Archive for January 20th, 2012

‘American Idol’ Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Pittsburgh

January 20th, 2012
American Idol has pulled its circus train into Pittsburgh Pennsylvania a town which according to Idol's short hand is comprised entirely of sports analogies and Terrible Towels™ which I assume are really nonabsorbent and clash with every decor First up is Heejun Han who is extremely nervous and has the tics...

Exclusive Album Premiere: Foxy Shazam’s ‘The Church of Rock and Roll’

January 20th, 2012
Click to listen to Foxy Shazam's album 'The Church of Rock and Roll' Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam release their fourth album The Church of Rock and Roll on January 24th In February they'll be hitting the road with The Darkness and that band's frontman Justin Hawkins produced Foxy Shazam's latest record  Don't...

Etta James Dead at 73

January 20th, 2012
Etta James one of the great voices of the 20th century who fused R&B with gospel and blues and scored landmark hits with "At Last" "Tell Mama" and "All I Could Do Was Cry" died today  from complications related to leukemia She was 73 James had been battling health problems...

Free Download: Lucero’s Rootsy New Track ‘Sometimes’

January 20th, 2012
Click to listen to Lucero's 'Sometimes' Memphis country rockers Lucero were joined by veteran studio horn players Jim Spake and Scott Thompson for their latest album Women and Work Random Notes "'Sometimes' was written at the very end of our time in the studio" says frontman Ben Nichols "We only had a day...

Kenny G’s Wife Files for Divorce

January 20th, 2012
It's a sad day for easy-listening saxophonist Kenny G his wife has filed for divorce The musician's wife of 20 years Lyndie Benson-Gorelick filed papers with the Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for separation The couple has two sons With more than 75 million albums...

Exclusive Premiere: Ingrid Michaelson’s Upbeat Track ‘Blood Brothers’

January 20th, 2012
Click to listen to Ingrid Michaelson's 'Blood Brothers' Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will be releasing her next album Human Again on January 24th The album's upbeat optimistic track "Blood Brothers" is exclusively streaming on RollingStonecom Ingrid says that the song became an unintentional anthem of positivity and solidarity "'Blood Brothers' is admittedly a...

Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton Inspire Best Coast Follow-Up

January 20th, 2012
"Everyone says your second album is the most difficult" says Best Coast leader Bethany Cosentino relaxing between takes in Los Angeles' Capitol Studio B "Three years ago I dropped out of college and lived with my mom – now I'm making an album at fucking Capitol Studios where Frank Sinatra...

Fleet Foxes Drummer Leaves Band

January 20th, 2012
Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman announced his departure from the band in a post on his Tumblr yesterday "Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes" he wrote referring to the folk rock group's gig at Studio Coast tonight Tillman was self-deprecating in the brief message "Back into the gaping...

Hacker Group Attacks RIAA, Department of Justice Websites

January 20th, 2012
The hacker group Anonymous has taken credit for disabling the websites of the Department of Justice the RIAA Universal Music Group and others in the wake of the file-sharing site Megaupload being shut down yesterday "It was in retaliation for Megaupload as was the concurrent attack on Justiceorg" Anonymous operative...

Beyonce, Adele, Chris Brown Up for NAACP Image Awards

January 20th, 2012
Beyoncé Adele Chris Brown Bruno Mars and Cee Lo Green are all in the running for top music awards at the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards on February 17th Beyoncé is nominated for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for her record 4 while Mars Brown Green and Common are...