Archive for January 1st, 2010

Mariah Carey Trades Show for Celebration on NYE in New York

January 1st, 2010
Mariah Carey emerged on New Year’s Eve at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the most fantastically fairy-tale like manner possible: suspended above the audience in a red sleigh, singing her remixed version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” It was a moment of blissful spectacle befitting the special night and Carey’s fascination with perpetual childhood. “Eternally 12!” she exclaimed several songs later, spotting a sign in the crowd announcing her motto (she’ll ...

Soundgarden Reunion Is Official: “School Is Back in Session,” Writes Chris Cornell

January 1st, 2010
Photo: Temme/WireImageSoundgarden fans woke up to incredible news this New Year’s morning: the band, which split in 1997, is officially reuniting. Frontman Chris Cornell confirmed the reconciliation via Twitter, writing, “The 12 year break is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” and linking to a new Website, Soundgarden World. As of now, the site only offers fans a place to provide their contact information for ...

The Flaming Lips Rock in 2010 With “Dark Side of the Moon” Show

January 1st, 2010
There is a reason why the Flaming Lips have become one of the most improbably famous rock bands in the world: they are ridiculous. Seeing band ring in the new year at the Cox Center, their home city’s oldest venue for arena rock — in the same room where a teenage version of frontman Wayne Coyne once saw both the Who and Led Zeppelin give lessons on rock showmanship — it’s hard not to admire ...