Archive for May 18th, 2012

Tom Morello Gets Fired Up at Chicago Nurses Rally

May 18th, 2012
"I'd like to make a suggestion to President Obama " Tom Morello bellowed to the capacity crowd gathered for the National Nurses United rally at Chicago's Daley Plaza on Friday afternoon "If he doesn't have the courage to close Guantanamo Bay how about he takes some of those Wall Street...

St. Lucia Perform ‘Closer Than This’ at Spotify House

May 18th, 2012
Brooklyn-based electro-pop group St Lucia recently performed a sunny version of their catchy track "Closer Than This" at the Spotify House in Austin They recall of the show "We've done a couple of acoustic recordings but not in front of an audience so this was quite nerve-wracking" The smaller more...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Disco Song of All Time?

May 18th, 2012
Donna Summer the singer known to her fans as the Queen of Disco died on Thursday at the age of 63 Summer along with the producer Giorgio Moroder was at the forefront of the disco movement in the Seventies expanding and transforming dance music by mutating strains of R&B funk...

John Mellencamp: ‘I Write About the Human Condition, I Paint About the Human Condition’

May 18th, 2012
John Mellencamp may have made his name cutting heartland hits like "Jack and Diane" and "Pink Houses" but he also turns to painting to express himself "It's my hobby" Mellencamp tells Rolling Stone on Thursday at a gallery reception in Nashville where Nothing Like I Planned The Art of John...

Premiere: Amon Tobin, ‘Lost and Found’

May 18th, 2012
Producer Amon Tobin is bringing back his wildly successful ISAM Live show an immense audio and visual performance this year with some slightly new looks Along with more tour dates the avant-garde producer is also set to release a box set with seven CDs and two DVDs filled with rare...

New Order: Life After Death

May 18th, 2012
This story is from the September 15th 1983 issue of Rolling Stone May 19th 1980 was no ordinary Monday for the members of Joy Division Bags were packed and goodbyes had been said They were ready to leave for America on their first rock & roll tour abroad They had finished...

Exclusive Stream: Sara Bareilles, ‘Once Upon Another Time’

May 18th, 2012
Click to listen to Sara Bareilles' 'Once Upon Another Time' Sara Bareilles plans to spend most of 2012 writing and recording her next album but before she goes into studio seclusion the singer-songwriter has a treat for her fans – the Ben Folds-produced EP Once Upon Another Time in stores Tuesday...

Kanye West Announces New Short Film for Cannes

May 18th, 2012
Kanye West has announced that he will premiere a new short film Cruel Summer on May 23rd at the Cannes Film Festival Inspired by the new GOOD Music record of the same name and created by West's design company DONDA  Cruel Summer is part film part art installation described as a "seven-screen experience"...

Bono’s Investment Firm May Make $1.5 Billion in Facebook IPO

May 18th, 2012
Bono's investment group Elevation Partners stands to make more than $15 billion in the initial public offering of Facebook stock Nasdaq reports Elevation Partners bought 23 percent of the social network company for $90 million in 2009 Facebook is expected to raise $16 billion in its IPO which would be the...

Rise Against Announce Arizona Shows After Boycott Lifted

May 18th, 2012
Chicago punks Rise Against have announced a pair of gigs in Arizona in the wake of Sound Strike lifting an artist boycott on concerts in the state The boycott was announced in protest of an anti-immigration law called SB1070 and other legislature targeting migrant workers The boycott – which extended...