See Ashley Monroe’s Sublime Take on George Jones’ ‘Bartender’s Blues’
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Ashley Monroe does her best George Jones with a performance of the weepy hit “Bartender’s Blues” for the Grand Ole Opry’s “Radio Replay” series. Written by James Taylor and recorded on the folk-rocker’s 1977 album JT, “Bartender’s Blues” showed up as the title track of a George Jones album one year later. Jones’ version, which made the most of his signature vocal dips and dives, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Ashley Monroe’s Sublime Take on...

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The Mysterious Heir of Extreme Travel
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In March 2015, an elite group of adventurers boarded the Ortelius, an ice-strengthened cruise ship bound for Bouvet Island. The 29-day journey was long and arduous: Considered by some measurements the remotest landmass on the planet, the Norwegian territory lies in the middle of the south Atlantic Ocean, a forlorn speck between Antarctica and the bottom This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Mysterious Heir of Extreme...

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Flashback: Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt Charm on ‘Tonight Show’
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With the hectic schedules of three in-demand performers to consider, it’s a wonder the long-discussed and often-delayed LP project that combined the supreme talents of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt ever came to fruition. The three had collaborated on several one-off recordings together since first becoming fans of one another’s work, then friends. On New Year’s Eve 1978, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Flashback: Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt Charm on ‘Tonight...

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Watch Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Taj Mahal, Chad Smith Play Otis Redding Classic
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An all-star jam led by Taj Mahal, Bob Weir, Don Was and the members of Chickenfoot – featuring former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony with Chad Smith and Joe Satriani – covered the Otis Redding classic “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” during the Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert Tuesday night in San Francisco’s This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Taj Mahal, Chad Smith Play Otis Redding...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
‘First Reformed’ Review: Paul Schrader’s Faith-in-Crisis Drama Is Divine Madness
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There are powerhouse movies that knock you for a loop and take weeks to recover from – and then there is Paul Schrader’s First Reformed. Not only is this faith-in-crisis drama one of the legendary writer-director’s most incendiary films ever, it’s one of the year’s very best – a cinematic whirlwind that leaves you both exhilarated and spent. Like the screenplays he wrote for Martin This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘First Reformed’ Review: Paul Schrader’s...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Mike Judge Taps George Clinton for ‘Tales From the Tour Bus’ Season Two
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Mike Judge recruited Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton as a consulting producer for the funk-themed second season of animated This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Mike Judge Taps George Clinton for ‘Tales From the Tour Bus’ Season...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Congress Is Giving Musicians First Chance of Fair Pay in Decades
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Spotify doesn’t have a feature allowing you to see into the back-end of music – the thorny tangle of copyright, licensing, distribution and royalty rules that governs how artists get paid – whenever you stream a song. If it did, few people would understand it anyway. Money in the music business moves through not one central system, but a spotty patchwork of laws. The sheer complexity of This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Congress Is Giving Musicians First Chance of...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Future Islands Plot North American Fall Tour
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Future Islands expanded their live itinerary with a new run of shows in the U.S. and Canada. The 25-date leg launches August 26th in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and concludes September 28th in Washington D.C. The Baltimore synth-pop trio have partnered with PLUS1 for their newly scheduled gigs, pledging This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Future Islands Plot North American Fall...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
How Tom Wolfe Changed Music Journalism
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Walking into Tom Wolfe’s home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was like walking into literary history. The place looked like an old-world library, with all the wood and books and cloth-draped tables. I was there one afternoon in the mid-2000s, to interview him for CNN, where I was a new correspondent. Some producer had wanted him interviewed right away and I took on the challenge of getting This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How Tom Wolfe Changed Music...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
‘On Chesil Beach’ Review: Lit Adaptation Suffers From Sexual Frustation, Stuffiness
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Saoirse Ronan, the 24-year-old Irish actress and three-time Oscar nominee, seems anointed to make every film she’s in exponentially better – and On Chesil Beach is no exception. She’s glorious, as she always is. But even Ronan can’t totally cut through the academic stuffiness that comes with this posh literary adaptation. It’s based on a superb 2007 novel by acclaimed author Ian McEwan, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘On Chesil Beach’ Review: Lit Adaptation Suffers From...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Hear Americana King Jim Lauderdale’s Rippling New Ballad ‘Time Flies’
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Time Flies is probably something of an understatement for Jim Lauderdale. Having cut an average of an album a year for more than three decades, the two-time Grammy winner could be forgiven for losing track of his own output. This summer, he’ll be releasing two more LPs: one of which was very nearly lost to the sands of time, and another whose title track is premiering today. “Time This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Americana King Jim Lauderdale’s Rippling...

