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Miles Davis, John Wayne, Lauryn Hill: It's A Big Day For Celebrity Birthdays

Happy Birthday! If that applies to you then congratulations because you share a day with some of the biggest entertainment legends in all of history. Today on Twitter, everyone's remembering the work of jazz legend...

Don Cheadle Refuses To Travel Without His Trumpet

The Hotel Rwanda star directed Miles Ahead from his own script and plays jazz legend Davis in the new biopic, and he admits the famous trumpeter's spirit rubbed off on him and now...

Don Cheadle Backtracks On Miles Ahead Casting Comments

The actor, who stars as the jazz legend in Miles Ahead, a film he also directed, previously said the white British star's role as a fictional journalist in the movie helped him secure...

Don Cheadle Was Determined To Learn Trumpet For Role

Miles Ahead is based on the life of late jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential and innovative American musicians of the 20th century. While the 51-year-old actor stars in, co-wrote...

Don Cheadle Took Over Davis Family's Converted Church For Miles Biopic

The movie star, who plays the late trumpeter in the film, was searching for locations in Cleveland for Miles Ahead when he discovered the musician's wife Frances was converting an old building in...

Don Cheadle Thanks Ewan Mcgregor For Miles Davis Biopic

The Hotel Rwanda star admits the project, in which he portrays the jazz great and directs, would never have made it as a movie if the Scottish actor hadn't signed on to play...

Ewan Mcgregor Almost Missed Don Cheadle Meeting

The Star Wars star portrays Rolling Stone journalist David Brill in Miles Ahead, which focuses on the life of the late American jazz musician, played on the big screen by Cheadle. However,...

Miles Davis Tops Jazz Greats Poll

The late, great trumpeter has beaten out the likes of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald in the joint BBC Radio and Jazz FM survey. Armstrong comes in second, ahead of Duke Ellington,...

Don Cheadle Adopted Miles Davis' Whisper Throughout Filming Biopic

The Hotel Rwanda star plays Davis in the film, which he also directs, and co-star Ewan MCGregor admits it was often tough to understand the man behind - and in front of -...

Miles Davis' Son Dies

Muhammad Abdullah, previously known as Miles Davis IV, passed away due to complications from a heart ailment. He was one of three children Davis shared with Irene Cawthon Davis-Oliver, and his sister,...

Drummer Doudou N'diaye Rose Dies

The musician passed away in the capital Dakar on Wednesday morning (18Aug15) after falling sick with an undisclosed illness, according to his family. Rose was not only a well-known drummer in his...

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic To Debut At New York Film Festival

Organisers at the annual event announced on Wednesday (22Jul15) that Miles Ahead, the actor's directorial debut, has been selected to screen as the closing night film in October (15). Cheadle, who stars...

Lana Del Rey Inspired By Mile Davis

Lana Del Rey's new album is inspired by Miles Davis.The 30-year-old singer has revealed she has taken inspiration from the late jazz musician on her eclectic 14-track album 'Honeymoon' - due to be released in...

Don Cheadle's Surprise Miles Davis Casting Led To Movie Involvement

Actor Don Cheadle had no idea he had been tapped to play Miles Davis in a planned biopic when the jazz legend's nephew first broke the news in 2006.The Ocean's Eleven star reveals he had...

Don Cheadle Succeeds With Miles Davis Fundraising Campaign

Don Cheadle's online campaign to fund his Miles Davis biopic has been hailed a success after reaching its goal by the deadline on Thursday (10Jul14).The Iron Man 2 actor launched the campaign on crowd-funding site...

Emayatzy Corinealdi In Talks To Replace Zoe Saldana In Miles Davis Biopic

Middle Of Nowhere actress Emayatzy Corinealdi is reportedly in talks to replace Zoe Saldana as the female lead in the Miles Davis biopic.The Avatar star was cast to play Davis' wife Frances in Miles Ahead,...

Don Cheadle Launches Fundraising Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic

Actor Don Cheadle has launched an online campaign to fund his upcoming Miles Davis biopic.Miles Ahead will serve as the Iron Man 2 star's directorial debut and he is seeking $325,000 (Gbp203,125) by 6 July...

Miles Davis Lands Street Honour In New York

Jazz legend Miles Davis has landed a street honour in New York.Shirley Zafirau, Davis' former neighbour, launched a campaign to have a block named Miles Davis Way five years ago after noticing many other musicians,...

Don Cheadle To Play Miles Davis And Direct Biopic

Actor Don Cheadle is to play jazz legend Miles Davis in a new biopic he will also direct.The Ocean's Eleven star joined members of the late musician's family at the launch of a new Davis...

Iconic Jazz Keyboardist, George Duke, Died In L.a. Hospital On Monday

George Duke, the American jazz musician, died in L.A. on Monday (August 5th). His cause of death has been confirmed by his family, as reported by the Washington Post, as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. He was...

Nile Rodgers Regrets Not Working With Miles Davis

Nile Rodgers' biggest regret is never working with Miles Davis.The Chic guitarist has revealed the legendary trumpeter, who was his close friend, asked him on numerous occasions to write him a hit record like Chic's...

Miles Davis Remembered At New York Address

Late jazz legend Miles Davis has been honoured with a plaque at his former home in New York, despite the saxophonist regularly riling neighbours in the building with his late-night jam sessions.Officials at America's Historic...

Jimi Hendrix And Miles Davis Wanted Paul Sir Paul Mccartney To Form Supergroup

Sir Paul Mccartney missed out on the chance to form a supergroup with fellow music icons Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis in 1969 - because he was on holiday.Hendrix, Davis and the jazz trumpeter's drummer,...

Montreux Jazz Festival's Claude Nobs Dies After Ski Accident Coma

Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux jazz festival, has died, following a ski accident, which resulted in him being in a coma for several weeks.The Guardian reports that Nobs was cross-country skiing in the...

Bjork Picky About Covers

Bjork will only let certain people cover her songs.The 'Mutual Core' singer chooses artists she thinks will do a fresh take on her tracks to record their own versions.She said: ''I'm in a protected situation....

Flying Lotus Like A Cartoon Character

Flying Lotus describes himself as the ''Bugs Bunny'' of beats.The innovative electro star tries to think of himself as a cartoon character, as ''everything's possible in cartoons.''He told RedBulletin magazine: ''A big part of my...

Lana Del Rey Sings 'National Anthem' For Independence Day

Yesterday (July 4, 2012) was Independence Day in the United States of America and one of it's most popular recent musical exports made sure that the Montreux Jazz Festival joined in the patriotic celebrations. Lana...

Guitarist Pete Cosey Dies, Aged 68

Guitarist Pete Cosey, who worked extensively with jazz icon Miles Davis, has died at the age of 68.He passed away on Wednesday morning (30May12) of unknown causes. The musician was a session guitarist with Chess...

Edith Piaf & Miles Davis Set For Joint Stamp Tributes In U.s. And France

Late legends Miles Davis and Edith Piaf are to be honoured this summer (Jun12) with an international stamp tribute.Officials at the U.S. Postal Service and their counterparts at France’s La Poste will issue new Forever...

Miles Davis' Sax Man Sam Rivers Dead At 88

Jazz legend Miles Davis' one-time saxophonist Sam Rivers has died in Florida, aged 88.The influential musician, who also performed with Billie Holiday, died from pneumonia on Monday (26Dec11). Also a celebrated pianist and flautist, Rivers...

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