Archive for August 19th, 2011

Week in Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Face the Future

August 19th, 2011
In the new issue of Rolling Stone on stands and available through Rolling Stone All Access on August 19th the Red Hot Chili Peppers talk about the turmoil they went through after guitarist John Frusciante quit the band in 2009 In addition to sharing some highlights from the story we...

Artist to Watch: Army Navy Spin Power-pop from the L.A. Highlife

August 19th, 2011
Click here to listen to Army Navy's "The Long Goodbye" Who Power-pop traditionalists as lively as as they are lovelorn — which is quite a lot on their latest self-released album The Last Place Lead singer and lyricist Justin Kennedy wrote it entirely about a relationship he had with a woman...

Weekend Rock Question: Who Is Your King of Hip-Hop?

August 19th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their least favorite cover song of all time – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list This week we crunched the numbers to determine the current King of Hip-hop Now it's your turn to decide Who is your...

Friendly Fires Trumpet Player Dead at 27

August 19th, 2011
Richard Turner the trumpet player for the British dance pop band Friendly Fires died last week after going into cardiac arrest while swimming at an open air pool in South London Turner who was 27 was spotted struggling in the pool by lifeguards who attempted to rescue him After being...

Listen: The Weeknd’s Sultry Mixtape ‘Thursday’

August 19th, 2011
It's Thursday on a Friday The Weeknd Drake's Protégé and Toronto-based falsetto wunderkind Abel Tesfaye dropped his second mixtape Thursday last night at midnight on his website While the download is running slow you can listen to the follow-up to House of Balloons here Thursday features much of what was great about the...

‘West Memphis 3’ Released From Prison

August 19th, 2011
The "West Memphis 3" a trio of men convicted in 1993 for the killing of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts have been released after nearly two decades in prison The men – Damien Echols Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin – pulled off a tricky legal maneuver that allowed them to change...

Exclusive Download: Ben Lee’s Haunting New Tune

August 19th, 2011
Click here to listen to Ben Lee's "Get Used To It" It's been two years since Australian indie rocker Ben Lee released his last LP 2009's The Rebirth of Venus but Rolling Stone has an exclusive preview  from Lee's forthcoming Deeper Into Dream due out October 11th Although upbeat and catchy...

J. Cole Preps for Album Release With ‘Any Given Sunday’ Campaign

August 19th, 2011
It's tough living in Jay-Z's shadow Just ask J Cole Roc Nation's newest MC Many argue the North Carolina rapper could be set to follow in his label head's illustrious footsteps Right now though he's not receiving much special treatment At press time the MC was still awaiting Jay-Z's verse for...

Exclusive Download: Brian Wilson Covers Buddy Holly

August 19th, 2011
Click here to listen to Brian Wilson's cover of Buddy Holly's "Listen to Me" Brian Wilson's interpretation of Buddy Holly's classic song "Listen to Me" is a gorgeous merger of Holly's simple direct melodic phrasing and Wilson's distinct arrangement and production style The Beach Boys mastermind fills Holly's composition out with...

Roger McGuinn Busy with New CD, DVD, Benefit

August 19th, 2011
Roger McGuinn co-founder of the Byrds has a lot of ducks in a row a new album a forthcoming DVD and a benefit show The album CCD (as in "Sea CD") is a collection of 23 songs of the sea including renditions of such classics as "Drunken Sailor" The DVD with a working title...