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Neil Young is urging fans to boycott coffee giant Starbucks.
Twisted Sister’s long-awaited film detailing their early days will receive its world premiere later this month.
German music TV series Rockpalast will launch a Jack Bruce DVD/CD in December.
Elvis Costello took the reins of the New Basement Tapes on The Tonight Show Monday night, leading the supergroup — which also features My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens — through “Lost on the River,” the title track of their new tribute to Bob Dylan’s rarities, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes . 8 Things We Learned Diving Into Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ With Giddens layering her strong, sultry vocals on top of Costello’s quivering bellow, the New Basement Tapes sailed smoothly through Dylan’s tale of life-saving love. Like every track on the new compilation, Dylan wrote the lyrics to “Lost on the River” during his famous Basement Tapes sessions in the late Sixties, but the music is brand new — this song a sweet, swaying folk number with rough blues edges that the group composed and arranged during their own sessions with producer T Bone Burnett. While Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes was Burnett’s brainchild, he did get Dylan’s blessing and permission to use his lyrics before the group went about writing new music. The LP even features a special appearance from Johnny Depp, who played guitar on “Kansas City” when a gig forced Costello to miss a recording session
Earlier this week, Nas crashed a Run the Jewels listening party to play fans his latest single, “The Season.” Now the rapper has shared the smoothly soulful song online, making it available to stream below and download. Nas: My Life in 20 Songs After months of promoting the 20th anniversary edition of his breakthrough debut, Illmatic , and the documentary, Time Is Illmatic , Nas has been spending his time crafting his next record with producers Timbaland, Swizz Beats and No I.D. The rapper has yet to announce a release date for the album.
Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and have been bootlegged for nearly 50 years. 20 Overlooked Bob Dylan Classics Now, the full 138-track collection is coming out on November 4th. One week later, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes , follows close behind, featuring a supergroup of musicians tackling lost Dylan lyrics; and on November 21st at 9 p.m., Showtime is exploring the new tapes’ project with a documentary titled Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued . Watch Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James and the rest of this new (lowercase) band take on “Six Months in Kansas City (Liberty Street),” one of the final tracks to appear on the album, right here. With a trio including Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens nailing the back-up vocals and almost outshining the rest of the unit, Costello and company roll through the track, building to stunning close that finds them repeating the title again and again
Michael Stipe came out, identifying himself as “queer,” two decades ago last month. Now, in an article for The Guardian , the former R.E.M. singer has reflected on the positivity that he has felt since making his announcement as well as the way attitudes have changed over time toward gay, lesbian, queer and transgender people.
Dave Grohl admits he would have come up with a better than than Foo Fighters if he expected the band to be successful.