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Alice Cooper in West End cameo

Back in 1972 Alice Cooper released his first hit single - 'School's Out'... and to mark the following 40 years of 'pushing the boundaries', he's joining the cast of the West End show "Rock of Ages" - for one night only.

He's been speaking to our Entertainment Correspondent, Lucrezia Millarini.



Amy clocks up 1.7m posthumous sales

Her two studio albums - 2003's Frank and 2006's Back To Black - both saw a noticeable jump Credit: Reuters

Amy Winehouse is still proving to be one of the most popular British recording artists of modern time, with fans buying more than 1.7 million copies of her recordings in the year since her death.

The singer was found dead from alcohol poisoning in her north London home on July 23 last year at the age of 27.

But her voice has continued to be heard, with 1.2 million copies of her three albums being sold in Britain along with 500,000 of her singles in the past year, according to the Official Charts Company.

Grief undimmed for Amy's mum one year on from her death

Amy Winehouse performing in 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Amy Winehouse's mother has said that almost a year after her daughter's death in Camden, the grief has not got any easier.

Janis Winehouse told Hello! magazine that she still woke up in tears - and that listening to her daughter's music left her brimming with emotion.

Chart star Winehouse died on July 23 last year from alcohol poisoning.

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