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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...

Davis Lover Accuses Estate Of Banning Biopic

MILES DAVIS' former love JO GELBARD has accused the Miles Davis Estate of refusing permission for a movie biopic about the jazz icon - because they own the rights to his music. Gelbard, who...

Beefheart's Bizarre Best Tops 'Out There' Poll

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART's 1969 oddity album TROUT MASK REPLICA has been handed the dubious honour of being the Most Out There Album of All Time in a new magazine poll. The 28-track double album, produced...

Cave's Internet Album

NICK CAVE used the internet to research his new album, and downloaded inspirations as diverse as MILES DAVIS and COCKNEY REBEL. Despite claiming to be a technophobe, Cave claims the world wide web helped...

Phil Collins Clams Music Magazines' Lacking Diversity

British rocker PHIL COLLINS has shunned reading the majority of music magazines on today's market, because he finds they lack diversity. The TWO HEARTS singer believes the market has become far too fragmented over...

Davis Book Reveals Dark Side

Legendary jazz star MILES DAVIS is the subject of a forthcoming biography penned by his son - which shows his "brilliant DOCTOR JEKYLL and dark MR HYDE personality". GREGORY DAVIS JR believes the book...

Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to Jacquet's longtime friend DAN FRANK, he suffered a heart attack yesterday (22JUL04). Jacquet was...

Knowles Turns To Art To Gain Perspective

Pop beauty BEYONCE KNOWLES has discovered a means of keeping check on her state of mind - she paints portraits of women. The sexy CRAZY IN LOVE star has developed a passion for art...

Davis And Bruce Changed Pryor's Life

Veteran comic RICHARD PRYOR's life was dramatically changed by iconic satirist LENNY BRUCE and jazz musician MILES DAVIS. The LOST HIGHWAY star compares his devotion to Davis' album BITCHES BREW to his cocaine addiction...

Jazz Drummer Jones Dies

Legendary American jazz drummer ELVIN RAY JONES has died from heart failure, aged 76. Jones, who passed away in a New Jersey hospital, is best known for his work with jazz greats including MILES...

Dogg Loves Cats

Badboy rapper SNOOP DOGG has a new love in his life - two Siamese cats called FRANK SINATRA and MILES DAVIS. The GIN + JUICE singer, who has a well-known love of dogs, has...

Cruz Finally Finds Resting Place

Late music legend CELIA CRUZ is finally in her resting place - after being interred in a upscale mausoleum in The Bronx, New York. The QUEEN OF SALSA - who died on 16...

Herbie Hancock Receives Jazz Award

Jazz legend HERBIE HANCOCK has been honoured with the JAZZ MASTERS FELLOWSHIP AWARD from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS. Hancock received the award - the American government's most prestigious honour for jazz musicians...

Snoop Dogg Wants To Play Miles Davis

Rapper-turned-actor SNOOP DOGG has announced plans to play late jazz legend MILES DAVIS in a biopic. The hip-hop star, real name CALVIN BROADUS, is hoping movie bosses in Hollywood will get on board and...

Bottom Line Closes

The New York City music venue which once hosted gigs by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MILES DAVIS and NEIL YOUNG has been forced to close its doors for the last time - a month shy of its...

All That Jazz Causes Illness

Medical researchers claim many jazz greats like MILES DAVIS were vulnerable to mental illness, abuse and drugs - as a result of the creativity associated with the type of music. British psychologist DR GEOFFREY...

Jazz Star Carter Dies

Veteran jazz star BENNY CARTER has died at the age of 95 - after a life spent helping break down the restrictions imposed on black performers. The big band leader - who played with...

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