Archive for March 17th, 2011

Björk to Debut New ‘Biophilia’ Songs at Residency in England

March 17th, 2011
Björk will be debuting new material from her forthcoming album Biophilia at a series of concerts at the Manchester International Festival in England between June 30th and July 16th According to Björk these performances are a meditation on the relationship between music nature and technology and will feature live music...

Taylor Swift Teams Up With Zac Efron in Dr. Seuss Movie

March 17th, 2011
Taylor Swift is headed back to the big screen PHOTOS Taylor's style evolution After a cameo in 2009's Hannah Montana The Movie and a costarring role in last year's ensemble rom-com Valentine's Day the 21-year-old singer has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' 3-D animated film The Lorax VIDEO Taylor flirts with Glee's...

Artist to Watch: Rapper Rye Rye Updates Baltimore Club Music

March 17th, 2011
Watch Rye Rye perform live in the Rolling Stone offices WHO Rye Rye a 20-year-old rapper from Baltimore began her career in music at 15 working with DJ Blaqstarr Within a couple of months she had caught the attention of Diplo and MIA who brought her on tour while she was...

Elton John Performs With Surprise Guests Leon Russell and Gregg Allman at Madison Square Garden

March 17th, 2011
Elton John was wrapping up a nearly 10-minute rendition of "Rocket Man" at Madison Square Garden last night when his roadies wheeled a second piano onstage and set it up with the lightning speed of a Nascar pit crew Two nights earlier John had inducted Leon Russell into the Rock...

Exclusive Listen: Smashing Pumpkins’ New Wave ‘Lightning Strikes’

March 17th, 2011
Click to listen to the Smashing Pumpkins' "Lightning Strikes" "Lightning Strikes" a new wave rocker with sparkling synthesizers is the latest track from the Smashing Pumpkins' Teargarden By Kaleidyscope an epic 44-track album that the band have been releasing for free one song at a time The song which frontman Billy...

Digest: Ryan Adams Records With Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan Producer; Chic’s Nile Rodgers Beats Cancer

March 17th, 2011
Ryan Adams Begins New Album With Glyn JohnsRyan Adams is working on a new album with Glyn Johns the legendary producer of records by Bob Dylan the Rolling Stones the Clash the Who the Eagles and many others No other details about Adams' new record have been made available [NME]Nile...

Thom Yorke Recording With Rapper MF Doom

March 17th, 2011
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is working on a collaboration with the rapper MF Doom In an interview with 3D World Magazine Doom said "[We're] working on some duets" but further explained that their music thus far has been "preliminary shit" but that they will "probably end up doing a whole...

L.A. Reid to Become Judge on ‘The X Factor’

March 17th, 2011
Antonio "LA" Reid the music industry figure responsible for signing superstars such as Mariah Carey Kanye West Outkast Rihanna Usher Justin Bieber and many others will be stepping down as chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam to become a judge on the upcoming American version of Simon Cowell's singing...

‘American Idol’ Recap: I Love the Nineties

March 17th, 2011
The kids took us on a ride through a time they are too young to know anything about For pretty much anyone older than the era of New Kids On The Block last night was a haze of disorienting nostalgia (Hello “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”! What have you been doing...

Britney Spears On Her New Album, Her Favorite Music and Working With will.i.am

March 17th, 2011
Britney Spears will release her seventh studio album Femme Fatale on March 29th It's her most thrilling and inventive record yet a set of songs that just as danceable as they are unusual and forward-thinking Rolling Stone caught with Spears to discuss how she goes about selecting songs and collaborators...