Archive for March 7th, 2011

Neil Young Announces Spring Solo Tour

March 7th, 2011
Neil Young has announced a 10-city American theater tour kicking off April 15th in Durham North Carolina The show will be a continuation of his 2010 Twisted Road tour which featured Young performing most of the songs from the Daniel Lanois-produced Le Noise alongside many of his greatest hits including...

Digest: The Decemberists Extend Tour; Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Released From Jail

March 7th, 2011
The Decemberists Add Tour Dates Announce Live EPThe Decemberists have announced a new string of tour dates through the summer including gigs at the Meriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland and the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn with Best Coast The band have also announced that they will be releasing...

Usher Will Donate Qaddafi Money to Charity

March 7th, 2011
Usher is the latest artist to donate to charity the money he made from performing for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi The singer who appeared with Beyoncé at a New Year's Eve event in St Barts hosted by Qaddafi's song Mutassim in 2009 has pledged to donate his...

The Rolling Stone Interview: Stanley Kubrick in 1987

March 7th, 2011
He didn't bustle into the room and he didn't wander in Truth as he would reiterate several times is multi-faceted and it would be fair to say that Stanley Kubrick entered the executive suite at Pinewood Studios outside London in a multifaceted manner He was at once happy to have...

Gwyneth Paltrow Close to Signing Record Deal

March 7th, 2011
According to the New York Post's Page Six Gwyneth Paltrow is close to signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records According to Page Six's sources Paltrow intends to make an album of country music in the vein of her songs on the Country Strong soundtrack Photos 2011 Oscars Best Moments Paltrow hasn't...

TV on the Radio Take Los Angeles With ‘Nine Types of Light’

March 7th, 2011
There aren't many bands more associated with Brooklyn than TV on the Radio But when it was time to start working on their fifth LP Nine Types of Light (due April 12th) the art-rockers convened in the sunny Los Angeles house that producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek began renting after...

Exclusive: The Monkees Resolve Personal Issues for 45th Anniversary Tour

March 7th, 2011
When The Monkees last hit the road together 10 years ago things didn't go so well Guitarist Peter Tork quit near the end later telling the press that Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz were drinking to the point that they became "mean and abusive" In 2009 Jones told the National...

Former Guns N’ Roses Bassist Starts Money Management Firm for Musicians

March 7th, 2011
Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan has opened his own wealth management firm Meridian Rock for musicians In an interview with Fortune McKagan explains  he was inspired to pursue finance after his pancreas exploded due to years of drug and alcohol abuse in 1994 While recovering...

Photographers Respond to Lady Gaga’s New Copyright Demands

March 7th, 2011
Lady Gaga is now demanding that photographers surrender the copyright of photos taken at her concerts – and photographers are incensedWashington DC website TBDcom made this practice public on Friday when they published the release form given to their photographer Jay Westcott In addition to standard release restrictions regarding the...

Digest: ‘Spider-Man’ Cited For Safety Violations; Christina Aguilera Sued Over Sample

March 7th, 2011
'Spider-Man' Cited For More ViolationsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark for three severe workplace safety violations with a proposed fine of $12600 The citations come from four incidents last year which resulted in injuries for actors in the production [NY Times]Christina Aguilera Sued Over...