Earth is a scrapbook of recordings from a tour last year with Promise of the Real, the youthful rock troupe fronted by Lukas Nelson that sounds eerily at times like Crazy Horse, the garage band that long ago defined the coarse energy of Young’s electric music. But despite covering songs from throughout his career, the new record’s thrust is on revisiting tunes from last year’s The Monsanto Years, the songsmith’s world class rant on the evils of GMOs and corporate agriculture.
A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday's awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Matthew McConaughey looks like a Confederate soldier. He has the cold blue eyes and the steady gaze you find staring out from old daguerreotypes, and in Free State of Jones he also has the slicked-back, unwashed hair and the aura of a man who’s from the 19th century and proud of it. He looks young and yet older than time.