Monday, July 4, 2022

Chris Willman

‘Elvis’ Fact or Fiction: Colonel Tom Parker Biographer on What’s Real and What’s Not in Baz Luhrmann Biopic

Does the phrase “That’s All Right, Mama” apply to the new “Elvis” movie… as in, “that’s all correct, ma’am”? No one is probably expecting that; any practiced watcher of biopics knows virtually any example will take deep liberties with...

Marcus Mumford Declares Band Is Not Breaking Up, as He and Brandi Carlile Offer First Taste of His Solo Album Live

News of a forthcoming Marcus Mumford solo album began to leak out this past week, which countless radio stations and websites around the world immediately leaped to assume meant that old gang of his was breaking up. Mumford made...

Taylor Swift Treats ‘Carolina’ Like ‘Folklore’ in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ End Credits Theme

Taylor Swift has gone to Carolina in her mind in her new single, which was released at midnight Thursday night — the first newly written original song she’s put out since the “Evermore” album in late 2020. But things...

Paul McCartney’s 80 Best Songs, Ranked

On the occasion of Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday weekend, anyone reading this is probably thinking the same thing: Only 80 Paul McCartney songs? The hope, of course, is that he lives to 120, in order to provide a hook...

The Music of ‘Elvis’: A Complete Guide to Who Sings What on Soundtrack, From Jack White to Jazmine Sullivan to Stevie Nicks

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” is far from being just about Elvis, when it comes to the music in the film and on a forthcoming soundtrack album. Besides the vintage Presley cuts included, the movie is providing the opportunity for the...

Paul McCartney Joined by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi at Tour Finale

Paul McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen on Thursday night at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for a performance of the Boss’ anthem “Glory Days” and the early Beatles tune “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Springsteen appeared 29...

Joel Whitburn, Pop Chart Expert Who Published Hundreds of Books, Dies at 82

Joel Whitburn, whose books of research on the charts were a staple of the bookshelves of anyone who cared about the history or business of pop music for decades, died Tuesday at age 82. No cause of death was...

Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival Adds ‘Bonus Weekend’ With Alanis Morissette, Haim and the Black Keys

As happened last year with the Eddie Vedder-helmed Ohana Festival, an “encore weekend” has been added for the Southern California rock gathering. But this ain’t no Coachella — the second weekend, set for Oct. 8-9, has a lineup that...

Mick Jagger Has COVID, Forcing Postponement of Rolling Stones’ Amsterdam Show

Mick Jagger has tested positive for COVID, he announced in a social media post Monday. The diagnosis will force the postponement of at least one concert by the Rolling Stones, a gig scheduled for Monday night in Amsterdam. “I’m...

Creem Rises Again: 10 Classic Pieces Written by Cameron Crowe, Patti Smith, Lester Bangs and Others for the Irreverent Rock Mag

Creem magazine started publishing as a regional monthly in Detroit in 1969, but didn’t go national until 1971, with a firmly anti-establishment bias that took aim at the likes of Jann Wenner’s Rolling Stone and Paul Williams’ Crawdaddy for...

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