Archive for January, 2011

Success Doesn’t Suck: Rolling Stone’s 1994 Kurt Cobain Cover Story

January 27th, 2011
A shirtless disheveled Kurt Cobain pauses on the backstage stairway leading to Nirvana's dressing room at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago offers a visitor a sip of his après-gig tea and says in a drop-deadpan voice "I'm really glad you could make it for the shittiest show on the tour" He's...

Digest: Boy George Announces Culture Club Reunion; Jimmy Buffett Recovers From Fall

January 27th, 2011
Culture Club Will Reunite in 2012Boy George announced in an appearance on the television series BBC Breakfast that his old band the Culture Club will reunite and record a new album next year In the meantime the singer is promoting a new solo album titled Ordinary Alien due out next...

Bon Jovi to Take a Break After World Tour

January 27th, 2011
Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres says that the band will take a well-earned break when they finish their long-running Circle tour at the end of the summer The tour is the highest-grossing of their career and was also the top-earning concert draw of 2010 pulling in more than $1465 million...

‘Glee’ Creator Blasts Kings of Leon Drummer For Insulting Tweet

January 27th, 2011
The feud between Kings of Leon and Glee creator Ryan Murphy intensified yesterday Tweeting in response to Murphy's claim in the Hollywood Reporter that his band are "self-centered assholes" for declining a request to include one of their songs in his hit television series Kings drummer Nathan Followill suggested that...

Bob Seger Announces American Tour

January 27th, 2011
One day after dropping a strong hint on his website Bob Seger has officially announced plans for a North American tour that kicks off in March According to a press release dates will be announced shortly The statement added "Fans can expect to see and hear Seger’s timeless classics like...

Wilco Leave Nonesuch Records to Start Their Own Label

January 27th, 2011
Wilco have announced that they are departing Nonesuch Records to open their own label dBpm Records The label will be marketed and distributed by Anti- Records which itself a subsidiary of Epitaph Records The new label will be run by the band's longtime manager Tony Margherita Photos Backstage With Wilco Wilco released...

Exclusive: Katy Perry Reveals Plans for California Dreams World Tour

January 27th, 2011
No one could ever accuse Katy Perry of not taking the preparation for her 95-date California Dreams Tour seriously "I'll give you a sneak peek of my day" Perry told Rolling Stone when she called on Wednesday morning "After this interview I'm going to have a nice healthy breakfast I'm...

Digest: Jay-Z to Produce ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Willow Smith; 50 Cent Promises New Album

January 26th, 2011
Jay-Z Will Produce 'Annie' Remake Starring Willow SmithJay-Z has made a deal to co-produce a new movie based on the musical Annie with Willow Smith in the lead role Jay-Z will produce the film in a joint venture with Overbrook Entertainment and Willow's parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith The...

Nas Owes the IRS Nearly $6.5 Million

January 26th, 2011
Nas is in some very serious debt According to public records the rapper owes the IRS over $646 million dollars in back taxes The IRS filed a $514298 tax lien on January 10th which was added on to a $3 million lien from February 2010 and a $25 million lien...

Bob Seger Hints That a Tour Is In the Works

January 26th, 2011
A new video posted on Bob Seger's official website seems to confirm long-standing rumors that the Detroit rocker is gearing up for a rare tour The 40-second video shows grainy old photos of Seger while playing segments of "Night Moves" "Against The Wind" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" Midway...