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  • Cover Story Excerpt: Whitney Houston

    Cover Story Excerpt: Whitney Houston | ARTICLE

    The following is an excerpt of the Whitney Houston cover story in the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone, on stands March 2nd. Diligent professional one moment, wild child the next: Those were the opposing sides of...

    February 29, 2012 8:30 AM ET
  • Mock the Vote: How Pat Paulsen Paved the Way for Colbert

    Mock the Vote: How Pat Paulsen Paved the Way for Colbert | BLOG ENTRY

    Anyone who's followed the history of presidential campaigns since the Sixties will find something weirdly familiar about the past year’s GOP race. At various times, the cast has included a Romney, an African-American who...

    January 30, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • Bonnie Raitt Tackles Occupy Wall Street, Personal Tragedy on New Album

    Bonnie Raitt Tackles Occupy Wall Street, Personal Tragedy on New Album | ARTICLE

    By the time Bonnie Raitt entered producer Joe Henry's studio in late 2010, she'd been through what she calls "a heavy time." Her parents had passed away in quick succession, and she took a long break...

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Business Is Booming for the Grateful Dead

    Business Is Booming for the Grateful Dead | ARTICLE

    Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart admits his band has always been wary of plastering its name or likeness onto products. "People would bring us suggestions for merchandise and we used to run 'em...

    January 19, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • Voyageur

    Voyageur | ALBUM REVIEW

    Maybe it's her recent divorce, or maybe it's her subsequent hook-up with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, but Canadian folkie Kathleen Edwards has given her sound a makeover on her fourth album. With Vernon co-producing, Edwards augments the...

    January 17, 2012 12:05 AM ET
  • Bracing for Impact

    Bracing for Impact | ALBUM REVIEW

    With each album in her belated solo career, Neil Young's wife grows more confident and, even better, more cantankerous. Gone are the wispy folky strains of 2007's Pegi Young, replaced by an appealingly scruffy mix of...

    November 22, 2011 12:00 AM ET
  • Amy Winehouse's Last Days and Lost Music

    Amy Winehouse's Last Days and Lost Music | ARTICLE

    In the spring of 2009, Amy Winehouse and producer Salaam Remi were working in the new studio she'd built in the attic of her house in London's Camden district. Playing guitar and singing into a small hand-held...

    November 11, 2011 12:30 PM ET
  • All-Stars Tackle Dylan for Amnesty International

    All-Stars Tackle Dylan for Amnesty International | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan, who turned 70 in May, will get a belated birthday present early next year: an all-star tribute album organized by Amnesty...

    October 27, 2011 5:35 PM ET
  • The Spirit of 1976: Steve Jobs, Jimmy Carter, the Ramones and a Climate of Hope

    The Spirit of 1976: Steve Jobs, Jimmy Carter, the Ramones and a Climate of Hope | ARTICLE

    Nearly every tribute to the late Steve Jobs touches on one particular date: April 1st, 1976. On that day, he, fellow geek god Steve Wozniak and Atari employee Ronald Wayne officially formed a new company called Apple....

    October 7, 2011 10:50 AM ET
  • How David Letterman Reinvented TV

    How David Letterman Reinvented TV | ARTICLE

    Outside studio 6a in New York's rocke-feller Center, it was the middle of summer. But inside the cavelike, 180-seat home of a brand-new show...

    September 29, 2011 3:35 PM ET
  • Robbie Robertson Brings Art and Music Together in Collector's Edition of New Album

    Robbie Robertson Brings Art and Music Together in Collector's Edition of New Album | ARTICLE

    The Band's Robbie Robertson has toured, recorded, composed soundtracks, written dozens of classics, and worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Neil Diamond. But on September 19th, he ventured into a new arena – an art gallery. Robertson...

    September 20, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Don Henley: Record Companies 'Not Going to Roll Over' on Copyright Issue

    Don Henley: Record Companies 'Not Going to Roll Over' on Copyright Issue | ARTICLE

    A major shakeup may be coming in the music business: Thanks to a provision in U.S. Copyright Law, musicians may be able to gain control of the master tapes of their albums – good news for artists, bad...

    September 7, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • Record Biz Braces for Legal Battles Over Copyright Law

    Record Biz Braces for Legal Battles Over Copyright Law | ARTICLE

    Starting in two years, the rights to classic albums by some of rock's biggest acts, including Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Billy Joel's 52nd Street and the Eagles' The Long Run, could revert back...

    September 2, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • The Dark Side of Celebrity Charities

    The Dark Side of Celebrity Charities | ARTICLE

    When Avril Lavigne decided to launch a foundation aiding children with disabilities last year, she quickly learned that doing the right thing was going to be harder than she thought. "It's such a major deal," says Lavigne....

    June 28, 2011 10:19 AM ET
  • Ukeleles Rock: Little Axes Earn Big Fans, from Eddie Vedder to Taylor Swift

    Ukeleles Rock: Little Axes Earn Big Fans, from Eddie Vedder to Taylor Swift | ARTICLE

    On her current tour, Taylor Swift has six aerialists, more costume changes than ever – and a ukulele. Looking for new ways to...

    June 23, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Enchant London Audience in 1970

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Enchant London Audience in 1970 | ARTICLE

    In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970, Rolling Stone contributing editor David Browne details the much-anticipated U.K. debut of...

    June 1, 2011 5:40 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Preps Standards Disc, Reissues

    Paul McCartney Preps Standards Disc, Reissues | ARTICLE

    It's shaping up to be a big year for Paul McCartney. On May 6th, McCartney, 68, announced he had gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Nancy Shevell. And in an L.A. studio a month earlier, he...

    May 16, 2011 5:46 PM ET
  • Dylan Plays His First-Ever Shows in China

    Dylan Plays His First-Ever Shows in China | ARTICLE

    It wasn't exactly Newport 1965, but Bob Dylan played two of the most controversial shows of his recent career in April. Joining a...

    May 12, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • The Real Story Behind the Beatles' Last Days

    The Real Story Behind the Beatles' Last Days | ARTICLE

    Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were essentially over. To promote his first solo album, McCartney, Paul issued a...

    April 8, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Rock Tours Target China, Face Government Interference: Rolling Stone's 2008 Feature

    Rock Tours Target China, Face Government Interference: Rolling Stone's 2008 Feature | ARTICLE

    Last September, 30,000 people gathered in Beijing's Chaoyang Park to hear sets by Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy and the New York Dolls, at the third annual Beijing Pop Festival. The show — as well...

    April 7, 2011 12:30 PM ET
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