1. Will 'The Get Down' Succeed Where 'Vinyl' Failed? A Look at Netflix's New Hip-Hop Drama

    August 11, 2016 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A  few weeks before the debut of Netflix’s new Baz Luhrmann -helmed hip-hop -odyssey, The Get Down , the show’s young stars are feeling a little antsy. In a -production office — part of a network of red-brick factory -buildings in Queens where much ...

  2. Industry Vets on How HBO's 'Vinyl' Depicts the Business: 'The Characters Are Dead On'

    February 19, 2016 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Industry veterans give the HBO series created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter high marks for telling it like it was. The Martin Scorsese-directed pilot for Vinyl begins with American Century Records chief Richie Finestra (Bobby Ca ...

  3. Trailer for Scorsese and Jagger's HBO Series on the Music Industry of the Past 'Smashes You Over the Head'

    October 05, 2015 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the release of a teaser trailer in August, HBO has unveiled a longer, debauchery-filled look at Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger 's upcoming music industry series Vinyl . Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie, an amped-up record label pre ...

  4. Newport Folk Festival Marks 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

    July 19, 2015 11:16 PM EDT On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan strode onto a stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar and gave the music world a shock. Wearing a black leather jacket, the darling of the folk movement and singer of protest so ...

  5. Martin Scorsese Brings Brooklyn Record Store Back to the '70s for New HBO Show

    July 09, 2015 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooklyn record store Rough Trade undergoes its second makeover of the year. The Brooklyn arm of British-borne record store Rough Trade -- also a label of high repute -- underwent a vintage makeover for the second time this year. But instead of reme ...

  6. SundanceTV Reveals Premiere Dates for New Series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter'

    July 01, 2015 4:35 PM EDT SundanceTV on Wednesday (July 1) announced the premiere dates for its new original nonfiction series  Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter ,  produced in partnership with  THR . The show, featuring roundtable discussions with this season's lea ...

  7. Baz Luhrmann Musical Takes Residency at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay (Exclusive)

    May 21, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new musical spectacular featuring Baz Luhrmann's greatest works will be joining Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey on the Vegas strip. Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and For The Record have teamed up for a Mandalay Bay residency to present a unique ...

  8. SundanceTV Greenlights New Series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter'

    May 19, 2015 1:00 PM EDT SundanceTV said Tuesday that it has greenlighted a new original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter , produced in partnership with THR. The series will be comprised of 14 hourlong episodes, with the first seven episodes beginni ...

  9. Watch: Martin Scorsese Voices New Apple Ad

    February 22, 2015 3:41 PM EST 1.876 k 86 37 Apple has released its latest iPad Air 2 ad, just in time for Oscar Sunday (Feb. 22). Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage The commercial -- which is set to air during the Academy Awards telecast on ABC -- features voiceover by director Mart ...

  10. HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger-Produced Rock Drama

    December 02, 2014 3:19 PM EST The 1970s-set series, from 'Boardwalk Empire' duo Martin Scorsese & Terence Winter, has been in development since 2011. HBO has picked up to series a rock 'n' roll drama from Boardwalk Empire 's Martin Scorsese and Ter ...

  11. Mick Jagger Talks James Brown, Elvis & Making Movies

    October 23, 2014 10:53 PM EDT Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year's James Brown biopic "Get on Up&qu ...

  12. Mick Jagger: Rock Memoirs a 'Glutted Market'

    January 22, 2014 9:37 PM EST 1 0 0 Mick Jagger is best known for his musical pursuits, of course -- his accomplishments as frontman of the Rolling Stones need no introduction. But lately, the singer is turning his attention to a new medium: TV and film. And rather than split time bet ...

  13. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johan ...

  14. Beatles 'Help!' Comes to Blu-Ray

    May 16, 2013 5:31 AM EDT Beatles fans: “Help!” will be here soon. Nearly 48 years after its theatrical release, the Fab Four’s second feature film will be issued on the Blu-ray format this June with a stack of extra material. The Blu-ray edition of “Help!” will carry the ...

  15. Rolling Stones Give Brooklyn What It Wants

    December 09, 2012 3:15 AM EST Hours/23 Songs/50 Years -- Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron Fuggedabout Age and Rock Brooklyn for the First Time "It's great to be here in Brooklyn, in this great new arena," Mick Jagger said early in the Rolling Stones ' first-eve ...

  16. Talking Rock Docs, a 'Niche Business' with 'Great Passion', at the Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (L-R): Stephen Kessler, Director, "Paul Williams Still Alive", Robin Klein, Film Producer, "Charlie Is My Darling", Evan Saxon, Partner, D&E Entertainment, Morgan Neville, Documentary Filmmaker/Producer, Glen Zipper, Head o ...

  17. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  18. Rolling Stones Gather at London's Marquee Club On 50th Anniversary

    July 12, 2012 7:46 AM EDT A half-century ago tomorrow, The Rolling Stones took the stage for the first time. And the Glimmer Twins and company have returned to the scene of the crime. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood posed this week for veteran ro ...

  19. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Launches Label Named After 'Northern Exposure' Character

    June 12, 2012 9:09 PM EDT The inspiration behind Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's new label Chigliak Records is a noble one: to bring to the world long lost treasures that never saw commercial release (let alone success) in hopes of exposing these recordings to a new ...

  20. Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert On The Way, May Set Off A String of Lawsuits

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT When Tupac Shakur took the stage in hologram form at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, hundreds of thousands of onlookers reveled in seeing one of hip-hop's greatest performers seemingly brought back from the dead. Shakur ...

