Archive for December 17th, 2010

‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producer: U2, ‘New Ideas’ Delayed Opening

December 17th, 2010
The producers of the famously troubled Broadway show Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark announced today that the official opening night set for January 11th has been postponed to allow further work on the production The new date is February 7th The show will continue to run in previews which began...

The Odyssey of Captain Beefheart: Rolling Stone’s 1970 Cover Story

December 17th, 2010
"Uh oh the phone" Captain Beefheart mumbled as he placed his tarnished soprano saxophone in its case "I have to answer the telephone" It was a very peculiar thing to say The phone had not rung Beefheart walked quickly from his place by the upright piano across the dimly lit living...

Captain Beefheart Dead at Age 69

December 17th, 2010
Don Van Vliet who became a rock legend as Captain Beefheart died today from complications from multiple sclerosis in California His passing was announced by the New York-based Michael Werner Gallery which represented his work as a painter Ten Essential Captain Beefheart Songs His Trout Mask Replica was Number 58 on Rolling...

Bob Marley with a Bullet: Rolling Stone’s 1976 Cover Story

December 17th, 2010
Man to man is so unjust You don't know who to trust Who the cap fitLet them wear it — "Who the Cap Fit" Rastaman Vibration Two heavy Sahibs are presiding over a small dinner party in the Jonkanoo Lounge of the Sheraton-Kingston In the background the house band is playing...

Daily Digest: Garth Brooks Returns To The Stage; Lennon’s ‘Abbey Road’ Suit Auctioned

December 17th, 2010
Garth Brooks Opens Run Of Shows In Nashville Country megastar Garth Brooks took the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for his first show in the city since 1998 The concert was the first of nine that Brooks scheduled to benefit areas of the city that were struggling to recover from...

Video: Lady Gaga Bites Head Off Santa Doll at Concert

December 17th, 2010
Lady Gaga opened her two-night run of shows at London's O2 Arena Thursday evening — and she  brandished her own twisted brand of Christmas cheer While greeting fans in the front row Gaga found a Santa doll that had been thrown on the stage She picked it up and scrutinized it...

Video: Paul Simon Performs ‘Getting Ready For Christmas Day’ On ‘Colbert Report’

December 17th, 2010
Paul Simon stopped by The Colbert Report last night to perform "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" a holiday-themed song that'll be the first track off his forthcoming album So Beautiful Or So What out in April The song's breezy feel belies its lyrics which touch on the lousy economy and the...