Archive for October 9th, 2012

Rick Ross Addresses BET Awards Brawl on ‘Black Bar Mitzvah’ Mixtape

October 9th, 2012
Rolling Stone cover star Rick Ross apparently has more fighting words for Young Jeezy on his new mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah which the rapper released on Monday night as a free download Ross reportedly got into a shoving match with the other rapper backstage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards...

Brian Wilson to Mike Love: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’

October 9th, 2012
Last Friday Mike Love published a letter in the Los Angeles Times in an attempt to set the record straight about why he and Bruce Johnston have booked Beach Boys shows this fall without Brian Wilson and Al Jardine The dates follow the band's historic acclaimed 50th anniversary reunion tour which wrapped...

Flashback: George Harrison Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

October 9th, 2012
In the early 1990s George Harrison seemed like he was gearing up for a return to the spotlight His 1987 LP Cloud Nine was a huge surprise hit and his subsequent work with the Traveling Wilburys pushed the shy Beatle even further into the public eye The obvious next step...

Led Zeppelin Clash With Reporters at New York Press Conference

October 9th, 2012
Led Zeppelin clashed with reporters at a press conference this afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art while promoting Celebration Day an upcoming film capturing their 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 arena The conference started out as congenial with Plant jokingly singing lines from Elvis Presley's "Love Me" into the...

Q&A: Paul Westerberg on the Replacements Reunion and Being a Middle-Aged Rocker

October 9th, 2012
When Paul Westerberg called Rolling Stone last week from his home in Minneapolis the plan was to discuss "My Road Now" (right-click to download) a slippery piano ballad he recently released But Westerberg also had some joyous news – he'd reformed the Replacements one of the best rock bands of...

Guns N’ Roses’ DJ Ashba on New Material and ‘Unique’ Vegas Residency

October 9th, 2012
Guns N' Roses have plenty on their plate this fall The rockers will play Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit which runs October 20th and 21st in Mountain View California and then take to Las Vegas on Halloween for a 12-date residency through November 24th at the Hard Rock Hotel's...

Rage Against the Machine Box Set Marks 20th Anniversary of First LP

October 9th, 2012
Rage Against the Machine's breakout self-titled debut turns 20 this year and to celebrate Legacy Recordings will be releasing Rage Against the Machine – XX on November 27th The reissue will feature new liner notes written by Public Enemy's Chuck D and be available in three different formats a remastered CD...

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez on His Band’s High Concept

October 9th, 2012
With their intricate conceptual sci-fi universe the Amory Wars Coheed and Cambria and their heady brand of prog have always been a bit out of step with the modern rock scene Sure forefathers like Rush and Pink Floyd turned the proggy concept album into an art-form – but how many...

Soul Asylum Co-Founder Dan Murphy Leaves Band

October 9th, 2012
Dan Murphy announced today that he 's leaving Soul Asylum the Minneapolis band he helped found with Karl H Mueller (who passed away in 2005) and David Pirner 31 years ago Murphy explained his reasons for leaving the band in the final paragraph of a post on the message board on...

Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead 40th American Music Awards Nominations

October 9th, 2012
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with four each including an Artist of the Year nod for Rihanna alongside Justin Bieber Drake Maroon 5 and Katy Perry Drake Bieber Maroon 5 One Direction and Usher each secured three nominations while Carrie Underwood Chris Brown fun Gotye...