Archive for March 8th, 2011

Pete Wentz to Fight Ashlee Simpson for Custody of Son

March 8th, 2011
On Tuesday Pete Wentz submitted legal papers in LA (obtained by TMZ) -- asking for joint primary and legal custody of Bronx his son with estranged wife Ashlee Simpson PHOTOS Ash and Pete the way they were That's not what Simpson 26 asked for when she filed for divorce from...

Replacements, Sonic Youth, Fugazi to be Honored at ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ Concert

March 8th, 2011
Music critic Michael Azerrad will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his book Our Band Could Be Your Life Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 with a special concert at Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom on May 22nd The bill will feature several contemporary artists selected by Azzarad who will perform...

Yoko Ono’s Surprise Rebirth as a Dance Music Icon

March 8th, 2011
A quick glance at Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart shows many unsurprising names Britney Spears Rihanna Taio Cruz Kylie Minogue and Florence + The Machine Up above all of them at the Number One spot is Yoko Ono with a dance remix of her super obscure 1972 album track "Move...

Julie Taymor May Leave ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

March 8th, 2011
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor is negotiating with the show's producers about either working with an expanded creative team or departing the production altogether according to the New York Times Taymor and her musical collaborators Bono and the Edge have been in talks about extensively reworking the...

Digest: ‘American Idiot’ Ticket Sales Plunge Without Billie Joe Armstrong; Wilco and Ke$ha to Play Beale St. Music Festival

March 8th, 2011
'American Idiot' Ticket Sales PlummetTicket sales for the Broadway production of American Idiot have dropped off significantly since Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong left the cast at the end of February Box office grosses for the show dropped from $13 million during the final week with Armstrong to $395275...

MTV Says Kanye West’s ‘Monster’ Video Hasn’t Been Banned

March 8th, 2011
MTV has issued a statement insisting that they have not banned Kanye West's racy gory video for "Monster" According to the network they have been in "constant communication" with West's label Def Jam and are still waiting for edits requested in order for the clip to meet their decency standards...

Reviewed: Britney Spears’ ‘Uber-Disco’ New Hit; Avril Lavigne’s Introspective ‘Goodbye Lullabye’ and More

March 8th, 2011
In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews Jon Dolan praises Britney Spears' latest single "Till the World Ends" a "ginormously pumping uber-Euro uber-disco" track penned by Ke$ha with Max Martin and Dr Luke Will Hermes gives high marks to Kurt Vile's "warmly psychedelic" new album Smoke Ring for My...

Hackers Discover Google’s Cloud-Based Music Service

March 8th, 2011
Hackers have discovered that Google's rumored cloud-based music service not only exists but is up and running Users on a developers' message board found that if they installed the leaked Honeycomb music player app in a certain way on Android they could sync their music collections with Google's servers In...

Band to Watch: Pains of Being Pure at Heart Show Off a Bold New Sound

March 8th, 2011
Click to listen to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's "Heart In Your Heartbreak" Who This quartet of shy Brooklynites lost themselves in sweet teenage reverie on their reverb-heavy debut Now thanks to a pair of their idols they’re living the dream-pop dream Sounds Like Named after a (perhaps wisely) unpublished...