Review: Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams Fuse Jazz and Roots on ‘Vanished Gardens’
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Charles Lloyd’s engagement with rock is no passing dalliance: In the Sixties and Seventies, the saxist-flutist played the Fillmore, gigged with the Beach Boys and recorded with the post-Morrison Doors. But even that history doesn’t prepare the listener for how graceful and engaged the 80-year-old NEA Jazz Master sounds on this program – the second release by his genre-blurring Marvels quintet This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams Fuse Jazz and Roots on...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Review: Gorillaz’ ‘The Now Now’ Is a Focused Call for Unity In Hard Times
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During almost two decades in business, the mightiness of Gorillaz has been its mutability – it’s a pop-rock-hip-hop-free-trade- zone where anyone from Lou Reed to Vince Staples could show up and work a groove. But that’s also been its flaw: While last year’s Humanz brought some fire (notably the Pusha T- Mavis Staples collab “Let Me Out”), it felt more like a streaming algorithm than a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Gorillaz’ ‘The Now Now’ Is a Focused...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Watch Migos Play Drug Traffickers in Lavish ‘Narcos’ Video
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Migos play a group of opulent drug traffickers in their new “Narcos” video. The Georgia rappers open the clip in their heavily guarded villa, where they dine, sip champagne, count massive stacks of cash and relax on speed boats. But the mood turns grim after the trio make a business deal – only to have DEA agents arrive, building to a climactic shoot-out. The group’s Quavo This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Migos Play Drug Traffickers in Lavish ‘Narcos’...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Backstage With Billie Eilish at Bonnaroo: ‘Sh-t Is Insane’
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Billie Eilish takes fans backstage at Bonnaroo in a goofy behind-the-scenes video for Rolling Stone. “I didn’t sleep so much yesterday – I think that’s pretty obvious,” the 16-year-old singer-songwriter says. While sleep deprivation didn’t affect her performance at the 2018 fest, it may have prompted some of her loopier This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Backstage With Billie Eilish at Bonnaroo: ‘Sh-t Is...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Jerry Cantrell Remembers Pantera’s Vinnie Paul: ‘He Lived His Life Unapologetically’
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Alice in Chains‘ Jerry Cantrell knew late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul longer, he says, “than I’ve known the guys in my own band.” It was a relationship that began when This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jerry Cantrell Remembers Pantera’s Vinnie Paul: ‘He Lived His Life...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Marc Ribot, Steve Earle Protest Trump on New Song ‘Srinivas’
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Genre-hopping guitarist Marc Ribot recruited singer-songwriter Steve Earle to front his moving tribute song “Srinivas,” the first sample of a new album of anti-Trump material, Goodbye Beautiful/Songs of Resistance 1942-2018, out September 14th via ANTI- Records. Tom Waits, Meshell Ndegeocello, Justin This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Marc Ribot, Steve Earle Protest Trump on New Song...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Alice in Chains Talk Honoring Seattle Comrades With New Album ‘Rainier Fog’
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Jerry Cantrell never stopped playing air guitar. It happens anytime a riff comes along that grabs his attention, sending the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum guitarist for Alice in Chains into spasms of hard-rock ecstasy, as his fingers mime the sounds hammering his eardrums. Right now, he’s listening This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Alice in Chains Talk Honoring Seattle Comrades With New Album ‘Rainier...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Joe Jackson, Jackson Family Patriarch, Dead at 89
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Joe Jackson, the strict patriarch who took Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 out of the Gary, Indiana ghettos and made them internationally famous, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 89. Jackson had been battling terminal cancer in a Los Angeles hospital. Brian This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Joe Jackson, Jackson Family Patriarch, Dead at...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Miley Cyrus Is Raising Money for Migrant Children Via Facebook Page
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Miley Cyrus is soliciting donations via Facebook for migrant children who have been separated from their families through President Trump’s controversial border policy.  The pop singer launched a fundraiser for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) through the social network’s new feature allowing Pages This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Miley Cyrus Is Raising Money for Migrant Children Via Facebook...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Slow Burn’ Is the Song of the Summer
