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‘Vinyl’s Terence Winter Talks Mick Jagger, Season 2 Plans, Olivia Wilde & Scorsese

18 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: If you wanted to put together a behind-the-camera supergroup, starting with Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger would be one way to surely kick out the jams. Well, the Boardwalk Empire boys are back in town, teaming with the Rolling Stones frontman for Vinyl. The 10-episode series debuts on HBO on Valentine's Day with a two-hour pilot helmed by the Goodfellas maestro, executive produced by Jagger and co-written by showrunner Winter. Long story… »

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Listen: Soundtrack To Martin Scorsese's HBO Series 'Vinyl,' Plus New Featurettes And Interview With Terence Winter

22 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This weekend, HBO is getting very rock 'n roll, with the two-hour, Martin Scorsese-directed season premiere of "Vinyl." The show takes viewers into the gritty realm of the 1970s music industry, following a record label honcho who makes his way through the sex and drug-riddled world, searching for the next big sound. The cast for this one is impressive, featuring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger, and many more. It's been a long journey, with the show's executive producer and writer Terence Winter sharing that the project has been brewing for over a decade. Read More: Soundtrack For Martin Scorsese's 'Vinyl' Includes Otis Redding, Foghat, The Meters, And More "The germ of this started well before I got involved. In 1996, Mick Jagger approached Martin Scorsese and pitched him on the idea of doing a version of the movie 'Casino' set »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Vinyl Season 1 Review

11 February 2016 2:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

There’s a degree of déjà vu going into Vinyl, HBO’s latest crack at grown-up entertainment, this time focused on the drugged-up, hazy age of the early-’70s record industry in New York City. The network, not one to sit idly by and lazily jump on a trend bandwagon, has a pantheon of such forward-thinking, original programming that something like Vinyl feels solely disappointing upon first blush for the simple fact that – unlike its trendsetting, far-out characters – it’s somewhat content to be mainstream.

Vinyl has its roots in the classic anti-hero television serial, middle-finger opening monologue and all, but for once such an ode to a story full of “lost brain cells, self-aggrandizement, and maybe a little bullshit,” as Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) himself puts it, feels appropriately crude, thanks to the grungy 70’s backdrop. It’s a show that has »

- Mitchel Broussard

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The 25 Best TV Dramas Since 'The Sopranos'

10 February 2016 11:20 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This coming Sunday sees what might be one of the biggest event's of the early 2016 TV season — the arrival of HBO’s big new drama “Vinyl.” The show, which focuses on the record industry in the early 1970s and stars Bobby Cannavale, Juno Temple, Ray Romano and more, marks the cable network’s second collaboration with director Martin Scorsese (who produces the show with Mick Jagger, and who directs the two-hour pilot), after “Boardwalk Empire.” The show was co-created with Terence Winter, who was one of the key writers on “The Sopranos,” which reinvented television drama. Others paved the way for it — “NYPD Blue,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” and HBO’s first drama series “Oz.” But “The Sopranos” was the one that changed everything, dominating pop culture, drawing huge ratings and massive critical acclaim, and helping to prove that the small screen could be home for truly groundbreaking work »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Vinyl's fatal flaws: nostalgia overload and antihero dependency

10 February 2016 10:43 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

HBO’s new show has a stunning opening, but it’s ultimately a middle-aged white man’s idea of the glory days – and it desperately wants you to think it’s cool

The opening scene of Vinyl, the new HBO show about the record industry in the 70s, is absolutely perfect. Label owner Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) does a few bumps of coke and then stumbles in and sees the New York Dolls, in their best makeup and finery, jamming out Personality Crisis. The crowd is hip and raucous, the band is an absolute spectacle, and director Martin Scorsese captures the action perfectly, with the swoosh of hair and fringed jackets slowed down in a gorgeous whirl. It’s enough to make you want to be there, right in that moment, and never leave. That is exactly the problem with Vinyl.

Related: Gimme celluloid: a history of Mick Jagger on »

- Brian Moylan

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Review: HBO's 'Vinyl' a classic rock drama that wishes it was punk

10 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HBO's new drama Vinyl is set at a crossroads for the music industry in which its hero, drug-addicted record label president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), works. It's 1973, when some of the iconic rock acts of the '60s were still vital — including The Rolling Stones, whose Mick Jagger co-created Vinyl alongside Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter, director Martin Scorsese, and author Rich Cohen — but were having to make room for new artists and new styles of music. In Sunday's pilot episode, Richie tries to cut a deal with Led Zeppelin, but is also entranced by a live performance of The New York Dolls' punk anthem "Personality Crisis," and intrigued when he drives through the Bronx and overhears hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc spinning two records at once. But for all that Richie is obsessed with finding something new and exciting — "I Want What's Next!" he screams to his terrified »

- Alan Sepinwall

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9 Famous Band Logos And What They Really Mean

10 February 2016 4:52 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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A great band logo can be incredibly valuable. The best manage to represent the band, unify their discography and give fans a sense of belonging, all while evoking an individual sense of what the music is really about.

