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RollingStone.com: The Five Funniest Things About the “LeBron James: Global Superdouche” Broadcast

December 31st, 1969
"The Decision" was simultaneously the most painful and most hilarious television show I've seen in a long time. Its entertainment value rested almost entirely in its scope — the same way a person goes to the Niagara Falls or to the Grand Canyon for that take-your-breath-away moment when the heretofore ...

RollingStone.com: Linkin Park On New Album ‘A Thousand Suns,’ Tour

December 31st, 1969
For their last album Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park collaborated with Rick Rubin for an LP that found the band moving away from their trademark rap-rock sound. Now the California crew is teaming up with Rubin again for A Thousand Suns — and the iconic producer has helped the band ...

RollingStone.com: Grateful Dead to Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s Life at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

December 31st, 1969
To remember the 15th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death, the San Francisco Giants have planned an impressive list of events for the team's face-off with the Chicago Cubs on August 9th. Garcia's bandmate Bob Weir will sing the National Anthem prior to the game while drummer Mickey Hart will attempt ...

RollingStone.com: Pete Wentz Reveals New Reggae-Inspired Band

December 31st, 1969
Since Fall Out Boy revealed last year that they would be going on an "indefinite hiatus," bassist/spokesman Pete Wentz seemingly sat idly as his fellow bandmates began work on new music: Patrick Stump embarked on a solo album and guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley formed the heavy metal ...

RollingStone.com: Win a Limited-Edition Lemmy Skateboard

December 31st, 1969
Lemmy, the documentary based on the life of badass Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister, premiered at South by Southwest to rave reviews this March. The film, which includes interviews with Slash, Dave Grohl, Mick Jones and Alice Cooper, heads to the Fantasia Film Fest in Montreal next week. Can't make it? ...

RollingStone.com: Digital Sales Surge, CDs Slide in First Half of 2010

December 31st, 1969
Music sales figures for the first half of 2010 paint a familiar portrait for the struggling industry: physical CD sales continue to slide, but there's encouraging news on the digital front. According to Nielsen SoundScan's analysis in Billboard , overall LP sales were down 11 percent over the first six ...

RollingStone.com: Elena Kagan’s Biggest Supporter: 2 Live Crew

December 31st, 1969
While conservatives and Tea Partiers continue to lobby against Elena Kagan's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama-nominated Solicitor General has received a ringing endorsement from 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell, who wrote a column for the Miami New Times about why Kagan, who has defended the group's controversial ...

RollingStone.com: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Scores 5 Emmy Noms

December 31st, 1969
The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert — an HBO special of the epic two-night extravaganza at New York's Madison Square Garden last October that featured U2, Bruce Springsteen and more — earned five Emmy nominations this morning, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, plus nods ...

RollingStone.com: Delaney & Bonnie’s ‘With Eric Clapton’ Goes Deluxe

December 31st, 1969
For a brief moment in December 1969, Eric Clapton and George Harrison were in the same band — as backup players. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, fronted by singer-guitarist Delaney Bramlett and his wife, Bonnie, was a sort of white man's Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Between 1967 and 1972, ...

RollingStone.com: Wilco Split From Nonesuch, Consider Forming Label

December 31st, 1969
Wilco have become the latest band to ditch a major label to explore their own independent options: A rep for Jeff Tweedy and Co. has confirmed to Rolling Stone that "Wilco's deal is indeed up with Nonesuch Records," a Warner Music Group subsidiary that was the band's label home for ...