Archive for August 28th, 2009

Rewind: The Week in Rock Daily

August 28th, 2009
Photograph by Matthew Drazin Trent Reznor began his Wave Goodbye tour in New York, where he played all of The Downward Spiral and was joined onstage by a bat-like Peter Murphy of Bauhaus. Plus, Taylor Swift took the stage in NYC and Them Crooked Vultures rocked London. Kurt Cobain and Nirvana joined the Guitar Hero franchise, plus news broke about the band’s legendary 1992 Reading performance coming to DVD. Madonna unleashed the track list for Celebration, and Foo ...

DJ AM Found Dead in New York

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Weeks/WireImage DJ AM, born Adam Goldstein, has been found dead in his New York apartment, police sources tell TMZ. The 36-year-old DJ, mostly known for his work with Blink-182’s Travis Barker and handling the music at big-name celebrity hot-spots, last tweeted some Grandmaster Flash lyrics from “New York, New York” — “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems” — on August 25th. Sources ...

Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis With “Great Relief”

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Mockford/FilmMagic Oasis canceled an appearance at a French music festival Friday night after a fight between the Brothers Gallagher, and it seems that guitarist Noel Gallagher has quit the band he helped form in 1991 — again. Before the band’s scheduled set time, one of the festival’s organizers announced to the crowd that Liam and his sibling had “had a fight backstage,” and, according to reports, that “the group no longer exists. They will not ...

Outside Lands: Stay Tuned to Rolling Stone for Full Coverage

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Dyson/WireImage(Vedder), McDonald/Getty(Matthews) Right now San Francisco is rockin’ at the Outside Lands festival — Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Tenacious D, M.I.A., Mastodon, the Mars Volta and dozens more bands will take the stage in historic Golden Gate park for the second annual event, and Rolling Stone is on the ground, ready to bring you live reports, photos and much more. Stay tuned throughout the weekend and check back Monday for all our coverage ...

Taylor Swift Performs a “Fearless” Set at Madison Square Garden

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Wargo/WireImage Three hours before hitting the stage for her sold-out gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Taylor Swift is jittery with nervous energy. “I’m freaking out,” says the singer, whose 52-date Fearless tour — which launched in April and wraps in October — marks her first headlining run. “I had to force myself to go to sleep last night, because I ran through the set list 400 times in my mind: every single change, ...

Weekend Rock List: Greatest Hits

August 28th, 2009
With news about Madonna and Foo Fighters greatest-hits compilations breaking this week, it seems an appropriate time to tally up your favorite best-of collections. Career retrospectives are a tricky beast — The Beatles’ 1, anyone? — so take a look at our suggestions below and leave your picks in the comments. We’ll tally them up as usual on Monday and hit you with the readers’ list: • The Immaculate Collection - Madonna • Legend - Bob Marley • ...

Nirvana’s 1992 Reading Set Debuting as CD/DVD in November

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Hutson/Redferns Nirvana’s storied August 30, 1992, headlining set at England’s Reading Festival will hit stores on November 3rd as a limited-edition CD+DVD deluxe edition — the same day a reissue of their debut Bleach is released. A double-LP version of the set arrives on November 17th. The DVD consists of remastered footage shot of Nirvana’s epic performance, and the original film has also been color-corrected, making the picture damn near pristine. Only two of ...

Flashback: Zakk Wylde, Before The Blood Clots and Ozzy Drama

August 28th, 2009
Zakk Wylde did not have the best week. On Saturday, Ozzy Osbourne performed in Anaheim, California, as part of this year’s BlizzCon event. Wylde, according to reports, had every intention of playing with the Ozzman as he has for the last eight years. But Wylde, for whom the routing of the Pedal To The Metal tour was tweaked so that he could be on the same coast for the event, was nowhere to be found ...

Michael Jackson’s Death Officially Ruled Homicide

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Diamond/WireImage Michael Jackson’s death was caused by “acute Propofol intoxication,” the Los Angeles coroner declared today, officially ruling the star’s death at age 50 a homicide. “Benzodiazepine effect” was named as a contributing factor. Look back at Jackson’s career, in photos. The office’s statement reads: The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat ...

Single Minded: Shakira Remixes, The Roots With Ornette Coleman

August 28th, 2009
Photo: DeCaux/FilmMagic Shakira, “She Wolf” [Various Remixes] As if the original didn’t sound like an MGMT song, here are a pair of remixes that up chic factor of this song by several degrees. And has there ever been a pop song to use the word “lycanthropy” before this one? Not even Warren Zevon pulled that trick off. Friendly Fires vs. M83, “We Own the Paris Sky” [Achilles Dirty Sexy Smash] OK, so it’s not quite as sexy as the ...