nina simone

Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone in Biopic

In a new interview, Zoe Saldana says she's "sorry" for playing Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic, Nina. The actress opened up about the…
Brenton Blanchet / August 5, 2020

Nick Cave Praises Nina Simone in Latest Red Hand Files Essay

While Nick Cave has admitted that he'll likely not be coming out with protest or politically-driven music anytime soon, that doesn't mean he won't celebrate…
Emily Tan / July 10, 2020

The 10 Best Reissues of 2020 (So Far)

The record shops might have been closed up for the last 10 weeks (and plenty are reopening as I write, for better or worse). But…
Ron Hart / June 17, 2020

Rock Hall of Fame 2018: Andra Day, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots Pay Tribute to Nina Simone

Last night, Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as part of the induction ceremony, Andra Day and Lauryn…
Rob Arcand / April 15, 2018

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, and More Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The inductees to the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame for 2018 are Nina Simone, The Cars, Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, and Dire Straits. One of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 13, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Include Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Nina Simone

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Class of 2018. Nine of the 19 nominated acts are first-time candidates, including Radiohead and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 5, 2017

Four NYC Artists Pooled Their Money to Save Nina Simone’s Childhood Home From Destruction

Nina Simone was born in a 660-square-foot house in Tryon, North Carolina, a small town on the edges of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Last year,…
Andy Cush / March 2, 2017

Rebecca Ferguson Says She’ll Only Perform at Trump’s Inauguration If She Can Sing “Strange Fruit”

British singer-songwriter and former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has apparently received an offer from Donald Trump's inaugural committee to perform during the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2017

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

How Nina Simone Made Lauryn Hill’s Rebirth Possible

On June 1, 2015, guests in Harlem's historic Apollo Theater were perched at the edge of their seats. The house lights were up, and the credits from the premiere…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2015

Lauryn Hill Reimagines Nina Simone’s ‘Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair’ as Dizzy R&B Ballad

Less than a week after her last Nina Simone cover, Lauryn Hill has emerged with another cover from the forthcoming RCA compilation Nina Simone Revisited:…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2015

Hear Lauryn Hill’s Bluesy Cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’

The elusive Ms. Lauryn Hill has offered six contributions to RCA's upcoming Nina Simone tribute album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, which comes in…
Rachel Brodsky / June 18, 2015