rock hall

All of the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, Ranked

Who’s most deserving of induction? The list is slim.
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Brittany Howard’s Solo Mission

After critical acclaim with the Alabama Shakes, the fiery frontwoman goes it alone.
me: elton john

13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, Me

From trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  1. my single is dropping
    Frank Ocean Releases New Song, ‘DHL,’ Makes Us Forget About that Nightclub StuffWay to pivot, Frank!
  2. empire building
    Turn Up the Raedio: Issa Rae Launches New Record Label With Atlantic RecordsCome and see her in the video for “Kinda Love” by Raedio artist TeaMarrr.
  3. making a statement
    Frank Ocean Defends His Exclusive Inclusive Queer Party“Pshhh bitch pls come get a drink next time.”
  4. in the shallow
    Lady Gaga and a Fan Accidentally Go Off the Deep End, Watch As They Dive InBoth Gaga and the stan are okay after falling off a stage.
  5. instruments
    Cyndi Lauper, Dulcimer Extraordinaire, Sings ‘True Colors’ With Kelly Clarkson“A dream come true” for all of us.
  6. rock hall
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  7. music
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  8. tekashi 6ix9ine
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  9. a whole mood
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  10. nightlife
    No One Is Cool Enough for Frank Ocean’s New Queer Club Night, PrEP+PrEP+ fantasizes about what the club scene of the ’80s could’ve been like if the HIV-prevention drug had existed.
  11. profile
    Brittany Howard’s Solo MissionAfter critical acclaim with the Alabama Shakes, the fiery frontwoman goes it alone.
  12. my single is dropping
    Katy Perry Lives Her Biker-Girl Fantasy in ‘Harleys in Hawaii’ VideoVroom, vroom.
  13. beyonce presents: the lion king
    We Regret to Inform You That Elton John Did Not Like Beyoncé’s Lion King MusicHe called the new movie a “disappointment.”
  14. appreciations
    Elton John’s Rivalry With Rod Stewart Is the Most Iconic FriendshipWe can all only hope to have a friendship as … invested … as Elton John and Rod Stewart’s.
  15. me: elton john
    13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, MeFrom trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  16. tiny pop star
    Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk Is Just a Girl and Her Guitar, No Teardrops Needed“You guys ever have costume changes at Tiny Desk?”
  17. soundtracked
    The Hidden Breaking Bad References in El Camino’s Musical ScoreHow composer Dave Porter wove the “original Breaking Bad sound” into the music he wrote for El Camino.
  18. me: elton john
    Elton John, Turned on by Coke, Liked to Watch Men Have Sex, New Memoir Reveals“I found it was an aphrodisiac, which is strange, because for most people it kills the erection side of things completely.”
  19. rock hall
    Whitney Houston, Biggie, and More Up for Rock and Roll Hall of FameAlong with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
  20. me: elton john
    Elton John Describes a Bizarre Lunch With Michael Jackson in New Memoir“He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around.”
  21. hindsight
    Pharrell Rebukes ‘Blurred Lines’ After Realizing We Have a ‘Chauvinist Culture’’My mind opened up to what was actually being said in the song and how it could make someone feel.’
  22. new yorker festival 2019
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  23. a hex on you!
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  24. snl
    SNL: Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and David Harbour’s Song About Time Is EternalTime ain’t nothing but a number. Well, a bunch of different numbers.
  25. new yorker festival 2019
    Nothing Can Get in the Way of Patti Smith Performing ‘People Have the Power’“Wait, I forgot to sing, that’s okay! Come on people, get up!”
  26. skeletons
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  27. songs of the week
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  28. song review
    Harry Styles’s ‘Lights Up’ Is Deliciously UnsubtleThe spiciest detail in all of this is the timing.
  29. lawsuits
    Lil Peep’s Mom Alleges His Manager Pressured Him to Abuse Xanax; They Deny ItHis management claims they tried to get him off drugs.
  30. ari's angels
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  31. succession
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  32. my single is dropping
    Harry Styles Is All Kinds of Shirtless in ‘Lights Up’ VideoCount the ways! And the shirts (zero shirts).
  33. unlikely fandoms
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  34. vulture investigates
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  35. damn hipsters
    In the Year of Our Lord 2019, We Can’t Make Enough Cassette TapesSeriously, who is still buying the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack?
  36. comebacks
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  37. radio vulture
    R&B’s Future Sounds a Lot Like Its PastHow newcomers like Summer Walker and Ari Lennox look to R&B’s history to outline a new path for young black creatives.
  38. songbird vs. jailbird
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  39. new album please
    Breaking: Rihanna Just Acknowledged Her Music CareerAn album is coming. She promises.
  40. daddy issues
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  41. explainers
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  42. my single is dropping
    City Girls’ JT Out of Prison, Ready to Act Up With a New Single“You Bitches Could Neva.”
  43. right click
    Halsey’s ‘Graveyard’ Video Is Basically a Euphoria Episode and Even Stars CassieIs this … the same amusement park?
  44. new additions
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  45. fenty books?
    Rihanna Hopes This 500-Page Book Can Hold You Over While You Wait for New MusicSomehow, none of the three deluxe editions includes new music.
  46. obits
    Ginger Baker, King of the Drums, Dead at 80He famously co-founded Cream.
  47. the jukebox
    Michael Stipe Released His Debut Solo Song, and He Feels FineA nice October surprise.
  48. videology
    Ed Sheeran Spies With Camila Cabello and Cardi B in ‘South of the Border’ VideoFeaturing about 45 seconds of classic Cardi B antics.
  49. my single is dropping
    Watch the Music Video for Justin Bieber’s Wife Guy Anthem ‘10,000 Hours’10,000 hours to become an expert at love.
  50. album review
    Wilco’s Ode to Joy Is a Thrilling New Beginning for the BandAs it was with Foxtrot, the urge to read Joy as a state of the union address for the tech-giant generation receiving this music is enticing.
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