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Tom Jones
He's probably older than the rocks in his rings but Tom Jones revealed he's set to become the new King of Bling.

How's everything going?
Tom: Everything's going great. I've got a new album and single out, so it couldn't be better

Moving along to the new single, tell us about 'Tom Jones International'.
Tom: It was recorded in New York with Wyclef Jean and his cousin Jerry Wonder Duplesis produced it for me and we collaborated on a lot of the songs on the album and 'Tom Jones International' is one of them.

You've been working with Wyclef Jean, so this definitely more of an urban style for you. What prompted that move?
Tom: I wanted to work with Wyclef ever since I heard The Fugees doing 'Killing Me Softly'. Then I listened to other stuff he had done which made me determined to work with him.

You say you've written songs with Wyclef. Does this mark a period where you have more input with what you're doing?
Tom: Yes, it does.

Was that an important thing for you to do?
Tom: Yes. I enjoyed doing the 'Reload' album because it was something different. I had never recorded a duets album before. After that, I wanted to do something else that was different but this time I wanted it to be more personal. That's why I asked Wyclef to do it. I knew it would be more soulful. There would be more music that is closer to me. He said, "What would you like to record" and I said "I want good stuff". He said, "I want what's in your heart, something that's part of you". That's why we did this CD.

  Simply Red  
  "That's a bit supermarket, isn't it. I'm not making that many bottles. "  
  Robin Gibb  
  "There's been great moments both as a songwriter and as a performer."  
  Paul Roberts - The Stranglers  
  "We certainly weren't going to call ourselves The Bay City Rollers."  
  Lisa Stansfield  
  "I just thought, how many times do I have to sing this song?"  
  Soft Cell  
  "I think it's the only time that a banjo's been played in the Ministry of Sound."  
  Erasure  
  "Agnetha said she liked it. If I met them I would curtsey."  
  INXS  
  "We really surprised lots of people by simply hanging in there."  
  Kim Wilde  
  "I used to be really jealous of Claire Grogan...I thought she was gorgeous."  
  Dollar  
  "Failure was not an option, we were materialistic and greed was good."  
  Human League  
  "We did a US tour with Culture Club and Howard Jones...solely for the cash."  
  Altered Images  
  "Women were treated as a bit of a novelty in the music business in 1981."  
  Belle Stars  
  "The pop music lark just seems like a lifetime away now."  
  Steve Strange  
  "Look, youíre playing me like a bitchy queen and Iím not like that."  
  Five Star  
  "We all grew up wanting to be famous and we lived our dream..."  
  Phillip from Ruby Flipper  
  "At my age, I'd find it difficult to get my legs where they used to go..."  
  Glen Campbell  
  "I got to work with literally everyone in the business; Nat King Cole, Sinatra..."  
  David Gray  
  "Lots of tension in the camp. We're battling Gareth Gates for the No.1 spot"  
  Robert Palmer  
  "There's this homegenised force feeding of what is hip."  
  Marilyn  
  "I think George manipulated our relationship for publicity"  
  Tom Jones  
  "I'm pulling all my old jewellery out now and comparing my rings with Wyclef"  
  Ruth From Pan's People  
  "I could show you dozens of times I forgot the moves..."  
  Badly Drawn Boy  
  "Everybody has to do what everybody else does in order to have a hit single"  
  John Otway  
  "I think the music business is probably not happy with what we've done..."  
  Jimmy Cliff  
  "I look at someone like Ms Dynamite, I come away with a positive feeling."  
  Human League  
  "We wouldn't trust anyone that didn't wear eyeliner."  
  Status Quo  
  "I probably went about four or five years with a pair of stage jeans"  
  Gary Numan  
  "There are so many things in my past that you could make fun of."  
  McAlmont and Butler  
  "We were big enough to get over any-thing that may have been exchanged."  
  Primal Scream  
  "The producer at the time told us we'd never work again."  
  Oasis  
  "I prefer miming, I prefer if we werenít playing live."  


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