Archive for August 20th, 2009

Colbie Caillat on “Breakthrough,” Rob Thomas, Dave Stewart Tunes

August 20th, 2009
Photo: Michelson/WireImage Not many people manage to be productive while vacationing in Hawaii, but for Colbie Caillat — who wrote the tunes on her second disc, Breakthrough (out August 25th), in a rented house on Kauai’s Hanalei Bay — relaxing doesn’t equal slacking. “We’d go out boogie-boarding and then come back and write songs,” says the singer, who honed the disc’s mellow, beachy vibe with songwriter and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. “We just wanted ...

Them Crooked Vultures Rock Amsterdam, Hint at Pukkelpop Gig

August 20th, 2009
Them Crooked Vultures performed their second concert yesterday, August 19th, at Amsterdam’s Melkweg club, treating the Dutch crowd to an 80-minute set stocked with the hard-rocking songs crafted by Queens of the Stone Ages’ Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. The band has only offered up about 30 seconds of “Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I” on their YouTube page, but now thanks to the miracles of technology, ...

Lambert’s “2012 ” Song Is “Truly Sensational,” Brian May Says

August 20th, 2009
Photo: Eshelman/FilmMagic When Adam Lambert visited the Rolling Stone offices recently, the American Idol runner-up told us that he was working on a top-secret film soundtrack. Now, thanks to Queen guitarist Brian May’s blog, we know what movie will feature one of Lambert’s first post-Idol songs: The apocalyptic flick 2012. According to May, Lambert and American Idiot producer Rob Cavallo teamed up for the track, Towleroad reports. 2012 hits theaters November 13th, and Lambert’s debut album ...

News Ticker: Whitney Houston, Dave Navarro, Kiss, Hall & Oates

August 20th, 2009
Photo: Patrick Demarchelier Whitney Houston has granted Oprah Winfrey what the show is billing as “the most anticipated music interview of the decade” — the singer’s first sit-down in nearly seven years. The episode airs September 14th, two weeks after the release of I Look to You. Dave Navarro has joined Billy Corgan’s Sky Saxon tribute band Spirits in the Sky, Blabbermouth reports. The band will play a string of dates at the end of the month. Hear ...