Archive for October 6th, 2011

Back To The Wall: Rolling Stone’s 2010 Profile of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

October 6th, 2011
Roger Waters is about to launch a tour where a 36-foot-high wall will rise up each night between him and his fans – and right now you wouldn't blame him for wishing the thing was a bit more portable The former Pink Floyd leader has just ducked his still-gangly six-foot-three-inch...

MP3 Download: Casiokids’ Electro-Pop Track ‘Golden Years’

October 6th, 2011
Click to listen to Casiokids' 'Golden Years' Norwegian electro-pop group Casiokids are releasing their next full-length album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen on October 11th Appropriately given the group's name Casiokids' first song off the album the upbeat and twinkling electro-dance track "Golden Years" is filled with the familiar sounds of a Casio...

Smokey Robinson Remembers Marv Tarplin, His Collaborator of Six Decades

October 6th, 2011
R&B legend Smokey Robinson pays tribute to his great friend and collaborator Marv Tarplin the Motown guitarist and songwriter who passed away in Las Vegas last week Marv Tarplin was invaluable to my career He's always been my most important collaborator  I met Marvin way back in the day You see Diana Ross...

Remaining Doors Members Record With Skrillex for New Documentary

October 6th, 2011
"I like to say this is the first new Doors track of the 21st century" Ray Manzarek tells Rolling Stone of a new song he's recorded with Robby Krieger and John Densmore as well as popular DJ/producer Skrillex (Sonny Moore) The recording session and song are part of a new documentary...

The Birth of the Mac: Rolling Stone’s 1984 Feature on Steve Jobs and his Whiz Kids

October 6th, 2011
This the future of computing Here in Silicon Valley there is a room ringed with nondescript cubicles Each contains a small beige box not much bigger than two shoe boxes stood on end a box that emanates a whitish glow of a nine-inch video display The box is a computer called...

Hank Williams Jr. Officially Dropped From ‘Monday Night Football’

October 6th, 2011
After a 20-year association Hank Williams Jr has officially parted ways with ESPN's Monday Night Football telecast due to his recent controversial comments the network announced today On Monday after the singer likened President Obama's golf game with House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister...

‘X Factor’ Recap: You Sound Like Five Million Bucks, Baby

October 6th, 2011
The auditions are over On the plus side we no longer have to endure the frog-throated hucksters who just wanted to get on TV Unfortunately we're also done with the hilarious post-audition interviews which were shot through gauzy Vaseline-smothered lenses and set against an all-white backdrop as though the contestants...

Steve Jobs: Rolling Stone’s 2003 Interview

October 6th, 2011
When Steve Jobs cruises into the airy reception area on the Apple Computer campus in Cupertino California on a recent morning nobody pays much attention to him even though he's the company's CEO He's wearing shorts a black T-shirt and running shoes Tall and a little gawky Jobs has a...

Duran Duran, Pantera Bassists Sell Memoirs

October 6th, 2011
Duran Duran bassist and co-founder John Taylor has contracted to write a memoir for Dutton about his highs and lows with the superstar Eighties band Meanwhile Pantera bassist Rex Brown has also signed to write a rock & roll memoir with Da Capo In what is termed "a major deal" Taylor...

Smashing Pumpkins Kick Off Tour With Hard-Charging Show

October 6th, 2011
Billy Corgan hadn’t let five minutes go by before he peeled off his first guitar solo at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles where the Smashing Pumpkins launched a fall tour last night (The US leg of the tour wraps up in Philadelphia on October 22nd and the band heads...