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  • Prince Debuts 'Old School' 3rd Eye Girl LP 'Plectrumelectrum' in NYC

    Prince Debuts 'Old School' 3rd Eye Girl LP 'Plectrumelectrum' in NYC | ARTICLE

    "I think Prince is magic," said Jess (Zooey Deschanel) at the conclusion of last night's post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl, which featured a visit from His Purple Majesty. And she's probably right — after all, immediately...

    February 3, 2014 9:50 AM ET
  • Prince Brings in the Funk at Mohegan Sun

    Prince Brings in the Funk at Mohegan Sun | ARTICLE

    "We're gonna just jam tonight – it's just an old-school party," said Prince on Friday night, a few minutes into the first of three nights at Uncasville, Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena. And for the next two-and-a-half...

    December 28, 2013 4:29 PM ET
  • The Diving Board

    The Diving Board | ALBUM REVIEW

    Tabloid fixture, Las Vegas institution, movie producer, duet partner with everyone from Lady Gaga to Queens of the Stone Age – even in his sixties, Elton John still thrives in the spotlight. Yet musically,...

    September 13, 2013 4:00 AM ET
  • Adam Sandler Parodies Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' at "12-12-12"

    Adam Sandler Parodies Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' at "12-12-12" | ARTICLE

    At last night's "12-12-12" concert benefiting the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, in between sets by Roger Waters and Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer took the stage and began playing a familiar, waltz-like melody....

    December 13, 2012 2:20 PM ET
  • 25 Years

    25 Years | ALBUM REVIEW

    The guy has worked with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma to the Black Eyed Peas, from Miles Davis to Phil Collins, so a comprehensive Sting retrospective seems impossible. But over three CDs and one...

    September 27, 2011 12:30 AM ET
  • Born Free

    Born Free | ALBUM REVIEW

    With his eighth album, Kid Rock has done something he's threatened to do for years: slipped fully into classic-rock mode. Born Free has the Skynyrd guitar attack, the Leon Russell- style gospel backup singers, some fire-down-below boogie...

    November 16, 2010 9:30 PM ET
  • Inside Rolling Stone's Afternoon With Folk Icons Pete Seeger and Joan Baez

    Inside Rolling Stone's Afternoon With Folk Icons Pete Seeger and Joan Baez | ARTICLE

    "Amateurs!" Pete Seeger chuckles at the unruly flames burning in the fireplace of the Beacon Sloop Club on this frigid afternoon. Though he's just a few months shy of turning 90 years old, he immediately grabs the tongs...

    February 2, 2009 3:09 PM ET
  • Remembering Bo Diddley: 1928-2008

    Remembering Bo Diddley: 1928-2008 | ARTICLE

    For a young black singer and guitarist from Chicago with only a minor hit, getting booked on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1955 was...

    June 26, 2008 8:45 PM ET
  • In the Studio: Al Green

    In the Studio: Al Green | ARTICLE

    While visiting his record company in 2005, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson picked up Loretta Lynn's 2004 Van Lear Rose album, the singer's late-career collaboration with Jack White. "I couldn't stop listening to it," says Thompson. "I...

    April 21, 2008 2:50 PM ET
  • Warpaint

    Warpaint | ALBUM REVIEW

    Warpaint is the first studio album from the Black Crowes inseven years — not that you can really tell. The Crowes still bangout that old-school boogie that might be three or four decades old if itwasn't brand-new....

    March 6, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Summer of Love: London

    Summer of Love: London | ARTICLE

    In 1967, the rock & roll scene in London was scattering in several directions at once. The stars – the Who, the...

    July 12, 2007 11:25 AM ET
  • Highway Companion

    Highway Companion | ALBUM REVIEW

    In a career that has now reached its thirtieth year, Tom Petty has never made a bad album. Some flirt with greatness, others simply deliver the goods (his last release, 2002's The Last DJ, was actually one...

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Exclusive Track List: Preview the Beatles'  Vegas Show

    Exclusive Track List: Preview the Beatles' Vegas Show | ARTICLE

    ''I thought perhaps we should have a contest to see who could spot everything we used,'' says George Martin. ''No one would ever get them all.'' Martin is talking about the soundtrack -- made up entirely of...

    June 1, 2006 2:49 PM ET
  • The 100 Best Covers: Billy Joe Armstrong, the 'Idiot' King

    The 100 Best Covers: Billy Joe Armstrong, the 'Idiot' King | ARTICLE

    When I look at that face, I see some form of wisdom," says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong about his first solo Rolling Stone cover, in November 2005. "It's not necessarily a young face –  it's...

    May 18, 2006 3:55 PM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen: Voice of America

    Bruce Springsteen: Voice of America | ARTICLE

    In 1990, Rolling Stone assembled a series of special issues dedicated to the "Four Decades of Rock." For the Eighties Issue — which included massive stars such as Michael Jackson and Madonna — Bruce Springsteen was...

    May 18, 2006 10:45 AM ET
  • Confessions On A Dance Floor

    Confessions On A Dance Floor | ALBUM REVIEW

    In 1985, Madonna's navel ruled the world. That year — which opened with "Like a Virgin" perched at Number One, and would later see "Crazy for You" knock "We Are the World" off the top of the...

    November 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • A Bigger Bang

    A Bigger Bang | ALBUM REVIEW

    Let's just get this out of the way: A Bigger Bang isn't a good Rolling Stones album considering their age. It isn't a good Rolling Stones album compared to their recent work. No, A Bigger Bang...

    September 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono, Behind the Fly: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Bono, Behind the Fly: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    It doesn't take long to figure out which car in this little Dublin parking lot belongs to the rock star. There it stands, a...

    March 4, 1993 11:30 AM ET
  • Neil Young Returns to the Harvest

    Neil Young Returns to the Harvest | ARTICLE

    Neil Young proves life in rock & roll can begin again at fortysomething. "Did you see Dracula?"  Neil Young breaks into a wide grin over a bowl of postconcert fruit salad. "Man, they got some wind in Dracula...

    January 21, 1993 2:10 PM ET
  • Bill Wyman Quits the Rolling Stones

    Bill Wyman Quits the Rolling Stones | ARTICLE

    After years of rumors maintaining that his departure was imminent, it appears that bassist Bill Wyman has officially left the Rolling Stones. His...

    January 21, 1993 11:55 AM ET
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