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When fiercely talented vocal powerhouse Amy Winehouse died in 2011 of alcohol poisoning, she joined the exclusive “27 club.” This tragic pantheon of rock royalty who crashed and burned at only 27 years old includes Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. But while substance abuse loomed large in all these lives cut short, in Winehouse’s case, there was an extra element that contributed perhaps more than any other—over a decade of anorexia and bulimia. Read More
We’ve been expecting the Amy Winehouse documentary for a while now. Its creation was announced, trailers were released, and all the while we’ve been yelling, “are we there yet?!” Well, we have some good news, BUSTIEs: we got what we wished for! Asif Kapadia’s Amy was played for some very lucky pairs of eyes at The Cannes Film Festival this past week and selected to potentially win the Palme d’Or award. We can’t wait until it’s our turn to watch the film in full, but we’ll settle for this brand new official trailer in the mean time. Read More
In celebration of the Amy Winehouse documentary, we're sharing a piece straight from the BUST vault. Read on for our interview with the late, great singer from 2007, right before the release of Back to Black. Powerhouse soul singer Amy Winehouse is the last person you’d expect to struggle with anxiety. With a number one album in her native U.K. and admirers like Jay-Z and Mos Def buzzing about her retro–Motown-styled new release Back to Black, critics are eating out of the 23-year-old’s manicured hands. In the video for her first U.S. Read More
In celebration of the Amy Winehouse documentary, we're sharing a piece straight from the BUST vault. Read on for our interview with the late, great singer from 2007, right before the release of Back to Black. Powerhouse soul singer Amy Winehouse is the last person you’d expect to struggle with anxiety. With a number one album in her native U.K. and admirers like Jay-Z and Mos Def buzzing about her retro–Motown-styled new release Back to Black, critics are eating out of the 23-year-old’s manicured hands. In the video for her first U.S. Read More
It's be nearly four years since vocal sensation Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning: The world lost one of its preeminent musicians that day, but her memory—and her contribution to her art form—lives on. But this summer, fans will finally get to see Winehouse shine once again, this time on the silver screen. AMY, created by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia, is a beautiful homage to the singer's life, and judging from the trailer it's going to be an incredible cinematic journey. Read More
  Courtney Love played the stand alone Elle Dallas on the last episode of Empire. Despite the character's nod to some of the singers own problems, Courtney admitted to channeling her inner Mariah, Whitney, Winehouse and Stevie Nicks to conquer the roll (all women we love).  Will our rock and roll it-girl be putting her pipes to use? Hell yes! We can expect to see Love doing an original song on next week's episode. Until then, check out this clip from "Out, Damn Spot" which aired earlier week.   Empire is on hiatus, but will continue to air Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX. Read More
On Sept. 14, Amy Winehouse will receive a birthday gift only fit to honor the legend on what would have been her 31st birthday. The late singer is being immortalized in bronze by Scott Eaton (a Jeff Koons collaborator) for Stables Market, in her Camden hometown.   Winehouse in an issue of BUST Magazine We at BUST have always been huge Amy fans. From her timeless voice and style to her incredible spirit, Amy has become an icon. Read More
There are tons and tons of ultra talented divas that have helped to revolutionize the music industry, from Aretha Franklin to Madonna, to Billie Holliday, to Queen Bey, but very few of these stellar vocalists are actually responsible for writing their own music or lyrics. Of course, out of hundreds of songs, a few can be attributed to the actual singer, such as Aretha Franklin’s “Think” (about whatcha tryna do to me), but like so many other great singers, most of her songs are not her own. Read More
If anyone of you guys love jazz (or watched channel 7 this morning), then you'll be excited to know that Tony Bennett is coming out with another album! The Grammy-award-winning hit-maker will have you swinging your hips as he lays one down with some of the most popular names in music today. The new album Tony Bennett: Duets II, which will be out on September 20th, features the voices of singers like Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and Michael Bublé.  But, probably the most anticipated voice on the album will be that of the late and still great Amy Winehouse. Read More
The news of Amy Winehouse's death this weekend was, while perhaps not a shock, still  devastating. And in the days since, much been made of her addiction, as though somehow she got what she deserved, or what she was looking for; that being an active addict is about having a death wish. But I don't think Amy did drugs or drank because she wanted to die; I think she did them in order to manage living.Like so many true artists, Amy seems to have felt things, deeply. Read More
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