Friday, March 14, 2014
You’ve heard the question a thousand times: “Are you a Beatles person or a Stones person?” (Recently on Soundcheck, we even pitted the two sides against each other during a live Soundcheck Smackdown). It's perceived as the biggest rivalry in rock music -- but when the Beatles wrote the song “I Wanna Be Your Man" -- it was for The Rolling Stones. So how real was this supposed rivalry?
In his new book, music historian John McMillian says it wasn’t… except when it was. The book is called – what else? – "Beatles vs. Stones" – and John McMillian joins us to talk about it.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Two all-star teams, including actor Mike Myers and NPR host Ophira Eisenberg, throw down over the two legendary bands at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Two all-star teams, including actor Mike Myers and NPR host Ophira Eisenberg, throw down over the two legendary bands in front of a live audience at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Friday, February 21, 2014
In his new book, Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story Of The Rolling Stones, Bill Janovitz defines the iconic rock band in 50 songs.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
In this epiosde: Bill Janovitz -- writer and founder the ‘90's alternative rock band Buffalo Tom -- talks about a new collection of essays about 50 Rolling Stones songs.
Plus: Last year the British post-punk band Savages was hailed as one of the best new bands in the U.K. — and at the time, only had one or two songs to its credit. Now that the group's brutal and elegant debut, Silence Yourself, is out, the reviews are in — and they are rave. They play live.
And: Columbia University’s Center for Ethnomusicology is voluntarily returning — to several Native American groups — a treasure trove of rare recordings of traditional songs and dances. Aaron Fox, Associate Professor of music at Columbia and former director of the Center, explains why.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Rolling Stones brought their 50th anniversary tour to a close on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and joining the band was the choir of Trinity Wall Street.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Mick Jagger will test his comic chops later this month as host of the "Saturday Night Live" season finale.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Ronnie Spector talks about being part of the all-star line-up paying tribute to the music of Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall Tuesday, March 13. She'll be joined by Michael Dorf, who produces the series and is the founder of the Knitting Factory and City Winery. The concert is the eighth in an annual series to raise money for music education programs for underprivileged youth.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
For this edition of New Sounds, we'll listen to saxophonist Tim Ries's Rolling Stones Project II, a global-centric arrangements of Stones' tunes. (Ries has been part of the Rolling Stones touring horn section since 1999.) We'll hear Jack DeJohnette's drums and Bill Frisell's twangy guitar lines on "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as well as the North African, blues-Berber beat on "Hey Negrita," with the Tuareg band Tidwat.