Archive for February 2nd, 2012

Decemberists Withdraw Support of Susan G. Komen Foundation

February 2nd, 2012
The Decemberists have withdrawn their fundraising support for the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation after the organization's decision to stop providing funding for Planned Parenthood The rockers have realigned themselves with Planned Parenthood's Breast Health Emergency Fund since Komen withdrew funding for breast cancer examinations on Tuesday Komen claimed...

Dave Grohl Producing Rock Star Sitcom

February 2nd, 2012
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has signed on to executive produce a new half-hour comedy for FX starring comedian Dana Gould The show to be written by Gould will be about a rock band on the verge of stardom which must go into therapy in order to keep themselves from...

Exclusive: Listen To Todd Rundgren’s Remix of Lindstrom’s ‘Quiet Place to Live”

February 2nd, 2012
Click to listen to Lindstrøm's 'Quiet Place to Live (Todd Rundgren Remix)' Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm has created remixes of songs by countless artists including LCD Soundsystem Best Coast and Roxy Music But the tables were recently turned on him when Todd Rundgren agreed to remix Lindstrøm's original track "Quiet Place To...

Police: Leslie Carter Died from Drug Overdose

February 2nd, 2012
A police report filed this afternoon concludes that Leslie Carter died from a drug overdose The occasional singer and sister of pop singers Aaron and Nick Carter was found dead in her home in upstate New York on Tuesday Though initial autopsy reports proved inconclusive today's report noted that the ...

Drummer Bill Ward Threatens to Quit Black Sabbath

February 2nd, 2012
The Black Sabbath reunion has hit another speed bump Last month Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi announced that he was diagnosed with lymphoma forcing to band to move their recording sessions to London and reportedly pull out of a planned Coachella headlining slot Now drummer Bill Ward has issued a long...

Bruce Springsteen to Rock Grammys

February 2nd, 2012
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have joined the lineup of live performers at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th The rocker is part of a slate of performers that already includes Adele Foo Fighters Paul McCartney Coldplay and Rihanna...

Van Halen Play Big, Bold and Brash at Private L.A. Show

February 2nd, 2012
Van Halen's rise to rock godliness in the late Seventies and early Eighties came at a time of excess in all aspects of music from big blowouts in the industry to well-chronicled decadence by musicians That spirit was brought back to life – albeit in a much more PG mostly...

Frances Bean Cobain Claims Courtney Love Killed Her Pets

February 2nd, 2012
Courtney Love caused the deaths of two of her daughter's pets according to newly published details from Frances Bean's deposition in a restraining order she sought against her mother in 2009 According to the deposition a cat died after it became entangled in piles of fabric papers and trash and one...

Artist-Musician Mike Kelley Dead of Apparent Suicide

February 2nd, 2012
Renowned contemporary artist Mike Kelley who had close and lifelong ties to the experimental rock world was found dead of apparent suicide on Tuesday at his home in South Pasadena California He was 57 Kelley grew up in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he co-founded...

Leslie Carter Autopsy Inconclusive

February 2nd, 2012
An initial autopsy report on the death of Leslie Carter the sister of singers Aaron Carter and former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was inconclusive the Chautauqua County Coroner's Office announced today The 25-year-old mother and occasional singer was found dead yesterday in her home in upstate New York where she...