Archive for March 11th, 2011

The Week in Music: Thom Yorke’s Secret DJ Gig, Lady Gaga vs. Photographers and More

March 11th, 2011
It was a busy week in music Not long after releasing a new Radiohead album from out of nowhere band leader Thom Yorke surprised the world yet again with an unannounced DJ gig in Los Angeles Rolling Stone was there and reported on the singer's setlist and crazy dance movesPhotos...

Kid Rock’s NAACP Award Sparks Controversy

March 11th, 2011
Kid Rock is set to receive an award from the Detroit chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People but many members of the NAACP are protesting the group's decision to honor the singer Rock who will receive the organization's Great Expectations Award at the chapter's Freedom...

Mumford & Sons to Record New Album This Year

March 11th, 2011
Mumford & Sons aren't about to take it easy now that they've hit the big time The band – who have sold over 300000 copies of their debut album Sigh No More – are about to embark on their ambitious Railroad Revival Tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes...

‘Jersey Shore’ Recap: The Situation Is Having an Identity Crisis

March 11th, 2011
Let's leave this episode's inevitable Clash of the Titans aside and enjoy the non-Ronnie and Sammi moments the producers dropped into our waiting mouths Vinny takes Pauly D to Staten Island to meet his adorable "guido circus" of a family where they fest on cured meats and large bowls of...

Weekend Rock Question: Who is the Best Songwriter of All Time?

March 11th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite live act 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 songwriter of all time? We encourage you to...

Kate Bush Revises Her Old Songs for ‘Director’s Cut’

March 11th, 2011
Kate Bush has announced that she will be releasing Director's Cut her first album in six years on May 16th The record will be comprised of rerecorded reworked and otherwise altered versions of songs from two previous albums 1989's The Sensual World and 1993's The Red Shoes Details about these...

Black Lips Announce Track Listing For Mark Ronson-Produced ‘Arabia Mountain’

March 11th, 2011
Atlanta garage rockers the Black Lips have announced that Arabia Mountain their sixth album will be released on June 7th by Vice Records Mark Ronson produced the record marking the first time that the band have recorded with an outside producer The group also collaborated with Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt...

Beach Boys to Officially Release Long-Incomplete Album ‘Smile’ This Year

March 11th, 2011
Capitol Records have announced that they will be releasing the Beach Boys' lost incomplete album Smile later this year Smile was originally planned as the follow-up to the band's 1966 classic Pet Sounds but the material was mostly abandoned due to creative mastermind Brian Wilson's fragile mental health at the...

Sarah McLachlan Says Lilith Fair is Done

March 11th, 2011
Sarah McLachlan has told Canada's national newspaper The Globe and Mail that she has no plans to revive the Lilith Fair her touring music festival spotlighting female-fronted acts Though the first three Lilith Fair tours in 1997 1998 and 1999 were very successful McLachlan's fourth festival rebranded as Lilith flopped...

Justin Timberlake Breaks Up With Jessica Biel

March 11th, 2011
After four years together on-again/off-again couple Justin Timberlake 30 and Jessica Biel 29 have broken up In a joint statement reps for the couple confirm to UsMagazinecom "Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part...