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Miles Davis Drummer Jimmy Cobb Dies Aged 91

Miles Davis' drummer Jimmy Cobb has died of lung cancer at the age of 91.The musician was the last surviving member of late Jazz legend Davis' First Great Sextet and played on his iconic 1959...

Miles Davis, John Wayne, Lauryn Hill: It's A Big Day For Celebrity Birthdays

Happy Birthday! If that applies to you then congratulations because you share a day with some of the biggest entertainment legends in all of history. Today on Twitter, everyone's remembering the work of jazz legend...

Don Cheadle Adopted Miles Davis' Whisper Throughout Filming Biopic

The Hotel Rwanda star plays Davis in the film, which he also directs, and co-star Ewan MCGregor admits it was often tough to understand the man behind - and in front of -...

Miles Davis' Son Dies

Muhammad Abdullah, previously known as Miles Davis IV, passed away due to complications from a heart ailment. He was one of three children Davis shared with Irene Cawthon Davis-Oliver, and his sister,...

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 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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