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Bruce Springsteen Still Haunted By Embarrassing Paris Gig

Bruce Springsteen has been forced to relive his most embarrassing onstage moment for a new DVD box set of Amnesty International concert movies.

The Boss agreed to sit down and talk about his experiences with the human rights organisation for a new DVD box set product, titled RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998, and he reveals he was left cringing after agreeing to be part of a star-studded 1998 Paris gig at the last minute.

Springsteen recalls, “We were in Europe somewhere and they (Amnesty bosses) got in touch and said, ‘Hey, they’re doing the anniversary show, do you wanna do it?’ and I said, ‘I don’t have my band together at the moment but I’ll come over with my guitar’.

“They said, ‘We’d like you to go on after Led Zeppelin!’ I said, ‘I’m playing by myself. I don’t think I wanna go on right after Led Zeppelin. How about I go on before Led Zeppelin?’

“So we gave the guitar to one of the road  guys… and I went out and he came and he handed it to me and I went to the mic and it was completely out of tune, like, horrendously, unbelievably, horrifically, embarrassingly, you’re-finished-go-home out of tune.

“There was an enormous commotion. I handed it back and I think I sat down on the stage for a while. The difficulty was it was a French audience, so I had nothing to say. Peter Gabriel comes out, who speaks French pretty well, and launches into obviously some excuse for me; what that was I don’t know, and I’m sitting on a speaker watching him.

“The guitar comes back, it’s still pretty badly in shape, but I manage to get it somewhat in tune and if you ever see all the footage… it was hilarious.”

The footage exists but it won’t feature among the 12-hours of Amnesty concert footage in the six-DVD box set, released next week.

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Royals: Police to Assess New Information on Princess Diana’s Death

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British police are looking into new information surrounding the deaths of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed.

The new file includes claims a member of the British military was involved in the pair’s death in Paris, France in 1997.

The information emerged during the second court martial of Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who was found guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition. It is claimed Nightingale’s former colleague, known only as Soldier N, boasted that the SAS “was behind Princess Diana’s death”.

Royal Military Police officers have now passed the information to the Metropolitan Police. They will assess the new claims but insist Operation Paget, the 2008 inquiry into the British royal’s death, has not been reopened.

A spokesperson says, “The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility.

“The assessment will be carried out by officers from the specialist crime and operations command. This is not a re-investigation and does not come under Operation Paget.”

The princess and Fayed were killed in car crash in a tunnel in Paris, along with their chauffeur Henri Paul.


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Michael Jackson Immortalized By Children On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Michael Jackson’s legacy has been cemented.
Using their father’s shoes, and a sequined glove, the King of Pop’s three children,Prince, Blanket, and Paris, immortalized their late father in front of Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Prince told the crowd that this was his dad’s lifetime achievement award and that this is what he strived to get.
The touching ceremony brought out Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars including Justin Bieber, who sang his version of Michael’s Rockin’ Robin.
The matriarch of the famous musical family Katherine Jackson spoke to fans saying that it was a very good celebration and that if Michael were here he would agree.
Michael may have left too soon, but thankfully his legacy will last forever.

Michael Jackson Estate Plans Grauman’s Ceremony

The Estate of Michael Jackson announced today that Michael Jackson will be immortalized in a hand and foot print ceremony at Hollywood’s legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012, starting at 11:00am, in a giant celebration of the Legacy of the King of Pop and the Los Angeles debut of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour World Tour, the critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil production and top grossing tour in the United States, according to Pollstar.
 
The Estate will be joined by Michael Jackson’s three children, Prince, Paris and “Blanket” who will use their father’s sequined glove and shoes to make impressions in the cement in the famous forecourt of the theatre as family, friends and fans celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop.  The event is produced by the executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, John McClain and John Branca. A special live presentation from the cast of The Immortal World Tour will be performed , and the event will be  M.C.’d by Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live’s  anchor Billy Bush. 
 
The entire event will be streamed live via Twitter @michaeljackson with additional photos and live coverage of the event tweeted from Twitter’s music channel @twittermusic.