Archive for July, 2011

Weezer and the Flaming Lips Joyfully Return to the Nineties

July 30th, 2011
Last night New York's Jones Beach played host to perhaps the most potent blast of 1990s nostalgia ever crammed into eight minutes Weezer and the Flaming Lips joyfully performing "She Don't Use Jelly" as one giant band just after Weezer had the crowd screaming along to "Buddy Holly" Both songs (which were...

Week in Music: Saying Goodbye to Amy Winehouse

July 29th, 2011
Rolling Stone mourned the loss of Amy Winehouse this week In addition to memorializing the extraordinarily talented British singer we surveyed the response of musicians and critics to the news of her death looked back over her troubled life and published touching tributes from Jared Leto and Ronnie Spector who...

Weekend Rock Question: Who is the Best Punk Band of All Time?

July 29th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite U2 song – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list Our question for you this week is Who is the best punk rock band of all time? You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone or on...

Chuck Berry Statue Unveiled in St. Louis

July 29th, 2011
Chuck Berry was honored this morning by his hometown of St Louis with the dedication of an eight-foot-tall statue in his honor "It's glorious – I do appreciate it to the highest no doubt about that" Berry told Rolling Stone just prior to the ceremony in University City just outside...

Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray Returns With the Killer Smiles

July 29th, 2011
Although the Dead Kennedys have been back on the concert circuit for several years (with other singers taking the spot of Jello Biafra) the group hasn't issued a full-length album of new material since 1986's Bedtime for Democracy But DK guitarist East Bay Ray's unmistakable six-string work will see the light...

Amy Winehouse’s Father Gives Her Clothing to Fans

July 29th, 2011
Amy Winehouse's father surprised fans outside the late singer's home in Camden North London yesterday by handing out articles of her clothing Mitch Winehouse reportedly passed out the clothes to fans telling them "These are Amy's t-shirts This is what she would have wanted for her fans to have her...

Lady Gaga to Release Book of Photos

July 29th, 2011
Lady Gaga is teaming up with photographer Terry Richardson for a new book documenting the singer's life on the road over the past year The book simply titled Lady Gaga will include over 350 pictures of the pop queen shot between her appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in August of...

Kurt Cobain’s Hometown Rejects Plan for Memorial Bridge

July 29th, 2011
Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen Washington has decided against a proposal to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana frontman Despite a recommendation from the city's local parks board the plan was ultimately scrapped because many on the city council were afraid that the memorial would glorify Cobain's drug use...

Record Stores Criticize Kanye and Jay-Z For Best Buy Deal

July 28th, 2011
Independent record stores are backlashing against Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative album as the Throne The organizers of Record Store Day have called on independent retailers throughout the United States to sign an open letter to the superstar rappers taking them to task for signing a deal with Best Buy...

Band to Watch: Shabazz Palaces Make Heady, Atmospheric Hip-Hop

July 28th, 2011
Click here to listen to Shabbaz Palaces' album "Black Up" Who A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler The group released two EPs last year – Shabazz Palaces and Of Light – but their first full-length release Black Up (which...