Archive for April, 2011

Stream Performances From the Sweetlife Festival

April 30th, 2011
The second annual Sweetlife Festival a celebration of music food and eco-consciousness will take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland this Sunday In addition to an on-site farmers market with produce and snacks from the region’s local growers and food from local eco-friendly eateries the festival will...

The Week in Music: Steven Tyler Opens Up About Aerosmith and ‘American Idol’

April 29th, 2011
The new issue of Rolling Stone on stands and in the digital archive on April 29th includes an in-depth cover story on Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler by writer Brian Hiatt who finds the rock legend overflowing with positive energy In the story Tyler talks about his motivation for signing on...

Weekend Rock Question: Who is the Best One-Hit Wonder of All Time?

April 29th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite R&B singer of all time – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list Photos Random Notes Now it's time for a new weekend rock question Wh0 is the best one-hit wonder of all time? Choose the Cover of Rolling...

Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone: Free Downloads From Round Three Bands

April 29th, 2011
The third round of the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone contest is under way! After hundreds of thousands of votes were cast online the 16 acts vying for the cover of Rolling Stone – as well as an Atlantic Records contract – have been narrowed down to a group...

Casey Abrams Voted Off ‘American Idol’

April 29th, 2011
Casey Abrams the bearded singer who was saved from elimination earlier this season by the judges was voted off of American Idol last night Abrams who was best known for occasionally performing with an upright bass covering Nirvana and kissing Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was a polarizing figure among the...

Digest: Foo Fighters to Release Documentary on DVD

April 29th, 2011
Foo Fighters Release DocumentaryFoo Fighters Back and Forth a documentary about the band directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll will be released digitally in the iTunes store on June 7th and on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 14th The DVD and Blu-Ray editions will include 35 minutes of unused...

On the Charts: Adele Continues to Dominate

April 29th, 2011
WINNER OF THE WEEK Adele In an era when the record business is severely handicapped from breaking new stars with certain crucial exceptions such as Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga the British singer-songwriter has sold roughly 12 million copies of her album 21 Plus she's establishing a rare quality –...

Amazon Cuts Price For Hit Singles

April 29th, 2011
Amazon has lowered its price for top-selling songs in a bid to compete with top retailer iTunes in the downloadable music market The company which is presently a distant second place behind iTunes as the most popular download retailer has dropped its prices for best-selling hits by Katy Perry Lady Gaga...

Bon Jovi to Tour Without Richie Sambora

April 29th, 2011
Bon Jovi have announced that they will embark on their summer tour of North America and Europe without guitarist Richie Sambora who has entered rehab for a drinking problem A spokesperson for the band declined to say who will replace Sambora on the tour which will begin on Saturday in...

‘Game of Thrones’ Is a Genius Fantasy Saga — and Not Just for Geeks

April 28th, 2011
Admit it You were counting on Game of Thrones for at least one centaur orgy Maybe involving a fair maiden or two from the darkest depths of Mordor But that's the brilliant twist of HBO's smash fantasy saga It's designed to appeal to those of us who hate fantasy sagas...