How Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Reclaims Rock's Black Female Legacy

April 26, 2016

"The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," Malcolm X says in a sample used on Beyoncé's Lemonade. "The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman."...



James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

November 2, 2015

James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic equivalents of paperback book-series covers — they suggest familiarity and course with the promise of a compelling new adventure for Western culture’s most unkillable pop icon. Bond's first big...


Flashback: Tina Turner Goes Country

February 12, 2015

A native of Nutbush in west Tennessee's cotton-rich Haywood County, Tina Tuner was born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939 and would go on to become a household name in the Sixties and Seventies, performing alongside her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Ike Turner. Her extraordinary...



10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...



Steven Tyler, Joe Perry Picked for Songwriters Hall of Fame

February 22, 2013

Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Tony Hatch, The Associated Press reports. The ceremony is set to take place June 13th...


Tina Turner Seeking Swiss Citizenship

January 26, 2013

Tina Turner is in the process of trading in her American passport for a Swiss one, ABC News reports. The singer's petition for Swiss citizenship was recently approved by her local council after she passed a civics test and interview. Turner has...



Ike and Tina Turner Record Their Groove

November 19, 2012

In the early 1970s, famed rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya followed Ike and Tina Turner during the peak of their joint careers, videotaping the couple's legendary performances and mountains of behind-the-scenes footage. The footage will...


Rare Bowie, Dylan Interviews Donated to Library of Congress

June 18, 2012

Former Capitol Records/EMI president Joe Smith has donated a boatload of interviews with over 200 musical stars to the Library of Congress, which announced the news today on its website. In a statement, the Library noted that the tapes feature chats...



Week in Rock History: U2 Releases Debut EP

August 29, 2011

This week in rock history, Leonard Cohen stopped a riot, George Harrison was found guilty of plagiarism, U2 released their first record, Tina Turner reached Number One and Bruce Springsteen's affair led to his divorce. August 31, 1970: Leonard Cohen...



Tina Turner Returns With Hits-Heavy Set of Covers and Classics

October 14, 2008

The start of Tina Turner's first road trip in eight years was marked by a petty but still amusing royal soul smackdown as Ike's ex and Aretha Franklin once again squabbled over that "Queen" title Beyoncé bestowed on her earlier this year at the...


Album Review

All The Best

February 10, 2005

As a double-disc set, Tina Turner's latest best-of falls between 1991's too-short Simply the Best and 1994's slapdash three-CD box The Collected Recordings: Sixties to Nineties . This one includes 1993's inferior rendition of "Proud Mary" (from the movie...


The Game, Tina Turner Top Charts

February 9, 2005

The Game reclaimed the top spot on the charts, with sales of his debut The Documentary totaling 191,000 this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But this week's chart surprise is Tina Turner's greatest-hits compilation, All the Best, which debuted...



Tina Turner the Top Touring Act of 2000

December 29, 2000

Talk about going out on top, Tina Turner has ended her run as a celebrated live performer by coming in as the highest grossing live entertainer of 2000. Turner announced earlier in the year that her Twenty-Four Seven tour would be her last tour of stadiums...


Stars Gear Up for Super Bowl Music specatculars

January 7, 2000

The playoffs have yet to be determine which two teams will travel to Atlanta to square off against each other for Superbowl XXXIV, but the musical entertainment lineup for the Jan. 30 showdown is just about set. On tap for ABC's live broadcast of the...

Album Review

Twenty Four Seven

February 17, 2000

Have you ever heard Tina Turner sing a bad version of a good song? Her complete emotional commitment to every note — have you ever heard her half-step? — requires that her material match her intensity. That, unfortunately, is far from the case on Twenty...


Album Review

Wildest Dreams

February 2, 1998

Even if she is in great shape, a woman in her late 50s has to be a class act to get away with wearing a microminiskirt, as Tina Turner does on the cover of her latest album. Fortunately, Turner's flawless legs are not the only assets she's kept intact....


Album Review

Break Every Rule

November 6, 1986
Not Rated

The legs, the hair, the history! If Tina Turner comes across like a marketing concept in shimmy shoes, she's only being true to her past. Turner's never been an originator; instead, she's always been the expression of that colorful ex-husband or today's...


Tina Turner: Queen of Rock & Roll

October 23, 1986

In a business known for its exploitation of women, Tina Turner has managed, for over twenty years, to retain not only the adoration of her fans but the admiration of her peer group, male and female. She is nothing if not a survivor. Born November 26th,...