Archive for April 27th, 2012

The Making of Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’

April 27th, 2012
Making an album has never been easy for Radiohead "We think too much" frontman Thom Yorke once told Rolling Stone But 2007's In Rainbows may have been their toughest "It was very difficult in a way we had never experienced before" says the band's longtime producer Nigel Godrich "The material...

Beastie Boys’ Mike D on his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction and Art Show

April 27th, 2012
The Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond has had a big April Earlier this month he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on a night he tells Rolling Stone was much more heavy than expected "I was unprepared for how real that whole moment was gonna...

Yuna Casts a Spell in Intimate New York Show

April 27th, 2012
Yuna can't stop smiling It's a crisp Thursday night in New York City and SOB's nightclub is filled with teammates early adopters and curious inquirers All are smiling back "Wow there are a lot of you here" the Malaysian singer-songwriter beams from behind a ukulele Her wispy frame is draped...

MP3 Download: The Maccabees, ‘Given To The Wild’

April 27th, 2012
Click to listen to The Maccabees' 'Go' It has taken the Maccabees three albums and five years to find the lush cinematic sound of their latest album Given to the Wild The band was stunned when the album debuted at Number Four on the charts in their native UK a higher...

Musicians Sign Petition Against Village Voice Sex Worker Ads

April 27th, 2012
A group of musicians including Alicia Keys members of REM the Roots Alabama Shakes Civil Wars Drive-By Truckers and Talib Kweli have joined a campaign to push the Village Voice to stop running ads on Backpagecom advertising escorts strip clubs and assorted adult services the New York Times reports Village Voice...

‘Somebody to Love’ on ‘American Idol’

April 27th, 2012
The Queen Extravaganza a new road show featuring Queen's music performed by original members Roger Taylor and Brian May along with singers who auditioned via an online competition made its debut on American Idol last night In this clip the Extravaganza close out the show's Queen week with a joyous...

Tupac Sales Spike in Wake of Coachella Hologram

April 27th, 2012
Sales for Tupac Shakur's back catalog spiked following his virtual appearance during Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining sets at the Coachella festival Billboard reports Sales for Shakur's 1998 compilation Greatest Hits jumped up by 571 percent in the week following the debut of the "hologram" at Coachella and other...

‘Freedom at 21’ on ‘Colbert Report’

April 27th, 2012
Jack White returned to the Colbert Report last night to play a heavy rendition of his new single "Freedom at 21" with his all-male band Los Buzzardos The song begins with a brief free-form jam that gives his ensemble a chance to show off a range of textures that set...