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Kanye West Rants About Radio Djs

14th February 2014

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...

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The Lumineers Humbled By Grammy Nods

7th December 2012

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 3385810

22nd November 2012

An original manuscript signed by legendary German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven was sold at auction on Thursday (22Nov12) for $384,900 (£241,250). The loose pages of the slow movement of String Quartet in C, op.59, no.3,...

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Kylie Minogue's 'Magical' Proms Performance

10th September 2012

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...

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Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

24th July 2012

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...

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David Beckham Plays Beethoven With Footballs

22nd May 2012

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...

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Miller Dropped Out Of School After Beethoven Nightmare

11th January 2012

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...

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Kristin Chenoweth Goes Back To Her Roots For New Album

9th September 2011

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...

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Beethoven Named Hollywood's Top Dog

2nd June 2010

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...

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The Things They Say 7183

15th February 2008

"Yesterday we had LED ZEPPELIN blaring through the house. Most new moms play BEETHOVEN, but we're playing METALLICA, BOB MARLEY, THE (ROLLING) STONES." CHRISTINA AGUILERA and her husband JORDAN BRATMAN are serenading their four-week-old baby...

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Elvis Fronts New Lexus Campaign

1st May 2007

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...

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Bono Is A 'Modern Beethoven'

22nd November 2006

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...

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Harris Fascinated By Beethoven's Hair

20th November 2006

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...

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Mccartney's Choral Dreams

25th September 2006

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...

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Pianist Barenboim Gives Peace Concert In Madrid

11th August 2006

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...

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'Genius' Jones Hailed At Jazz Awards

14th July 2006

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...

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Hopkins Turns To Music

3rd April 2006

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...

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Buble Dominates Juno Awards

3rd April 2006

Jazz-pop star MICHAEL BUBLE was the big winner at last night's (02APR06) Juno awards - Canada's Grammy awards - picking up four gongs at a politically-charged ceremony in Nova Scotia. The Vancouver singer walked away...

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World Celebrates Mozart Birthday

27th January 2006

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...

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Fascinating Fact 606

1st December 2005

An 80-page score written by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN has sold for $2 million (GBP1.1 million) at auction in London. The script entitled GROSSE FUGE had been missing for 15 years....

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The Things They Say 678

25th November 2005

"They only made CDs with storage capacity based on one of BEETHOVEN's symphonies. It was 74 minutes long, so they thought that's the longest you'll ever need a CD to be. So it was music...

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Beethoven's Skull Might Hold The Clue To Deafness

24th November 2005

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...

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Injured Madonna Shoots Tv Ad

1st September 2005

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...

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Rings Trilogy Has Best Film Soundtrack Of All Time

31st May 2005

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...

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Harris's Uncanny Likeness To Beethoven

30th May 2005

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...

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Ed Harris Finding Beethoven Role Challenging

23rd May 2005

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...

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Keys: Child Of The 70s

24th February 2004

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...

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Beethoven's Opus 127 Goes Under The Hammer

9th December 2003

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...

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