Archive for February 3rd, 2012

Week in Review: The Stars of ‘The Voice’ Return to TV

February 3rd, 2012
The latest issue of Rolling Stone goes behind the scenes of The Voice NBC's white-hot singing competition featuring Christina Aguilera Adam Levine Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton We posted an excerpt of Brian Hiatt's cover story in which the four stars speak openly about working together despite having little...

Black Sabbath Pledge To Carry on Without Drummer Bill Ward

February 3rd, 2012
Black Sabbath have responded to drummer Bill Ward's open letter pledging to leave the band unless he is presented with a "signable contract" In a statement on Facebook Ozzy Osbourne Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler indicated they they will carry on with their new album and reunion tour without him...

Weekend Rock Question: Who Should Play Next Year’s Super Bowl Halftime?

February 3rd, 2012
This weekend Madonna will join the ranks of an elite group of superstars including Michael Jackson U2 the Rolling Stones the Who Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen Prince Diana Ross and Tom Petty who have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show While many of the biggest names in music have played...

Drake Sued by Ex-Girlfriend Over ‘Marvin’s Room’

February 3rd, 2012
Drake is being sued by a woman who says she is the voice on the other end of the phone call in his hit song "Marvin's Room" Ericka Lee who says that she is the rapper's ex-girlfriend has filed a suit claiming she was excluded from sharing co-writer royalties for...

Adam Lambert to Sing With Queen

February 3rd, 2012
Adam Lambert is reportedly singing with Queen replacing the American Idol winner's own late idol Freddie Mercury Lambert broke the news to the UK's Daily Star "The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs" he said "It's to keep the music alive...

Megaupload Busted as Piracy War Heats Up

February 3rd, 2012
Possibly the biggest anti-piracy bust of all time took place on January 20th when a global sting operation led by the FBI and the Department of Justice brought down the file-sharing giant Megaupload – and arrested its founder the 38-year-old German hacker and playboy Kim Dotcom "I defy anyone to...

Why Bon Iver Isn’t Playing the Grammys

February 3rd, 2012
Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon says his band turned down an offer to play the upcoming Grammy Awards telecast because they were not comfortable with the required collaborative appearance "We kind of said 'fuck you' a little bit" the singer told Billboard The problem said Vernon was not the musicians with...

Don Cornelius’ Son Speaks Out on Father’s Death

February 3rd, 2012
Soul Train creator Don Cornelius' son Tony Cornelius has spoken out on his father's apparent suicide earlier this week "The family is saddened as we mourn the loss of Don Cornelius" he said in a statement to CNN "At this time we respectfully ask that you allow our family and...

Bon Iver Collaborating with Alicia Keys

February 3rd, 2012
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has announced plans to collaborate with Alicia Keys on a project he hopes will include many other female singers "I have a big idea to do an American songbook of the greatest women singers There are so many Casey [Dienel] from White Hinterland Bonnie Raitt Alicia"...

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver to Headline Sasquatch Festival

February 3rd, 2012
Jack White Beck and Bon Iver will headline the 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George Washington this Memorial Day Weekend The festival will also include performances by the Shins Feist the Roots Tune-Yards Wild Flag Spiritualized St Vincent the Walkmen Girl Talk Tenacious D Explosions...