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Sunday
Apr152012

Robin Gibb Reportedly Near Death

Frank Hoensch/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The family of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is keeping vigil at the pop icon’s bedside after he fell into a coma, according to reports.

The singer recently contracted pneumonia, landing him in a private hospital in London.

Gibb’s health declined in 2010 when he had emergency surgery to treat a blocked bowel. Further surgery to treat a twisted bowel was also required.

Gibb’s twin brother and band mate, Maurice, died nine years ago at the age of 53 years old from the condition.

Following the surgery, Robin Gibb was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his liver. Last month he announced that he was in remission from the disease.

The British singer, who was raised in Australia, rose to pop fame as one third of the Bee Gees with his brothers Maurice and Barry.

The trio enjoyed a number of hits during their 45-year career, including “To Love Somebody,” “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
May272011

Barry Gibb Posts Video of Michael Jackson Collabo from 2002

Carlo Allegri/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's unclear exactly why he's chosen this moment to do it, but Barry Gibb of Bee Gees fame has posted a video of himself working on a song with Michael Jackson back in December of 2002.

The song, which remains unreleased, is called "All in Your Name."

In note on his website, Gibb writes, "Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends, that's simply what it was.  We gravitated towards the same kind of music and we loved collaborating and he was the easiest person to write with.  The more we got to know each other, the more those ideas entwined, and it all came to this song, ' All in Your Name.'"

He added, "'All in Your Name' is in fact the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world -- that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music."

The video is only about 34 seconds of the song, but Gibb wrote, "I hope and pray that we all get to hear it in its entirety.  This experience I will treasure forever."

Gibb said there is over two hours total of footage of the two working together.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Oct262010

Bee Gees Documentary Coming to DVD, TV 

Photo Courtesy - Eagle Records/ Amazon(NEW YORK) -- In Our Own Time, a revealing documentary about the Bees' 50-year career, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 16.  The film includes new interviews with Barry and Robin Gibb, as well an interview with the late Maurice Gibb, conducted shortly before he passed away in 2003.

Interspersed are TV and film clips, concert footage and rare videos which help tell the story of the group's rise to fame and their involvement in decade after decade of hits, both for themselves and other artists.

Addressed for the first time in-depth in the film is the life and death of the Bee Gees' little brother, Andy Gibb, who died of heart inflammation in 1988 at the age of 30.  The film reveals that Andy desperately wanted to join the Bee Gees, and the brothers wanted him to join, but then fate intervened.

In Our Own Time will air on A&E Nov. 20.  The brothers are also releasing a four-disc box set called Mythology on the 16th.

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