Archive | June, 2016

Flashback: Madonna Awards Winners of Fan-Made Video 'True Blue'

Released on June 30th, 1986, today marks the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s third studio album, True Blue. At the time, the Material Girl was in love: She’d married Sean Penn the year before, and she said she named the song and the album it appeared on after a favorite expression of Penn’s. The album… Source: RollingStone Link: Flashback: […]

Vic Mensa: Justin Timberlake 'Benefits' From Black Culture

Vic Mensa joined The Nightly Show for a panel on the controversy surrounding Justin Timberlake’s BET Awards tweets. The pop star wrote that he was “#inspired” by Jesse Williams’ powerful speech in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, causing one follower to tell the singer to “stop appropriating our music and culture.” Timberlake hastily tweeted… Source: RollingStone Link: Vic […]

Chris Young Preps First Christmas Album

Sporting a T-shirt that says, “Dear Santa, I can explain,” Chris Young announced today via a live Facebook chat that he is making his first Christmas album. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a really, really, really long time,” he said, “and I’m so glad RCA is letting me do… Source: RollingStone Link: Chris […]

Beatles' 'Love Me Do' Drum Kit to Be Sold At Auction

The drum kit that contributed a cheerful backbeat to a version of the Beatles’ “Love Me Do” will be auctioned off on Thursday in California by Nate D. Sanders Auctions, according to Reuters. Bidding for the kit will begin at $150,000. “This is a piece of rock history,” auction house manager Michael Kirk… Source: RollingStone Link: Beatles' […]

See Wilco, Jason Isbell Team for 'California Stars'

Wilco’s set at Mountain Jam 2016 was a marathon run, with Jeff Tweedy and company headlining the festival’s second evening with a two-hour, 24-song performance. As the show wound its way toward a finish, the group was joined by Jason Isbell, who’d performed his own set earlier that Friday afternoon…. Source: RollingStone Link: See Wilco, […]

David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' Documentary Heading to Theaters

Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced the purchase of the North American rights to Contemporay Color, the documentary about David Byrne’s latest performance project. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Byrne’s interest in color guard – an organized sport that involves groups of high school students executing coordinated movements while holding flags, rifles,… Source: RollingStone Link: David […]

Hear U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron Paraphrase the Smiths in Parliament

U.K. Parliament took a strange detour on Wednesday as politicians invoked The Smiths during a debate about the fallout from the country’s recent vote to exit the European Union. According to NME, Prime Minister David Cameron took a rhetorical shot at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by purposefully distorting a lyric from The Smiths’… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear […]