Report from Hollywood Music Doc Premiere (And the After Party)

In addition to my participation in the Courtney Love twibel trial (final closing arguments are today), I’m in LA for the Hollywood premiere of Who the F@#k is Arthur Fogel, a documentary on the Canadian who has become the most important and powerful person in the touring industry.


Why me?  Because back at the beginning, I was hired to be a story editor for the film.  Now that it’s been sold to the EPIX network in the US, HBO in South America and TMN in Canada (premieres February 20!), I just had to be at a for-real Hollywood film event.

The event was held at a private screening facility on Sunset Boulevard.  Some of the stars interviewed in the film showed up, too.  Like Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers of The Police…

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…and Lady Gaga.

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I made sure that I got a shot of the screen at the end.  You can see why.

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Once the screening was over, everyone moved here.

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It was pretty swank.  Unfortunately, there was a rule against taking pictures.  It’s that kind of place.  However, I did snap this…

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…and despite the gorilla security, my friend Pamela managed to get two Gaga shots.

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The Daily Mail has a bunch of pictures from the party, too.  I was standing right next to the photographer when he took the shots of Gaga on the couch.

Other people were hanging out in the bar, too.  Heidi Klum was there.  I missed TI (although I would have just yelled at him about Auto Tune).  I spoke with Monte Pittman, the metal dude who tours as Madonna’s guitarist.  Courtney was in the hotel, but wasn’t able to make it to the party.  We were hoping for someone from U2–they figure large in the film–but they weren’t in town.  Guy Oseary (U2’s new manager and Madonna’s longtime guy) was in the house, though.

The party made Just Jared, which is kinda cool

Make sure you see the movie when it shows up on TV.  It’s good–if I do say so myself.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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