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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...

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...

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