From Jay-Z to Yacht Rock, 4 Great Music Books to Read Right Now
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of “yacht rock”? Or how Van Morrison made his enigmatic classic? Look no further than these excellent new books. 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Multibillion-Dollar Rise by Zack O’Malley GreenburgIn the past 20 years, hip-hop has produced enough wanna-be Warren Buffetts to fill the biggest strip club in Atlanta. But, according to Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s new book, only a trio of artist-entrepreneurs have risen to a status that...

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Leon Bridges Previews New LP With Funky ‘Bad Bad News’
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Leon Bridges released a pair of new songs from his upcoming sophomore album. “Bad Bad News” pushes Bridges’ vintage soul towards the dance floor, while “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” is an ornately arranged ballad. “Bad News” is the peppier number, with a strutting bassline, surging backing vocals and flashes of fluid, George Benson-like guitar. Bridges displays some bravado here that was rarely seen on his debut album. “I don’t worry ’bout people in my face/ Hit ’em with...

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Madonna Set to Direct Michaela DePrince Biopic ‘Taking Flight’
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Madonna will direct the upcoming film Taking Flight about Michaela DePrince, the Sierra Leonean ballet star who also appeared in Beyoncé’s Lemonade. The new film will be adapted by Camilla Blackett from the memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. “Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity,” Madonna said in a statement. “We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice...

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Nokie Edwards, the Ventures’ Lead Guitarist, Dead at 82
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Nokie Edwards, whose guitar playing in the Ventures helped define surf rock and earned the group a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died on Monday. He was 82 years old.  “Nokie Edwards passed away today after several months battling an infection after hip surgery this past December,” says a statement on the band’s website. “The Ventures family feels this loss very deeply: Nokie has been part of the Ventures’ history for almost six decades and helped...

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Superorganism: How an Internet-Addled Commune Made a Warped Psych-Pop Gem
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Some of the most warped, exciting indie-pop of recent years has spilled from the East London commune housing most of Superorganism’s eight members. The collective’s sound splits the difference between vintage Beck and meme-era mash-ups: a mix of synthetic and organic, funny, weird, internet-fueled, self-aware and very tripped-out. However, their psychedelic launching pad is actually an unremarkable row house tucked into a side street of Lower Clapton, near Hackney. It’s quiet, unassuming and mostly clean. Perhaps the most...

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Logic Announces ‘Bobby Tarantino Vs. the World’ Tour
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On the heels of the release of his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape earlier this month, Logic announced a 33-date headlining tour. NF and Kyle will open for Grammy-nominated rapper on all the dates. Logic’s tour will kick off on June 8th in Boston and wrap on August 3rd in St. Louis, Missouri. Along the way, he will play iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale on...

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See Neil Young Play Ominous ‘Man in Black Hat’ in ‘Paradox’ Trailer
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Neil Young plays the Clint Eastwood-style “Man in the Black Hat” in the upcoming film Paradox, which also features the members of his backing band the Promise of the Real. A trailer for the Daryl Hannah-directed film shows Young and brothers Micah and Lukas Nelson (who portray the “Particle Kid” and “Jail Time,” respectively) hiding out on a mountain range. In a Sergio Leone-esque sequence, one of the Nelsons says in voiceover, “The Man in the Black Hat, I heard...

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott: My 5 Favorite Glam-Rock Songs
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You only need to listen to Def Leppard‘s “Rocket” to hear how much frontman Joe Elliott loves glam rock. The lyrics pay tribute to David Bowie, Lou Reed, T. Rex, Queen and Sweet all in the space of about six minutes. So when Rolling Stone asked Elliott for a contribution to our ongoing “My List” series, he gamely picked his five favorite glam songs – some of which are surprising and some of which longtime fans should expect, since Def...

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Five Wild Moments From Our Julian Casablancas Interview
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Why does Julian Casablancas need the Voidz, his new band, when he’s already got the Strokes? He and two of his bandmates – guitarist Beardo and bassist-keyboardist Jake Bercovici ­– answered that and many other questions when they sat down with host Brian Hiatt at SiriusXM’s studios for a recent episode of our podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now. For Casablancas, the band’s second album, Virtue, due March 30th, is “a record that is still forward-thinking, but that maybe a more...

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Craig Mack, ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ Rapper, Dead at 46
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Craig Mack, the rapper who had the very first hit on P. Diddy’s iconic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records, died on Monday. He was 46.  According to the New York Daily News, the rapper died of heart failure at his Walterboro, South Carolina home. His death was confirmed by the rapper’s former producer Alvin Toney. Mack is best known for the indelible classic “Flava in Ya Ear,” – a top 10 hit in 1994 that sold over a million copies – and its...

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