Archive for February 16th, 2010

Tour Tracker: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Say Anything and Shelby Lynne

February 16th, 2010
“Weird Al” Yankovic reveals the first leg of what we can only hope will be a long summer tour. Plus, Say Anything hit the road with Angels & Airwaves while making stops at both coasts’ Bamboozle Festivals and Shelby Lynne sets out in support of her upcoming album Tears, Lies and Alibis. Full dates for all three jaunts are below. “Weird Al” Yankovic Jun. 16 – Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Convention Center Jun. 17 – Reading, PA ...

Black Eyed Peas Battle Robots for “Imma Be Rocking That Body”

February 16th, 2010

New Reviews: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Never Shout Never and Freeway

February 16th, 2010
Photo: Strauss/WireImage This week in New Reviews, we look at the latest acoustic live album from Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Live in Las Vegas, the duo’s third concert album together. “The playing is impressive, and there are plenty of tender moments you won’t see at full Matthews Band gigs. The best are simple, bluesy mourners like ‘Grace Is Gone,” Mark Kemp writes in his three-star Rolling Stone review. “Having said that, these records are only ...

Readers’ Rock List: Valentine’s Day Mixtape

February 16th, 2010
Last week with Valentine’s Day looming, we asked our readers what song they’d contribute to the perfect Valentine’s mixtape. After tallying the votes, the Beatles’ Abbey Road classic “Something” was the runaway victor and the must for any V-Day mixtape, beating lovelorn songs by Derek and the Dominoes, Buddy Holly and Marvin Gaye. Check out our gallery of couples on the cover of RS while perusing the readers’ complete 15-song Valentine’s Day mixtape, which would ...

Guess the Next Cover of Rolling Stone

February 16th, 2010
Lil Wayne only has about 15 hours left as Rolling Stone’s cover star: tomorrow, some new folks will hit the cover as we unleash our latest issue. We’re not giving up the goods just yet, so leave your best guesses in the comments based on that sneak peek above and check back in the morning for full details on our new issue.

Olympic Playlists: What Johnny Weir, Gretchen Bleiler, Louie Vito and More Athletes Are Spinning

February 16th, 2010
Photo: Lubin/NBC Photo The Winter Olympics began in Vancouver Friday night with performances from Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado, k.d. lang and Sarah McLachlan, as well as the debut of the “We Are the World” remake. But music at the world’s biggest sporting event won’t end there — Rolling Stone asked some of the games’ best athletes what songs keep them motivated and got a wide range of responses: Lady Gaga, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Clipse, Bob Dylan ...

Courtney Love’s Hole Finds Label for April’s “Nobody’s Daughter”

February 16th, 2010
It only took five years, three producers and countless hours in the studio, but Hole are finally set to release Nobody’s Daughter, the first new studio album from Courtney Love since 2004’s America’s Sweetheart — and the first Hole album in over a decade. The record will hit stores on April 27th, according to Spin. In the studio with Courtney Love: exclusive photos. The new disc — which, Love told Rolling Stone deals with “greed… vengeance, and ...

In the Studio: The National Get Loud on Follow-Up to “Boxer”

February 16th, 2010
Photograph by Sylvere H. When Brooklyn baroque-pop group the National released Boxer in 2007, it was a left-field critical and commercial success that helped them score them an opening slot for R.E.M. Even Barack Obama used the stately piano ballad “Fake Empire” on his campaign trail the following year. Three years later, the National are putting the finishing touches on their anticipated follow-up, logging marathon days mixing tracks at a studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “We’re finishing all ...

“Susie Q” Writer and Rockabilly Star Dale Hawkins Dead at 73

February 16th, 2010
Rockabilly legend Dale Hawkins, whose hit “Susie Q” ranks among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll, passed away on February 13th in Little Rock, Arkansas, following a long battle with colon cancer, the Arkansas Times reports. Hawkins was 73. A member of both the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Hawkins is most recognized for penning the 1957 classic “Susie Q,” a ...