Pop Shop Podcast: Live at Bonnaroo! Kanye West, Sam Smith Interview & More
Listen to a special festival edition of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield every Thursday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to last week's episode).
On this special episode, Jason flies solo and hosts live from Bonnaroo 2014 alongside Billboard.com editorial assistant Chris Payne, Billboard social/streaming charts manager William Gruger and their folk-loving pal Patrick to discuss the festival live from Manchester, Tennessee. The guys talk about Kanye West's polarizing headlining set, Lionel Richie's triumphant performance, the epic Skrillex Superjam, the presence of folk and country music at the festival, the best non-music activities at 'Roo and what makes Bonnaroo unique from every other U.S. festival. There's also an audio interview with Sam Smith, who played a mesmerizing set at his first major American fest, and A$AP Ferg, who discussed his full-length follow-up to last year's "Trap Lord."