Archive for April 13th, 2012

Tom Petty’s Guitars Stolen During Tour Rehearsals

April 13th, 2012
Tom Petty is the latest victim of gear theft Five of the rocker's guitars were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City California where Petty and his band the Heartbreakers have been rehearsing for their upcoming worldwide tour The stolen gear includes a 1967 Blonde Rickenbacker a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan a...

Rod Stewart Too Sick to Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 13th, 2012
Axl Rose won't be the only no-show at tomorrow's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland Rod Stewart has also declined to attend due to sudden illness The singer was originally scheduled to reunite on stage with the classic lineup of the Faces but he announced today...

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Izzy Stradlin Says ‘Gracias’ Over Hall of Fame Induction

April 13th, 2012
Axl Rose may have taken the unusual step of declining his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction but original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin has finally broken his silence and revealed that he is happy to receive the honor "I have waited up to this point to see what...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Song?

April 13th, 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend Over the course of the past three decades the quartet has evolved from goofy funk pranksters into versatile songwriters responsible for a deep catalog of rock radio staples Our question for you this...

M83 Set for Big Breakthrough

April 13th, 2012
M83 takes its name from a galaxy cluster so it's not surprising that most of the adjectives used to describe Anthony Gonzalez's music have taken on an extraterrestrial tone celestial epic astral Those terms also applied to last year's glorious double LP Hurry Up We're Dreaming but there was one...

M.I.A. Records Music for Julian Assange TV Show

April 13th, 2012
MIA has collaborated with Julian Assange to create new music for the WikiLeaks founder's new television show The World Tomorrow Pitchfork reports The first episode of the series will air on the English-language Russian network RT on April 17th and be posted as a video online The World Tomorrow will feature...

Exclusive Download: Blondfire, ‘ Hide and Seek’

April 13th, 2012
Click to listen to Blondfire's 'Hide and Seek' After becoming the first unsigned band to reach Number One on iTunes' Alternative chart Blondfire – the Brazilian-American sibling duo comprised of Bruce and Erica Driscoll – continue to build buzz for their dreamy propulsive electro-pop Their latest single "Hide and Seek" is...

Kraftwerk Diary Day Three: 1977’s Influential ‘Trans-Europe Express’

April 13th, 2012
Night three of "Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8"  was devoted (or at least it was supposed to be; more later) to the influential group's album that might have made the most far-reaching impact of all 1977's Trans-Europe Express The band opened with the titular...

Olympics Organizers Ask Keith Moon to Play Closing Ceremony

April 13th, 2012
Organizers of the London Olympics approached the Who's manager to inquire about having Keith Moon play at an Olympics event despite the drummer being dead for nearly 34 years the Sunday Times reports "I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium having lived up to the Who's...

Bruce Springsteen Releases Dates For Fall Stadium Tour, New Video

April 13th, 2012
Bruce Springsteen has released a video for "Death to My Hometown" and announced dates for an eight-city stadium tour for August and September The tour kicks off August 18th at Boston's Gillette Stadium and wraps up after a three-night stand at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on September 22nd Tickets go...