Archive for April 14th, 2012

Andrew Love, Memphis Horns Saxophonist, Dead at 70

April 14th, 2012
Andrew Love the tenor saxophonist who made his mark on hundreds of recordings as half of the Memphis Horns died on Thursday at the age of 70 the Los Angeles Times reports  His wife Willie says that he died from complications of Alzheimer's disease which he had been suffering from...

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Will Not Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 14th, 2012
Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys will be unable to attend the group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland tonight a representative tells Rolling Stone "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz...

Kraftwerk Diary Day Four: 1978’s ‘The Man-Machine’ Is Most Thrilling Kraftweek Performance Yet

April 14th, 2012
In a 2009 interview Kraftwerk leader Ralf Hutter revealed the source of his careerlong obsession with the fusion of man and technology "This rhythm industrial rhythm that’s what inspires me" he told me "It’s in the nature of the machines Machines are funky" Night four of "Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1...

Courtney Love Apologizes to Frances Bean for Dave Grohl Twitter Rant

April 14th, 2012
After setting off a small tempest by accusing Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl of trying to seduce her daughter Courtney Love apologized to Frances Bean Cobain via Twitter early this morning "Bean sorry I believed the gossip" she wrote "Mommy loves you" Love had taken to her private Twitter account earlier this...

Afrojack: ‘I Want My Grandma to Understand’ My Music

April 14th, 2012
An hour before performing to a jam-packed crowd in the Sahara tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Afrojack is still deciding which songs he should play "I was thinking about it today What should I play for these people?" he ponders with Rolling Stone while munching on...

Report: Robin Gibb in a Coma

April 14th, 2012
The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb is in a coma at a hospital in London according to numerous reports from the UK Gibb's representative Doug Wright confirmed the reports to CNN The Sun reports that Gibb has developed pneumonia and that his wife brother and children have gathered for a vigil around his bedside According...

Jimmy Cliff Finds a New Generation of Fans at Coachella

April 14th, 2012
Jimmy Cliff made his Coachella debut yesterday with a masterful main stage set that included such classics as "The Harder They Come" and "Many Rivers To Cross" But for Cliff hearing the crowd sing along to one of the tunes from his newest LP Sacred Fire was the day's highlight "I...

Classic Hole Lineup Reunites in New York

April 14th, 2012
Courtney Love joined former Hole bandmates Eric Erlandson Melissa auf der Maur and Patty Schemel on stage in Brooklyn last night the Village Voice reports marking the first time the classic mid-Nineties Hole lineup has played together in 15 years The band had gathered together at Public Assembly in Williamsburg Brooklyn at...

Swedish House Mafia on Their Pyro-Heavy Coachella Set

April 14th, 2012
Two hours before Swedish House Mafia takes the main stage after the Black Keys to close out the first day of Coachella the DJ-production trio is hanging in a dressing room befitting of their headliner status "It's like a house" Steve Angello remarks to Rolling Stone of the compound which boasts its own...

The Black Keys Unleash a Blues Riot at Coachella

April 14th, 2012
"This is Swedish summer at its best" Refused singer Dennis Lyxzen joked last night from the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival during a momentary pause in an explosive set by the reunited hardcore act from subarctic Umea Sweden It was midnight and near the end of...