Docus on the Beatles, jazz pianist James Booker and outlaw rocker Jerry McGill are among the highlights of L.A.’s Don’t Knock the Rock film fest slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Cinefamily.
Spearheaded by helmer Allison Anders, the annual gathering showcases a range of music-themed pics, filmmaker Q&As and panel seshes.
“Good Ol’ Freda,” a doc on Freda Kelly, longtime secretary to the Beatles, is among this year’s anticipated screenings. Narrative pics on the sked include “Strutter,” the completion of a trilogy of pics directed by Anders and Kurt Voss (pictured above).
Warner Music Group announced it has entered a partnership with the music streaming and discovery service Audiomack, marking the platform’s first licensing deal with a major label. According to the announcement, the two companies will work together on content concepts and explore ways to break emerging artists, connecting music fans with rising talent before they [...]
Two days after Taylor Swift fired off the latest salvo in her battle with Scooter Braun, the manager congratulated the singer on the campaign around her “brilliant” new album, “Lover,” which arrived last night. The message came after Swift said she will be re-recording songs from her first six albums, which are now owned by [...]
Sitting in a hot tub on “Saturday Night Live,” Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch stole the sobriquet “love-ah” from the lexicon of acceptable terms of endearment — and, by golly, Taylor Swift is reaching into that oily water and stealing it back. The word doesn’t sound unctuous on her lips as she repeats it in [...]
Travis Scott just revealed his new Netflix documentary in the most organic way possible: a social media post to his 18.5 million followers on Instagram. The photo consisted of him holding a series of VHS tapes, which turns out to be the trailer for his forthcoming documentary on Netflix titled “Look Mom I Can Fly.” [...]
A Beverly Hills real estate agent has been arrested on charges of stealing from the homes of celebrities, including Usher, Adam Lambert and “Real Housewives” star Dorit Kemsley. Jason Emil Yaselli, 32, is accused of encouraging an accomplice, Benjamin Ackerman, to enter homes during open houses in order to steal from them. Ackerman allegedly sold [...]
Taylor Swift went live on YouTube today to talk about the inspiration behind her new album “Lover,” dropping tonight. Those who tuned into the live event on Swift’s YouTube channel were virtual attendees of the “Lover’s Lounge,” which included an acoustic performance of her already released single “The Archer,” a Q&A sesh and a behind-the-scenes [...]
The remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus gave new meaning to “song of the summer” — it held the No. 1 spot for pretty much all of the warm weather months, from April until Aug. 19 when Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” put an end to its record-breaking 19-week reign [...]