Archive for September 30th, 2009

Austin City Limits 2009: Ultimate Schedule Guide

September 30th, 2009
Rock reminder: Dave Matthews Band, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pearl Jam and dozens more megastars are shipping down South this weekend for Austin City Limits. Rolling Stone will be on the ground with live reports, backstage photos, interviews and video — but before we touch down in Texas, we’ve plotted out the ideal schedule, hour by hour, for each day of the festival. It’s our way of ensuring you don’t miss Them Crooked Vultures and still ...

Tour Tracker: Neko Case, Fiery Furnaces and Aaron Lewis

September 30th, 2009
Photo: Brecheisen/WireImageNeko Case’s Middle Cyclone tour makes ground fall again this November, the Fiery Furnaces trade in their Blueberry Boat for a tour bus with an autumn jaunt and Staind’s Aaron Lewis embarks on a solo acoustic trek in 2010. All the details for all three acts, after the jump. Neko Case Oct. 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strict Bluegrass Festival Nov. 4 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ The ...

New Music Report: Avett Brothers, Plus La Roux

September 30th, 2009
Rolling Stone’s Kevin O’Donnell spotlights the Avett Brothers’ major-label debut, I and Love and You, in this week’s roundup of essential new releases. The North Carolina trio get an assist from Rick Rubin on the disc, which results in polished songs including upbeat jams and pretty piano ballads, like the title track, which shows off brothers Scott and Seth Avett’s Beatlesque harmonies. Also out: the self-titled debut from La Roux, a next big thing from Britain ...

Adam Lambert’s Album Preorder Tops Amazon Sales Chart

September 30th, 2009
Photo: Eshelman/FilmMagic Adam Lambert’s debut album isn’t due out until November 24th, but already the RS cover star is Number One on Amazon.com. Four days after the pre-order option was made available on Lambert’s still-untitled disc, or New Album 2009 as Amazon calls it, the American Idol runner-up is tops on Amazon’s Bestsellers list, ahead of new releases by Mariah Carey, Madonna, the Beatles and more. That’s pretty impressive, and a testament to Lambert’s fervent fanbase. ...

Metallica Offer Up Single Song Downloads at Live Music Site

September 30th, 2009
Photo: Miller/FilmMagic For five years, Metallica’s own LiveMetallica Website has offered up high-quality downloads of the band’s concerts spanning from 1982 to their current World Magnetic tour. However, fans were only able to purchase concerts as a whole, as opposed to the a la carte song options popularized by iTunes. Perhaps the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ hookup with Apple earlier this year rubbed off a little bit, because Metallica announced yesterday on their official ...

Metallica Offer Up Single Song Downloads at Live Music Site

September 30th, 2009
Photo: Miller/FilmMagic For five years, Metallica’s own LiveMetallica Website has offered up high-quality downloads of the band’s concerts spanning from 1982 to their current World Magnetic tour. However, fans were only able to purchase concerts as a whole, as opposed to the a la carte song options popularized by iTunes. Perhaps the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ hookup with Apple earlier this year rubbed off a little bit, because Metallica announced yesterday on their official ...

Breaking: Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

September 30th, 2009
Who: A crew of country roots-rockers led by 27-year-old Cory Chisel, a Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter who croons like Nebraska-era Springsteen, dresses like a Deadwood extra and recorded his first EP in his family’s Minnesota cabin. Sounds Like: Chisel’s Death Won’t Send a Letter is filled with woozy gospel organs and broadly strummed acoustic guitars, and a few famous faces — Brendan Benson co-wrote first single “Born Again,” and his Raconteurs bandmates Little Jack Lawrence and Patrick ...

Breaking: Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

September 30th, 2009
Who: A crew of country roots-rockers led by 27-year-old Cory Chisel, a Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter who croons like Nebraska-era Springsteen, dresses like a Deadwood extra and recorded his first EP in his family’s Minnesota cabin. Sounds Like: Chisel’s Death Won’t Send a Letter is filled with woozy gospel organs and broadly strummed acoustic guitars, and a few famous faces — Brendan Benson co-wrote first single “Born Again,” and his Raconteurs bandmates Little Jack Lawrence and Patrick ...

Win Tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts in New York

September 30th, 2009
Want to see Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, U2, Aretha Franklin and others celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary with two all-star concerts? The festivities are happening at New York’s Madison Square Garden in just under a month, and Rolling Stone has one pair of tickets to give away for the October 29th show (Night One) — featuring Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul ...

Paramore Rock Hayley Williams’ Voice Away at Cali Tour Launch

September 30th, 2009
Photo: Winter/Getty Last night Paramore kicked off a month-long North American tour at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, and though most of the band’s fans already knew that Hayley Williams had gone blonde thanks to a performance Monday on The Tonight Show, the formerly flame-haired frontwoman had another surprise up her sleeve: She’d lost her voice. “I got sick a week ago, and I just wanna apologize to everybody — even if you think I ...