Foo Fighters Rock an Ancient Amphitheater in PBS’ ‘Landmarks Live in Concert’
Nov10

Foo Fighters Rock an Ancient Amphitheater in PBS’ ‘Landmarks Live in Concert’

The 11-time Grammy award-winning Foo Fighters have performed all over the world, but never in Greece, until this past July when they gave an historic concert at the Acropolis in Athens. “We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years, but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” says frontman Dave Grohl at the beginning of “Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special,”...

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Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Chester Bennington at Hollywood Bowl
Nov01

Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Chester Bennington at Hollywood Bowl

By Michael Menachem It’s a rallying cry that resulted from the shocking, tragic and heartbreaking death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington: #FuckDepression.   The hashtag has been embraced by Linkin Park fans and those distraught after the loss of the band’s vocal powerhouse, who ended his own life July 20 after a battle with depression. And it played a key role in Friday’s emotional concert tribute to at the...

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Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History
Oct03

Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History

Janis Joplin, Santana, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston. A montage of performances by these artists kicks off the compelling new documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.” Those artists, along with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow and The Notorious B.I.G. are just some of music’s superstars whom the legendary record executive and producer has introduced to the...

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HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ Defines Two Legends of Modern Music
Jul07

HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ Defines Two Legends of Modern Music

A kid from Compton and a Brooklyn boy. Exactly no one could have predicted that these two disparate childhoods in humble circumstances on opposite coasts would breed two of the most innovative men in the music industry—Andre Young (Dr. Dre) and Jimmy Iovine– and that their eventual partnership would prove to be a game-changer, setting off ripples that still emanate through contemporary culture and in recent years, technology....

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You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters
Jun12

You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters

By Michael Menachem We are in the heat of Emmy campaign season, and perhaps the award for Best Performance at an FYC event should go to the cast of “Hairspray Live!” Key players from NBC’s December musical extravaganza, shot on the Universal Studios backlot, and top creative team members took the stage at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in NoHo Friday night to make their case.   Performing live for an enthusiastic...

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