The Black Key’s new music video for “Little Black Submarines” captures their intimate performance at Nashville’s Springwater Supper Club, a former speakeasy. The Danny Clinch-directed video is a fairly simple concept but their passionate performance and the gritty cinematography is enough to keep me watching.
Singer Dan Auerbach described the building to Rolling Stone: ”It’s been there forever. It’s got a lot of history. It’s one of three or four different little small dive bars in town. It’s special because it’s so old.”
The track is the fourth single taken from their album El Camino.
Watch it here:
Justin Bieber may have finally finished high school, but it turns out he might not be very knowledgeable about the First Nations heritage.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the pop singer has caused outrage and mockery online after he made a comment about Aboriginal rights and the ways of life in Canada.
“I’m actually part Indian,” he tells the magazine. “I think Inuit or something. I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas.”
Since the claim, a national group has corrected his misconception.
“Mr. Bieber’s comment that Aboriginal people are entitled to free gas is simply not true,” said Betty Ann Lavallée, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, in a statement.
“These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.”
In addition to this, the Museum of Inuit Art in Toronto has responded by offering free admission to Bieber fans for the month of August. The museum as also invited the singer for a tour the next time he’s in town.
And while the congress can’t confirm whether or not Bieber is part Aboriginal, Vice-Chief Dwight Dorey doesn’t think the 18-year-old should be harshly criticized for his comment and has offered to help him trace his ancestry.
“Given that Mr. Bieber is still a young man, and unaware of the facts here, I personally don’t think he should be beat up over this comment. We don’t think he was trying to be malicious, or making a joke of Aboriginal issues.”
Oh Biebs…if you don’t know something for sure, it really would be best to not say it at all. You wouldn’t want to come off as an ignorant person, do you?
Hey, I guess emailing a girl you’ve never met and sparking an internet romance works when you’re Skrillex. The dubstep DJ and producer revealed to Rolling Stone that he asked Ellie Goulding out over email.
He said in the interview that before they ever met he sent her an unsolicited email that basically said: “‘I’m Skrillex. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I love your shit.’” He then said: “We started texting and talking on the phone.” Eventually Goulding even made a special trip out to see him.
Skrillex, who recently won three Grammys, added: “I love her. She’s my fucking girl.”
Online dating can be shady sometimes but I guess if you’re a celebrity and your private life is public, you feel like you already know your fellow artists.
The 23-year-old Brit beat out Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in the American magazine’s prestigious Best Artist and No.1 Billboard 200 Album (with ’21′). She fought off the likes of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem and Katy Perry’s Firework to become top single with ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Although, it’s really a no-brainer.
Tye Corner, editor over at Billboard.com, said that “her success is really inspiring because it shows that there is still room in the music industry for an artist to make it with true, raw talent.
“It’s not necessarily always about the outrageous outfits or flashy videos, but an amazing voice coupled with the right song still has the ability to turn the ears of millions of people and keep them interested.”
Also Rolling Stone, the granddaddy of all music magazines, named ’21′ the Best Album of the Year and her soulful breakup scorcher made the Best Single of the Year also. It’s nice to see an honest and refreshing ballad recognized amongst the Gaga’s and the Perry’s of female pop.
Her smug graces the cover of Billboard’s latest issue and it includes an interview with the soulful singer. She answers the question that everybody wants to know, what she feels about finding love again:
“Not having someone to share all this with made me miserable at times, to be honest. I wanted nothing more than to be in love and be loved back. That was until I remembered I was sharing it with millions and millions and millions of people! I haven’t been ready to be in love again since summer 2009 … until now. And I hadn’t met anyone along the way who’s changed that.”
She also shared some details on her next album:
“I’m really looking forward to some time to do nothing. I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet. I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
Katy Perry graces the cover of Rolling Stone, where she shows off her Hershey Kisses boobs. The issue hits stands June 24.
In the interview Perry reveals she has undergone a political transformation.
“It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money,” she says. “I know it sounds like an intense viewpoint, but I’m only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes. When I was a kid, I asked questions about my faith. Now I’m asking questions about the world.”
She continues: “I think we are largely in desperate need of revolutionary change in the way our mindset is. Our priority is fame, and people’s wellness is way low. I saw this knowing full well that I’m a part of the problem. I’m playing the game, though I am trying to reroute. Anyway, not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn’t have free health care drives me fucking absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.”
Rapper Lupe Fiasco has called President Obama a “terrorist” during a television appearance, reports Rolling Stone.
Blasting the U.S. president during an appearance on CBC’s ‘What’s Trending,’ the rapper attacked the president’s foreign policy and declared him to be a “terrorist.”
