Archive for March 17th, 2010

Jimi Hendrix’s Last Days and Lost Music: New Issue of Rolling Stone

March 17th, 2010
Photograph by Plitz/Good Times/Cache Agency On August 26th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix celebrated the official opening of his Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan’s West Village. It would be the last time he ever set foot in his beloved recording sanctuary; he died three weeks later in London at age 27 after ingesting a powerful dose of the sedative Vesperax. But a month prior to the party, the man Rolling Stone would later name the Greatest Guitarist of ...

News Ticker: The Rolling Stones, Jack White and Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Lilith Fair

March 17th, 2010
Photo: Getty Jimmy Fallon’s show will dedicate the week of May 10th’s musical performances to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, which is being reissued on May 18th. Billboard reports as-yet-unnamed big acts will cover Exile songs each night; the Stones themselves are not confirmed guests. Jack White told British GQ he just collaborated with Jay-Z: “We did a song together a few weeks ago. It was incredible. I played him something that I’ve been ...

“American Idol” Finds Its Lady Lambert on Rolling Stones Night

March 17th, 2010
American Idol is definitely reeling from the loss of queen of kook Paula Abdul — see Rob Sheffield’s excellent Post-Paula Depression for a full explanation — but the show is also lacking something it didn’t even have until last season: breakout sensation Adam Lambert. Say what you will about his post-Season Eight career, for a few months in ‘09, Glambert was the reason people tuned in to Idol on Tuesdays (to see what he’d sing) ...