That’s not to mention the value of an awesome band logo when it comes to marketing, as easily identifiable logos are plastered over all kinds of merchandise and act as free advertising by eager fans. And in some instances, band logos become iconic in and of themselves, famous visual images that are instantly recognizable even when the group in question is not.

But there are many band logos out there that – when you stop to think about them – don’t seem to make much sense. What do things like the Nirvana smiley face and The Rolling Stones tongue actually mean, or represent? This list has the answers.

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- Brian Wilson

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HBO’s Vinyl: Everything You Need To Know

10 February 2016 12:19 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


It goes without saying now that HBO is the home of truly high-quality TV drama. We’re living in the era of Peak TV, and they’re Everest. They dominate our screens, our conversations, and awards shows – and that’s just Game Of Thrones. There’s also The Leftovers, True Detective, Silicon Valley, and a whole lot more.

Thankfully for viewers they aren’t just resting on those existing shows (doubly good news given the mess that was True Detective’s second season), and have a raft of exciting new shows to be released in 2016 and beyond. Few, though, on HBO or anywhere else for that matter, are as exciting as Vinyl.

As the name suggests, it’s a music drama, but that hardly does justice to what it looks set to contain. With some serious talent behind and in front of the camera, with Bobby Cannavale getting the »

- James Hunt

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‘Vinyl’ Review: Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger’s HBO Series Rocks

9 February 2016 2:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

On the surface, it may not seem the most appropriate Valentine's Day gift, but if you are as in love with rock'n'roll and storytelling from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, then HBO's Vinyl is a TV kiss you don't want to miss. Debuting on February 14 with a two-hour pilot directed by the Oscar winner, Vinyl, as I say in my video review above, literally and figuratively rocks. And yes, from its NYC circa 1973 mean streets to blasting the New… »

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TV Review: ‘Vinyl’

9 February 2016 7:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Vinyl” comes outfitted with such a gaudy band and intoxicating setting – reuniting the “Boardwalk Empire” pairing of Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, coupled with producer Mick Jagger, star Bobby Cannavale and a 1970s rock ’n’ roll backdrop – that it’s hard not to root for it. The two-hour premiere, though, is a big, messy affair, sometimes mesmerizing, occasionally aggravating, providing a taste of what’s to come while feeling too caught up in stylistic flourishes. All told, this is a huge project that perhaps only HBO could deliver. But so far, the album isn’t quite as good as the liner notes.

Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, a record executive who is introduced at his wit’s end, buying coke on the street and snorting it up with gusto. His frantic situation unleashes a series of flashbacks, not just regarding what brought him to this point, but to his early days in the music business, »

- Brian Lowry

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What happens when Mick Jagger visits a TV show writers room?

9 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Bobby Cannavale turned up midway through the run of Terence Winter's HBO gangster epic Boardwalk Empire, the most surprising thing was that they somehow hadn't worked together before, whether on earlier Boardwalk seasons or during Winter's long run as David Chase's top lieutenant on The Sopranos. The half-Italian, half-Cuban actor has been no stranger to crime stories in his career (including a role on NBC's would-be Sopranos drama Kingpin), but the Boardwalk role of animalistic sociopath Gyp Rosetti (for which he would win an Emmy) was his first time working with Winter, and also with Boardwalk executive producer Martin Scorsese. Now, all three men have teamed up with, of all people, Mick Jagger, for Vinyl, HBO's new Sunday drama, where Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, a '70s record company executive with a great ear and a nose too prone to having cocaine shoved up it. The two-hour »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: Vinyl

8 February 2016 8:24 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a high-flying record exec, tries to resurrect his dying label in the midst of a changing time for rock music. Review: It figures that what promises to be the definitive TV work about rock n’roll would come from Martin Scorsese, a director whose big-screen opuses are like rock n’roll put to celluloid. Working with Mick Jagger and his Boardwalk Empire... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 8-14

8 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Take Bond -- James Bond -- home with you on February 9 with the DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand release of "Spectre." You know 007 does not do "small" and the discs come with a worthy amount of extras. The Blu-ray includes the featurette "Spectre: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence," and both the Blu-ray and DVD releases include six video blogs: "Director – Sam Mendes," "Supercars," "Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci," "Action," "Music," and "Guinness World Record."

