Archive for February 11th, 2011

Week in Music: Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Arrives, Pre-Grammy Awards Excitement and More

February 11th, 2011
The big news this week is that after more than a month of hints and teases Lady Gaga has finally unveiled her new single "Born This Way" How is it? Well you can listen for yourself but Rob Sheffield gave it four stars declaring it to be an "instant-classic club...

Weekend Rock Question: What Was the Best Album of the Nineties?

February 11th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the greatest drummer of all time – and we compiled the votes into an official top 10 list Photos Random Notes Now it's time for a new weekend rock question What was the best album of the Nineties? (Consider these four pictured as...

Beady Eye’s Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell Say Everything is Different Now

February 11th, 2011
When Noel Gallagher abruptly quit Oasis in 2009 the remainder of the group – his brother Liam guitarist Gem Archer bassist Andy Bell and touring drummer Chris Sharrock – elected to stick together to form a new band Beady Eye Though Beady Eye doesn't sound much different from Oasis the...

Digest: Pharrell Designs $27,000 Bike; ‘American Idiot’ to Tour in the Fall

February 11th, 2011
Pharrell Designed An Incredibly Expensive BikeRapper and producer Pharrell Williams teamed up with Domeau & Pérès to design a custom fixed gear bicycle – made out of water buffalo leather – that will sell for more than $27000 at the Gagosian Gallery in New York The bike will come in...

Patti Smith, The Roots, J Mascis and More Pay Tribute to Neil Young at Carnegie Hall

February 11th, 2011
Leave it to Patti Smith to comb through 45 years of Neil Young's music to pick out the perfect song to close out the main set of the Music of Neil Young benefit concert at Carnegie Hall Accompanied only by her daughter Jesse on piano Smith delivered a spellbinding rendition...

Grammy Awards Blowout: What to Watch for, Highlights From Ceremonies Past, Live Blog and More

February 11th, 2011
During the past few days — as more and more big names get added to the Grammy line-up — it's been hard to shake the feeling that this year's ceremony might actually be great It's hard to mess up Lady Gaga doing "Born This Way" Mick Jagger honoring...

Rihanna Agrees to Downgrade Restraining Order Against Chris Brown

February 11th, 2011
Rihanna has agreed to a request to downgrade her restraining order against Chris Brown who was found guilty of assaulting her two years ago on the night before the Grammy Awards Brown recently completed a year-long domestic violence education program as part of his sentencing Photos Rihanna and Chris Brown's Grammy...

Prince Makes Major Donations to New York City Institutions

February 11th, 2011
Prince is stepping up as a major arts education philanthropist Before the final show of his series of concerts at Madison Square Garden on Monday the singer formally announced three large charitable donations – $1 million to the Harlem Children's Zone and $250000 each to the American Ballet Theater and...

Beyoncé Will Headline Britain’s Glastonbury Festival

February 11th, 2011
Beyoncé has been announced as one of the headliners of the Glastonbury Festival in England this summer The singer is set to close out the final day of the event which runs from June 22nd to June 26th in the town of Pilton This will be her first time performing...

‘American Idol’ Recap: Everyone’s Amazing

February 11th, 2011
Basically if they'd been featured before they got in Jacee Badeaux the young'un with a voice like a thousand cherubim in Raving Liza Minnelli fan in The British wisp from Austin even made it dry-eyed and resolute Boy with the country voice stars-for-boobs girl Lauren who trumped Aerosmith the ex-couple...