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Bowersox Scores Again as Alicia Keys Mentors 'Idol' Hopefuls

    Bowersox Scores Again as Alicia Keys Mentors 'Idol' Hopefuls | ARTICLE

    The unpleasant slog through American Idol's unimpressive ninth season continued last night as Alicia Keys showed up to guide the remaining seven hopefuls through "inspirational songs" tied to the show's all-star Idol Gives Back telethon. The tunes...

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Adam Lambert Retakes "Idol" Spotlight as Garcia, Stevens Exit

    Adam Lambert Retakes "Idol" Spotlight as Garcia, Stevens Exit | ARTICLE

    After American Idol viewers cast 34 million votes — the most so far this season notably came with Adam Lambert's return to the show this week — Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens were eliminated last night....

    April 15, 2010 8:30 AM ET
  • Adam Lambert Brings Straight Talk to 'American Idol' Elvis Night

    Adam Lambert Brings Straight Talk to 'American Idol' Elvis Night | ARTICLE

    American Idol may have generated artists who have sold more albums than last season's glittery runner-up, but the show has never birthed a star of Adam Lambert's magnetism. But depending on who you ask, he became the...

    April 14, 2010 8:12 AM ET
  • American Idol' Saves Michael Lynche as Rihanna Teaches "Rockstar 101"

    American Idol' Saves Michael Lynche as Rihanna Teaches "Rockstar 101" | ARTICLE

    If the introductory rules of rock stardom are "teach thyself to pick slide," "tight clothes" and "pyro!" then Rihanna has been paying attention in her "Rockstar 101" classes after all. The singer showcased nimble touring guitarist Nuno...

    April 8, 2010 9:21 AM ET
  • Songs From Lennon/McCartney Catalog Return to "American Idol"

    Songs From Lennon/McCartney Catalog Return to "American Idol" | ARTICLE

    American Idol and the Beatles don't mix very well (what could go wrong with a bunch of amateur singers tackling some of the greatest songs of all time?). Two years ago, the show devoted two weeks to...

    April 7, 2010 8:06 AM ET
  • American Idol' Offs Didi Benami, Preps for Return of Beatles Week

    American Idol' Offs Didi Benami, Preps for Return of Beatles Week | ARTICLE

    Why has American Idol decided to embrace rock's biggest, most important bands of all time during its Season of Suck? First, the Rolling Stones, and next week songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Idol has...

    April 1, 2010 8:30 AM ET
  • Usher Guests, Bowersox and DeWyze Score on "American Idol"

    Usher Guests, Bowersox and DeWyze Score on "American Idol" | ARTICLE

    Newly single Usher, promoting his latest album Raymond v. Raymond, pulled an Andrew Lloyd Webber on Tim Urban during last night's American Idol, instructing "Teflon Tim" to sing to him as though Usher was an alluring...

    March 31, 2010 9:23 AM ET
  • "American Idol" Nixes Paige Miles as Miley, Joe Jonas Take the Stage

    "American Idol" Nixes Paige Miles as Miley, Joe Jonas Take the Stage | ARTICLE

    Tuesday night, the dominant judges' critique on American Idol was that the songs were too old. With all the Hot 100 Number Ones to pick, the 11 remaining contestants selected tracks from 1967 through 1998...

    March 25, 2010 9:14 AM ET
  • Miley Cyrus Guides "American Idol" Through Disastrous Number Ones

    Miley Cyrus Guides "American Idol" Through Disastrous Number Ones | ARTICLE

    You may not like "Party in the U.S.A." You may not understand the significance of the response, "She's just bein' Miley." But it would be hard to claim that mentor Miley Cyrus was the weak link on...

    March 24, 2010 8:00 AM ET
  • American Idol' Eliminates Lacey Brown, Gets a Visit From Ke$ha

    American Idol' Eliminates Lacey Brown, Gets a Visit From Ke$ha | ARTICLE

    American Idol delivered its first Ford commercial set to an unlikely tune last night — the Hives' "Tick Tick Boom" — which was quite appropriate for Rolling Stones...

