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Watch REM's Michael Stipe, Brian Eno, and Stephen Colbert perform "Lean On Me"

In 2011, musician and artist Brian Eno appeared on The Colbert Report for an interview. If that wasn't enough, REM's Michael Stipe showed up to join Eno and Colbert in a rousing rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me." And here's the Eno interview.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Brian Eno, REM, Michael Stipe, Eno, Bill Withers, It& 039, s The End Of The World As We Know It, Michael Stipe Brian Eno

Holiday Headsup: Richard Pryor and a Plethora of Soul

Get ready to experience greatness with THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED. Featuring all of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances together in one collection for the very first time, the 13-disc collector’s set ($99.95srp) contains more than 26 incredible hours of comedy. The groundbreaking stand-up, the mesmerizing TV appearances, the NBC show that was too hot for TV, and so much more. Capturing the full scope of Pryor’s groundbreaking, rule-bashing car...
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Lady Dan – “Just The Two Of Us” (Bill Withers Cover)

Lady Dan, the project of Austin-based musician Tyler Dozier, released their debut album I Am The Prophet earlier this year. Today, Dozier is back with a cover of Bill Withers’ “Just The Two Of Us.” It’s a plodding and ominous take on the track, and it comes with a horror-inspired music video just in time for Halloween. Dozier, who directed the video herself, explains:
Tags: Music, Austin, New Music, Dozier, Bill Withers, Lady Dan, Tyler Dozier, Halloween Dozier

Hitting the High Points in the Mountains and Life: A Profile of Runner and New Father Stian Angermund

The post Hitting the High Points in the Mountains and Life: A Profile of Runner and New Father Stian Angermund appeared first on iRunFar. [Editor’s Note: This article is the first in our newly revived top runners column. Once a month, we talk with some of the top runners in the mountain running, trail running, and ultramarathon world, getting to know them in their running careers and who they are beyond their finish-line accomplishments.] Stian Angermund has had an exciting couple years. While s...
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Bedouine – “It Wasn’t Me”

Bedouine loves covers. In the past couple years, LA-based singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian has recorded tunes by Margo Guryan, Ron Sexsmith, Big Star, and Bill Withers plus the folk traditional “All My Trials.” And now she has put her own spin on Shaggy’s immortal 2001 chart-topper “It Wasn’t Me.”
Tags: Music, La, New Music, Bill Withers, Bedouine, Azniv Korkejian, Allyson Yarrow Pierce, Margo Guryan Ron Sexsmith

Gillmor Gang: Catching Up

As the pandemic dwindled enough to get in our car with dogs, SiriusXM, and our children in the rear view mirror, we drove to South Carolina. Tina had endured the last year and almost another half while her mother languished with aging pets, her husband in a facility, and eventually his death. As the miles melted away, we alternated between MSNBC, the Beatles channel, and a mixtape of soul, Steely Dan, and Bill Withers. For years, we’d dreamed of a way to live from anywhere, and now the pandem...
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I had the poshest afternoon tea at London's oldest hotel. Here's what it was like, and how the very English tradition has changed post-COVID

Agatha Christie's favourite seat at Brown's Kate Duffy I went to Brown's Hotel, the oldest and one of the fanciest hotels in London, for afternoon tea. Queen Victoria, Theodore Roosevelt, and Agatha Christie were among the big names who dined here. Afternoon tea has gone through some changes post-COVID. Here's how it's served differently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brown's Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in London which has welcomed many ro...
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West Virginia Road Named for Native, Musician Bill Withers

West Virginia native Bill Withers has been honored with a road named in his honor.
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Peter Gabriel Re-Records “Biko,” His Anti-Apartheid Protest Song, with Musicians Around the World

Wisdom, humour, compassion, understanding, brilliancy of intellect, unselfishness, modesty, courage—he had all these attributes… The government quite clearly never understood the extent to which Steve Biko was a man of peace. He was militant in standing up for his principles, yes, but his abiding goal was a peaceful reconciliation of all South Africans. —Donald Woods When South African police murdered Steve Biko in detention on August 18, 1977, they thought they were ridding themselves o...
Tags: Google, Music, College, South Africa, Ringo Starr, Grateful Dead, Karon, Facebook Twitter, Peter Gabriel, Gabriel, Yo Yo Ma, Bill Withers, Angelique Kidjo, Biko, Steve Biko, Robbie Robertson

Festival Pass: More drive-in EDM shows; Valentine’s weekend concerts to stream

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. I love Metallica. I also love Huey Lewis and the News. Surprisingly, they’re great together. Seriously, have you seen the “Hip to Be the Sandman” mashup? It has the catchy pop background of Huey Lewis and the News’ “Hip to Be Square” with James Hetfield’s vocals from “Enter Sandman” layered on top. (There’s also some Megadeth and Judas Priest thrown in, too...
Tags: California, Youtube, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Metallica, Music Festivals, Coachella, Megadeth, Rick Springfield, Arcadia, Bay Area, James Hetfield, Pantera, Valentine, San Bernardino

Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
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BBC Radio 2 celebrates 50 years of pop performances

BBC Radio 2 is marking 50 years of pop music performances on the BBC with In Concert 50. From Fleetwood Mac and Bill Withers in the 70s to Craig David, Florence and the Machine and Sam Smith in the 21st Century, In Concert on the BBC in sound and vision has charted the history of popular music and this month of special archive shows and performances looks back across 50 years. From Sunday 1 November, all 50 performances are on BBC Sounds, with a special 10 artist Box Set available to watch on...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Sam Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Music Radio, Bbc Four, BBC Radio, Bill Withers, Jeff Smith, Jo Whiley, Station News, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Theatre, Maida Vale Studios, Craig David Florence

Learn the Stories Behind Iconic Songs: The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” REM’s “Losing My Religion,” Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” & More

There was a time when pop lyrics did not exactly spark curiosity, doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang. They may have tapped into some universal teenage feelings, but rarely inspired further thought along the lines of “Hmm, I wonder what—or who—inspired that.” Dutch station NPO Radio 2’s interview series Top 2000 a gogo lifts the veil. Each entry reveals the origin story of a well known song. The late Bill Withers, above, intimated that every woman he’d even been involved with thought "Ain’t N...
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October 6 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW October 6 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s October 6 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie...
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Second Good Music… Comp Features 77 Previously Unreleased Tracks From Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Jenny Lewis, & More

Earlier this month, a bunch of artists came together to release a limited-time-only benefit compilation called Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy that was up on Bandcamp for only 24 hours before it was removed. This Friday (10/2) is Bandcamp's next Bandcamp Friday, when the service waives their revenue share, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Pink Floyd, The War On Drugs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon, Arcade Fire, Killer Mike, Whitney, Nina Simone, Jenny Lewis, Fleet Foxes, Joe Cocker

In rare public speech, Jim Mattis delivers moving tribute to Grammy winner and Navy vet Bill Withers

Jim Mattis, then secretary of defense, at the Pentagon, October 19, 2017. Associated Press/Alex Brandon At a memorial event this weekend, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis paid tribute to singer, songwriter, and former sailor Bill Withers. In recorded remarks, Mattis spoke about the lasting impact of Withers' music for the current generation in an era marked by turmoil. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave a moving and pointed tribu...
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Notes from a Pandemic: Stream the Avalanches; watch Chance the Rapper, Maggie Rose & Friends, Declan McKenna, Lotus, Blitzen Trapper and more

ONLINE FINDS ■ Melbourne-based electronic sonic innovators the Avalanches have released a third single, “Take Care In Your Dreaming (feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa the Great)” from their upcoming full length “We Will Always Love You,” out December 11 via Astralwerks. Also check out the elated “Running Red Lights (feat. Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu)” released in mid-March, dedicated to David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) who died last year.  TODAY’S STREAMS ■ All day:...
Tags: Facebook, Music, London, Instagram, RAC, Ralph Lauren, Melbourne, Lotus, Chance The Rapper, Preview, Nick Cave, Linkin Park, Cuomo, Jeff Tweedy, Carnegie Hall, Mike Shinoda

God, What A Treat To See Live Dance Again, Writes New York Times Critic

Gia Kourlas: “It didn’t bode well that the first live dance I was going to see since mid-March was one I had seen many times before. Sunshine, a Larry Keigwin war horse set to the Bill Withers classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ can give a dancer the opportunity to really feel the music in all the worst ways. It’s treacly stuff. So I’m happy to say that as soon as Melvin Lawovi began to move, my chest tightened; I even sensed — the horror — some tears.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Bill Withers, Larry Keigwin, Gia Kourlas, New York Times Critic, 08.03.20, Melvin Lawovi

The power of touch: I held my father's hand as he faded away. It was the purest exchange of love

Through months of illness, I held his sturdy, consistent and loving hands, knowing he would muster the strength until he truly could no longerWelcome to the Guardian’s Power of Touch seriesAt some point in the 1970s, the late, great Bill Withers did a live recording of his song Grandma’s Hands. In the recording, he speaks plainly to the audience, folksy and casual, and introduces the song by saying he was raised by “just a nice old lady who used some very nice old gnarled hands to make life kind...
Tags: Music, Life and style, Society, Death and dying, Bill Withers

Iconic musician Booker T. Jones launches online directory of black-owned businesses

