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Podcast: Nirvana’s ‘Batman’ Song, Prince, the History of Batman Music

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Certainly one of Nirvana’s weirdest, most whispery songs, full with musings on the feelings of aquatic life, is a streaming smash practically 31 years after its launch — because of its use as a bellwether for Bruce Wayne’s feelings in The Batman. The Nevermind monitor “One thing within the Approach,” which was by no means a single, and by no means had a video, is trending on TikTok, and is at the moment Spotify’s second-most well-liked Nirvana track, proper after “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” with streams up 1,200 %. This week, the track managed to debut in Billboard’s Scorching 100, at No. 46, belatedly changing into Nirvana’s fifth Scorching 100 hit.

The brand new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now discusses The Batman‘s”One thing within the Approach” revival, earlier than diving deep into all the, shockingly wealthy historical past of Batmusic (Batcore?), with Rolling Stone’s David Worry and Prince skilled Erica Thompson becoming a member of host Brian Hiatt for the dialogue. To hear the entire dialogue, press play above, or hear on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

The episode delves into the making Prince’s 1989 Batman album, the huge reputation and plenty of covers of the Sixties Batman TV theme track, and rather more, bearing on artists and composers together with Frank Zappa, Neil Hefti, the Kinks, the Ventures, The Who, Siousxsie and the Banshees, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, Burt Ward, Seal, and R.E.M.

Obtain and subscribe to our weekly podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), and take a look at three years’ price of episodes within the archive, together with in-depth, career-spanning interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Halsey, Neil Younger, Snoop Dogg, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, the Nationwide, Ice Dice, Robert Plant, Dua Lipa, Questlove, Killer Mike, Julian Casablancas, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Marr, Scott Weiland, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Donald Fagen, Phil Collins, Justin Townes Earle, Stephen Malkmus, Sebastian Bach, Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, Kelly Clarkson, Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, the Zombies, Gary Clark Jr., and plenty of others — plus dozens of episodes that includes genre-spanning discussions, debates, and explainers with Rolling Stone’s critics and reporters. Tune in each Friday at 1 p.m. ET to listen to Rolling Stone Music Now broadcast on SiriusXM’s Quantity, channel 106.


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