Even though Carole Bayer Sager says that when writing her autobiography, "They're Playing Our Song," "I didn't want to write a book about songwriting," she's a good sport when pressed on the subject…
An acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record such Beatles hits as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” nabbed a whopping $2.4 million at an auction Saturday. The Beverly Hills auction…
Cynthia Lennon, first wife of the Beatles' John Lennon, has died in Mallorca, Spain, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 75. Her son Julian Lennon – himself a musician – announced his mother's…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Prepare to see a new, and rather melodic, side of Al Pacino. The acting legend and Oscar winner — renowned for playing mobsters, detectives or drug lords — shows off his surprisingly adept singing…
With his tufts of gravity-defying, shoe-polish hair and burnt-orange tan, Al Pacino has been sporting the look of a glammer-than-thou aging rock star for so long now that it's only fitting he's…
A new restoration of the Beatles’ 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” has been set to play in more than 50 cities nationwide over July 4 weekend. Janus Films announced that the music movie has been…
Variety noted that the times were already a-changin' back in 1958.
Those attracted to rock royalty showed up in droves June 14 at the Sunset Marquis' Morrison Hotel gallery for the private launch party of Julian Lennon's "Everything Changes," his sixth studio album…
"Backbeat," in effect, is one story that breaks into two stories, and the Beatles half ends up getting short-changed.
Variety's Q&A with songwriter Gerry Goffin
Despite admirable aspects, it's a less-than-magical history tour.