Archive for March 31st, 2010

Eddie Vedder Joins the Who for Powerhouse “Quadrophenia” Show

March 31st, 2010
Photograph by Fleur Neale There was an elegiac quality to the Who’s performance of Quadrophenia at London’s Royal Albert Hall last night, which marked the 10th anniversary of benefit shows in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Roger Daltrey, the prime mover behind the benefit, has said that this is the last time the Who will stage their 1973 rock opera (they first toured it in 1996), and Pete Townshend, who is suffering from ...

Usher Guests, Bowersox and DeWyze Score on “American Idol”

March 31st, 2010
Photo: Becker/FOX Newly single Usher, promoting his latest album Raymond v. Raymond, pulled an Andrew Lloyd Webber on Tim Urban during last night’s American Idol, instructing “Teflon Tim” to sing to him as though Usher was an alluring lady (it wasn’t quite the come-on Webber presented to David Cook two seasons ago: “I’m a gorgeous 17-year-old girl from the chorus”). Still, Usher oozed star power and the 10 remaining hopefuls largely did not. The R&B/soul night ...

“Glee” Gone Wild: The New Issue of Rolling Stone

March 31st, 2010
Photograph by Mark Seliger With its group dance numbers and earnest covers of songs like Journey’s buoyant “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Glee seems like the sunniest show on TV. But darkness lurks just barely below the surface — the series also seamlessly weaves in plots about teen pregnancy, scheming wives and the most hard-hearted cheerleading coach to ever grip a whistle. Rolling Stone’s Erik Hedegaard ventures into the Fox hit’s most controversial corners, uncovering the stories behind ...

News Ticker: Michael Jackson, Record Store Day, Madonna, Pearl Jam

March 31st, 2010
Joe Jackson plans to file a wrongful death suit against Dr. Conrad Murray, the man charged with Michael’s death, within the next 90 days, his attorney tells Reuters. “The continuous administration of drugs … that is Russian roulette, that is loading six bullets into a gun with only six chambers,” lawyer Brian Oxman said. The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth and Pavement have announced new contributions to April 17th’s Record Store Day, which as RS reported, will ...