Archive for September 30th, 2011

Week in Review: Pink Floyd Revisit ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

September 30th, 2011
The surviving members of Pink Floyd reunited more or less for Rolling Stone's new cover story With Floyd re-releasing their entire catalog David Gilmour Roger Waters and Nick Mason all spoke with senior writer Brian Hiatt for our latest issue on stands and available through Rolling Stone...

Flea: Atoms For Peace Working on an Album

September 30th, 2011
Last year Thom Yorke's new group Atoms for Peace hit the road for a brief American tour before playing Coachella According to the band's bassist Flea the group started to work on their first album at that same time "At the end of the tour we went into a studio...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Worst Song of the Eighties?

September 30th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the best REM song ever which yielded this top 10 list This week our question for you is What is the worst song of the Eighties?  You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone or Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag

Tour Alert: Ryan Adams Back on the Road

September 30th, 2011
Ryan AdamsAlt-country rocker Adams returns from a brief musical hiatus with his thirteenth studio release Ashes & Fire and a string of North American tour dates The album hits stores the same day as the tour kickoff and it's already garnering critical acclaim for its simple rootsy style Welcome back...

OMD Gear Up for Round Two of U.S. Tour

September 30th, 2011
Click to listen to OMD's 'Sister Marie Says (Remix)' Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (better known as OMD) reformed in 2007 but it took the lineup of Andy McCluskey Paul Humphreys Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes four years to make it to the States Why the delay? "We were struggling to...

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Defends ‘Dad Rock’

September 30th, 2011
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy knows that critics have started tagging his band as "dad rock" – but as far he’s concerned that shouldn’t be an insult "I recently had a revelation about it" he says in a new interview with Men’s Journal  "When people say dad rock they actually just mean rock...

Free Download: Mocean Worker’s Electro-Funk Song ‘Swagger’

September 30th, 2011
Click to listen to Mocean Worker's 'Swagger' Mocean Worker the electro-funk project by Adam Dorn released his sixth studio album Candygram for Mowo! earlier this week Over the past decade Mocean Worker's tracks which combine big band style horns and Sixties and Seventies soul grooves have appeared on countless television shows...

Radiohead Deny Free Show at Wall Street Protests

September 30th, 2011
Radiohead have shot down rumors that they were planning to perform at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan this afternoon According to a tweet from the Wall Street Journal the band's spokesperson has told them that "we can officially say it's not happening" According to the Occupy Wall Street...

Bridge School Celebrates 25 Years With Box Set

September 30th, 2011
Few yearly music festivals manage to assemble as consistently a jaw-dropping and unique line-up as the Bridge School Benefit At the 1999 show alone they booked Neil Young Pearl Jam the Who Green Day Tom Waits Brian Wilson Lucinda Williams the Smashing Pumpkins Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris The show...

When Metallica Met Lou Reed

September 30th, 2011
"You have to feel it" Lou Reed says with a hard look at Metallica singer-guitarist James Hetfield "You have to believe it" Reed Hetfield and the rest of Metallica – drummer Lars Ulrich lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo – are sitting in the band's studio in Marin County...