Category: Miscellaneous

Soundtrack Producer Nick Redman Dies

Nick Redman, producer of several hundred soundtrack albums including the Star Wars Trilogy expanded editions from 1993 & 1997, Raiders of the Lost Ark (DCC, 1995), and Superman: The Movie (Rhino, 2000), died Thursday afternoon after a two-year battle with cancer.…

New Weekly Podcast Examining Williams’ Career

UPDATE: The podcast is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Jeff Commings’ new weekly podcast The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey examines the 60-year career of John Williams in chronological order, from his first film in 1959 to the…

Williams Recovering at Home in LA

John Williams “is home and doing fine, taking a period to rest and recover properly”, according to album producer and Williams friend Mike Matessino, who posted the update on the FSM Boards. Williams, who is recovering from an illness that…

John Williams Returning to Los Angeles This Week

As first posted on our Forums, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds (and subsequently reported by everyone else), John Williams is expected to return to Los Angeles this week after recovering from a “routine illness” that prevented him to conduct the London…

John Williams Makes Significant Pledge to L.A. Philharmonic

Famed composer-conductor John Williams and his wife, Samantha, have made a significant pledge to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Campaign, it was announced Friday. The total amount of the gift was not disclosed, but goes toward the organization’s $500 million…

Margot Kidder, ‘Superman’ Actress, Dies at 69

Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” films, has died. She was 69. The actress died in her sleep at her home on Sunday in Livingston, Mont., her publicist Camilla Fluxman…

Williams Donates All His Scores to Juilliard

The Juilliard School announced today that it has received a bequest from Academy Award-winning composer and conductor John Williams of his complete library of concert music and film music scores as well as his sketchbooks. Mr. Williams, who studied piano…