Archive for April, 2012

Queen Gear Up for Tribute Tour ‘Extravaganza’

April 30th, 2012
On a recent afternoon in Toronto Queen's Roger Taylor was checking out rehearsals for Queen Extravaganza – a 25-date tribute tour with a lineup hand-selected by him and his bandmate guitarist Brian May – when singer Marc Martel belted out a few notes from "Bohemian Rhapsody" stopping the 62-year-old drummer...

Win a Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar

April 30th, 2012
To celebrate the May 1st DVD release of Martin Scorcese's George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World Rolling Stone is giving away a Gretsch guitar modeled on Harrison's original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet which he purchased secondhand in the early Sixties Harrison recorded Please Please Me with his original...

Sade Steps Back Into Spotlight With ‘Bring Me Home’

April 30th, 2012
After nearly three decades of making music Sade Adu still has a hard time letting fans in preferring to limit her press ops and take decade-long stretches between new album releases But the British-Nigerian singer and her band are inching back towards the spotlight with the May 22nd DVD/CD and...

Song Exclusive: The Gaslight Anthem, ‘45′

April 30th, 2012
Combining punk rock folk and the spirit of Americana New Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem fuel their heartfelt formula with new intensity on "45" the first single off the upcoming album Handwritten Well-known for his referential folk-style storytelling frontman Brian Fallon instead reflects on his own experiences and reels back...

Dr. John Gets Hometown Hero’s Welcome at Jazz Fest

April 30th, 2012
Hometown hero Dr John helped close out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday by jumping on piano during Bruce Springsteen's headlining set for a funky rendition of "Something You Got" the oft-covered 1961 tune by New Orleans singer Chris Kenner Afterward Springsteen acknowledged the Doctor's...

My Bloody Valentine to Release New Music This Year

April 30th, 2012
My Bloody Valentine singer-guitarist Kevin Shields has revealed that the influential shoegaze band will release new music this year NME reports Shields says that the band's long-awaited third album which was started in the mid-1990s will be released first with an EP of original material to follow The new music...

Levon Helm Laid to Rest in Woodstock

April 30th, 2012
Levon Helm was laid to rest in Woodstock New York on April 27th eight days after his death The drummer and vocalist best known for his work with the Band was buried a short ride from his barn-style home where he hosted his weekly Midnight Rambles In the center of town...

Chuck Prophet, ‘The Left Hand and the Right Hand’

April 30th, 2012
In his video for "The Left and the Right Hand" singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet tells the story of a fraternal love gone wrong with hand movements "The song is about two brothers who are close then have a falling out and then get back together but then one brother kills the...

Megaupload Founder Wins Back Assets

April 30th, 2012
Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz the founder of controversial fire sharing website Megaupload has been awarded back approximately $750000 of his fortune after a New Zealand court hearing reports Complete Music Daily New Zealand authorities had confiscated Schmitz's multi-million dollar fortune after a January crackdown that left Schmitz facing charges of money laundering...

Video Premiere: Carina Round’s ‘Pick Up The Phone’

April 30th, 2012
Singer-songwriter Carina Round heads into the forest in her dreamy clip for "Pick Up the Phone" the new single off her forthcoming album Tigermending "The video suggests taking back control after steering your life off track" Round explains "The scene is waking up from a party someone had years ago...