Archive for May, 2012

Video Exclusive: Zakk Wylde On His New Book

May 31st, 2012
Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society founder Zakk Wylde just put out Bringing Metal to the Children a new book (or as he jokes "a literary masterpiece a parchment of stupidity that could be rivaled by nothing") that's part memoir part survival guide to the "no rules" world of the...

Rolling Stones Help Launch Omega Olympic Campaign with ‘Start Me Up’

May 31st, 2012
When it comes to perfect song syncs in commercials Omega has hit the nail on the head The official time-keeper of the Olympics scored the Rolling Stones classic "Start Me Up" to soundtrack their spot in the lead-up to the summer games in London USA Today reports As that indelible opening...

Metallica Are Back in Action with a Festival and 3D Movie

May 31st, 2012
This is a historic occasion On a recent afternoon in their studio north of San Francisco Metallica are playing the whole of their biggest album 1991's Metallica aka the Black Album in sequence for the first time They are also playing it backward starting with the emotionally wracked finale "The...

Metallica: Behind the Scenes of the Big Issue Cover Shoot

May 31st, 2012
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explains why Metallica decided to create their own Orion festival in this clip from behind the scenes of the band's cover shoot for Rolling Stone's Big Issue "Getting your own festival off the ground is not something you do overnight" he says "What we're trying to...

Amy Winehouse’s Family Selling Late Singer’s Home

May 31st, 2012
Amy Winehouse's family has put the Northwest London home where the late singer was found dead last July up for sale for £27 million or $42 million the Associated Press reports Though a spokesman for the Winehouse family said Amy had loved the house her family decided with "great regret" to...

Album Premiere: PUJOL, ‘United States of Being’

May 31st, 2012
Click to listen to PUJOL's album 'United States of Being' For the past few years Nashville's Daniel Pujol has cranked out scuzzy catchy tracks that combine youthful energy with lyrical precociousness Following last year's Nasty Brutish and Short EP Pujol and his namesake band are back with their debut album United...

Q&A: Phil Collins on His Alamo Obsession, Retirement

May 31st, 2012
When Phil Collins launched his First Final Farewell tour nine years ago the name seemed to be a joke – but Collins wasn't kidding He hasn't released an album of new music in a decade and he's only emerged for a brief Genesis reunion tour in 2007 and a small...

‘American Idol’ Owners Plan Elvis Presley Projects, Show Revamp

May 31st, 2012
The company that owns the rights to American Idol is restructuring in light of the show's ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali the New York Times reports CKx which will change its name to Core Media Group has...

Donald Fagen’s Dukes of September Ready Second Tour of R&B Covers

May 31st, 2012
In 2010 while touring with the supergroup the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue alongside Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and iconic blue-eyed soul man Boz Scaggs singer Michael McDonald performed "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" a 1965 Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure song the former Doobie Brothers singer hadn't revisited...

Folk Pioneer Doc Watson Dead at 89

May 29th, 2012
Folk music pioneer Doc Watson died on Tuesday in Winston-Salem North Carolina of complications from abdominal surgery his manager has confirmed He was 89 years old Watson had been admitted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on May 21st after suffering a fall at his home in nearby Deep Gap  Born in 1923...