Archive for May 20th, 2011

Rolling Stone Goes Behind the Scenes of the Pink Floyd Reunion

May 20th, 2011
This week Rolling Stone went behind the scenes of Pink Floyd's historic reunion at a recent Roger Waters gig in London which as it turns out wasn't entirely planned in advance Rolling Stone also got the exclusive scoop on Super Heavy Mick Jagger's new supergroup featuring Dave Stewart Joss Stone...

Weekend Rock Question: What is Pink Floyd’s Greatest Song?

May 20th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite Bob Dylan song of all time – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list This week in honor of Pink Floyd's brief reunion in London our question for you is What is Pink Floyd's greatest song? Choose Rolling...

iTunes Accidentally Leaks New Bon Iver Album

May 20th, 2011
When Bon Iver's hotly anticipated second album Bon Iver leaked earlier this week it wasn't because a CD fell into the wrong hands or someone got hacked or any of the usual reasons records hit the internet ahead of their street date In this case the culprit was Apple's iTunes...

Bon Iver’s ‘Bon Iver’: A Track-by-Track Breakdown

May 20th, 2011
Bon Iver's folky meditative 2007 debut For Emma Forever Ago was one of the most beloved indie albums of the '00s Since then frontman Justin Vernon has appeared on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and become a sought-after producer The Wisconsin band will release its long-awaited second full-length...

Mick Jagger Forms Supergroup with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian Marley

May 20th, 2011
For the first time since the Rolling Stones formed nearly 50 years ago Mick Jagger is part of a new band Super Heavy – featuring Dave Stewart Joss Stone Damian Marley and Indian film composer AR Rahman The band has quietly been recording together over the past 18 months with...

Glee Gone Wild: Rolling Stone’s 2010 Cover Story

May 20th, 2011
You'd really think that those kids on Glee would be super-duper extra-special entertaining On TV they're dizzyingly fun to watch They sing They dance They lace their bake-sale cupcakes with weed They get involved in extortion plots involving their panties They wind up pregnant even when they're president of the...

Aretha Franklin Comes Back Strong at Chicago Tour Kick-Off

May 20th, 2011
Thursday night at the Chicago Theatre Aretha Franklin kicked off her first gig since last October with one request (and it wasn’t for r-e-s-p-e-c-t) "Please turn the air off so I don’t have to leave the stage" It was a welcome though sweaty reminder that the ultimate diva – who shuns...

RIAA Targets Cloud-Storage Company Box.net

May 20th, 2011
The Recording Industry Association of America has filed legal action against Boxnet a company that provides cloud-based storage for businesses with the allegation that its users have been pirating music In a declaration filed on Wednesday the RIAA requested a subpeona of Boxnet to investigate specific users believed to be...

PJ Harvey Plans to Release Paintings, Poetry and Prose

May 20th, 2011
PJ Harvey has revealed loose plans to release a stockpile of paintings poems and prose fiction that the singer has produced privately over the past two decades In an interview with Spinner Harvey says that she has been working diligently on these other art forms concurrently with her music for...

Motown Founder Wants to Make Broadway Musical About His Life

May 20th, 2011
The New York Post's sources say that Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is seeking to preserve his legacy by developing a Broadway musical based on his life The show which Gordy is said to be working on in collaboration with former Universal Music CEO Doug Morris and Rent producer Kevin...