Archive for March 3rd, 2010

Bassist Eric Avery Officially Leaves Jane’s Addiction

March 3rd, 2010
Photo: Strauss/WireImage The reunion of Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking-era lineup has officially come to an end: bassist Eric Avery, who rejoined his bandmates in 2008 after their initial breakup 17 years prior, revealed on his Twitter that he has left the band. As Jane’s recent tour of Australia concluded, Avery wrote, “That’s it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane’s Addiction experiment is at an end.” Avery had previously fueled rumors that he was ...

Lil Wayne Cameos at Jay-Z Show After Evading Jail One More Day

March 3rd, 2010
With a courthouse fire giving Lil Wayne at least another day’s reprieve before going to jail on gun charges, Weezy enjoyed his surprise freedom by making what will likely be his last pre-incarceration live appearance at Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 tour stop in New York City last night. According to MTV, after Jay-Z handed the mike over to his tourmate Young Jeezy about 45 minutes into his set, Jeezy informed the crowd of Weezy’s unexpected situation ...

News Ticker: Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Pussycat Dolls

March 3rd, 2010
Photo: Sato/WireImage Taylor Swift picked up five Country Music Award nominations, including a nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Recent chart superstars Lady Antebellum earned the most nominations, however, with seven, and Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert both tied with six. The CMAs will be held April 18th in Las Vegas. CBS is continuing to mine classic rock for its prime-time dramas. The March 21st episode of Cold Case will feature only Pink Floyd ...

Shaun White’s Big Air and Big Hair: The New Issue of Rolling Stone

March 3rd, 2010
Photograph by Terry Richardson Shaun White has revolutionized snowboarding, won the big gold in Vancouver and lit his snowboard aflame, Hendrix-style, on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, joining an elite club of athletes to appear on our cover not once, but twice. And as the focused, business savvy White tells it, a lot of his recent success on the half-pipe and off can be attributed to a new addition to his life: ...