There’s an art to the album opener — it doesn’t necessarily have to be the best or most commercially appealing song on the record, but it needs to grab the listener’s attention. It’ll often also serve as an introduction to the themes and/or sound of the album in question, a sort of preview of to what’s to come. And so it is that at Flavorwire central, we’ve been having one of our unabashedly nerdy music conversations about what are, in our collective opinion, the best examples of the form. Here’s a bumper list of 50 to talk …Read More
Keith Richards always seemed like the down-to-earth, somewhat approachable one in the Rolling Stones, the one who you could probably hang out with and get along just fine, even if he is megarich and has been famous for pretty much half a century. Today is Keef’s 70th birthday, and apart from the unfeasibility of him reaching that mark given his, um, adventurous lifestyle over the years, it seems like a fine time to break out what’s become something of a Flavorwire tradition: some photos of our hero doing normal things! He’s just like you and me. Sort of. Happy birthday!
Today is a significant birthday of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring icons: Rolling Stones frontman (Sir) Mick Jagger turns 70! Over the course of a 50-year career, he’s been responsible for some of our most memorable songs and proven that rock ‘n’ rollers don’t have to die before they get old. And, perhaps most impressively, he’s a man not afraid to rock a leotard as he enters his eighth decade on the planet. As a lighthearted celebration, we’ve put together a gallery of some of his most… um, memorable outfits. Happy birthday, Sir Mick Jagger. Don’t ever change.