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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

Fascinating Fact 5198

Jazz legend MILES DAVIS' legacy lives on - his son ERIN became a father to a baby girl, called FINLEY, on 2 April (08)....

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...

The Things They Say 4929

"The best advice my father ever gave me was never get tattoos. He said you don't want anything on your body that you can't change (like jewellery), because you never know when you might change...

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,...

Clinton Considers Second Compilation

Former US President BILL CLINTON is so thrilled with the sales of his new compilation disc of favourite music tracks, he's already planning to release another one. THE BILL CLINTON COLLECTION, which was released...

Punks, Davis And Mellencamp On Hall Of Fame Shortlist

JOHN MELLENCAMP, jazz legend MILES DAVIS and punk icons BLONDIE, the SEX PISTOLS, THE STOOGES and the PATTI SMITH GROUP are among the acts under consideration for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of...

Miles Davis Artwork Exhibition

The last painting by legendary jazz star MILES DAVIS is to be unveiled for the first time in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday (21SEP05). The piece, entitled Gold Face, will form part of an exhibition...

Dando: 'Drugs Good For Music'

American rocker EVAN DANDO became a drug addict because his childhood heroes were drug users and he wanted to emulate them. The LEMONHEADS frontman, who became addicted to crack and heroin during the band's...

Jazz Bassist Al Mckibbon Dies

Veteran jazz bassist AL McKIBBON has died of kidney failure. He was 86. Chicago native McKibbon passed away on 29 July (05) at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital, leaving behind two daughters, according to...

Jazz Great Michelot Dies

Celebrated jazz bassist PIERRE MICHELOT died on Sunday (03JUL05) in his native Paris, France following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. Michelot earned the reputation of being one of the greatest...

Shorter Urges Young Musicians To Stick Up For Themselves

Legendary jazz star WAYNE SHORTER has hit out at the music industry, which he believes should invest far more confidence in its artists instead of trying to make as much money as quickly as possible....

Jazz Legend Levey Dies

Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing cancer surgery. He was 79. Levy enjoyed a successful musical career which saw him...

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