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Punk rock legend Poly Styrene dies at age of 53

Image of Poly Styrene was most famous for her anti-conformity punk rock single,

Marion Elliott-Said was a short, dark girl of British and Somali heritage. Braces glittered on her teeth. She may have not been much to ... continue reading


Phil Collins retires from music career, due to health issues

Image of Pop musician Phil Collins brushed aside snide comments about his success by saying,

Phil Collins, known the world over for his string of pop music successes such as "Against All Odds", is retiring from the music business. ... continue reading



EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mom of pop sensation Justin Bieber asks for your prayers

Image of Pattie Mallette acknowledges that son Justin Bieber and her worlds are a million light years away from when she was a single mom trying to raise her singing sensation son all alone in their hometown of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

In an exclusive interview for Catholic Online, the mother of pop music superstar Justin Bieber, Pattie Mallette, is asking for his fans to ... continue reading


Beatles made hometown debut 50 years ago

Image of After the mother of the band's drummer, Pete Best begged the club's booker to let her son's group The Beatles play the lunchtime shift for three pounds a show, a four-piece played their very first show in their hometown of Liverpool. Best, at left was shortly replaced thereafter by Ringo Starr.

After the mother of the band's drummer begged the club's booker to let her son's group play the lunchtime shift for three pounds a show, a ... continue reading


ITunes and Amazon recognize Catholic musician, Audrey Assad

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Audrey Assad, a Catholic Christian artist whose music impresses many fans of contemporary Christian music, has gone above and beyond what ... continue reading


Apple computer to finally get Beatles songbook

Image of People who have done business with the Beatles and its corporate entity, Apple Corps Ltd., describe a very slow-moving process in which the two surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, including the heirs of George Harrison and John Lennon, can take a long time to reach consensus.

Yesterday, licensing rights to Beatles songs seemed so far away, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs was here to stay, and now iTunes will carry the ... continue reading



Audrey Assad: a convert whose spiritual walk is a melody

Image of Audrey Assad is not what you usually think of when you hear the phrase

The most common criticism I hear of contemporary Christian music is that it lacks depth and substance.  Those winds are now changing - ... continue reading


Max Weinberg won't follow Conan O'Brien to New Show

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Musician Max Weinberg won't be going with Conan O'Brien to Conan's new show on TBS. The announcement came after months of rumors. Guitarist ... continue reading


Roger Waters to revive live version of 'The Wall'

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Roger Waters of the classic rock band Pink Floyd is determined to take a touring version of his rock opera classic "The Wall" on the road ... continue reading


Lady Gaga sweeps MTV awards with eight trophies

Image of Lady Gaga freely admits that she bases her looks and inspiration on previous pop icons such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.

As recently as two years ago, no one knew who singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the demure daughter of an Italian Internet ... continue reading


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