ROLLING STONE Picked The Best 200 Singers Of All Time

Rolling Stone Magazine just published their selection of the 200 Best Singers Of All Time. The list is dominated by giants of the 50/60/70s. Three decades that defined rock
and pop for eternity. The Top 10 is all about timeless soul voices. Two big surpirses: Elvis Presley is only at 17 and, what a damn shame, unique voice Roy – Big O – Orbison only at 71.

TOP 10

1. ARETHA FRANKLIN

2. WHITNEY HOUSTON

3. SAM COOKE

4. BILLIE HOLIDAY

5. MARIAH CAREY

6. RAY CHARLES

7. STEVIE WONDER

8. BEYONCE

9. OTIS REDDING

10. AL GREEN

FULL 200 BEST SINGERS LIST HERE

Massive Pin-Up Stars On The Cover

SKY FERREIRA
On new NME cover for a big ‘read’ interview


(Photo credit: Patrik Sandberg)

Sky Ferreira: “I’m starting to realise that
I’m glad that I sound like me”

Read the full NME interview here.

Her newest big booming single…

MEGAN THE STALLION
On cover of the new Rolling Stone mag issue


(Photo credit: Ramona Rosales for Rolling Stone / Choker by Laurel DeWitt. Earrings and Rings by Alexis Bittar)

Full Rolling Stone interview here.

Best 100 NEIL YOUNG Songs According To ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Legendary music magazine ROLLING STONE took
(a lot of) time to pick its TOP 100 of NEIL YOUNG songs.

As a fervent NY fan myself, I was quite surprised by the TOP 3
(see below) and about several other songs in the long list I wouldn’t
have even thought of.

1. POWDERFINGER

Released for the first time on 1979 live album
Rust Never Sleeps and reappearing again,
afterward, on other live LPs.

Young about the song: “I think the crux of it
is anti-violent. It shows the futility of violence.”

Look out, Mama,
there’s a white boat
comin’ up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you’d better call John,
‘Cause it don’t
look like they’re here
to deliver the mail
And it’s less than a mile away
I hope they didn’t come to stay
It’s got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it’s makin’ big waves.

2. AMBULANCE BLUES

Track from his grand 1972
LP On The Beach.

Back in the old folky days
The air was magic when we played
The riverboat was rockin’ in the rain
Midnight was the time for the raid

3. HEART OF GOLD

One of his best known and most famous – his only
No 1 single in the US – songs. From his standout
album 1972 Harvest.

I want to live
I want to give
I’ve been a miner
For a heart of gold
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching
For a heart of gold
And I’m getting old
Keep me searching
For a heart of gold
And I’m getting old

Full top-100 list here

First Issue ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE – 9 November 1967 – 52 Years Ago Today…

The very first issue of legendary monthly music magazine ROLLING STONE was published in San Francisco and issued on 9 November 1967, 52 years ago today. Founder Jan Wenner said that the magazine’s title was inspired by 1950 blues song ‘Rollin’ Stone’,  by Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan‘s hit single Like A Rolling Stone and the by then very popular band we all know as The Rolling Stones.

The cover featured a photo of John Lennon dressed as the soldier he played that year
in the movie How I Won The War. The first issue also had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. Here’s the front cover…

ROLLING STONE: Website