Archive for March 22nd, 2011

How Musicians are Raising Money for Japan Relief

March 22nd, 2011
Musicians and record labels are doing their part to help raise money for relief efforts in Japan following the devastation left in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation on March 11th Here's a list of some planned benefit concerts and projects - The Universal Music...

Rebecca Black May Be Making Big Money Off ‘Friday’

March 22nd, 2011
Rebecca Black's viral hit "Friday" is still going strong over a week after emerging as the song the internet loves to hate Black has been a consistent presence in Twitter's trending topics list the video has been viewed over 34 million times on YouTube and the single has been among...

This Week In Rock History: Michael Jackson Becomes a Superstar, Neil Young Goes to Jail and Van Hagar is Born

March 22nd, 2011
This week in rock history Neil Young and Eric Clapton got busted Debbie Harry rapped Michael Jackson moonwalked Van Halen began the second phase of their career and Elton John teamed up with George Michael March 20th 1968 Eric Clapton Neil Young Jim Messina and Richie Furay busted Many people would...

Digest: Tupac Shakur Biopic Casting Online; Death Cab For Cutie to Tour Small Venues

March 22nd, 2011
Tupac Movie to Hold Auditions OnlineThe producers of a biopic based on the life of Tupac Shakur are holding online auditions for the part of the late rapper According to the movie's website the filmmakers are seeking an actor who can embody the look personality and talent of Shakur [Hollywood...

Unreleased David Bowie LP ‘Toy’ Leaks Online

March 22nd, 2011
David Bowie's Toy an album that was originally intended to be released in 2001 has leaked online A high-quality rip of the full 14-track record surfaced on bit torrent sites on Sunday much to the delight of Bowie completists around the world Photos David BowieThe album – a set featuring...

Chris Brown has Violent Outburst After ‘Good Morning America’ Interview

March 22nd, 2011
According to TMZ a shirtless Chris Brown stormed out of  the Good Morning America studio earlier today after a tantrum that resulted in the singer screaming at the show's producers and breaking a glass window in his dressing room Brown was outraged because GMA host Robin Roberts asked him...

Legendary Delta Blues Pianist Pinetop Perkins Dies At 97

March 22nd, 2011
Pinetop Perkins a delta blues pianist who played with Muddy Waters Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Nighthawk died of a heart attack at his Austin Texas home on March 21st He was 97 "He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen" BB King said in a statement "He had...

Rihanna May Cancel Tour Dates Due to Poor Ticket Sales

March 22nd, 2011
According to the New York Post ticket sales for Rihanna's Loud tour have been so poor that she is being advised by her manager Jay Brown to cancel her dates in the United States Photos Rihanna's Best Looks The Post's source says that sales were so low in major markets such...

Reviewed: The Strokes’ Return to Greatness, Green Day’s Thrilling Live Album and More

March 22nd, 2011
In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews David Fricke hails the Strokes' fourth album Angles as their best since their era-defining debut This Is It Fricke also recommends the new 11-disc Aretha Franklin retrospective Take A Look Complete on Columbia which he says showcases the full range of her...