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What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be about beaches and barbecues, or is it a question of vibe? What if it’s a song on your summer playlist and no one else’s? We believe the answer is “all of the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Slow Burn’ Is the Song of the...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Review: John Coltrane’s New ‘Lost Album’ Captures a Day in the Life of His Greatest Band
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Any newly discovered music from a legend on the order of John Coltrane is an event. But the reason advance buzz has been particularly feverish for Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, a previously unissued session from March of 1963, is that it comes from the era of his so-called Classic This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: John Coltrane’s New ‘Lost Album’ Captures a Day in the Life of His Greatest...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: My Life in 10 Songs
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For Ian Anderson – prog rocker extraordinaire and the world’s best one-legged-stance flautist, bar none – a half-century career in music is no remarkable feat. “It’s not any particularly novel or unusual occurrence,” the Jethro Tull leader says nonchalantly through his dry British accent. “This year marks the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: My Life in 10...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Hear Ray Davies’ New Autobiographical Song ‘The Big Guy’
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Ray Davies‘ new album Our Country: Americana Act II – a sequel to his 2017 LP Americana – doesn’t arrive until Friday, but here you can preview the song “The Big Guy” and see a video of him telling the story behind the tune.  “‘The Big Guy’ is reflections on waking up in the hospital This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Ray Davies’ New Autobiographical Song ‘The Big...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
The Median U.S. Musician Is Still Making Under $25,000 a Year
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Record industry revenue is on the rise. Off the still-rising success of streaming, label executives say they’ve got “money swirling around.” Warner reportedly gave 17-year-old Lil Pump a $8 million record deal. There’s finally profit in music This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Median U.S. Musician Is Still Making Under $25,000 a...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Prince Estate, Sony Ink Distribution Deal for 35 Previously Released Albums
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The Prince estate has inked a deal that will give Sony Music and Legacy Recordings distribution rights to 35 previously released Prince albums.  Starting this year, Legacy will be allowed to make available 19 Prince albums originally issued between 1995 and 2010. These include This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Prince Estate, Sony Ink Distribution Deal for 35 Previously Released...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Courtney Barnett and Abbi Jacobson on the Art of Vulnerability
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Few artists are more sensitive to the pain and absurdity of modern life than Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson. These days, both are turning that laser focus on themselves. On previous releases, Barnett has often masked introspection behind dazzling wordplay and humor. But her latest album, Tell Me How You Really This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Courtney Barnett and Abbi Jacobson on the Art of...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Scars on Broadway’s ‘Lives’ Is the Song of the Summer
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What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be about beaches and barbecues, or is it a question of vibe? What if it’s a song on your summer playlist and no one else’s? We believe the answer is “all of the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Scars on Broadway’s ‘Lives’ Is the Song of the...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Judge Denies Meek Mill’s Appeal for New Trial
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Meek Mill‘s appeal for a new trial has been denied. On Monday, Judge Genece Brinkley’s order stated the rapper had “failed to meet his burden of proof,” as Pitchfork reports. Meek Mill’s attorneys had This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Judge Denies Meek Mill’s Appeal for New...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Watch Chaka Khan Launch Dance Party in Exuberant ‘Like Sugar’ Video
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Funk legend Chaka Khan unveiled an exuberant video for “Like Sugar,” the singer’s first song in over a decade. The Kim Gehrig-directed video features an array of dancers grooving to the track, with Parisian duo I Could Never Be a Dancer providing the choreography. The dancers’ already mesmerizing moves This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Chaka Khan Launch Dance Party in Exuberant ‘Like Sugar’...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
U.S. and U.K. Music Charts Both Favor Paid Streaming Now
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In two of the biggest music markets in the world, getting a Number One record is not merely about the quantity of plays and sales now – but the quality of the play. Earlier this year, Billboard, which publishes the definitive album and song charts for the U.S. music industry,  This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: U.S. and U.K. Music Charts Both Favor Paid Streaming...

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