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Fountains of Wayne co-founder, Adam Schlesinger, dead of COVID-19

Rolling Stone is reporting that Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of Fountains of Wayne, and a prolific songwriter for film, television, and theater, has died of COVID-10. He was 52-years-old. Schlesinger had one of the most unique and busiest careers in pop. With Fountains of Wayne — a group that blended power-pop delight with indie and alt-rock sensibilities — he released five albums between 1996 and 2011. During the same period, he released six albums with his other group, Ivy, all the while build...
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Taylor Swift Covering Salary & Healthcare Costs For Employees Of Nashville Record Store Grimey’s

Taylor Swift, like Ariana Grande, has been quietly sending money to fans who lost work during the pandemic. So far, she's reached out and donated $3000 each to at least 20 financially struggling Swifties. And now, as Rolling Stone reports, it seems she's taken it upon herself to singlehandedly keep a … More »
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Good Medicine: The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” Sung by Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr & Special Guests from Around the World

Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight,” the Band’s most beloved song, has the quality of Dylan’s impressionistic narratives. Elliptical vignettes that seem to make very little sense at first listen, with a chorus that cuts right to the heart of the human predicament. “Robertson admits in his autobiography,” notes Patrick Doyle at Rolling Stone, “that he struggled to articulate to producer John Simon what the song was even about.” An artist needn’t understand a creation for it to resonate with l...
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Bad Bunny twerks in latex and thigh-highs in new music video

View this post on Instagram YO PERREO SOLA!!! ALGUIEN LA CONOCE??? ?? *DÍA 183 DE CUARENTENA* EL VIDEO MAS CABRÓN YA SALIÓ!!!! LINK EN MI BIO #YHLQMDLG ? A post shared by BAD | BUNNY (@badbunnypr) on Mar 27, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT Bad Bunny is nothing if not committed to his quest towards standing up against toxic masculinity and machismo culture in the music industry and Latinx community. In his ne...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lgbtq, John Legend, Rolling Stone, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Drag, Laith Ashley, Bad Bunny, Yo Perreo Sola, Tony Maximoff, YoPerreoSola


Bob Dylan Releases a Cryptic 17-Minute Song about the JFK Assassination: Hear a “Murder Most Foul”

Like an Old Testament prophet with smartphone, Bob Dylan has appeared the midst of catastrophe to drop a new previously unreleased track, “Murder Most Foul,” on Twitter. Ostensibly a 17-minute song about JFK’s assassination, it’s “the first evidence of original songwriting that we’ve had in eight years from one of the most original songwriters of our era,” writes Kevin Dettmar, Professor of English at Pomona College, for The New Yorker. The move seems like a weird one—“’weird’ with its f...
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Coronavirus: Radio Listening Booms While Music Streaming Stalls

People staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio rather than music apps, figures suggest. The BBC reports: Global, which owns Capital FM and talk station LBC, said online radio listening had risen by 15%. The BBC said streaming of its radio stations had risen 18% since last week. Meanwhile, data from two US analytics companies suggested use of music-streaming apps such as Spotify had dipped by about 8%. According to trusted music industry monitor Buzz...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, US, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, LBC, Rolling Stone, Mark Savage, Primephonic, Alpha Data


Sales surge for fitness influencers, the coronavirus changes YouTube viewing habits, and Rihanna's TikTok house closes

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, writing to you from my desk at home, and here's an update on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, I spoke to fitness influencers on Instagram and YouTube who said they've experienced a surge in sales of direct-to-consumer workout services this month, as more people seek at-home workout alternatives amid the coronavirus pandemic.  This increase in engagement and sales has protected their...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Rihanna, Youtube, Sway, Trends, EA, Ken Burns, Rolling Stone, Esports, Dan, Ben, Kevin, Instagram YouTube, Amelio, Ashley Carman


Steve Carell Didn’t Really Want to Leave ‘The Office’ in Season 7

Steve Carell was one of the biggest reasons for the success of The Office on NBC, thanks to his portrayal of the extremely inappropriate but loveable idiot Michael Scott, manager of his branch of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company. That’s why his departure in the seventh season of the series really took a toll on the show’s quality, and it never really recovered until near the end of the final season. It was thought Steve Carell was ready to move on to bigger things, but what if we told you he di...
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Singer Jackson Browne has coronavirus, is resting in LA

LOS ANGELES — Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne is resting at his Los Angeles home after testing positive for coronavirus. “As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested [for COVID-19],” Browne told Rolling Stone on Tuesday. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that.” The 71-year-old Browne said he has been home for about 10 days. He also speculated that he might have acquired the virus d...
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Lil Uzi Vert Repeats Atop Album Chart, as Niall Horan Enters at No. 4

