Archive for December, 2011

Lady Gaga Gives Away ‘Born This Way’ Outtake

December 27th, 2011
Lady Gaga treated her legion of fans to a brand new song on Christmas day The track titled "Stuck On Fuckin' You" is an outtake from the pop star's blockbuster album Born This Way recorded live to tape with producer Fernando Garibay on guitar and Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair...

Van Halen Announce 2012 Tour with David Lee Roth

December 27th, 2011
Van Halen may still be cagey about whether they will release a new album on Interscope sometime in 2012 but they have announced plans to tour through the year with original frontman David Lee Roth The band confirmed that they will be hitting the road in a video posted to...

Dido Reveals Recent Birth of Baby Boy

December 26th, 2011
Dido has given birth to a baby boy named Stanley The 40-year-old singer revealed over the weekend that she and husband Rohan Gavin a writer had their baby in July (Initial reports suggested that the baby was born yesterday Dido herself was born on Christmas day) The singer – full name...

What’s Next for ‘X Factor’ Finalists

December 23rd, 2011
Simon Cowell and his cohorts began scouring the country six months ago on a quest to find musicians imbued with that certain je ne sais quois he and his fellow judges dubbed The X Factor Thousands and thousands of eager singers heeded the call showing up to auditions in record...

‘X Factor’ Judges Take Stock of Season One

December 23rd, 2011
The inaugural season of The X Factor was a bumpy ride with perpetual drama on and off the set right on through to the end At the helm were four well-known judges and a tall British drink of water named Steve Jones Show mastermind Simon Cowell verbally jousted with producer...

Week in Review: Remembering the Artists We Lost in 2011

December 23rd, 2011
As 2011 draws to a close Rolling Stone took a moment to memorialize the artists we lost over the past year including sax legends Clarence Clemons and Gerry Rafferty soul icon Amy Winehouse hip-hop poet Gil Scott-Heron and rapper Heavy D We also learned more about the Beach Boys' upcoming reunion...

Weekend Rock Question: Who Is the Best New Artist of 2011?

December 23rd, 2011
2011 has been a great year for new artists with acts such as Lana Del Rey Foster the People Frank Ocean Sleeper Agent Yuck Tyler the Creator Wild Flag Cage the Elephant the Joy Formidable Danny Brown and the Weeknd all making their first big splash in pop culture Our...

George Michael: ‘I’m Incredibly Fortunate to Be Alive’

December 23rd, 2011
George Michael told reporters outside his home in London yesterday that he his very thankful to his doctors for getting him through a "touch and go" battle with pneumonia at a hospital in Vienna The pop star who appeared gaunt and visibly weak after several weeks in bed was discharged...

‘X Factor’ Recap: Melanie Amaro Takes the Crown

December 23rd, 2011
From the images of planets colliding in the opening credits to the sheer number of times that Pepsi has been mentioned glimpsed or guzzled on-air The X Factor didn't hesitate to do it up big this season Now here we are at the top of the star-studded finale so of...

Avicii Joins Headliners of Ultra Music Festival

December 23rd, 2011
Last year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami was the biggest event in the series' 12-year history a sold-out expansion to three days and over 100000 attendees Given how this was before the very well-documented 2011 dance music boom next year's installment should promise even more Even newly announced headliner Avicii...