How Jimmy Carter (Literally) Rocked the Presidency

But another of his legacies is undeniable: Before the classic-rock- and jazz-loving Bill Clinton and the hip-hop-friendly Obama, Carter was the first American president with even a remote connection to rock and roll. Although he hadn’t grown up with the music, which didn’t exist during his teen years, the politician understood its impact and reach, […]

No movie has captured rock and roll quite like Almost Famous

Telling the story through the eyes of a wide-eyed kid who sees the world as it is (thanks to a very very strict mother) allows us to see the world the same way. Crowe treads the fine line of portraying difficult relationships and tough times without the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia. He allows the movie […]

A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos

“No matter what they do to the Gathering, where they have it, what they close and open, it’s always good to be home, which is what the Gathering is,” said Hippie Joe, a 40-year-old pipefitter and father of four from Detroit. With that, he took a huff off a morning joint and moved into the […]

Steps comeback UK tour: 2021 dates, tickets, venues, and more

Steps 2021 Tour Dates November 2 — FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield – click here November 3 — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham – click here November 5 — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham – click here November 8 — Utilita Arena, Newcastle – click here November 11 — AO Arena, Manchester – click here November 13 — P&J Live, […]

100 Albums Released in 2020 to Put on Your Radar

On his fifth studio effort, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald weaves intricate narratives over twangy guitar notes and sweeping instrumentals. Intimacy is the operative mode, and that’s evident as early as the album’s lead single, “I Love That Sound.” To promote the new material during times of social distancing, Fitzgerald will perform a series of small outdoor […]

The Real Penny Lane Has a Few Things Left to Say About

“What a pussy line!” Pamela Des Barres yells at me, speaking from her bedroom in Reseda, Los Angeles, 20 years after Almost Famous first debuted in theaters. Des Barres is better known as the real Queen of the Groupies, the woman who actually slept with Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page (not to mention the Who’s […]

Coronavirus | India votes in favour of UNGA resolution calling for multilateral cooperation

The resolution also calls upon Member States to advance, with determination, bold and concerted actions to address the immediate social and economic impacts of the pandemic, while striving to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by designing recovery strategies out of the crisis to accelerate progress towards the full implementation […]