Archive for January, 2013

The Rolling Stones Are Not Playing Coachella

January 18th, 2013
Contrary to strong hints and rumors the Rolling Stones will not perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival a source close to the band tells Rolling Stone The evidence was overwhelming the Indio California festival appeared on the band's own official app in December under their tour dates...

Win the Janis Joplin Classic LP Collection Box Set

January 18th, 2013
Janis Joplin would have turned 70 this month and to pay tribute to the iconic electric blues singer this ultimate Classic LP Collection box set includes four of her celebrated albums One lucky RollingStonecom reader will win the 4-disc set which includes albums from Big Brother and the Holding Company...

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden Join Obama Inauguration

January 18th, 2013
Chris Cornell and Soundgarden have joined the inauguration celebrations Cornell will perform with Alicia Keys Jamie Foxx Brad Paisley Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball in honor of the armed forces Then Cornell will join Soundgarden to play the Inaugural Ball with Keys Paisley Usher Katy Perry...

Rapper Gunplay Leaves House Arrest, Releases ‘Cops and Robbers’ Mixtape

January 18th, 2013
Rick Ross associate Gunplay had a breakout year in 2012 signing with Def Jam Records after a string of provocative mixtapes and attention-grabbing guest appearances However the campaign ended with the rapper restricted to his apartment following an October arrest on armed robbery charges On Thursday a...

Jake Bugg Shows Off ‘Two Fingers’ on ‘Conan’

January 18th, 2013
Recent Band to Watch pick Jake Bugg stopped by Conan last night to play a cut off his new album Jake Bugg The 18-year-old belted out "Two Fingers" with a spooled-out drawl that powerfully burst open when the band joined in Though he hails from England Bugg points to many Stateside...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Rock Movie of All Time?

January 18th, 2013
David Chase's Sixties rock & roll movie Not Fade Away went into wide release this month It's the first movie from the creator of The Sopranos We figured this was a good time to poll our readers to determine their favorite rock movie This can be pretty much any movie...

John Mayer Sings Onstage for First Time in Two Years

January 18th, 2013
On Wednesday John Mayer sang onstage for the first time since he started battling the vocal issues that led to two surgeries and a canceled tour last year Mayer made an appearance at a Bozeman Montana benefit show for firefighters marking the first time he has sung in public in...

Hear Songs From Rolling Stone’s January 31st Issue

January 18th, 2013
In the new issue of Rolling Stone we take an inside look at 30 Rock now in its final season David Bowie previews his first LP in years and we go inside the studio with Vampire Weekend Hear tracks from these artists and more

Hear President Obama’s Inauguration Playlist

January 18th, 2013
President Obama took some time off his busy schedule to drop a 17-track mixtape on his fellow Americans The Official Inauguration playlist includes some of the performers heading to Washington for the big weekend including Beyoncé Brad Paisley and fun alongside campaign standards such as Stevie Wonder's "Signed Sealed Delivered...

Alicia Keys Set to Sing Super Bowl Anthem

January 18th, 2013
Alicia Keys will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII the Associated Press reports Last year's anthem was sung by Kelly Clarkson and past singers have included Whitney Houston Mariah Carey Billy Joel Diana Ross Neil Diamond Cher Barry Manilow and more Christina Aguilera notably bungled the words during...