Watch Jason Isbell’s Electrifying Jam With Widespread Panic at 420 Fest



Widespread Panic and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit topped the bill at this past weekend’s Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta, with the two Southern roots-based bands closing out the festival’s main stage with back-to-back performances on Sunday.

Source: Watch Jason Isbell’s Electrifying Jam With Widespread Panic at 420 Fest

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Dee White Interview: Singer Talks New Album, Dan Auerbach – Rolling Stone

Heard some of his new music over the weekend and it made me sit up straight in my chair … which was good ’cause I was in the car.

Singer Dee White discusses his debut album ‘Southern Gentleman’ and working with Dan Auerbach.

Source: Dee White Interview: Singer Talks New Album, Dan Auerbach – Rolling Stone

January 22, 1981 ~ The John Lennon tribute issue of Rolling Stone is published with the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of a naked Lennon embracing a fully-clothed Yoko Ono.

Lennon had done an interview with the magazine to promote his 1980 album Double Fantasy, his first since 1975. For the cover photo, he insisted Yoko join him. Leibovitz was dispatched to their apartment in the Dakota building in New York, where she showed them a sketch of the pose she had in mind. John and Yoko gave it a go, he wearing nothing and she fully clothed. When Leibovitz showed them a Polaroid, Lennon said it captured their relationship exactly. That night, Lennon was shot and killed outside the building.

When the issue arrives, it’s dedicated entirely to Lennon. The cover is simply the photo and magazine’s logo.

Happy birthday, Rolling Stone

November 9, 1967  ~ The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.
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John Lennon is the first cover subject. The still shot from the movie set of How I Won the War shows the Beatle in his familiar round glasses and a mesh-covered helmet, setting the tone for the mix of music and politics that become the magazine’s hallmark.

The first issue costs 35 cents and becomes a collector’s item, selling for upwards of $400 decades later.

The magazine’s name is inspired by the Muddy Waters blues song “Rollin’ Stone,” the Bob Dylan hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” and the band The Rolling Stones. 

When the editors realize they are aging out of their demographic, they bring in young writers to keep it fresh. One of these is the journalism prodigy Cameron Crowe, who begins writing for the magazine in 1973 at age 16, covering the likes of Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. These experiences form the basis for his 2000 film Almost Famous.