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David Crosby opens up in new documentary 'Remember My Name'

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Crosby has turned down no fewer than four biopics about his life. None of them captured the scope of his turbulent life. But he said yes when director A.J. Eaton proposed a documentary. At 77, in relatively poor health yet creating some of the best music of his career, Crosby was...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexplicably goes further and gives viewers the middle finger. It's sort of an apt gesture to sum up "David Crosby:...

Jerry Lawson, leader of a cappella Persuasions, dies at 75

Jul. 12, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson's smooth...

Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell

Jun. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76. His agency Lookout Management says in a statement that Roberts died Friday. No other details were available. Young is known for his many clashes with record industry officials but said in a...

Scorsese on Dylan, Netflix and beating back the blockbuster

Jun. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent multiplex marquee is haunting Martin Scorsese. Twelve screens and 11 of them were showing one movie: "Avengers: Endgame." "Now, that's not fair," Scorsese says. "We have to fight back at this practice of overwhelming the market with the blockbuster. The — how should I put...

Review: Justin Rutledge turns the pages in 'Passages'

May. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

Justin Rutledge, "Passages" (Outside Music) Justin Rutledge stands in a strong tradition of literate Canadian singer-songwriters — think Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell or the late Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. Like the Hip, whose Rob Baker plays guitar on Rutledge's new album, he deserves to...