Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Conrad Murray Sings During TV Interview

Michael Jackson’s former physician Conrad Murray burst into song yesterday on CNN during his first interview with a journalist since he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for the singer’s death Murray’s interview came at the opening of the trial in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Jackson’s children and mother…

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Richie Sambora to Sit Out Remainder of Bon Jovi Tour

Richie Sambora won’t be joining Bon Jovi tonight in Edmonton Alberta or on any of the rest of the dates the band has scheduled through April 25th on its “Because We Can Tour” Bon Jovi cited “personal issues” on their website as the reason for the guitarist’s absence and all scheduled shows…

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Justin Bieber Has a Month to Pick Up His Monkey

Justin Bieber has a month to pick up his capuchin monkey Mally after the little simian was detained and quarantined by German customs officials last week Bieber was headed to Munich for a show and brought Mally along for the Austrian and German legs of his European tour But the…

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Rolling Stones Plot North American Arena Tour

The wait is over the Rolling Stones unveiled the next leg of their hotly anticipated “50 and Counting” tour today with a video clip In the video each member of the band is shown spending time by himself before they link up for a videochat to plot out the tour Rolling Stones to Play…

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Billy Joel Pays Tribute to Phil Ramone: He Was the King'

I first met Phil Ramone when I played Carnegie Hall in 1976 It was my first time headlining there There used to be an Italian restaurant across the street called Fontana di Trevi where a lot of the classical musicians and opera stars from Carnegie Hall would dine I had…

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Jimmy Eat World's Next Album an 'Adult Breakup Record'

Jimmy Eat World’s seventh album Damage out June 11th on RCA was recorded last October in producer Alain Johannes’ Los Angeles home Singer/guitarist Jim Adkins says that was a new experience for the four-piece band “We used tape for the first time in a long time as well as computer”…

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Prince Serves Twitter's Vine App With Copyright Complaint

Prince’s NPG Records has issued Twitter’s Vine video app with a copyright complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act The Next Web reports The takedown request was sent on March 22nd by an unnamed label representative who pointed to eight clips that contained “unauthorized recordings” and “unauthorized synchronizations” The offending videos…

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How Bob Dylan Took Flight

Even if you were among the handful of people who bought Bob Dylan’s 1962 self-titled debut you couldn’t have predicted The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan the 1963 folkie touchstone where Dylan transformed American songwriting and blew the minds of everyone from his coffeehouse compatriots to the Beatles The debut album was…

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Beastie Boys' Mike D Feeds Hurricane Sandy Victims With Free Food Truck

After Hurricane Sandy left tens of thousands of Brooklyn residents without power or heat Beastie Boys’ Mike D wasted no time extending a hand to his beloved hometown The rapper quietly began a free food truck called the Rockaway Plate Lunch which it is still in operation today – and…

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Jim Morrison Says 'Fat Is Beautiful' in Newly Unearthed Interview

Jim Morrison was a fan of flab as a newly unearthed 1969 interview with the Doors frontman reveals In it he explains why “fat is beautiful” to director/journalist Howard Smith and relays how he made the most of his meal plan while in college growing to about 185 pounds…

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