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Emayatzy Corinealdi In Talks To Replace Zoe Saldana In Miles Davis Biopic

25th June 2014

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,...

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Don Cheadle Launches Fundraising Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic

4th June 2014

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...

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Miles Davis Lands Street Honour In New York

27th May 2014

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,...

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Don Cheadle To Play Miles Davis And Direct Biopic

13th November 2013

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...

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Iconic Jazz Keyboardist, George Duke, Died In L.a. Hospital On Monday

By Elinor Cosgrave | 7th August 2013

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...

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Nile Rodgers Regrets Not Working With Miles Davis

5th July 2013

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...

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Miles Davis Remembered At New York Address

22nd May 2013

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...

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Jimi Hendrix And Miles Davis Wanted Paul Sir Paul Mccartney To Form Supergroup

10th May 2013

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,...

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Montreux Jazz Festival's Claude Nobs Dies After Ski Accident Coma

By Hayley Avron | 11th January 2013

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...

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Bjork Picky About Covers

18th November 2012

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....

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Flying Lotus Like A Cartoon Character

21st September 2012

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...

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Lana Del Rey Sings 'National Anthem' For Independence Day

5th July 2012

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...

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Guitarist Pete Cosey Dies, Aged 68

31st May 2012

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...

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Edith Piaf & Miles Davis Set For Joint Stamp Tributes In U.s. And France

27th January 2012

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...

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Miles Davis' Sax Man Sam Rivers Dead At 88

27th December 2011

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...

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Notorious Director To Tackle Miles Davis Notorious Biopic

10th November 2011

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...

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George Clooney's Childish Behaviour

13th August 2011

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...

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Finance Problems Holding Up Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Film

24th June 2011

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...

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Elton John Praises 'Genius' Kanye West

2nd February 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 17685

17th August 2010

"I trust Don wholeheartedly. He's very intense and he's taking trumpet lessons. He's a serious cat." MILES DAVIS' nephew VINCE WILBURN, JR. can't wait for film fans to see Don Cheadle portraying the late jazz...

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Miles Davis' Nephew Excited About Bitches Brew Anniversary Revamp

17th August 2010

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...

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Snoop Dogg Sued For Copyright Infringement

10th July 2010

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...

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Cheadle Gets Family's Blessing To Play Miles Davis

9th March 2010

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...

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Cheadle Hopes Miles Davis Movie Will Be Resurrected

22nd February 2010

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...

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Streisand Wows Jazz Club After 48 Years

28th September 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 7851

18th August 2009

Rocker JOHN MAYER has allowed cameras into his New York City home. The singer's luxurious loft apartment is featured in the new issue of Elle Decor magazine and shows off his private chambers, which include...

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Fascinating Fact 7799

7th August 2009

BARBRA STREISAND is to play an exclusive one-off gig at small New York jazz club Village Vanguard on 26 September (09) - 48 years after she appeared there to open for iconic musician MILES DAVIS.

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Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

12th June 2009

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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Coyne Talks New Album

20th November 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 5198

19th April 2008

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

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