Lil Uzi Vert would have had an easy time staying at No. 1 on the Rolling Stone albums chart for a second week, regardless. But the fact that he released a deluxe version of his album just one week after the standard edition ensured that he really racked up big numbers. The expanded version of […]
Tags: News, Niall Horan, Rolling Stone, Lil Uzi Vert, Jay Electronica, Frozen 2, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Rolling Stone Charts


Let the great Brian Wilson make all of this feel better for a moment

To help entertain all of us while we hunker down in our domestic anti-viral combat bunkers, Rolling Stone is asking musicians to share unique performances from their bunkers. They kick off the series with the galactic treasure himself, Brian Wilson. Image: YouTube
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 ‘In My Room,’ Rolling Stone’s New IGTV Music Series, Launches Today With Brian Wilson

As the concert industry surreally moves online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Rolling Stone is the latest to launch a series of live-from-home online music series with “In My Room” — and fittingly, the series will launch today at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT with the author of that ode to solitude, […]
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‘Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children’ Trailer: New HBO Docuseries Covers the Atlanta Child Murders

Between 1979 and 1981, 30 African American children and young adults either disappeared or were murdered all throughout Atlanta. Wayne Williams was eventually convicted of two of the crimes, and the general assumption at the time – at least according to law enforcement – was that Williams was guilty of all of the murders. But was he? Or was the case closed too quickly? The new HBO docuseries Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children delves into the story. Atlanta’s Missing and Murde...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, America, Atlanta, Netflix, Williams, Rolling Stone, David Fincher, Wayne Williams, TV Trailer, Erika Shields, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta's Missing and Murdered, HBO Docuseries


Virus Could Cost $5 Billion Worldwide To Live Events Business

Coronavirus-related event cancellations seem to be barreling in by the hour, and the $26 billion global live events industry is watching with bated breath. Several sources across the booking, management, and venues sectors either declined to comment to Rolling Stone on the subject because of the uncertainty around the matter, or say they do not yet have them in place. There’s also the issue of unpredictability. – Rolling Stone
Tags: Art, Rolling Stone, Issues, 03.12.20


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony, scheduled to take place on May 2 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns, according to Rolling Stone. “We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Rock and Roll Hall […]
Tags: News, Rolling Stone, Cleveland, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Roll Hall of Fame, Public Hall, Roll Hall


How Bernie Sanders Saved the Democratic Party

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- With his string of primary losses today to former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders has revitalized the institution that he most loves to hate: the Democratic Party. Sanders had hoped to overrun the party. Instead, he inspired resistance among older blacks, suburban white moderates, feminists, pragmatists, patriots — all those loosely affiliated voters whose priorities may vary but who share the paramount goal of removing Donald Trump from the White House.“V...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Nevada, Republican Party, Biden, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP


Lil Baby Debuts Atop Albums Chart; Lady Gaga Has Top 5 Single With ‘Stupid Love’

All three spots at the top of the Rolling Stone albums chart belonged to new albums this week, with Lil Baby’s chart-topper followed by Bad Bunny and, in a surprising third-place finish, a James Taylor album of standards. The singles chart was once again led by Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” with Lil Baby and Gunna’s […]
Tags: News, James Taylor, Lady Gaga, Rolling Stone, Bad Bunny, Gunna, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, dates models, and just fended off being ousted by activist investors (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and activist investors Elliott Management have threatened to oust him from Twitter. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumours about posting his beard hair to rapper Azealia ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Japan, Elon Musk, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Africa, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Azealia Banks


"In the early 1980s, his wife inherited roughly 1,000 acres near Macon, Georgia. He farmed yellow pine and built a fancy hunting camp..."

"... called Charlane Plantation (the name a fusion of his own and his wife’s, Rose Lane, a former assistant to the vice president of Capricorn Records in the ’70s), now about 2,900 acres. Leavell hosts wealthy clients, usually hard-core Stones fans, who hunt quail by day and drink liquor by night while listening to Leavell play piano. 'It’s like bringing the audience to you, instead of having to go on tour,' he says."From "Mick and Keith—And Chuck: The Rolling Stones’ Essential, Unsung Rock-and-...
Tags: Travel, Chuck, Law, Trees, Georgia, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stone, Keith Richards, Keith, Macon Georgia, Mick, Macon, Chuck Leavell, Leavell, Macon Telegraph, Ann Althouse


What you need to know about Grimes, the Canadian musician who's having a baby with tech billionaire Elon Musk (TSLA)

Canadian musician Grimes revealed in a recent interview that she's seven months pregnant after hinting at it on social media. Grimes has been dating Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk since 2018, and the couple is having the baby together, Grimes recently confirmed. Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, was born in Canada and is a singer, songwriter, and producer. She recently released her latest album, "Miss Anthropocene." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At the Met Gala ...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Rihanna, Jay Z, Banks, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Azealia Banks, New York Times, Shanghai, SEC, Grimes


