Archive for July, 2012

Women Who Rock: The Final Faceoff

July 31st, 2012
The votes are in and you've chosen the two finalists in our Women Who Rock contest Next stop An onstage showdown at the Rolling Stone Rock Room during Lollapalooza The prize A starring role in a special issue of RS this fall! Rita Ora Rita Ora couldn't be more psyched about...

Chili Peppers, Sting Voice Support for Jailed Russian Band Pussy Riot

July 31st, 2012
Madonna Sting Peter Gabriel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the latest music stars to voice their support for members of the jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot who are on trial in Moscow for inciting religious hatred after they performed a song mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin...

2 Chainz Throws Decadent Album Listening Party in New York

July 31st, 2012
At the New York listening party for Based on a TRU Story held last night in Jay-Z's 40/40 Club gold bottles lined the walls their bubbles and baubles glowing bright Def Jam staffers worked the room patting backs and tossing shots their shirts emblazoned with the two 14 karat Cuban...

Olivia Tremor Control Founder Bill Doss Dead at 43

July 31st, 2012
The Olivia Tremor Control singer Bill Doss has died at age 43 according to a post on the band's official site "We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss" says the band's statement "We are at a loss for words" No cause of death or other information...

Killing Joke Frontman Said to Be Missing

July 31st, 2012
British post-punk group Killing Joke's frontman Jaz Coleman is reportedly missing according to a message the group posted on Facebook The band says Coleman disappeared after "maligning both the Cult and the Mission" on Facebook Killing Joke was to have toured with both bands in September  "He is now AWOL and has...

Q&A: Snoop Dogg and Diplo on Jamaican Inspiration, Bob Marley’s Legacy

July 31st, 2012
On Monday night Snoop Lion (né Dogg) and Diplo stood on the roof of Miss Lily's a piece of Kingston in downtown Manhattan and officially announced a couple of collaborations together a new album entitled Reincarnated (Vice Records) and a documentary both directly inspired by their time in Jamaica Based...

Sheryl Crow Granted Restraining Order Against Menacing Fan

July 31st, 2012
Sheryl Crow has been granted a temporary restraining order against Phillip Gordon Sparks the man accused of threatening to shoot the singer-songwriter The Huffington Post reports The restraining order requires Sparks to stay 100 yards away and not attempt to contact Crow her family or any of her workers such as...

Nicki Minaj Throws Homecoming Bash in ‘Pound The Alarm’ Clip

July 31st, 2012
In her new clip for "Pound the Alarm" the latest single from Pink Friday Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj heads to Port of Spain in her native Trinidad for a Carnivale-like extravaganza There's a special shout-out to Minaj's hometown of St James plus dancing in the streets fire-breathers people on stilts and...

Tom Waits Teases Announcement With Mysterious ‘Pirate’ Photo

July 31st, 2012
A very mysterious press release from Tom Waits landed in our inboxes this morning at exactly 10 am The subject line reads "Tom Waits Permission to Come Aboard" and attached is a photo of the songwriter dressed as a pirate complete with an eyepatch and a sword The only words...

Patty Griffin on First Solo Tour in 12 Years: ‘The Idea Is to Go Back to an Old, Beaten Path’

July 31st, 2012
2010 and 2011 were very busy years for singer-songwriter Patty Griffin she released a solo effort (the Grammy-winning Downtown Church) guested on the self-titled release by Robert Plant's Band of Joy and also performed live This fall however Griffin is planning on getting "back to basics" with two months of...