50th Anniversary Edition of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 Rolling Stones Film ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Coming Soon

50th Anniversary Edition of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 Rolling Stones Film ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Coming Soon

The 1968 Rolling Stones film Sympathy for the Devil captured the band‘s creative process, as presented by director Jean-Luc Godard. This year marks the movie’s 50th anniversary, and ABKCO Films has digitally restored the video, and will re-release it on DVD/Blu-ray on October 5.     In-studio footage documented the band recording parts of the […]

Q&A: Band Chemistry, the Greatest Rock Riffs and Our ‘Cultural Black Hole’ with the Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson

Q&A: Band Chemistry, the Greatest Rock Riffs and Our ‘Cultural Black Hole’ with the Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson

Sophomore jinx? Not a chance. Fresh from a seasoned slate of live dates peppered around the country, High Water I, the sophomore album by the Magpie Salute, whites out the band’s confident debut long player and imbues the follow up with an incendiary collection of tunes ready made for the concert stage. Guitarist Rich Robinson, […]

The Wild Feathers Q&A: On ‘Greetings from the Neon Frontier’ and ‘Finding That Magic Spot’ with Three Singer/Songwriters

The Wild Feathers Q&A: On ‘Greetings from the Neon Frontier’ and ‘Finding That Magic Spot’ with Three Singer/Songwriters

Any band with three singer/songwriters could easily get bogged down by disagreements about who’s going to handle lead and secondary vocal duties — but not The Wild Feathers. “Most of the time it’s pretty straightforward,” said bassist Joel King. “You get in where you can fit in. A lot of times, I’ll be singing the […]

The FBI’s Original Code Name for the Trump Investigation Was a Nod to a Rolling Stones Classic

The FBI’s Original Code Name for the Trump Investigation Was a Nod to a Rolling Stones Classic

It’s impossible to avoid hearing about the current investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 United States Presidential Election — and, as the New York Times reported in a lengthy piece about the ongoing investigation, its code name finds its origins in a classic song from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones. […]

Sunflower Bean’s Sophomore Album ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ a Refreshing, Rewarding Listen

Sunflower Bean’s Sophomore Album ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ a Refreshing, Rewarding Listen

Over the past couple of years, the New York-based three-piece Sunflower Bean caught the ear of many throughout the indie/rock scene — and they’re ready for more. On March 23, the band released Twentytwo In Blue, their second full-length and the follow-up to 2016’s Human Ceremony. A natural progression from the sounds and themes explored […]

‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Electrifies the Wiltern in Los Angeles: Fans Leave with Stardust in their Eyes (Review/Photos)

‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Electrifies the Wiltern in Los Angeles: Fans Leave with Stardust in their Eyes (Review/Photos)

With an expansive musical catalogue of over 27 studio albums spanning over 50 years and a sophisticated and otherworldly style of artistry, honoring an iconic legend such as David Bowie with a concert tour performing his songs is no easy task, even if you are his longtime bandmate. For the second year in a row […]

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

   “White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.” – Ma Rainey “Time Is on My Side” by Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones “Time Is on My Side” was written by Jerry Ragovoy for jazz trombonist Kai Winding in 1963. Winding’s version, essentially an instrumental, only included […]

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