Archive for October 7th, 2011

Steve Jobs’ Music Vision

October 7th, 2011
Downloading music before iTunes wasn't hard as long as you didn't mind breaking the law But paying for a song online and storing it legally on a hard drive? All but impossible Major labels had responded to the digital revolution by filing lawsuits against services like Napster instead of making...

Week in Review: Mourning the Loss of Steve Jobs

October 7th, 2011
Rolling Stone mourned the loss of Apple founder Steve Jobs this week by looking back over his career reckoning with his massive impact on the music industry and revisiting features from our archives We also reported on the world's response to his passing and talked to artists whose careers got...

Exclusive Q&A: Bono on Steve Jobs’ Rock and Roll Spirit

October 7th, 2011
Steve Jobs came out of a Sixties rock and roll ethos which is fascinatingThat's the big story If you asked in the Eighties "Who is going to invent the 21st century" you'd probably have thought the Japanese or maybe the British or the Germans No it was sandal-wearing anarchic music-lovers...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Radiohead Song?

October 7th, 2011
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke turned 43 today In honor of his birthday and his band's staggeringly great body of work our question for you is What is the best Radiohead song? Hits deep cuts rarities – it's all fair game You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone or...

Exclusive Download: Icebird’s Groovy ‘Charmed Life’

October 7th, 2011
Click to listen to Icebird's "Charmed Life" "Charmed Life" the new single from producer RJD2 and vocalist Aaron Livingston was inspired by a drunken argument Livingston had with his girlfriend "It's about struggling to maintain sanity when it seems like the world around you is falling apart" says the singer "I've...

RCA Folds Arista, Jive and J Records

October 7th, 2011
RCA executives have announced that the company is shutting down Arista Jive and J Records and that all of the artists currently signed to those labels will be folded into the RCA Records roster "The path we’ve taken is to refresh RCA so we're going to retire those brands" RCA...

Stream: Kathleen Edwards Returns With Dreamy ‘Change the Sheets’

October 7th, 2011
Canadian folk-rocker Kathleen Edwards will return with her fifth album Voyageur on January 17th The new set which was recorded between August 2010 and May of this year in Fall Creek Wisconsin and Toronto features collaborations with members of Bon Iver Megafaun and Stornoway as well as fellow singer-songwriter Norah...

Norah Jones, Will Forte, Nathan Followill Salute Tom Petty

October 7th, 2011
Last night at Petty Fest – now in its fifth year – an eclectic bunch of musicians actors and comedians did justice to the music and spirit of Tom Petty creating an experience that was equal parts concert and celebration A diverse group that included Norah Jones Will Forte and Kings...

‘X Factor’ Recap: A Swirling Cauldron of Drama

October 7th, 2011
"This is like Navy SEAL Hell Week" tow-headed teen Nick Deen says of X Factor boot camp "There's no sleeping" While some amateur sleuthing (a/k/a just watching the show) reveals that there is some sleeping Nick is only barely exaggerating about the tension in the air By the end of...

Talib Kweli at Occupy Wall Street: ‘We Have to Grow’

October 7th, 2011
Talib Kweli arrived at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration at New York's Liberty Plaza last night and immediately took to Twitter "Now this is the New York City I love" he wrote And indeed this was a New York City that loved him as well Kweli spent the evening exploring...