Archive for December 16th, 2011

Week in Review: Mumford & Sons Plan ‘Doom Folk’ Album

December 16th, 2011
Rolling Stone caught up with Grammy-nominated folk rockers Mumford & Sons this week who told us all about their next album which is due out sometime in 2012 "[It's] certainly more mature I’d say" says bassist Ted Dwane "The second record is just a reflection of our mindsets where...

Paris Jackson Gives First Solo Interview

December 16th, 2011
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson gave her first solo interview to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode that aired today The 13-year-old talked with DeGeneres about her new acting project and the advice her father gave her during her unusual childhood Jackson who appears in the upcoming fantasy film Lundon's...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Song of 2011?

December 16th, 2011
Our critics have had their say about their year-end favorites including the 50 Best Singles of 2011 and now it's your turn Our Weekend Rock question for you is What is the best song of 2011? You can vote here in the comments on facebookcom/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock...

Courtney Love Fighting Townhouse Eviction

December 16th, 2011
Courtney Love may be battling eviction from her New York townhouse but she remains proud of the feminine decorating she brought to it This week the rocker took the women's lifestyle website xoJane (for which she is a contributing editor) on a tour of her West Village digs which features...

Rapper Kreayshawn Prepping Wide-Ranging Debut Album

December 16th, 2011
Kreayshawn’s first full-length album due out in 2012 will feature Jean Baptiste and Boys Noize as producers the Los Angeles-based rapper tells Rolling Stone Baptiste co-wrote Chris Brown’s woozy anthem "Look at Me Now" and has also written or produced for the Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna Boys Noize a German...

Doctor: Etta James ‘Terminally Ill’

December 16th, 2011
Etta James best known for her rendition of the ballad "At Last" is terminally ill her doctor told TMZ today He asked fans to pray for the 73-year-old singer who has been suffering from leukemia and dementiaJames was hospitalized in May with a blood infection Earlier this year TMZ reported...

Exclusive Download: Pond’s Glam Boogaloo, ‘Fantastic Explosion of Time’

December 16th, 2011
Click to listen to Pond's 'Fantastic Explosion of Time' It may be winter in America but it's summer in Pond's native Australia where their hard-rocking new tune "Fantastic Explosion of Time" is well-suited to the summer sun "It's a song about nothing really but also everything ever at the same time"...

Stephen Malkmus, L.A. Guns Team Up for Split Single

December 16th, 2011
Matador Records are set to launch a new 7-inch single subscription series with a split single featuring label mainstay Stephen Malkmus and hair-metal lifers LA Guns The series titled Singles Going Home Alone will include six vinyl-only singles released over the course of 2012 available for $45 in the United...

Airport Security Returns Freddie Gibbs’ Weed With Note: ‘C’mon Son’

December 16th, 2011
Someone in the Transportation Security Administration was feeling charitable this week When rapper Freddie Gibbs attempted to pass through airport security with two sizeable bags of weed in his luggage instead of confiscating the drugs an unidentified security agent returned them in the suitcase with a note reading "C'mon son" Gibbs...

Roger Waters Talks Arab Spring, Obama and the Future of ‘The Wall’ Tour

December 16th, 2011
Roger Waters has spent the last year traveling the world on his Wall tour all the while marveling at the massive protest movements popping up all over the planet With 2011 winding down we checked in with the former Pink Floyd to hear his hopes and fears about the future...