The day has finally come. This week, Ryan Adams broke out his own mellow cover of the mid-80s hit “Summer of 69” during a performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The song—from rocker Bryan Adams—has been somewhat of a sore spot for the singer-songwriter, with fans jokingly asking him to play it at shows for years. (Get it? Because their names sound similar!) As Mashable notes, the Ryman was the same venue that Adams famously had an audience member removed from for shouting the song name at a concert more than a decade ago ... Discuss
This week we feature an amazing in-studio performance by The Brilliance. We also talk to author Johnnie Moore about his new book, Defying ISIS, and a shofar may or may not make an appearance. The episode is sponsored by Fracture and Warby Parker. Read More
Can Jay-Z and Beyonce save Tidal? Following a high-profile roll-out last month, the streaming music service “owned by artists” including the hip-hop power couple, has had its share of issues: They recently booted their CEO. Numbers have been disappointingly low. Even Kanye West appears to be distancing himself from the service, deleting his Tweets promoting the launch. But, according to new rumors, Beyonce and Jay-Z may have plans to try and get more listeners to sign up for the service.
Media personality and music industry insider DJ Skee said this week that his sources told him that the duo are preparing to release a collaborative album exclusively on Tidal. As Vulture points out, both Jay-Z and Beyonce have released exclusive Tidal tracks, so rumors seem plausible, but obviously, at this point, no official release dates have been announced ... Discuss