More Top Stories: Carrie Underwood and Axl Rose

August 26, 2010 12:00 PM ET

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Host CMAs
For the third straight year Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Association Awards, broadcasting live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 10th. [AP]

Guns N' Roses Cut Short at Leeds
Axl Rose criticized the organizers of the Leeds and Reading Festivals after they held Guns N' Roses to strict curfew laws. "We would like to play a few more songs for you tonight, but someone is telling us the show's over. This war ain't over yet," Rose told the Leeds crowd. Rose later apologized for the band's two lackluster performances. [NME, Axl Rose's Twitter]

Taylor Swift's 'Mine' Video
Check out the new music video for Taylor Swift's "Mine," the first single off Swift's new album Speak Now, due out October 25th. [Taylor Swift]

John Lennon's Toilet Sells for $14,700
An anonymous Beatles fan shelled out $14,740 at auction to buy a porcelain toilet owned by John Lennon between 1969 and 1971. "I think it's the most unusual item we've ever had in our auction," the auctioneer said of the commode, which went for 10 times more than its pre-auction estimate. [Reuters]

Terrorist Suspect Auditioned for Canadian Idol
Khurram Sher, a Montreal doctor who was recently arrested for conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Canada, tried out for Canadian Idol in 2008. Wearing traditional Pakistani clothing, Sher sang Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and was unanimously panned by the judges. [Reuters]

Drake, Nicki Minaj Tease Fans with Twitter Marriage
Drake and Nicki Minaj had a little fun at their Twitter followers' expense this weekend, as the Young Money stars pretended to have wed, then said the union was annulled. "Please refer to [Nicki Minaj] as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don't stare at her too long. She's finally mine," Drake tweeted. Minaj later wrote, "My husband Drake and I have decided to have our marriage annulled." []

Justin Bieber Postpones New York State Fair Concer
Justin Bieber was forced to reschedule his concert at the New York State Fair in Syracuse yesterday, due to an unspecified illness. Bieber will now perform in Syracuse on Wednesday. [AP]

Plus: Keith Richards talks new autobiography, Jay-Z readies Yankees gear and more.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »