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).
BTS have announced eight stadium dates for their global “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour. The tour kicks off on May 4 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles before traveling through Chicago, New Jersey, Brazil, London and France. It is scheduled to hit two stadiums in Japan the following July. The group has dates [...]
Ahead of its March 3 premiere on HBO, “Leaving Neverland” director Dan Reed tells Variety he is open to creating a follow-up to his controversial four-hour documentary revolving around sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. If, that is, he would be able make contact with the King of Pop’s earlier high-profile accusers, Jordan Chandler and [...]
Even after a Grammy Awards show that was judged to be the strongest in years — one that addressed many long-standing issues regarding female and minority inclusion — a top-level Grammy executive once again sowed discord. While the Feb. 10 telecast featured many dynamic moments and a nominee list filled with female and minority artists, [...]
Mandy Moore opened up about her marriage to Ryan Adams on Monday’s episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. While the interview was taped before the publication of the Feb. 13 New York Times report in which multiple women, including Moore, accuse Adams of sexual misconduct or emotionally abusive behavior, she speaks freely about the “unhealthy dynamic” in [...]
In the wake of #MeToo stories flaring up in the music world as a result of a flurry of accusations against singer Ryan Adams, many more female musicians have been taking to social media to share their own stories of debasement, among them singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless. As a result of Loveless’ posts alleging that she [...]
Queen will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy announced on social media today. The move, which is not completely a surprise, comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band and its late singer, Freddie Mercury. The band now performs under the [...]
UPDATED: A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, CNN reports, citing two sources close to the case. The latest round of accusations against the singer — who has allegations of sexual misconduct against him dating back 25 years, although he has never been [...]