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  • 30 Seconds to Mars Documentary Wins People's Choice Award in Toronto

    30 Seconds to Mars Documentary Wins People's Choice Award in Toronto | ARTICLE

    Jared Leto gets a laugh when he first appears onscreen in Artifact, the new documentary about his band 30 Seconds to Mars' label troubles, holding his middle finger in the air from under his bedsheets. A bid for the cameraman to...

    September 18, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • Spike Lee Revisits Michael Jackson's Career for 'BAD 25' Documentary

    Spike Lee Revisits Michael Jackson's Career for 'BAD 25' Documentary | ARTICLE

    At the outset of BAD 25 – the documentary film celebrating the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad album – director Spike Lee quickly dispenses with talk of the pop superstar's personal struggles, diving right into...

    September 17, 2012 6:15 PM ET
  • Rob Zombie Hits the Right Spooky Notes for 'Lords of Salem'

    Rob Zombie Hits the Right Spooky Notes for 'Lords of Salem' | ARTICLE

    A short sequence of spooky notes is as critical as any character in Rob Zombie’s latest directorial endeavor, The Lords of Salem. The witchy strain lies at the core of all that goes horribly wrong for Heidi...

    September 16, 2012 5:37 PM ET
  • Film Details Contradictory Evidence in West Memphis Three Case

    Film Details Contradictory Evidence in West Memphis Three Case | ARTICLE

    After three years in the making and a theatrical release set for December 25th, the filmmakers of West of Memphis still won't mind re-editing their film again and again, until the real killer of three eight-year-old boys...

    September 13, 2012 12:50 PM ET
  • Jeff Buckley and Father Tim Portrayed in New Biopic

    Jeff Buckley and Father Tim Portrayed in New Biopic | ARTICLE

    Greetings From Tim Buckley is a fictionalized account of musician Jeff Buckley's relationship with the father he barely knew, Tim Buckley, a folk music icon who died in 1975 at the age of 28. Jeff died...

    September 12, 2012 1:50 PM ET
  • Paul Thomas Anderson Downplays Scientology Connection in 'The Master'

    Paul Thomas Anderson Downplays Scientology Connection in 'The Master' | ARTICLE

    The Master director Paul Thomas Anderson was visibly irritated during a Toronto International Film Festival press conference over the weekend, when a reporter opened the proceedings by alluding to the "elephant in the room that also has...

    September 10, 2012 3:55 PM ET
  • Snoop Lion Endorses Obama

    Snoop Lion Endorses Obama | ARTICLE

    During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary Reincarnated, Snoop Lion (as hip hop star Snoop Dogg now calls himself, since embracing Rastafari and reggae music) told reporters he fully backs...

    September 10, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • 'Reincarnated' Traces Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Awakening

    'Reincarnated' Traces Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Awakening | ARTICLE

    The marijuana smoke-filled opening of Reincarnated – the documentary chronicling the personal and spiritual evolution of rapper and one-time gangbanger Snoop Dogg to reggae artist and Rasta Snoop Lion – quickly cuts to shots of a bonfire and...

    September 8, 2012 10:26 AM ET
  • Peaches Shoots 'Free Pussy Riot!' Clip

    Peaches Shoots 'Free Pussy Riot!' Clip | VIDEO

    As the three young women of feminist punk band Pussy Riot fight for their freedom in a Russian court for "singing" out against President Vladimir Putin, Canadian electro-punk artist Peaches co-wrote a song ...

    August 15, 2012 4:00 AM ET
  • Deadmau5 Plays to Enraptured Crowd at Inaugural Veld Music Festival

    Deadmau5 Plays to Enraptured Crowd at Inaugural Veld Music Festival | ARTICLE

    An unassuming guy in a white Neff ballcap and black Nyan Cat t-shirt kept more than 20,000 EDM revelers enraptured Saturday night with his progressive, ahead-of-the-game house and trance emissions, despite a sudden downpour that fell...

