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John Legend's first concert was much cooler than yours

"Jay-Z was kind of unknown at the time and was opening for the Fugees," Legend remembers in a new video featuring "The Voice" advisers. "Like, can you believe it?"

In the new featurette, Legend, Celine Dion, Luke Bryan, and DJ Khaled open up about their musical firsts and favorites, like their first concerts and favorite song to sing in the shower.

The video is being released ahead of next week's Battle Rounds.

Seven of the king of rock 'n' roll's best songs

The Chicago bluesman, who has died aged 90, basically invented rock.

Sure, there were other contributors: Bill Haley's northern band rock 'n'roll; Pat Boone and his New Orleans dance blues; and Berry's label mate at Chess Records, Bo Diddley.

But no-one else shaped the instrumental voice and lyrical attitude of rock like Chuck. His recordings were lean, modern and thrilling. In the words of pop critic Bob Stanley, "they sounded like the tail fins on Cadillacs".

Former X Factor contestant attacked and bitten

She was with her wife and guitarist when she was attacked by two women on the street.

The singer-songwriter from Sheffield, who appeared on the show in 2012, shared pictures of the aftermath of the attack on Instagram.

She posted an initial picture holding a clump of her hair. Her face is visibly covered in bruises and cuts.

Another photograph shows the bruises and cuts on her face much more clearly.

She said: "Was attacked tonight after the show in Brighton, along with my guitarist and wife. Sussex Police have been amazing and are pursuing a charge.

Fellow rockers pay tribute to Chuck Berry

Berry was one of rock 'n' roll's most influential guitarists and performed his signature duck walk move — bending his knees and bobbing his head — across more than 4,000 concert stages.

Fellow musicians paid tribute to the music pioneer on Twitter, described as "a rock'n'roll original" and "undisputedly the king".

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said.

Berry's seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode.

He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Frances reveals Paul McCartney's songwriting tips

Nominated for the Brits critics' choice award and the BBC Sound of 2016, the singer has a knack for achingly beautiful ballads that tug at the heartstrings.

Songs like Let It Out and Say It Again have earned her more than 50 million streams on Spotify - and top 10 singles around the world (although not at home, thanks to the current state of the UK singles chart).

Born Sophie Frances Cooke in Berkshire, she was an aspiring violinist when her teacher sent her to see a film composer for career advice.

Katy Perry to headline Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy have already been announced for the event, which takes place on 27 and 28 May.

Katy, who headlined Big Weekend in Glasgow in 2014, announced the news on the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.

"Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we've already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory," she said.

'Beyonce deserves to beat my Grammy record'

They recognise the bluegrass singer for her work with Union Station, as a solo artist, as a contributor to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and as Robert Plant's foil on Raising Sand.

Earlier this year, it looked like she would be overtaken by Beyonce - who went into the Grammys with nine nominations on top of her 22 previous wins.

As you might have heard, though, Adele denied her the title, beating Beyonce in multiple categories.

Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge dies at 60

She was 60 years old.

The Sledge family was shocked by her death as she had not been ill, Warren said. The cause of death was unknown.

The group of sisters were best known for the 1979 dance anthem "We Are Family." Other hits were "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "My Guy."

Adele stops Sydney gig because fan in front row had a heart attack

A 47 year old woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition during her performance on 10 March.

Adele stopped mid-performance telling fans she didn't want to shock the sick woman with fireworks that were planned.

She also joked that she had ruined the surprise for the rest of the audience by telling them about the pyrotechnics.

"Sorry. Someone got hurt. I ruined the surprise for you didn't I?" Adele told the crowd.

"Sorry, there was so much going on it frightened me. Pretend I didn't say anything. Let's start again."