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  • 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
  • Mayer Hawthorne Flips the Script on New Album 'Where Does This Door Go'

    Mayer Hawthorne Flips the Script on New Album 'Where Does This Door Go' | ARTICLE

    "It's not a little bit different," Mayer Hawthorne says of his forthcoming album, Where Does This Door Go. "It's a lot different." For his latest effort, out July 16th, the neo-soul singer tells Rolling Stone he threw...

    June 12, 2013 4:30 PM ET
  • Inside 'True Blood''s Killer New Soundtrack

    Inside 'True Blood''s Killer New Soundtrack | ARTICLE

    Gary Calamar calls True Blood "a music supervisor's dream show." He should know: for the past five seasons, the disc jockey turned award-winning music supervisor has anchored the hit HBO show's music department, recruiting an A-list set...

    May 28, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Chance the Rapper: High Times and Wild Nights in Chicago

    Chance the Rapper: High Times and Wild Nights in Chicago | ARTICLE

    On an unseasonably warm Friday evening in May, minutes before facing the biggest hometown crowd of his young career, Chance the Rapper races a skateboard around the barren downtown-Chicago office space that's temporarily doubling as his dressing...

    May 24, 2013 11:50 AM ET
  • Janelle Monae and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rock the Windy City

    Janelle Monae and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rock the Windy City | ARTICLE

    Many huge mainstream artists have been backed in concert by full orchestral accompaniment. Jay-Z mixed hip-hop with strings at Carnegie Hall last spring, and Phish's Trey Anastasio noodled on his guitar alongside several metropolitan city...

    May 21, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Live Finale

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Live Finale | ARTICLE

    It's nearly the end of another season of Celebrity Apprentice, and Donald Trump has narrowed the field to two veteran contestants: Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins. In order to eke out every last drop of prime-time programming,...

    May 20, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Final Task

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Final Task | ARTICLE

    "Final four," says Lil Jon, taking in the glory that is advancing to the final round of Donald Trump's oh-so-meaningful (and inexplicably long-running) reality competition, Celebrity Apprentice. With last week's dismissal of Marilu Henner, the exclamation point...

    May 12, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Jack White on U2's 'Achtung Baby,' 'Great Gatsby' Contribution

    Jack White on U2's 'Achtung Baby,' 'Great Gatsby' Contribution | ARTICLE

    Jack White was a teenager in blue-collar Detroit when he purchased U2's heavy left turn of a seventh album, Achtung Baby. "I listened to that a lot in my headphones," he says. Almost immediately,...

    May 6, 2013 12:05 PM ET
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Battle at Barclays

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Battle at Barclays | ARTICLE

    With Gary Busey out of the picture, his former Plan B teammates Lisa Rinna and Penn Jillette are now breathing easy. "It was an exhausting ordeal to deal with Gary," says Rinna. Jillette, meanwhile, is just happy...

    May 5, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • 'It's Now or Never' for Reunited 98 Degrees

    'It's Now or Never' for Reunited 98 Degrees | ARTICLE

    "We're not getting any younger," says Nick Lachey of a principal motivation behind his longtime group, 98 Degrees, and their decision to reunite for a new album and a forthcoming tour this summer with New Kids...

    May 3, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • J. Cole's New Album: 'I'm All the Way Inspired'

    J. Cole's New Album: 'I'm All the Way Inspired' | ARTICLE

    J. Cole estimates he's written and recorded multiple full-length albums in the time since releasing his Number One debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. "Honestly, I probably made four albums [since then],"...

    May 2, 2013 12:05 PM ET
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