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When searching a bookstore for music memoirs, it’s likely that the shelves are packed with men such as Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash and Keith Richards. While it may seem that there are fewer books written by or about women musicians, they are growing in numbers. Women in the music industry refuse to be silenced, and, […]

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St. Vincent is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated full-length Daddy’s Home, but that’s not the only project she’s excited for the world to hear. This week, the mastermind behind St. Vincent, Annie Clark, opened up about what it was like to work with Paul McCartney on a reworking of “Women And […]

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Nina Simone’s brother, Sam Waymon, looks back at his legendary sister’s life and music on our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast For more, check out: (Source)

10 classic songs by black artists that were covered by British Invasion bands, from the Beatles to the Stones For more, check out: (Source)

Grammy winner discusses her lifelong love for the legendary soul singer as well as her favorite Simone performance For more, check out: (Source)

In 1970, the man considered a “voodoo Richie Havens” celebrated his roots and condemned slavery on his gripping debut LP. Fans and participants look back at a sui generis cult classic For more, check out: (Source)

Waldon’s ‘They’ll Never Keep Us Down’ includes “Mississippi Goddam” with guests Adia Victoria and Kyshona Armstrong as well as the title track For more, check out: (Source)

In the years surrounding Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On,’ artists like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Diana Ross, and the O’Jays all joined a new wave of socially conscious R&B music For more, check out: (Source)

Earlier this month, a bunch of artists came together to release a limited-time-only benefit compilation called Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy that was up on Bandcamp for only 24 hours before it was removed. This Friday (10/2) is Bandcamp’s next Bandcamp Friday, when the service waives their revenue share, and a…

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The talented country-soul singer Yola, who we interviewed last year, went on Late Night With Seth Meyers yesterday to perform an impressive cover of Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted And Black.” The performance was filmed on the stage of the Nashville institution Ryman Auditorium, and she went on to announce a new headlining show…

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