American filmmaking in the 1980s was defined by the transition from the experimentation of the 1960s and the beginnings of the blockbuster era in the 1970s to a more formulaic and accessible style of...
The artist with the most hit albums is not a single artist at all, but a rock group. The musical and cultural influence of this band is incalculable, as they all but defined popular music in the...
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Throughout the decades, superstar female performers have created iconic music and fought hard to carve out their niche in the male-dominated music scene. Further, many have used their music to...
The history of recorded music begins with a fragment of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” captured by an instrument called a Phonautograph in Paris in 1860. Unfortunately, no playback...
For decades, rock stars have loved the movies and the movies have loved rock stars. Whether it was Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas,” the Beatles in “Help!,” or the Spice Girls in “Spice World,”...
Sometimes actors take on roles that involve singing. For some of them, playing a musician on the big screen is about more than just playing a part. For these actors, it comes quite naturally because...
What makes a rock star? Selling out stadiums and destroying hotel rooms in a drug-fueled craze? Shredding guitar solos and a strong disdain for authority? Many of the bands here fit the archetype,...
One movie from the Star Wars franchise is the most memorable film of the 1980s, according to a 24/7 Tempo analysis.
“Black Widow” is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film since 2019. The solo outing of Natasha Romanoff, played for over a decade by Scarlet Johansson, has beaten the pandemic era record at the...
American filmmaking in the 1980s was defined by the transition from the gritty experimentation of the 1960s and the beginnings of the blockbuster era in the 1970s to a more formulaic, readily...
When we listen to songs extolling America, these marches, anthems, and tunes about the United States aren’t about expressing some singular ethnic identity or celebrating the grandeur of the...
“He Died Before He Got Old.” That was the headline in the Village Voice announcing the drug-related demise, at the age of 32, of Keith Moon, the original drummer with The Who. The headline, of...
Though some recording artists released online concerts to appease fans during the pandemic, dozens of festivals and hundreds of tour dates were cancelled or postponed in 2020 and earlier this year....