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  • Hans Zimmer brings movie music to life for concert DVD

    Hans Zimmer brings movie music to life for concert DVD

    17th and 18th-century composers were often treated like rock stars back in their day, back when there really was no other form of popular music save what we now regard as classical music.  It isn’t often that today’s auteurs are afforded such exalted status outside the genre, and when they do...
  • Radiohead and Hans Zimmer collaborate for 'Blue Planet II' track '(Ocean) Bloom'

    Radiohead and Hans Zimmer collaborate for 'Blue Planet II' track '(Ocean) Bloom'

    Radiohead and composer Hans Zimmer revealed a new collaboration today (Sept. 27), releasing the track "(Ocean) Bloom" for BBC's upcoming docuseries "Blue Planet II."  For fans of Radiohead, the track will sound familiar as it is a reworking of the song "Bloom" from their 2011 album The King of Limbs...
  • Hans Zimmer is an early Oscar favorite with masterful 'Dunkirk' score

    Hans Zimmer is an early Oscar favorite with masterful 'Dunkirk' score

    Tick-tick-tick. If you’ve seen director Christopher Nolan’s superb WWII thriller “Dunkirk,” you already know the relentless intensity of the film is underscored by the ticking clock sounds laced throughout the soundtrack, which was composed Nolan’s longtime collaborator Hans Zimmer. “Dunkirk...
  • Hans Zimmer performing the opening medley at a recent performance

    Review: Hans Zimmer rocks the Entertainment Capital of the World

    Following his much-talked about performance last weekend at Coachella, Academy Award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King”) brought his Revealed 2017 tour to the Entertainment Capital of World last night, April 21. Performing in front of a captivated crowd at Las Vegas' newest...
  • Coachella was filled with new experiences for many first time attendees. 

    10 things you learn at your first Coachella

    It doesn't matter how many shows or festivals you've been to; there's only one Coachella. More than a mere music festival, Coachella is one of the most famous events in the world, period. For any self-respecting fan of live music, it's a pilgrimage one must eventually make. This year, AXS.com sent...
  • Movie composer Hans Zimmer bringing live show to Dallas in July

    Movie composer Hans Zimmer bringing live show to Dallas in July

    Movie fans know the music of Hans Zimmer thanks to blockbusters like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Lion King” featuring his scores. Fans in the Dallas area will get a special chance to hear his scores and other musical creations live when he comes to the Verizon Theatre at...
  • Iconic film composer Hans Zimmer announced that he will embark on a full North American tour starting in July. 

    Hans Zimmer announces full North American summer tour

    Hans Zimmer, The man behind the music of iconic films such as The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, made headlines back in the fall when it was announced that he’d be playing his first ever concerts in North America with three select shows around his...
  • Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Two years after the grand opening of Dismaland, Banksy is back with another dystopian attraction, this time a hotel. The Walled Off Hotel, which proudly boasts the “worst view of any hotel in the world," sits over the wall separating Palestine from Israel in the West Bank in Bethlehem. According to...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Hans Zimmer

    5 things you didn't know about Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer is known for his staggering film scores for "Rain Man,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” “Batman: The Dark Knight” and (many) more. The prolific Academy Award-winning composer and his 22-piece band are currently on tour and will stop by LA’s Microsoft Theater on April...
  • Before he takes the stage at Coachella, here at ten of Hans Zimmer's best film score pieces. 

    Top 10 best Hans Zimmer songs

    Some say it’s John Williams, while others will say it’s Thomas Newman or Howard Shore. The title for greatest cinematic composer however, may have to go to none other than Hans Zimmer. Throughout his forty year career, Hans Zimmer has provided the musical backdrop and emotional accompaniment to some...
  • According to Moby, preferring the higher quality of vinyl over digitally compressed audio is an inner human desire. 

    According to Moby, choosing to listen to music on vinyl is more of a basic human instinct

    On Friday, a noteworthy panel made up of musicians and composers including Jean-Michel Jarre, Moby, Julia Holter, and Little Boots, took to Facebook Live to discuss a topic that holds a pretty heavy importance to each of their respective genres, audio. The topic of high quality audio has long been a...
  • Leona Lewis performs "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator on the new album featuring songs written by Hans Zimmer.

    Listen to Leona Lewis cover Hans Zimmer’s inspiring ‘Now We Are Free’ from ‘Gladiator’

    This is for anyone who has shed a tear or felt total inspiration during the emotional final scene of Gladiator. Film and music fans had a reason to celebrate when Sony Classical announced last week that some of the most memorable pieces written by legendary film composer Hans Zimmer would be...
  • Sony is releasing a compilation album of covers featuring the work of legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer. 

    Hans Zimmer’s best film scores to be covered on new best of album, ‘The Classics’

    Fans of the legendary film composer Hans Zimmer should be excited for a what will be a pretty eventful 2017 for him. On top of playing his first ever concerts in the United States as part of a spring/summer international tour next year, Sony has now announced that they’ll be releasing a compilation...
  • Hans Zimmer announces dates for his first ever United States concerts

    Hans Zimmer announces dates for his first ever United States concerts

    One of the greatest film composers in history is taking his concert tour to the United States, as Hans Zimmer announced on Monday the dates for a limited number of American live performances. "Hans Zimmer Revealed" will bring the four-time Grammy Award winner to the States for his first ever...
  • Iconic composer Hans Zimmer announces first concerts in the U.S. with 2017 tour dates

    Iconic composer Hans Zimmer announces first concerts in the U.S. with 2017 tour dates

    If you’re at least a somewhat active film fan, you’ve most likely heard some of Hans Zimmer’s incredible and memorable music to go along with some of the biggest movie blockbusters in cinematic history. The German composer who has written music for over 150 films including Inception, The Lion King...
  • Martin Tillman reaffirms the power of love with his latest album 'Superhuman'

    Martin Tillman reaffirms the power of love with his latest album 'Superhuman'

    World-renowned Swiss cellist and film composer, Martin Tillman, has recently released a beautiful new album entitled, Superhuman, which is dedicated to his wife Eva who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis nine years ago. AXS spoke to the accomplished artist about his incredible career working on...
  • 'Music of DC Comics, Vol. 2' offers the best of comic sounds

    'Music of DC Comics, Vol. 2' offers the best of comic sounds

    Music and comic books have been intersecting for decades - something that is celebrated in The Music of DC Comics, Vol. 2, the second comic-based compilation album released by WaterTower Records. WaterTower is the label of Warner Bros., which has been the home for a number of huge comic book...
  • Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL team up for 'Batman v. Superman' album

    Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL team up for 'Batman v. Superman' album

    It's only fitting that the album for the biggest superhero pairing should be a collaboration of composers. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL have joined forces for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, creating an interestingly blended new sound to go with this year's...
  • 6 of the most epic movie soundtracks ever

    6 of the most epic movie soundtracks ever

    When people first heard that Ludovico Einaudi was hitting the road for a string of UK dates, a lot of excited smiles were seen all around. After all, the man is a true legend. He’s penned some incredible film scores in his time, and has won countless awards and accolades throughout his illustrious...
  • Film composers who have worked on video games

    Film composers who have worked on video games

    Many modern day composers are well known for creating soundtracks for films, oftentimes earning not only large sums of money but also critical acclaim and an occasional Academy Award nomination. More recently, as video games become more sophisticated and become more acknowledged as works of art...
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