MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : ROLLING STONE – 28.10.2010

We go back to late 2010 with a Rolling Stone on the cover of Rolling Stone, as they exclusively bring you Keith Richards memoirs.

Earlier in the month was what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, and there was a tribute concert which Lady Gaga performed at, which was covered by Rolling Stone.

In news, Kid Rock is facing a battle against imposters and lookalikes who go out in public pretending to be him, while The Who are plotting to go on tour in 2011.

Robert Plant is the subject of a Q and A, where he reveals himself to be a fan of Los Lobos.

At the time, halfway through his presidency (though he would win a second term in 2012), there are seven pages dedicated to Barack Obama’s presidency, and the case as to why it has been a success.

The serialisation of Keith Richards memoirs gets twelve pages of coverage, focusing on Rolling Stones success in the 1960s and 1970s.

That was three times as many pages dedicated to Kings Of Leon, as they get set to release their 5th album, looking to follow on from the success of their 4th, Only By The Night.

That album gets reviewed in this edition, getting 4 stars out of 5, being described as “Their U2 moment”

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THE SOUND OF 2011 : 41-60

41. Sara Bareilles – Uncharted
42. Saw Doctors ft Petula Clark – Downtown
43. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
44. The Feeling – A Hundred Sinners
45. James Cleaver Quartet – Buck Rodgers
46. Jedward – Lipstick
47. Katy Perry – Extraterrestrial
48. Birdy – Skinny Love
49. Wonder Villains – Zola
50. Coldplay – Paradise
51. The Pierces – Kissing You Goodbye
52. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Monarchy Of Roses
53. Ting Tings – Hang It Up
54. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA Broken Arrow
55. Kasabien – Days Are Forgotten
56. Lemmy – Ace Of Spades (Acoustic)
57. Scala and Kolacny Brothers – Solsbury Hill
58. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
59. Bruno Mars – Grenade
60. Two Door Cinema Club – What You Want

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 18.11.2011

1. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – I Wanna Live In A Dream (In My Record Machine)
3. The Pipettes – Boo Shuffle
4. Coldplay – Paradise
5. Saw Doctors ft Petula Clark – Downtown

So, in keeping with the X-Factor themed chart, this week’s theme was Queen vs Lady Gaga. Further proof that I think they just make up the themes as they go along.

What it also meant, was that I had to think of five Lady Gaga songs I like. Not easy.

Having already done a Queen chart in September for Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, I had to think up five new songs. So here goes …..

FIVE LADY GAGA SONGS

1. Born This Way
2. Alejandro
3. Judas
4. Bad Romance
5. Just Dance

FIVE QUEEN SONGS

1. Bicycle Race
2. The Miracle
3. It’s A Hard Life
4. Now I’m Here
5. Somebody To Love

Meanwhile, this week has seen the 20th anniversary of the release of Achtung Baby, so, here’s a U2 top five for you.

The current edition of Q has a free album of covers of songs from Achtung Baby. If you don’t buy Q, try and download the Jacques Lu Cont remix of ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ and/or The Killers version of ‘Ultra Violet’, as it’s not a very good tribute album

FIVE U2 SONGS

1. The Fly
2. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
3. Night And Day
4. Hallalujah Here She Comes
5. Wild Honey