ABC7 News- New San Francisco mural shows how Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia would look in masks

Two murals have been painted in the Haight-Ashbury District depicting Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia wearing masks in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Although mandatory mask-wearing was not a thing during San Francisco’s Summer of Love, we now know what 60’s rock icons Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia might have looked like in masks. Their likenesses are being used to spread the word about how important wearing a mask is to beat COVID-19. The Moving the Lives of Kids Arts Center (MLK Mural) sponsored these works in the Haight-Ashbury District. “We haven’t gone, we haven’t beat it yet. The vaccine is out. We’re almost there. But we have to keep social distancing. We have to keep wearing our mask.Read more »

NME- Pete Townshend teases new The Who album post-lockdown: “There’s pages and pages of draft lyrics”

Pete Townshend performing live with The Who in 2019. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images. “If the moment comes, I’ll go in and start” By Will Richards The Who‘s Pete Townshend has said he’s ready to record a new album with the band post-lockdown. The band, who released their last album ‘WHO’ in 2019, this month cancelled their upcoming UK and Ireland tour due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. Speaking to Uncut, Townshend said he’s been working on new music during the pandemic and “wants to make another” record after lockdown if it makes financial sense. “There’s pages and pages of draft lyrics,” he said, adding: “If the moment comes, I’ll go in and start.” Order the new issue of Uncut here. Reviewing ‘WHO’, the band’s first album in 13 years, NME wrote: “‘WHO’ eitherRead more »

Deadline- Hot Off Sundance Success, Questlove To Helm Sly Stone Doc; Common To EP

(L-R) Questlove, Sly Stone and CommonAP; Sundance; Mega By Dominic Patten As Sly and the Family Stone’s 1971 tune says, it’s a family affair, Less than two weeks after his directorial debut Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) was picked up in a multi-million dollar Sundance Film Festival deal,  Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is heading back behind the camera for a documentary on Sly Stone – with some long time collaborators on board. “It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA….it’s a black musician’s blueprint….to be given the honor to explore his history and legacy is beyond a dream for me,” the Roots drummer and musicologist said in a statement today on MRC Non-Fiction project. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stone formed andRead more »

Rolling Stone – Robbie Robertson on Reworking the Band’s ‘Stage Fright’: ‘This Is What It’s Supposed to Be’

By DAVID BROWNE Looking back on a troubled period for the fabled roots rockers, the guitarist-songwriter explains why he needed to right old wrongs on a new 50th-anniversary reissue Ahead of a new 50th-anniversary reissue of the Band’s Stage Fright, Robbie Robertson would like to apologize. “I made a mistake,” he says from his L.A. office. “And now I’m so thrilled that I could undo that mistake and make this record what I thought it was, and the experience I thought it was.” Recorded in their home base of Woodstock, New York, and released in 1970, Stage Fright was the Band’s third album, home to future concert staples like the title song and “The Shape I’m In.” But the running order of those songs, Robertson says,Read more »

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