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  • Foals Discuss the Mind Warp of Touring

    Foals Discuss the Mind Warp of Touring | VIDEO

    Foals have been on the road almost nonstop since releasing their latest album, Holy Fire, in February. The rigors of touring have kept them from writing new material, but they'll be ready to start once they...

    April 13, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Rush Tour Rolling Stone's Headquarters

    Rush Tour Rolling Stone's Headquarters | VIDEO

    Rush's army of fans will probably never forgive Rolling Stone for neglecting to ever put them on the cover, but the members of the band truly couldn't care less. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson stopped the...

    April 1, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • SXSW: The Music That Changed Bands' Lives

    SXSW: The Music That Changed Bands' Lives | VIDEO

    Rolling Stone piled all of its day party performers into the SXSW Rock Room and asked a simple question: What was the musical act that changed your life? The results were varied and enlightening. For Michael Fitzpatrick of...

    March 17, 2013 3:21 PM ET
  • SXSW: Surfer Blood Do the 'Demon Dance'

    SXSW: Surfer Blood Do the 'Demon Dance' | VIDEO

    Florida rockers Surfer Blood hit Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW on Saturday and performed "Demon Dance," the sunny and melodic second single off their forthcoming Pythons. The long-awaited new album is expected out in June...

    March 17, 2013 1:30 PM ET
  • SXSW: Jake Bugg Sings 'Kentucky'

    SXSW: Jake Bugg Sings 'Kentucky' | VIDEO

    Jake Bugg opened his Rolling Stone Rock Room set on Saturday night with the country-folk twang of "Kentucky." The 19-year old Nottingham, England native's self-titled debut album will be hitting the U.S. on April 9th.  Check out a video...

    March 17, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • SXSW: Jake Bugg's 'Love Me The Way You Do'

    SXSW: Jake Bugg's 'Love Me The Way You Do' | VIDEO

    "Obviously I'm not from Kentucky," Jake Bugg admitted, referring to his first song as he moved into his second at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW. Although he hails from Nottingham, England, the 19-year-old singer comfortably channels...

    March 17, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • SXSW: Gus + Scout Play 'Gone, Gone, Gone'

    SXSW: Gus + Scout Play 'Gone, Gone, Gone' | VIDEO

    Gus Wenner and Scout Willis of New York-based Gus + Scout took the stage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room on Saturday night to perform their song "Gone, Gone, Gone." In the lead track...

    March 17, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • SXSW: Gus + Scout Play 'Highway' Live

    SXSW: Gus + Scout Play 'Highway' Live | VIDEO

    On "Barrel of the Highway," New York-based duo Gus + Scout take a rootsy look at growing up and moving on. In their performance at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, the pair explore a range of vocal dynamics,...

    March 17, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • SXSW: Free Energy Play 'Backscratcher'

    SXSW: Free Energy Play 'Backscratcher' | VIDEO

    Philadelphia five-piece Free Energy brought their fast-paced live show to Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW. "I feel something coming on!" frontman Paul Sprangers shouted before the band launched into "Backscratcher," a track off of Love Sign,...

    March 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • SXSW: Free Energy's Rallying Cry

    SXSW: Free Energy's Rallying Cry | VIDEO

    Free Energy brought their straightforward, catchy rock music to amp up the crowd at Rolling Stone's Rock Room. The band tore through their eponymous battle cry, "Free Energy," a song off of 2010's Stuck On Nothing, a...

    March 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • SXSW: Lord Huron Play 'Forever' 'Live

    SXSW: Lord Huron Play 'Forever' 'Live | VIDEO

    Lord Huron, the indie-folk band founded by Michigander-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, played a set at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW. The band played 'The Man Who Lives Forever' off of 2012's Lonesome Dreams, a song whose tambourines,...

    March 17, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • SXSW: Lord Huron Play 'Will Be Back' Live

    SXSW: Lord Huron Play 'Will Be Back' Live | VIDEO

    Indie-folk purveyors Lord Huron performed many songs from last year's Lonesome Dreams during their set at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW. Their cut "I Will Be Back One Day," which mentions being "way out west," has country...

    March 17, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • SXSW: Surfer Blood on Timbaland

    SXSW: Surfer Blood on Timbaland | VIDEO

    From the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW, singer-guitarist John Paul Pitts and guitarist Thomas Fekete of Floridian rockers Surfer Blood told of their journey from obscurity to success — or, as they put it, from using...

    March 17, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • SXSW: Lord Huron's Universe

    SXSW: Lord Huron's Universe | VIDEO

    Ben Schneider, the founding member of atmospheric folk-rockers Lord Huron, told Rolling Stone that he aims to create more than just a band. "This project is more than just music to me. It's about crafting this whole...

    March 17, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • SXSW: Gus + Scout's Simple Math

    SXSW: Gus + Scout's Simple Math | VIDEO

    From Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW, Gus Wenner and Scout Willis of the New York-based duo Gus + Scout talked about the self-confidence that defines their music. "Sometimes I think, 'Gus + Scout, is that a...

    March 17, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • SXSW: Jake Bugg on Success, Authenticity

    SXSW: Jake Bugg on Success, Authenticity | VIDEO

    When 19-year-old British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg visited Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW, he talked about life after hitting Number One on the U.K. charts with his self-titled debut record. "I was shocked. I didn't think it was...

    March 17, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • SXSW 2013: Free Energy on Playing Live

    SXSW 2013: Free Energy on Playing Live | VIDEO

    Philadelphia-basd rockers Free Energy stopped by the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW to talk crowd dynamics and their approach to playing live. "The energy that comes back from the crowd is pretty essential to most of the...

    March 17, 2013 9:30 AM ET
  • SXSW: Charles Bradley's 'Love Bug Blues'

    SXSW: Charles Bradley's 'Love Bug Blues' | VIDEO

    Charles Bradley, accompanied by the Menahan Street Band, took to the stage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room at SXSW and played "Love Bug Blues," a cut off of Victim of Love, out April 2nd. Bradley's dazzling blue suit...

    March 16, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • SXSW: The Menahan Street Band Come 'Back'

    SXSW: The Menahan Street Band Come 'Back' | VIDEO

    The Menahan Street Band, after a set of backing soul singer Charles Bradley, took a moment to show off their own chops at the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW. "Keep Coming Back" is a smooth funk track that...

    March 16, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • Surfer Blood Carve Out 'Weird Shapes'

    Surfer Blood Carve Out 'Weird Shapes' | VIDEO

    Surfer Blood brought their brand of Floridian indie-rock to Rolling Stone's Rock Room on Saturday with "Weird Shapes." The lead single off their much-anticipated forthcoming...

    March 16, 2013 1:30 PM ET
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