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  • N.E.R.D. Channel Sixties Psych-Rock on June LP 'Nothing'

    N.E.R.D. Channel Sixties Psych-Rock on June LP 'Nothing' | ARTICLE

    Avant-funk cosmonauts N.E.R.D. debuted snippets of their upcoming fourth album Nothing in a dark Chelsea, New York lounge last night. According to the ever-visible Pharrell Williams, the album was influenced by the '60s and '70s counterculture —...

    April 30, 2010 9:22 AM ET
  • Download Konono No. 1's New 12-Minute Track "Wumbanzanga"

    Download Konono No. 1's New 12-Minute Track "Wumbanzanga" | ARTICLE

    Konono No. 1, the Congolese trance band who shook the music world (and opened for Björk) with their home-tweaked junkyard electronics and delirious grooves, are returning on June 8th with their long-awaited second album Assume Crash...

    April 1, 2010 4:02 PM ET
  • Is Bob Dylan Hip-Hop's Godfather? His Ties to Beasties, Roots, More

    Is Bob Dylan Hip-Hop's Godfather? His Ties to Beasties, Roots, More | ARTICLE

    Recently, a YouTube made the rounds of Bob Dylan raspily rapping his way through a solid chunk of LL Cool J's classic "Mama Said Knock You Out." The Internet had good time with "LOL" and "WTF" responses,...

    March 30, 2010 12:06 PM ET
  • Animal Collective's Offbeat Art Project Comes to the Guggenheim

    Animal Collective's Offbeat Art Project Comes to the Guggenheim | ARTICLE

    Boundary-pushing avant-indie crew Animal Collective and video artist Danny Perez took over the iconic rotunda of New York's Guggenheim Museum last night, bringing their signature weirdness to a capacity audience of 1,500 people. Billed as an "immersive...

    March 5, 2010 10:37 AM ET
  • Evanescence Go Electro As Lee Has "Fun With Music" on Next LP

    Evanescence Go Electro As Lee Has "Fun With Music" on Next LP | ARTICLE

    On Monday, February 22nd, Evanescence started recording their upcoming third album in New York with famed producer Steve Lillywhite. Singer Amy Lee tells Rolling Stone the new disc is going to be a mix of "sarcastic aggression"...

    March 2, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Behind Animal Collective's Film "Oddsac": Fire, Cults and Glitter

    Behind Animal Collective's Film "Oddsac": Fire, Cults and Glitter | ARTICLE

    After four years of furious editing, a polarizing screening at Sundance and loads of body glitter, Animal Collective's long-awaited "visual album" Oddsac...

    March 1, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Goldfrapp Embrace Abba, ELO on "Head First," Talk Aguilera Collabo

    Goldfrapp Embrace Abba, ELO on "Head First," Talk Aguilera Collabo | ARTICLE

    Electro-pop duo Goldfrapp wrapped work on their fifth album Head First (due March 9th) just a few weeks ago. "It's so new we don't even know what we think about it," says lead synthesizer tweaker Will...

    February 2, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Breaking: The Big Pink

    Breaking: The Big Pink | ARTICLE

    Who: A fuzzy, scuzzy electro-indie duo made up of Londoners Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze. Their enormous sound is currently sweeping the indie underground, but you may know them from the countless reviews that joke about how...

    December 9, 2009 12:00 AM ET
  • Adam Lambert Goes Glam on "For Your Entertainment" Album Cover

    Adam Lambert Goes Glam on "For Your Entertainment" Album Cover | ARTICLE

    Do not adjust you computer monitors: the above image of Adam Lambert is in fact the cover for his post-Idol debut album For Your Entertainment, due out November 23rd. The album cover was confirmed by Lambert's Adam...

    October 27, 2009 6:13 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Reveals "DJ Hero" Habits, Onstage Tips Learned From Bono

    Jay-Z Reveals "DJ Hero" Habits, Onstage Tips Learned From Bono | ARTICLE

    "My nephews ain't beat me their whole entire life — until now," said Jay-Z, clad in his trademark Yankee cap and shades yesterday, demonstrating for a small press roundtable that he could be just as competitive with...

