Archive for March 4th, 2011

The Week in Music: Snooki Opens Up About ‘Jersey Shore’; Mariah Carey and Beyoncé Respond to Qaddafi Controversy

March 4th, 2011
In the new issue of Rolling Stone Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi opens up to contributing editor Erik Hedegaard about her transformation from an upstate New York party girl into a reality TV superstar In addition to that story we also have a recap of the...

Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe, The Roots and Patti Smith Rock for Tibet

March 4th, 2011
When the Flaming Lips took the stage toward the end of the annual Tibet House benefit show at Carnegie Hall last night there were none of the mirror balls or laser beams that typically end a Lips show – but the band had a different surprise in store After a...

Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Live Act of All Time?

March 4th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite cover songs 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 Who is the best live act of all time? Gallery The Rock...

Phil Collins’ Last Stand: Why the Troubled Pop Star Wants to Call It Quits

March 4th, 2011
In a rehearsal hall somewhere in Switzerland Phil Collins is belting out some tunes in front of an 18-piece band getting ready to go on a small tour to support a new album He looks happy snapping his fingers bopping his head It's all Motown — upbeat stuff like "Dancing...

A Star Is Born: Rolling Stone’s 1999 Jar Jar Binks Cover Story

March 4th, 2011
Be warned Secrets will be revealed here from the set of Star Wars Episode I — The Phantom Menace Things that sensitive readers may not want to know — like a report about R2-D2 and his bong or Yoda cursing out his human co-stars But we're getting ahead of ourselves...

Glenn Beck’s Shtick? Alex Jones Got There First

March 4th, 2011
Long before he inadvertently brought an end to a popular sitcom by hosting last week’s mega-viral interview with Charlie Sheen talk-radio host Alex Jones established himself as a giant in America’s conspiracy subculture The godfather of the 9/11 Truth Movement Jones is the most popular chronicler of what he believes...

Recording Academy Reponds to Steve Stoute’s Criticism of Grammys

March 4th, 2011
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences finally responded to music mogul Steve Stoute's recent full-page ad in the New York Times criticizing the Grammys for losing touch with popular culture by failing to honor artists such as Eminem Kanye West and Justin Bieber In a joint statement signed...

Marcus Mumford on Backing Dylan, Naked Songwriting and Why Arcade Fire Rule His World

March 4th, 2011
A week before the Grammys Mumford & Sons had no idea they'd be sharing a stage with Bob Dylan "It was surreal" says the folk-rock quartet's singer Marcus Mumford 24 "I was staying with my friend in California and every night we'd stay up until three listening to Dylan Then...

‘Jersey Shore’ Recap: Down With the Toilet

March 4th, 2011
As expected Sammi drops back in to the Shore house leaving everyone shaken and uneasy – for about three minutes Snooki's mug spillith over with joy when she sees Sammi return; Deena is hys-static When Ronnie spots Sammi he freezes then flees to the porch The moment is upsetting; we...

Willie Nelson Teams Up With ‘Jackass’ Guys; TV on the Radio, Animal Collective Headline Pitchfork Festival

March 4th, 2011
'Jackass' Guys To Star in Movie With Willie Nelson Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera are set to play criminals searching for buried treasure in the upcoming movie Mustache Riders Willie Nelson will co-star as a grizzled outlaw helping them on their quest [/Film] TV on the Radio...