Archive for July 13th, 2012

Premiere: Rick Ross Reveals New Maybach Signee Rockie Fresh

July 13th, 2012
With the bevy of new rappers sprouting up by the day it's easy to get lost in the mix Which is why when news hit yesterday that Chicago upstart Rockie Fresh inked a deal with Rick Ross's near-invincible Maybach Music Group there was much chatter about the young MC whose...

Jay-Z Sued Over Roc-A-Fella Logo

July 13th, 2012
A New York City designer has sued Jay-Z and his former label partners at Roc-A-Fella for $7 million in unpaid royalties reports the Associated Press Dwayne Walker claims the rapper and the label owe him the sum for creating the label's logo The lawsuit states Walker made the logo in...

Jim Croce’s Story Revealed in New Book

July 13th, 2012
It's hard to believe that one of rock's most tragic tales – the untimely death of Jim Croce – has never been told faithfully in book form This changed with the recent release of I Got a Name The Jim Croce Story – written by the late singer-songwriter's widow Ingrid...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the 2012 Song of the Summer?

July 13th, 2012
It's technically been summer for slightly less than a month but in many ways this is really the height of season After all school starts again late next month We figure this is a good time to see what you think is the song of the summer Is it "Call...

Roger Waters, Michael Jackson ‘Immortal’ Tour Top Mid-Year Concert Sales

July 13th, 2012
Two years after the most disastrous summer touring season in decades the concert business has crept back to almost full health according to mid-year sales numbers released Thursday by industry magazine Pollstar Led by Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal" as well as Roger Waters Van Halen...

Skrillex Contributing New Material to Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

July 13th, 2012
Skrillex will contribute new material to the score of Disney's upcoming animated movie Wreck-It Ralph The collaboration was announced on July 12th at Comic-Con in San Diego California Wreck-It Ralph is scheduled for a November release and tells the story of Ralph a video game baddie who wants to become...

Bret Michaels Makes ‘Magic’ With Michael Anthony, Joe Perry on New LP

July 13th, 2012
While gearing up to take Poison on tour with Def Leppard this summer Bret Michaels found time to assemble an all-star cast of guests for his new LP Bret Michaels and Friends Get Your Rock On due out in September "Every song on it is a collaboration with other musicians" says...

Premiere: The Weeks Host a Block Party in ‘House We Grew Up In’

July 13th, 2012
In their video for "House We Grew Up In" rowdy fun-loving rockers the Weeks get down for a good time in their neighborhood clowning around in restaurants cruising on skateboards riding wheelchairs and hosting a block party for their friend and neighbors Frontman Cyle Barnes triumphantly sings "They can't stop...

Jennifer Lopez Leaving ‘American Idol’

July 13th, 2012
Following Steven Tyler's recent departure from American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has now confirmed Jennifer Lopez will also vacate her judge's post on the show "Just confirmed with @JLo she's made up her mind will leave idol ( gonna miss her" Seacrest posted on Twitter Lopez called into...

All Tomorrow’s Parties Moves to New York for September Event

July 13th, 2012
ATP Concerts has announced they will be moving this September's I'll Be Your Mirror event from Asbury Park New Jersey to Manhattan's Pier 36 The festival is still set for September 21st through 23rd with the recently reunited Afghan Whigs headlining on the 22nd though the lineup has seen some...