Archive for March 15th, 2011

Bob Dylan to Perform His First Show in Vietnam

March 15th, 2011
Bob Dylan will play his first-ever concert in Vietnam in April The singer has been booked at a 8250-person capacity stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10th as part of tour of Asia that also includes his recently announced first-ever concerts in China Photos Early Bob DylanAccording to...

Q-Tip Says Documentarians Plotted Against A Tribe Called Quest

March 15th, 2011
Q-Tip has been very vocal in his disapproval of Beats Rhymes & Life Michael Rapaport's documentary about his legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest Mainly he's upset that Rapaport has not responded to his input regarding the film In a Twitter rant in December the rapper publicly pulled his...

Trent Reznor Talks Oscars, Lollapalooza Memories

March 15th, 2011
'I hadn't worn a tie in years" says Trent Reznor who rocked an elegant Prada tux when he accepted an Academy Award for Best Original Score "It was fun to put the snarling-guy-sweating-on-a-mic on the shelf for a while" Reznor stunned Nine Inch Nails fans in 2009 by announcing an...

Robbie Robertson Hires New Live Band: Dawes

March 15th, 2011
Robbie Robertson last played live with the full lineup of the Band when filming 1976’s The Last Waltz in San Francisco and has rarely performed live since But to promote his upcoming LP How to Become Clairvoyant Robertson will make several appearances with an unexpected backing group LA folk rockers...

Why Rebecca Black’s Much-Mocked Viral Hit ‘Friday’ Is Actually Good

March 15th, 2011
Rebecca Black's "Friday" a song and music video produced by the Los Angeles company Ark Music Factory has gone viral over the past few days bubbling up from Tumblr and Twitter to become one of 2011's fastest-growing memes The clip has already been parodied covered and remixed many times over...

Duran Duran Team Up With David Lynch For Live Webcast

March 15th, 2011
American Express has tapped David Lynch to direct a live webcast of a forthcoming Duran Duran concert at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles This will be the fourth in the company's American Express Unstaged series in which big-name directors are paired with popular live acts -- previously Terry Gilliam...

Reviewed: Britney Gets Avant-Garde; Katy Perry, Kanye are Underwhelming

March 15th, 2011
In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews Jody Rosen says that Britney Spears is "pop music's stealth avant-gardist" and that her latest album Femme Fatale is her best and strangest disc yet Will Hermes praises Nashville singer-songwriter Tristen's addictive debut Charlatans at the Garden Gate and the reissue of...

Disney Kills ‘Yellow Submarine’ Remake

March 15th, 2011
The Walt Disney Co has pulled the plug on director Robert Zameckis' plans to produce a remake of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine The movie was to include 16 Beatles songs and the same motion-capture technology Zemeckis has used in Beowulf A Christmas Carol and Mars Needs Moms but when the...

Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Neil Diamond Make for Unforgettable Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

March 15th, 2011
It was nearly 100 am and Neil Diamond's three-song set at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony was over but the singer was simply having too much fun to stop He had just wrapped up a joyous sing-along rendition of "Sweet Caroline" by running into the crowd...