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  • Premiere: Smoke DZA and Cam'ron Channel 'Ghost of Dipset' on New Track

    Premiere: Smoke DZA and Cam'ron Channel 'Ghost of Dipset' on New Track | ARTICLE

    As an aspiring rapper coming of age in late-Nineties Harlem, Smoke DZA listened closely to the work of New York hip-hop luminaries: There was Jay Z and Notorious B.I.G., of course, but the rapper born...

    March 27, 2014 11:10 AM ET
  • Killer Mike on Run the Jewels' 'Much Darker and Much Harder' New LP

    Killer Mike on Run the Jewels' 'Much Darker and Much Harder' New LP | ARTICLE

    Since first popping up over a decade ago as one of the most potent voices on Outkast's Purple Ribbon Records, Killer Mike has steadily built a dedicated, largely underground following. In the last two years however, thanks in...

    March 21, 2014 12:25 PM ET
  • Mads Mikkelsen, The Steely-Eyed Genius of 'Hannibal'

    Mads Mikkelsen, The Steely-Eyed Genius of 'Hannibal' | ARTICLE

    In 2005, when Mads Mikkelsen learned he’d landed the biggest role of his career to date (Le Chiffre, the cunning, villainous banker opposite Daniel Craig’s James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale), he found it difficult to comprehend why those...

    February 27, 2014 12:46 PM ET
  • The Hold Steady Return With 'Big Rock' Aspirations on 'Teeth Dreams'

    The Hold Steady Return With 'Big Rock' Aspirations on 'Teeth Dreams' | ARTICLE

    This spring, when the Hold Steady release their sixth LP Teeth Dreams, nearly four years will have passed since the Brooklyn band's previous full-length album, 2010’s Heaven Is Whenever. It's the longest gap between albums in the...

    January 23, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Mac Miller's 'Pink Slime' EP Oozes Again

    Mac Miller's 'Pink Slime' EP Oozes Again | ARTICLE

    In early 2012, Mac Miller began working with super-producer Pharrell Williams on a joint-EP the two began referring to in interviews as Pink Slime. As Miller told Rolling Stone shortly thereafter, they planned to release their...

    December 10, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Mac Miller Jazzes Up 'The Star Room/Killin' Time' - Song Premiere

    Mac Miller Jazzes Up 'The Star Room/Killin' Time' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    This summer, Mac Miller embarked on his Space Migration Tour with several friends and collaborators, including Earl Sweatshirt and Chance the Rapper. For the first time, he also performed with a band, the funk duo The Internet....

    December 5, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Colbie Caillat's New Album Aims to Be More Upbeat

    Colbie Caillat's New Album Aims to Be More Upbeat | ARTICLE

    Last summer, Colbie Caillat spent two months writing and recording at a rented beach house in Malibu she shared with friends, family and professional collaborators. She came away with 28 new songs and emerged feeling confident her fourth solo album...

    December 4, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Jay Z Brings New Material to Life at 'Magna Carter' Tour Kickoff

    Jay Z Brings New Material to Life at 'Magna Carter' Tour Kickoff | ARTICLE

    In the nearly two decades since Jay Z first appeared on the hip-hop scene, an ex-crack-dealing Brooklynite with a sweet cadence and tragic wit, the man born Shawn Carter has worn many hats: record label head,...

    December 1, 2013 3:03 AM ET
  • Jake Bugg Shows Guitar Skills on 'Slumville Sunrise' – Song Premiere

    Jake Bugg Shows Guitar Skills on 'Slumville Sunrise' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Jake Bugg had a specific routine when recording his second album, Shangri La, at producer Rick Rubin's Malibu studio by the same name: "Wake up about noon, have a cup of coffee," the 19-year-old U.K. singer-songwriter tells...

    October 17, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • The Flaming Lips' 'Ender's Game' Song Inspires 'Peace Sword' EP

    The Flaming Lips' 'Ender's Game' Song Inspires 'Peace Sword' EP | ARTICLE

    Wayne Coyne is still a bit mystified as to how the Flaming Lips ended up recording an entire EP dedicated to the science-fiction film Ender's Game. "It's still a little bit of a mystery to me,"...

