.

Plus: Franz Ferdinand Returns; Bieber Tops YouTube

December 9, 2010 4:55 PM ET

Tonsillitis Postpones Glee Shoot
An outbreak of tonsillitis that felled several cast members caused Glee to postpone work on its post-Super Bowl episode on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly. "In bed, hoping that medicine, soup, my computer and a marathon of movies will be the cure," the show's Dianna Agron wrote on her blog Friday. Work on the show is scheduled to resume on Monday. [Entertainment Weekly via MTV News]

Bieber, "Bed Intruder Song" Top YouTube's Year-End List
Justin Bieber's "Baby" and a musical rendering of Antoine Dodson's TV interview about an attempted rape against his sister were the most-viewed videos on YouTube this year, the site announced Monday. Bieber's video clocked some 406 million views, while Dodson's total — which includes two versions of the "Bed Intruder Song" — is over 61 million. [Associated Press]

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Show
Franz Ferdinand played a surprise gig at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in England on Saturday night, although the band didn't debut any new material. Earlier in the day the group's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy joined former Orange Juice singer Edwin Collins for two songs during his set; Collins was backed by Teenage Fanclub, which meant three generations of Scottish indie-rock were briefly on the stage. [NME]

Rihanna Duets With X Factor Winner
Rihanna was a good luck charm for Matt Cardle on Britain's X Factor over the weekend: The pair sang a version of Rihanna's "Unfaithful" together on Saturday night, and Cardle was declared the winner on Sunday. [Entertainment Weekly]

Henry and Glenn Forever Celebrate "Anti-Christmas"
The fictitious cartoon adventures of Henry [Rollins] and Glenn [Danzig] Forever continue with an "Anti-Christmas" episode this year, also featuring Hall & Oates. [Dangerous Minds via The Daily Swarm]

Plus: Diddy Gives Song to T.I.; 'Idol' Covers Beatles

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

prev
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.

X

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

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com