Archive for February 10th, 2012

First Photos of Blue Ivy Carter Released

February 10th, 2012
We thought the news of the weekend would be Adele's predicted Grammy dominance or Brian Wilson moving like Jagger – but tonight the bundle of joy that is Blue Ivy Carter hit the internet Beyonce and Jay-Z posted five photographs of their new baby girl on tumblr answering many questions including which...

AgesandAges: The President’s New Favorite Band?

February 10th, 2012
Click to listen to AgesandAges' 'No Nostalgia' Tim Perry the founding member of Portland's AgesandAges was just waking up when he learned that the lead track from his band's debut album had been included on President Obama's Spotify playlist Half-awake he felt like he was being punked "I kept searching for...

Week in Review: Oddsmaking the Grammy Awards

February 10th, 2012
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles this Sunday night In anticipation of the record industry's biggest night Rolling Stone checked in with a top Las Vegas oddsmaker and a panel of pop stars including Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert to determine who is most likely...

Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Mark Ronson Lead Big Night of Music

February 10th, 2012
The music of Grammy week takes over all of Los Angeles with a number of private parties and intimate shows Thursday night offered a rich abundance of celebrations in Hollywood that when combined put together a festival-worthy lineup consisting of Stevie Wonder Mary J Blige Ne-yo Skrillex Mark Ronson WillIAm and...

Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Paul McCartney Song of All Time?

February 10th, 2012
Paul McCartney's latest album Kisses on the Bottom finds the rock legend covering some of his favorite rock and soul standards His own catalog of course includes no shortage of songs that have become pop standards in their own right Our question for you this week is What is the best...

Joss Stone and Dave Stewart Share ‘More Love’ in Los Angeles

February 10th, 2012
Joss Stone and Dave Stewart are having a moment Last year the English soul singer hired the former Eurythmics member to produce her latest solo disc LP1 Then Stewart drafted Stone into SuperHeavy the globe-tripping all-star outfit that also includes Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones reggae scion Damian Marley...

Live-Blogging the 2012 Grammy Awards

February 10th, 2012
Will Adele sweep? Will Bon Iver or Skrillex take the Best New Artist category over established star Nicki Minaj? Will this Beach Boys/Foster the People/Maroon 5 performance be a total train wreck? Find out the answers to all of this and more as Rob Sheffield Live-Blogs the Grammy Awards on...

The B-52’s Celebrate 35 Years With Hometown Party

February 10th, 2012
They didn't really know what they were doing – didn't even totally know how to play their instruments if they were being honest But back in 1977 a couple of the band's friends were holding a Valentine's Day house party at a place on Milledge Ave in Athens Ga just...

Madonna Stalker in Police Custody

February 10th, 2012
Robert Dewey Hoskins a man who was convicted of stalking Madonna in the Nineties is back in police custody after having escaped from a mental health facility in California on February 3rd CNN reports that Hoskins was caught in Long Beach California Police have described him as highly psychotic and...

Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen

February 10th, 2012
On the off chance you haven't heard Van Halen released a new album this week The only problem is they don't seem to be up for doing much press We spoke to Sammy Hagar recently so we figured it was time to get late-1990s frontman Gary Cherone on the phone...