every song was carefully woven ...

Leonard Cohen's 40th Anniversary As A Columbia Artist Celebrated In 2007

3/20/2007 12:37pm EDT
Leonard Cohen
"Cohen, who was born in Montreal in 1934, was 33 years old when Songs of Leonard Cohen came out, old enough to embrace the creative momentum of the '60s counterculture without falling prey to its more naïve aspects. He had also been a published poet for more than ten years, and a novelist as well." - from the new liner notes written by Anthony DeCurtis

Like the ancient scriptures themselves, whose parables and lessons have always inspired the poetry and songwriting of 72-year old Leonard Cohen, the verses and cadences of his first trilogy of Columbia albums recorded between 1967 and ...

"Catch And Release" Soundtrack Features Paul Westerberg, Death Cab For Cutie and Lemonheads

1/23/2007 3:42pm EST
Catch And Release
When the fiancé of a quirky young girl (played by Jennifer Garner) dies in a tragic accident during his bachelor party, and an equally quirky assortment of friends (including Timothy Olyphant in his first movie role since "Deadwood," and Clerks II's Kevin Smith) step into the picture to take up her slack, the result is Catch And Release from Sony Pictures, one of the most buzzed-about films of 2007.

Catch And Release: Music From The Motion Picture does justice to this bittersweet romantic comedy in a way that has already been compared to Garden State, whose every song was carefully wo...

Styx Guitarist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger Frontman Jack Blades Release 2nd Disc, "Influence," Feb 07

11/22/2006 10:55am EST
Shaw Blades
What happens with two of today's most successful classic rockers join forces to create an album of songs that have been a source of inspiration for their respective multi-Platinum careers?

The result is "Influence", the sophomore album by Shaw Blades--led by Styx/Damn Yankees guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger/Damn Yankees bassist/vocalist Jack Blades--which is set for release February 20, 2007 on VH1 Classic Records. The self-produced album was mixed by Noel Golden (Matchbox Twenty, Willie Nelson) and Great White keyboardist/guitarist Michael Lardie. The first single, "Yo...

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

8/21/2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...

"We Are The '80s" Series Celebrates The Hitmakers Of That Decade

8/1/2006 2:24pm EDT
We Are The 80s Albums
A quarter century after the premiere of MTV at 12:01 a.m., on August 1, 1981, the cataclysmic changes brought about by the first decade of the video revolution are continuing to be seen and heard in the music of today's twenty-somethings' artists. Celebrating Bangles, Loverboy, Eddie Money, and Scandal (all on Columbia/ Legacy), Bow Wow Wow and Rick Springfield (on RCA/Legacy), and A Flock Of Seagulls (on Jive/Legacy), the first seven We Are The '80s collections arrived in stores on July 18. The title of the series comes from the popular "We Are the '80s" blocks of video programming that r...