Worth a quick mention: U2 has released “Ordinary Love,” a song written for the new film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. “The band saw various cuts of the film over the summer and worked diligently to write a song that truly reflects Nelson Mandela,” The Hollywood Reporter quotes film producer Harvey Weinstein as saying.[...]
Spare yourself the grim realities of the state fair reunion tour circuit.
On the other hand, it’s deathly hard to control one’s image from beyond the grave.
This has “viral video” written all over it. The only problem is that it was filmed and released back in 2003, just two years before YouTube changed our world. But who knows, maybe with your help, the video could enjoy some posthumous viralness.[...]
Björk’s first international hit, “Human Behaviour” (1993) received scant radio play in North America. Rather, the Icelandic singer’s fame only grew as a result of MTV’s heavy rotation of the surrealist music video that accompanied the song, directed by Academy Award winner Michel Gondry.[...]
Just yesterday, we made reference to Leonardo da Vinci’s contribution to early concepts of mechanical calculation.[...]
Thelonious Monk’s popular image as the hippest of the hip in mid-century bebop is well-deserved, but his career trajectory was not without its lame notes, including the loss of his cabaret license for several years after a 1951 drug bust in New York with Bud Powell.[...]
Earlier today, we told you all about Bob Dylan’s controversial Victoria’s Secret commercial shot in 2004 — the first commercial in which the musician ever appeared on screen. Tonight, we leave you with this — Dylan’s newly-released video for his 1965 hit “Like a Rolling Stone.[...]
Bob Dylan’s been pissing off his fans since he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, leaving scores of bitter folkies with feelings of betrayal.[...]
Missing for almost a month, imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been reported by her husband as recovering in a Siberian hospital from issues related to her hunger strike.[...]
Tom Waits is a rare breed of performer, having attained vast commercial success without having had to pander to a mass audience. His gruff voice—the vocal equivalent of too many late nights, strong scotch, and a pack-an-hour habit—has become the hallmark of a sort of grimy, outsider cool favored by Jim Jarmusch and John Lurie.[...]