When listening to Diana Krall’s fun, smart new recording Glad Rag Doll, it’s helpful to consider a question recently posed by Gyp Rosetti, the sensitive psychopath lending sparks to this season of HBO’s Prohibition-era series Boardwalk Empire.
He was more popular than Elvis, but humble 70s singer-songwriter Rodriguez didn’t know about his fame in South Africa for 40 years. Bob Simon tells the story of how Rodriguez went from obscurity to stardom, decades after he cut his first album.
Val Emmich said on his blog that he doesn’t sing around the house, in the shower, or in the car. He says his singing is just a byproduct of his songwriting.
Have you heard of this singer Adele? British lady? Decent voice? No? Well, she’s singing the new Bond theme, “Skyfall,” and it just hit the Interwebs, a few hours before its scheduled premiere time.
For the total lack of Ringo we make no apologies – the toneless ‘Savoy Truffle’ that was his 1971 hit ‘It Don’t Come Easy’ was his only shot at this list, and even that isn’t fit to suck the piles off of ‘Mull Of Kintyre’. But in compiling a list of the best songs by post-Beatles Beatles, you have to start by nodding to those hardy tunes that nearly made it.
"The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever," Morrissey’s publicist tells Rolling Stone, in reaction to the latest rumors claiming otherwise.
The English group, fronted by the enigmatic and outspoken singer, disbanded 25 years ago and have been the subject of reunion rumors ever since. Most recently, in a widely circulated exchange with Australia’s Herald Sun, Morrissey reportedly claimed that Coachella organizers “offered a 100-percent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths.”