The Beatles

BBC cancels Christmas Day ‘Top of the Pops’ after nearly 60 years

The BBC canceled the Christmas Day “Top of the Pops” show, which was a holiday TV tradition in England for 57 years.

King Curtis was the greatest musician you’ve never heard of

King Curtis was at the peak of his career when he died, at 37, in 1971. He had backed Aretha Franklin at her landmark shows at the Fillmore West, and recorded a couple of tracks for John Lennon’s “Imagine” album.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 40: Inside the making of the masterpiece

It’s an achievement that even Jackson’s complicated legacy can’t overshadow.

The Beatles Vs. the Rolling Stones in Music and Cinema Tribute at Torino Film Festival

The Torino Film Festival, under the direction of Steve Della Casa, launched its 40th edition on Friday evening at the sumptuous Teatro Regio, not with a film screening,…

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…

Martin Scorsese and Olivia Harrison Share Stories and Poetry in Dedication to George Harrison

On the first bitterly cold night of New York City’s winter, director Martin Scorsese and his friend and one-time collaborator Olivia Harrison warmed a Sunday night’s crowd at…

Inside Duran Duran’s craziest coked-out exploits and wildest flings

Duran Duran was finally inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, 41 years after they first hit it big. But if there were ever a Hall of Fame for self-destructive exploits, the band would have been a shoo-in decades ago. 

Taylor Swift tickets are finally on sale. Here’s where to buy them.

Tickets for Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” are officially on sale. We’re here to help you find them.

Drake and 21 Savage’s ‘Her Loss’ Knocks Taylor Swift Off the Top With Massive First-Week Numbers

Drake and 21 Savage’s joint LP, “Her Loss,” enters the charts this week at No. 1 with the biggest first-week numbers for a hip-hop album in 2022. The…

Docs on Sports, Celebs Attract Bigger Audience

Prior to the advent of streaming, documentaries had a reputation for being, as Jerry Seinfeld put it at the 2007 Oscars, “incredibly depressing.” Politics, the environment, warfare, and…

Torino Film Festival to Open With Beatles, Rolling Stones-Focused Special Event

The Torino Film Festival, which celebrates its 40th edition this year, will open with a special musical and visual event focusing on two of the most iconic British…