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John Williams Has Never Watched A Star Wars Movie

'Star Wars' composer John Williams has never seen any of the films in the sci-fi series.The Academy Award-winning composer is responsible for numerous scores in the franchise, but has admitted he has never taken the...

Toto Cancels Show As Frontman Hospitalised

The Africa singers were due to perform at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, but shortly before the show the band sent a message to fans on Twitter announcing it wouldn't be going ahead...

John Williams To Begin Work On Scoring Star Wars: Episode Viii

Taking to the stage at the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston, on Saturday (13Aug16), John performed a 30-minute set of his iconic Star Wars music. Fans were treated to the first performances of Rey's Theme, and...

John Williams Greets Musical 'Star Wars' Fans Outside His Home

Celebrities and iconic popular figures have got to be used to elaborate fan moments occurring almost every day of their lives, but it's always heart-warming to see a little appreciation for it. John Williams proved...

Steven Spielberg Confirms Return Of Indiana Jones Composer John Williams

The as-yet-untitled fifth instalment of the adventure franchise was announced early this year (16) after years of speculation. While names like Robert Pattinson and Bradley Cooper were put forward as possible actors to take on...

'Star Wars' Composer John Williams To Receive Afi Lifetime Achievement Award

Composer John Williams is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by the American Film Institute. The five-time Academy Award winner, who scored the soundtracks to Star Wars, Jaws, Schindler's List and E.T. among many...

John Williams Named First Composer Honoured With Afi Lifetime Achievement Award

The revered musician will be presented with the coveted prize at a ceremony in June (16), making him the 44th recipient of the trophy. "John Williams has written the soundtrack to our...

John Williams Not Scoring Steven Spielberg Movie

The star has scored the music for all of the iconic moviemaker's feature films bar 1985's The Color Purple, but he will not be involved in Bridge of Spies, which is due for...

Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' Cold War Thriller Is Titled 'Bridge Of Spies' But It Won't Include A John Williams' Score

DreamWorks Pictures has announced Bridge of Spies as the title of Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, which will reunite the director with actor Tom Hanks after nearly a decade. But the film will sadly...

Alexandre Desplat Taking Over As Star Wars Composer

Just weeks after winning his first Oscar for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel, Desplat has revealed Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has recruited him for the much-anticipated film, due...

John Williams' Star Wars Movie Theme Voted U.k.'S Favourite

Legendary composer John Williams' iconic Star Wars theme has been voted the U.K.'s most popular movie soundtrack in a new Bbc poll.The dramatic Oscar-winning tune beat Ennio Morricone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

Stars Wars Theme Is Officially The Best, According To Radio 3 Listeners Anyway

The iconic Star Wars theme was voted by BBC Radio 3 listeners as the UKs favourite from a selection of twenty classics. Star Wars dominated nearly a quarter of the vote, with Ennio Morricone's The...

John Williams Confirms His Place On Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii

Last Saturday (27 July), John Williams became the latest name to be tied down to the upcoming re-boot of the beloved Star Wars franchise. The composer, who has written the score for all six of...

John Williams Returning To Star Wars

Legendary composer John Williams will return to pen the score of the next generation of Star Wars films.The multi-Oscar winner came up with the atmospheric music in the original trilogy, as well as the three...

John Williams To Score Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii & Fans Get First Glimpse At New Animated Series In An Eventful Star Wars-themed Weekend

There is still an air of apprehension surrounding the planned re-boot of the Star Wars franchise - which is now owned by Disney - however a recent interview with the great John Williams has given...

Barry Manilow & Neil Diamond Win Hearts In A Glittering July Fourth Dc Performance

In a display of unrivalled patriotism, timeless icons Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond graced Washington DC's National Mall to help celebrate Independence Day, performing in front of thousands of fans and TV viewers.Singer Barry Manilow...

John Williams: 'Man Of Steel Will Be Hard To Watch'

Superman composer John Williams has mixed feelings about the latest reboot of the superhero franchise as he is convinced late actor Christopher Reeve was the ultimate embodiment of the comic book character.Reeve played the lead...

John Williams To Score New Star Wars Movie? Jj Abrams Suggests It May Be So

JJ Abrams โ€“ like many a Star Wars fan โ€“ is struggling to envisage a Star Wars movie without the music of John Williams, the Hollywood Reporter have revealed. During a press conference in Berlin...

Stunning 'Sam Wanamaker Playhouse' To Open In 2014 (Lit Entirely By Candles)

The new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean counterpart to Shakespeare's Globe, will open to the public on January 9, 2014 with a season of plays, opera and one-off concerts. The opening of the visually...

James Taylor: 'Composer Wanted Me For Lincoln'

Beloved singer/songwriter James Taylor was briefly considered for the lead role in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic after composer John Williams insisted he was a dead ringer for the late U.S. president.Taylor reveals he was...

John Williams Celebrates Double Win At Classical Brit Awards

Oscar-winning composer John Williams was the big winner at the Classical Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night (02Oct12), taking home a lifetime achievement honour and one of the evening's most sought-after prizes.Williams, the man...

Harry Potter Composer John Williams To Receive Prestigious Award

The man behind the music for Harry Potter and Star Wars, John Williams is set to have his achievements recognised in the form of a lifetime achievement award, reports The Telegraph. The Classical Brits is...

John Williams To Be Honoured At Classic Brit Awards

Legendary composer John Williams will be handed an award in recognition of his outstanding career at the Classic Brit Awards in the U.K. in October (12).The five-time Oscar winner, who has written the scores for...

Phillip Phillips Staging Live Comeback At July Fourth Celebrations

Since winning American Idol, Phillip Phillips has been plagued with problems. Firstly, he was hospitalized with kidney problems and forced to undergo surgery. Then, the Phillips' family business was broken into and burglarised. Not exactly...

E.t. Remastered For 30th Anniversary

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' will be released in a digitally remastered edition to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Blu-ray DVD of the Oscar winning movie - directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Drew Barrymore - will...

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