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Elvis Presley’s grandson dies aged 27

Elvis Presley’s grandson dies aged 27

Published 13/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A little-known member of one of rock ‘n’ roll music’s royal families, Benjamin Keough, grandson of the late Elvis Presley and [more…]

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras [more…]

Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

Published 06/07/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose haunting scores to Spaghetti Westerns like “A Fistful of Dollars” and “The Good, the Bad and [more…]

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Elton John on Monday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to [more…]

Ennio Morricone, Italian composer most famous for Westerns, dies aged 91

Ennio Morricone, Italian composer most famous for Westerns, dies aged 91

Published 06/07/2020

ROME - Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “The Mission” and “Cinema Paradiso” made him one [more…]

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

Published 05/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a [more…]

Tom Petty family tells Trump not to use late rock star’s songs for ‘campaign of hate’

Tom Petty family tells Trump not to use late rock star’s songs for ‘campaign of hate’

Published 21/06/2020

(Reuters) - Tom Petty’s family slammed President Donald Trump for using the late rock star’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” at his sparsely attended rally [more…]

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, dies aged 55

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, dies aged 55

Published 19/06/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon, whose book “The Shadow of the Wind” sold more than 15 million copies, has died of cancer [more…]

Kelly Clarkson, Zac Efron to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kelly Clarkson, Zac Efron to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Published 18/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, actor Zac Efron and British star Benedict Cumberbatch are among celebrities who will be getting a [more…]

Bob Dylan on new album: ‘The songs seem to write themselves’

Bob Dylan on new album: ‘The songs seem to write themselves’

Published 12/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan gave a glimpse into his song-writing process, commented on the death of George Floyd and said in a rare [more…]