  21. Glenn Frey Has Plan for Touring Around 'History of the Eagles' Doc

    May 09, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rocker Talks Eagles Projects, Touring and Brand New 'After Hours' Covers Album Even though it's the group's 40th anniversary this year, the Eagles -- who wrapped a short spate of touring last weekend with a show at the New Orlean ...

  22. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in t ...

  23. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  24. Corey Harris on 'Meeting' Woody Guthrie, Working With Wilco & His New Film

    April 06, 2012 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Corey Harris was an adjunct player in the "Mermaid Avenue" project helmed by Billy Bragg and Wilco. But with the "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions" box set arriving April 21, the roots music troubadour says he has fond memor ...

  25. 'Marley' Documentary Eyes 4/20 Release

    March 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date of April 20 for the documentary "Marley" - more commonly referred to as 4/20 - but director Kevin Macdonald has already plotted the bonus material for the DVD package. The two ho ...

  26. Bob Marley Documentary Gets an April Release, DVD Release Gets Plenty of Bonus Material

    March 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Phil Gallo, Austin, Texas Magnolia Pictures has set the not-so-surprising release date of April 20 for the documentary "Marley" - more commonly referred to as 4/20 - but director Kevin Macdonald has already plotted the bonus material for ...

  27. Sundance 2012: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Sends off LCD Soundsystem in Style

    January 24, 2012 11:45 AM EST LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy, the star of the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits," received a standing ovation from the Egyptian Theatre crowd following the Sunday night premiere of the concert film about the end of his band. ...

  28. Bob Dylan Pays Tribute to Scorsese: Watch

    January 13, 2012 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 None other than Bob Dylan took the stage to pay tribute to director Martin Scorsese on Friday night, performing "Blind Willie McTell" in honor of the filmmaker at the Critics Choice Awards. The Hollywood performance came as part of a large ...

  29. Lenny Kravitz Earns Top French Honor

    December 01, 2011 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Rocker Lenny Kravitz , a New York native, has been recognized for his achievements via one of France's most prestigious cultural awards. The "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer was named Officer of the Order of Arts by culture minister F ...

  30. Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan/Janis Joplin Photographer, Dies at 80

    October 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Photographer Barry Feinstein, who captured behind-the-scenes images from rock's golden age and shot iconic album covers for Bob Dylan and George Harrison, died in upstate New York on Thursday. He was 80. Agent Dave Brolan said Feinstein, who li ...

  31. Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter's 1970s Rock 'n' Roll Drama Gaining Heat at HBO

    October 18, 2011 9:51 PM EDT HBO is getting ready to move with "Jagger." The premium cable network is very hot on a script that "Boardwalk Empire's" Terence Winter has turned in for an untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll project in development, sou ...

  32. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of S ...

  33. Former Michael Jackson Manager Frank DiLeo Dies

    August 24, 2011 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry executive Frank DiLeo, who managed Michael Jackson 's career in the 1980s and returned as his manager in the superstar's final days, has died. He was 64. Publicist Karen Sundell says DiLeo died Wednesday morning. The cause o ...

  34. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Acquired by HBO for North America

    July 13, 2011 3:47 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his ...

  35. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  36. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over th ...

  37. Rare Jimi Hendrix Song Tangled in Dispute

    October 15, 2010 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jimi Hendrix estate, Martin Scorsese and an old saxophone player named Lonnie Youngblood are among those battling over a 40-year-old song entitled "Georgia Blues" that was recently featured on a Scorsese-directed PBS special on blues m ...

  38. Rare Jimi Hendrix Song Tangled In Dispute

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jimi Hendrix estate, Martin Scorsese and an old saxophone player named Lonnie Youngblood are among those battling over a 40-year-old song entitled "Georgia Blues" that was recently featured on a Scorsese-directed PBS special on blues ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen Premieres 'Darkness' Doc, Chats with Edward Norton

    September 15, 2010 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ruce Springsteen figures his first three albums, including the classic "Born to Run," were a prequel to the rest of his career. He really started to find a purposeful working life with his fourth record, 1978's "Darkness on the ...

  40. Jimi Hendrix Estate Sued by Former Bandmate

    July 15, 2010 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 L onnie Youngblood was a hotshot sax player on the New York club circuit in the mid-1960s when he crossed paths with Jimmy James, a young musician who was turning heads with his dazzling virtuosity on the electric guitar. After briefly playing in Yo ...

  41. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "proba ...

  42. Scorsese's George Harrison Doc Nearing Completion

    May 17, 2010 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Martin Scorsese swept into the Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel down the coast from Cannes on Saturday afternoon with George Harrison 's widow, Olivia. The two have been collaborating on a documentary about the famous songwriter for the past thre ...

  43. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said ...

  44. Woodstock At 40: The Sights, The Sounds, The Stories

    July 30, 2009 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like so many things during the latter '60s, some say if you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there. That may be true. And, of course, there are generations now who were too young to attend the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fa ...

  45. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese a ...

  46. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No ...

  47. Nov 25th 2008

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned down by more than 70 machin ...

  48. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his S 2006 - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde ...

  49. Artist Guy Peellaert Dies

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist, photographer and illustrator Guy Peellaert, who designed covers for the David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, died Monday at age 74, according to the Telegraph UK . The Brussels-born artist, who created posters for a number of top films, inc ...

  50. Demme Replaces Scorsese On Bob Marley Film

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jonathan Demme has boarded the Tuff Gong Pictures/ Shangri-La Entertainment Bob Marley documentary, replacing the previously announced Martin Scorsese as director. The backers said Scorsese has exited Jonathan Demme has boarded the Tuff Gong Picture ...

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