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Miles Davis Albums From Worst To Best

Miles Davis was one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century. How important? He’s one of the two or three jazz musicians non-jazz fans have heard of, and may even have heard something by. More »

By: Phil Freeman / November 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release an album with one of her favorite musicians, David Byrne. During some downtime at last weekend’s Rock En Seine festival where St. Vincent was playing a set, French site SourdoreilleMore »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

Check Out The First Photo Of Don Cheadle As Miles Davis

We learned last month that Don Cheadle is starring as Miles Davis in Miles Ahead, a crowdfunded biopic that doubles as Cheadle’s directorial debut. Above, find the first image of Cheadle in character circa 1969’s In A Silent Way, via EW, where you can also find an interview with Cheadle. The film will focus o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 7, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Don Cheadle Crowdfunding Miles Davis Biopic

Don Cheadle has talked about his hopes of making a Miles Davis biopic for quite a while, though that possibility has seemed less and less likely as time passed. To give some perspective, the last time we reported on this, Arcade Fire had released only one album and this was what dubstep sounded like. Now… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 4, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Baroness’s John Baizley On Six Influential Album Covers

John Dyer Baizley is probably best known as the frontman of Savannah, GA’s Baroness, but his visual artwork is arguably even more famous than his music. Among his other pursuits, for years now Baizley has been producing some of the most unique, intriguing, stylish, and bizarre album covers in the world (including, of course, all… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 27, 2012 - 1:38 pm

The ‘Gum Drop XIII: Hear New Frog Eyes, Win New Miles Davis

‘Gum Droppers, you may wanna pop into that spam folder; there’s a good chance this week’s blast wound up sorted alongside other sordid emails due to Frog Eyes’ “Shit” containing song title. The track itself’s a reworked version of “The Policy Merchant,” which appears in its initial whispery form on Frog Eyes’s excellent fourth proper… More »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2007 - 12:26 pm

Video Hangover: Artists United Against Apartheid – “Sun City”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. This week: a young Silvio Dante and friends fight the power — and win. More »

By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007 - 11:13 am

Casting Couch: Miles Davis

Earlier this year, we celebrated Don Cheadle being tapped to play the Prince Of Darkness in a biopic tackling the jazz innovator’s legendary career and tumultuous personal life. But according to the New York Times article this weekend, that may have been premature. Not only have Cheadle’s people declined comment on playing Miles, but there… More »

By: Stereogum / November 20, 2006 - 9:47 am

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were deadMore »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm

The Rerebirth Of Cool

He’s been gone for 15 years, but that’s not stopping Miles Davis from having a crazy busy 2006. The King of Cool is celebrating his 80th year with lots of CD releases, a book, a DVD, a Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction and talks of a biopic (starring Don Cheadle, so you know… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2006 - 11:31 am

Rock Hall ’06 Nominees

The R&R HOF committee, which hates every band that debuted in 1981, has announced its new inductees:Black Sabbath (eighth time’s a fucking charm!)
Miles Davis
Sex Pistols
Lynyrd SkynyrdDo they still do those drunk Paul Schaefer-supported superjams at the end of the night? ‘Cause this one would be totally awesome, in an unlistenable some-of-us-are-dead… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 28, 2005 - 11:07 am

Class Of 1981 Snubbed

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ballots have been mailed, and apparently the nominating committee couldn’t find one newly eligible act to include. Artists can be nominated 25 years after the release of their first album. No one with a 1981 debut made the cut … and actually, I can’t think of one off the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 19, 2005 - 7:02 pm

Modest Mouse

Last night we went to see Collateral. The plan was to see Napoleon Dynamite, but I couldn’t convince Kevan that it was better than all the bad reviews imply. I will find someone to see it with me one of these days.

Collateral was actually pretty great for a shoot-‘em-up thriller (directed by Michael… More »

By: Stereogum / August 7, 2004 - 3:32 pm