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  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: YouTube Night

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: YouTube Night | ARTICLE

    For the past three weeks, America has watched athletes transform years of hard work and dedication into jaw-dropping displays of athletic prowess. With that over, NBC now returns to its regularly scheduled America's Got Talent, the show...

    August 15, 2012 11:20 AM ET
  • Obama Campaign Launches 'DJs For Obama'

    Obama Campaign Launches 'DJs For Obama' | ARTICLE

    In yet another sign that 2012 is truly the year of the DJ, Obama for America has launched a program entitled DJs for Obama – a reelection effort that calls upon top acts to voice their support...

    August 14, 2012 6:30 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Diana Krall Offers Wistful Take on 'Wide River to Cross'

    Song Premiere: Diana Krall Offers Wistful Take on 'Wide River to Cross' | ARTICLE

    Diana Krall achieved a career highlight this year when she played piano on and served as the primary musical guide for Paul McCartney's standards album, Kisses on the Bottom. But her latest work, the T Bone Burnett-produced Glad Rag Doll,...

    August 14, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Mac Miller Talks Joint Album With Pharrell, Maturing as an Artist

    Mac Miller Talks Joint Album With Pharrell, Maturing as an Artist | ARTICLE

    Last November, Mac Miller's album Blue Slide Park made him the first independent artist to have a debut release top the Billboard 200 in its first week. It was a remarkable introdution for the 20-year-old rapper from...

    August 9, 2012 4:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon on Big Ambitions, Bonding With Fans

    Q&A: Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon on Big Ambitions, Bonding With Fans | ARTICLE

    "It is what it is." Brian Fallon likes this phrase. Chatting with Rolling Stone backstage at Lollapalooza Sunday after the Gaslight Anthem played before an estimated 20,000 fans, the 32-year-old frontman says it several times. The seeming...

    August 8, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Jack White, Kaskade, At the Drive-In Round Out Final Day of Lollapalooza

    Jack White, Kaskade, At the Drive-In Round Out Final Day of Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    After dicey weather dominated the first two days of Lollapalooza, Sunday was pure bliss in Chicago: Not only was there a pleasant breeze blowing in from Lake Michigan – in marked contrast to the blistering heat Friday and...

    August 6, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii Battle Severe Thunderstorms at Lollapalooza

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii Battle Severe Thunderstorms at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    It was a scene straight out of The Day After Tomorrow: a sea of confused, disgruntled people flooding the streets of Chicago, left to wonder about their fate. The cause of this mayhem: severe thunderstorms, which temporarily...

    August 5, 2012 10:55 AM ET
  • Passion Pit Singer on Battling Mental Illness and Taking New Songs on the Road

    Passion Pit Singer on Battling Mental Illness and Taking New Songs on the Road | ARTICLE

    A few hours before his band makes their main stage debut at Lollapalooza, Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos is having serious reservations about the impending gig. "It's hard to be doing this at all," the singer tells...

    August 4, 2012 11:37 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath Fire Up Lollapalooza With Triumphant Reunion Gig

    Black Sabbath Fire Up Lollapalooza With Triumphant Reunion Gig | ARTICLE

    Ozzy Osbourne may be a rickety, self-described "lunatic." But as the Black Sabbath frontman proved during the English rockers' headlining set on the opening night of Lollapalooza Friday, there's still fire burning deep in his Satan-loving heart. "Fuckin' A,...

    August 4, 2012 10:18 AM ET
  • Steve Angello on Swedish House Mafia's Retirement: 'It Was Time'

    Steve Angello on Swedish House Mafia's Retirement: 'It Was Time' | ARTICLE

    On June 23rd, only six months after selling out New York City's Madison Square Garden, superstar DJ trio Swedish House Mafia announced their decision to retire from the road. "Today we want to share with...

    August 2, 2012 11:40 AM ET
  • Wiz Khalifa on His New Album and Life as an Engaged Man

    Wiz Khalifa on His New Album and Life as an Engaged Man | ARTICLE

    "Oh yeah, I didn't take my shot yet," Wiz Khalifa admits to his posse, a crew he lovingly refers to as "the Taylor Gang," backstage at a 25,000-plus-seat ampitheater outside Chicago. He joins his red Solo cup...

    August 1, 2012 3:45 PM ET
  • Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Throw Label Showcase in New York

    Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Throw Label Showcase in New York | ARTICLE

    In 2003, when Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia launched his Size Records imprint, the DJ and producer saw it as an opportunity to not only build his own brand, but mentor and provide a safe haven...

    August 1, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • KISS Roar Back This Fall With 'Monster'

    KISS Roar Back This Fall With 'Monster' | ARTICLE

    It's been just shy of four decades since KISS released their eponymous debut album. But as Gene Simmons says, the hard rock titans – who are set to drop their 20th studio album, Monster, on October...

    July 27, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: Head in the Sand

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: Head in the Sand | ARTICLE

    For the first time all season on America's Got Talent, we headed into Wednesday night's results show with hardly a clue as to which four acts would advance to the semifinals. The performances on Tuesday had simply...

    July 26, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • ‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Like They're Shot Out of a Cannon

    ‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Like They're Shot Out of a Cannon | ARTICLE

    After a heartbreaking exit from hip-hop crew Wordspit The Illest! during last week's results show, America's Got Talent returned on Tuesday night for the final round of quarterfinal performances. As was stated ad nauseam throughout the show,...

    July 25, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • The Antlers' New Release: 'Closing the Door' on Darkness

    The Antlers' New Release: 'Closing the Door' on Darkness | ARTICLE

    For 2009's Hospice and last year's Burst Apart, the Antlers ventured into dark territory. The former painted a picture of the tumultuous relationship between a hospice worker and a terminally ill patient, while the latter focused on...

    July 24, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Composer on Creating Gotham City's Ominous Sonic Landscape

    'Dark Knight Rises' Composer on Creating Gotham City's Ominous Sonic Landscape | ARTICLE

    Listen to 'The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack': Before Christopher Nolan shot the first scene of The Dark Knight Rises, composer Hans Zimmer, who scored the first two films in the director's Batman...

    July 21, 2012 1:05 PM ET
  • Hans Zimmer on 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting: 'We're All Devastated'

    Hans Zimmer on 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting: 'We're All Devastated' | ARTICLE

    Hans Zimmer, the Oscar-winning composer who created the score for The Dark Knight Rises, was scheduled to speak with Rolling Stone on Friday about his soundtrack for the latest installment in director Christopher Nolan's Batman film trilogy....

    July 20, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Flea Releasing Solo EP, 'Helen Burns'

    Flea Releasing Solo EP, 'Helen Burns' | ARTICLE

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has released a solo EP, Helen Burns, to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2001 to facilitate music education among L.A.-area youth. The six-track...

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • JEFF the Brotherhood Get Down With Smoked Meat on 'Hypnotic Nights'

    JEFF the Brotherhood Get Down With Smoked Meat on 'Hypnotic Nights' | ARTICLE

    Armed for the first time with a major-label budget, Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood found themselves with a considerably longer timeframe to cut Hypnotic Nights, the just-released follow-up to their 2011 scuzz-rock breakthrough, We Are...

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM ET
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