A new reissue of the Rolling Stones’ oft-demeaned “Their Satanic Majesties Request” flips the script

If you were alive in 1967 and old enough to be listening to music, I imagine the last thing you would have expected, after the summer of that year, was for the Rolling Stones to get in on the lovey-dovey act of prevailing good vibes. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” had happened, Monterey Pop had happened, but the Stones had had a quiet year, as if they were busy formulating a response. That rejoinder to the zeitgeist came in the form of “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” which has just been lavishly reissued by Universal Music in a set that ... Read More

Apple Music tunes are now available inside Facebook Messenger

To use the extension, simply tap the plus icon to the left of the chat field and add Apple Music to any conversation. You can also interact directly with the bot in a chat just like you would any other of your friends. Simply search for "Apple Music" from the Messenger home screen and start talking to it to discover new artists and genres. You can even send an emoji to the chatbot and it will suggest a playlist to match. It's so 2017. Even if you don't have an Apple Music subscription, you'll be able to listen to and ... Read More

Apple Music will stream documentary on Pink’s new album October 13th

The short film should please Pink fans and anyone who wants to peek behind the curtain of a massive pop star's professional life. In the trailer above, you can hear Pink talk about how making an album is complex, with many moving pieces. Writing and recording songs is just the start, she says. "You have to finish the songs, and somebody's in New York and someone's in Philadelphia." Then there are photo and video shoots for the album, but she also has to perform at festivals and regular shows, too. The documentary seems to include all of P!nk's trademark honesty ... Read More

Grammy winner Dan Wilson plays his ’90s hit “Closing Time”

(Credit: Peter Cooper) “I’ve worked with a lot of really brilliant people,” Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter Dan Wilson said on “Salon Stage.” “Some of those really brilliant people are extremely well-known — famous people. But some of the really brilliant people I’ve worked with, not a lot of people have heard of. Music is a real equalizer among people; if you have an ability and a vibe, that comes through in your music, you can almost collaborate with anybody.” Wilson has authored songs with some of the music industry’s giants: Adele, Nas, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Weezer, Dixie Chicks. There ... Read More

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn’t hurt sales

Done by Dutch organization Ecorys, the study might have been lost altogether if not for the effort of EU parliamentarian Julia Reda. She submitted a freedom of information request in July 2017, and after stalling twice, the commission finally produced it. The conclusion? "With the exception of recently released blockbusters, there is no evidence to support the idea that online copyright infringement displaces sales," Reda wrote on her blog. It's not as though the EU just forgot the study in a drawer. It concluded that one specific category, blockbuster movies, is negatively impacted by piracy, with ten downloads leading to ... Read More

“Talking Heads: 77,” released 40 years ago tomorrow

Talking Heads (Credit: Sire Records) Last year, the rumor mill went into overdrive with whispers that Talking Heads might be reuniting. The very idea was momentous: Save for a 2002 appearance at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, the beloved post-punk quartet — guitarist/vocalist David Byrne, bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz and guitarist/keyboardist Jerry Harrison — hadn’t done a proper gig as Talking Heads since 1984. (Byrne and Harrison joined Frantz and Weymouth at a Tom Tom Club gig to play “Psycho Killer” in 1989, however.) The rumored reunion never materialized, of course — the source was a ... Read More

Spotify no longer streams music in Apple’s Safari web browser

Mac Generation suspects that the decision might have something to do with the Widevine copy protection plugin. Spotify wants to use that for web-based music streaming, but macOS may flag it over concerns that its security isn't sufficiently airtight. And without reliable access to Widevine, Spotify can't guarantee that Safari will play properly even if it's technically possible. This isn't likely to be a huge issue on the Mac, since it doesn't take much to fire up another app. However, this could be a headache if you use a Mac at work and aren't allowed to install your own software ... Read More

Mick Fleetwood only just discovered the secret reason he wound up in Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac (Credit: Little known fact: Besides drumming for Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood is a prolific author. Over the years, he’s written three books about his time with the beloved rock band, including a 2014 autobiography, “Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac.” Fleetwood’s latest effort, “Love That Burns: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, Volume One: 1967–1974,” is slightly different: It’s a lavish, photo-heavy book that looks back at the group’s early days, when they were a scrappy blues band in England weathering an unsteady lineup and shifting musical trends. Along with some incredible anecdotes — including photos of the ... Read More

“We always are pleasantly surprised at what we have in us.”: Esperanza Spalding talks about making an album in 77 hours

Esperanza Spalding (Credit: Getty/Mychal Watts) Esperanza Spalding has never shied away from a challenge. Among her latest gambits: In 2016, the jazz bassist/vocalist released “Emily’s D+Evolution,” a Tony Visconti-co-produced concept album that doubles as an excursion through jazz, funk, rock, soul, the blues and everything in between. Spalding is upping the ante even more next month: Starting on September 12, she plans to write, record and refine a new album, “Exposure,” completely from scratch over the course of just 77 hours. For good measure, the creation is going to be streamed live on Facebook. Spalding — who was also recently ... Read More

Recommended Reading: Netflix’s heroes return in ‘The Defenders’

'The Defenders' IsThrilling SuperheroTeam-Up EntertainmentMark Hughes,Forbes Netflix's last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn't quite offer the same thrills as its previous three original series. Its fourth installment that unites all four heroes debuted today, and so far, the reviews are mostly positive. Forbes details how the streaming service returns to form with The Defenders miniseries. Even though the latest show may not be the best of the Marvel options on Netflix thus far, it's an improvement after the disappointment of Iron Fist and shows potential for future team-ups with the foursome ... Read More

Got your A-level results? Now Nando’s wants to give you free chicken

Nandos are offering free chicken to those collecting their A-Level results today Whether you passed with flying colours or feel like you could have done better, today just keeps on getting better …Continue reading » The post Got your A-level results? Now Nando’s wants to give you free chicken appeared first on NME ... Read More

Pale Waves return with another summer anthem on ‘Television Romance’

You’d be hard pressed to find a band with as much buzz around right now as Pale Waves. When they …Continue reading » The post Pale Waves return with another summer anthem on ‘Television Romance’ appeared first on NME ... Read More

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