Archive for October 9th, 2009

They Might Be Giants Break Down “Flood” On Its 20th Anniversary

October 9th, 2009
Twenty years ago, New York duo They Might Be Giants unleashed an album that would become a hallmark of geek-chic rock. Flood was their third LP, and the record that would cement their reputation as wacky pop culture enthusiasts with mind-tickling lyrics and an off-kilter rhythmic sensibility. John Flansburgh and John Linnell are currently on the road celebrating Flood’s milestone with full-album gigs, and they look back at the writing and recording of the album ...

Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Soundtrack Details Announced

October 9th, 2009
At the stroke of midnight EST on October 12th, the never-before-released Michael Jackson song “This Is It,” the closer from the upcoming concert rehearsal film This Is It, will premiere at the King of Pop’s official Website, it was announced today. As Rolling Stone previously reported, “This Is It” features background vocals by the Jackson brothers. The film will begin its two-week theatrical run with special advance screenings on October 27th, with a wider release ...

Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Soundtrack Details Announced

October 9th, 2009
At the stroke of midnight EST on October 12th, the never-before-released Michael Jackson song “This Is It,” the closer from the upcoming concert rehearsal film This Is It, will premiere at the King of Pop’s official Website, it was announced today. As Rolling Stone previously reported, “This Is It” features background vocals by the Jackson brothers. The film will begin its two-week theatrical run with special advance screenings on October 27th, with a wider release ...

New Eminem Track, Jay-Z’s Biggest Hits Coming to “DJ Hero Renegade Edition” Albums

October 9th, 2009
DJ Hero has announced its massive 93-song in-game track list — which boasts Beastie Boys blended with Foo Fighters and 50 Cent vs. David Bowie — and now Rolling Stone can exclusively reveal the track lists for Eminem and Jay-Z’s Renegade compilations that will accompany the DJ Hero Renegade Edition of the game (the Renegade comps aren’t playable tracks, but best-of CDs). Jay-Z’s Renegade collection is the first best-of comp of Jigga’s career — though ...

Single Minded: Miley Meets Biggie, Justice Remix Lenny Kravitz

October 9th, 2009
Miley Cyrus & the Notorious B.I.G., “Party and Bullshit in the U.S.A.” [Mashup] What’s most remarkable about this mashup is how perfectly the play-doh production suits Biggie’s delivery — proving the long-held theory that Biggie could pretty much rap over anything. You guys hear that Bigge/Tesla mashup? Yeah, it’s badass. Mariah Carey feat. Big Boi, Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman, “H.A.T.E.U.” [Remix] See, now, this is a classic case where we wish the remix was the original. ...

Fricke’s Picks: The Pines’ Stark Country

October 9th, 2009
The Pines — stark-country singer-songwriters Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt — have a thing for speed: They recorded their fine new album, Tremolo (Red House), in two days, half the time it took them to cut 2007’s Sparrows in the Bell. But there is no undue haste in Tremolo’s quietly gripping tension. A state of emergency runs through these songs (like “the turnstile of greed and fear” in “Pray Tell”), but there is safe haven ...

Fricke’s Picks: The Pines’ Stark Country

October 9th, 2009
The Pines — stark-country singer-songwriters Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt — have a thing for speed: They recorded their fine new album, Tremolo (Red House), in two days, half the time it took them to cut 2007’s Sparrows in the Bell. But there is no undue haste in Tremolo’s quietly gripping tension. A state of emergency runs through these songs (like “the turnstile of greed and fear” in “Pray Tell”), but there is safe haven ...

Liam Gallagher Declares Oasis Are Officially “No Longer”

October 9th, 2009
Photo: Kohen/WireImage.com When Noel Gallagher revealed in August that he was leaving Oasis, fans hoped that the Gallagher brothers would reconcile (yet again) and the band would reconnect. However, two months have passed since the contentious siblings reportedly clashed backstage, and this time it’s Liam Gallagher who is proclaiming that Oasis are officially finished in a new interview with the Times U.K.. “Oasis is no longer. I think we all know that. So that’s done,” Liam ...

Lady Gaga Explores Seamy Side of Fame on “Monster” Re-Release

October 9th, 2009
Photo: Pimentel/WireImage.com “I think re-releases are unfair,” Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone last week. “It’s artists sneaking singles onto an already finished piece of work in an effort to keep the album afloat. Originally [my label] only wanted me to put out three songs and now it’s much more than that. It’s a new album’s worth of material.” She wasn’t kidding: Lady Gaga has revealed the details of her upcoming The Fame Monster, featuring the Hot Diva’s ...

News Ticker: Pixies, Chickenfoot, “Rock Band,” Stagecoach

October 9th, 2009
Photo: Martindale/WireImage.com Pixies will turn their European Doolittle live shows into a limited run of 1,000 CDs and 500 USB wristbands available 10 minutes after each show ends at the venue or online at at Pixies Live. The USBs also include five videos produced for the tour. Chickenfoot will rerelease their self-titled debut as a deluxe edition exclusively at Best Buy on November 1st. The new disc costs $9.99 and features a bonus track called “Bitten by ...