    October 15, 2013 1:30 PM ET
  • Paris Hilton Parties With Lil Wayne

    Paris Hilton Parties With Lil Wayne | VIDEO

    Paris Hilton, queen of the nightclub circuit and recent Cash Money signee, makes her return to the music world with the release of her new single "Good Time," featuring Lil Wayne and produced by DJ Afrojack. The...

    October 7, 2013 5:20 PM ET
  • Kings of Leon Bring 'Mechanical Bull' to the House of Blues

    Kings of Leon Bring 'Mechanical Bull' to the House of Blues | ARTICLE

    "We're going to have some fun with you tonight," Caleb Followill told the ecstatic crowd at Kings of Leon's intimate House of Blues gig on Wednesday in Chicago. "We've been looking forward to this concert for...

    October 3, 2013 11:10 AM ET
  • Vic Mensa Doubling Down on Solo Career

    Vic Mensa Doubling Down on Solo Career | ARTICLE

    Last May, when Vic Mensa's band Kids These Days broke up only months after releasing their major-label, Jeff Tweedy-produced debut LP, Traphouse Rock, he breathed a sigh of relief. "It's hard to live up to your...

    October 1, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Immortalizes Badfinger

    'Breaking Bad' Immortalizes Badfinger | VIDEO

    On last night's series finale of Breaking Bad, Walter White's final moments were soundtracked by a song befitting for the mastermind behind the blue meth: UK power-pop band' Badfinger's lilting lulalby "Baby Blue," a song that hints...

    September 30, 2013 12:32 PM ET
  • Chance the Rapper on Staying Independent: 'It's a Dead Industry'

    Chance the Rapper on Staying Independent: 'It's a Dead Industry' | ARTICLE

    It’s been a great year for Chance the Rapper. The 20-year-old Chicago MC (born Chancellor Bennett) dropped one of the year’s most consistently pleasing hip-hop mixtapes with April’s Acid Rap, a psychedelic, jazzy set that’s made...

    September 27, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • The Pretty Reckless Confront Tragedy on 'Going to Hell'

    The Pretty Reckless Confront Tragedy on 'Going to Hell' | ARTICLE

    "Rock & roll needs to make a resurgence," insists Taylor Momsen, speaking to her belief that the genre has slipped from the mainstream. "It needs to come back in a big way and take over again."  The...

    September 23, 2013 4:35 PM ET
  • Alt-J Feeling No Pressure for 'An Awesome Wave' Follow-Up

    Alt-J Feeling No Pressure for 'An Awesome Wave' Follow-Up | ARTICLE

    As recently as this past June, touring America remained a foreign experience for the members of alt-J. "I feel like we're a bit more exotic here," they said at the time. But after a festival-heavy summer...

    September 18, 2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Kim Gordon on Her New Band Body/Head and Missing Sonic Youth

    Q&A: Kim Gordon on Her New Band Body/Head and Missing Sonic Youth | ARTICLE

    For three decades, Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth were synonymous. Alongside longtime husband Thurston Moore and guitarist Lee Ranaldo, the now-60-year-old served as the bassist, guitarist, singer- songwriter and humble guiding force behind one of alt-rock's...

    September 12, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • From Pearl Jam to Kanye, Fall's 19 Hottest Tours

    From Pearl Jam to Kanye, Fall's 19 Hottest Tours | ARTICLE

    Summer may be nearly over, but don't think for one minute that means the slew of killer live shows is coming to a close. This fall, everyone from Kanye West to Jay Z, Pearl Jam to Atoms...

    September 9, 2013 6:13 PM ET
  • Yuck Bandmates Soldier On Following Frontman's Departure

    Yuck Bandmates Soldier On Following Frontman's Departure | ARTICLE

    Yuck aimed to record their second album last fall, but circumstances made those wishes impossible. For the better part of 2012, the London indie rock band's future was in serious limbo, as former frontman and lead singer...

    August 29, 2013 12:40 PM ET
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