    March 18, 2010 8:52 AM ET
  • American Idol' Finds Its Lady Lambert on Rolling Stones Night

    American Idol' Finds Its Lady Lambert on Rolling Stones Night | ARTICLE

    American Idol is definitely reeling from the loss of queen of kook Paula Abdul — see Rob Sheffield's excellent Post-Paula Depression for a full explanation — but the show is also lacking something it didn't even...

    March 17, 2010 8:00 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga and Beyonce Unleash Orgy of Sex, Violence, Product Placement in "Telephone" Video

    Lady Gaga and Beyonce Unleash Orgy of Sex, Violence, Product Placement in "Telephone" Video | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's anxiously awaited video for their The Fame Monster collaboration "Telephone" has arrived as a nine-minute-and-thirty-second mash-up of...

    March 11, 2010 11:43 PM ET
  • Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Takes Own Life

    Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Takes Own Life | ARTICLE

    Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his manager confirms to Rolling Stone. Best known for his acclaimed work with Sparklehorse, who released four albums of imaginative ambient psych-folk, Linkous also produced Daniel Johnston's 2003...

    March 6, 2010 11:48 PM ET
  • Sara Bareilles Turns Panic Into Rebirth on Uptempo Summer Disc

    Sara Bareilles Turns Panic Into Rebirth on Uptempo Summer Disc | ARTICLE

    When Sara Bareilles finally finished touring behind her major-label debut Little Voice and sat down to start her next album, she was overcome with one dominant emotion: panic. "There's that cliché phrase, 'You have your whole...

    March 1, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Ellen DeGeneres Joins "American Idol" as Hollywood Week Begins

    Ellen DeGeneres Joins "American Idol" as Hollywood Week Begins | ARTICLE

    American Idol invited 181 singers to Hollywood Week and on last night's episode — the season's first to feature new judge Ellen DeGeneres — 95 made it through to the collaborative torture known as Group Night. The...

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • The Blog Monster: Rolling Stone Live Blogs the 2010 Grammys

    The Blog Monster: Rolling Stone Live Blogs the 2010 Grammys | BLOG ENTRY

    The 52nd Annual Grammys are about to begin, and Lady Gaga is already the talk of the night with her white geometric hoop dress (and a few early wins). Will Beyoncé convert more of her 10...

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Hope for Haiti Now: Rolling Stone Live Blogs the All-Star Telethon

    Hope for Haiti Now: Rolling Stone Live Blogs the All-Star Telethon | BLOG ENTRY

    Tonight, dozens of big-name stars from Springsteen to Madonna are joining forces to help raise money for relief work in Haiti. Rolling Stone will be following all the musical action as it happens right here. Watch...

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Cancels Indiana Show, Collapses Due to "Exhaustion"

    Lady Gaga Cancels Indiana Show, Collapses Due to "Exhaustion" | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga has been seemingly everywhere lately — on the road with her Monster Ball Tour, meeting the Queen of England, shooting an episode of Oprah Winfrey's show that airs later today — and the...

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • "American Idol" Returns: Live Blogging Season Nine's Debut

    "American Idol" Returns: Live Blogging Season Nine's Debut | BLOG ENTRY

    Paula Abdul? Gone! Simon Cowell? Nearly gone. Kelly Clarkson? Sings "Already Gone." Tonight, to mark the return of the ninth season of the in-flux American Idol, Rolling Stone will be following the action as...

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • M.I.A. Teams With Blaqstarr, Verizon Workers for Summer Disc

    M.I.A. Teams With Blaqstarr, Verizon Workers for Summer Disc | ARTICLE

    When Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt chatted with global party-starter M.I.A. for our decade-end issue (read his Q&A here), the 34-year-old singer revealed that after five months of work, she was putting finishing touches on her follow-up...

    January 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET
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