Archive for December 9th, 2011

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Album of the Year?

December 9th, 2011
Rolling Stone just published our year-end lists including The 50 Best Albums of 2011 and now it's your turn to weigh in Our Weekend Rock question for you is What is the best album of the year? You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone or on Twitter using the...

Willie Nelson’s Longtime Bassist Dies Unexpectedly

December 9th, 2011
Dan "Bee" Spears who played bass on the road with Willie Nelson for more than 40 years and appeared on many of his classic albums died unexpectedly late Thursday Austin Texas television station KXAN reports Spears slipped and fell after stepping out of his motor home in Nashville Thursday night...

Week in Review: Best Albums of 2011

December 9th, 2011
Albums by Radiohead Lady Gaga and Wild Flag were among those near the top of Rolling Stone's year-end list of the 50 Best Albums of 2011 Which records beat them out? Find out by reading our complete list Photos The World Remembers John Lennon Also this week Rolling Stone offered full coverage...

Karen O: ‘I’m Married!’

December 9th, 2011
The boisterous frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Karen O can also keep a secret she's married! On Wednesday Karen broke her silence about her relationship with her longtime boyfriend video director Barnaby Clay "I'm a married woman" the 33-year-old rocker told Us Weekly at the New York launch of...

Rod Stewart Finishes First Album of New Material in a Decade, Begins Autobiography

December 9th, 2011
New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rod Stewart has just finished work on his first album of new material in more than a decade "It's ready to go" Stewart says "It's seven new songs by RD Stewart that's me" The album will also feature four covers one of a...

Young Jeezy: Rappers Are the ‘Robin Hoods of the Hood’

December 9th, 2011
On a recent afternoon the rapper Young Jeezy sits in an alcove above a marble hotel lobby in New York City his shoulders larger than expected wearing a tri-colored 8732 varsity jacket emblazoned with words on caps-lock "STREET DREAMS" "FIGHT" and "SURVIVAL" Appropriate messages in uncertain times his latest album...

Jay-Z: Solo Record, Second ‘Throne’ Album Possible in 2012

December 9th, 2011
Jay-Z has been hinting about an upcoming solo album his first since 2009's The Blueprint 3 Now he says there also may be a second Watch the Throne project from him and Kanye West in 2012 "We – I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode – we're in a great...

Free Download: Cloud Nothings’ Lo-Fi Track ‘Stay Useless’

December 9th, 2011
Click to listen to Cloud Nothings' 'Stay Useless' Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings will be releasing their sophomore album Attack on Memory on January 24th The group's usual lo-fi sound takes a pop turn on the record's lead single "Stay Useless" Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi explains "'Stay Useless' was my attempt at making...

The Roots Must Clear Music With NBC After Michele Bachmann Incident

December 9th, 2011
NBC is now clearing the Roots' selections for walk-on music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon following a recent incident in which the band played Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann came on stage Shortly after the episode aired the Minnesota congresswoman received a personal letter...

‘X Factor’ Recap: Rachel Crow Breaks Down

December 9th, 2011
Welcome back to the Making Children Cry Hour a show about breaking the hearts of young people and leaving them inconsolable It's sort of like the gladiatorial competitions of yore only the lions have names like Nicole and LA On this week's episode more children cry It is quite wrenching...