Archive for February 23rd, 2011

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

February 23rd, 2011
The US Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation he was railroaded by military investigators The Runaway General The Rolling...

Digest: Ke$ha to Release New Remix Album; Justin Bieber Auctions His Hair For Charity

February 23rd, 2011
Ke$ha Remix Album Due in MarchKe$ha will release a new remix album titled I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance on March 22nd The set will feature "The Sleazey Remix" featuring Outkast's Andre 3000 and two versions of "Tik Tok" (It will not however include a...

Arcade Fire’s Manager Responds to Grammy Awards Conspiracy Theories

February 23rd, 2011
Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger has responded to allegations by media mogul Steve Stoute  and record industry gadfly Bob Lefsetz that the band closed out the Grammy Awards this year with a second performance because the Recording Academy knew the group would win the ceremony's final award for Album of...

Paul McCartney to Debut His First Ballet in September

February 23rd, 2011
Paul McCartney has written a major orchestral work – his first-ever ballet – for the New York City Ballet titled Ocean's Kingdom The production will premiere at the company's fall gala on September 22nd and will be performed on other to-be-announced dates through the seasonPhotos Paul McCartney Plays Tel Aviv...

The Simpsons, the Only Real People on T.V.: Rolling Stone’s 1990 Cover Story

February 23rd, 2011
The Simpsons exist! These people are orange Their eyes are very large They get by with eight fingers apiece Their hair is well hair though not in any recognizable sense They're keen on pork chops And their private lives are popular entertainment The Simpsons do not understand this Though they...

Foo Fighters, On an Honor Roll: Rolling Stone’s 2005 Feature

February 23rd, 2011
It's midnight and 30000 feet above New Mexico with his back facing the cockpit of a private plane Dave Grohl kicks back in his plush leather seat and takes a celebratory sip of Crown Royal The smoke from a Parliament in his left hand wafts through the small cabin where...

Digest: Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and Allen Toussaint to Join Songwriters Hall of Fame; Pulp Set to Perform at Exit Festival

February 23rd, 2011
Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Garth Brooks Allen ToussaintGarth Brooks Allen Toussaint Leon Russell John Bettis Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly are set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame The organization's 42nd Annual Induction Awards Dinner will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan...

Reggae Star Buju Banton Convicted on Cocaine Charges

February 23rd, 2011
Reggae star Buju Banton has been convicted by a Florida court for attempting to possess and distribute cocaine in 2009 The singer has yet to be sentenced but faces at least 15 years in prison In addition to the conspiracy charge Banton was also found guilty of another drug trafficking...

Cee Lo and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Could Be Judges for New NBC Singing Competition

February 23rd, 2011
Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are in talks with producer Mark Burnett to become judges on NBC's new singing competition The Voice Deals have not yet been struck but according to Entertainment Weekly NBC hopes to sign contracts with the singers later this week Contest Choose...

Jack White Says He’ll Never Form Another New Band

February 23rd, 2011
Jack White has told the British rock magazine Q that he will never form another band and will spend the rest of his career either playing with his bands the Raconteurs or the Dead Weather or working as a solo artist "If I can't say it in any of these...