Nearly 40 years ago, The Rolling Stones decided to film four performances in Ft. Worth and Houston for a theatrical release. The finished film, Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones, has just been released on DVD. Critic Milo Miles reviews the performance.
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman's concert film Jesus is Magic is about to come out on DVD. It's the screen version of her one-woman off-Broadway stage show, with scenes performed before a live audience interwoven with musical numbers and backstage shots. Silverman's act tends to walk the line between irreverent and possibly offensive, with jokes about Sept. 11, AIDS and the Holocaust. This interview originally aired Nov. 9, 2005.
Singer-songwriter Neil Young and film director Jonathan Demme talk about their documentary Heart of Gold, which comes out on DVD June 13. It follows Young in the first public performances of his work from the CD Prairie Wind, the final album of his Harvest trilogy. This interview originally aired Feb. 9, 2006.
You may know them as Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock. Or as Michael Diamond, Adam Yauch, and Adam Horovitz. Or simply, the Beastie Boys. For their new concert film, Awesome; I... Shot That!, they gave cameras to their fans in the crowd.
After having its premiere at the recent Sundance Film Festival, Heart of Gold is arriving in theaters around the country. The film is directed by Jonathan Demme and was shot in Nashville, Tenn., last August.
David Johansen was a member of the early 1970s glam-punk band the New York Dolls. They often wore both makeup and leather as they played a raw, aggressive style of rock. The group's influence spread far beyond its two studio albums, as it paved the way for rough-riding bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols. This year, the singer Morrissey asked the New York Dolls to reunite for his UK Meltdown festival. A CD and DVD came out of the performance, called The Return of the New York Dolls: Live from Royal Festival Hall 2004.
Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker. One of America's foremost documentary producers, Pennebaker has brought his cinema verite approach to subjects ranging from Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, to Castro's Cuba, to Bob Dylan's first tour of Britain. Music has been the source of much of Pennebaker's work. His films have featured the likes of Pablo Cassals, jazz singer Dave Lambert, rocker David Bowie, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Pennebaker's film on Bob Dylan, Don't Look Back, is being released on DVD. (REBROADCAST. ORIGINAL DATE 7/5/89.)
Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker. One of America's foremost documentary producers, Pennebaker has brought his cinéma verité approach to subjects ranging from Castro's Cuba, to Jimmy Carter's energy policy, to Bob Dylan's first tour of Britain. Music has been the source of much of Pennebaker's work. His films have featured the likes of Pablo Cassals, Van Cliburn, jazz singer Dave Lambert, rocker David Bowie, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.