Archive for December 15th, 2010

Bernie Sanders Puts Barack Obama to Shame

December 15th, 2010
Not long ago I was sitting at home writing something for publication &ndash I won&rsquot say what except that it was a passage about a certain politician on the Hill Out of habit I launched into a description that was full of nasty and personal language and...

Exclusive Review: Springsteen’s Asbury Park Show

December 15th, 2010
It's hard to say what the most bizarre thing about Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's December 7 concert at the Carousel House on the Asbury Park boardwalk It might have been the fact that the set was almost entirely composed of recently released outtakes from Darkness On The...

Why Shouldn’t Freedom of the Press Apply to WikiLeaks?

December 15th, 2010
Here&rsquos a thought experiment Imagine for a moment that the quarter of a million secret government cables from the State Department had been leaked not to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks but to Bill Keller the executive editor of the New York Times First let&rsquos state the obvious The...

Kanye’s Holiday Song ‘Christmas In Harlem’ Leaks

December 15th, 2010
Twenty-three years ago Run-DMC told the world about "Christmas In Hollis" and now Kanye West is taking the sentiment to another New York City borough for his new track "Christmas In Harlem" The final version which is reportedly going to hit iTunes tomorrow features Cam'Ron Jim Jones Pusha T Musiq...

Pink Floyd Wins Fight to Keep Its Albums Intact

December 15th, 2010
The sanctity of the album as a unified body of work might seem like a quaint concept these days but yesterday Pink Floyd won the right to preserve it as part of a legal battle with its label EMI England's Court of Appeal ruled that the group's songs cannot be sold...

Susan Boyle, Katy Perry, ‘Glee’ Top Charts

December 15th, 2010
Susan Boyle Taylor Swift and Glee barely budged from their spots at the top of the charts this week while TI had the week's highest debut at Number Four Boyle's The Gift stays at Number One with approximately 243000 copies sold according to Nielsen Soundscan Taylor Swift's Speak Now remains at...

Exclusive: Former Stones, Dylan Superfan Pamela Des Barres on ‘Greatest Groupies’

December 15th, 2010
In the Sixties and early Seventies Pamela Des Barres was known as "Miss Pamela" a scene girl who later claimed to have had intimate relationships with Mick Jagger Keith Moon Jimmy Page and Jim Morrison &mdash stories chronicled in her 1987 tell-all I'm With the Band Confessions of a Groupie...

Denise Richards Is Dating Nikki Sixx!

December 15th, 2010
Denise Richards just can't stay away from the bad boys After a tumultuous marriage to Charlie Sheen and a rocky relationship with Richie Sambora the star 39 has been quietly dating Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx PHOTOS Hollywood's oddest couples Richards and Sixx 52 "have been neighbors for years They have a lot...

Video: Broken Bells Go Big on ‘Conan,’ Joanna Newsom Confounds Letterman

December 15th, 2010
Tuesday night on Conan Broken Bells expanded its usual two-man lineup of Danger Mouse and singer/guitarist James Mercer to seven with the addition of performers on guitars bass keyboards trumpet and percussion Meanwhile Joanna Newsom brought some cruel humor out of David Letterman on the Late Show &mdash and was...

Video: Trent Reznor Talks Addiction, ‘Social Network’ Golden Globe Nomination

December 15th, 2010
Trent Reznor's score for The Social Network was nominated for a Golden Globe &mdash and it's not only his first Golden Globe nomination but also his first work on a film score ever In an interview with PBS' Tavis Smiley last night Reznor said he initially turned down director David...