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  • Michael Jackson: What Went Wrong

    Michael Jackson: What Went Wrong | ARTICLE

      As Michael Jackson hit his mid-40s, he was addicted to prescription painkillers, running out of cash, facing fading career prospects — and a television special was about to ruin what was left of his life. Jackson had...

    July 30, 2009 2:34 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga, New York Doll

    Lady Gaga, New York Doll | ARTICLE

    For a young woman who's dressed like an alien empress, Lady Gaga is acting strangely human. She's curled up with her ex-model boyfriend,...

    June 11, 2009 9:00 AM ET
  • Pete Seeger's All-Star Birthday Jam

    Pete Seeger's All-Star Birthday Jam | ARTICLE

    As plans came together for a 90th-birthday concert for Pete Seeger at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Dave...

    May 28, 2009 2:30 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Queen's Brian May Addresses Adam Lambert Rumors

    Exclusive: Queen's Brian May Addresses Adam Lambert Rumors | ARTICLE

    After Adam Lambert's killer performance with Queen on Wednesday night's season finale of American Idol, rumors flew that he had already been offered a job singing with the band. That's slightly premature, according to the band's guitarist,...

    May 22, 2009 5:25 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam Revisit Their Early Days

    Pearl Jam Revisit Their Early Days | ARTICLE

    Stone Gossard can't quite remember the dude's name – only that he almost became Pearl Jam's singer. "Tyrone? Ian? Liam?" he says, rummaging...

    April 2, 2009 3:15 PM ET
  • U2: Hymns for the Future

    U2: Hymns for the Future | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in 1074 from March 19, 2009. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription...

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 in Their Own Words

    U2 in Their Own Words | ARTICLE

    As they reclaim their position as the world's biggest band, U2 open up about their internal bond and how Pop led them to their new Horizon. Here are key outtakes from our cover-story interviews with Bono, the...

    March 13, 2009 3:04 PM ET
  • Guns n' Roses Planning Summer Stadium Tour

    Guns n' Roses Planning Summer Stadium Tour | ARTICLE

    Axl Rose intends to follow last November's release of Chinese Democracy with a worldwide Guns n' Roses stadium tour this summer, according to industry insiders. If it comes to pass, the tour would mark the first U.S....

    March 4, 2009 6:36 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam to Release New LP in 2009

    Pearl Jam to Release New LP in 2009 | ARTICLE

    In their Seattle rehearsal space, beneath a portrait of Pete Townshend and a giant Ramones banner, Pearl Jam have been hard...

    February 19, 2009 2:55 PM ET
  • Eddie Van Halen on Son Wolfgang: "He Is a Part of Van Halen. Permanently."

    Eddie Van Halen on Son Wolfgang: "He Is a Part of Van Halen. Permanently." | ARTICLE

    Even Jeff Spicoli couldn't have imagined a life this awesome: Wolfgang Van Halen, 17, spent last year on the road with his dad's band Van Halen, playing bass on "Runnin' With the Devil" and "Panama"...

    February 6, 2009 2:55 PM ET
  • Eddie Vedder Joins John Doe and Exene Cervenka's Knitters to Party for Obama in Seattle

    Eddie Vedder Joins John Doe and Exene Cervenka's Knitters to Party for Obama in Seattle | ARTICLE

    The country's best inauguration party Tuesday night turned out to be in the other Washington: At Seattle's tiny Tractor Tavern club, the Knitters (the rootsy side band led by X's John Doe and Exene Cervenka) played a...

    January 21, 2009 1:19 PM ET
  • Working On A Dream

    Working On A Dream | ALBUM REVIEW

    To understand the romantic sweep and swaggering musical ambition that define Bruce Springsteen's first album of the Obama era, you have to go all the way back to an artifact of the Ford administration: 1975's Born to...

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Franz Ferdinand Returns to the Dance Floor

    In the Studio: Franz Ferdinand Returns to the Dance Floor | ARTICLE

    Earlier this year, Franz Ferdinand offered an online preview of a new song called "Lucid Dreams" — its danceable beat and crunchy guitars suggested that the Scottish foursome's third album wouldn't wander far from their established sound....

    November 3, 2008 12:50 PM ET
  • Black Ice

    Black Ice | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the world according to AC/DC, sex, money, politics and other trappings of adulthood are a sick joke — but rock is sacred. No one this side of Chuck Berry has written so many great rock &...

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl Plans

    Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl Plans | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to perform during Super Bowl XLIII's halftime show on February 1st, 2009, in Tampa,...

    October 16, 2008 4:40 PM ET
  • "Swagga Like Us"

    "Swagga Like Us" | SONG REVIEW

    This late entry for hip-hop anthem of the summer (slated for T.I.'s new album) comes down to a four-way braggadocio battle – and with a beat this hooky, everybody wins. Still, Kanye West scores the...

    October 2, 2008 5:05 PM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Will Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Bruce Springsteen Will Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to perform during Super Bowl XLIII's halftime show on February 1st, 2009, in Tampa, Florida. Springsteen will be the fifth veteran act in a row at the Super...

    September 29, 2008 10:48 AM ET
  • Death Magnetic

    Death Magnetic | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the Eighties, thrash metal wasn't a scene, it was an arms race: riffs kept speeding up, drum kits got bigger. But with 1991's Black Album, Metallica opted for unilateral disarmament, slowing their tempos, shortening their songs...

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Killers Fight Back With "Stripped-Down" Third CD

    In the Studio: Killers Fight Back With "Stripped-Down" Third CD | ARTICLE

    After four years of nonstop touring and recording, the Killers finally took some time off before beginning work on their third album — but frontman Brandon Flowers wasn't ready to relax. He wound up using the three...

    August 12, 2008 8:45 AM ET
  • Hendrix Comes to Guitar Hero

    Hendrix Comes to Guitar Hero | ARTICLE

    The ultimate guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix, is finally coming to the Guitar Hero game franchise, according to Janie Hendrix, who oversees his estate. The Hendrix estate, which had difficulty locating the original masters until now, has delivered...

    July 17, 2008 4:01 PM ET
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