Archive for March 10th, 2011

Forbes Declares Diddy the Wealthiest Artist in Hip Hop

March 10th, 2011
Sean "Diddy" Combs is the wealthiest performer in hip hop according to a new list released by Forbes Using a formula factoring in the value of current holdings past earnings and assorted information from analysts lawyers and assorted industry figures Combs was determined to have a net worth of approximately...

Mumford & Sons Reveal What to Expect from Railroad Revival Tour

March 10th, 2011
Since performing at the Grammys with Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers last month London’s Mumford & Sons have sold more than 300000 copies of their debut Sigh No More – but the band are characteristically modest about becoming Top Ten mainstays “It doesn’t mean anything as of yet” keyboardist-accordionist...

Listen: Brian Setzer Goes Bluegrass on ‘Earl’s Breakdown’

March 10th, 2011
Click to listen to Brian Setzer's "Earl's Breakdown" Brian Setzer's latest album Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL! finds the guitarist stepping out of his usual rockabilly and big band comfort zone for an album of instrumentals including this cover of Earl Scruggs' jazz-bluegrass classic "Earl's Breakdown" The album won't be in stores until...

‘American Idiot’ to Close on Broadway

March 10th, 2011
American Idiot the musical based on Green Day's blockbuster hit album of the same name will end its run on Broadway on April 24th after 448 performances including previews Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will reprise his role as St Jimmy for the final three weeks of shows Armstrong's...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Greatest Moments

March 10th, 2011
When the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in 1986 it was going to be nothing more than than a dinner in the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom with music from Paul Shaffer and his band during the evening "We didn't want people to feel as if they...

Exclusive: Duff McKagan On His New Album and Why Guns N’ Roses Won’t Reunite

March 10th, 2011
Original Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan may now be a financial guru but that doesn't mean he's stopped making music On April 19 he'll release The Taking the third album from his current band Loaded A vinyl version will precede it by a week while proceeds from downloads of...

Thom Yorke Performs Last-Minute DJ Set at Los Angeles Club

March 10th, 2011
The Twitter rumors about Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's DJ set at Los Angeles club The Airliner began early Wednesday afternoon Radiohead hasn't played any solo shows or announced any tour plans as of yet to promote their new album The King of Limbs but Yorke's been playing surreptitious solo DJ...

Hang Out With Jay-Z at a Knicks Game

March 10th, 2011
Jay-Z has teamed up with the high-end charity auction site charitybuzzcom to give two fans the chance to hang out with him at an upcoming Knicks game at New York's Madison Square Garden The courtside seats are being valued at $20000 but the current bid is $16000 The auction will...

Eric Clapton Sells Over 70 Guitars at Charity Auction

March 10th, 2011
Eric Clapton has sold more than 70 of his instruments and amplifiers along with other ephemera such as the Gianni Versace suit that he wore at a 1990 concert at the Royal Albert Hall at a charity auction in New York Overall Clapton raised more than $215 million for the...

Julie Taymor Replaced As Director of ‘Spider-Man’

March 10th, 2011
Update A rep for Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark says that Julie Taymor will remain billed as director and co-book writer of the show but will no longer be a regular presence at the theater As expected Julie Taymor has been replaced as the director of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark...