In the fast-expanding media world, choosing the right soundbite is a vital ingredient of any interview. Journalists need to bring color to their stories, and bland corporate speak is unlikely to please their editors.
John Lennon's voice was taken from us by a madman, and George Harrison's silenced by cancer, but Paul McCartney's grows louder still. If there is a leader of the music world, a President of the United States of Rock, Paul wins unopposed on the first ballot.
This year marks the Stones 50th Anniversary. While Keith Richards said that there probably wouldn't be a 50th anniversary tour, tickets have allegedly gone on sale for a September 1 show in Berlin. In that same spirit, LIFE books has come out with a book on the Stones.
What had started as a concert film about the Rolling Stones, a follow-up of sorts to the Maysles' The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, turned into a Zapruder-like document that sounded the death knell for the flower power of the 1960s.
This week's episode, "Tea Leaves," deals with the passing of time. The constant fear of death and change are both about the fear of being replaced, of the younger honchos taking over as time moves forward.
Love her or hate her stagecraft or music, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But calling Madonna "too old" doesn't make a ton of sense, especially since she is a decade younger than most of the men who have gone before her.