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A Brief Guide to the Endless Hip-Hop Samples of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone, the celebrated Italian film composer who died on Monday at the age of 91, could elevate any film…
Zach Schonfeld / July 8, 2020

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, who won an Oscar in 2016 for The Hateful Eight, died on Monday (July 6). He was 91 years old. Morricone…
Emily Tan / July 6, 2020

Ennio Morricone Scores Big Appellate Win in Copyright Termination Suit

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone was handed a major legal win Wednesday when an appellate court held he can reclaim rights for six Italian films he scored…

Where the Hell Did That Ennio Morricone Quote About Quentin Tarantino Come From?

To the extent that a 90-year-old Italian composer of film scores can cause a scandal with an interview quote, Ennio Morricone seemed to have done…
Andy Cush / November 12, 2018

Ennio Morricone Denies Calling Quentin Tarantino a Cretin [UPDATED]

Italian composer Ennio Morricone — known for his work on The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and Days Of Heaven, among others — and Quentin Tarantino collaborated…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / November 11, 2018

Ennio Morricone Is Suing for the Rights to Three of His Movie Scores

Ennio Morricone—the legendary film composer behind the scores for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, and others—is suing…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 1, 2016

Ennio Morricone Wins First Best Original Score Oscar for ‘The Hateful Eight’

Italian composer Ennio Morricone won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Quentin Tarantino's 2015 Western, The Hateful Eight. It's Morricone's…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

RZA Shares Remix to Adrian Younge’s ‘Hands of God’

Wu-Tang Clan head honcho the RZA has released his remix to soul producer Adrian Younge's "Hands of God," featuring Laetitia Sadler of Stereolab and Israeli…
Andrew Unterberger / December 30, 2015

Win VIP Passes to See Ennio Morricone Live in Los Angeles and New York

Iconic film composer Ennio Morricone will play two rare concerts in the U.S. this March, and SPIN is handing out VIP passes to the shows.
SPIN Staff / January 22, 2014

Grammys 2014: The Beatles and Kraftwerk Earn Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Beatles, Kraftwerk, and the Isley Brothers will all be honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award early next year. The special, invite-only ceremony…
Kyle McGovern / December 12, 2013

Ennio Morricone Packs a 200-Person Orchestra for Two Rare U.S. Shows

Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone will bring some of his most iconic works to life for two concerts in the U.S. next year. As BrooklynVegan…
Kyle McGovern / October 21, 2013

Ennio Morricone Says Quentin Tarantino ‘Django’ Beef Was Overdone

Last week, news broke that legendary film score composer Ennio Morricone expressed discontent with the way in which Quentin Tarantino used his music in Django Unchained.
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

Ennio Morricone Hated How Quentin Tarantino Used His Music in ‘Django Unchained’

Ever since Kill Bill Vol. 1, you can't watch a Quentin Tarantino film without hearing the work of Ennio Morricone, the legendary Italian composer whose…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

Quentin Tarantino Talks ‘Inglorious Basterds’ Soundtrack

From arcane genre tropes to unearthed pop nuggets (to, some might say, entire movies), Quentin Tarantino is nothing if not cinema's most astute borrower.So it…
Steve Kandell / August 17, 2009