"The Leftovers" Season 2

Please, please, please, Please, please open your mind and give this HBO drama a try. It will challenge you. It will frustrate you. And heaven knows no one can give you any answers on what it all means 'cause it's possible even showrunner Damon Lindelof doesn't know. »

- Gina Carbone

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Gimme celluloid: a history of Mick Jagger on film

8 February 2016 7:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ahead of HBO’s rock drama Vinyl, which the Rolling Stones singer executive-produced, we take a look at his small screen and big screen exploits, which range from a terrible Ned Kelly to a sterling Performance

Mick Jagger’s role as executive producer on HBO rock drama Vinyl – the idea for which he first dreamed up in the mid-90s – is only the latest in a surprisingly meaty list of involvements in film and television for the Rolling Stones frontman.

He has utilised his star clout to serve as a producer on two films about one of his heroes, James Brown (the biopic Get on Up and documentary Mr Dynamite), as well as Michael Apted’s second world war thriller Enigma, from 2001. Jagger, who owns an Enigma code-breaking machine himself, had a cameo as an Raf officer at a dance. He’s also been a driving force as a producer »

- Ashley Clark

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CBS counts down the “Super Bowl Greatest Halftime Shows” Friday

5 February 2016 4:59 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

  On Friday, Feb. 5, at 9pm Et/Pt, CBS airs the two-hour Super Bowl Greatest Halftime Shows special, looking back at the best halftime shows and performances in the history of the Super Bowl, including Prince (2007), U2 (2002), Beyoncé (2013), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009), Paul McCartney (2005), Michael Jackson (1993), Madonna (2012), The Rolling Stones (2006) and Katy Perry with the Left Shark (2015). Hosted by NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell, the special also traces the evolution of the halftime spectacular over 49 years and includes interviews with many past Super Bowl performers, producers, … Continue reading →

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- Ryan Berenz

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Vinyl: HBO's '70s Drama Rocks Hard (Though Its Soul Is a Work in Progress)

5 February 2016 4:24 PM, PST | | See recent news »

You won’t find it on the show’s IMDb page, but cocaine plays such a major role in HBO’s new ’70s drama Vinyl (premiering Feb. 14 at 9/8c) that its name ought to be wedged into the credits somewhere between Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde.

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From the moment we meet Bobby Cannavale‘s Richie Finestra — the spiraling owner of the spiraling American Century record label — he’s got Peruvian dancing dust on the brain, and soon after, up his nose.

Richie is a man haunted by a horrible secret, »

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Vinyl — Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter spin a stunning rock ’n’ roll tale on HBO

3 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

We like it, like it, yes we do! Vinyl airs Sundays at 9/8Ct on HBO beginning Feb. 14. When Olivia Wilde was a kid, she crashed her journalist parents’ dinner party to demand that one guest vacate her spot at the family table. The interloper? Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. He told the upstart to go to bed. Several decades later, Jagger would witness Wilde’s mettle once again — on the set of their seductive new HBO series, Vinyl. Since 1995, Jagger had mulled a feature film that would delve deep into what he knew best: the gritty reality of the music … Continue reading →

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- Lori Acken

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Chris Martin Cuddles With James Corden for Carpool Karaoke (Video)

3 February 2016 7:34 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Coldplay singer Chris Martin got a lift to the Super Bowl from James Corden in a new installment of the “Late Late Show” segment Carpool Karaoke. Corden and Martin, both of whom are British, did their best to explain exactly how American football works. “You have nine teams and two balls,” Martin said. “So the pitcher, he has to tee off and then it lands wherever it lands and then it’s 15-love.” Martin then showed his dead-on impressions of Bruce Springsteen and Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. See video: Adele Chugs Tea With James Corden in New Carpool Karaoke The two continued on their. »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch Chris Martin Sing David Bowie in 'Carpool Karaoke'

3 February 2016 5:45 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Before Coldplay perform in front of hundreds of millions viewers Sunday at Super Bowl 50, Chris Martin had an audience of one Tuesday night, as the singer joined James Corden for The Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke."

After Corden begrudgingly picked up a hitchhiking Martin in desperate need of a lift to the Super Bowl in San Francisco, the two immediately sing Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime" and "Yellow" as well as discuss the rules of "American football."

Along the way, Martin also shares his uncanny impressions of Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. »

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Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Do a Brief Bowie Tribute With James Corden on The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke

3 February 2016 12:44 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Okay, sure, this video has a couple flubbed lyrics, but it also has Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger impressions, a quick "Heroes" cover, and very adorable adult sugar rushes. (Not to mention its on-point-as-usual harmonizing or the snippets in which Chris sings backup for James.) Roll the clip above for all that Late Late Show goodness, and to maybe get a bit more excited for this weekend's Halftime Show. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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