Archive for August, 2012

James Murphy Working on Film With Ron Howard

August 31st, 2012
James Murphy frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem recently told Rolling Stone about his directorial debut a short film that he will make with oversight from Ron Howard "I don't know what I'm doing but that's what I'm excited about" he said The film which Murphy will start working on...

Premiere: AutoErotique’s Electric Zoo DJ Mix

August 31st, 2012
Electric Zoo has become one of the festival season's largest EDM gatherings In this exclusive Electric Zoo DJ set mixed by the DJ AutoErotique the Dim Mak label presents some of its artists' finest cuts from the 2012 Dim Mak World Tour Series Heavy-hitters like the Bloody Beetroots Datsik Aoki...

‘Tell Me Why’ by Steve Bug – Free MP3

August 31st, 2012
Artist Steve BugSong "Tell Me Why"Album Noir "I play all over the world on a constant basis and always come back with different impressions Accordingly this changes the music that I produce" Steve Bug explains to Rolling Stone "I’ve had the idea to make a concept album for some time but...

Women Who Rock: Joss Stone

August 31st, 2012
In this Women Who Rock video English soul singer Joss Stone discusses her ongoing obsession with Aretha Franklin – an obsession that began in her early childhood "Aretha Franklin was one the first singers that I saw on television" says Stone "She was the most amazing voice I’d ever heard I...

Diddy, Missy Elliott, Rihanna and More React to Chris Lighty’s Death

August 30th, 2012
After the pioneering hip-hop manager Chris Lighty was found dead today of an apparent suicide stars took to Twitter to share their grief from Diddy and Rihanna to Questlove and Pete Wentz Below is a sampling of their reactions   In shock — iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) August 30 2012 RIP Chris Lighty He Was A...

Backstage at Madonna’s Glittering ‘MDNA’ Tour

August 30th, 2012
Madonna's enormously successful MDNA tour slated to hit Yankee Stadium in New York twice next week arguably features her most ambitious stage costumes to date The dramatic gender-bending looks for the singer and her cadre of dancers push design conventions to their limits with the cantilevering crystalline patent-leather footwear alone...

Q&A: Britt Daniel on New Supergroup Divine Fits and the Future of Spoon

August 30th, 2012
"I'm in two bands now" says Britt Daniel who recently formed Divine Fits with Dan Boeckner (formerly of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs) and drummer Sam Brown (the New Bomb Turks) The trio just released their psychedelic synth-heavy LP A Thing Called the Divine Fits with highlights ranging from the...

Rolling Stones Plan First Shows Since 2007

August 30th, 2012
It's shaping up to be a major fall for the Rolling Stones In addition to recording new music in Paris last week the band will play its first shows since 2007 later this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary Rolling Stone has learned the band is planning two shows at...

Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty Dead at 44

August 30th, 2012
Chris Lighty the influential hip-hop executive who managed stars including A Tribe Called Quest and 50 Cent was found dead on Thursday morning at his home in the Bronx New York Police sources told the Daily News that Lighty apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head during...

Rolling Stones Bring ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ to HBO November 15th

August 30th, 2012
The Rolling Stones debut the new documentary Crossfire Hurricane November 15th on HBO The film tracks the band's career from their teenage origins to their rise to stadium-sized glory and beyond "This is not an academic history lesson" director Brett Morgan said in a statement describing the film as an invitation to "experience...