Archive for January, 2012

Postal Service to Issue Miles Davis Stamp

January 25th, 2012
More than 20 years after his death jazz legend Miles Davis is being honored by the US Postal Service with his very own stamp This year the Kind of Blue trumpeter will be immortalized in a collection of musically-themed stamps that will also honor the singer Edith Piaf according to The...

On the Charts: The Black Keys and Coldplay Prove Rock’s Staying Power

January 25th, 2012
WINNER OF THE WEEK Rock music For more than a year we've been reporting on the moribund sales and radio impotence of what was for decades the most dominant genre in pop music Last year we remarked numerous times on the Cakes Strokes and Hollywood Undeads that surged up the...

Simon Cowell to Launch DJ Talent Show

January 25th, 2012
Simon Cowell has announced plans to launch a new talent competition searching for the world's best new DJs The show which does not yet have a title will loosely follow the format of Cowell's hit talent shows The X Factor American Idol and America's Got Talent "DJs are the new...

Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Mumford and Sons to Headline First Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York

January 25th, 2012
A much-loved British television tradition will travel across the pond this spring when Coldplay Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert and Mumford & Sons stage the first Secret Policeman's Ball in New York The Stateside adaptation of the longstanding British benefit shows will be held March 4th at Radio City Music Hall Like...

ABBA to Release First New Song in 18 Years

January 25th, 2012
ABBA have announced plans to reissue their final album The Visitors with a previously unreleased song on April 23rd "From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel" a demo recorded around the time The Visitors was released in 1981 will be the first new ABBA recording released since the box...

Report: Heidi Klum and Seal to File for Divorce

January 21st, 2012
The sad celebrity matrimony news just keeps coming Heidi Klum is reportedly filing for divorce from Seal after more than six years of marriage TMZ broke the story this morning reporting that Klum will be filing the papers in LA County Superior Court next week The couple had renewed their wedding vows...

Courtney Love Wins Eviction Challenge

January 20th, 2012
Courtney Love will not be evicted from her West Village townhouse after all Following oral arguments in New York City Housing Court last Friday Judge Jean T Schneider issued her decision Tuesday dismissing a petition filed against Love in November by her landlord Donna Lyon seeking money for rent and...

Zakk Wylde Roasted by Corey Taylor and Sharon Osbourne

January 20th, 2012
Guitar World magazine honored guitarist Zakk Wylde last night in Anaheim California with its first ever Rock & Roll Roast Before Wylde took the throne of honor and was skewered by the likes of Corey Taylor Duff McKagan Anthrax's Scott Ian wrestler/Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho and others his friends warned...

Week in Review: Revisiting David Bowie’s Ascent to Stardom as Ziggy Stardust

January 20th, 2012
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone Mikal Gilmore looks back on David Bowie's incredible rise to superstardom as Ziggy Stardust and his subsequent career as rock's greatest changeling In an excerpt from the story Gilmore details how a conflict with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page had the singer heading off...

Swizz Beatz Was Not Megaupload CEO

January 20th, 2012
In the latest twist in the Megaupload file-sharing saga hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz was apparently not the company's CEO as has been widely reported Ira Rothken an attorney for the company says that to his knowledge Swizz "was never involved in any meaningful way He was negotiating to become the...