If there’s one thing rock stars like more than driving expensive cars into swimming pools while on angel dust, it’s writing tunes about how gosh darned unfair society can be. The history of the latter tendency is exhaustively tracked in British music writer Dorian Lynskey’s new tome, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holliday to Green Day, which is out this week.
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The first of two new songs from Sade’s upcoming Greatest Hits collection has arrived, and it is—as one would expect from the smoky, ever-elegant chanteuse—a cover of a 1974 lighters-up power ballad from a hard-riffing arena-rock gods Thin Lizzy.
Are we joking? We are not! Stream her eminently smooth take on the band’s “I’m Still in Love With You” below: READ FULL STORY
Jennifer Hudson has plenty on her plate. And judging by her newly slimmed figure, hardly any of it is topped with food.Singing and acting talent
In addition to promoting her upcoming album, Hudson attended the 83rd Academy Awards last night. The 2007 Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress in Dreamgirls was on hand as a presenter last night, and on the pre-show red carpet, the American Idol alum told EW a bit about the meaning behind her forthcoming I Remember Me, out March 22.
Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, 'Glee' cast members to perform at White House Motown tribute for Black History Month
As reported often, President Obama loves of a variety of music. This being Black History Month, though, the White House will host a musical tribute to Motown Records on Feb. 24, USA Today reports. Motown icon and lead singer of the Miracles, Smokey Robinson will headline the event, scheduled to air nationally March 1 on PBS.
Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Seal, Gloriana and Jordin Sparks are also scheduled to perform, as are Glee‘s Amber Riley and Mark Salling. Will you be tuning in? Let us know.
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the 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in Rock ‘n’ Roll. True, most of the usual suspects are present, from “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos to that scourge of guitar store employees, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” However, the list also finds space for a slew of great but less obviously riff-tastic tracks, including The Smiths’ “This Charming Man,” The Meters’ “Look-ka Py Py,” and Chic’s “Le Freak.”Spinner has posted an agreeably catholic-minded list of
The information came to light during a civil case between her husband of 41 years, Artis Mills, who is seeking financial control of her accounts, and her son Donto James, who wants that responsibility assigned to a third party.
According to her doctor, James has dementia and organic brain syndrome, and is currently being treated for leukemia. She is no longer able to sign her name or feed and dress herself, but does recognize her husband and children.
Beyonce Knowles portrayed James in the 2008 film Cadillac Records, and sang her 1961 classic “At Last” at President Obama’s inauguration the following year (an event which famously displeased James at the time).
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Though she didn’t address whether or not she recently underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer (as some reports claim), Aretha Franklin talked to JET about her health troubles. “I am not going to even deal with that,” the singer said when asked about whether or not she has pancreatic cancer. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors….[But] the problem has been resolved.” The 68-year-old Franklin had surgery on Dec. 2.
NME reports that she finally may be making a real comeback. Starting this Saturday at the Summer Soul Festival at Il Divino Florianopolis in Brazil, Winehouse will begin a four-date stint where she’ll perform some new cuts. Her backing singer Zalon spilled the beans on Twitter, writing “Band rehearsing for Brazil tour! Get Ready! New songs.” And pictures of her rehearsing have been posted on a fan site.Outside of spot appearances here and there, Amy Winehouse has been missing in action since wowing us with her soulful vocals on 2006′s Back to Black. But
Wilson was the group’s baritone singer until 1977. During those years, the Blue Notes became one of the biggest Philly Soul acts, well known for their immaculate harmonies. Wilson helped back late lead singer Teddy Pendergrass on many classic hits from this era, including “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (listen after the jump) and “Wake Up Everybody.”
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