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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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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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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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Lil Yachty, Rae Sremmurd And All The Songs You Need To Know

WELCOME TO OUR weekly rundown of the best new music — featuring big singles, key tracks from our favorite albums, and more. This week Gorillaz deliver a smooth new jam, Lil Yachty gets romantic, and Blondshell rocks out, plus great new songs from Rosalia, Rae Sremmurd, and more. Check out the list, …

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