Archive for August 26th, 2011

Week in Review: Behind the Scenes of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Reissue

August 26th, 2011
This week Rolling Stone went behind the scenes of the 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana's landmark album Nevermind which will include previously unheard demos mixes live recordings and more Bassist Krist Novoselic and producer Butch Vig provided some insight into the band's work process and teased some of unreleased content...

Weekend Rock Question: What is the Worst Song of the Nineties?

August 26th, 2011
Every weekend we ask you Rolling Stone readers a question – and the results are presented in a top 10 list determined by your votes This week our question is What is the worst song of the Nineties? Any genre is fair game! You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone...

Celebrities, Musicians React to Hurricane Irene on Twitter

August 26th, 2011
As the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene this weekend many celebrities and rock stars have joined ordinary folks on Twitter in chattering – or straight-up freaking out – about the coming storm Here's a handful of some of the best tweets we've seen this afternoon @Sn00ki Nicole...

Hurricane Irene Concert Cancellations

August 26th, 2011
Dozens of concert events have been canceled along the Eastern seaboard in anticipation of Hurricane Irene which is expected to pass through North Carolina tomorrow and hit the New York area by Sunday Following deadly weather-related concert catastrophes at the Indiana State Fair and the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium promoters...

Nikki Sixx: Recovery ‘Softened My Heart’ for Photography

August 26th, 2011
Two decades ago Nikki Sixx traded one addiction for another With hard drugs finally behind the Mötley Crüe bassist in 1989 he rediscovered an old obsession photography "Creativity was there for me first drugs came second" Sixx told Rolling Stone last night just before an onstage interview and lecture at the Annenberg...

Listen: Jackson Browne Creates Epic Love Song From Woody Guthrie’s Diary

August 26th, 2011
Click to listen to Jackson Browne's 'You Know the Night (Edit)' Click to listen to Jackson Browne's 'You Know the Night (Album Version)' Jackson Browne and Rob Wasserman are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth by releasing "You Know the Night" a new piece of music based on a 30-page...

Erykah Badu Revisits ‘Baduizm’ at Rock the Bells

August 26th, 2011
Fourteen years after the release of Erykah Badu's debut album Baduizm the singer is performing it in its entirety at the Rock the Bells festival After she finished performing in San Bernardino California on the opening night of the tour Badu told Rolling Stone that she hadn't been sure what to...

Why Can’t Lil Wayne Beat the Leaks?

August 26th, 2011
Superstar albums and early leaks go hand in hand as Lil Wayne knows too well In 2007 songs from the rap titan's sixth LP Tha Carter III leaked months in advance forcing him to retool the set for a 2008 release Online habits haven't changed since but when Wayne's manager...

Neutral Milk Hotel Unearths New Music for Box Set

August 26th, 2011
Jeff Mangum the reclusive songwriter behind Neutral Milk Hotel has announced plans to self-release a vinyl-only box set compiling the band's entire body of work including 15 previously unreleased tracks The set will include the band's two albums On Avery Island and the critically acclaimed In the Aeroplane Over the Sea...

Exclusive Download: Weekend’s Energetic Track ‘Hazel’

August 26th, 2011
Click to listen to Weekend's 'Hazel' Post-punk trio Weekend has had a busy year In between heavy touring in support of their 2010 debut Sports and having their track "End Times" used to promote the Showtime hit Dexter the San Francisco-based noise-pop group have found the time to reflect on the...