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Stars Mourn Passing Of Music Icon Bobby Womack, Pay Tribute Online

6/28/2014 9:49am EDT
Stars Mourn Passing Of Music Icon Bobby Womack, Pay Tribute Onli
The death of soul star Bobby Womack has resulted in a flood of online tributes, with stars including Justin Timberlake, Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, and Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers honoring the man for his impact on music.

Womack suffered from Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer and died at age 70 on Friday. He also had diabetes, which contributed to his death.

Blur star Damon Albarn, who was a friend of Womack's and helped revive his career by asking him to collaborate on a Gorillaz track, wrote on Twitter, "I will see my brother in church @RealBobbyWomack."

Wood, whose...

Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dies At 70

6/28/2014 5:26am EDT
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Soul legend Bobby Womack passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 70.

Womack, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2012, suffered from diabetes also, which contributed to his death.

The singer's passing comes as a bit of a surprise as he just played at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee, just two weeks ago.

A drug addict throughout the 80s, Womack rebuilt his career following a collaboration with Damon Albarn's band Gorillaz in 2010 and released a comeback solo album in 2012 called "The Bravest Man In The Universe, after over a decade without a releas...

Bobby Womack Reveals He Has Alzheimer's Disease

1/2/2013 10:17am EST
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Soul legend Bobby Womack is battling the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

The 68-year-old singer/songwriter has been struggling to remember names and song titles in recent months and doctors informed him he is showing the first symptoms of the degenerative condition.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The doctor says there are signs of Alzheimer's. It's not bad yet but will get worse. How can I not remember songs I wrote? It's frustrating. I don't feel together yet. Negative things come in my mind and it's hard for me to remember sometimes."

"The most embarrassing thing is I'l...

Bobby Womack Is Cancer-Free

5/24/2012 11:59pm EDT
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Soul legend Bobby Womack has been given the all-clear after undergoing cancer surgery on his colon.

The 69-year-old singer/songwriter was diagnosed with the early stages of colon cancer in March, but it appears he has beaten the disease - just weeks before the release of his first studio album in 18 years, "The Bravest Man in the Universe".

A post on the Across 110th Street singer's reads, "We're delighted to announce that Bobby Womack has successfully undergone surgery for suspected colon cancer.

"A tumor was removed last night which turned out to be cancer free. We wish hi...

Bobby Womack Credits Gorillaz For His Comeback

8/27/2011 12:00pm EDT
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Soul legend Bobby Womack has credited Damon Albarn's group Gorillaz for kickstarting his career after excessive drug use robbed him of his creative edge.

The singer/songwriter, dubbed 'the last great soul man', all but quit the music business following the death of his infant son in 1978 and he admits much of the music he wrote and recorded after the tragedy wasn't up to his previous standards.

And he'd quit completely when Albarn called and asked him to be part of Gorillaz for the group's Plastic Beach album.

Womack tells WENN, "I went through burn-out... I was always doing music or wor...

L.A. Street Fair Faces Cancellation For First Time In 31 Years

8/23/2011 10:06pm EDT
The organizers of the Los Angeles street fair which is set to feature Hanson, Bobby Womack and the reunited Butthole Surfers this weekend are facing a desperate last-ditch push for cash to stage the event.

Sunset Junction organisers lost a fight for permits on Monday during a Board of Public Works hearing after city officials demanded payment for the policing and clean-up of last year's event and part-payment for this year's festival.

Bosses are now hoping to raise $142,000 by noon on Wednesday in order to continue with the 20011 fair.

If the money isn't forthcoming and the permits are n...

Gorillaz Return With 'Plastic Beach'; Out March 9

1/21/2010 6:30pm EST
Five years on from the release of "Demon Days", Murdoc Niccals and co. return with Plastic Beach. Gorillaz have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a 'Plastic Beach' HQ, made up of the detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. This 'Plastic Beach' is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet.

The album is preceded by the first single, "Stylo" (featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack), which debuted on radio broadcasts last night and will be available for download on January 26.

Confirming ...

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4/8/2009 7:00pm EDT
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Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run DMC Headline 2009 Rock and Roll HOF Inductee Class

4/7/2009 2:41pm EDT
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It took all of 27 years to happen, but as they say 'there is no time like the present,' as perhaps the most recognizable of rock acts, Metallica, are taking their rightful spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band, alongside hop-hop visionaries Run DMC, headlines the 2009 class of inductees to the monument of rock. As for performers, the rest of the class shakes out like this, former Yardbirds axeman Jeff Beck, famed singer/songwriter Bobby Womack and doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials.

In the Early Influence category, Wanda Jackson will be inducted and in the Sidem...

We're Giving Away A Gibson Guitar To Celebrate Fuse's Rock Hall Induction Ceremony!

3/25/2009 6:00pm EDT
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Fuse welcomes you to an exclusive look at this year's highly-anticipated, star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, airing live from Cleveland Ohio's Public Hall on April 4th at 9pm ET/PT. Watch as a chosen few of music's most legendary acts including Metallica and Run DMC join fellow rock legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As the exclusive television partner, Fuse is the only place to get a front row seat to the induction ceremony live from Cleveland. The four hour show will carry on the tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of this year's inductees...