“To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” Fiasco said. “I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”
Fiasco went on to say that has no desire to vote in the 2012 presidential election.
“I don’t get involved in politics,” he said. “It’s meaningless. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘Yeah, I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”
Although the statement is a little extreme, I see where he is coming from. I’m very often discouraged from voting as I don’t ever fully agree with the runners and their plans. But I think a vote is better than no vote. You should have a little say in who runs your country.
The legendary Stevie Nicks has had to cancel a series of upcoming appearances and performances in New York City due to pneumonia, reports Perez Hilton.
The iconic musician, whose first new album in ten years is dropping on Tuesday, was scheduled to appear on the ‘Today Show’ and ‘Good Day NY’ on May 3rd. Nicks was also set to perform at a star studded event thrown in her honor by her record label at New York’s Webster Hall on May 4th, but she had to cancel both days.
Nicks was told by her doctor to “stay in bed and not fly” until she’s feeling better. Here’s her released statement:
“I want to apologize to all my fans and hope that we can reschedule and of course I hope you love the new album. It’s for you.”
Not a great start to her publicity tour, but I’m sure she’ll bounce back in no time. ‘Rolling Stone’ calls her latest album ‘In Your Dreams’ her ‘finest collection of songs since the Eighties,’ so I’m sure the album will make up for this stream of missed events. It’s so great to see such legends still doing their thing.
The nearly two hour performance showcases Dave Grohl and company in Beatles-esque suits with Taylor Hawkin’s kick drum in Beatles font. The Fab Four poses and head shakes are perfected by the band and they commit to it so much to broadcast the first half of the show in black-and-white.
For those that aren’t following, the Beatles were a British band from the 1960s that had some good songs and significantly changed music. In 1964, they made their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Playing fiercly through Wasting Light in its entirety and bringing out a parade of radio hits, including “Everlong” and “All My Life”, the Foos appear to be in their prime. In fact, the new album has been deemed as their best album in years by many critics including Rolling Stone.
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer bears all in the inside article, “defining romantic relationship, her childhood and reveals that she doesn’t worry much about her fluctuating weight,” according to Rolling Stone.
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like,” Adele revealed to Rolling Stone contributing editor Touré. “I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even If I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one.” However, Adele has no issue with other singers revealing too much. “I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum,” she says. “I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
As for her album, 21, Adele explains that it was her ex-boyfriend who inspired the track-listing. “He was artistic, but not romantic. We’d just bicker over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn’t working…He made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling on,” she says.
However, the indestructible singer does have one fear: stage fright. “I’m scared of audiences,” Adele explains. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”
The British singer even touched on a sore topic; her father. “I never knew my dad,” she says, commenting on her father recently talking to British tabloids. “He has no fuckin’ right to talk about me.” Her father did reveal later on that he regretted his actions, but we still feel for her – Adele, we love you despite all the drama in your life! And sometimes it takes just that to produce such an amazing and heartfelt album.
Adele’s Rolling Stone issue will be available at newsstands and the Rolling Stone digital archive on April 15.
West’s newest album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” has received rave reviews from everyone across the board. In friendly discussions there is no doubt that someone will drop a comment about the album or bust out a couple lyrics namely, “everybody knows I’m a motherf*cking monster”.
To top off the positive reviews and massive amount of buzz, the album has just been named Rolling Stone Magazine’s number one album of the year.
The controversy West has caused in the last couple of years has not effected him in any way, shape, or form. This guy is a legend.
Here is the rest of the list:
1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A, Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don
From the rarified air of Lincoln Center to the down and dirty streets of Greenwich Village, Matt White has long been on a journey towards finding his ideal form of musical expression. Now, with “Do You Believe,” the New York City-based singer/songwriter has crafted an album that brilliantly captures the depth and breadth of his artistic vision. Marked by an organic, acoustic-based sonic approach that matches perfectly with White?s vivid vocals and earnest lyricism, songs such as ?Miracles? and the buoyant first single, ?Best Days,? are alive with raw, heartfelt emotions that are simultaneously deeply personal and wholly universal. A truly extraordinary debut, “Do You Believe” represents the arrival of Matt White as one of today?s most intriguing and gifted new artists.
Listen to the single, Best Days:
Britney Spears is slated to appear on next week’s issue (Friday 9/12) of Rolling Stone Magazine.
This issue will be another controversial subject as she will be appearing almost naked on the cover. She also poses for a few shots inside the magazine.
Her new album drops November 25, 2003.
Photos of the new issue are now available in our gallery thanks to one of our users.