Archive | May, 2016

On the Charts: Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Stirs Up Number One

Beyoncé’s surprise new album Lemonade stormed to Number One on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the best-selling week of 2016. Since debuting April 23rd on HBO – and after a period of Tidal streaming exclusivity before it became available for purchase – Lemonade sold 576,000 total copies. Of the… Source: RollingStone Link: On the […]

Paul McCartney Meets Women Who Inspired Beatles' 'Blackbird'

Paul McCartney met two of the women who helped inspire the Beatles’ White Album classic “Blackbird” backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night. The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were two members of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine black students who faced discrimination and the lasting impact… Source: RollingStone Link: Paul […]

Stagecoach 2016: Rolling Stone Country's Best Photos From Day 2

Carrie Underwood headlined a star-studded Saturday night at the 2016 Stagecoach Music Festival. The three-day event, held at the same Indio, California venue that hosts Coachella every year, brings the best of country and Americana — plus a little legendary hip-hop — to the scorching desert. Rolling Stone Country contributing photographer… Source: RollingStone Link: Stagecoach 2016: […]

See Aretha Franklin Sing Prince's 'Purple Rain' at White House

President Barack Obama and the White House celebrated International Jazz Day Saturday with an all-star concert that featured jazz legends like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea and contemporary jazz musicians like Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin alongside singers like Aretha Franklin, Sting and Esperanza Spalding. During the… Source: RollingStone Link: See Aretha […]