    August 5, 2012 7:10 PM ET
  • Justin Bieber Hosts an Intimate, Acoustic Winter Wonderland

    Justin Bieber Hosts an Intimate, Acoustic Winter Wonderland | ARTICLE

    Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber delivered a Christmas miracle to his young fans last night with a rare, intimate theater concert at Toronto's Massey Hall. The acoustic performance was taped for the Canadian television special Justin Bieber: Home...

    December 22, 2011 2:00 PM ET
  • Madonna Helms 'Romance of the Century'

    Madonna Helms 'Romance of the Century' | ARTICLE

    The Academy Award-winning 2010 film The King's Speech told the story of King George VI of England's stammer and petrifying ascension to the throne. Now the story of his older brother, who abdicated his sovereignty for love, is...

    September 16, 2011 12:50 PM ET
  • New Neil Young Doc Aims for 'More Emotional' Version of Live Shows

    New Neil Young Doc Aims for 'More Emotional' Version of Live Shows | ARTICLE

    There was a tiny camera positioned on Neil Young's main microphone for a pair of shows at Massey Hall in his hometown of Toronto this past May that gives new meaning to the phrase "up close...

    September 14, 2011 6:15 PM ET
  • Director Albert Maysles: Paul McCartney 9/11 Film Is About 'Repair,' Not 'Anger'

    Director Albert Maysles: Paul McCartney 9/11 Film Is About 'Repair,' Not 'Anger' | ARTICLE

    In The Love We Make, famed documentarian Albert Maysles follows Paul McCartney around New York City as he prepares for the Concert for New York benefit at Madison Square Garden on October 20th, 2001. "There's no anger in...

    September 13, 2011 6:25 PM ET
  • 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Documentary Unearths Rare Footage, Artifacts

    'Pearl Jam Twenty' Documentary Unearths Rare Footage, Artifacts | ARTICLE

    Pearl Jam Twenty documentary director Cameron Crowe has been friends with the members of Pearl Jam since they all lived in Seattle in the 1980s – which proved useful when he went looking for artifacts and stories that...

    September 13, 2011 1:35 PM ET
  • U2 Documentary Shows Band's Early Struggles With 'Achtung Baby'

    U2 Documentary Shows Band's Early Struggles With 'Achtung Baby' | ARTICLE

    "Making Achtung Baby is the reason we're here now," Bono says early on in Davis Guggenheim's new U2 documentary, From The Sky Down, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night.  The film –...

    September 12, 2011 1:50 PM ET
  • Bono Announces 'Achtung Baby' Covers Album

    Bono Announces 'Achtung Baby' Covers Album | ARTICLE

    Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Damian Rice are among the artists on a forthcoming tribute album honoring the 20th anniversary of U2’s Achtung Baby, frontman Bono announced at a press conference this afternoon for the...

    September 9, 2011 5:40 PM ET
  • Canada Lifts Ban on Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'

    Canada Lifts Ban on Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing' | ARTICLE

    Canadian broadcasters can go back to playing Dire Straits' 1985 hit, "Money For Nothing," the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) announced yesterday.  The song was pulled from national playlists in January after a single listener...

    September 1, 2011 11:35 AM ET
  • Amy Lee Previews New Evanescence Songs

    Amy Lee Previews New Evanescence Songs | ARTICLE

    Evanescence fans have been waiting five years for the band to release a new album – so it's no surprise that lead singer Amy Lee is obsessed with getting their third release right. Before heading to...

    August 23, 2011 12:20 PM ET
  • Stevie Wonder Surprises Crowd at Drake's OVO Fest With Half-Hour Set

    Stevie Wonder Surprises Crowd at Drake's OVO Fest With Half-Hour Set | ARTICLE

    Just two summers ago, Drake stood outside the gates of Ontario Place in his hometown of Toronto, waiting like everybody else to get into the Beyoncé concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. Few people made a fuss, even...

    August 1, 2011 12:55 PM ET
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