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  • Queen Gear Up for Tribute Tour 'Extravaganza'

    Queen Gear Up for Tribute Tour 'Extravaganza' | ARTICLE

    On a recent afternoon in Toronto, Queen's Roger Taylor was checking out rehearsals for Queen Extravaganza – a 25-date tribute tour with a lineup hand-selected by him and his bandmate, guitarist Brian May – when singer...

    April 30, 2012 7:05 PM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Jingle All the Way

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Jingle All the Way | ARTICLE

    With six contestants now left vying to win the title of Celebrity Apprentice – a prize as meaningful as a presidential endorsement from the show's founder, Donald Trump – we can finally start to see the light...

    April 30, 2012 9:30 AM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Hatching 'A Ton' of Material for New LP

    Vampire Weekend Hatching 'A Ton' of Material for New LP | ARTICLE

    Vampire Weekend's headlining gig at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July will mark the band's first live performance in nearly a year, but the Brooklyn-based indie rockers have been keeping busy. As bassist Chris Baio tells Rolling...

    April 26, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • LMFAO: Breakup Rumors 'Completely False'

    LMFAO: Breakup Rumors 'Completely False' | ARTICLE

    When LMFAO kick off their Sorry for Party Rocking tour on May 22nd, they'll expect just one thing from their fans. "The one rule is, there are no rules," says member Redfoo. Adds SkyBlu, the group's other...

    April 25, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Sweet Smell of Success

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Sweet Smell of Success | ARTICLE

    With last week's dismissal of thy-man-of-brilliant-lip-rug, Paul Teutul Sr., and now only seven contestants remaining, it's safe to say we've entered the home stretch of this season's edition of Celebrity Apprentice. Is this a good or bad...

    April 23, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • Fitz and the Tantrums Set to Record Again

    Fitz and the Tantrums Set to Record Again | ARTICLE

    Over the past three years, L.A.-based soul-pop outfit Fitz and the Tantrums have toured relentlessly behind their breakthrough 2010 debut album, Pickin' Up the Pieces. But as frontman Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick told Rolling Stone backstage at the...

    April 20, 2012 5:40 PM ET
  • Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus 'Not Putting Pressure on Myself'

    Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus 'Not Putting Pressure on Myself' | ARTICLE

    Before her set last weekend at Coachella, during which she would flail away with sticks at a pair of hand drums, her face painted with warrior stripes, Merrill Garbus, the multi-instrumentalist who performs as Tune-Yards, was ready...

    April 20, 2012 5:10 PM ET
  • 'Touch' Recap: Show's Days Are Numbered

    'Touch' Recap: Show's Days Are Numbered | ARTICLE

    TV shows require patience. Even the best of them won't necessarily strike you as strokes of genius from the outset. Yes, we know, there's an inherent handshake when you first watch a show – you must commit...

    April 19, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark 'Will Be Missed Greatly'

    Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark 'Will Be Missed Greatly' | ARTICLE

    At the outset of tonight's broadcast of American Idol, a noticeably shaken Ryan Seacrest paid his respects to Dick Clark, the longtime host of American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve who passed away today at the age...

    April 18, 2012 8:15 PM ET
  • Childish Gambino to Release New Mixtape 'Extremely Soon'

    Childish Gambino to Release New Mixtape 'Extremely Soon' | ARTICLE

    Relaxing before his Saturday mid-afternoon set at Coachella, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, revisits a debate that he had earlier with his team about when to put out his new mixtape. "We were discussing on the bus...

    April 16, 2012 5:10 PM ET
  • St. Vincent, David Byrne Album Collaboration Due in the Fall

    St. Vincent, David Byrne Album Collaboration Due in the Fall | ARTICLE

    "Go bigger with everything you do onstage," St. Vincent's Annie Clark tells Rolling Stone of the motto she brought to her band's Saturday evening set at Coachella. "Subtlety goes out the door. You just have to be...

    April 15, 2012 10:15 AM ET
  • Noel Gallagher on Headlining Coachella 10 Years After Oasis

    Noel Gallagher on Headlining Coachella 10 Years After Oasis | ARTICLE

    In 2002, Noel Gallagher and his former band, Oasis, headlined the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. As Gallagher tells Rolling Stone in his backstage trailer on Saturday at this year's fest, things were wildly different back...

    April 15, 2012 9:50 AM ET
  • Afrojack: 'I Want My Grandma to Understand' My Music

    Afrojack: 'I Want My Grandma to Understand' My Music | ARTICLE

    An hour before performing to a jam-packed crowd in the Sahara tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Afrojack is still deciding which songs he should play. "I was thinking about it today. What should...

    April 14, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • 'Touch' Recap: The Circle of Life

    'Touch' Recap: The Circle of Life | ARTICLE

    The best TV shows make you think, analyze and ultimately find a deeper meaning. Just the other day I found myself trying to rationalize the existence of a show such as Touch. Could I find something deeper...

    April 13, 2012 8:45 AM ET
  • Feist: Mastodon Covering My Song Is Like a 'Wet Dream'

    Feist: Mastodon Covering My Song Is Like a 'Wet Dream' | ARTICLE

    Minutes before Mastodon performed "Black Tongue" on the U.K. talk show Later… with Jools Holland last October, the sludge rockers were marveling at Leslie Feist from behind the scenes, as the singer-songwriter charged through two tunes from...

    April 10, 2012 3:00 PM ET
  • Record Store Day Preview: Feist, Mastodon, Flaming Lips and More Offer Exclusive Releases

    Record Store Day Preview: Feist, Mastodon, Flaming Lips and More Offer Exclusive Releases | ARTICLE

    Over the past two decades, with consumers increasingly choosing to purchase their music via digital outlets, countless independent records stores across the globe have been forced to throw up their shutters. Leslie Feist however, has a plan...

    April 10, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Extreme Couponing

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Extreme Couponing | ARTICLE

    Remember a few weeks back when we unequivocally believed that both teams loved the hell out of each other? Yeah, well, how quickly things can change, especially when you're dealing with self-obsessed semi-celebs. When we left off,...

    April 9, 2012 9:35 AM ET
  • 'Touch' Recap: Nine and a Half

    'Touch' Recap: Nine and a Half | ARTICLE

    By the third episode of a new show (or fourth, in Touch's case, if you want to count the preview episode back in January), for better or worse, it's generally clear what you're in for. By now,...

    April 5, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Slaughterhouse Ready to Drop Shady Records Debut

    Slaughterhouse Ready to Drop Shady Records Debut | ARTICLE

    In a backstage dressing room at Chicago's Metro, the four members of rap supergroup Slaughterhouse – Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I – are spread out on plush couches. Recently signed to

    April 4, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • Mastodon Prepping U.S. Tour Behind 'The Hunter'

    Mastodon Prepping U.S. Tour Behind 'The Hunter' | ARTICLE

    After releasing their 2009 LP Crack the Skye – a dark, ethereal collection of songs drawing upon medieval themes and containing a four-part epic, "The Czar" – Atlanta sludge rockers Mastodon have dialed it back, opting for...

    April 3, 2012 11:35 AM ET
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