Booker T. Jones has been a major force in American culture for nearly six decades. In the early 1960s, the organist and bandleader formed Booker T. & the M.G.s, one of the first prominent racially integrated groups. He wrote classic tunes like “Green Onions” and “Born Under a Bad Sign.” He played on countless Stax soul hits like “(Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay” and “Knock On Wood,” and performed with and produced artists ranging from Bill Withers to Stephen Stills to Rod Stewart. He also wr...
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The Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” Played By Musicians Around the World (with Cameos by David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett & Bill Kreutzmann)

Poet and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter penned some of the band’s best-known songs. Even if you’re only casually familiar with the Dead’s vast catalogue and even vaster labyrinth of live recordings, you can probably sing along to classics like “Casey Jones” or “Box of Rain.” Both came about during the most prolific phase of Hunter and Jerry Garcia’s collaboration on the country-folk masterpieces Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, released one after the other in 1970. Among thes...
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Man Duets With ‘Singing’ Husky To Spread Love During COVID-19 Crisis

Tate Hegstrom and Kovu have garnered a global audience with their versions of Bill Withers and Jason Mraz hits.
Tags: News, Bill Withers, Jason Mraz, Kovu, Tate Hegstrom

How to Watch Indiana's Celebration of the Music of John Prine, Bill Withers, and Adam Schlesinger Tonight

Musicians John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, and Bill Withers all passed away in recent weeks. Tonight the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance is throwing a concert that serves as a tribute to the musicians and music venues in Indiana, while celebrating the music of the three men.Read more...
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We are, of course, living through a moment in which both the threat and presence of death feels suffocating. I’ve always been wary of Soul Sides turning into one long death roll of musicians and artists that I admire because it would feel unrelenting but I also don’t want to ignore all these giants that we seemingly are losing on a daily basis. In the end, we can mourn their passing but also celebrate what will survive them for years to come: the music that made them memorable to begin with. Th...
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Watch Canadian Artists Sing “Lean On Me” For COVID-19 Relief

We have a new entry in the nascent genre of "remotely-recorded quarantine-era all-star TV-special singalongs." Last night, a whole lot of Canadian celebrities participated in Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a Canadian TV special dedicated to raising money for Food Banks Canada. It culminated in a grand group-sung version of "Lean On Me," the … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Rush, Bryan Adams, Sarah Mclachlan, Michael Buble, Geddy Lee, Bill Withers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Food Banks Canada

James Gunn Created a Playlist of Unused ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Songs from Star-Lord’s Mom

The soundtracks of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise are among the best in recent memory. Director James Gunn collected an outstanding mix of both familiar and more obscure tunes from the 1960s and 1970s to put on mixtapes inspired by the musical tastes of Star-Lord’s mother, Meredith Quill. However, the Guardians of the Galaxy movies can only hold so many songs, and some of the tracks used changed throughout development and production, and there are plenty more we haven’t heard. Thank...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Toronto, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Steve, Ian Hunter, Gunn, Bill Withers, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Soundtracks, Star Lord

Guillermo del Toro, Darren Aronfsky, Rian Johnson, Ava DuVernay, and More to Share Their Quarantine Watch Lists

Guillermo del Toro has always been a wonderful Twitter presence, frequently sharing his unabashed love for cinema, television, and frequent collaborator Doug Jones. But after a period of silence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic quarantine, del Toro has one-upped himself with a massive Twitter thread about the many books and films he’s consuming to get him through his quarantine. The Shape of Water director, who has taken a break from filming his upcoming Nightmare Alley, invited his f...
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Taylor Swift Performs a Moving Version of ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ for ‘Together at Home’

The artists performing on Global Citizen’s “Together at Home” concert reached far and wide for thematically appropriate songs to sing, ranging from Stevie Wonder singing the late Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” as a medley with “Love’s in Need of Love Today” to Lizzo singing Sam Cooke’s classic “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Taylor Swift […]
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Sam Cooke, Global Citizen, Lizzo, Bill Withers, Together at Home

NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Choir Joins Together for Virtual Rendition of 'Lean on Me'

NHS Lanarkshire’s staff choir used “modern technology” to join together and sing a joint rendition of “Lean on Me”, video posted on April 10 shows. The group came together to provide hope during the coronavirus pandemic.“Thanks to modern technology, NHS Lanarkshire’s staff choir have been able to join together to sing a song of hope and friendship,” the tweet said. The song was originally sung by Bill Withers, who died on April 3, of heart complications.A tweet from the official account of Kensi...
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Weekend Music Live-Streams: Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Concert, Farm Aid with Dave Matthews, Tributes to John Prine and Bill Withers, More

Music is risen — it is risen indeed — this holiday weekend, as scores of artists take to webcams to broadcast live-stream concerts, from the music of the angels to Angel Olsen. The big kahuna, if we may use so un-sacred a term, may be Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Sunday broadcast of “Ave Maria” and other […]
Tags: News, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Andrea Bocelli, Margo Price, John Prine, Ave Maria, Angel Olsen, Bill Withers, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Music Live-streams