“Has the world changed/or have I changed?” Morrissey asks on “The Queen Is Dead,” the opening cut on the Smiths’ third U.S. album, and for once it’s not a rhetorical question. Not that he’s forsaken his hobbies or anything: this LP has songs about being buried alive, picnicking in cemeteries, Mom, Oscar Wilde and the comforts of total isolation. There’s no mistaking Morrissey’s Edith Piaf-on-the-dole vocals or Johnny Marr’s wall o’ guitars, but the Smiths sound different somehow — self-assured instead of self-obsessed. … [Read more...] about The Queen is Dead
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You had a really busy year lined up with your Las Vegas residency and a tour with Earth, Wind and Fire. What is it like to not be able to perform?Carlos: I trust my faith, and my faith teaches me to accept that what I can do, I can do very well, and what I can’t do, I let it go. At the right time, we will be able to play with a thousand times more energy, fire and passion because we’ve been basically just reading, resting, and eating, and taking walks by the beach. I’m ready to just tear it up, in a good way. … [Read more...] about Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana Cover John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’
Led in by the orchestral interlude “Chromatica III,” “Sine From Above” opens in a grandiose, cinematic fashion. “When I was young/I prayed for lightning,” Gaga sings on a reverent first verse. Thanks to additional production from EDM legends Axwell & Ingrosso, the track builds into a euphoric big room house number. John’s smooth, deep voice make him a perfect fit, making it sound like he’s been gunning to become a disco vocalist for the entirety of his career. … [Read more...] about Song You Need to Know: Lady Gaga feat. Elton John, ‘Sine From Above’
Are you still trying to make the greatest Pearl Jam record ever? the best record. It’s about getting to the next level of communication, or just trying to crack a code into some higher plane of playing music. Because when we’re making a record, I’m more of a listener than a player. That whole time, you’re staying in this weird, objective place, like you’re writing from a hot-air balloon, looking at the landscape and trying to zero in. You’re trying to create a giant crop circle, and that’s the mystery behind it. Like, how would you make that if you were on the ground? … [Read more...] about Q&A: Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam’s New LP and Hate-Watching the VMAs
She wrote, "'Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.' It's just a matter of time...milenge baaten karenge.... Till we meet again." … [Read more...] about Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Sikdar Shares An Emotional Yet Beautiful Post On Facebook!