Woodstock Co-Creator Michael Lang Reveals Plans for 50th Anniversary Event in August — Separate from Bethel Woods Event

Woodstock Co-Creator Michael Lang Reveals Plans for 50th Anniversary Event in August — Separate from Bethel Woods Event

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock concert event in 1969 — and there are apparently at least two commemorative events in the works. The first was announced recently and will be hosted at the site of the original location, but has no involvement from Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang. Lang, however, told Rolling […]

Out Now: The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Kinks’ ‘Village Green Preservation Society’ (Listen)

Out Now: The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Kinks’ ‘Village Green Preservation Society’ (Listen)

In 1968, the Kinks released The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, a conceptual record that would play a large part in defining their creative output as the years progressed. Writer Ken Sharp sums up the album as follows in our recent feature chat with guitarist Dave Davies: “A quaint and reflective nostalgic song […]

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

The Kinks were rock’s quintessential misfits, always out of step and out of time, but that seemingly self-enforced separation from their fellow contemporaries made them so gloriously unique. The band’s masterpiece, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, stuck out like a sore thumb in 1968, a quaint and reflective nostalgic song cycle of […]

The Kinks: Massive 50th Anniversary Reissue of ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ Detailed

The Kinks: Massive 50th Anniversary Reissue of ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ Detailed

On October 26, the Kinks will commemorate the 50th anniversary of their crucial album, The Village Green Preservation Society, with an elaborate and expansively detailed reissue package. Available digitally, on single-CD, double-CD, vinyl and deluxe box set editions, this is the real deal for fans seeking a treasure trove of bonus material. The landmark 1968 […]

Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Came Out 31 Years Ago Today — Well Before It Became a Meme

Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Came Out 31 Years Ago Today — Well Before It Became a Meme

How many times have you been browsing the internet, clicked a link and been bombarded with a gloriously 1980s-ish music video and Rick Astley saying “We’re no strangers to love…”? The English singer/songwriter became an internet sensation nearly 20 years later, when the concept of the “Rickroll” was born. Suddenly, you’d find the song everywhere, […]

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