Aretha Franklin is undoubtedly the Queen of Soul, a living legend, a true vocal talent. So it only made sense that she was asked her opinion of the current crop of pop girls during her interview with the Wall Street Journal. Her answers for some (Adele, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys) were positive, fair judgments. Her reaction to others, however -- not so kind.
How is it that I'm just hearing about Aretha's cover of 'Rolling In The Deep' now? If you're like me and haven't heard it yet, here it is, a cover of a great song that has a million and a half views on you tube already.
Two former American Idol judges (Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez), a legend who sang at Obama's first Inauguration (Aretha Franklin), and the surviving half of Milli Vanilli (Fab Morvan) as well as a handful of other pro singers (Alicia Keys, LeAnn Rimes & Michelle Williams) have stepped up to defend Beyonce's choice to lip-sync the National Anthem.