    October 27, 2009 10:36 AM ET
  • Them Crooked Vultures Blast Through Jams at New York Debut

    Them Crooked Vultures Blast Through Jams at New York Debut | ARTICLE

    "It's a lot of new music," said Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme onstage at the Roseland Ballroom for the New York debut of his supergroup with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones last night. "It's not...

    October 16, 2009 9:53 AM ET
  • Eminem, Public Enemy, Tom Morello Gather for Hip Hop Honors

    Eminem, Public Enemy, Tom Morello Gather for Hip Hop Honors | ARTICLE

    VH1's Hip Hop Honors don't air until Tuesday, October 13th at 9 p.m. EST/PST, but Rolling Stone was at the big event at Brooklyn's Howard Gilman Opera House last night. At the sixth annual Honors, a cavalcade...

    September 24, 2009 2:03 PM ET
  • Jimi Hendrix: Remembering the Guitar God on the Anniversary of His Death

    Jimi Hendrix: Remembering the Guitar God on the Anniversary of His Death | ARTICLE

    Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix, who passed away in London after changing the way the world handles six strings. In honor of the greatest guitar player who ever lived, check...

    September 18, 2009 2:17 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert's Rise From Sketch Shows to America's Hero

    Stephen Colbert's Rise From Sketch Shows to America's Hero | ARTICLE

    Before Stephen Colbert was a beloved political satirist and Peabody-winning grizzly bear detractor, he was an actor and comedian shuffling his way through various sketch shows and under-the-radar cameos. His stoic deadpan and occasional bouts of...

    September 2, 2009 11:00 AM ET
  • Breaking: Portugal. The Man

    Breaking: Portugal. The Man | ARTICLE

    Who: A hard-working, hard-touring indie-soul four-piece whose spotlight-stealing sets at this year's Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza festivals were honed by averaging 250 shows a year. Now stationed in Portland, PTM were the most famous exports of Wasilla, Alaska,...

    August 26, 2009 1:11 PM ET
  • Twittering Woodstock

    Twittering Woodstock | ARTICLE

    The Woodstock Music and Art Festival is already rock music's most legendary moment: the era-defining music, the unrivaled glow of harmony and optimism, the use of mud as formalwear. But one thing that is rarely mentioned...

    August 12, 2009 4:20 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Pays Tribute to Adam Yauch, Michael Jackson at All Points West

    Jay-Z Pays Tribute to Adam Yauch, Michael Jackson at All Points West | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z's first American festival show at Friday's All Points West festival was a hard-rocking, non-stop blizzard of hits, punctuated by tributes to the Beastie Boys and Michael Jackson, and included some exclusive tastes of his upcoming album...

    August 1, 2009 1:04 PM ET
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend Rescue Rainy All Points West With High-Energy Sets

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend Rescue Rainy All Points West With High-Energy Sets | ARTICLE

    "I know it's not easy to dance when you're holding an umbrella," said Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, essentially summing up Friday's rainy, muddy, bleak, All Points West Festival in New Jersey's Liberty State Park. After the rain...

    August 1, 2009 12:55 PM ET
  • "Play" 10 Years Later: Moby's Track by Track Guide to 1999's Global Smash

    "Play" 10 Years Later: Moby's Track by Track Guide to 1999's Global Smash | ARTICLE

    When Play was released, I kind of thought my career was over," says Moby. He's speaking from the sparse, utilitarian Manhattan studio where he recorded the 1999 smash in the years before the walls were...

    July 2, 2009 9:32 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Talks Ditching Def Jam, New Deals: "I'm an Entrepreneur"

    Jay-Z Talks Ditching Def Jam, New Deals: "I'm an Entrepreneur" | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z has confirmed the destinations of his Blueprint 3 and Roc Nation label, telling Billboard that his new album will be released on Atlantic Records while the label he formed after signing a 360 deal...

    July 1, 2009 12:52 PM ET
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