Musicians

Film Factory Swoops on ‘The Blue Star,’ the Anticipated Feature Debut of Spain’s Javier Macipe (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — “Wild Tales” and “The Clan” sales agent Film Factory Ent has swooped on “The Blue Star” (“La Estrella Azul“), a fiction film inspired by the…

Chanda Dancy’s Music for ‘Devotion’ Places Her in Awards Contention

“Devotion,” says composer Chanda Dancy, “is about true eternal love. How do you translate love for family, love for your fellow man, love for your country, into music?…

Leonard Cohen Limited TV Drama, ‘Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai,’ Set With ‘Shtisel’ Writer Yehonatan Indursky

Leonard Cohen’s 1973 visit to the frontlines of the Yom Kippur war is set to be dramatized in a new limited TV series from Keshet International and Sixty-Six…

Bob Dylan Says He ‘Regrets’ an ‘Error in Judgment’ in Selling Machine-Signed Art and Books: ‘I Want to Rectify It Immediately’

Bob Dylan issued a rare public statement Friday night to admit that he “regrets” having made “an error in judgment” in using machine technology to affix duplicate signatures…

Donovan Unveils Historic David Gilmour Collaboration, ‘Rock Me,’ With ‘Gaelia’ Album Set to Follow (EXCLUSIVE)

Donovan has released a collaboration with David Gilmour, “Rock Me,” in anticipation of a new album, “Gaelia,” set to arrive one week from today. Variety is hosting the…

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2022

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle…

Kid Rock mourns Hank Williams’ home destruction: I’m ‘sick of seeing history torn to the ground’

“Whether it be in the form of monuments, statues and now something so important here in Nashville… where does it end?” Kid Rock asked.

Wilko Johnson, Ilyn Payne on ‘Game of Thrones’ and Dr. Feelgood Guitarist, Dies at 75

Wilko Johnson, an English guitarist and singer for the band Dr. Feelgood who also played the executioner Ser Ilyn Payne on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” died on Monday.…

Jennifer Lopez Instagram Account Deletes All Posts, Other Social Channels Go Dark

Without explanation, social media accounts for Jennifer Lopez have turned black and her widely followed Instagram was completely erased. The Instagram account for the singer, actor and producer…

Music Is One of the Biggest Stars of ‘White Lotus’ Season 2 — Which Is About to Get ‘Dark and Messed Up’

“The White Lotus” on HBO is loaded with compelling characters and escalating tensions that make Season 2 another splendid spectacle to behold. But it’s not just what we…

Music Industry Moves: Grammy Nominee Amy Allen Signs With Warner Chappell

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global admin deal with Amy Allen, the singer-songwriter credited for writing top singles for Harry Styles (“Adore You,” “Matilda”), Halsey (“Without Me,”…

How to watch the 2022 AMAs: Time, channel and what you need to know

This year’s ceremony will gather the hottest young musicians and the top legends in the biz for a magical night of great music, show-stopping fashions and memorable awards moments.