Archive for March 29th, 2011

Digest: Early Kanye West Beats CD Surfaces Online; Enrique Iglesias May Not Do Britney Tour

March 29th, 2011
Kanye's Early Beat CD Surfaces OnlineDJBoothnet has unearthed a set of CDs featuring early tracks by Kanye West The first disc of the set can be streamed on the site now The tracks don't sound too much like the West of today but certainly illustrate how far he has come...

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Interview

March 29th, 2011
In 1987 Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Jonathan Cott sat down with Elizabeth Taylor in her suite at New York's Hôtel Plaza Athénée when the actress was 55 "There was no standing on ceremony no pretense no pulling punches" recalls Cott "She was so forthright witty and fearless" The previously unpublished...

The Beginnings of the Band: Rolling Stone’s 1968 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
NEW YORK — Big Pink is one of those middle class ranch houses of the type that you would expect to find in development row in the heart of suburbia rather than on an isolated mountaintop high above the barn architecture of New York State's rustic Woodstock When the band...

Hole’s Classic Lineup Reconnects at Documentary Premiere

March 29th, 2011
Michael N Todaro/FilmMagic Onetime Hole band mates Courtney Love Eric Erlandson Melissa Auf der Maur and Patty Schemel were together for the first time in 13 years last night for the premiere of the new rock doc Hit So Hard at New York's Museum of Modern Art "The film represents a really...

Remembering ‘Teen Angel’ Songwriter Jean Dinning

March 29th, 2011
When Jean Dinning wrote the 1959 teenage tragedy song "Teen Angel" she had no way of knowing that the subsequent 10 years would be some of the most tumultuous in US history Sha Na Na played the track at Woodstock and even though it was just a decade old...

Britney Spears Finds It Hard to Be a Woman: Rolling Stone’s 2003 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
Two pairs of lips a little tongue Nothing odd for cable television even if it was two women Still when Britney Spears kissed Madonna on the MTV Video Music Awards — a lip lock that seemed designed to prove that both women were still capable of causing a sensation —...

Britney Spears Just Can’t Help It: Rolling Stone’s 2000 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
There are nine songs five costume changes and 10000 screaming fans Explosions erupt from each side of the stage eight dancers writhe suggestively in unison and in the center of it all is one small girl The songs are from her debut album Baby One More Time a record that has...

Britney Spears, Teen Queen: Rolling Stone’s 1999 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
Britney Spears extends a honeyed thigh across the length of the sofa keeping one foot on the floor as she does so Her blond-streaked hair is piled highexposing two little diamond earrings on each ear lobe; her face is fully made-up down to carefully applied lip liner The BABY PHAT...

The Tragedy of Britney Spears: Rolling Stone’s 2008 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
A pop star at the mall is an eternal cause for happiness especially on a Sunday afternoon in the Valley One moment shoppers in the Westfield Topanga mall are living in the real world monotonously selecting a new shade of eye shadow or rubbing perfume on wrists but upon the...

Listen: Death Cab for Cutie’s Atmospheric Ballad ‘You Are A Tourist’

March 29th, 2011
Death Cab For Cutie have promised that their forthcoming seventh album Codes and Keys – in stores May 31st – will emphasize vintage keyboards and electronic textures but "You Are A Tourist" the record's first single signals that longtime fans shouldn't worry about the group abandoning the tuneful rock that...