Inside David Bowie’s Final Act: New Doc Dives Into ‘Lazarus’

In October 2015, David Bowie decided to end his cancer treatments after learning the disease had spread too far to recover from. The very same week, he traveled to a Brooklyn soundstage to shoot a video for his new song "Lazarus," the name of a biblical figure that Jesus brought back from the dead. Bowie spent the day in a hospital bed as cameras captured him with a bandage around his head.

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Kinky Friedman on the Night Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson Crashed His Wild House Party

Kinky Friedman has performed with Bob Dylan, traveled with Led Zeppelin and partied with John Belushi. When his cocaine habit nearly killed him, he returned to Texas and wrote 30 books, including 18 detective novels and memoirs featuring Willie Nelson and Billy Bob Thornton. More than 547,000 Texans voted for him when he ran for governor in 2006, and bosom buddies Willie Nelson, Jimmy

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The Rope: The Forgotten History of Segregated Rock & Roll Concerts

One night in the late 1950s, the Flamingos' bus pulled up to a concert hall in Birmingham, Alabama, and a row of 30 to 50 police officers holding rifles and billy clubs was waiting for them. The cops escorted the six-member doo-wop group, famous for "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "The Ladder of Love," to its dressing room and gave strict instructions: As black performers, they were to make eye

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