Alan Light


Lady Gaga, 2017

From 'Gaga' to 'Whitney': Music Docs Offer an Intimate Look at Icons Beyond the Stage

In the past few years, documentaries about music have truly come of age. Where once there may have been a sense that these were stories for niche audiences, recently a number of music-focused films became box-office triumphs and Oscar winners ("Searching for Sugar Man," "20 Feet From Stardom," "Amy") or major contenders ("What Happened, Miss Simone?").
Big 4

Grammys Preview: The Best Bets For The Big Four Awards

In another year shaping up to be dominated by a clash of titans (a British pop savant, a Compton rap genius), there’s still plenty of room for surprises in the top Grammy categories -- whether they’re icons getting personal (JAY-Z, Gaga), former teen stars going for grown-up cred (hello, Harry), rappers on the rise or, yes, Taylor Swift.
Mudcrutch, 1974

Tom Petty, One of Rock's Most Loyal Band Leaders

Tom Petty was never shy about fighting for his artistic vision, but his reward was the joy of jamming with his friends -- in the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch and Traveling Wilburys.
Gregg Allman performs on stage on the third day of Azkena Rock Festival at Recinto Mendizabala on June 25, 2011 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

In Memory of Gregory Allman: Writer Alan Light Recalls His Time With the Midnight Rider

When Gregg Allman’s devoted manager, Michael Lehman, first spoke to me about working with Gregg on his autobiography, I was skeptical. But soon enough, every few weeks I would fly down, check into a Motel 6 next to a Waffle House off the highway, head down the road to his house and spend a couple of days talking through his astonishing history.