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Morrissey Pulls Out of Second Gig Due to Illness

MorrisseyMorrissey has had to pull out of a second gig due to illness.

The former Smiths star, who is midway through his US tour, canceled a date earlier this week and had been forced to postpone another gig at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel last nigt.

The legendary singer, who will release his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business this month, is adamant he will be back on stage tonight.

"The tour will resume as originally scheduled, without question, at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7," Morrissey posted on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the singer's opening act Kristen Young has rubbished rumors she had caught the same bug which is why she has been removed from the remaining dates. "@CriminalRecords @RivalEnt@solidcolt I do not have a virus. I had an allergy attack yesterday....and I am now great. But, thanks [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.

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Adele Starts Preparing For Comeback

AdeleAdele has reportedly started "basic vocal training" in preparation for her comeback.

The "Someone Like You" singer underwent surgery on her vocal cords for a benign polyp earlier this year, forcing her to cancel a string of concerts in America and England, but she is now on the road to recovery and expected to start singing live again in 2012.

"She has time off in her schedule for much of the first quarter of 2012. Depending on how her voice builds back up, she might go to this medical vocal academy in Seoul. It sounds extreme, but she wouldn't be the first artist to go there after removing polyps," a source said.

As part of her continuing recovery, the singer will have a quiet Christmas at home with her mother, and is cutting back on alcohol and partying. "She's not going out raving or drinking. It's going to be really quiet," the source added.

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Aretha Franklin Urged by Doctors to Cancel Appearances

Aretha Franklin at inauguration

At the “insistence” of her doctors, has canceled all of her upcoming appearances until May 2011.

A rep for the “Queen of Soul” made that announcement today without providing any other details about the singer’s health.

"Ms. Franklin is resting comfortably at home, but is very anxious to get back on the road to perform for her countless fans around the world," a statement read.

Just last week, the 68-year-old was released from a Detroit hospital where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed reasons. It’s not known if Thursday’s news was in any way related to her stay.

"The award winning songstress sends her sincerest apologies to her loyal followers and colleagues for the canceled shows," her publicist added.

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Mix Tape: Billy Joel Tunes Hit Rock Band, T.I. Hit with Lawsuit

Billy Joel-Plan on purchasing Rock Band 3? Then you'll have the ability to download a number of Billy Joel's hits. This is the first time the singer is allowing his music to be used in a video game.

-"The Time," the first single from The Black Eyed Peas' upcoming album, can be heard online courtesy of will.i.am. The Beginning will be released on November 30.

-Country Strong's Gwyneth Paltrow will be performing the title song from her upcoming movie at the Country Music Awards. Vince Gill will join her for the November 10 gig.

-T.I.'s problems keep mounting. The rapper is being sued by a concert promoter for failing to show up at a "Welcome Back Party" that was thrown in his honor after his last jail release.

-Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has revealed she has breast cancer. The 51-year-old, best known for the song "I Touch Myself," was already battling multiple sclerosis at the time of her diagnosis.


LFO Singer Loses Battle with Leukemia

LFO's Rich CroninRich Cronin, lead singer for the musical group LFO, passed away this week after a long health battle. He was 36 years old.

Rich, who penned the trio’s breakout hit “Summer Girls,” was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005. Despite a number of setbacks—including chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, a stroke and a return of the disease—Cronin was able to perform again with his former band members last summer.

“He was so happy,” Brad Fischetti told EW about Rich’s return to the stage. Although the group had hoped to hit the road again later this year, Cronin found himself back in the hospital.

“We really became soulmates,” Brad recalled about their last tour together. “Devin [Lima] and I both realized how much we loved him, despite the differences we had in the past. In New York City at the Highline Ballroom, he thanked the crowd at the end of the show. I’ll always have that voice in my mind, because it was such a sincere thank you. Really, that’s the memory that’s sticking out in my brain.”

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Mix Tape: Biopic for Jerry Garcia, New Country Album for Darius Rucker

Jerry Garcia-A biopic about Jerry Garcia’s early years before the Grateful Dead is in the works. Topper Lilien adapted the screenplay based on Robert Greenfield’s book Dark Star.

-Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams was arrested last week in Hawaii after allegedly getting physical with his wife during an argument. The singer, who was booked on suspicion of harassment, was later released on his own recognizance.

-Jazz singer Al Jarreau has been moved out of intensive care after receiving treatment to correct a heart arrhythmia. His tour, which was temporarily halted last week, should resume next Tuesday in Germany.

-It looks like Darius Rucker is sticking with the country music scene. The former Hootie & the Blowfish singer plans to release his next solo album, Charleston, SC 1966, on October 12.


Bret Michaels Surprises Fans - and Doctors - with Idol Performance


If you were shocked to see Bret Michaels back up and performing on the American Idol finale, you weren’t the only one. According to the Poison frontman, his physicians were also kept out of the loop.

“The doctors, I didn’t tell them I was going to do this,” Michaels admitted to Us Weekly. “I never told them I was coming here. They’re going to find out in a few minutes!”

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Ronnie James Dio Loses Battle with Cancer

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DescriptionHeavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio has died.

The 67-year-old musician - who replaced as the frontman of Black Sabbath in 1979 - passed away Sunday in a Houston hospital after losing his battle with stomach cancer.

“Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7.45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all,” Wendy, his wife and manager, wrote on his official website.

“We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever,” she added.

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Whitney Houston Denies Drug Use Rumors

Whitney Houston

has hit back at “ridiculous” rumors she was hospitalized because of drug use.

The “Million Dollar Bill” singer was forced to postpone four shows on the European leg of her world tour this week - when she was admitted to hospital in Paris, France, with an upper respiratory infection - but has denied claims she has relapsed.

Whitney - who was discharged on Wednesday - said: “I’m feeling great. I’m just ready to move on and continue my world tour.”

Asked about drug use speculation, she replied: “Ridiculous. At this point, I just don’t respond. I don’t even read it.”

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Singer Teddy Pendergrass Dies at Age 59

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Teddy Pendergrass, the voice behind the hit “If You Don’t know Me By Now,” passed away yesterday in Philadelphia. He was 59.

The singer, who had been paralyzed from the waist since a 1982 car accident, had been battling colon cancer.

“To all his fans who loved his music, thank you. He will live on through his music,” his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said.

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