Barry Gibb Snubbed For Brother's Tribute Album

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Bee Gees brother Barry Gibb is heartbroken after being told his late brother Maurice's family want him to play no part in a planned tribute album.

Gibb reveals he and siblings, Maurice and ROBIN, had fallen out five years before Maurice's sudden death in 2003 - and the feud continues two years after the tragedy.

The singer explains, "I have been deliberately disinvolved. People have actually excluded me from that process.

"Certain things were done by the people who look after my brother to stop me from being involved.

"It much more involves exploiting the Bee Gees than it does paying tribute to Mo (Maurice), and that's what's sad."

And, speaking exclusively to US news show Entertainment Tonight, Barry Gibb reveals he's more than used to family feuds he and his singing brothers rarely got along.

He blames the death of the brothers' youngest sibling ANDY in 1988 for sparking the family squabbles, and tragedy is still breaking them apart.

He says, "It (death) either fuses you together or it blows the family apart. I think it's very sad. It wasn't good for our family, to lose Andy and then Mo.

"The sense of loss that stays in the family... is the void that stays. It's real, it's touchable."


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It's a shame that so many people surrounding the Brothers are only interested in the almighty dollar..If Barry and Robin had been left to it, a beautiful tribute to Maurice would have either already been done or in the works. I think that those sorry people surrounding Robin also get a kick out of creating havoc among the two brothers-- just to get the press - which will in turn bring more awareness of the "tribute" they have in the works, and not having to pay out as much $$ for advertisement, in the end.. As their mum, Barbara once said "They are brothers after all, and blood is thicker than water." This, she said in reference to the Brothers short term break-up back in '69.. So, in my humble opinion, I believe we should leave the hype alone, and let Barry and Robin work out their differences in private, NOT believing what we see in print, unless it comes from one or both of them..We fans LOVE the Brothers Gibb, and know that sooner or later, they will work things out. And they can rest assured that their fans are behind them.
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