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  • 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
  • Cee Lo and Goodie Mob Return to Roots on New Album

    Cee Lo and Goodie Mob Return to Roots on New Album | ARTICLE

    In mid-2005, the hip-hop crew Goodie Mob holed up in a studio to begin work on their first album with original member Cee Lo Green since 1999's World Party. But just as they were getting into a...

    August 22, 2013 12:10 PM ET
  • The 24 Wildest Moments in VMA History

    The 24 Wildest Moments in VMA History | ARTICLE

    This Sunday, music's other biggest night is going down at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (tune in to MTV starting at 9 p.m.) – and the VMAs are looking bigger than they've been in years, with performances by a...

    August 20, 2013 4:50 PM ET
  • Zola Jesus Reworks Synth-Heavy Songs With Strings

    Zola Jesus Reworks Synth-Heavy Songs With Strings | ARTICLE

    Last May, when Nika Rosa Danilova performed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City – wearing a conch shell-inspired LED encrusted collar and accompanied by the Mivos Quartet and composer JG Thirlwell – the gothic-leaning singer, who performs...

    August 19, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Get Intimate With Big Top Fest

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Get Intimate With Big Top Fest | ARTICLE

    In 2007, when he founded Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with fellow singer Jade Castrinos, Alex Ebert had no desire to tour in a traditional manner with his new band. "I wanted to do . ....

    August 16, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • Shaun White on His New Band, Bad Things: 'I Drop Everything' for Them

    Shaun White on His New Band, Bad Things: 'I Drop Everything' for Them | ARTICLE

    In the early morning of the second day of Lollapalooza, Shaun White learned that his band, Bad Things, had been moved from the small Kidsapalooza stage to the much-larger Grove stage; the change came as a result...

    August 14, 2013 4:55 PM ET
  • Jake Bugg Finishing New Album With Producer Rick Rubin

    Jake Bugg Finishing New Album With Producer Rick Rubin | ARTICLE

    A few hours after arriving in Chicago, Jake Bugg sits backstage and smokes a Marlboro. He's running on one hour of sleep, but based on a rousing 45-minute set to a thousand-plus Lollapalooza sidestage crowd, you'd hardly...

    August 9, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Big Sean on Kanye, Threesomes, and His 'Classic' New LP

    Big Sean on Kanye, Threesomes, and His 'Classic' New LP | ARTICLE

    When he released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011, Big Sean was still searching for artistic direction. "I wasn't all the way comfortable in my skin," he says, checking in with Rolling Stone from L.A....

    August 9, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Angel Haze's No-Nonsense Hip-Hop Journey

    Angel Haze's No-Nonsense Hip-Hop Journey | ARTICLE

    Thanks to a string of jarring, confessional mixtapes last year culminating in October's blunt-force Classick, Angel Haze is considered one of rap's most promising new talents – though it doesn't always seem possible to her.  "It's still so surreal,"...

    August 8, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Inside Haim's Long-Awaited Debut 'Days Are Gone'

    Inside Haim's Long-Awaited Debut 'Days Are Gone' | ARTICLE

    It's Saturday afternoon at Lollapalooza, and the Haim sisters – Este, Alana and Danielle – are sitting backstage. They've been in Chicago since Wednesday, but the sibling rockers, whose music has drawn rave reviews from the

    August 7, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 With Epic Set

    Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 With Epic Set | ARTICLE

    Closing out a festival is no easy task, and Thomas Mars knows it. "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired," the Phoenix singer told the Lollapalooza crowd last night, kneeling into the front row of a...

    August 5, 2013 11:45 AM ET
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