Archive for March 18th, 2011

The Week in Music: SXSW Rocks Austin, Rebecca Black is Actually Good and More

March 18th, 2011
This week Rolling Stone joined the festivities at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas We're streaming all the sets at our showcase events reviewing sets by bands such as the Strokes the Meat Puppets and Queens of the Stone Age and posting videos and photos from sets all over the...

Weekend Rock Question: What Was the Best Album of the Eighties?

March 18th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite songwriter 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 What was the best album of the Eighties? Contest Choose the Cover of Rolling...

The Pogues Play Raucous Irish Wake at Last U.S. Show

March 18th, 2011
Halfway through the Pogues' St Patrick’s Day show at New York’s Terminal 5 the band kicked into “London Girl” a bouncy bonus track off 1985’s classic Rum Sodomy & the Lash Frontman Shane MacGowan wearing a black sweater with a cigarette in his hand clutched the microphone snarling the refrain...

Dave Grohl Blasts ‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy

March 18th, 2011
Finn and Rachel won't be singing "Everlong" any time soon Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl doesn't believe bands should feel pressured to allow their music to be performed on Glee PHOTOS Glee's real life romances "It's every band's right you shouldn't have to do fucking Glee" Grohl 42 told The Hollywood Reporter...

What You Need to Know About Teen Viral Phenom Rebecca Black

March 18th, 2011
The tween pop singer Rebecca Black granted her first interviews with the press today one week after her massive viral hit "Friday" hit the internet So far Black has talked to the Daily Beast and appeared on Good Morning America and later today she will be a guest on Ryan...

Digest: Lil Wayne’s New Album is Coming in May; Lady Gaga is Censored in Malaysia

March 18th, 2011
Lil Wayne's New Album is Coming Out in MayLil Wayne has announced that his new album Tha Carter IV is complete and will be released on May 16th At a concert in Rhode Island last night the rapper told the audience that he'd be happy for the record to come...

Damon Albarn to Produce Theatrical Musical ‘Doctor Dee’

March 18th, 2011
Doctor Dee a new stage musical penned by Blur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn is set to debut at England's Manchester International Festival in July The show which is based upon the life of the 16th-century alchemist astrologer and spy John Dee is Albarn's second musical theater show but the...

‘Jersey Shore’: Pot-Stirrer Calling The Kettle Black

March 18th, 2011
As the season winds down the need for a story arc and the mental fatigue of staying mostly confined to one shared space (notice how we’ve had very few beach scenes? One panning shot of the massive crowd watching Snooki’s beach arrest explains why) seem to be forcing the worst...

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Dirty Dozen Loses One

March 18th, 2011
Even though it's Friday Karen Rodriguez's questions are probably darker than whether to take the front or back seat of her 13-year-old friend's car Like how did it all go so wrong? One minute she was the dark horse who belted "Hero" to a roomful of suddenly converted groupies and the next...

Exclusive: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro Discuss Making ‘The Great Escape Artist’

March 18th, 2011
Jane's Addiction hasn't had it easy these last few years as plans for the band's first new album since 2003 have been repeatedly sidelined by delays and the abrupt exits of bassists Eric Avery and Duff McKagan Singer-ringmaster Perry Farrell describes the wait as excruciating “It's definitely like as Brian...