Archive for April 6th, 2012

Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Jack White Song of All Time?

April 6th, 2012
Jack White is set to release Blunderbuss his debut as a solo artist on April 24th Though the record marks a turning point in his career it's also one more great album in a long string of releases that includes his entire White Stripes discography his work as a member...

Dr. John Holds Court with Dan Auerbach in New York

April 6th, 2012
Before the curtain rose for Dr John last night an antique jukebox on the side of the stage piped out a crackly boogie-woogie track from his new album Locked Down An MC appeared onstage and dialed down the jukebox's volume until it clicked to silence then a frenetic snare roll...

Chuck D on Public Enemy’s Two New Albums: ‘They Will Talk to Each Other’

April 6th, 2012
This is shaping up to be an extremely fruitful year for Public Enemy the veteran hip-hop group will release two albums Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp in June and The Evil Empire of Everything in September "They're totally separate albums" Chuck D tells Rolling Stone "But...

Snoop Dogg Will Release Songbook Printed on Rolling Papers

April 6th, 2012
Snoop Dogg plans to release Rolling Words A Smokable Songbook which will be printed entirely on hemp seed paper Gawker reports Naturally non-toxic ink is used to print Snoop's "classic" lyrics and signature phrases The book's spine is held together with a match-striking surface Oh and the pages are perforatedRolling...

Missy Elliott Teams With Timbaland on New Song

April 6th, 2012
Last night Missy Elliott joined longtime production partner Timbaland during a New York City show to perform a new song Miss Info reports Timbaland previously debuted the song thought to be called "Triple Threat" without Elliott at Vibe's SXSW showcase Last night the two performed the cut at an event sponsored...

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Present New Album In L.A.

April 6th, 2012
"We just became ready to play these songs three minutes ago" Edward Sharpe frontman Alex Ebert quipped as he led his expanded Magnetic Zeros all 10 of them onto a tiny Santa Monica stage Playing for about 200 fans at Bob Clearmountain's Berkeley Street Studio Ebert and band took the...

Album Premiere: Bassnectar’s ‘Vava Voom’

April 6th, 2012
Click to listen to Bassnectar's album 'Vava Voom' The night before Bassnectar talks to Rolling Stone he's played for 10000 fans at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami delivering by all accounts one of the highlight sets of the weekend "Every time I walked past the stage it felt like this...

The Game Launches ‘California Republic’ Mixtape

April 6th, 2012
The Game's sprawling Purp and Patron was one of 2011's hottest mixtapes a word-of-mouth hit that according to the rapper was downloaded over a million times within the first three days of its release The Game may repeat that success with California Republic a similarly sprawling mixtape featuring guest verses...

Cleveland Revs Up for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Festivities

April 6th, 2012
Steve Schimoler owner and chef at Cleveland Ohio's Crop Bistro & Bar has been working hard to create the perfect rock-themed menu for his restaurant with the hopes of attracting some of the rock stars record industry executives and music fans who will flood into town for the 27th annual...

Kanye West Upsets Theraflu, PETA With New Track

April 6th, 2012
Kanye West who dropped the anti-haters anthem "Theraflu" yesterday is getting flack from the cold and flu relief company of the same name The song is an occasion for major braggadocio mentioning the rapper's love for Kim Kardashian and clout with Roc Nation However the title suggests that West is...