Musician Grimes says tech billionaire Elon Musk's goals are very similar to Bernie Sanders' and that he's 'tangibly, visibly' solving the world's problems (TSLA)

Grimes compared her boyfriend, Elon Musk, to Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying their goals are "very similar."  In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Grimes said that Musk's work on issues like climate change and space travel is "tangibly, visibly" making a difference, and that the government doesn't have the capacity to solve the world's problems. Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and the founder of The Boring Company and Neuralink, is worth around $40 billion.  Sanders has said that billio...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, America, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Grimes, Republican, Rolling Stone, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Puerto Rico, Sanders, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders


Grimes says Elon Musk's billions don't bother her because he isn't 'buying yachts,' and that she doesn't accept any financial help for her art (TSLA)

Musician Grimes defended her boyfriend, tech billionaire Elon Musk, in a new interview with Rolling Stone.  Grimes said that Musk, whose net worth hovers around $40 billion, spends all his money and energy on making the world a better place.  "I admire it a lot. I think it's great. To me, it does not contradict my beliefs," Grimes said.  She also noted that she doesn't accept any of Musk's money for her work, and that "Grimes is funded by Grimes."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Grimes, Rolling Stone, Musk, Met Gala, Claire Boucher, Watch Google, Neuralink, Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone Grimes


Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes are expecting a baby together. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since. (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes have been dating since 2018, when they made their debut as a couple at the annual Met Gala.  The couple has weathered ups and downs, like Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet.  Now, Grimes and Musk are having a baby together and are due in May. Here's how their relationship has progressed since 2018.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk and the musician Grimes took both the business and music worlds by surprise in 2018 when...
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Musician Grimes has confirmed that Elon Musk is the father of the child she's expecting in May (TSLA)

Musician Grimes confirmed in a new interview with Rolling Stone that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is the father of her child.  Grimes revealed she was pregnant in a cryptic social media post in January, but until now, neither she nor Musk had confirmed they were having the baby together.  The pair has been dating since 2018. Grimes recently revealed that she's due in early May, meaning she's about seven months pregnant.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Musician Grimes ha...
Tags: Apple, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Grimes, Rolling Stone, Musk, Met Gala, Brian Hiatt Grimes, Justine Head


BTS Tops Rolling Stone Albums Chart With ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

BTS’ latest “Map of the Soul: 7” easily topped Rolling Stone’s Albums chart this week, earning 218,000 units in its first week. (Direct-to-consumer sales were not included in BTS’s total.) The album stopped Youngboy Never Broke Again from earning his second straight No. 1 albm with “Still Flexin, Still Steppin,” which debuted at No. 2 […]
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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, dates models, and might be ousted by activist investors (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and activist investors Elliott Management have threatened to oust him from Twitter. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumours about posting his beard hair to rapper Azealia ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Japan, Elon Musk, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Africa, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Azealia Banks


Public Enemy ‘Moving Forward’ Without Flava Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally Dispute

Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy announced Sunday that it will be “moving forward” without Flavor Flav, its hype man of some 35 years, after a disagreement over a Bernie Sanders rally. Flavor Flav had clashed with Chuck D, the group’s other remaining founding member, over the latter’s performance at a Sanders rally in Los Angeles Sunday evening with his offshoot group Public Enemy Radio. Flavor Flav sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Sanders campaign on Friday, arguing that the rally...
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Normani Responds to Camila Cabello’s Old Racist Posts: ‘It Was Devastating’

Normani has commented on her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Camila Cabello’s history of racist behavior on social media. Last year, Cabello came under fire when years-old posts featuring racist slurs and derogatory memes from the singer’s personal Tumblr resurfaced online. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, Normani first expressed trepidation toward addressing the issue […]
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Free: Read the Original 23,000-Word Essay That Became Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971)

Because my story was true. I was certain of that. And it was extremely important, I felt, for the meaning of our journey to be made absolutely clear.  The publication history of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the story of gonzo journalism itself, a form dependent upon the unreliability of its narrator, who becomes a central character in the ostensibly real-life drama. In Thompson’s hallucinogenic tales of his travels to Las Vegas with attorney and Chicano activist Oscar ...
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Justin Bieber Debuts Atop Albums Chart With ‘Changes’

As expected, Justin Bieber cruised to the top of the Rolling Stone albums chart with “Changes,” his first album in more than four years. The new set bowed with 232,700 album units. New releases counted for four of the week’s top 10 albums, with A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Tame Impala coming in in […]
Tags: News, Tame Impala, Justin Bieber, Rolling Stone, Billie Eilish, Monsta X, A Boogie With Da Hoodie, Roddy Ricch