LISTEN: Bob Dylan Releases Song “Murder Most Foul” About Assassination Of JFK, First New Music In 8 Years
Bob Dylan released a 17-minute song on Thursday night called “Murder Most Foul” about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.The somber song is Dylan’s first in eight years; his last album was Tempest released in 2012.In “Murder Most Foul,” Dylan speak-sings over a simple and slow piano, fiddle, bass and drums. The lyrics start off talking about the murder of Kennedy, but expand to a seemingly mournful remembrance of the 1960’s in general.GET BOB DYLAN CONCERT TICKETS HERE!“They mutilated his body and they took out his brain/ What more could they do they piled on the pain/ But his soul...
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Apple offers 90-day free trials of professional creative services
Amid the global pandemic which is proving to be financially debilitating for many as companies lay off their employees in an effort to stay afloat, Apple has extended its free trial of Final Cut Pro X and began offering one for Logic Pro X.On Thursday, Apple announced that a free trial is available for the first time for Logic Pro X, the brand's music production and editing service. The trial -- available for a temporary time with an undisclosed end date -- lasts 90 days, the same duration that the free trial of video editing software Final Cut Pro X has been extended to. Three months of each ...
Movie review: Family drama 'Uncorked' fuses hip-hop culture with passion for wine
HBO’s “Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny makes his feature directorial debut with a family drama, “Uncorked.” It’s the story of a young man in Memphis, Elijah (Mamoudou Athie), whose dreams of becoming a master sommelier conflict with his father Louis’ (Courtney B. Vance) hopes that he’ll take over the family barbecue joint.“Uncorked” opens with a scene of Elijah at work in a wine shop, suggesting wines to a comely customer with a variety of hip-hop analogies. The reliable chardonnay is the Jay-Z of wine, while the spicier pinot grigio is the Kanye West, and, the sweeter riesling is of cours...
Tribune News Service
Forty years on, a locked-down El Salvador remembers the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Screenshot of the page “Generacion Romero.” From their Facebook page, used with permission.With the spread of COVID-19 pushing in-person events online, people from around the world digitallycommemorated the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest shot by a right-wing death squad on the onset of El Salvador's civil war.Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot by a sniper on March 24, 1980, at the altar of small hospital chapel in the capital San Salvador as he celebrated mass.“Monsignor,” how Salvadorans still affectionately call him, became an iconic figure in the ...
Casey, Pistons 'champing at the bit to get back,' respect NBA's stance on crisis
DETROIT — As the NBA season remains on hiatus, Pistons coach Dwane Casey is trying to keep things as close to normal while everything around him is anything but normal.The remaining league games were suspended March 11, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19. In the aftermath, the Pistons’ traveling party of more than 50 people was relegated to self-isolation for two weeks.For Casey, that meant spending time away from his family, hunkering down in his basement while his wife and two children had the rest of the house. Limited to the lower l...
The Detroit News
Singing the concert cancellation blues? Get your live music fix with these 23 films
No concerts? No problem. Instead, try the next best thing to being at a show — watching a concert movie in the convenience of your own home. No hassling with parking, no overpriced beer, no whining about inflated ticket prices hoping for a good show.These flicks guarantee a great performance.We’re not talking documentaries filled with talking heads. We’re recommending movies (in chronological order) focusing on live music, whether featuring one act or an all-star lineup. (These concert movies can be accessed through various sources including for purchase on DVD/Blu-ray, and on YouTube, Netflix...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Tunes in the time of corona: A playlist from Trinidad & Tobago hits all the right notes
Journalists and podcasters Franka Philip (left) and Ardene Sirjoo (right), of Trini Good Media. Photo by Sean Drakes, used with permission.Trinidadian journalists Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo — collectively known as Trini Good Media,since December 2017, when their podcasting outfit was launched — wanted to find ways to unite people during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they did the polar opposite of what you might expect. Rather than produce a newsy programme on prevention measures, they took to Facebookto ask their friends and followers to pick two of their favourite songs and explain what make...
Coronavirus relief? Fox to present 'Living Room Concert for America'
Need a break from all the grim pandemic news? Here’s a ray of light: The Fox network on Wednesday announced that it will present “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America.”Hosted by Elton John, the offbeat musical event is intended to “provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.”The show will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes, filmed with their...
The Mercury News
Rock Hall of Famer Jackson Browne has tested positive for coronavirus
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne has tested positive for coronavirus.The singer, known for such classic songs as “Running on Empty,” “The Pretender” and “Doctor My Eyes,” told Rolling Stone magazine that he has COVID-19 and is recuperating at his house in Los Angeles.“As soon as I had a small cough and a temperature, I tested (for COVID-19),” Browne is quoted as saying in the article. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that.”Browne also posted the Rolling Stone article on his Twitter feed.B...
The Mercury News
Pearl Jam releases its most striking album in 20 years with 'Gigaton'
Pearl Jam and its grunge-era brethren are officially classic rock. It’s been an entire generation since Eddie and the boys were hailed as the voice of theirs. Nineties teens can now tell their children of a distant time when musicians with guitars roamed the MTV airwaves currently occupied by “Teen Mom OG” and “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”On Friday, Pearl Jam will break the longest album drought of its career with the release of “Gigaton” — the Seattle juggernauts’ first studio effort since 2013’s “Lightning Bolt.” And it’s hardly a tired spinoff.At this stage in their career, the hometown l...
The Seattle Times