Logic's third studio album, Everybody, is on its way to Number One, and the lede appears to be "biracial rapper deals with being perceived as white" or something looser, like "rapper accepts himself and finds peace and popularity." We have no idea if Sir Robert Bryson Hall II is actually happier than he was before, or if he's still concerned that coming from the DMV (as the D.C./Maryland/Virginia pocket is called) isn't as cool as being from California, where he lives now.
“I don’t like when people fall in love with dead people,” Will Oldham, also known as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, says down the line from his home in Louisville, Kentucky. “When people address dead people, and say, ‘You were great! I miss you!” I feel pretty sure that person can’t hear people when they say that.”Merle Haggard wasn’t dead when Oldham began making Best Troubador, an album of songs first recorded by Haggard.
Two of the landmark sixties British blues bands, likely the two that mattered most, are rounding out their stories. Led Zeppelin reunited briefly in December of 2007 for a show at London’s 02 Arena that’s now been released as both audio and video as “Celebration Day.” A week ago, the band received a lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center, as well as a light but respectful tribute speech from President Obama.