Getty Composite The most dominant duo in NBA history will never speak to each other again -- so says ex-teammate Charles Oakley ... who truly believes Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen have no chance at burying the hatchet. Scottie has made it clear for months how he really feels about #23 ... saying he deserves much more credit for the Chicago Bulls' 6 NBA championships ... and claiming MJ used the "Last Dance" doc to say young fans into thinking he's better than LeBron James. Oak -- who played in Chicago from 1985-88 -- was asked if the relationship between MJ and Pip could ever be fixed ... and it sure sounds like a lost cause. "No, I think it's over," Oakley said on The Bill Simmons Podcast this week. "Yeah, I think it's over. It wasn't great from the get-go." Oakley says the "Last Dance" doc left a bad taste in Pip's mouth ... as the Hall of Famer felt left out of the story. Will Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen ever talk again? … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen Will Never Talk Again, Says Charles Oakley
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There’s a story that has floated around the hallowed halls of Abbey Road Studios in North West London for more than a decade. It centers around a group of studio engineers who gathered to hear a famous recording of a pianist on the then-new Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers for the first time. The engineers had heard the recording before, but as the session progressed and the group angled their ears to take in the detailed sounds of the brand-new speakers, something started happening. “The engineers found there was a sound they had not been aware of before,” says Jeremy Huffelmann, general manager of Abbey Road Studios. “They first thought this was a fault with the speaker, but it became apparent that, in fact, what they were hearing for the first time was something else entirely.” The phantom sound was described as a “faint tapping” by Andy Kerr, director of product marketing & communications at Bowers & Wilkins. Andy says that the company’s engineers … [Read more...] about Bowers & Wilkins and Abbey Road Studios Have a Bond Forged in “True Sound”
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Audiophile-beloved features have only become more in-reach over the past few years, paving the way for premium, but yet still relatively accessible , headphones with ANC (active noise cancellation) and Hi-Fi audio support to be everywhere on the market. But for every Subaru packed with power and affordability, you’ve got to have your Lamborghinis. Mark Levinson’s new Mark Levinson No. 5909 pair are the Lamborghinis of wireless noise-canceling headphones. First announced at CES 2022 , we’ve got to start out with the elephant in the room — yes, these headphones are pricey, costing a cool $999. Mark Levinson, owned by audio giants Harman Kardon and Samsung, had previously been known for their selection of top-of-the-line amps, CD players, turntables, and Lexus car audio systems. Their latest foray into the personal audio space … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: Is the Price of Luxury Worth $1,000 For Mark Levinson’s New Headphones?
The audition is finally here. The Beatles ’ famous farewell rooftop concert is finally getting its digital audio release. Get Back: The Rooftop Performance will have the complete 40-minute gig, with new mixes in stereo & Dolby Atmos by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. It’s available for streaming at midnight ET on Friday, January 28 from Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. This marks the first-ever release for the January 1969 roof show, in the wake of the Peter Jackson docuseries Get Back and the expanded Special Edition box of Let It Be . “We wanted to put it on the box set,” Giles Martin tells Rolling Stone in an exclusive interview. “But it just took up too much real estate. It’s 40 minutes, so it didn’t make any sense. But the response to Get Back has been so extraordinary.” Get Back: The Rooftop Performance debuts just in time for the show’s anniversary on January 30th, 1969, at the end of the sessions. The Beatles went up on the roof of their Apple headquarters … [Read more...] about ‘Get Back’: Beatles’ Rooftop Concert Finally Gets a Digital Release
Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani’s development and production company Hillman Grad Productions has announced the return of its mentorship lab which offers support and opportunities to marginalized creatives. The Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab is an 8-month, tuition-free program that offers mentees the opportunity to enhance their creative skillset through personalized instruction from industry professionals, creating additional pathways to bring more people from diverse backgrounds into the entertainment industry. As part of the program, mentees will participate in a variety of workshops, educational resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for a cohort of diverse writers, actors, and aspiring creative executives. Tracks include television writing, screen acting, and executive development, instructed by Carolyn Michelle Smith (co-director of Acting Track), Behzad Dabu (co-director of Acting Track), and Michael Svoboda (director of Writing Track), … [Read more...] about Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Announces 2nd Annual Mentorship Lab For Marginalized Creatives
“It’s more than me being a filmmaker,” Questlove says in the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now . “I’m in the business of correcting and restoring history.” His new career launched with last year’s spectacular documentary Summer of Soul — a likely Oscar contender with a soundtrack album dropping this week — and he details the making of the film in the episode. To hear the entire discussion, press play above, or listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify . Questlove has lined up six or seven other movie projects that may keep him busy through the 2030s, starting with a documentary on the life of Sly Stone . At its core, he says the doc will explore the phenomenon of the “troubled artist. What happens when you try to force a square peg into a circle?… This could explain a lot about how we perceive artists, from Prince to Michael Jackson to [Dave] Chappelle.” In the in-depth interview, Questlove also discusses his future on The Tonight Show , the state of the … [Read more...] about Questlove on ‘The Beatles: Get Back’: ‘That’s Hip-Hop!’