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  • 8 Grammys 2014 Moments You Couldn't See on TV

    8 Grammys 2014 Moments You Couldn't See on TV | ARTICLE

    Although thousands of people were at the Staples Center to see the Grammys last night, the show is really designed for TV viewers — the production doesn't hesitate to shine spotlights in the crowd's eyes, for...

    January 27, 2014 10:10 AM ET
  • Grammys 2014 Pre-Show: Macklemore Cleans Up, But Stars Don't Show Up

    Grammys 2014 Pre-Show: Macklemore Cleans Up, But Stars Don't Show Up | ARTICLE

    Even with the Grammys paring down their overwhelming array of categories, they still have dozens of awards that don't make it into the evening telecast. So the pre-telecast ceremony gives out little golden gramophones in categories ranging...

    January 26, 2014 7:30 PM ET
  • Cavalcade of Stars Take the Stage at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala

    Cavalcade of Stars Take the Stage at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala | ARTICLE

    The Pre-Grammy Gala, fueled by inertia and starpower in equal amounts, is the annual party thrown by legendary record man Clive Davis the night before the Grammys. Once a label-sponsored showcase for the likes of Whitney...

    January 26, 2014 9:12 AM ET
  • Foster the People Unveil 'Supermodel' Mural in Los Angeles

    Foster the People Unveil 'Supermodel' Mural in Los Angeles | ARTICLE

    While preparing for the release of their second album Supermodel (due March 18th), the band Foster the People became art patrons: they commissioned an enormous mural of the album cover in downtown Los Angeles. "I live...

    January 24, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Neil Young's Low-Tech New Album 'A Letter Home' Due in March

    Neil Young's Low-Tech New Album 'A Letter Home' Due in March | ARTICLE

    Last night, Rolling Stone caught up with Neil Young on his way into the Village recording studio, where he was accepting the President's Merit award at the Grammy Event of the Producers and Engineers Wing of...

    January 22, 2014 1:50 PM ET
  • Read Neil Young's Full, Epic Speech From Grammy Honors Ceremony

    Read Neil Young's Full, Epic Speech From Grammy Honors Ceremony | ARTICLE

    "Thank you, Neil," Neil Young said to Neil Portnow of the Recording Academy, accepting the President's Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing last night. "I like saying that to myself." Young then gave...

    January 22, 2014 9:05 AM ET
  • Laura Jane Grace's Fresh Start: Inside Against Me!'s New 'Blues'

    Laura Jane Grace's Fresh Start: Inside Against Me!'s New 'Blues' | ARTICLE

    "I found out it's hard to press guitar pedals in high heels," says Laura Jane Grace. In May 2012, following a lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria, Grace – the singer of the punk act Against Me! and...

    January 21, 2014 11:50 AM ET
  • Ringo Starr Remembers the Beatles' 'Incredible' Ed Sullivan Moment

    Ringo Starr Remembers the Beatles' 'Incredible' Ed Sullivan Moment | ARTICLE

    Backstage at the El Rey Theater last night, where he was receiving the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace's "Lifetime of Peace and Love Award," Ringo Starr greeted visitors with an elbow...

    January 21, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Ringo Starr Honored With 'Lifetime of Peace and Love Award'

    Ringo Starr Honored With 'Lifetime of Peace and Love Award' | ARTICLE

    For his 68th birthday last night, director David Lynch threw a party for Ringo Starr. More precisely, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace gave Starr the not-made-up-at-all "Lifetime...

    January 21, 2014 10:10 AM ET
  • Damon Albarn Solo LP 'Everyday Robots' Inspired by Elephants, Eno

    Damon Albarn Solo LP 'Everyday Robots' Inspired by Elephants, Eno | ARTICLE

    "It was very cathartic," Damon Albarn says of his solo album Everyday Robots, slated for release on April 29th. Away from his various bands, including Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn cut 12 tracks that explore a range...

    January 20, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • Rosanne Cash on Her Dad's Influence and Bill Clinton's Musical Insight

    Rosanne Cash on Her Dad's Influence and Bill Clinton's Musical Insight | ARTICLE

    In her younger days, Rosanne Cash actively resisted the influence of her father, the late great Johnny Cash. "Like any person in their twenties," she explains, "I needed to get away from my parents to...

    January 13, 2014 1:35 PM ET
  • Hanging Out at Stevie Nicks' House

    Hanging Out at Stevie Nicks' House | ARTICLE

    We recently visited the Los Angeles home of rock goddess Stevie Nicks, and while we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a dedicated shawl closet and a tambourine vault, we can report that the...

    January 10, 2014 3:15 PM ET
  • Avicii's Next Level: Backstage With the Swedish Rave King

    Avicii's Next Level: Backstage With the Swedish Rave King | ARTICLE

    There's nothing understated about an Avicii show. When the 24-year-old Swedish DJ-producer (whose real name is Tim Bergling) takes over L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl on a Saturday night, he brings smoke machines, dizzying roller-coaster footage on giant video...

    January 9, 2014 11:25 AM ET
  • What is Jerry Seinfeld's 'Gigantic' Secret Project? 5 Possibilities

    What is Jerry Seinfeld's 'Gigantic' Secret Project? 5 Possibilities | ARTICLE

    Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David have a secret. Or so Seinfeld said yesterday in his Reddit AMA. Asked what the most mundane thing is that he and David (co-creators of Seinfeld) have obsessed over, he replied,...

    January 7, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Stevie Wonder Recreates 'Songs in the Key of Life' for Holiday Benefit

    Stevie Wonder Recreates 'Songs in the Key of Life' for Holiday Benefit | ARTICLE

    "Truly, I wanted to do this for years," Stevie Wonder told the capacity crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert last night, "but it felt...

    December 22, 2013 11:24 AM ET
  • Snoopzilla on Learning Funk and Dr. Dre's 'Detox'

    Snoopzilla on Learning Funk and Dr. Dre's 'Detox' | ARTICLE

    Calvin Broadus has called himself Snoop Dogg for his rap, Snoop Lion for his reggae, and now Snoopzilla for his funk. His new name is a tribute to legendary Parliament/Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins, also known...

    December 9, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • Arcade Fire, Phoenix Wrap KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    Arcade Fire, Phoenix Wrap KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas | ARTICLE

    On the second night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, my true love gave to me five-plus hours of music at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. While the first night went heavy on guitars, testosterone...

    December 9, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Goes Hard With Queens of the Stone Age

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Goes Hard With Queens of the Stone Age | ARTICLE

    For 24 years, the Los Angeles radio station KROQ has used its muscle as one of the leading alternative stations in the USA to recruit top-notch talent for its annual Christmas concert full. Last night, the first...

    December 8, 2013 9:22 AM ET
  • Stevie Nicks Spills 'American Horror Story' Secrets

    Stevie Nicks Spills 'American Horror Story' Secrets | ARTICLE

    In her new documentary, In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks tells the story of the last time she acted: in a fourth-grade play about The Alamo. "It was so bad," Nicks says. She went home after that...

    December 3, 2013 12:50 PM ET
  • Beck Performs 'Song Reader' in L.A. With All-Star Guests

    Beck Performs 'Song Reader' in L.A. With All-Star Guests | ARTICLE

    Because we live in an age where even many professional musicians can't read sheet music, it seemed like a quixotic gesture last year when Beck released Song Reader: 20 new songs, not recorded in the...

    November 25, 2013 9:15 AM ET
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