Archive for March, 2012

Exclusive: Kevin Rudolf Keeps Positive With ‘Don’t Give Up’

March 29th, 2012
Click to listen to Kevin Rudolf's 'Don't Give Up' Cash Money Records rocker Kevin Rudolf broke out in 2008 with the anthemic "Let It Rock" which featured Lil Wayne On his latest track "Don't Give Up" the singer-songwriter embraces a pure pop feel Having recently relocated from Los Angeles to his...

Michael Franti and Spearhead Recording ‘More Aggressive’ New Album

March 29th, 2012
Michael Franti and Spearhead are currently working on their eighth studio album and the frontman says it will be a bit of a sonic departure from previous Spearhead efforts "This album is a lot harder and more aggressive" Franti tells Rolling Stone "There are some songs that are...

Free Download: Quakers’ Rhythmically Ambitious ‘Russia With Love’

March 29th, 2012
Click to listen to Quakers' 'Russia with Love (feat Coin Locker Kid)' Quakers is a 35-member hip-hop collective centered on a core trio of producers – 7-Stu-7 Katalyst and Fuzzface who is better known as Geoff Barrow of Portishead "Russia With Love" a new track featuring Coin Locker Kid was produced...

Bobby Brown Charged With DUI

March 29th, 2012
Bobby Brown was charged with three misdemeanor charges including drunken driving yesterday the Associated Press reports The singer who was arrested on Monday afternoon in suburban Los Angeles faces two DUI-related counts and another charge for driving on a suspended license Brown allegedly had a blood alcohol level of more...

Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dead at 88

March 29th, 2012
Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs died yesterday at the age of 88 at a hospital in Nashville the New York Times confirms Scruggs' distinctive picking style on the banjo influenced generations of players and helped define the sound of bluegrass music in the 20th century  His cause of death has not...

Bobby Womack Released from Hospital

March 27th, 2012
R&B legend Bobby Womack has been released from the hospital following a successful treatment for pneumonia the Associated Press reports The singer who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer is expected to undergo surgery at a later date Womack's cancer diagnosis was revealed to the singer's fans in a Facebook...

Exclusive: Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren Open Up About the New E Street Band

March 27th, 2012
The past month has been a time of frenzied activity for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band They taped two TV appearances played special gigs at the Apollo Theater and SXSW and launched a world tour in support of Springsteen's new LP Wrecking Ball Late last week Rolling Stone...

Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Clarifies Band’s Stand on Spotify

March 27th, 2012
In an interview with WGRD 979 after a show in Grand Rapids Michigan last week Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney – in typical Patrick Carney fashion – expressed his continued frustration with the popular music streaming service Spotify "If it was fair to the artist we would be involved in it"...

Sony Files to Dismiss Toto Lawsuit

March 27th, 2012
Sony BMG has filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by the band Toto who are seeking unpaid royalties from digital sales Billboard reports As noted in February the initial suit alleged that Sony failed to pay the band best known for their hit song "Africa" 50 percent of net...

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I’ve Had the Last Dose of Chemotherapy’

March 27th, 2012
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi – currently receiving treatment for lymphoma – posted a message on his website to update fans about his current condition "I've had the last dose of chemotherapy so hopefully my body will start to get back to normal soon" he wrote "The steroids were the...