Archive for February 24th, 2012

Bruce Springsteen To Take Over ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ Next Week

February 24th, 2012
Bruce Springsteen is going to take over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next week On Monday February 27th Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform two songs on the show – and on Friday March 2nd (the show's 3rd anniversary) Springsteen will be the sole guest for the...

Members of Grateful Dead, the National Form Band for ‘The Bridge Session’

February 24th, 2012
Fresh from a collaboration with Phish's Trey Anastasio members of the National have announced a project with another towering figure of jam rock the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Anchored by the National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf and fronted by Weir the all-star group will perform a special one-off concert under...

Zappa Bassist Convicted for Child Abuse

February 24th, 2012
Former Frank Zappa bassist Roy Estrada has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for molesting a child younger than 14 over an extended period of time Estrada 68 abused a female family member after he was released from a California prison for a felony offense of committing a lewd...

Johnny Cash’s Family Kicks Off Blowout Celebration of Country Icon’s 80th

February 24th, 2012
On February 26th – what would have been Johnny Cash's 80th birthday – his siblings children and grandchildren will gather at his boyhood home in Dyess Arkansas to celebrate the upcoming restoration of the crumbling 1930s structure Then they will head to the town's community center to sing and share...

Weekend Rock Question: Which Artist Should Make a Comeback?

February 24th, 2012
Fiona Apple and DMX two icons of Nineties music made comebacks this week with DMX playing a rare gig at SOB's in Manhattan and Apple's forthcoming tour of small clubs selling out in a matter of minutes Leonard Cohen recently released Old Ideas his first album in new material in...

Cosmic Opera Brings Dance Music and Drama to Hammerstein Ballroom

February 24th, 2012
There's no question that dance music is in high demand right now Event promoters are scrambling to cash in on the newfound interest in artists like dubstep DJ Skrillex who will play upwards of 300 gigs in 2012 But it's no longer enough just to throw a sweaty speaker-rattling rave;...

DMX Comes Correct in Stage Return

February 24th, 2012
Near the end of DMX's set last night at SOB's in New York the returning rapper talked about the power of his craft "I could fight off the Devil with the spoken word" he professed Out of the spotlight for some time he's had his share of demons to deal...

Lil Wayne: Cash Money Signs Limp Bizkit

February 24th, 2012
Lil Wayne says Cash Money has signed rap-rockers Limp Bizkit During a phone call with New York's 987 KissFM Thursday night the rapper revealed the label is on a spending spree – they're reportedly on the verge of inking Ashanti too – following recent success with acts including Drake and...

Exclusive Download: Yellow Ostrich’s Catchy, Guitar-Driven Track ‘The Shakedown’

February 24th, 2012
Click to listen to Yellow Ostrich's 'The Shakedown' New York-based Yellow Ostrich will be releasing their next album Strange Land on March 6th While the album is self-produced like their last The Mistress the band explains that it is sonically an expansion on The Mistress' spare sounds The lead single off...

Billy Strange, Session Guitarist for Elvis, Dead at 81

February 24th, 2012
Billy Strange who played guitar for Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra and on the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album died Wednesday in Nashville at age 81  Strange a member of the great LA session group known as the Wrecking Crew was perhaps best known for stepping into the spotlight on some...