Guitar legend and inventor LES PAUL has died after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 94.
The music icon passed away with his family and friends by his bedside at White Plains Hospital in New York on Thursday (13Aug09) after suffering complications from the illness.
“Britney can sing, but it’s different than being a singer and a person who can sing. The average person can sing pretty much, you can sing along to it in the car and you’ll probably be in the same pitch. BRITNEY SPEARS, JANET JACKSON, AALIYAH - there are a lot of people with really great tones that aren’t going to sing like CELINE DION or WHITNEY HOUSTON.” Grammy winning producer DALLAS AUSTIN.
CHRIS BROWN stunned fans when he made a surprise appearance at rapper LIL WAYNE’s concert in Virginia on Sunday (02Aug09), in his first live performance since his February (09) arrest.
Award-winning American composer MARVIN HAMLISCH is to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Belgium’s Ghent Film Festival, marking his outstanding career.