Archive for February 17th, 2012

Exclusive: Bruce Springsteen Explains His Experimental New Album

February 17th, 2012
Two years ago Bruce Springsteen told Rolling Stone that he had just written his first song about a "guy that wears a tie"  The songwriter had spent much of his career writing about characters struggling in tough economic times but the financial crisis convinced him it was time to write...

Robin Thicke Busted for Pot Possession

February 17th, 2012
R&B star Robin Thicke was arrested in Manhattan earlier today for marijuana possession The singer was busted just after noon by officers who caught him smoking a joint while sitting in a Cadillac Escalade near Gramercy Park "He wasn't driving" an officer told the New York Daily News "He was...

Nick Cannon Quits New York Radio Show

February 17th, 2012
Nick Cannon has announced that he is giving up hosting duties of Rollin' with Nick Cannon his radio show on Manhattan's 923 NOW after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs Cannon will continue to host a syndicated radio show Cannon's Countdown and host NBC's America's Got Talent "Under doctor’s orders...

Sleigh Bells Live Stream Their Manhattan Show Tonight

February 17th, 2012
Brooklyn noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells will play a homecoming gig at New York City's Terminal 5 tonight just a night before making their debut appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend The band will be playing old favorites from their acclaimed debut Treats as well as several cuts from their...

Polica’s Experimental Beginnings

February 17th, 2012
This time last year Polica didn't exist Now the Minneapolis-based band finds itself garnering praise from a Grammy winner In a Rolling Stone interview following his win for Best New Artist Bon Iver's Justin Vernon name-checked the psychedelic R&B outfit as a band for which he’s head over heels "They're...

Readers Poll: What is the Best Whitney Houston Song of All Time?

February 17th, 2012
When Whitney Houston died last weekend she left behind an incredible and highly influential body of work including massive hits such as "I Will Always Love You" "The Greatest Love of All" "How Will I Know" "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "So Emotional"Earlier this week Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield...

Black Sabbath Reunion Plans Reworked

February 17th, 2012
In a major blow to Black Sabbath's reunion plans the band has announced it will now play just one European show at the UK's Download Festival in June Due to guitarist Tony Iommi's ongoing treatment for lymphoma the remaining European shows will be billed as "Ozzy & Friends" featuring Sabbath's...

Bill Ward: I Have Not Declined to Participate in Black Sabbath Album, Tour

February 17th, 2012
Earlier this month Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward shocked fans when he released a letter saying he would not participate in the band's reunion until he was presented with a "signable" contract that "reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band" Ozzy Osbourne Tony...

Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Rant

February 17th, 2012
Dave Grohl is making a point of clarifying comments he made while accepting a Grammy on Sunday night for the Foo Fighters' most recent album Wasting Light Grohl has taken heat for complaining about a lack of "human element" in contemporary music which has been widely interpreted as a broadside...

The Who Sell Out: Pete Townshend Gets Millions for Back Catalog

February 17th, 2012
Over the past 20 years the Who's music has been used to sell sports cars allergy medicine and three incarnations of CSI But that was just the beginning On January 24th Pete Townshend announced he was selling all of the publishing rights to his vast catalog of songs to the...