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  • T.I. Talks Going to Jail, Previews Tracks From New Album

    T.I. Talks Going to Jail, Previews Tracks From New Album | ARTICLE

    T.I., who was on house arrest while awaiting sentencing for felony gun charges, is finally out and about. "In some ways, I miss the house," he said last week when he stopped by the Rolling Stone office...

    May 5, 2008 3:39 PM ET
  • Scott Weiland Q&A: Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Talks Axl Rose, STP's Reunion and Tight Jeans

    Scott Weiland Q&A: Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Talks Axl Rose, STP's Reunion and Tight Jeans | ARTICLE

    Midway through March, Scott Weiland told a Glasgow crowd Velvet Revolver was coming to an end. After a brief scuffle with his then-bandmates in the press, Velvet Revolver announced they would be carrying on — without...

    May 2, 2008 3:02 PM ET
  • Green Day Cut Secret New Album

    Green Day Cut Secret New Album | ARTICLE

    Fans waiting for a new Green Day record are about to get one. Sort of: The Bay Area punks have just revealed that...

    May 1, 2008 1:35 PM ET
  • Common Previews Clubby "Invincible Summer," Suggests Tune for Obama

    Common Previews Clubby "Invincible Summer," Suggests Tune for Obama | ARTICLE

    Common stopped by the Rolling Stone offices yesterday to play songs from his new album, Invincible Summer, which will come out in July, less than a year after his Grammy-winning disc, Finding Forever. "I just caught a...

    May 1, 2008 1:13 PM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails, Eagles, Pumpkins: Who Needs Labels?

    Nine Inch Nails, Eagles, Pumpkins: Who Needs Labels? | ARTICLE

    When the Smashing Pumpkins recently announced that they were leaving the major-label system, they joined a growing group of musicians who have discovered...

    April 17, 2008 1:30 PM ET
  • Corgan's Fury: Exclusive Q&A

    Corgan's Fury: Exclusive Q&A | ARTICLE

    This week, the Smashing Pumpkins filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against their former label, Virgin Records, alleging the band's name was used without permission for a Pepsi promotion. Band leader Billy Corgan called up Rolling Stone from a...

    March 26, 2008 3:40 PM ET
  • In the Studio: Coldplay

    In the Studio: Coldplay | ARTICLE

    On a Saturday night in late February, Coldplay are in their North London headquarters, listening to mixes of new songs. After spending months writing and recording with producer Brian Eno, the band is now painstakingly wrapping up...

    March 20, 2008 2:35 PM ET
  • iPods With Unlimited Music: Is Steve Jobs Coming Around to Subscriptions?

    iPods With Unlimited Music: Is Steve Jobs Coming Around to Subscriptions? | ARTICLE

    The Financial Times reported today that Apple is in discussions with the major labels to sell iPods and iPhones that come with unlimited access to iTunes music. Consumers would pay a one-time surcharge when they...

    March 19, 2008 12:52 PM ET
  • Rolling Stone Exclusive: Coldplay's New Album Title Revealed

    Rolling Stone Exclusive: Coldplay's New Album Title Revealed | ARTICLE

    Coldplay's fourth album, due out on June 17th, will be called Viva la Vida. Singer Chris Martin chose it after seeing the phrase, which means "long live life," on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who...

    March 18, 2008 3:38 PM ET
  • Madonna Gets in the Groove With Timberlake, Timbaland

    Madonna Gets in the Groove With Timberlake, Timbaland | ARTICLE

    Last spring, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Nate "Danja" Hills jetted to London to help craft a new sound for Madonna, who...

    March 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET
  • Coldplay at Work on "Something  Different" for Upcoming Album

    Coldplay at Work on "Something Different" for Upcoming Album | ARTICLE

    Coldplay are currently holed up in a studio in northern London, trying to hammer out the details for their still-untitled fourth album, due out in May. On a white board, three band members have posted radically different...

    February 27, 2008 12:31 PM ET
  • Album Preview: The Roots "Trying to Travel Down Paths Not Seen Before"

    Album Preview: The Roots "Trying to Travel Down Paths Not Seen Before" | ARTICLE

    The Roots are in the studio putting the finishing touches on their tenth album, a mostly dark, synth-heavy meditation on the state of the world called Rising Down, which will come out in May. "Not many groups...

    February 22, 2008 12:55 PM ET
  • T.I. Talks About "American Gangster," New Album, Jay-Z

    T.I. Talks About "American Gangster," New Album, Jay-Z | ARTICLE

    In American Gangster, Clifford "T.I." Harris plays Frank Lucas' nephew, who gives up dreams of being a baseball star after moving from North Carolina to New York to help build Lucas's drug empire. In real life, T.I....

    February 19, 2008 12:39 PM ET
  • In the Studio: The Mars Volta Triumph Over Evil Spirits, Write Shorter Songs for "The Bedlam in Goliath"

    In the Studio: The Mars Volta Triumph Over Evil Spirits, Write Shorter Songs for "The Bedlam in Goliath" | ARTICLE

    Evil spirits tried to sabotage Mars Volta's new record, The Bedlam in Goliath, which is due January 29th. No shit: Guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez bought singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala a Ouija board in Jerusalem, and the duo is convinced...

    January 2, 2008 12:42 PM ET
  • Bun B, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Three 6 Mafia Remember UGK's Pimp C (1974-2007)

    Bun B, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Three 6 Mafia Remember UGK's Pimp C (1974-2007) | ARTICLE

    Pimp C, founder of Texas hip-hop duo Underground Kingz (UGK), who created a template for Southern hip-hop, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room December 4th. The cause of death has not been determined, but...

    December 5, 2007 7:54 PM ET
  • On the Charts: Alicia Keys Snags Top Spot; Josh Groban Gets Assist From Oprah

    On the Charts: Alicia Keys Snags Top Spot; Josh Groban Gets Assist From Oprah | ARTICLE

    The Big News: For the first time in a year, the top ten albums each sold 100,000 or more copies — a sure sign that the holiday shopping season has begun. Aided by a knockout performance at...

    November 21, 2007 1:11 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan's New Ride

    Bob Dylan's New Ride | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan is driving an Escalade down a dusty desert highway. He stops at a crossroads, steps out and contemplates his options. In...

    November 15, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Nas' "Greatest Hits": A Track-By-Track Journey

    Nas' "Greatest Hits": A Track-By-Track Journey | ARTICLE

    Today, the pride of Queens, Nas, drops a Greatest Hits album that spans from 1994's Illmatic — probably the best debut in hip-hop history — to 2004's Street Disciple. No tracks from his most recent album, Hip...

    November 6, 2007 2:35 PM ET
  • CMJ 2007, Night Five (Brother Edition): Little Brother and Brother Ali

    CMJ 2007, Night Five (Brother Edition): Little Brother and Brother Ali | ARTICLE

    One thousand or so bands (give or take a few shaggy haircuts) hit New York City every fall for the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day band-a-palooza where new acts get noticed (see Arcade Fire) and scores more...

    October 21, 2007 2:03 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Talks Street Life, "Kingdom Come" and Retirements

    Jay-Z Talks Street Life, "Kingdom Come" and Retirements | ARTICLE

    As we reported earlier, Jay-Z invited us up to his Roc the Mike studio late last week to preview his forthcoming album, American Gangster. But once the Patron started flowing, the conversation took...

    October 11, 2007 12:20 PM ET
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