2015: The Year Music Documentaries Brought Back the Dead

December 31, 2015

Nothing fits the music documentary format quite so compellingly as a life cut tragically short. In addition to the ready-made dramatic arc, a subject who leaves this mortal coil before their time usually also leaves a certain amount of mystery in their...


Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone Docs Make Oscars Shortlist

December 2, 2015

The searing Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, the Nina Simone film What Happened, Miss Simone? and the Scientology-examining Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief were among the 15 films named to the shortlist for the Best Documentary Feature...


Watch Amy Winehouse Walk Red Carpet, Gush Over Beyonce

November 30, 2015

Amy, Asif Kapadia's acclaimed documentary on Amy Winehouse's tragic life story, comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. In advance of tomorrow's release, we're premiering one of the deleted scenes that will appear as bonus content on these...


Watch Amy Winehouse as New York Tourist in Cut 'Amy' Scene

September 21, 2015

After a critically acclaimed theatrical run, the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st containing unreleased bonus footage and other special features not included in the film. The home...


Amy Winehouse Sings 'Back to Black' in Stunning 'Amy' Clip

July 8, 2015

The critically acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy opens nationwide this Friday, but in a new clip, fans can see the singer belt out her hit "Back to Black" in a private corner of a studio without musical accompaniment. Recorded in...


Mark Ronson: Amy Winehouse Doc Showcases 'Genius' Singer

July 7, 2015

The acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is set for a wider release to U.S. theaters this weekend, and although critics have raved about the intense, probing film, some of those closest to the singer have campaigned against Amy. While Winehouse's...


Watch 14-Year-Old Amy Winehouse Sing 'Happy Birthday'

June 29, 2015

The acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy will arrive in theatres July 3rd after generating rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, and in a new clip from the intimate film, witness a 14-year-old Winehouse belt out an impressive "Happy Birthday"...


Haunting Amy Winehouse Doc Trailer Shows Triumph, Decline

May 20, 2015

"The more people see of me, the more they'll realize that all I'm good for is making music," Amy Winehouse tells the camera in a haunting new trailer for the upcoming documentary Amy. Fresh off its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmakers...


Amy Winehouse's Dad to Doc Makers: 'You're a Disgrace'

May 1, 2015

Earlier this week, Amy Winehouse's family "disassociated itself" from the upcoming documentary Amy, claiming the film is "both misleading and contains some basic untruths." Now the late singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has issued some harsher words for...


Amy Winehouse Fears Fame in 'Amy' Documentary Trailer

April 2, 2015

This July, the life and career of Amy Winehouse will be the focus of a new documentary titled Amy. The film incorporates previously unheard recordings and unseen archival footage, and in the first teaser trailer, we see Winehouse's rise from a young...


'Amy' Director Talks Amy Winehouse's Early Rap Career

October 27, 2015

Years before the release of her 2003 debut album, Frank, Amy Winehouse entered a recording studio for the first time as part of Sweet 'n' Sour, a hip-hop duo she formed with friend and fellow singer Juliette Ashby. The duo started the group...


Alessia Cara on 'Tonight Show' Breakthrough and Fear of Fame

August 4, 2015

A publicist, a label rep and Alessia Cara are huddled around a smartphone in the Victorian lobby of Cara's midtown hotel, watching a video on Twitter. It's a short clip of Jimmy Fallon introducing the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter's performance...


July 7, 2015

The artistic life and awful death of Amy Winehouse at age 27 has been so exhaustively chronicled that we think we know everything about her. Think again. What makes Asif Kapadia's documentary a devastating don’t-miss dazzler — like the lady...


Amy Winehouse Demos for Unfinished Third LP Destroyed

July 1, 2015

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27, with only two studio albums to her name. The troubled singer recorded demos for a third LP, but those tracks will never be heard – since they were destroyed by David Joseph,...


The Amy Winehouse We Never Knew

June 17, 2015

About two years ago, documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia began interviewing Amy Winehouse's friends, collaborators and family members in a darkened studio in London. Winehouse had died less than two years earlier, and emotions were still raw. So Kapadia...


Watch First Official Clip From Amy Winehouse Documentary

May 8, 2015

UPDATE: Amy, the documentary on Amy Winehouse, will be released on July 3rd in New York and Los Angeles and July 10th nationwide. Despite heavy criticism from Amy Winehouse's family, the documentary Amy is set to premiere this summer. The first...


Winehouse Family 'Disassociates' From 'Amy' Documentary

April 27, 2015

Amy Winehouse's family have slammed the upcoming documentary Amy, saying they consider the film to be "misleading" and biased against the family. "The Winehouse family would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much...


Amy Winehouse Doc Coming This Summer

March 18, 2015

Amy Winehouse's tumultuous life and career will be explored in Amy, a new documentary directed by Senna filmmaker Asif Kapadia. The film will be released July 3rd by U.K.'s Altitude Film Distribution, though no U.S. distributor has been announced,...



Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in London

September 14, 2014

A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in the North London neighborhood of Camden on Sunday. The Guardian reports that hundreds of fans from all over the world attended the unveiling, which took place on the date that would...


Amy Winehouse's Father to Release Second Album

July 29, 2014

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, will be putting out a new album of his own, But Beautiful, to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, according to the BBC. The record will consist of songs that Amy helped her father pick out, as she had done...