Posts tagged "aretha franklin"

Aretha Franklin Shows Off Eye-Rolling Sass in New Supercut

In the middle of the press tour for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, the legendary belter has officially given up o…
By: Brennan Carley / October 22, 2014

Aretha Keeps Adele’s Legacy ‘Rolling’ on ‘Letterman’ Last Night

Over her half-century in the music business, Aretha Franklin has certainly learned how to build a whole lot of buzz in a short span of…
By: Andrew Unterberger / September 30, 2014

Aretha Franklin Schools Adele on Roiling ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Cover

Over the course of her 50-plus years of churning out boisterous and soulful vocal jams, Aretha Franklin has established herself as one of the most…
By: Colin Joyce / September 29, 2014

Andre 3000 to Help Aretha Franklin Finish Covers Album

Aretha Franklin is calling on Andre 3000 to help her wrap up an album of cover songs, as producer Don Was is unable to finish the…
By: Olivia Forman / June 25, 2014

Bono, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and More Honor Nelson Mandela

Tributes continue to pour in for Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died on December 5 at age 95. U2's Bono wrote a…
By: Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

POTUS Playlist: Barack Obama Drops a Sweet Spotify Mix

It's not like we're very surprised, but President Obama, who has already gone down in history as the first candidate to have waged a truly…
By: SPIN Staff / February 9, 2012

Aretha Franklin, ‘Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia’ (Legacy/Columbia)

Before she was the Queen of Soul on Atlantic, the prodigious young Aretha spent nearly seven years recording torchy ballads and polite standards at Columbia.
By: Andrew Hultkrans / March 22, 2011

Kanye, Jay-Z, Britney Prep New Singles + More

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Britney Spears will be dropping heavily anticipated new music next Tuesday. After an unofficial demo leaked this week, Spear…
By: SPIN Staff / January 7, 2011

Zooey’s Groupie TV Show, Aretha Recovering + More

Zooey Deschanel is set to co-produce and star in an HBO show based on the life Pamela Des Barres, the notorious rock groupie who hung…
By: SPIN Staff / December 16, 2010

Report: Aretha Franklin Battling Cancer + More

Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancer, according to reports, although Franklin’s family has said the singer is doing “OK.” Last week,…
By: SPIN Staff / December 9, 2010