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Mozart And Beethoven's Hair For Sale

Tiny strands from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which date back to 1791, were kept by his widow in a gilt locket which was eventually passed to acquaintances. It is expected to sell for...

Kanye West Rants About Radio Djs

Kanye West called for radio DJs to ''shut the f**k up'' in his latest rant. The 'New Slaves' rapper stopped a song and launched a tirade in reaction to Sway and Charlemagne Tha God calling...

The Lumineers Humbled By Grammy Nods

The Lumineers are ''humbled'' by their two Grammy nominations.The 'Ho Hey' group received a nod for Best New Artist and their self titled debut was named in the Best Americana Album category when the awards...

Kylie Minogue's 'Magical' Proms Performance

Kylie Minogue has described headlining the BBC Proms in the Park event on Saturday (08.09.12) as a ''magical'' experience.The 'All The Lovers' hitmaker headlined the concert in London's Hyde Park, which was part of the...

Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

David Beckham Plays Beethoven With Footballs

Soccer star David Beckham has turned classical musician for a new advertising campaign - he plays Beethoven's Ode to Joy by kicking footballs at a wall of drums.Olympics ambassador Beckham has teamed up with bosses...

Miller Dropped Out Of School After Beethoven Nightmare

Actor Ezra Miller dropped out of high school to become a full-time actor after a dream about Ludwig Van Beethoven made him re-consider his career path.The We Need To Talk About Kevin star was two...

Kristin Chenoweth Goes Back To Her Roots For New Album

Kristin Chenoweth has returned to her Southern roots for forthcoming album 'Some Lessons Learned'.The 43-year-old singer - who is from Oklahoma - is set to release a country record, but admitted she was not even...

Beethoven Named Hollywood's Top Dog

BEETHOVEN has 'bitten' OLD YELLER to be named Hollywood's top dog in a new online poll.The beloved St. Bernard character picked up 28 per cent of the vote when 13,500 film fans chose their favourite...

Elvis Fronts New Lexus Campaign

ELVIS COSTELLO is cooing over his love for composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN in a new car ad for Lexus. The British singer/songwriter sits in the back seat of a car in the new ad, listening...

Bono Is A 'Modern Beethoven'

Rocker BONO is a modern day 'reincarnation' of classical composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, according to the editor of music magazine Gramophone. The latest issue of the British publication gives Beethoven a modern make-over, so he...

Harris Fascinated By Beethoven's Hair

ED HARRIS became a student of LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN while researching new movie COPYING BEETHOVEN and became fascinated with stories about the composer's hair. The POLLOCK star listened to nothing but the deaf music man's...

Mccartney's Choral Dreams

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY jumped at the chance to switch pop for choral music on his new album and fulfill a lifetime ambition of singing with a top choir. Classical record ECCE COR MEUM was commissioned...

Pianist Barenboim Gives Peace Concert In Madrid

Pianist DANIEL BARENBOIM performed a 'Music Against Violence' peace concert in Madrid, Spain last night (10AUG06) with an orchestra made up of Israeli and Arab musicians. The Argentine-born musician, who founded his West-Eastern-Divan orchestra in...

'Genius' Jones Hailed At Jazz Awards

Music legend QUINCY JONES has been feted by a host of jazz greats as he picked up a Lifetime Achievement accolade at the BBC Jazz Awards in London last night (13JUL06). The producer - who...

Hopkins Turns To Music

Movie veteran SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is planning to ditch his acting career and create musical scores to rival those of legendary composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN. The Welsh actor has always had a passion for music...

World Celebrates Mozart Birthday

The 250th birthday of legendary composer WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART is being celebrated around the world today (27JAN06) with a number of organised events. The main celebrations will be held in the Austrian cities of...

Beethoven's Skull Might Hold The Clue To Deafness

Scientists have proved pieces of skull found in a tin belonged to composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, and they hope the discovery will provide the reason why the German composer lost his hearing at the age...

Injured Madonna Shoots Tv Ad

Pop superstar MADONNA refused to allow her injuries sustained in a recent horse fall prevent her from filming a British TV advertisement in Surrey, England, yesterday (31AUG05). The MATERIAL GIRL has signed up to...

Rings Trilogy Has Best Film Soundtrack Of All Time

Music from THE LORD OF THE RINGS movie trilogy has beaten scores from STAR WARS and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA to be voted the greatest film soundtrack of all time. Composer HOWARD SHORE's dramatic music...

Harris's Uncanny Likeness To Beethoven

Hollywood actor ED HARRIS' screen interpretation of composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN is so staggering, he stopped an entire orchestra in its tracks. The 54-year-old actor has been working on upcoming movie COPYING BEETHOVEN alongside...

Ed Harris Finding Beethoven Role Challenging

APOLLO 13 star ED HARRIS is so daunted by the task of playing the title role in his upcoming movie COPYING BEETHOVEN, he's already deeming it the most challenging part of his career. The...

Keys: Child Of The 70s

American star ALICIA KEYS may have been born in 1981 - but she should have been making music in the 1970s. The GIRLFRIEND singer's musical blending of jazz, classical, soul and R+B has been...

Beethoven's Opus 127 Goes Under The Hammer

One of composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN's final compositions sold at auction in London on Friday (05DEC03). The original manuscript from OPUS 127 sold for $2.03 million (GBP1.18 million) when it went under the hammer...

Star Trek Tunes Go Under The Hammer

The original manuscripts for the much-loved music to sci-fi TV series STAR TREK are being auctioned next month (DEC03). The world-famous tunes - which include WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE and SPACE! THE...

Lamarr's Ashes Returned To Austria

Late screen legend HEDY LAMARR is returning to her native Vienna, 66 years after leaving Austria for Hollywood. The actress died in 2000 aged 87, after a glittering career kickstarted by her nude scene...

Beethoven Ninth Goes For A Song

The manuscript for LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN's NINTH SYMPHONY has been sold for $3.15 million (GBP2.1 million). Described as possibly the single most important musical work by the legendary composer, the document contains Beethoven's...

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