Archive for March 8th, 2010

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T.I. Announces Impending Return From Prison With Single “I’m Back”

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Diamond/Getty Even though T.I. is finishing up his prison sentence in an Atlanta halfway house, the rapper loudly announced his own comeback with a new single titled “I’m Back” today. Listen to the track over at Tip’s own Trap Muzik Website, where you can also purchase a high quality or low quality download of the song. According to Nah Right, “I’m Back” is just the opening salvo of T.I.’s return, with the rapper’s follow-up to ...
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Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Spring North American Tour

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Mazur/WireImage Last week, Rolling Stone wondered if Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were putting together a North American tour after shows in North Dakota and Minnesota hit Ticketmaster. Today the duo confirmed the news, announcing a 13-date North American trek that kicks off with their April 24th gig at New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival. Though most of the stops will focus on Canada, the iconic folk duo will hit Saint Paul, Minnesota; Fargo, ...
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Readers’ Rock List: Freedom Songs

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Jennings/WireImageOn Friday, Rock Daily was pondering Lil Wayne’s impending trip to prison — and T.I.’s last days of incarceration — and asked our readers to muse on the concept of “Freedom” for our Weekend Rock List. The results are in, and they are pretty literal: seven of the Top 10 tracks include the word “Free,” though Bob Marley’s inspiring “Redemption Song” and Aretha Franklin’s “Think” also made the cut. Check out the list and ...
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Lil Wayne Sentenced to a Year in Jail; Could Be Out in Eight Months

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Countess/GettyRolling Stone’s recent headline “Lil Wayne Goes to Jail” has finally come true: After a pair of temporary reprieves, Lil Wayne was officially sentenced to a year behind bars in a New York courtroom today after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from an incident in the Big Apple in 2007. Following the sentencing, Wayne was handcuffed as he exited the courthouse en route to New York’s Riker’s Island, the city jail where the ...
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Radiohead, More Pay Tribute to Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Sheldon/WireImage Friends and relatives of Sparklehorse leader Mark Linkous have been sharing memories of the gifted musician, who took his own life this weekend, in online tributes today. As Rolling Stone reported, Linkous shot himself in the heart in Tennessee Saturday afternoon. He was 47. In a post on Radiohead’s Dead Air Space, Colin Greenwood reminisces about touring with Sparklehorse during the OK Computer era, writing, “Mark wrote and played some beautiful music, and ...
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Vampire Weekend Soundtrack Galifianakis’ Beard Shave on “SNL”

March 8th, 2010
Two albums, two Saturday Night Live musical guest spots for Vampire Weekend, who graced the 30 Rock stage this weekend to showcase a pair of Contra tracks, “Cousins” and “Giving Up the Gun.” Given that this is VW’s second time on SNL the New York crew avoided falling victim to the infamous Saturday Night Live sound issues and delivered a pair of quality performances. Up top is “Giving Up the Gun,” and perhaps even more interesting ...
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Foo Fighters Team With Butch Vig for “Heaviest Album Yet”

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Merritt/Getty (Grohl), Mayer/WireImage(Vig) Forget all that talk of a hiatus. The Foo Fighters are getting ready to head back into the studio, Dave Grohl revealed at the Independent Spirit Awards on Friday night. Swigging from a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, the Foos frontman and Them Crooked Vultures drummer, who had just introduced a performance by Best Documentary subjects Anvil, said his band will work with Butch Vig on their seventh album, in ...
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Lil Wayne, Eminem’s Chaotic “Drop the World” Video Debuts

March 8th, 2010
Barring any more courthouse surprises, Lil Wayne is expected to finally begin serving his one-year sentence behind bars starting today. Before he heads to New York’s Riker’s Island, however, Weezy had one more going-away present for fans: his latest video off the rap-rock disc Rebirth, “Drop the World” with guest Eminem. The video was originally scheduled to premiere on MTV on March 11th, but the Internet unofficially debuted the Chris Robinson-directed clip a week early. With ...
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“Hurt Locker” Wins Big, “Crazy Heart” Takes Best Song at Oscars

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Vespa/VF1/WireImage In the Hollywood battle of David versus Goliath at last night’s Academy Awards, the low budget The Hurt Locker upstaged Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, to win Best Picture. The film about bomb defusers in Iraq scored five awards in total: Kathryn Bigelow shattered the Oscars’ glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to ever win Best Director, while Rolling Stone contributor Mark Boal scored his first Oscar for Best ...
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News Ticker: Arcade Fire, Phish, D’Angelo, The Dramatics’ Ron Banks

March 8th, 2010
Photo: Venema/WireImage Arcade Fire have booked their first 2010 live date: a spot headlining Dublin’s Oxegen Festival, NME reports. Jay-Z, Muse, Broken Social Scene, Vampire Weekend and the Black Eyed Peas are also confirmed for the event, which takes place July 8-11th. Phish are jumping into the lucrative 3-D game with an upcoming movie that’ll have fans strapping on paper glasses. A new Website Phish3Dmovie has launched, but the band isn’t offering up any concrete details ...