Archive for April 18th, 2011

Digest: Beach Boys Release Japan Benefit Single; Arcade Fire Plan ‘The Suburbs’ Reissue

April 18th, 2011
Beach Boys Release Japan Benefit SingleThe Beach Boys are set to release a new single tomorrow to benefit the Red Cross's relief efforts in Japan The A-side will be a new version of "Don't Fight the Sea" a song originally recorded for founding member Al Jardine's 2010 album A Postcard...

Simon Cowell Confirms Mariah Carey Will Join ‘The X Factor’

April 18th, 2011
One month after Simon Cowell appointed record exec Antonio "LA" Reid to The X Factor's judging panel there's another A-list star joining the fray Although Mariah Carey has long been rumored to sit alongside Reid as a judge Cowell told radio host Jackie Brown the eight-months-pregnant singer will join the series...

This Week in Rock History: The Rolling Stones Record ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’

April 18th, 2011
This week in rock history Abbie Hoffman and Grace Slick nearly dosed Richard Nixon the Rolling Stones cut one of their greatest songs the Ramones released their debut LP Queen honored Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium and Aerosmith issued Get a Grip April 20th 1968 – The Rolling Stones Record "Jumpin'...

Tom Petty Discusses His Favorite Music and His Radio Show at Exclusive Fan Event

April 18th, 2011
Tom Petty is between albums in 2011 but that hasn't kept the rocker away from his usual musical obsessions It's what fuels his weekly radio show on Sirius XM Tom Petty's Buried Treasure (now in its sixth year) and its playlist of classic rock and soul On Thursday night Petty...

Lady Gaga Surprises Fans With ‘Born This Way’ Album Cover

April 18th, 2011
Late on Friday night Lady Gaga tweeted the album cover for her eagerly anticipated new album Born This Way It seems safe to say that the artwork which depicts the singer's head and arms merged into the front of a motorcycle was not anything like what anyone could have imagined...

Foo Fighters End Adele’s Record-Breaking Reign on U.K. Charts

April 18th, 2011
The Foo Fighters have ended Adele's 11-week reign at the top of the UK album chart The band's seventh album Wasting Light narrowly outsold the British soul singer's second disc 21 which broke Madonna's record for the longest run at the top of the UK album charts but fell just...

The War Next Door

April 18th, 2011
The dead policeman is found propped against a tree off a dirt road on the outskirts of the city He is dressed like a cartoon version of a Mexican cowboy wearing a sombrero and wrapped in a heavy woolen blanket The murder and symbolic mutilation of policía has become almost...

How the Cartels Work

April 18th, 2011
One of the strangest things about the drug war that is tearing Mexico apart is how little of the bloodshed has spilled over the border On one side of the Rio Grande is Ciudad Juárez one of the most violent cities on the planet with 1600 drug-related murders last year...