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  • Artists Lend Voices to Obama Campaign, From Bob Dylan to Lil Wayne

    Artists Lend Voices to Obama Campaign, From Bob Dylan to Lil Wayne | ARTICLE

    The night Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination for president, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong found himself experiencing an unfamiliar emotion: hope. "After...

    July 10, 2008 5:05 PM ET
  • In the Studio: B.B. King Cuts Fifties-Style Set

    In the Studio: B.B. King Cuts Fifties-Style Set | ARTICLE

    When producer T Bone Burnett first met with B.B. King, he presented the blues legend with a simple mission statement: "I'd like for you to go back to the Fifties and do some of the stuff as...

    July 3, 2008 11:45 AM ET
  • Chris Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Chris Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    When Chris Martin emerges from a town car on a quiet West Village street one afternoon in May, he's dressed like a stagehand –...

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats

    Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats | ARTICLE

    High-fidelity audio may be endangered in the age of MP3, but a growing number of artists are refusing to see it die without a...

    May 29, 2008 4:30 PM ET
  • Trey Anastasio Hints at Phish Reunion

    Trey Anastasio Hints at Phish Reunion | ARTICLE

    Nearly four years after their break-up, the four members of Phish may have some unfinished business together. In an interview with Rolling Stone last week, Trey Anastasio didn't exactly say the band has talked about a reunion,...

    May 28, 2008 8:03 AM ET
  • Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats

    Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats | ARTICLE

    High-fidelity audio may be endangered in the age of MP3, but a growing number of artists are refusing to see it die without a fight: Neil Young, Trent Reznor, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett have all...

    May 20, 2008 8:50 AM ET
  • Mick Jagger: On the Challenge of Live Performance and the Problem With Film Directors

    Mick Jagger: On the Challenge of Live Performance and the Problem With Film Directors | ARTICLE

    In your mind, what's the difference between the Stones we see in this movie versus the Stones in, say, 1972?Much older [laughs]!...

    April 17, 2008 3:35 PM ET
  • Street Survivors [Deluxe Edition]

    Street Survivors [Deluxe Edition] | ALBUM REVIEW

    Three days after the release of Street Survivors, in 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie VanZant and guitarist Steve Gaines died in a plane crash that severelyinjured the rest of the band members. But even without the addedresonance...

    March 6, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Cat Power: Soul Kitten

    Cat Power: Soul Kitten | ARTICLE

    Chan Marshall is holed up with the current love if her life in a Soho hotel room, and for this brief moment, she couldn't...

    February 7, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Moment Of Forever

    Moment Of Forever | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perma-shirtless hitmaker Kenny Chesney coproducing perma-stonedelder-statesman Nelson could have been the country equivalent of R. Kelly's successful work with the Isley Brothers. Instead, we get Nelson awkwardly croaking songs by Dave Matthews ("Gravedigger") and Big and Rich...

    February 7, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Franz Ferdinand Say Third Album Is "More Dance Than Rock"

    In the Studio: Franz Ferdinand Say Third Album Is "More Dance Than Rock" | ARTICLE

    At their recent shows, Franz Ferdinand have been playing a song that sounds like nothing they've ever recorded. The track, "Turn It On," throws a big, buzzy synth riff from guitarist-keyboardist Nick McCarthy on top of a...

    December 28, 2007 12:02 PM ET
  • Wyclef Jean Q&A: How the Ex-Fugee Got His Groove Back

    Wyclef Jean Q&A: How the Ex-Fugee Got His Groove Back | ARTICLE

    On the cover of his 2002 solo album, Masquerade, Wyclef Jean is covering his face with his hands — a weary pose that he says sums up his mood for much of this decade. "I definitely...

    November 29, 2007 7:16 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Panic! at the Disco (With Bonus Pete Wentz Video Interview)

    In the Studio: Panic! at the Disco (With Bonus Pete Wentz Video Interview) | ARTICLE

    Panic! at the Disco guitarist-lyricist Ryan Ross is tired of computer-tuned vocals and software-tweaked drums. "People have taken technology so far, to the point where music is almost sterile these days," he says from the studio in...

    November 16, 2007 12:56 PM ET
  • Inside Radiohead's Biz-Shaking Release

    Inside Radiohead's Biz-Shaking Release | ARTICLE

    The latest shock wave to hit the music industry started in guitarist Jonny Greenwood's kitchen on September 30th, when he sat down at his...

    November 1, 2007 4:00 PM ET
  • Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood on 'In Rainbows'

    Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood on 'In Rainbows' | ARTICLE

    Unlike the fans who haven't removed their headphones since 2 AM, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is able to focus something other than In Rainbows right now: We talked to him this morning for an upcoming story...

    October 10, 2007 1:09 PM ET
  • Exclusive: David Gilmour Looks Darkly at the Future of Pink Floyd

    Exclusive: David Gilmour Looks Darkly at the Future of Pink Floyd | ARTICLE

    Earlier this month, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour released Remember That Night - Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a DVD taken from the London stand of his 2006 world tour featuring guest spots by David Bowie,...

    September 24, 2007 4:56 PM ET
  • Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction': Filthy, Sexy, Cool

    Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction': Filthy, Sexy, Cool | ARTICLE

    Axl Rose was lying nude inside a Manhattan recording studio's darkened vocal booth, working out some unorthodox last-minute overdubs. Tape was rolling, and...

    August 9, 2007 1:35 PM ET
  • So Hott

    So Hott | SONG REVIEW

    Don't take reports of the new Kid Rock album's purported maturity too seriously: This gloriously idiotic first single kicks off with more than a minute's worth of AC/DC-style rifting before Kid finally sings a first...

    August 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Metallica's New Album: "Ridiculous," "Sick," "Bitchin'" Says Matt Sorum

    Metallica's New Album: "Ridiculous," "Sick," "Bitchin'" Says Matt Sorum | ARTICLE

    Metallica are hard at work on their next album with producer Rick Rubin, and at least one person outside the band has heard the songs: Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum. We'll let him take it...

    July 25, 2007 4:35 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney at New York's Tiny Highline Ballroom: The Full Report

    Paul McCartney at New York's Tiny Highline Ballroom: The Full Report | ARTICLE

    It wasn't the Cavern Club, or some Reeperbahn dive. And the year was definitely not 1962. But after Paul McCartney finished off his semi-secret Manhattan club show Wednesday night with a blazing, garage-y take on "I...

    June 14, 2007 9:03 AM ET
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