Archive for August 31st, 2012

Taylor Swift’s Adorkable ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

August 31st, 2012
Taylor Swift stands firm in the new video for her instant-smash "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" flinging strong-willed sass in the single-take clip Sporting cozy pajamas and bright red lips (a la Zooey Deschanel in her iPhone/Siri ad) Swift gets bold with her Adam Levine doppelgänger of a...

Premiere: Behind the Scenes of Amon Tobin’s ‘ISAM’ Live 2.0 Tour

August 31st, 2012
Electronic producer and composer Amon Tobin is one of the genre's most respected innovators but his progressive sounds don't align very closely with the current EDM craze In this exclusive clip Tobin talks about his upcoming ISAM Live 20 Tour and its improvements from last year's ISAM Tour "I guess...

Stevie Wonder: ‘I’m Writing Really Different Songs’

August 31st, 2012
Stevie Wonder gave a revealing interview to the Guardian this week to promote his upcoming headlining slot at the UK's Bestival During it he said that he is still making music "I'm still experimenting There's a new instrument I'm learning to play called the harpejji It's between a piano and...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Vocal Performance in Rock History?

August 31st, 2012
An impassioned vocal delivery can elevate a song to amazing heights Would "Twist and Shout" be as memorable without John Lennon's shredded vocal cord screams? Can you imagine "Like a Rolling Stone" without Bob Dylan's nasal delivery of "How does it feeeeeeel?" A lot of people have sung "River Deep...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: Rush Expand on LP With ‘Clockwork Angels: The Novel’

August 31st, 2012
Rush drummer Neil Peart crafted such an epic story for the band's new LP Clockwork Angels a mere rock album can't tell the whole thing – so early in the process he teamed with science fiction novelist Kevin J Anderson to help him turn it into a book "Kevin did...

Academy Awards Revamp Rules for Best Original Song

August 31st, 2012
After considering just a pair of tunes this year for the Best Original Song Oscar the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revamped its rules for the category setting a new minimum of five nominees The Associated Press reports The final candidates will be determined by the highest number of...

Premiere: Exclusive Footage From ‘Thank You Les’

August 31st, 2012
With his new CD/DVD release Thank You Les Les Paul Trio guitarist Lou Pallo pays tribute to his friend and bandleader with some special pals in tow The CD contains 21 tracks and features guests like Keith Richards Steve Miller Slash Billy F Gibbons and more while the DVD includes...

First Look at the Black Keys’ New ‘Little Black Submarine’ Video

August 31st, 2012
Next Tuesday RollingStonecom premieres the Black Keys' new video for "Little Black Submarine" Check out the sneak-peek still above from the clip which finds the band shredding at the tiny Nashville rock joint Springwater Supper Club A former speakeasy the Supper Club over the years has hosted country legends such as...

Nas Reflects on Past Love in ‘Bye Baby’

August 31st, 2012
Over a smooth beat and silky vocals Nas gets insightful about love in the new video for "Bye Baby" The rapper goes through the now empty home he used to share with his lover finding a box of slides that contain memories of his relationship Sitting down with a bottle...

Premiere: The Indecent, ‘Here Comes Another’

August 31st, 2012
Stop us if you've heard this one before the Indecent is a family band However this is no casual gimmick triplets Emily Madeline and Bo Brout have played music together since early childhood and they linked up with drummer Nicholas Burrows many years later to form the band With their new...