Willie Nelson’s First Show Since His Sister Bobbie’s Death Was Every Bit As Emotional As You’d Imagine

GettyImages-1386218042-2 – Credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images After a two-year break because of the pandemic, this year’s Luck Reunion, the daylong gotta-see-it-to-believe-it festival at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch outside of Austin, was already destined to be special. Fans and artists alike were eager to commune in one of the most magical festival settings in the country. … Read more

The Meaning of “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

Perhaps the most recognizable and popular song by the legendary American songwriter and performer Bob Dylan, “Like a Rolling Stone” certainly crystalized the artist going electric. With it, the folk lifestyle and image he’d cultivated went in the rear-view mirror. The Origins Dylan first released “Like a Rolling Stone” on July 20, 1965 (with “Gates … Read more

R&B legends New Edition finally enjoy a victory lap

It was 1997, and New Edition, the most gifted vocal group since the Jackson 5, was imploding. For Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Johnny Gill, the “Home Again” reunion tour was supposed to be a victory lap. Since making their 1983 debut with their wide-eyed bubblegum jam “Candy Girl,” … Read more

Euphoria Remade INXS’s “Kick” With Stock Images

Alexander Burchardt doesn’t look anything like Michael Hutchence. Yes, he’s handsome like the INXS singer, and has a similarly defined jawline, but the resemblance stops there. But through happentance and Hollywood magic, the 29-year-old web developer from Copenhagen recently became an unlikely stand-in for Hutchence in the second season for HBO’s wildly popular show Euphoria. … Read more

The story behind Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast

It was no coincidence that the B-side of Iron Maiden’s debut single (Running Freereleased February 1980) was entitled Burning Ambition. In contrast to the majority of the bands that fueled the nascent New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 40 years ago, Steve Harris’s crew had the vision, focus, commitment and discipline of a band with … Read more

Essential Releases, March 18, 2022

SEVEN ESSENTIAL RELEASES Essential Releases, March 18, 2022 By Bandcamp Daily Staff March 18, 2022 Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the albums that we can’t stop playing, and that we think you need to hear. Dolo.Seven.SixEscobarian Hippos The history of hip-hop has no shortage of albums featuring gritty bars about the drug … Read more

Arcade Fire Ignites a Fresh Era, and 11 More New Songs

Rarely does critical consensus pivot as quickly and sharply as it did for Arcade Fire, a band that began the 2010s snagging a surprise album of the year Grammy for its beloved, towering double album “The Suburbs,” and ended the decade caricatured as out- of-touch scolds when its 2017 technology critique “Everything Now” left just … Read more