Archive for February, 2010

Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” Knocks Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” Out of Hot 100 Number One

February 26th, 2010
Photo: Wargo/WireImageKe$ha’s near-historic run at Number One on the Hot 100 has come to an end thanks to the Black Eyed Peas. The group’s “Imma Be” beat out “TiK ToK,” sending Ke$ha’s debut single to Number Two after nine consecutive weeks atop the chart. The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. is now the first album since Wilson Phillips’ 1990 self-titled album to spawn three Hot 100-topping singles, Reuters reports, with “Imma Be” joining “Boom Boom ...

Gorillaz Debut New “Plastic Beach” Track “Superfast Jellyfish”

February 26th, 2010
With just weeks before the arrival of Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach, the animated rockers led by Damon Albarn unveiled a new song called “Superfast Jellyfish” yesterday on their official YouTube page. This odd slice of sea-funk reunites Gorillaz with their “Feel Good Inc.” cohorts De La Soul, who turn in verses praising King Neptune and his interesting fruit de mar, with Super Furry Animals/Neon Neon frontman Gruff Rhys joining the chorus to explain how “the sea ...

News Ticker: Bob Dylan, 50 Cent, Black Sabbath, David Byrne

February 26th, 2010
Photo: Miller/FilmMagic Bob Dylan has racked up another national honor. Last night, he was one of a dozen people awarded the National Medal of Arts, which celebrates “the breadth and depth of American architecture, design, film, music, performance, theater and visual art.” Dylan and fellow honoree Clint Eastwood did not attend the ceremony, the New York Times reports. One of Rick Ross’ former girlfriends, Lastonia Leviston, is suing 50 Cent, claiming the Queens rapper posted her ...

Bret Michaels, Miley Cyrus Sing About Getting Undressed in “Nothing to Lose”

February 25th, 2010
If you’re a 46-year-old man singing a duet about getting undressed with your female counterpart, it’s probably not the best idea to make your duet partner a 17-year-old girl like Miley Cyrus. However, the 46-year-old man in question is Bret Michaels, and if Rock of Love Bus has taught us anything, it’s that decision-making isn’t one of the bandana-wearing rocker’s strong suits. Up top is “Nothing to Lose,” on which Michaels sings a saccharine little ...

Tour Tracker: Rocklahoma, Lupe Fiasco and Massive Attack

February 25th, 2010
Photo: Nunez/WireImage ZZ Top, Godsmack and Tesla lead the 2010 charge at the Rocklahoma Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend in Pryor, Oklahoma. Plus, Lupe Fiasco heads out in support of Lasers and Massive Attack schedule their first U.S. tour in four years. Full Rocklahoma lineup and tour dates below. Rocklahoma ZZ Top Godsmack Tesla Buckcherry Cinderella Chevelle Stone Sour Theory of a Deadman Saliva Saving Abel Adelitas Way Janus Aranda Burn Halo Richy Nix Shaman’s Harvest Taddy Porter Like A Storm Taking Dawn New Medicine Year Long Disaster Brookroyal Within Reason Wildstreet Firstryke Krank The Glitter Boys …and a “Very Special Guest” Lupe Fiasco Mar. 5 ...

Opera Star Renee Fleming Takes on Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie on “Dark Hope”

February 25th, 2010
Photo: Sussman/Getty Superstar soprano Renee Fleming is reinterpreting the term “rock opera” this spring with her new album Dark Hope. The Grammy-winning opera singer will take on songs by Arcade Fire, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Gabriel, Leonard Cohen and many more on the disc, which was produced by David Kahne. “I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks,” Fleming says. “Because everything ...

Stone Temple Pilots’ Self-Titled Album Out May 25th

February 25th, 2010
Photo: Flanigan/FilmMagic Stone Temple Pilots’ first album in nine years will be released on May 25th, the reunited rockers announced today on their official Website. The album, which debuted this week at a listening party at New York’s Rose Bar, will boast 12 tracks and a pretty unforgettable title: Stone Temple Pilots. As Rolling Stone previously reported, STP canceled their final concerts of 2009 in order to finish the Don Was-produced LP, their first since ...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce New Album “Mojo,” Big Summer Tour

February 25th, 2010
Photo: Bezijan/WireImageTom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release their new album Mojo, their first LP together in eight years, this spring before embarking on a huge summer tour starting May 6th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale to the public starting March 8th. As an extra bonus, anyone who purchases tickets online for Petty and the Heartbreakers’ summer trek will receive a free digital of Mojo on the album’s release date, and two ...

Furthur Hit Manhattan: On the Bus With the Hippie Army

February 25th, 2010
For the past two nights, a large, partially-washed army has descended on New York’s Radio City Music Hall (directly across the street from the Rolling Stone offices) for a pair of Furthur shows. Our intrepid videographer Matthew Murphy questioned the masses about their life following the Dead and love of LSD, and boarded an awesome school bus for a Cribs-style tour (guess where they keep the bathroom?). He also met the vehicle’s awesome driver Randy, ...

iTunes Prize Winner to Steve Jobs: “Yeah Right, Who Is This Really?”

February 25th, 2010
Photo: Sullivan/Getty When Steve Jobs personally called Woodstock, Georgia native Louie Sulcer to tell him he’d won Apple’s iTunes Store 10 Billion Song Sold contest, Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked. “He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.’ I said, ‘Yeah right,’ ” Sulcer tells Rolling Stone. “I have a son that loves to play tricks and he does that every now and then — calls me and ...