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Barrett Strong, Motown Artist and Temptations Songwriter, Dead at 81

Barrett Strong, the Motown artist who sang the label’s first major hit “Money (That’s What I Want)” and wrote songs for the Temptations and others, has died. He was 81. “Barrett was not only a great singer and piano player, but he, along with his writing partner Norman Whitfield, created an incredible body …

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See Eagles Superfan Anita Baker Sing National Anthem Ahead of NFC Championships

Fly Birds Fly Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts previously revealed listening to the Songstress part of his post-victory routine By special request, Anita Baker performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the NFC championship game Sunday between the home Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. [embedded content] Though a Detroit native, the …

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Why Tom Verlaine Was the Ultimate New York Guitar God

Farewell to Tom Verlaine, for some of us the greatest American rock guitarist not named “Hendrix.” Verlaine, who died Saturday at 73, could hit cosmic heights that no other guitar virtuoso could reach. He made his bones in the 1970s with Television, the garage band who created a new kind …

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The Making of SZA’s Chart-Topping ‘SOS’

With SZA’s SOS spending its sixth week in a row at Number One, we talked with three of her key collaborators on the album for an in-depth look at its creation on the new episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. (Previously, SZA herself gave a revealing interview on …

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Britney Spears Explains Why She Shut Down Her Instagram: ‘It Hurt My Feelings’

Britney Spears explained why she “shut down” her much-scrutinized Instagram account and touched on other recent dramas in a series of tweets the singer wrote late Saturday. Earlier this month, Spears inexplicably took down her Instagram, a move that had fans so concerned they contacted authorities to check on her. …

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Tom Verlaine, Singer and Guitarist of Punk Legends Television, Dead at 73

Tom Verlaine, singer and guitarist for punk legends Television who crafted the band’s 1977 masterpiece Marquee Moon, has died at the age of 73. Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Patti Smith, confirmed Verlaine’s death following a “brief illness” to Rolling Stone on Saturday. “He died peacefully in New York …

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‘I Count Myself Hugely Lucky’: David Crosby Looks Back in Unheard Interview Audio

“I count myself hugely lucky in life, for all the people that I’ve gotten to make music with,” David Crosby tells Andy Greene in never-before-heard interview audio. “I’ve gotten to make music with some stunningly talented people.” Excerpts from two of Greene’s final interviews with Crosby, who died last week …

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Funkin’ Up Fine Art: The Psychedelic Visions of George Clinton

Art from the Mothership The P-Funk pioneer has become an accomplished painter and visual artist, expanding his universe on canvas In 2019, George Clinton announced a farewell tour that was supposed to end with his retirement. Then the pandemic happened — and somehow, when everyone reemerged into civilization two years …

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Rita Ora Recreates Wedding in ‘You Only Love Me’ Video as She Confirms Taika Waititi Marriage

Rita Ora is a heartbroken bride in the video for her new single “You Only Love Me,” but that doesn’t mean that she’s not one happy married lady in real life. On Friday, as she celebrated the release of her new single, Ora confirmed that she tied the knot with …

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Priscilla Presley Disputes ‘Invalid’ Amendment to Lisa Marie’s Trust

In the wake of her daughter’s sudden death two weeks ago, Priscilla Presley is asking a California judge to step in and reject an alleged 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie Presley’s living trust as “invalid.” Elvis’s widow claims in a new court filing that since Lisa Marie’s Jan. 12 death, …

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