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  • Andre 3000 Covers Beatles, Muddy Waters Songs for Jimi Hendrix Biopic

    Andre 3000 Covers Beatles, Muddy Waters Songs for Jimi Hendrix Biopic | ARTICLE

    All Is By My Side – the Jimi Hendrix biopic currently being shot in Ireland, starring Outkast's Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000) – will feature new recordings of Benjamin covering the Beatles, Muddy...

    July 3, 2012 7:30 AM ET
  • Adam Yauch: 1964 - 2012

    Adam Yauch: 1964 - 2012 | ARTICLE

    Beastie Boys co-founder Adam "MCA" Yauch – whose band transformed hip-hop in the 1980s and was among the leaders of the alt-rock revolution...

    May 24, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

    Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62 | ARTICLE

    Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his spokesperson has confirmed via a statement. Gibb was 62 years old. "The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great...

    May 20, 2012 6:35 PM ET
  • Dick Clark Remembered

    Dick Clark Remembered | ARTICLE

     With his neatly combed hair...

    May 10, 2012 10:35 AM ET
  • Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of the Band, Dead at 71

    Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of the Band, Dead at 71 | ARTICLE

    Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71.  "He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and bandmates," Helm's longtime guitarist...

    April 19, 2012 3:10 PM ET
  • Whitney Houston: The Diva and Her Dark Side

    Whitney Houston: The Diva and Her Dark Side | ARTICLE

    E arly in the evening of February 7th, Whitney Houston was ready to reclaim her place in music. Wearing black pants and a...

    March 15, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Elton John Cuts Raw LP With T Bone Burnett

    Elton John Cuts Raw LP With T Bone Burnett | ARTICLE

    In recent years, Elton John has returned to his musical roots – reviving characters from previous albums (The Captain and the Kid), recreating the rootsy vibe of his Tumbleweed Connection era (Peachtree Road), and cutting an album...

    March 15, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • 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
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