Joan Jett on the New Doc ‘Bad Reputation,’ #MeToo in Music – Rolling Stone

Well, there’s the whole sequence where he got your singer, Cherie Currie, to pose in lingerie. The thing is, these girls could’ve walked away any time if they were uncomfortable. Nobody was forced to do anything. Everybody wanted to be there. Including Cherie. And then with Cherie trying to blame that on Kim … well, we were all there. She did it and she could’ve easily said, “Hey, girls, Kim set up this photo shoot for me. Did he tell you about it?” No, no. She knew. And she knew we’d be upset. And she knew it would cause an issue. I find a lot of people blame Kim, because he’s dead. So he can’t come and talk about anything. So it’s very easy for the girls to say this or that and I just don’t see it that way. All these people could’ve taken off at any point. Nobody was making anyone stay so if they were uncomfortable and didn’t like it. Why were you hanging out? I don’t get it. more from Source: Joan Jett on the New Doc ‘Bad Reputation,’ #MeToo in Music – Rolling Stone

The Story Behind The Music: The Recording of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks | Route Blog

A brief overview of 4 days in a New York recording studio in 1974 when Bob Dylan commenced work on his masterpiece album, Blood on the Tracks. The full story of these sessions, take by take, is told in leading Dylan historian ClintonHeylin’s monograph No One Else Could Play That Tune: The Making Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece, a perfect companion to the Bootleg Series release More Blood, More Tracks. Get your copy here. Monday 16th September 1974 ‘It looked like old times at Columbia’s A & R Studio September 16th. John Hammond Snr. was there. Phil Ramone was working the board. Eric Weissberg and Barry Kornfeld, two old Gaslight regulars, were unpacking their guitars. And sitting out in the cavernous studio … practically hidden behind a battery of six microphones, Bob Dylan was creating another album. And it was almost as if Dylan were consciously conjuring up the ambience of the early sixties.’ – Larry Slowman, Rolling Stone On 16th September 1974, Bob Dylan entered A & R Studios in New York to begin recording ‘Blood on the Tracks’. The studio was of course the magical place where he recorded his first 6 albums. His original producer John Hammond joined him in the studio on this night, an ‘historic moment’ for them both. Also with Bob was hisContinue Reading

Roy Orbison’s son on his father, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bono, John Cleese

Growing up in the Midlands, and Birmingham hologram gig Roy Orbison’s voice is among the most distinctive of all time and the Texan icon is not only regarded among the Greatest Artists Of All Time by Rolling Stone, but is also included in five different halls of fame. Top left, Roy Orbison, bottom left, Roy Orbison Jr, and right, Roy Jr as a little boy with his dad He was best friends with Johnny Cash, mentor to Bono, an inspiration to John Lennon and even formed a supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. And while Roy died back in 1988, his musical legacy very much still lives on. Source: Roy Orbison’s son on his father, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bono, John Cleese, growing up in the Midlands, and Birmingham hologram gig | Express & Star

Exploring Iggy Pop’s Miami

Exploring Iggy Pop’s Miami by Jason Diamond Located at the bottom of the Sunshine State, it’s as if everything good and bad about Florida filters its way down to Miami: You get the great weather, all kinds of different cultures, languages, and cuisine, but you also have the tourists, the terrible drivers, and the sports fans that the media loves to take swings at. The city has always been a strange mix of glamours, seedy, and a little dangerous, with the latter two thanks largely to its reputation as the cocaine capital of the United States in the 1980s. Today, the Magic City is again flush in (now mostly questionable real estate) money, and is still known for its Art Deco buildings, beaches, swirls of Spanish everywhere you go, and parties that go well into the next morning. But Miami is also currently experiencing a cultural boom, something that is especially apparent in December, when Art Basel Miami draws the focus of the entire art world in the biggest event of its kind in the United States. It has also encouraged the opening of dozens of art galleries in the city in the past decade, proving that Miami is simply a place where you go to get a good tan; that there’s plenty to experience here. And somewhat unlikely, one of the ambassadors forContinue Reading

White Album Box Set: Exclusive Preview of Unheard Beatles Archives – Rolling Stone

The Beatles in London, July 28th, 1968. © Apple Corps Ltd. Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece has always been been the deepest mystery in their story—their wildest, strangest, most experimental, most brilliant music. But as it turns out, the White Album is even weirder than anyone realized. Especially when you’re hearing it in Abbey Road, the fabled London studio where the band spent five long months making it. Over a couple of sunny days (and late nights) in Abbey Road, Rolling Stone got a one-on-one exclusive tour of the previously unheard gems from the new Super Deluxe Edition of The Beatles (due November 9), forever known as the White Album. Producer Giles Martin, son of George Martin, is a valiant guide, playing outtakes from deep in the vaults, often grabbing a guitar to demonstrate a chord change. “They were a band on fire,” he says. “It’s double or triple Sgt. Pepper—the four walls of this studio couldn’t hold them anymore.” Source: White Album Box Set: Exclusive Preview of Unheard Beatles Archives – Rolling Stone

Dennis Dunaway: “Cold Cold Coffin” Interview –

Dennis Dunaway Interview: , the original bassist for The Alice Cooper Group has announced an exciting new project for his new song, “Cold Cold Coffin.” The Music Room: Hi Dennis. It is a real honor to be able to speak with you, and I appreciate you taking time out to speak with me. I want to talk to you about your new project, “Cold Cold Coffin.” It’s a really interesting concept as it is not just a song, but a theatrical event. Where did the idea come from? Was it something that you always wanted to do? Or did you write this song and think, this would make a great movie? Dennis Dunaway: I write a lot of songs that have visual lyrics. We always have with the Alice Cooper group. This one is just one of those songs where everything seemed to fall into place really nicely. Every lyric is visual, so it seems to be a cut above a lot of other songs in that respect. I played it for a friend of mine who is in the film industry. He said we’ve got to do a video of this. It started out being a low budget thing and then one thing led to another and we just got so inspired that this thing has to be doneContinue Reading

Inside Abbey Road’s User-Friendly Makeover – Rolling Stone

Inside Abbey Road’s User-Friendly Makeover With the addition of newer, more affordable studios and the appointment of Chief Creative Advisor Nile Rodgers, the Fab Four’s former playground has been reborn By KORY GROW   Noel Gallagher at Abbey Road. With more affordable studios and the appointment of Creative Advisor Nile Rodgers, the legendary studio has been reborn. Jill Furmanovsky Since college, grime artist Novelist wanted to make music at Abbey Road, the fabled London recording studio where everyone from the Beatles to Adele recorded their hits. “I remember once I told a teaching assistant in my music class, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go to Abbey Road,’ and you can just tell when somebody’s not taking what you’re saying serious,” the 21-year-old says. “It made me laugh a bit.” Within the past year, though, he was in the famed studio, putting the finishing touches on his sonically complex debut LP, Novelist Guy, which came out this past spring. It’s since been shortlisted for the U.K.’s Mercury Prize. Source: Inside Abbey Road’s User-Friendly Makeover – Rolling Stone