Archive for September 25th, 2012

Lyor Cohen’s Warner Music Exit Ripples Through Industry

September 25th, 2012
The record industry was a few years into its decline when Lyor Cohen took over as the Warner Music Group recorded-music division's chairman and chief executive in 2004 Although Warner's roster contained some of the world's biggest pop stars from Madonna to Metallica to the Red Hot Chili Peppers Cohen...

Steven Van Zandt Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Reunite the Rascals

September 25th, 2012
Steven Van Zandt has launched a Kickstarter campaign to reunite pioneering soul group the Rascals for a batch of reunion shows The "Once Upon A Dream" shows are set for December 13th 14th and 15th in the Capital Theatre in Port Chester New York and will feature the group's original...

Melvins’ ‘Record-Breaking’ Tour May Not Be, After All

September 25th, 2012
In 1981 one of rock's hardest-touring acts George Thorogood and the Destroyers set a record by playing 51 shows in 50 days (and in the process playing a show in each state) Recently another group of perennial road dogs the Melvins have set out to break Thorogood's record by launching...

Deadmau5 Recruits Imogen Heap, Cypress Hill for New Album

September 25th, 2012
One of the highlights of the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas this weekend was a stirring set from Deadmau5 Situated in the middle of the building the EDM superstar had the entire MGM Arena on their feet dancing and photographing his glowing mouse head and green laser lights The set...

Madonna Calls Obama a ‘Black Muslim’

September 25th, 2012
Maybe it was a slip of the tongue or maybe it was misguided sarcasm but Madonna called President Obama a "black Muslim" last night at a tour stop in Washington DC in what otherwise resembled a message of support After praising Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr Madonna turned her attention to...

Premiere: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, ‘Walk Like a Giant’

September 25th, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse fans your nearly decade-long wait for new material is finally over Here is the premiere of their video for "Walk Like a Giant" No member of the band actually appears in this video Instead it's footage of giants of history (real and imagined) like Bigfoot...

Joey Ramone Lives on in ‘New York City’

September 25th, 2012
Though he's gone and sorely missed Joey Ramone lives on with the help of friends in the video for his "New York City" Tommy Ramone Andrew WK Matt and Kim 30 Rock's Scott Adsit chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and more join the tribute to the late rocker's beloved...

Prince Baffles With Lackluster Set in Chicago

September 25th, 2012
To misquote the master himself His name is Prince and he is vampy Last night at the United Center in Chicago Prince kicked off a three-night residency with a strangely subdued show that was by turns puzzling and anti-climactic While Prince is never not energetic – most artists would have...

Ke$ha Lives It Up on ‘Die Young’

September 25th, 2012
Ke$ha is back with "Die Young" a party anthem that declares "Let's make the most of the night like we're going to die young" The hedonistic pop star packs fiery flair into her raging rally cries delivering inspiring messages "Don't care who's watching when we tearin' it up" It's the...

Gotye Performs Full Set for ‘Letterman’ Crowd

September 25th, 2012
Gotye hit the Live On Letterman series last night offering a spirited set flush with the Australian's diverse sonics and stratospheric vocals The indie-popper visited "Eyes Wide Open" "Smoke and Mirrors" "Thanks for Your Time" "Somebody That I Used to Know" and more before closing his almost hour-long set with...