Does it matter that much? I think it matters that much to every person who is on the cover of Rolling Stone unless they’re pretending it doesn’t matter to them because they’re trying to be cool. And so it’s kind of the most honest look at an artist, because it’s keeping it about what actually matters, which is the art that’s being created. And that’s what I’m thankful for. So keep it up guys!
Taylor Swift talking about Rolling Stone magazine in an interview for their 50th anniversary exhibit
“Here’s a pretty
unbelievable story: Laurie Holden is an actress who plays Andrea on “The
Walking Dead,” but she isn’t just an actress. Holden also works as a human
rights activist with a group called Operation Underground Railroad. It’s an
organization run by an ex-CIA agent named Tim Ballard that works to take down
unsavory human traffickers and the like. So, Holden and the group went down to
Colombia to try to take down a group of men who were trafficking in underage
prostitutes. Ballard, Holden and co. ingratiated themselves into this group and
set up an elaborate party in an effort to catch these men in the act….” Adam
Pliskin, Elite Daily
“For months, the
group put together a massive sting operation in cooperation with Colombian
authorities. They each had an elaborate cover story. Ballard’s story was that
he was the best man in a wedding back in the U.S. and was looking to hire
several underage prostitutes for a big bachelor party in Cartagena. The cover
was meant to lure the sex traffickers into a setup so that Ballard and his team
could rescue the girls, many of whom were under 18. … In order for Colombian
officials to prosecute the sex traffickers, they have to catch them exchanging
money for the girls on tape. … Holden’s job was to “keep [the traffickers]
occupied by the pool area while Ballard and the undercover officers worked to
catch the traffickers on tape exchanging money.” Candace Smith and Aristides
Pinedo-Burns, ABC News
traffickers agree on camera to to pimp out the underage girls and the money is
exchanged, the cops move in to make the arrests. During the ordeal Holden works with social
workers to comfort the girls, who fear they’re the ones who will be in trouble
and that they won’t be paid. Holden is clearly heartbroken when interviewed
after the fact. But she should also be extremely proud of her work.” Ian
A lush reverie, “Remember the Time” was Jackson’s finest attempt at updating his sound for the hip-hop era. After splitting with Quincy Jones over creative differences following Bad, he began looking for a young producer and landed on Teddy Riley, architect of New Jack Swing, the hot R&B sound of the moment. “I came in with 10 grooves,” Riley said at the time. “He liked them all.”
“Remember the Time” was a high point of their collaboration and one of Jackson’s best post-Eighties vocal performances. Engineer Dave Way recalled watching the singer working on “Remember the Time” as he nailed “each note and harmony, double it, triple it and then maybe quadruple – each time singing it perfectly, vibratos perfectly matched, perfectly in tune, rhythmically dead on, knowing exactly what he wanted to do the whole time. Flawless.”
Who was Jackson singing about? Riley claimed the song was written after Jackson told him about his feelings for his second wife, Debbie Rowe (a claim he later retracted on Twitter). Jermaine Jackson, though, said the song was written for Diana Ross.
McKinnon’s been the MVP on Saturday Night Live for so long it’s easy to forget how young she is- and how much more of her brilliance we have to look forward to. There’s something steely about her deadpan, both on SNL and in Notary Publix, the Web series she created with her sister- who else could get comedy out of the glorious world of notaries?
Rolling Stone’s The 50 Funniest People Right Now: Kate McKinnon
Rolling Stone Names Donald Glover as a Sitcom Reinovator in Their Top 50 Funniest People List
“Already an acclaimed rap jester under the handle Childish Gambino – and a star on Community, where he played the messiah of an air-conditioner-repairman cult – Glover outdid himself with the rookie season of his dazzlingly ambitious FX comedy, Atlanta, playing Earnest “Earn” Marks, a college dropout who goes back home to restart his life by managing his rapper cousin, Paper Boi.”
The 11th studio album by Aretha Franklin was released on 10 March 1967.
In her label debut for Atlantic records, the 24-year-old Franklin delivered a blend of “rocking soul, dreamy pop and reflective testifying” (Robert Christgau wrote in the Village Voice a the time) that went to #2 on the Billboard charts but received bland critical reviews at the time. Rolling Stone was critical of the production and playing of seasoned studio musicians, including guitarists Chips Moman and Jimmy Johnson, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, and bassist Tommy Cogbill. In 2002, Rolling Stone placed the album at #1 on their "Women in Rock: 50 Essential Albums” list.
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You was the 2nd of 4 albums released by Franklin in 1967.
tracklist : 1.the joker - steve miller band // 2.low rider - war // 3.sweet child o’ mine - guns n roses // 4.stairway to heaven - led zepplin // 5.carry on wayward son - kansas // 6. more than a feeling - boston // 7.should i stay or should i go - the clash // 8.baba o’riley - the who // 9.bohemian rhapsody - queen // 10.go your own way - fleetwood mac // 11.brown eyed girl - van morrison // 12.my generation - the who // 13. american woman - the guess who // 14. sweet home alabama - lynyrd skynyrd // 15.have you ever seen the rain - creedence clearwater revival // 16. born to be wild - steppenwolf // 17.knockin’ on heaven’s door (acoustic) - bob dylan // 18.all along the watchtower - jimi hendrix // 19. love her madly - the doors // 20.crazy train - ozzy osbourne // 21.walk on the wild side - lou reed // 22.american pie - don mclean // 23.walk this way - aerosmith // 24.paint it black - the rolling stones // 25. paradise city - guns n roses // 26.bad moon rising - creedence clearwater revival // 27.pour some sugar on me - def leppard // 28.another one bites the dust - queen // 29.house of the rising sun - the animals // 30.ramblin’ man - allman brothers band // 31.we’re not gonna take it - twisted sister // 32. back in black - ac/dc // 33.money - pink floyd // 34.the chain - fleetwood mac // 35.dream on - aerosmith // 36.listen to the music - the doobie brothers // 37. like a rolling stone - bob dylan // 38. black dog - led zepplin // 39.any way you want it - journey // 40. simple man - lynyrd skynyrd // 41. i won’t back down - tom petty // 42. rock you like a hurricane - the scorpions // 43.rock and roll all nite - kiss // 44. you give love a bad name - bon jovi // 45.la grange - zz top // 46. jump - van halen // 47.highway to hell - ac/dc // 48.you really got me - the kinks // 49.(i can’t get no) satisfaction - the rolling stones // 50. living on a prayer - bon jovi
somehow the stranger things soundtrack ended up on rolling stones 50 best albums of 2016 but not the get down… when we were blessed w/ songs like telepathy, get down brothers vs. notorious 3, up the ladder, shaolin’s theme, set me free…. i am disgusted…