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  • IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014's 10 Best and Worst Moments

    IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014's 10 Best and Worst Moments | ARTICLE

    Because nothing says "I Heart Radio" like doing a television program, the Clear Channel network threw itself an awards show last night and got a whole bunch of A-list performers to show up. The iHeartRadio Music Awards,...

    May 2, 2014 11:10 AM ET
  • South of 'Heaven': Steven Soderbergh Cuts an Epic Bomb in Half

    South of 'Heaven': Steven Soderbergh Cuts an Epic Bomb in Half | ARTICLE

    Heaven's Gate is one of the most notorious cinematic bombs of all time. A 1980 Western about an armed conflict in Wyoming between rich cattlemen and poor farmers, made for a then-astronomical $44 million, it not only...

    April 28, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' Vid

    Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' Vid | VIDEO

    In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the lead single from Natalie Merchant, "Ladybird," has lyrics directed...

    April 24, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • 'Quadrophenia' Hits the Quad

    'Quadrophenia' Hits the Quad | ARTICLE

    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Who, but also the 50th anniversary of the Brighton Beach battle between mods and rockers immortalized in Quadrophenia. To mark the occasion, England's University of Sussex...

    April 22, 2014 4:10 PM ET
  • 10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History 'Mad World'

    10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History 'Mad World' | ARTICLE

    If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace, you'll want to check out Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. The hugely entertaining...

    April 16, 2014 8:30 AM ET
  • How EMA Made an Angry, Awesome Punk Sci-Fi Record in Her Basement

    How EMA Made an Angry, Awesome Punk Sci-Fi Record in Her Basement | ARTICLE

    "It's all tragedy and pain," Erika M. Anderson says of her creative process. Then she flashes a smile. "Just kidding." Anderson, who records as EMA, made one of the best albums of 2011: Past Life Martyred Saints,...

    April 7, 2014 1:55 PM ET
  • 5 Rock Records Intended to Have Extremely Limited Pressings

    5 Rock Records Intended to Have Extremely Limited Pressings | ARTICLE

    This week, the Wu-Tang Clan announced that they had a completed a 31-track double album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. But instead of releasing it through conventional means, they plan to make a...

    March 28, 2014 3:05 PM ET
  • Avey Tare on How Sickness and Splatter Inspired 'Slasher House'

    Avey Tare on How Sickness and Splatter Inspired 'Slasher House' | ARTICLE

    Cinematic mass murder and free-wheeling sonic experimentation: two great tastes that taste great together. That's the logic of Avey Tare of Animal Collective, anyway. For his new solo album, Enter the Slasher House, out April 8th,...

    March 26, 2014 1:05 PM ET
  • 25 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Madonna Smells Prince

    25 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Madonna Smells Prince | ARTICLE

    The March 23rd, 1989, edition of Rolling Stone (issue Number 548) was a college-themed issue that featured articles on turmoil at Gallaudet University and physics professors studying baseball. (Not to mention El Salvador politics, AIDS, and the...

    March 15, 2014 11:30 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Stages Dramatic Performance-Art Spectacle at SXSW

    Lady Gaga Stages Dramatic Performance-Art Spectacle at SXSW | ARTICLE

    Ever since she was a young provocateur hatched from an egg, Lady Gaga has known how to make an entrance. Last night, for her showcase at SXSW, she was carried onto the stage trussed to a horizontal...

    March 14, 2014 9:40 AM ET
  • Neil Young on Pono, His New Album and Using LPs as Roof Shingles

    Neil Young on Pono, His New Album and Using LPs as Roof Shingles | ARTICLE

    Neil Young sits on a couch in a boutique hotel in Austin, Texas, with a bright red bandage wrapped around his right wrist. "It's OK," he says. "I can still play." Although Young has an album...

    March 14, 2014 9:22 AM ET
  • 30 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Rise of the Police, End of the Clash

    30 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Rise of the Police, End of the Clash | ARTICLE

    The March 1st, 1984 edition of Rolling Stone (issue No. 416) included articles ranging from a William Greider defense of Walter Mondale (the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination) to an in-depth investigation of the irregularities surrounding...

    March 8, 2014 2:55 PM ET
  • 40 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Bowie on Porn, Dylan Meets Cher

    40 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Bowie on Porn, Dylan Meets Cher | ARTICLE

    The February 28th, 1974, edition of Rolling Stone (issue No. 155) had articles about everything from the Vietnam War to the new breed of drinking establishments called "fern bars." Here are 10 highlights: 1. Saturation Dylan coverage

    March 1, 2014 12:05 PM ET
  • Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music

    Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music | ARTICLE

    "We're happy to be here," Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines said last night, "honoring the man who never allows himself to be honored." That man was legendary producer Rick Rubin, who consented to receive the "2014 Lifetime...

    February 28, 2014 9:10 AM ET
  • Q&A: David Lynch on Enlightenment, ZZ Top and 'Yeezus'

    Q&A: David Lynch on Enlightenment, ZZ Top and 'Yeezus' | ARTICLE

    David Lynch knows exactly when he started transcendental meditation: "On July 1st, 1973, at about 11 am." Although Lynch is most famous as a director of delightfully twisted movies from Eraserhead to Inland Empire, he is also...

    February 25, 2014 3:30 PM ET
  • Royale with Cheese: 'Pulp Fiction' Gets a Live Reading at LACMA

    Royale with Cheese: 'Pulp Fiction' Gets a Live Reading at LACMA | ARTICLE

    When Quentin Tarantino's brilliant, groundbreaking Pulp Fiction was released twenty years ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the 13-year-old star of the Disney sports comedy Angels in the Outfield. Last night, he starred in a live reading of Pulp...

    February 21, 2014 10:07 AM ET
  • X's Exene Cervenka Cleans Out Her Closet

    X's Exene Cervenka Cleans Out Her Closet | ARTICLE

    In a compact industrial space in Orange Country, California, punk-rock icon Exene Cervenka surveys the possessions she's ditching. "I've read all these books," she says. "Books are something you should share." She points out a vinyl...

    February 13, 2014 1:30 PM ET
  • Fall Out Boy Pay Homage to 'Flappy Bird' With 'Fall Out Bird'

    Fall Out Boy Pay Homage to 'Flappy Bird' With 'Fall Out Bird' | ARTICLE

    Less than a month ago, Flappy Bird – a game where you steer a little bird through retro green pipes – became the most popular free app in the Apple iOS App Store. The controls were...

    February 13, 2014 10:25 AM ET
  • Laura Jane Grace on Her Delinquent Past and Against Me!'s Future

    Laura Jane Grace on Her Delinquent Past and Against Me!'s Future | ARTICLE

    Against Me! went through some changes between their fifth album (2010's White Crosses) and their sixth album (the excellent new Transgender Dysphoria Blues). An experiment with being major-label punks ended with Sire dropping them. A...

    February 8, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Avicii on Selling Out and His $1500 Laser Pointer

    Avicii on Selling Out and His $1500 Laser Pointer | ARTICLE

    Tim Bergling, the 24-year-old Swedish DJ better known around the world as Avicii, has had worldwide smashes in the past year with his album True and his folk-EDM single "Wake Me Up." When we sat down...

    February 1, 2014 10:00 AM ET
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