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T.I. Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault
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T.I. was arrested on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at the rapper’s gated community near Atlanta early Wednesday morning. According to the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: T.I. Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Simple...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him
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“I was going to write an autobiography once,” Jeff Beck says with a laugh. “I started writing it, and then I thought, ‘No, let them dig around when I’m dead.'” It’s a late April day, and the guitarist, age 73, is reclining comfortably in a black chair in his Tribeca hotel suite. It’s a big room with a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
How Devin Dawson Went From Heavy Metal to Country Music’s ‘Dark Horse’
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Devin Dawson likes to say he has a tendency to over-write his songs. It’s a slight perfectionist streak that’s been with him at least since his teenage years – back when he was playing bass in a heavy metal band called Shadow of the Colossus, working to master the intricate, time-shifting riffs and play them with unfailing precision. “I think it was the discipline and the pushing of the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How Devin Dawson Went From...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Hear Jay Rock’s Brass-Heavy New Song ‘Win’ Featuring Kendrick Lamar
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Jay Rock hypes his next LP on booming, brass-heavy single “Win,” featuring ad-libs from Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate Kendrick Lamar. “I walk in room/ Their eyes wide, wide, wide,” Rock raps over distorted brass samples and a snaking trap beat. “Third album comin’ soon/ I’m glad y’all gon’ die.” While Lamar This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Jay Rock’s Brass-Heavy New Song ‘Win’ Featuring Kendrick...

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Hear Sam Hunt’s Tense New Song ‘Downtown’s Dead’
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Sam Hunt returns from a self-imposed break with the new single “Downtown’s Dead,” another romantically charged fusion of country, pop and hip-hop. Released on Wednesday, the slow-burning anthem begins with a woozy Latin guitar riff, and continues on with a hungover narrative about a city that no longer holds the same charm it once did. Hunt addresses the departure of a woman who was the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Sam Hunt’s Tense New Song ‘Downtown’s...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Flashback: U2 Cover the Who at Intimate NYC Gig in 2000
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On Tuesday, U2 announced that they’re going to take a one-night-only break from their ongoing arena tour to play a special gig for SiriusXM subscribers at New York’s Apollo Theater on June 11th. “The band This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Flashback: U2 Cover the Who at Intimate NYC Gig in...

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Watch Whitney Houston Ponder Fame and Struggles in New Doc Trailer
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Whitney Houston ruminates on her life struggles in a riveting new trailer for Whitney, an upcoming documentary about the late pop icon. “There were times when I’d This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Whitney Houston Ponder Fame and Struggles in New Doc...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Watch Deadpool Crash Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Monologue
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Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool crashed Stephen Colbert’s monologue Tuesday on the Late Show, with the masked anti-hero interrupting the late-night host’s speech about superhero movie fatigue. Upon walking out onstage at the Ed Sullivan Theatre to rapturous applause, Deadpool modestly quipped, “Please, no one stand up. It’s CBS, I know how old your audience is.” After Colbert turned This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Deadpool Crash Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Watch Blake Shelton Sing ‘I Lived It’ on ‘The Voice’
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Blake Shelton’s persona on The Voice may lean heavy on gibes toward fellow coach Adam Levine, but Tuesday night the singer showed off his more gentle, vulnerable side with a performance of his hit “I Lived It” for the live semifinals results show. The second single off 2017’s Texoma Shore, the song is an ode to rural upbringing and was written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Ben This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Blake Shelton Sing ‘I Lived It’...

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