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10 Rockumentaries That Will Transform Your Listening Habits

Most rock documentaries do a great job of showing you how the music that has transformed your life came into being. Some focus on one artist, while others pull together the key players from a particular a scene, record label or recording studio. And there’s almost always a sequence where some of the people who recorded […]


Adele: ‘I Wish I Hadn’t Seen’ Amy Winehouse Documentary

After the release of her new single “Hello,” Adele has done her first interview in three years, this time with British magazine i-D. It’s a refreshingly candid look at the artist and mom, with some details about her third album 25, which will drop November 20. The Q&A is well worth a read. Adele has […]


WATCH: Asif Kapadia Wants People to See the Real Amy Winehouse in Documentary

British director Asif Kapadia arrives to the premiere of his film Amy in London. (JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty Images) As Amy, the British documentary on singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011, goes into wide release its U.K. director Asif Kapadia is welcoming to reviews. Last weekend his film enjoyed the best opening ever for a homegrown documentary […]

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WATCH: 14-Year-Old Amy Winehouse Sings ‘Happy Birthday’

The Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is released on July 3. It’s an attempt to pull together old, lost and familiar footage of Amy in action, and use it to tell her life story using her own words, and the words of people intimately involved in her life. This has not been an uncontroversial thing to […]

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5 Great British Soul Divas

Diva has shifted in meaning from a term to describe a female opera singer to a term that means both “woman who is really good at singing” and “woman who is something of a handful personally.” So it’s probably worth pointing out that the British soul divas in this list are definitely the former. They […]

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WATCH: Teaser for Amy Winehouse Documentary ‘Amy’

The first teaser trailer has arrived for the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, and as you may expect, it’s a combination of unseen footage, youthful naivety and then the after effects of a steamrolling fame juggernaut. The movie is released in the U.K. on July 3, and has been made by the same team who created […]


‘Fleming’: 10 Songs That Should Have Been James Bond Themes

The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” casts a very long shadow over popular culture. It’s not just there in the 23 songs that have been picked to represent each Bond movie as it comes out, it’s there whenever you get a string section slowly rising up to a minor-sixth, to ramp […]

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Love Is A Losing Game: Amy Winehouse At 30

Today, Amy Winehouse would have been 30 years old. In the London borough of Camden there are events planned to mark this event, all the way through September, with her family and friends working hard to keep her memory alive, a mere two years since she left them. And there are tributes and accolades planned […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five British Music Documentaries You Can View Online

Whether you’re a fan of One Direction or not, you’ve most likely seen clips of their new documentary This Is Us. It’s pretty bad-ass when bigger-than-life bands invite us backstage, giving us a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors. Let’s just say they’re not all “happy days” stories like 1D’s. Here are five […]

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What Makes An Icon Iconic? A Statue

It’s startling to think how quickly Amy Winehouse has shifted in public consciousness from aspiring singer to delightful hitmaker to tabloid chew-toy and on to a state of permanent deification, thanks to her untimely death. Not that her talent and personality is unworthy of this iconic status, but it has happened at an incredible speed, […]

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