Archive for August, 2017

Exclusive Review: Springsteen’s Asbury Park Show

December 31st, 1969
It's hard to say what the most bizarre thing about Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's December 7 concert at the Carousel House on the Asbury Park boardwalk. It might have been the fact that the set was almost entirely composed of recently released outtakes from Darkness On The ...

Video: Trent Reznor Talks Addiction, ‘Social Network’ Golden Globe Nomination

December 31st, 1969
Trent Reznor's score for The Social Network was nominated for a Golden Globe — not just his first Golden Globe nomination, but also his first work on a film score ever. In an interview with PBS' Tavis Smiley last night, Reznor said he initially turned down director David Fincher's offer ...

Darlene Love, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Says She’s on Cloud Nine

December 31st, 1969
So tell me your first reaction to the news. I was on my way to Atlantic City to do a private Christmas Party and I was in one of those limousines that's longer than my house. Me and my husband were just kinda dozing off when I got the call ...

Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 31st, 1969
The votes are in and next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the sideman category) and industry legends Jac Holzman and Art Rupe will ...

Neil Diamond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Says He Feels ‘Very Lucky’

December 31st, 1969
Congratulations. What's your first reaction to the news? I think it's great. I'm happy that that they recognized me and my work. Any club that has Chuck Berry and Little Richard and The Everly Brothers is a club that I want to be a part of. You're going to be ...

‘Glee’ Scores Five Golden Globe Nominations

December 31st, 1969
Glee's pop culture domination continued Tuesday morning with the announcement that the show had gotten five Golden Globe nominations, easily leading the TV category and besting eight other shows — including 30 Rock, Dexter, Mad Men and Modern Family — that each scored three. The show's nominations include best actor ...

Video: Paul McCartney’s Star-Packed Apollo Show

December 31st, 1969
Midway through Paul McCartney's two-hour set at the Apollo Theater Monday evening, he paused for a few seconds before playing a gorgeous rendition of "Maybe I'm Amazed." "I want to take a moment," he said, standing at the piano with his hand on his chin. "I just want to just ...

Levon Helm Hospitalized, Misses Midnight Ramble

December 31st, 1969
Levon Helm, former drummer and vocalist for The Band, was hospitalized on Saturday with a cold but is expected to make a full recovery and be released within the next few days, according to his manager. The ailment caused him to miss Saturday's Midnight Ramble concert at his Woodstock, New ...

‘American Idol’ Recruits Bieber, Rihanna Hitmakers as Mentors

December 31st, 1969
American Idol is continuing its efforts to revive its sagging ratings for its 10th season: Along with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the show will be bringing in some hitmakers to mentor the contestants. Approximately 60 auditioning contestants recently traveled to Las Vegas to rehearse Beatles songs. Joining ...

The Secret Obsessions of ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Author Stieg Larsson

December 31st, 1969
In the six years since his death, Stieg Larsson has become the world's bestselling author — and its most enigmatic. He is the prize product of what RS contributor Nathaniel Rich calls "Stieg Larsson Industries," a high-powered publicity machine that continues to pump life into the mysteries surrounding the author ...