Archive for February 23rd, 2010

Tour Tracker: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Sting and Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie

February 23rd, 2010
Crosby, Stills and Nash will embark on a summer tour of the West Coast, Sting plots out four more dates with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie plan to terrify Canada and the Pacific Northwest on the Gruesome Twosome trek. Full dates for all three jaunts, after the jump. Crosby, Stills and Nash May 21 – Sonoma, CA @ Sonoma Jazz Festival May 23 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny State Beach Festival May ...

Ex-Alice in Chains Bassist Starr Talks Cobain, Staley on “Rehab”

February 23rd, 2010
Photo: Jennings/WireImage Last season of Celebrity Rehab, we were fretting over the fate of former Guns n’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, who often recalled his good ol’ days with Axl Rose and Co. and complained about Slash not inviting him to drum on his upcoming solo album. This season’s resident rocker-in-peril is ex-Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, who was the focus of last week’s episode as he tried to work out his guilt related to ...

Lady Gaga’s New Monster Ball: Photos of Her Big Electro Opera

February 23rd, 2010
Photo: Forrest/WireImage Lady Gaga promised to retool her Monster Ball show for its European launch, and she delivered in Manchester, England, last night. According to the BBC, the new electro opera featured a loose narrative (Gaga and her pals race to a party), a 40-foot animatronic sea monster (for the fleeting three minutes she performed “Paparazzi”) and more than a dozen costume changes. Get a look at the show in our gallery from last night’s ...

New Reviews: Johnny Cash, Butch Walker, Free Energy and More

February 23rd, 2010
This week brings what could be the last posthumous release of new music from Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave, which features tracks from the Man in Black’s last recording sessions with producer Rick Rubin. “Seven years after Cash’s death, those sessions are still producing great albums,” Jody Rosen writes in his three-and-a-half star review of the album. “You can hear that Cash is closing in on the end on Ain’t No Grave; his ...

Watch Tracy Morgan’s Funniest, Freakiest Clips

February 23rd, 2010
In our current issue, Rolling Stone profiles TV’s biggest superfreak, Tracy Morgan. After sitting down with the 30 Rock star and hearing about how his wild nights as alter ego Chico Divine nearly killed him, Jason Gay compiled a rundown of Morgan’s greatest clips, from Brian Fellow and Tracy Jordan to his own wacky self. 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan in Therapy One the most stupefyingly politically incorrect sitcom scenes made since Archie Bunker left town, this moment ...

Kanye West’s Video for “808s” Track “Coldest Winter” Debuts

February 23rd, 2010
Over a year after the release of Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, the video for the album’s penultimate track “Coldest Winter,” Kanye’s take on Tears for Fears’ “Memories Fade,” debuted this morning on director Nabil Elderkin’s Vimeo page. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Elderkin, who helmed 808s‘ “Paranoid” and “Welcome to Heartbreak” videos as well, also photographed Kanye’s massive Glow in the Dark tour and released a book of stunning images from the show. The ...

Billie Joe Armstrong, Phish’s Anastasio, Wyclef Jean to Honor Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

February 23rd, 2010
Photo: Busacca/Getty Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, the E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt and Wyclef Jean will help welcome the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 at the March 15th induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. The Bee Gees’ Barry and Robin Gibb, Jackson Browne and Carole King will also present at this year’s big event. Armstrong will pay tribute to the Stooges, one of the most iconic punk bands ...

Huey Lewis Carries the Weight of “The World” in Kimmel Clip

February 23rd, 2010
When the “We Are the World 25 For Haiti” video premiered, listeners griped that the new rendition is lacking in the rock department and doesn’t feature artists who appeared on the 1985 version. It appears Jimmy Kimmel has heard similar complaints, as the late-night host convinced Huey Lewis, a veteran of the original “We Are the World,” to reenter the Henson Recording Studio — all by himself — to record a new, solitary version of ...

Mary J. Blige on the Power of “Precious” and Her Nina Simone Biopic

February 23rd, 2010
Mary J. Blige is certain that in two weeks, Mo’Nique will take home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role — and it’s not just because her song “I Can See in Color” swells up after a certain powerful monologue towards the end of Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” By Sapphire. “Mo’Nique is crying her eyes out,” Blige says, “and Precious starts to see her mom for who she really is.” Working on ...