Music documentary

Award-winning musical documentary ‘Rumble’ is a labor of love for San Diego’s Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas was just 23 when he became Rod Stewart’s lead guitarist in 1988, followed by collaborations with Mick Jagger, Public Enemy, INXS’ Michael Hutchence, Was (Not Was), Justin Timberlake, The Great Drummer jazz Ronald Shannon Jackson and more. He’s also released several solo albums, has his own line of signature Framus Guitars models, and […]

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A brief history of “School of Rock”, the best musical film of the 21st century

The phrase “child star” is loaded to say the least – conjuring up images of caffeinated stage parents and potentially drug-addicted futures as much as it implies fame and success. But the star children of Rock school, many of whom cite pseudo-rock music as their first and only film credits, were more than just child […]

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Musical documentary ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ dynamically follows the contributions of Native Americans

Link Wray’s 1958 guitar-instrumental single “Rumble” was banned from key US radio markets for fear that its wordless bluster would encourage juvenile delinquency. The track “grab-you-by-the-solar-plexus” galvanized generations of rock and punk musicians. It’s also a powerful entry point for Catherine Bainbridge’s new documentary, a dynamic investigation into a criminally overlooked aspect of American popular […]

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Snapchat: Billboard targets millennials with a series of music documentaries

Billboard produces the first original music programming to appear on Snapchat. “Artist’s Pass” is a music documentary series that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how musicians prepare for their performances. The episodes, sponsored by Honda, are about four to five minutes long and will feature artists Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Rae Sremmurd, with […]

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Billboard offers a series of music documentaries on Snapchat

Luke Bryan performs during the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Erika Goldring | WireImage | Getty Images Billboard is bringing a series of music documentaries to Snapchat. “Artist Pass” is Snapchat’s first original music lineup, offering a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they prepare for performances. […]