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  • 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
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: Untouchables?

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: Untouchables? | ARTICLE

    The halfway point of the quarterfinals has arrived for America's Got Talent. Already eight acts have been put through to the semifinals. For those keeping score at home, that means we have 24 acts left, all vying...

    July 18, 2012 10:35 AM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Close Out Pitchfork Festival With New Material

    Vampire Weekend Close Out Pitchfork Festival With New Material | ARTICLE

    "It's been a long time since we played shows and a really long time since we played festivals," Ezra Koenig told the rowdy Pitchfork Music Festival crowd on Sunday night in Chicago's Union Park. "But you seem...

    July 16, 2012 1:35 PM ET
  • A$AP Rocky on Weed Crimes, Lana Del Rey and the Virtues of Being Weird

    A$AP Rocky on Weed Crimes, Lana Del Rey and the Virtues of Being Weird | ARTICLE

    A few hours after his rain-soaked performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on Friday, A$AP Rocky still can't come to grips with what went down midway through his set: a few minutes after he stagedove...

    July 14, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • With Steven Tyler Leaving, What's Next for 'American Idol'?

    With Steven Tyler Leaving, What's Next for 'American Idol'? | ARTICLE

    Days before he announced that he would be stepping down from his post as a judge on American Idol, Steven Tyler was guarded about his future on the hit reality-singing competition. "I don't know," the

    July 13, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Advancing Acts Are . . .

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Advancing Acts Are . . . | ARTICLE

    With another round of quarterfinal performances in the bag, the time had come for another America's Got Talent results show on Tuesday. While there’s always the potential for underdog acts to advance – after all, you never...

    July 12, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Madness Continues

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Madness Continues | ARTICLE

    The quarterfinals are now in full swing on America's Got Talent. This week a dozen new quarterfinalists are performing for America's votes, each hoping to join Edon, The Scott Brothers, Maurice and Shanice Hayes, and David Garibaldi...

    July 11, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Superfan Creates Band's Setlist

    Pearl Jam Superfan Creates Band's Setlist | ARTICLE

    Brian Farias knows that there are people who have seen Pearl Jam more than the 108 times he has. However, on June 27th, the 46-year-old Rhode Island native did something that diehard fans of the band...

    July 6, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Results Are In

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Results Are In | ARTICLE

    Since Monday was the first night of live performances for this season of America's Got Talent, Tuesday evening naturally brought the first results show. Personally, we're a huge fan of these sort of nights: you know,...

    July 4, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: ... And We're Live

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: ... And We're Live | ARTICLE

    The time has finally come: America's Got Talent is now live. Well, not right now. But it was last night. Over two hours on Monday, 12 of the remaining 48 contestants performed for the 3,000 fans who packed...

    July 3, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Melissa Etheridge, 'Falling Up'

    Song Premiere: Melissa Etheridge, 'Falling Up' | ARTICLE

    Twenty-four years after releasing her debut album, Melissa Etheridge says she's hit her creative stride. "To actually be creating at the peak of my creative abilities is very exciting for me," the 51-year-old...

    July 2, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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