Music documentary

Who shot the sheriff? : The Bob Marley Netflix Music Documentary Series

Despite all the scholarship that exists in pop history, many mysteries remain: who killed Jam Master Jay; what happened precisely on the night of Sam Cooke’s death; and what exactly was the relationship between Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon? New to Netflix Remastered docuseries seeks to investigate these and other stories in the coming months, […]

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Review of Bad Reputation – clever and fun rock retrospective of Joan Jett | Music documentary

IIt’s a strange but all too common phenomenon that film biographies of music stars often leave the viewer less fond of the subject as a person, sometimes in direct proportion to how much he or she liked the subject’s work beforehand. (See, for example, Nina Simone bio-doc What Happened, Miss Simone? and Lady Gaga’s tribute […]

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Netflix Reveals First Unscripted Music Series, ‘Westside’

Netflix unveiled its first unscripted music show today. “Westside,” which premieres Nov. 9, is an eight-episode genre-defining series that follows the lives, loves, and varied struggles of nine aspiring artists (including the former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano) as they pursue ever-elusive success in the modern music industry. Eschewing the standard competition-style format, this innovative […]

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Realscreen “Archive” Netflix Has Unscripted Music Series “Westside” For November

Netflix will release its latest unscripted series Western coast worldwide on November 9. The series follows nine young Los Angeles-based musicians, with each episode offering insight into their creative processes, personal lives, and efforts to break into the industry. Verité-style documentary footage will offer behind-the-scenes access, combined with music videos featuring their original songs. Western […]

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“A Star Is Born”: In the triumph of Lady Gaga in the musical film of the year

In the new episode of our podcast, Rolling Stone music now, we dive into the musical film of the year, A star is born. To listen to the full discussion, hit play below or download and subscribe on itunes Where Spotify. Will Lady Gaga win an Oscar for her revealing performance, and what will she […]