Archive for February 7th, 2011

Why Justin Bieber is Suddenly Late Night Comedy’s Biggest Hit

February 7th, 2011
In less than a week Justin Bieber has delivered a Top 10 list on the Late Show with David Letterman swapped places with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show and appeared in two skits on Saturday Night Live He's promoting his new concert movie Never Say Never but his roles...

R.E.M. Roar Back With ‘Collapse Into Now’

February 7th, 2011
Last September REM wrapped up the final session for their new album Collapse Into Now in Nashville The next morning guitarist Peter Buck started driving cross-country to his home in Portland Oregon "I like to drive it allows you to decompress" he says "I got in my car at 6...

Digest: TV on the Radio Announce New Album; Lady Gaga Pushes Up Release Date For ‘Born This Way’

February 7th, 2011
TV on the Radio Return With New AlbumTV on the Radio have announced that their fifth album Nine Types of Light will be released sometime this spring No other details have been released but the band has been confirmed as the headliner of a show at Radio City Music Hall...

Elton John Reveals iPad 2 Details

February 7th, 2011
Elton John has become an unlikely source for inside information about Apple's iPad 2 In two recent interviews John explained that though he is a Luddite he intends to get an iPad 2 in April so that he can Skype with his infant son Zachary while he's away from home...

Anti-Fur Activists Protest Janet Jackson Tour Kick-Off

February 7th, 2011
Janet Jackson opened her Numbers Ones Up Close and Personal tour at the PICC Plenary Hall in Manila on Friday As promised her setlist was focused almost entirely on her classic hits from the Eighties with six selections taken from Control and seven from Rhythm Nation 1814 Photos Janet Jackson Launches...

Thin Lizzy Guitarist Gary Moore Dead at 58

February 7th, 2011
Gary Moore who played guitar for Thin Lizzy during three separate stints and also had a successful career as solo artist died early Sunday at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona Spain The cause of death has yet to be determined "I am in total shock" said Lizzy drummer Brian Downey...

Black Eyed Peas Perform Futuristic Sci-Fi Spectacle at Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 7th, 2011
Whether you loved it or loathed it one thing that cannot be denied about the Black Eyed Peas' performance at last night's Super Bowl halftime special It was pretty much the ultimate expression of Black Eyed Peas-ness Their show was like a big weird glob of sledgehammer hooks awkward rapping huge...

Digest: Prince Cancels Charity Gig; RZA Files Cease and Desist Order Against the Game

February 7th, 2011
Prince Cancels Charity ConcertPrince canceled a performance at a charity concert for the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas scheduled for this Friday He has not offered an explanation for why he bailed on the fundraising show which would have also featured a set by Erykah Badu [Billboard]The RZA Files Order Against...

Christina Aguilera Explains National Anthem Flub

February 7th, 2011
Christina Aguilera is well aware that she made a boo-boo while singing the National Anthem opening up Sunday's Super Bowl XLV Singing Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" live at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas the singer 30 flubbed the lyrics – trilling "what so proudly...

LCD Soundsystem Announce Final Concert

February 7th, 2011
LCD Soundsystem have announced that they will perform their final concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on April 2nd In a statement released on their website band leader James Murphy promised a three-hour show featuring all their setlist staples plus some material they have never played live Murphy also...