Today at Flavorpill, we read an in-depth interview with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi about politics and… Planet of the Apes. We ranked Rolling Stones albums from worst to best. We wanted our own Star Trek communicator badge. We remembered actors who got scary skinny for their movie roles —… Read More
The Rolling Stones
Noomi Rapace writhing in bed, under a neon Rolling Stones logo. Noomi Rapace shooting zombies. Noomi Rapace smoking and looking inquisitively at the camera. Noomi Rapace in a bikini, rolling around in cash. Noomi Rapace crouched on a street corner like a crust punk. Noomi Rapace in jail. Noomi Rapace with a bloody nose, giving you the finger. Noomi Rapace dressed in cowboy drag, shooting herself in the head. Noomi Rapace binging and purging on fast food in a giant, rainbow-colored wig that we might like to own. Noomi Rapace, fronting the band in Mick Jagger’s stead, just to make sure we understand that she’s his younger, fresher avatar in this video. Noomi Rapace’s boobs.
These are all things you’ll see in the music video for The Rolling Stones’ new song “Doom and Gloom.” And yet, here’s the question it left us with: Were Mick Jagger and Keith Richards actually in the same room for the making of this video? You only see them together in shots where Keef is in the background. It could totally be a body double. … Read More
Everybody likes reading a really nasty review every now and then, but sometimes critics get it wrong. Here’s a look at misguided reviews of albums that’d go on to be acclaimed as… Read More
What’s it like to be romanced by Mick Jagger? It’s a question we imagine many women asked themselves in the ’60s and ’70s. And now, we stand a chance of finding out. The Guardian reports that Marsha Hunt, the singer/actress who was the mother of Jagger’s first daughter and the inspiration behind “Brown… Read More
“Give me one more shot/ It’s all I got,” sings Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones’ “One More Shot.” The second of two new songs that will be included on the upcoming 50-track collection GRRR!, it finds the Stones back in barroom sing-along mode, centered around the kind of earworm-y riff that could only have… Read More
Andy Warhol was at the height of his Pop Art fame when created the cover art for The Velvet Underground & Nico’s debut album in 1967. The first edition of the iconic cover had a yellow banana-skin sticker that peeled off to suggestively reveal a reddish banana. While his skill for crafting clever covers would be sought-after right up to his death in 1987, few people realize that he had been actively engaged in making record cover art since 1949. Employing the illustrative line technique of his early drawings to make covers for such jazz greats as Thelonius Monk and Count Basie and the splashy silkscreen style of his late portrait paintings on covers for Paul Anka, John Lennon, and The Rolling Stones, Warhol created some 60 amazing record covers over 40 years. Click though to view a selection our 10 favorites below. … Read More
As anyone who’s read Keith Richards’ autobiography knows, the feud between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones was largely manufactured. In fact, Richards writes of the respect he had for his rival band, as well as some wild times with John Lennon. So it’s not shocking to see this minute-long video of the Stones playing “I’ve Just Seen a Face” and “Eight Days a Week” in some downtime during a 1965 tour of Ireland. Sure, they do it with a smirk or two, but you can tell they appreciate the songs, too. The never-before-seen footage comes from a new, expanded version of Charlie is my Darling, Peter Whitehead’s 1966 documentary on that early Irish jaunt. Watch the video below, and read Richard Brody’s recent review of the film at The New Yorker. … Read More
1. Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich has had her two-year sentence suspended by a Moscow court because guards threw her out of the cathedral before she could ready her guitar to perform in the group’s punk protest; the remaining two imprisoned members will continue the appeal process, but are expected to serve out their time in… Read More
1. Jay-Z took the subway to Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center for the final performance in his eight-night venue-opening run. And, of course, his fellow commuters flipped the eff out. Watch a video of the chaos at Vibe.
2. Despite taking a beating from critics, Taken 2 ruled the weekend box office, earning $50… Read More
We were always big fans of now-defunct UK music weekly Melody Maker — it was always rather less self-important and more lighthearted than the NME — so we were chuffed to see that the Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC is hosting a retrospective of work by one of the publication’s staff photographers, Barrie Wentzell. Wentzell shot for the magazine in the 1960s and 1970s, and the exhibition covers the years 1965-75, including portraits of Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and various other luminaries of the era. The gallery has been kind enough to give us a sneak peek at some of the images, along with commentary from the photographer. See the photos and hear the stories behind them… Read More