Tom Morello plays at Wisconsin rally
The guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchman took part in the Wisconsin protests on Monday, performing acoustic songs and delivering a speech in support of protestors against Governor Walkerâ€™s attempt to end the right of state employees to collectively bargain.
Morello performed Neil Youngâ€™s â€œOhio,â€ Bob Marleyâ€™s â€œGet Up, Stand Up,â€ and an acoustic version of Rageâ€™s â€œGuerilla Radio.â€
â€œNo matter what Governor Walker, the Mubarak of the Midwest, says, this land is your land,â€ said Morello, before singing Woody Guthrieâ€™s â€œThis Land is Your Land.â€
Rare 1963 Bob Dylan concert to be released
Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J. Gleason has had, for over four decades, a 7-inch reel-to-reel, soundboard recording of Dylanâ€™s 1963 performance at Brandeis University.Â The long-lost, pre-fame Dylan concert was recently found after being forgotten on a shelf in Gleasonâ€™s motherâ€™s house.
Britney makes half a million dollars in product placement
In Britney Spearsâ€™ new video for â€œHold It Against Me,â€ you may notice a few conspicuous products, such as Make Up Forever eye shadow, the dating website Plenty of Fish, as well as Spearsâ€™ own Radiance perfume.
According to TMZ.com, the product placement netted Spears a cool $500,000.
Are you a “Bieleber?”
Justin Beiber’s concert film “Never Say Never” was released over the weekend, in 3D no less! The new version of the film includes 40 extra minutes (thank God) and was converted to 3D for those who just can’t get enough of the Bieb.
In other Bieber news, his album “Never Say Never – The Remixes” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s top 200 albums chart.
3D Bieber movies and a remix album ranking No.1? I swear that Armageddon is near.
Jack White will never form another band
According the ex-White Stripes singer, his bands the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather are the extent of his collaborative efforts.
â€œIf I canâ€™t say it in any these bands, then Iâ€™ll say it myself,â€ said White.
Foo Fighters release new single
â€œRope,â€ the new single from the Foo Fightersâ€™ upcoming album â€œWasting Lightâ€ will be available for download March. 1.
The single is â€œprimalâ€ and â€œraw,â€ according to producer Butch Vig. Full of distorted guitars and a screaming Dave Grohl, the single doesnâ€™t seem to be much of a departure for the band.
Paul McCartney to debut his first ballet
McCartneyâ€™s major orchestral work, â€œOceanâ€™s Kingdom,â€ will debut for the New York City Ballet on Sept. 22.
Apparently Paul never slowed down when he got to 64…
U2 will headline Glastonbury Festival
U2 will play the first night of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in, well, Glastonbury. Coldplay and Beyonce will take over headlining slots on the following two nights. The festival runs June 24-26.
Tom Waits is recording new album
The new album will be his first brand-new studio effort since 2004â€™s â€œReal Gone.â€
No release date is set.
Marilyn Manson drummer quits
Kenneth Robert Wilson, aka Ginger Fish, has announced his departure from Marilyn Manson, whom he had drummed with for over 15 years, appearing on all but their first album.
I thought all those guys were dead.
Rolling Stone readerâ€™s picks of the top 10 albums of the 90s:
1. Nirvana â€“ â€œNevermindâ€
2. Radiohead â€“ â€œOK Computerâ€
3. Pearl Jam â€“ â€œTenâ€
4. U2 â€“ â€œAchtung Babyâ€
5. Oasis â€“ â€œ(Whatâ€™s The Story) Morning Glory?â€
6. The Smashing Pumpkins â€“ â€œSiamese Dreamâ€
7. Metallica â€“ â€œMetallica (The Black Album)â€
8. Jeff Buckley â€“ â€œGraceâ€
9. The Smashing Pumpkins â€“ â€œMellon Collie and the Infinite Sadnessâ€
10. Guns & Roses â€“ â€œUse Your Illusion 1 and 2″
Rolling Stone reader’s picks of the top 10 Beatles albums:
2. “Abbey Road”
3. The White Album”
4. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
5. “Rubber Soul”
6. “Magical Mystery Tour”
8. “Let It Be”
9. “A Hard Day’s Night”
10. “With the Beatles”