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  • 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
  • Mumford & Sons Graduate to the Main Stage at Lollapalooza

    Mumford & Sons Graduate to the Main Stage at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    When he returned to the stage for an encore on Saturday night, Marcus Mumford smiled, wiped the sweat from his brow and then, if only for a brief moment, stared out in amazement at the thousands still...

    August 4, 2013 9:25 AM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails Return to America With Massive Lollapalooza Gig

    Nine Inch Nails Return to America With Massive Lollapalooza Gig | ARTICLE

    At 8:15 p.m., as a single light illuminated the front of the Bud Light stage, Trent Reznor brought

    August 3, 2013 9:20 AM ET
  • Gov't Mule Team With Elvis Costello on 'Funny Little Tragedy'

    Gov't Mule Team With Elvis Costello on 'Funny Little Tragedy' | ARTICLE

    Deep in the throes of recording Gov't Mule's 10th full-length studio album, frontman Warren Haynes sought the advice of a close friend. The Mule had recently finished writing "Funny Little Tragedy," a hard-charging, punk-inflected rocker; a song,...

    July 30, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Debut New Material at Wrigley Field

    Pearl Jam Debut New Material at Wrigley Field | ARTICLE

    It was nearly 2 a.m. at Wrigley Field; Friday's Pearl Jam show in Chicago had now stretched into Saturday and frontman Eddie Vedder was fully prepared to keep going. "We have five minutes left," he told...

    July 20, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Bring It Home

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Bring It Home | ARTICLE

    "Smell that?" says Derek Trucks. The ponytailed guitarist, 34, takes a freshly-pressed vinyl record and holds it up to his nose for a closer whiff. It's a Thursday evening in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Trucks is giddy...

    July 11, 2013 1:30 PM ET
  • Chuck Klosterman on His New Book, 'I Wear The Black Hat'

    Chuck Klosterman on His New Book, 'I Wear The Black Hat' | ARTICLE

    When analyzing pop culture, Chuck Klosterman makes broad strokes. In his 2003 New York Times bestselling work Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, the renowned author wrote:  Coldplay "manufactures fake love as frenetically as...

    July 9, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • John Mayer Unveils New Work, Dedicates Song to Katy Perry at Tour Opener

    John Mayer Unveils New Work, Dedicates Song to Katy Perry at Tour Opener | ARTICLE

    "I've spent many, many months dreaming of this night," said John Mayer, addressing the Summerfest crowd moments before closing out his momentous tour-opening show on Saturday evening at Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheatre. "It’s a long time coming." Mayer’s...

    July 7, 2013 9:20 AM ET
  • Tiesto: 'I Need to Make What I Like'

    Tiesto: 'I Need to Make What I Like' | ARTICLE

    Just how busy is Tiësto these days? Plenty, thanks to EDM's ongoing Stateside surge in popularity. For example: After playing a mainstage show Friday as part of the Paradiso Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre near Seattle, Tiësto...

    July 1, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Disclosure: The New Funk Soul Brothers

    Disclosure: The New Funk Soul Brothers | ARTICLE

    Last May, Guy Lawrence celebrated his 21st birthday with a party. It happened to be on the top of a castle in Ibiza, where he and his younger brother Howard – who perform together as Disclosure –...

    June 28, 2013 10:20 AM ET
  • Smith Westerns Mellow Out Before Blasting Off

    Smith Westerns Mellow Out Before Blasting Off | ARTICLE

    Cullen Omori has been stoned all day. A busy night lies ahead: The Smith Westerns singer is hoping to whip up a killer gumbo and then, if all goes according to plan, stock his newly minted "smoking...

    June 20, 2013 3:20 PM ET
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