Archive for February 16th, 2012

Jay Farrar and Jim James Discover Woody Guthrie’s California in New Album

February 16th, 2012
Over the course of dozens of hours spent combing through more than 3000 Woody Guthrie lyrics collected in upstate New York the thing that Jay Farrar kept discovering was California "I found myself not aware of the California connection at the time I was going through and looking at those lyrics"...

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin to Perform at Whitney Houston’s Funeral

February 16th, 2012
When Whitney Houston is laid to rest on Saturday she will receive an all-star tribute Both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are confirmed to perform at the singer's memorial service in Newark New Jersey a spokesperson for the Houston family told Reuters today The service will take place at noon at...

Alice Cooper Set for Next Golden Gods Awards

February 16th, 2012
Guitarist Zack Wylde promised a big night of "hookers payola and blow" at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards set to erupt April 11 in Los Angeles "We're creeping up on the porn awards" he joked standing among a crowd of hard rockers yesterday to announce the nominees in 10...

Bonnie Raitt and Dave Grohl Form Mutual Admiration Society

February 16th, 2012
Dave Grohl was talking to Rolling Stone on the red carpet of the MusiCares Salute to Paul McCartney when he spotted Bonnie Raitt "Oh my god there’s Bonnie Raitt Holy shit that’s huge that’s the last one on the list" Grohl said all excited When we pointed out to him...

John Mayer Teases New Song on Tumblr

February 16th, 2012
The wait is nearly over for John Mayer fans Today the singer-songwriter released a snippet of a new single "Shadow Days" on his official Tumblr page "I'm excited to share the first bit of sound from the album" Mayer posted "Been looking forward to a post like this since October...

Bob Seger Pushing for September Release of New Album

February 16th, 2012
Bob Seger is hard at work on his first studio collection since 2006's Face The Music "I’m setting myself a deadline of September 24th to have it out" Seger tells Rolling Stone "Wish me luck" The Detroit-based rocker released a greatest hits compilation Ultimate Hits Rock and Roll Never Forgets last...

‘Spider-Man’ Producers Settle With Julie Taymor

February 16th, 2012
The producers of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark have settled their legal dispute with a trade association representing the musical's former director Julie Taymor Under the agreement Taymor will receive full royalty fees for work as a director through the production's duration as well as undisclosed fees for her work...

LMFAO’s Redfoo Talks Madonna, Mitt Romney

February 16th, 2012
Joining Madonna at her Super Bowl halftime show was a dream come true for LMFAO the dance-pop duo formed by rapper-producer Redfoo (born Stefan Gordy) and his nephew Sky Blue (Skyler Gordy) "If Michael Jackson is our number one Madonna is the number-two inspiration for everything LMFAO does" Redfoo tells...

Lucero Refine Their Sound With ‘Women and Work’

February 16th, 2012
Lucero frontman Ben Nichols talks just like he sings his voice crackling with the same tobacco-infused rasp he has used for the last 14 years to sing about women whiskey and heartbreak “We’re not flying by the seat of our pants quite as much as we were in the old...

Chris Brown Using ‘I Promise Not to Beat You’ as a Pickup Line

February 16th, 2012
Chris Brown has reportedly begun using "Can I get your number? I promise I won't beat you!" as a pickup line A source has told Us Weekly that the singer used the line on a woman at a Grammy gift lounge on Friday "He and his friends laughed then one...