Archive for December 8th, 2009

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Tour Tracker: Muse, Yes and Flyleaf

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Dyson/WireImage Muse expand their Resistance tour by adding six more 2010 dates, including a headlining stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Plus, Yes — still without singer Jon Anderson and now featuring Rick Wakeman’s son Oliver on keyboards ̬ embark on a tour of casinos and mid-sized theaters and Flyleaf hit the road with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace. Full dates for all three treks, after the jump. Muse Dec. 11 – Oakland, CA ...
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Dimebag Darrell’s Death: Five Years After Rock’s Big Tragedy

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Gries/Getty Five years ago today, Pantera and Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was killed onstage during a concert in Ohio by a deranged fan. It was an event that shook rock & roll to its core: it robbed the world of a guitar great and gave every musician who steps on a stage pause. Dimebag is still considered one of the greatest guitarists of his era and genre, and a whole new generation of ...
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Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga Rule iTunes Top-Selling 2009 Charts

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Nikolova/FilmMagic Kings of Leon were the kings of the 2009 iTunes charts as the Followill clan’s Only By the Night was both the top-selling album and the Editor’s Pick as Album of the Year on Apple’s digital music service. The band’s “Use Somebody” was also the 10th bestselling song of the year. On the top-selling songs chart, the Black Eyed Peas rode their historic reign atop the Hot 100 by locking up the year’s Number ...
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Remembering John Lennon: Classic Photos and RS Interviews

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Galella/WireImage On December 8th, 1980, Annie Leibovitz photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at what would become the Beatle’s last-ever photo session. Hours later, he was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment building at the age of 40. One of the images from that final shoot became the iconic cover of our January 22, 1981 issue. As we remember Lennon today, on the 29th anniversary of his untimely death, his music is perhaps ...
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The Decade-End Readers’ Poll: Your Favorite Album, Song and Artist of the 2000s

December 8th, 2009
Photo: GettyThe 2000s are ending and the people have spoken: according to the readers of Rolling Stone, Green Day ruled the decade in a major way. We’ve tabulated the results for our Best of the Decade Readers Poll, and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” nabbed the most votes for best single, American Idiot scored finest album, and Green Day racked up enough points to win most accomplished artist of the past 10 years. See the full ...
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Eric Clapton Plots 2010 U.S. Tour With Roger Daltrey

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Flanigan/FilmMagic Next year is shaping up to be a busy one for three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton: In addition to a trio of concerts with fellow Yardbird Jeff Beck, Clapton has also announced plans to embark on his own trek starting in February 2010. Following the jaunt across the U.S., Clapton will once again team up with his Blind Faith cohort Steve Winwood for a joint tour of Europe ...
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She & Him Set to Cover NRBQ on March 23rd Album “Volume 2 “

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Buckner/Getty She & Him, the duo of actress Zooey Deschanel and Monsters of Folk’s M. Ward, will release the follow-up to their 2008 debut album Volume 1 on March 23rd. Volume 2 will feature 11 new songs from Ward and the newly married Mrs. Ben Gibbard, plus two covers: NRBQ’s “Ridin’ In My Car” and Skeeter Davis’ “Gonna Get Along Without You.” The first single “In the Sun” will also feature guest vocals from Tilly ...
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She & Him Set to Cover NRBQ on March 23rd Album “Volume 2 “

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Buckner/Getty She & Him, the duo of actress Zooey Deschanel and Monsters of Folk’s M. Ward, will release the follow-up to their 2008 debut album Volume 1 on March 23rd. Volume 2 will feature 11 new songs from Ward and the newly married Mrs. Ben Gibbard, plus two covers: NRBQ’s “Ridin’ In My Car” and Skeeter Davis’ “Gonna Get Along Without You.” The first single “In the Sun” will also feature guest vocals from Tilly ...
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Fricke’s Picks: Lost Love Returns

December 8th, 2009
The long wilderness years of Arthur Lee, the mercurial singer-songwriter-commander of the Los Angeles band Love, began with an abandoned 1971 LP for Columbia, now resurrected on Love Lost (Sundazed). By then, Lee was four years and several Love lineups away from the dark orchestral magic of 1967’s Forever Changes. The full-band tracks here are heavy serrated-guitar rock (this is the Love I saw at a late-1970 Fillmore East show), and Lee’s writing is aggressively ...
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Ted Leo Gets Personal on March Matador Debut “Brutalist Bricks”

December 8th, 2009
Photo: Shawn BrackbillWhen Touch & Go Records folded earlier this year, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists were left stranded — but only momentarily. After a few months in limbo, they signed with Matador and are now prepping the release of their sixth studio record, March 9th’s The Brutalist Bricks. Leo tells Rolling Stone the LP was recorded over the last several months at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge, and that its 13 tracks are a mix between ...