Archive for April 2nd, 2010

Rewind: The Week in Rock Daily

April 2nd, 2010
Erykah Badu wowed us with her “Window Seat” strip-tease, then got busted for it: the singer will face a $500 fine for public nudity. RS looked back at great moments in rock-video nakedness, as well as our galleries tracking historic achievements in crotch rock and naked celebs on our cover. Paul McCartney rocked a marathon gig at the Hollywood Bowl that traced his entire catalog from the Beatles to the Fireman, and Eddie Vedder jumped onstage ...

Erykah Badu Fined For Indecency Over Nude “Window Seat” Video

April 2nd, 2010
Erykah Badu’s nude stroll through Dallas for her low-budget “Window Seat” video will end up costing the singer $500 in fines. One unsuspecting witness of the guerrilla video shoot filed an indecency complaint against Badu, claiming “she and her two small children were offended” by Badu’s actions, the Dallas Morning News reports. That one complaint was all the Dallas police needed to issue a disorderly conduct citation against Badu, which Deputy Chief Mike Genovesi says ...

Weekend Rock List: The Clash (Not of the Titans)

April 2nd, 2010
Photo: Dickson/RedFerns The big popcorn movie hitting theaters this weekend is the bombastic remake of Clash of the Titans, which Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers gave a scathing one-star review. Instead of spending $12 seeing Clash, we recommend taking those two hours and sitting down listening to Sandinista! by a much superior Clash, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame punk icons. In order to keep the Clash’s good name from being sullied by this film, in ...

Buzzcocks Announce U.S. Tour: Watch Two Classic Performances

April 2nd, 2010
It’s been a good year for Buzzcocks fans: Not only has the influential punk band reissued their classic first three albums, but today also brings news that they’ll embark on a 22-date North American tour starting this May. On the trek, Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle and company will perform their first two albums, Another Music In a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, in their entirety, along with other tracks from their catalog. Photo: Thorne/Redferns To celebrate this ...

Lil Wayne Launches Prison Website “Weezy Thanx You”

April 2nd, 2010
Photo: GettyLil Wayne isn’t letting a one-year prison sentence in a maximum-security state pen prevent him from keeping in contact with his fans: Weezy and his Young Money team launched a new website called Weezy Thanx You today. It’s an online venue where Tha Carter 3 rapper can respond to his fan letters and give updates from behind bars. “During my prison stint, I want my fans to know I love you,” Lil Wayne writes ...

“Window Seat” to “Justify My Love”: A Short History of Nude Music Videos

April 2nd, 2010
When Erykah Badu stripped down to nothing in the middle of Dallas for her “Window Seat” video, the neo-soul singer not only raised eyebrows of the Dallas PD but also entered the pantheon of great and provocative music videos that push television censors and NSFW to the max. Matt & Kim’s nude run through Times Square for “Lessons Learned,” the clip that inspired Badu, scored the relatively unknown duo the Breakthrough Video prize at the ...

Jawbreaker Reflect on Debut “Unfun”: Get a Free Download and an Update on the Band’s Future

April 2nd, 2010
In 1990, Jawbreaker — a Bay Area pop-punk trio featuring Blake Schwarzenbach (guitars/vocals), Adam Pfahler (drums) and Chirs Bauermeister (bass) — released their debut album, Unfun. Their mix of deceptively sweet melodies, unrelenting power and Schwarzenbach’s punk-Bukowsi lyricism made them one of the most influential groups of the ’90s, and their fingerprints are all over much of the rock that took over mainstream radio in the mid-2000s. We talked to Schwarzenbach and Pfahler about the ...

“Rude Boy” Becomes Rihanna’s Best-Charting Single Since “Umbrella”

April 2nd, 2010
Photo: Mazur/KCA2010/WireImageFor the third straight week, Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” has the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on lockdown. The “Rude Boy” run atop the chart has been Rihanna’s most successful since “Umbrella” spent seven consecutive weeks at Number One in early 2007. Coming in at Number Two, as it did last week, was “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B., who Rolling Stone called the Best Stoner MC in our recent Best New Bands ...

Police May Charge Erykah Badu for Nude “Window Seat” Video

April 2nd, 2010
Photo: Bedder/Getty Law enforcement officials in Dallas are considering hitting Erykah Badu with a disorderly conduct charge for walking around Dallas’ Dealey Plaza in the nude while filming her controversial new video “Window Seat” (YouTubes of the clip have been removed, but it’s posted in full on Badu’s official website). While no one who witnessed Badu’s strip show called law enforcement at the time of the shoot, police are actively asking anyone who saw Badu naked ...

Doctor Charged in Jackson Death Fights to Keep Medical License

April 2nd, 2010
Photo: Brown/Getty As Dr. Conrad Murray’s April 5th hearing approaches, lawyers representing Michael Jackson’s personal physician have filed legal papers fighting the California Attorney General and medical board’s attempts to have his medical license revoked in the state, citing financial difficulties. “[Murray] is, without fear of overstatement, hanging on by a thread,” his attorney wrote in court papers filed yesterday. “His ability to pay for his own defense depends almost entirely on his ability to continue ...