Movies

All or Nothing at All showcases Frank Sinatra’s life through his music

All or Nothing at All showcases Frank Sinatra’s life through his music

The previously unheard 11-song set list from Frank Sinatra’s 1971 retirement party provides the perfect foundation for HBO’s exhaustive new biopic.

The Band, “The Well” from The Last Waltz (1978): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Well” from The Last Waltz (1978): Across the Great Divide

In this moment, the Band’s Richard Manuel sounds whole again, entirely present, a world away from the fading figure depicted in ‘The Last Waltz.’

Eddie and the Cruisers vs. the Barbusters: Odd Couples

Eddie and the Cruisers vs. the Barbusters: Odd Couples

Eddie and the Cruisers’ “On the Dark Side” faces the Barbusters’ “Light of Day” in a new edition of Odd Couples subtitled “Fakin’ the Bar Band Blues.”

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Mike Tiano on how one of the best movies ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo,’ nearly wasn’t.

The Last Waltz was nearly derailed, time and again: ‘It was like throwing the dice’

The Last Waltz was nearly derailed, time and again: ‘It was like throwing the dice’

‘The Last Waltz,’ released as a triple album on April 7, 1978, chronicled a guest-packed Band concert that overcame one complication after another.

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew': Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew': Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

‘The Wrecking Crew’ is an intriguing look at the typically anonymous musicians who helped complete so many hits of the Baby Boomer era.

The J. Geils Band, “One Last Kiss” from House Party Live In Germany (2015): One Track Mind

The J. Geils Band, “One Last Kiss” from House Party Live In Germany (2015): One Track Mind

In the run up to the J. Geils Band’s early-1980s-era hitmaking period, they still possessed the bluesy party-band grit of their earliest days.

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett blasted the ‘Sum of the Parts’ documentary as incomplete, even biased. He was right.

John Oates – Another Good Road (2015)

John Oates – Another Good Road (2015)

John Oates’ intimate forthcoming live release, ‘Another Good Road,’ gives us new perspective on an exciting period of musical growth.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

Remembering George Martin — both with and without the Beatles — on the occasion of the great producer’s 89th birthday.