Archive for April 5th, 2011

Listen: Panda Bear Follows Up his Breakthrough With the Mellow ‘Tomboy’

April 5th, 2011
Click to listen Panda Bear's album "Tomboy" Panda Bear's music may be tranquil but he is clearly an artist who thrives under pressure His new album Tomboy is the follow up to two of the most influential and acclaimed albums of the past decade – his full-time band Animal Collective's 2009...

New Foo Fighters: Hear the Album, Watch an Exclusive Documentary Clip

April 5th, 2011
The Foo Fighters' new LP Wasting Light – produced by Nevermind producer Butch Vig – hits stores April 12th but you can hear a stream of it below Cut entirely in Dave Grohl's garage the disc is the heaviest work of the band's 16-year career To promote the album the...

Listen: Poly Styrene Returns to Punk Rock With ‘Thrash City’

April 5th, 2011
Click to listen to Poly Styrene's "Thrash City" Feminist punk legend Poly Styrene is set to release Generation Indigo her first album of new material since her 1980 solo record Translucence on April 26th The former X-Ray Spex frontwoman recorded the disc with Youth the producer best known for his work...

Alice in Chains, to Hell and Back: Rolling Stone’s 1996 Feature

April 5th, 2011
Turning the steering wheel hard to the right and stomping his foot on the gas Alice in Chains' lead singer Layne Staley accelerates full speed into the back of a stopped car Grinning widely he slams his open-top vehicle into reverse and glances over his shoulder just in time to...

Kabbalah Centre May Be Responsible for Collapse of Madonna’s Malawi Charity

April 5th, 2011
It looks like much of the blame for the collapse of Madonna's plan to build a $15 million school for girls in Malawi can be pinned on the Kabbalah Centre International the controversial Jewish mystical organization According to Newsweek the vast majority of the $38 million spent on the school...

Kurt Cobain’s Downward Spiral: Rolling Stone’s 1994 Feature

April 5th, 2011
On April 8 shortly before 9 am Kurt Cobain's body was found in a greenhouse above the garage of his Seattle home Across his chest lay the 20-gauge shotgun with which the 27-year-old singer guitarist and songwriter ended his life Cobain had been missing for six days An electrician installing a...

The Flaming Lips Plan ‘Yoshimi’ Musical

April 5th, 2011
The Flaming Lips have announced plans for a psychedelic stage musical loosely based on their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots According to frontman Wayne Coyne the group are collaborating with the co-creator of the stage version of the Who's Tommy to create something "hokey and wonderful and poignant...

Reviewed: Paul Simon’s Best Album in 20 Years; Robbie Robertson’s Ambitious New Disc

April 5th, 2011
In this week's slate of Rolling Stone album reviews Will Hermes praises the vivid lyrics and sharply syncopated grooves of Paul Simon's new album So Beautiful or So What declaring it his best disc since 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints Also David Fricke digs Robbie Robertson's ambitious new solo...

After 20 Years, Kate Bush Gets Permission to Use James Joyce Text in Song

April 5th, 2011
Kate Bush has been granted permission to use text from James Joyce's book Ulysses in a song over 20 years after requesting it The singer had intended to use the words of Joyce's character Molly Bloom for the song "The Sensual World" from the 1989 album of the same name...

‘Glee’ Creator Apologizes For Kings of Leon Feud

April 5th, 2011
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has apologized for attacking the Kings of Leon for declining to license their song "Use Somebody" for an episode of the popular television series Back in January the producer called the band "self-centered assholes" and suggested that they were not supportive of arts education Photos At...