Archive | May, 2015

'Stand By Me' Singer Ben E. King Dead at 76

Ben E. King, the legendary soul singer best known for his classic “Stand By Me,” died Thursday of natural causes. He was 76. King’s publicist confirmed the singer’s death to the Telegraph, though no other details were provided. In 1958, the North Carolina-born, Harlem-raised King was part of a doo-wop group called the Five… Source: RollingStone Link: 'Stand […]

Amy Winehouse's Dad to Doc Makers: 'You're a Disgrace'

Earlier this week, Amy Winehouse’s family “disassociated itself” from the upcoming documentary Amy, claiming the film is “both misleading and contains some basic untruths.” Now the late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has issued some harsher words for the project in an interview with The Guardian. “It was horrible,” he said… Source: RollingStone Link: Amy Winehouse's […]

Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement

(Reuters) – Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting “very serious mistakes,” shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers sued over copyright infringement. In a message posted to its website on Thursday, Grooveshark said that “despite (the) best of intentions, we made very […]

Watch Blur Bring Joyous 'Ong Ong' to 'Tonight Show'

Fresh off releasing The Magic Whip, Blur’s first new album since 2003, the band also dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday to make their first late-night U.S. television appearance in 12 years. On the program, Damon Albarn and the reunited rockers debuted The Magic Whip’s penultimate sing-along “Ong Ong,”… Source: RollingStone Link: Watch Blur […]

The Sonics Go Back to the Garage After 49 Years

The first time Jerry Roslie opened his mouth to sing was in the early Sixties, at a band practice with high school friends in Tacoma, Washington. They were playing “Louie Louie.” “I started singing, and all the guys turned around, fiddling with their amplifiers,” Roslie recalls, laughing. “That was my… Source: RollingStone Link: The Sonics […]

See Grateful Dead Jam on 'Sugaree' in 1989 Unreleased Video

To tease their upcoming Meet-Up at the Movies, the Grateful Dead have released video of the band performing a laid-back, jammy rendition of the Jerry Garcia solo track “Sugaree,” which first appeared on the late singer’s 1972 LP Garcia. The performance in the video culls from the Dead’s July 19th,… Source: RollingStone Link: See Grateful […]