Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Judge Dismisses Copyright Case Against 50 Cent

September 23rd, 2011
Rapper 50 Cent won his latest court battle on Thursday (September 22nd) in a federal court in Newark New Jersey where a judge dismissed a copyright infringement allegation against both 50 Cent and his record label G-UnitThe plaintiff author Shadrach Winstead claimed the rapper plagiarized his book The Preacher’s Son...

Adele Rekindles Friendship With Song-Inspiring Ex

September 23rd, 2011
Adele who became one of the biggest successes in recent pop with brokenhearted songs about a former boyfriend has renewed her friendship with her ex "It's all right I know what I'm doing" the British pop star said recently "Enough time has gone by" She still hasn't identified her old boyfriend...

Melissa Etheridge in Child Custody Battle

September 23rd, 2011
Singer Melissa Etheridge and her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels are battling over custody of their twins division of property child and spousal support and visitation rights The Grammy-winning Etheridge 50 and Michaels 36 were together nine years before their breakup last year Michaels gave birth to the couple's four-year-old twins Miller...

Week In Review: So Long, R.E.M.

September 23rd, 2011
The big news of the week was the announcement that REM would call it quits after more than 30 years Rob Sheffield wrote a sweet appreciation of the band and we confirmed that Stipe and Co will release a career retrospective in November featuring some of their most recently recorded...

Ne-Yo Tour Rider: Ketel One ‘for Cleaning’

September 23rd, 2011
R&B star Ne-Yo has a very unusual request written into his tour rider – a bottle of Ketel One vodka to be stocked in his wardrobe room not for drinking but to be "used for cleaning" according to a tour rider obtained by the Smoking Gun The singer reportedly makes $175000 per...

Free Download: The Villagers’ ‘Cecelia & Her Selfhood’

September 23rd, 2011
Click to listen to Villagers' 'Cecelia & Her Selfhood' The newest release from indie-folk band Villagers is "Cecelia & her Selfhood" a beautifully mellow song that has long been a favorite at the band’s live shows Simple in structure and sound "Cecelia" showcases the crisp romantic vocals of frontman Conor O’Brien in...

Eve, Will.I.Am, Omarion Collaborate With DJ/Producer Wolfgang Gartner

September 23rd, 2011
Except for David Guetta and LMFAO – whose "Party Rock Anthem" hit Number One on the singles charts – dance music's increasing live draw hasn't translated into mainstream radio play But Wolfgang Gartner whose debut studio album Weekend In America came out this week might be the next act to...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best R.E.M. Song of All Time?

September 23rd, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the best television theme song of all time This week the rock world was knocked for a loop by the announcement that the indie-defining band REM was calling it quits after more than 30 years together Our question for you is What...

The Sheepdogs Play First-Ever ‘Project Runway’ Rock Concert

September 23rd, 2011
Last night on Project Runway Rolling Stone cover contest winners The Sheepdogs got custom looks created for them in the design competition's often-feared menswear challenge Host Heidi Klum teased the task by saying "Image is everything" and mentor Tim Gunn went on to explain "No magazine has had more covers...

First Listen: Morello, Malkmus, More on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

September 23rd, 2011
Click to listen to artists' take on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's game-changing Nevermind album Sirius XM Radio is launching Nevermind Radio today at 3pm ET Hear previews of Tom Morello Pavement's Steven Malkmus Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon and Mutemath's Darren King...