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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...

Morricone Set For Oscar Honour

Legendary movie composer ENNIO MORRICONE is to be feted at the Academy Awards in February (06) with the event's annual Honorary Award. The Italian has composed more than 300 movies over a 45-year career. An...

Dion Teams Up With Jones

Canadian superstar CELINE DION has teamed up with legendary producer QUINCY JONES to record a tribute to Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE. Dion, who has spent the past few years performing in Las Vegas, Nevada's Colosseum,...

Morrissey To Write For Morricone Spectacular?

MORRISSEY is in negotiations with film composer ENNIO MORRICONE to write and sing a segment for the Italian music legend's upcoming classical spectacular in New York. Morricone supplied string arrangements on the former SMITHS star's...

Morrissey To Write For Morricone Spectacular?

MORRISSEY is in negotiations with film composer ENNIO MORRICONE to write and sing a segment for the Italian music legend's upcoming classical spectacular in New York. Morricone supplied string arrangements on the former SMITHS star's...

Romijn All Wet About Fountain Film

Model-turned-actress REBECCA ROMIJN has turned her fascination with fountains into a new documentary. The X-MEN star has been obsessed with dancing fountains since she was a little girl and recently realised a dream to take...

Messy Morrissey Works With Morricone

Morose rocker MORRISSEY was shocked celebrated Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE agreed to collaborate with him - he assumed he'd be rejected for being too scruffy. The former SMITHS frontman was thrilled when Morricone, who...

Morrissey Promises Something New

British rocker MORRISSEY promises his new album marks a change in musical direction thanks to DAVID BOWIE's producer. The former THE SMITHS frontman has been collaborating with TONY VISCONTI on RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS...

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