THE ROLLING STONES: Release video throwback for "Ruby Tuesday"
The Rolling Stones have released a stylish new lyric video for their '60s classic "Ruby Tuesday."
With illustrations and a typeface drawn from the time of psychedelia, the clip is a modern-day throwback.
Written largely by Keith Richards, “Ruby Tuesday” was inspired by then-girlfriend Linda Keith, who had recently left him for a poet named Bill Chenail; soon thereafter she began dating rising star Jimi Hendrix. In his 2010 autobiography, Keith recalled, "That’s the first time I felt the deep cut... The thing about being a songwriter is, even if you’ve been [screwed] over, you can find consolation in writing about it, and pour it out... It becomes an experience, a feeling, or a conglomeration of experiences. Basically Linda is ‘Ruby Tuesday.’”
The single became the Stones' fourth number-one hit in the U.S.
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BARRY MANILOW: Announces new Vegas residency
Barry Manilow says he's planning on being in Las Vegas forever.
The pop crooner, whose residency relocates to the Westgate (the former Las Vegas Hilton) beginning Thursday night, tells the Las Vegas Sun, "I couldn’t be happier that my music has withstood time and had that kind of impact on people." He's especially proud that he's thrived while never being a favorite of the critics, whom he accuses of trying "to annihilate me and my music." And yet, "While I was getting killed there was a whole batch of people who were loving what they were hearing."
The voice of classic ballads, such as "Mandy," "I Write the Songs" and "Can't Smile Without You," is delighted to play in what was once The International Theater, where Elvis Presley played regularly. Despite new owners and major renovations, Barry says he's "so glad they haven’t touched the showroom. If you put long tables in that room instead of the theater seating, it would take you back to the days of Sinatra and Dean Martin. Showrooms just don’t look like that anymore and they even kept the name... Even when I walk out for soundcheck, it really does feel like a very special place.”
ELTON JOHN: Ambassador for new Swedish tech firm
Songwriters Hall of Famer Elton John is doing something to help others in his line of work.
He's signed on as an ambassador for a Swedish startup that will track streaming services to make sure that songwriters get properly identified and paid the royalties they're owed. The company, called Auddly, was started by two of the Scandanavian country's greatest song crafters, pop tunesmith Max Martin and ABBAmember Björn Ulveas.
Sir Elton will also serve on Auddly's board of directors. (Billboard)