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 […]

Stream ‘On Air,’ a New Collection of Rolling Stones BBC Recordings from the 1960s (New Music Friday)

Stream ‘On Air,’ a New Collection of Rolling Stones BBC Recordings from the 1960s (New Music Friday)

The Rolling Stones dipped into the vault yet again for a new release, On Air, which compiles a lengthy list of live performances given by the legendary rock band on various BBC radio programs in the 1960s. This release comes shortly after the Stones’ lavish reissue of Their Satanic Majesties Request back in September. The […]

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Paul Buckmaster, the Grammy-winning composer, arranger and conductor who worked with luminaries including Sir Elton John, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more, died at the age of 71 on Tuesday. It is with heavy hearts that we share our beloved friend and longtime client Paul Buckmaster has passed away. Paul’s iconic arrangements touched the […]

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Kasabian is practically a household name among alternative rock fans in Britain. Hailing from Leicester (located just outside Birmingham), the band’s 2004 self-titled debut record sold more than a million copies at home and spawned four top 20 singles. Since then, each successive studio release has entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. The four-piece […]

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