Cranky STEELY DAN star DONALD FAGEN has blasted BOB DYLAN and his Dukes of September tourmates MICHAEL MCDONALD and BOZ SCAGGS in a new Rolling Stone magazine article.
“He has songs with 512 verses and almost no melody. I think a psychiatrist would be more useful than a throat doctor at this point.”
Van Dyke Parks, the singer, songwriter and composer, premieres “Songs Cycled” today on Speakeasy.
Listen to Van Dyke Parks’s Long-Awaited ‘Songs Cycled’
Pop music, and pop stars, are everywhere this summer. Z100 fans can catch the no-longer-charmingly semi-pubescent Justin Bieber, with or without monkey and trailing a mild malodor of manufactured controversy, on his “Believe” tour, starting in late June and running 30 shows. Beyoncé, who may or may not be pregnant with her second child, continues her meticulously plotted post-first-baby comeback (Super Bowl, HBO doc, $50 million Pepsi deal, plus L’Oréal and all those H&M ads adding some much-needed ’donk to our bus shelters) with 26 shows in the U.S. with her “Mrs. Carter” tour, details of which are being Instagrammed and gif-ed and blogged by her rabid global fan base. Mr. Carter (Jay-Z) tours stadiums in July and August with the renascent Justin Timberlake, including Yankee Stadium on July 19 and 20. Timberlake continues on with solo dates supporting his 20/20 Experience album, his first in seven years, which received subdued reviews but was rapturously received by fans who had heretofore been kept engaged by his unfailingly charming if not always knee-slappingly hilarious Saturday Night Live gigs.
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Why Pop Stars Rule the World and Movie Stars Hardly Matter – By Michael Hirschorn
Decide, right off the bat, that you’re going to be buzzed a lot. And you’re not going to feel guilty about it. You’re going to spend a lot of time on the beach, not wearing a lot of clothes, with a cocktail that is more sugar than alcohol melting in your hand. You’re going to be outside on patios…
Fuck Yeah Rhode Island.: How To Win This Summer
Cant stop stop listening to this one.
EPK: Eric Revis “City of Asylum”
A true renaissance man, few people have seen or shaped more of modern American pop culture than he has. Tune in for a chat with Van the man!
Van Dyke Parks – Fireside Chat
Throwback Thursday continues! Take a deep dive into some of the most iconic music moments from ‘80’s flicks.
From songs that we’ll forever associate with their cinematic counterparts – Ghostbusters, Footloose – to timeless classics that were deservedly given new life – Try a Little Tenderness, Johnny B. Goode – the 80’s ensured music played an impactful role in making movie magic.
Check it out here!
Stream the playlist of all these classic songs right here: Your Soundtrack to the 80′s
The 22 Most Iconic Music Moments from 80’s Films