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Notorious Director To Tackle Miles Davis Notorious Biopic

The director who brought slain rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s life story to the big screen is reportedly working on a Miles Davis biopic.Men of Honor director George Tillman Jr. received rave reviews for his treatment of...

George Clooney's Childish Behaviour

Don Cheadle thinks George Clooney behaves like an "11 year old".The 46-year-old actor - who starred alongside the Hollywood hunk in the 'Ocean's' franchise - explained the star once put a rude sticker on Brad...

Finance Problems Holding Up Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film

Don Cheadle's dreams of playing Miles Davis on the big screen have been stalled by financial problems.The Hotel Rwanda star admits financiers have been put off the ongoing project because it isn't "your standard middle...

Elton John Praises 'Genius' Kanye West

Sir Elton John has hailed Kanye West a "stone cold genius".The legendary 'Rocket Man' singer said he is completely blown away by the 'Power' rapper's vision and ability to marry genres and hailed his last...

Miles Davis' Nephew Excited About Bitches Brew Anniversary Revamp

MILES DAVIS' classic album BITCHES BREW is to get a 30th anniversary revamp at a Los Angeles street festival this weekend (21Aug10) - courtesy of electro/hip-hop pioneer J ROCC and the jazz legend's nephew.The Beat...

Snoop Dogg Sued For Copyright Infringement

MILES DAVIS' legendary bass player MICHAEL HENDERSON is taking SNOOP DOGG to court after accusing the rapper of illegally sampling one of his songs.The Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker is alleged to have used...

Cheadle Gets Family's Blessing To Play Miles Davis

MILES DAVIS' nephew has confirmed reports DON CHEADLE will play the jazz legend in a new biopic.Vince Wilburn, Jr. reveals Cheadle will also direct the film and Herbie Hancock will score the project. Davis' relative...

Cheadle Hopes Miles Davis Movie Will Be Resurrected

DON CHEADLE blames former U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH for ruining the economy and derailing his plans to play jazz great MILES DAVIS on the big screen.Cheadle was cast in a biopic of Davis, but...

Streisand Wows Jazz Club After 48 Years

BARBRA STREISAND impressed celebrity fans with an intimate performance at a New York City jazz club on Saturday (26Sep09) - 48 years after she opened at the venue to sing for MILES DAVIS.Streisand sang at...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

Coyne Talks New Album

FLAMING LIPS frontman Wayne Coyne has revealed that the band will be starting recording work on their new album early next year.According to the singer, they have half an album's worth of material already written...

By on 20 November 2008

Cheadle Struggles With Miles Davis Research

DON CHEADLE received no help from MILES DAVIS' family while researching his role as the jazz man - because no one had any recollections about the music icon's secret life. The Hotel Rwanda star felt...

Davis' Song Voted Best Jazz Ever

Three songs by trumpeting pioneer MILES DAVIS have been voted among the all time top ten jazz records. Davis' SO WHAT came in at number one, with ALL BLUES and BLUE IN GREEN also featuring...

Cheadle's Saxophone Lessons Help Him Master Miles Davis

Movie star DON CHEADLE's saxophone-playing past is giving the actor an edge as he prepares to play jazz great MILES DAVIS on the big screen. The HOTEL RWANDA star is taking trumpet lessons in a...

Cheadle To Make Miles Davis Biopic

HOTEL RWANDA star DON CHEADLE will make his feature film directing debut with a biopic of jazz great MILES DAVIS. The Oscar nominated star will also serve as a producer on the project. DARRYL PORTER...

Baker Role Turns Hartnett Onto Chet

JOSH HARTNETT isn't taking his upcoming portrayal of CHET BAKER lightly - he listens to over 100 recordings of the jazz great after programming them into his iPod. The PEARL HARBOR star was spotted at...

Rare Mccartney Song Up For Grabs

Rare handwritten letters by former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and a guitar owned by JIMI HENDRIX will go under the hammer at a New York auction site later today (04DEC06). A page of draft lyrics...

Davis Inducted Into Hollywood's Rockwalk

Late jazz star MILES DAVIS was posthumously inducted into Hollywood's prestigious RockWalk yesterday (28SEP06) with a commemorative bronze bust. His statue was unveiled in front of a host of musicians and members of the Davis...

Jazz Pianist Duke Jordan Dies

DUKE JORDAN, a jazz pianist best known for his influential work with saxophonist CHARLIE PARKER in his well-regarded quintet of the 1940s, has died. He was 84. Jordan died on 8 August (06) in Valby,...

Scritti Star's Boozy Philosophy

SCRITTI POLITTI star GREEN GARTSIDE has developed the perfect philosophy for life - keep drinking until you forget everything. The FLESH AND BLOOD singer agrees with jazz hero MILES DAVIS' theory that, to have a...

Jazz Drummer Alias Dies

Jazz drummer DON ALIAS died in New York last week (28MAR06). He was 66. The percussionist, who has played for MILES DAVIS, NINA SIMONE, LOU REED, HERBIE HANCOCK, JONI MITCHELL and DIZZY GILLESPIE during his...

Jazz Musician Mclean Dies

Jazz saxophonist JACKIE MCLEAN died at his home in Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday (31MAR06) after a long illness. He was 73. A performer as well as a teacher, he played with legendary musicians including MILES...

Cheadle Asked To Play Davis In Biopic

Oscar-nominee DON CHEADLE is in discussions to play MILES DAVIS in a movie biopic of the jazz great. Davis' nephew VINCE WILBURN - who accepted the late trumpeter's award at the 21st Annual Rock And...

Hall Of Fame Inductions Marred By Rows And Refusals

The 21st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony held in New York City last night (13MAR06) was marred by the ongoing feud between past and present members of BLONDIE, and the SEX...

Concert Goldmine Unearthed For Internet Showcase

Lost concert footage featuring music greats JIMI HENDRIX, JOHNNY CASH, THE ROLLING STONES and MILES DAVIS is set to hit the web later today (08FEB06) when legendary promoter BILL GRAHAM's personal collection of recordings goes...

Cullum's Photography Passion Started Music Career

British star JAMIE CULLUM owes his blossoming jazz career to his passion for photography, because studying images of MILES DAVIS and CHET BAKER fuelled his performing ambitions. The EVERLASTING LOVE hitmaker, 26, has always...

Jazz Boss Weinstock Dies

Jazz mogul BOB WEINSTOCK, founder of the legendary record label Prestige, has died after complications from diabetes. He was 77. The New Yorker passed away on 14 January (06) at a hospice in Boca...

New Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

THE SEX PISTOLS, BLONDIE and BLACK SABBATH are among the acts who will be inducted into America's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year (06). The 1970s stars will be joined by fellow...

Hucknell Regrets Missed Miles Davis Chance

MICK HUCKNELL is bitter he missed out on collaborating with jazz legend MILES DAVIS, because the only time they met he was starstruck and silent. The SIMPLY RED frontman claims they shared a mutual...

Jazz Great Shirley Horn Dies At 71

Grammy-winning jazz great SHIRLEY HORN has died at a nursing home in Maryland. She was 71. The singer and pianist fought a battle with diabetes during the last years of her life. Horn,...

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