Alabama Shakes Honor Prince With Dedication At Nashville Performance

first_imgBeloved rock n’ soulers the Alabama Shakes performed at the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN two nights ago, April 21st. Of course, the performance came just hours after the news of Prince’s death broke, closing an unforgettable chapter in music history. Just last year, the worlds of Prince and the Alabama Shakes collided, as Prince invited the Shakes to his Paisley Park mansion for a performance. He even sat in with them and played a roaring guitar solo on the bluesy song “Gimme All Your Love.”Naturally, when the Shakes set up to perform the blues number, they dimmed the lights to a haunting shade of purple, and allowed for Brittany Howard to speak about the lost legend. “We lost another great treasure today,” she said. “It was very unfortunate, and very sad news when we heard it. I’d like to dedicate this song right here to Prince, because this is a song that he played with us. I just want to let him know we love him, we miss him, and God bless him. May he rest in peace.”While the band didn’t join so many others in playing Prince’s music, they certainly felt the loss just as strongly as any other. Check out some fan-shot videos from the performance below:Don’t Wanna FightI Ain’t The Same[Via The Tennessean]last_img read more

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Northampton New dawn for Northampton

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Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 to win Europa League

Share on: WhatsApp FT Man. Utd 2 Ajax 0: Silence, applause as Man Utd and Ajax honour Manchester victimsStockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored as Manchester United defeated Ajax 2-0 in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Stockholm, a match played out against the emotional backdrop of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.France midfielder Pogba opening the scoring with a deflected 18th-minute strike before Mkhitaryan added a second just after half-time as United secured the only major trophy missing from their honours.With an average of 22 years and 282 days, the Ajax side selected by coach Peter Bosz was the youngest to ever start a major European final. Mourinho bet the house on Europa League glory Though he denied it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gambled the club’s season on the outcome of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, he knew United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe’s elite competition. ***Players from Ajax and Manchester United observed a minute of reflection prior to Wednesday’s Europa League final in memory of the victims of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.The two teams stood around the centre circle at Stockholm’s Friends Arena with their heads bowed during a brief period of silence, United’s players sporting black armbands, before fans of both sides burst into applause. Twenty-two people were killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber targeted concert-goers leaving a performance by the American pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena.“We tried our best to focus on the game. It is our job,” United manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport before the match. “Not with the same happiness, the happiness that a great moment like this normally brings.” Ajax (4-3-3)Andre Onana; Joel Veltman, Davinson Sanchez, Matthijs De Ligt, Jairo Riedewald; Davy Klaassen (capt), Lasse Schone, Hakim Ziyech; Bertrand Traore, Kasper Dolberg, Amin YounesCoach: Peter Bosz (NED)Manchester United (4-3-3)Sergio Romero; Antonio Valencia (capt), Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian; Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini; Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh MkhitaryanCoach: Jose Mourinho (POR)Referee: Damir Skomina (SLO) Mourinho made his priorities clear in recent weeks by resting players for league fixtures, claiming United’s injury problems left him with no choice.“It was not a gamble. It was a simple decision,” said Mourinho, who picked a team with an average age of 22 years and 284 days for Sunday’s season-ending 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace.“When we lost players in a period of 17 matches in seven weeks, it was the impossible job. It was not a gamble, just a consequence of our situation.”Mourinho won the UEFA Cup, as the Europa League was previously known, with Porto in 2003, but the two-time Champions League winner was publicly dismissive of the competition – until this time.Starting line-ups: read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals the biggest difference between him and Lionel Messi

first_imgAdvertisement 1sifmovkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsiwtwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4333z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6jhyrWould you ever consider trying this?😱1ww04Can your students do this? 🌚2xgjbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Recently in an interview of DAZN, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed the biggest difference between him and Lionel Messi. According to Cristiano Ronaldo, he won Champions League with different clubs. Ronaldo won the award of top scorer in the Champions League for six seasons in a row. On the other hand, he has five Champions League trophies under his belt. That’s why he got a special identity with this tournament.Advertisement In this interview, Ronaldo was very much frank about his rivalry with Lionel Messi. The star Portuguese player also mentioned that it had been the greatest rivalry of this football generation. The Portuguese star player also praised about the quality of Lionel Messi in this interview.Advertisement He mentioned that the greatness of Lionel Messi can not be measured by the number of Ballon D’Ors. Lionel Messi is also a player who gets improved day by day and there lies the similarity between these two footballers.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both have won 5 Ballon D’Ors each so far. The statement of Cristiano Ronaldo proves that the Portuguese star player has a great respect for Lionel Messi. The rivalry between these two footballers helped them growing as a more improved player day by day.Advertisement Juventus legend Cabrini feels Ronaldo edges Messi over one aspect of the game Advertisementlast_img read more

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