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Ennio Morricone Launches Lawsuit To Recover Film Score Copyrights

The maestro has launched a lawsuit against bosses at Bixio Music Group over the rights to music from Cosi Come Sei (Stay As You Are), Il Giocattolo (A Dangerous Toy) and Un Sacco...

Ennio Morricone Cancels European Tour Dates

The Italian composer, 87, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Score earlier this year (16) for his work on The Hateful Eight, has two collapsed spinal vertebrae. According to officials at...

Ennio Morricone Wins First Oscar Of His Career For Scoring T`arantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Leonardo DiCaprio may have made most of the headlines with his first Oscar win after five nominations for Best Actor, but perhaps just as significant was the triumph of Ennio Morricone, the legendary soundtrack composer...

Ennio Morricone To Receive Golden Globe In Rome

The Italian composer won the Best Original Score prize at the ceremony in Los Angeles on 10 January (16) for his work on The Hateful Eight, but he was unable to attend the...

Fans React To Quentin Tarantino's Morricone Mistake

The Italian maestro could not make the Globes in Beverly Hills, so Quentin stepped up to salute his favourite composer when he won Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight on Sunday night...

Quentin Tarantino Revived The Thing Music For The Hateful Eight

The director asked the acclaimed composer to come up with a score for his latest film, but Morricone was busy working on other projects. Morricone instead offered him the soundtrack he composed...

Quentin Tarantino Offers Fans Chance To Win Special Vinyl Score

The director and members of his cast were present at London's fabled Abbey Road Studios on Wednesday (09Dec15) when composer Ennio Morricone conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a live recording of...

Ennio Morricone Shocked By Violence In The Hateful Eight

The maestro reteamed with the maverick moviemaker for The Hateful Eight after recording music for Tarantino's last film Django Unchained, but Morricone admits the western was a little too bloody for him....

Ennio Morricone Says He Was "Shocked" By The Level Of Violence In Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Ennio Morricone, the legendary composer who has written the scores for many classic movies, has admitted that he was “shocked” by the amount of violence in Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, for which...

Ennio Morricone Is Composing The Score For Quentin Tarantino’S ‘The Hateful Eight’

Ennio Morricone is set to write the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He is best known for composing music for a number of Italian (Spaghetti) Westerns including the Dollars Trilogy, The Good, the...

Ennio Morricone To Score New Quentin Tarantino Movie

The director made the announcement at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday (11Jul15), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morricone is famous for his work on A Fistful of Dollars and The...

Ennio Morricone Didn't Approve Of Scenes In Django Unchained

Ennio Morricone didn't approve of the graphic scenes in 'Django Unchained'.The prolific composer and conductor wrote the soundtrack to the award-winning movie, directed by Quentin Tarantino, but admitted he wasn't pleased by a gruesome plot...

Ennio Morricone Postpones European Tour

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has scrapped his upcoming European tour as doctors have urged him to take more time off following spinal surgery earlier this year (14).The Italian musician underwent an operation to repair...

Ennio Morricone Cancels Rescheduled U.s. Concerts Over Health Issues

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has scrapped two rescheduled concerts in New York City and Los Angeles as he continues to recover from back surgery.The Italian musician underwent an operation to repair a slipped disc...

Composer Ennio Morricone Postpones U.s. Concerts After Back Surgery

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has postponed two upcoming concerts in the U.S. after undergoing back surgery.The revered Italian musician, 85, recently suffered an injury which required him to go under the knife to repair...

Ennio Morricone: 'Quentin Tarantino Remarks Were Taken Out Of Context'

Composer Ennio Morricone has spoken out to clarify quotes attributed to him about collaborating with director Quentin Tarantino, insisting he has nothing but admiration for the filmmaker.Just last week (ends15Mar13), the Italian maestro allegedly told...

Ennio Morricone: 'I Won't Be Working With Quentin Tarantino Again'

Revered Italian composer Ennio Morricone has vowed never to work with Quentin Tarantino again, because he didn't like the way his music was used in Django Unchained.The 84-year-old maestro has worked with the filmmaker on...

Danger Mouse Does Rome Right

Jack White says Danger Mouse "did everything right" on his new album 'Rome'.The White Stripes frontman collaborated with the producer - real name Brian Burton- to provide vocals for three tracks of his new record,...

Russell Watson's Liability Worry

Russell Watson worried he'd become "a liability" after being treated for a brain tumour.The tenor thanked fans for standing by him during his long battle with health problems - which saw him have two pituitary...

Bjork & Morricone Honoured With Polar Music Prize

BJORK and Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE accepted the 2010 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Monday (30Aug10).King Carl XVI Gustaf honoured the pair at a lavish ceremony. Both musicians were handed $136,000 (£90,600). The Polar...

Morricone Touched By Dion Tribute

Honorary Oscar recipient ENNIO MORRICONE was incredibly moved when CELINE DION sang a new song for him at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07). Morricone received a prize for his lifetime achievement in scoring films...

Metallica's Unlikely Morricone Tribute

Rockers METALLICA have stunned fans by signing up for a ENNIO MORRICONE tribute project. The group have used the composer's THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY track THE ECSTASY OF GOLD to open their...

Morricone: 'Don't Call Them Spaghetti Westerns'

Composer ENNIO MORRICONE detests the term 'spaghetti western' and wishes movie fans would refer to the long-defunct sub-genre as 'Italian westerns' instead. The 78-year-old legend, who wrote some of the most iconic western themes of...

Morricone: 'I'll Never Retire'

Veteran composer ENNIO MORRICONE insists he will never retire because he can't imagine another way of life. The 78-year-old, who will receive an honorary Academy Award later this month (FEB07), has written more than 400...

Morricone 'Disappointed' By Honorary Oscar

Hollywood composer ENNIO MORRICONE is disappointed he will receive an honorary Academy Award next month (FEB07), because it was his lifelong ambition to avoid winning an Oscar. Morricone, who has scored music for over 400...

Dion To Sing For Morricone At Oscar Tribute

Canadian star CELINE DION will perform a new song at the Academy Awards later this month (FEB07) during a tribute to legendary composer ENNIO MORRICONE. Morricone will be receiving an honorary Oscar at the 25...

A Month Of Honours For Morricone

Celebrated movie composer ENNIO MORRICONE will have no problems remembering February, 2007 for the rest of his life - as well as receiving an Oscar honour, the world's biggest music names are paying tribute to...

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