Archive for February 4th, 2011

Week in Music: The White Stripes Break Up, Elton John Gives Billy Joel Tough Love and More

February 4th, 2011
 The biggest news this week was the break-up of the White Stripes who officially called it quits in a statement released on Wednesday This sad news inspired a lot of nostalgia at the Rolling Stone office so we've compiled all of our past coverage of the band including a 2005...

Weekend Rock Question: Who Is the Greatest Drummer of All Time?

February 4th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the greatest dead rock star of all time – and we compiled the votes into an official top 10 list Heavy Hitters Drummers in the Solo Spotlight Now it's time for a new weekend rock question Who is the best drummer ever? (Consider...

Elvis Costello To Restage Legendary 1986 Spinning Songbook Tour

February 4th, 2011
This May Elvis Costello will finally answer his fan's prayers by reviving the "Spectacular Spinning Songbook" for an American theater tour Originally staged in 1986 the tour will feature a large wheel of 40 songs that is spun between songs to randomly determine the setlist According to a press release the...

Bruno Mars Strikes Plea Deal in Drug Case

February 4th, 2011
Seven-time Grammy nominee Bruno Mars 25 struck a plea deal with the Clark County District Attorney in court Friday TMZ reports PHOTOS Stars at court He pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance -- stemming from his September arrest in Las Vegas  -- but the charge will be...

Digest: U2 Concert in South Africa Endangered by Thieves; Luther Campbell Runs for Mayor of Miami

February 4th, 2011
U2 Show Threatened by Cable ThievesU2's concert at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg South Africa is being threatened by thieves stealing copper power cables in the area around the venue which has resulted in power fluctuations and damaged generators The venue was forced to cancel a soccer match scheduled for...

New Leg of John Mellencamp’s Tour Kicks Off With Solo Acoustic Miniset and Country-Blues Combo

February 4th, 2011
"If you're coming to hear the greatest hits don't even come" John Mellencamp who kicked off a 33-date run last night in Lowell Massachusetts tells Rolling Stone For his first theater tour since 1997 Mellencamp is playing a two-hour-plus show that includes a solo acoustic miniset and a country-blues combo...