Archive for March, 2011

Digest: Bruce Springsteen Writes Letter to the Editor; NBA Investigates Jay-Z

March 31st, 2011
Bruce Springsteen Sends Letter to EditorBruce Springsteen sent an letter to the editor the Asbury Park Press in response to the paper's March 27th cover story "As poverty rises cuts target aid" According to the singer the article is "one of the few that highlights the contradictions between a policy...

Billy Joel Scraps Plans to Release Memoir

March 31st, 2011
HarperCollins has announced that Billy Joel has canceled the release of The Book of Joel a memoir that was set to hit stores in June The book was already written and edited and was being prepared for printing when Joel backed out of his contract earlier this week Since the...

Amazon’s Cloud Storage Gets Negative Response from Labels

March 31st, 2011
When Amazon launched its new Cloud Drive service on Tuesday the digital retailer did so without establishing licensing deals with record labels which has led to a very negative response from major labels The service – which allows customers to store their music files on Amazon's servers and stream the...

‘American Idol’ Recap: Stuck In the Middle

March 31st, 2011
Last night the judges had nothing but praise for the makeovers the tykes all underwent Apparently these makeovers were superior to the first makeovers or something? Dunno Only Naima looked at all different – bridled maybe? Less of a wild grin pulling at her lips The biggest change was in...

Britney Spears Sued for $10 Million Over Perfume Line

March 31st, 2011
Brand Sense Partners the licensing firm that helped Britney Spears launch her fragrance line is suing the singer and her father Jamie Spears for over $10 million The company filed a breach of contract suit in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday claiming that they had brokered Spears' deal with the...

Patti Scialfa Records Song With Bruce Springsteen for ‘Every Mother Counts’

March 31st, 2011
Click to listen to Patti Scialfa's "Children's Song" When Patti Scialfa was asked to contribute a song to Every Mother Counts (Starcon) a compilation CD that will raise money to help improve child and maternal health in developing countries she was stumped Luckily her husband Bruce Springsteen had an idea "He reminded...

Digest: Roxette to Play First U.K. Show in 17 Years; Snoop Dogg Teams Up With Charlie Sheen

March 30th, 2011
Roxette Announce First UK Show in 17 YearsThe Swedish pop band Roxette have announced that they will be playing their first UK concert in 17 years at London's Wembley Arena on November 15th as part of a 2011 world tour The band had been sidelined for much of the past...

On the Charts: Chris Brown Hits Number One and Rebecca Black Sticks Around

March 30th, 2011
WINNER OF THE WEEK Songs for Japan – a 38-song compilation of mostly existing hits such as U2's "Walk On" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" plus live tracks by Madonna REM and Sting – landed at Number Six on the Billboard album charts selling a not-especially-impressive 68000 copies However...

Exclusive: Arcade Fire Play Surprise Show in Haiti

March 30th, 2011
Fresh off their Grammy and Juno victories Arcade Fire played a surprise show on March 29th at the Hotel Oloffson in earthquake-battered Port-Au-Prince Haiti Rolling Stone was on hand to document the intimate highly emotional gig which included covers of songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival the Rolling Stones...

Jennifer Lopez on Why Casey Abrams Was Rescued on ‘American Idol’

March 30th, 2011
The decision to save American Idol's Casey Abrams from elimination sure was a polarizing one but judge Jennifer Lopez insists it was the right move "We knew that it was kind of a radical decision because it was so early in the season but to be quite honestthat is one...