Exhibition curated from David Bowie’s personal archive to make first touring stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto this fall “David Bowie is” will feature more than 300 objects from Bowie’s own personal archive, according to a press release issued by the AGO, including diary entries, more than 50 costumes and pictures of Bowie taken by star photographer Helmut Newton. More here: natpo.st/1bsdk33
Rock of Aged: Music fans now have more than sympathy for old devils
Why, as a culture, are we now paying deference to those we’ve been encouraged to disdain? Maybe we’ve lowered our expectations, or maybe the press, whom wild hearses once couldn’t drag away from an ageist pun, have finally decided that denigrating veteran rockers is old-hat: http://natpo.st/192qTHd
Graphic: Bieber Versus Bieber When Justin Bieber burst onto the scene in 2009, he was an uncontroversial, shaggy-haired, prepubescent 15-year-old. He’d been discovered on YouTube by some big music stars, and with his debut single ‘One Time,’ he was, for a brief moment, a shining example of young Canadian talent. The Stratford, Ont., -raised singer quickly became the most famous person on the planet.
Since his humble beginnings, Bieber sold out a Madison Square Garden concert in 22 minutes, amassed nearly three billion YouTube views, sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, and became the focus of intense public scrutiny. From ‘Baby’ to ‘Boyfriend,’ mop-hair to gel-hair, purple hoodie to leather, dog tag to gas mask, the evolution of Bieber from ‘cuddly’ to ‘gnarly’ in these short four years has gripped the world. Which Bieber do you prefer?
Guess who performed with the Rolling Stones in Montreal last night
It’s Win Butler of Arcade Fire! The Stones are currently touring North America, bringing celebrity friends onstage along the way. Read our review of their May 26 Toronto show, which featured Carrie Underwood, here: http://natpo.st/12J0Wbx
David Bowie’s new music video draws ire of The Catholic League
Bowie’s video for The Next Day, with its religious themes and partial nudity, has prompted the Catholic League to label the iconic musician a “senior citizen from London.” oooOOOoooh. See the video and read more about the controversy here: natpo.st/10u4DzW
After decades of excess, Rod Stewart is finally ready to settle down: Despite Rod Stewart’s well-known love of hard living, fast cars, and obliging blonds, his new album, Time, offers a picture of domestic bliss. On the song Beautiful Morning, he even croons about the joys of pulling off the road with one’s sweetheart and “into Starbucks for a doughnut and a coffee.” READ MORE: natpo.st/10mTscq
All right, so it might be bad. But do Paisley and LL Cool J at least address the problem they’re trying to? Or are they just a couple of accidental racists themselves, accidentally being racist all over this accidentally racist song? We decided to take a page from our poetry professors of years past and go line by line through the song, to see if we can understand what all the fuss is about. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images)