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Bananarama’s Keren Woodward: ‘There’s a beauty to getting to an age where you don’t care about stuff that used to bother you’ | Pop and rock

Born in Bristol, Keren Woodward, 62, had a clerical job at the BBC when she formed Bananarama with Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey in the early 80s. They have had 25 songs in the UK Top 40 with hits including Cruel Summer, Venus, Love in the First Degree and Robert De Niro’s Waiting. A duo since the early 90s, this month they released Glorious: The Ultimate Collection and, in April, they play the London Palladium. Woodward has a son and lives in Cornwall.When were you happiest?The last few years. There’s a beauty to getting…

‘I express purely through my songs and silhouette’: Ado, the platinum-selling pop star with a secret identity | Pop and rock

Ado was recently walking through a music store in Taipei and saw her latest album on a huge display. “I thought, ‘The staff who made that display have no idea I’m here right now.’ But I’ve got used to that feeling. It makes me happy.”The Japanese pop singer is a superstar in east Asia and online – 10 platinum-selling singles, and more than six million global monthly listeners on Spotify – but Ado’s identity is a closely guarded secret. She never appears in photos or videos, and at concerts only her silhouette is visible.…

Spider-Gwen Smash #4 Preview: Rock, Rage, and Symbiotes

Posted in: Comics, Marvel Comics, Preview | Tagged: spider-gwenIn Spider-Gwen Smash #4, Gwen's tour hits a Hulk-sized snag thanks to Banner's "experiment" gone wild. Band battles or bust!Published Sun, 10 Mar 2024 19:26:06 -0500 by Jude Terror | Article Summary Spider-Gwen Smash #4 drops Wednesday with Gwen facing Banner's symbiotic snafus. Music meets monstrosities as Gwen's tour is hijacked by Hulk-like experiments. Marvel's latest issue by Flores & Balam, cover by Nakayama—ready for the raucous…

Bleachers: Bleachers review – uninspiring shades of Springsteen with Jack Antonoff and co | Pop and rock

You may have been unaware of it, but you will almost certainly have heard Bleachers’ music already. They’ve secretly been the backing band on recent albums by Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and St Vincent, in large part because frontman Jack Antonoff’s day job is being the most in-demand producer in the world, responsible for many of the defining pop records of this decade – it’s not for nothing that he recently won the producer of the year Grammy for the third time in a row.His fourth album with Bleachers begins in the much…

Chris Rock Is In LA Amid Oscars Weekend Two Years After The Infamous Will Smith Slap, But Will He Show Up At The Event?

In 2022, the 94th Academy Awards show became synonymous with the slap that caused buzz around the Internet. Chris Rock, who was hosting the biggest night in Hollywood, was slapped by Will Smith after he made a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, referencing G.I. Jane. Following the incident, Smith won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard. Now, two years later, while Smith won’t be attending the 2024 Oscars due to his ban, there are reports that Rock is back in town, coincidentally…

Lola Young review – the back-to-front rise of a powerhouse pop star | Pop and rock

Being a burgeoning pop star requires a constantly evolving skill set. To the creative uses of social media (pretty much a prerequisite) and the knack for subsisting solely on Greggs’ vegan sausage rolls (it’s so hard to make money off music), we now add the requirement to take crowd selfies on two audience members’ phones at once, in the middle of a preamble to a song about your deepest, scariest thoughts.South London singer-songwriter Lola Young, 23, is that gen Z multitasker, holding two strangers’ phones aloft as she…

This Wearable Device Is Giving New Hope to Musicians With Hearing Loss

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. For several of the most popular leading frontmen and musicians from the heavy rock days of “turn it up to eleven”, the question of developing hearing loss was not an if, but a when. Eric Clapton, famous for that proverbial blasting of his guitar tube amp, now cites this as the reason why he’s going deaf. Ozzy Osbourne also performed at such extremely high volumes in Black…

Tenacious D Drop Rock Cover of Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’

The comedy metal legends recorded the track for Kung Fu Panda 4 and got Awkwafina, Bryan Cranston, and even Dustin Hoffman for the video Jack Black and Kyle Gass took over the Kung Fu Panda 4 premiere to film an impromptu music video for Tenacious D’s cover of — wait for it — Britney Spears’ classic, “…Baby One More Time.” In the clip, Black and Gass strut around the red carpet, doing dance moves and jump-kicking while belting along to the D’s hard rock take on the 1998 pop smash. Black also

The Rock Had A Sweet Comment For Emily Blunt After News Broke The Jungle Cruise Co-Stars Will Reunite In A New Movie

Fans of the 2021 hit Jungle Cruise (which you can watch with a Disney+ subscription) have been looking forward to another pairing between leads Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson ever since. So, when news broke that the stars will finally reunite for the upcoming A24 movie, The Smashing Machine, many people were delighted (despite the fact that Jungle Cruise 2 isn’t bringing them back together…yet). It looks like The Rock is also very excited and eager to reunite with his one-time co-star, because he had a sweet comment for…

Rock bands as transformative learning spaces for older adults

Credit: AI-generated image Everyone's right to learn continues throughout life. According to Finnish music education researchers, educational and cultural institutions are responsible for finding new ways to respond to the needs of a rapidly aging society. Finland is one of the super-aging countries identified by the United Nations (UN), with around