Archive for September 18th, 2009

News Ticker: Slash & Friends, Fergie and Phil Spector

September 18th, 2009
Photo:Gross/Getty Courtney Love, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Rob Zombie and Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham are among the many musicians who will join Velvet Revolver/Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash for his all-star concert in Las Vegas on October 2. The concert, billed Slash & Friends, celebrates the 20th anniversary of Las Vegas hotel, casino and white tiger playground the Mirage. Other guests include Velvet Revolver buddy Matt Sorum, Rick Neilsen of Cheap ...

Weezer Reveal “Raditude” Track List, Bonus Songs

September 18th, 2009
Weezer announced the tracklisting for their dictionary-defying new album Raditude on their official website yesterday. As you’d expect from a band that put a crazed airborne dog on its album cover, the track list for the October 27th LP features its share of audacious song titles. First single “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” opens up the album, and it’s followed by a trio of song titles that’ll ...

Video Debut: Thom Yorke Covers Mark Mulcahy’s “All for the Best”

September 18th, 2009
Rolling Stone is proud to premiere the video for Thom Yorke’s cover of “All For the Best” from the upcoming tribute disc Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy. Directed by Melinda Tupling, the video is a David Lynch-like odyssey that fits perfectly with Yorke’s stirring, Erasered rendition of the Miracle Legion song. The song is also noteworthy because it features the first time the Radiohead frontman and his brother Andy Yorke, lead ...

Clarkson, Cyrus Team With Etheridge, Crow on “VH1 Divas”

September 18th, 2009
Photo: Mazur/WireImageThe opening number of the 2009 edition of VH1’s Divas series answered a question that has been nagging at the public consciousness for the last 20 years: What in the world has MC Skat Kat been up to? The animated MC made an appearance in host Paula Abdul’s show-starting medley, as the ousted American Idol judge unleashed an impressively choreographed routine set to her biggest hits, letting everyone know she’s back in business. See ...

Jon Bon Jovi Joins Cobain “Guitar Hero 5″ Protest

September 18th, 2009
Former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl have already expressed consternation about a Kurt Cobain avatar in Guitar Hero 5 singing along to Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Courtney Love went into a Twitter frenzy and fans everywhere shook their heads in disbelief. But they have found an unlikely ally in their protest: Jon Bon Jovi. “I don’t know that I would have wanted it either,” Bon Jovi told BBC News. ...

News Ticker: Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Radiohead, The Clash

September 18th, 2009
Photo: Joyner/WireImage Elusive Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke did a surprise DJ set on Tuesday night at Los Angeles’s Roosevelt Hotel, much to the delight of Tweeters, LA Weekly reports. If the tweets are to be believed, he spun Daft Punk and Major Lazer among other danceable treats. Kanye West is leading the nominations for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards with nine total, including People’s Champ, Producer of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and CD of ...

Joe Perry Gives Steven Tyler Silent Treatment Over Canceled Aerosmith Tour

September 18th, 2009
Photo: Kane/WireImage Fans aren’t the only ones frustrated over the cancellation of Aerosmith’s summer trek. In an interview with the AP, guitarist Joe Perry expressed extreme disappointment that the band was unable to see the tour to its end—so much so that Perry hasn’t spoken to lead singer Steven Tyler in over a month. “The tour was building up to be a great tour, and I was pretty [upset], you know,” Perry told the AP. “I ...

U2 to Reissue “The Unforgettable Fire” With Deluxe Edition, Box Set

September 18th, 2009
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1984 classic The Unforgettable Fire, U2 will reissue their fourth album with remastered sound on October 27th, the band announced on their official website. As with last year’s reissues of the band’s first three albums Boy, October and War, the Unforgettable Fire reissue will be available in a variety of formats: CD, 12” vinyl, a deluxe edition and a limited edition box set. The deluxe edition will feature both ...