Archive for September 14th, 2012

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Heavy Metal Album of All Time?

September 14th, 2012
It's difficult to define the term "heavy metal" Where does hard rock end and metal begin? No sane person disputes that Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden are metal bands but what about Led Zeppelin? How do prog bands like Rush fit into the equation? Can a formerly metal band lose...

Bob Dylan Working on ‘Chronicles’ Sequel

September 14th, 2012
Good news for Bob Dylan fans a follow-up to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles Volume One is in the works "Let's hope [it happens]" he tells Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Mikal Gilmore "I'm always working on parts of it But the last Chronicles I did all myself I'm not even really so...

The Stooges Are Working on New Music, Mike Watt Says

September 14th, 2012
Five years after the last Stooges album the band is working on new material bassist Mike Watt tells Rolling Stone "I'll tell you this James Williamson a few months ago had me put bass on nine songs that he gave to Ig [Iggy Pop] and Ig is writing up words" says...

Q&A: Author Michael Chabon on the Vinyl Soul of ‘Telegraph Avenue’

September 14th, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon has an essay in a recent issue of Rolling Stone on what he calls "backbeat jazz" – the hard bop and soul-jazz that inspired his teeming new novel Telegraph Avenue The book is set in a used record store on "the ragged fault line"...

Brian Wilson Recovering From Back Surgery

September 14th, 2012
Brian Wilson has posted a message on Tumblr revealing that he had surgery to correct a problem in his lower back before the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour and that he underwent the "cutting-edge" procedure again last week after his back issues resurfaced Full text of the letter follows below Hi all ...

Breaking Down Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’

September 14th, 2012
For 48 straight hours in early July Korean pop star Psy and his crew drove Seoul's crowded highways in search of absurdist settings for his sexy horse dance Obviously they succeeded – "Gangnam Style" is not only spontaneously ridiculously funny it has snagged more than 167 million YouTube views since...

Premiere: Eric Church Boards a Freight Train in ‘Creepin”

September 14th, 2012
In this exclusive premiere of Eric Church's new video for "Creepin'" – his latest single and the follow-up to his Number One country hit "Springsteen" – Church and his bandmates embark on a mission to stop a runaway train around the turn of the 20th century"It's a lot deeper than...

Psy Shows Off ‘Gangnam Style’ on ‘Today’

September 14th, 2012
Korean pop star Psy hit Today this morning stomping through his global hit "Gangnam Style" with precise footwork and undeniable charm Despite the Korean lyrics plenty of the crowd shouted words back and everyone – even the Today crew – rode the pony for the track's signature dance move

Diana Krall Honors Neil Armstrong With ‘Fly Me to the Moon’

September 14th, 2012
Singer Diana Krall paid an appropriate tribute to the late Neil Armstrong yesterday singing "Fly Me to the Moon" at a memorial service for the iconic astronaut Honoring the first man to walk on the moon Krall performed a bare emotional rendition of the song on a grand piano giving...

Dave Matthews Band Show Tender ‘Mercy’ on ‘Kimmel’

September 14th, 2012
After releasing their heartfelt fan-assisted video for "Mercy" Dave Matthews Band took their new single to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night playing the tender track to an amped-up crowd Matthew's soft enchanting croon and the song's gentle swing set the mood but the crowd's cheers add a special energy to...