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  • The Rolling Stones Offer Plenty of Surprises in Los Angeles Tour Kickoff

    The Rolling Stones Offer Plenty of Surprises in Los Angeles Tour Kickoff | ARTICLE

    After 50 years, certain aspects of Rolling Stones concerts are completely unsurprising, even if you've never been to one. The show concludes with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Charlie Watts plays his Spartan drum...

    May 4, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Elton John Previews New Album at L.A. Listening Party

    Elton John Previews New Album at L.A. Listening Party | ARTICLE

    "I'm not the sort of artist who'll get played on the radio," Elton John said yesterday in a studio on the west side of Los Angeles, explaining why he was hosting a...

    February 23, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • 'Archer' Brings the Filth Back to Global Espionage

    'Archer' Brings the Filth Back to Global Espionage | ARTICLE

    From Homeland to Zero Dark Thirty, spies are once again dominating popular culture: bitter, obsessed, conflicted spies. Archer – the filthy, funny spy cartoon returning for its fourth season on FX on January 17th – is the...

    January 17, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Soundgarden on Their Reunion Album and Musical Legacy

    Q&A: Soundgarden on Their Reunion Album and Musical Legacy | ARTICLE

    In Los Angeles, inside a plush suite at the luxury Beverly Wilshire Hotel, one half of grunge giants Soundgarden – singer Chris Cornell and bassist Ben Shepherd – sit in oversized armchairs, discussing the band's reunion...

    November 12, 2012 10:40 AM ET
  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Marvel Comics

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Marvel Comics | ARTICLE

    Before Marvel Comics became an unending source of superhero movie blockbusters, it was a scruffy collection of hustlers and stoners, creating four-color myths one month at a time. Sean Howe's gripping new history, Marvel Comics: The Untold...

    October 9, 2012 2:50 PM ET
  • Louis C.K. Selling Tig Notaro's Instantly Legendary Comedy Set

    Louis C.K. Selling Tig Notaro's Instantly Legendary Comedy Set | ARTICLE

    "I was expecting an awkward, quiet show," Tig Notaro says of her August standup set at the Largo in Los Angeles, where she shared her stage-two cancer diagnosis with the audience. Instead, she blew the audience away,...

    October 5, 2012 1:58 PM ET
  • Mindy Kaling Breaks Down Her Best Twitter Moments

    Mindy Kaling Breaks Down Her Best Twitter Moments | ARTICLE

    Multitasking champion Mindy Kaling, famous as a writer/performer on The Office (where she played the vapid Kelly) and as the bestselling author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, is now the creator of the charming sitcom...

    October 2, 2012 3:00 PM ET
  • 2008's Country Lolita: Taylor Swift

    2008's Country Lolita: Taylor Swift | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey and her entourage move through the MTV hallways in a flying wedge, backing Taylor Swift into her dressing room. That room's approximately the size of a shoe closet, but Swift doesn't care. Today is going...

    August 28, 2012 3:06 PM ET
  • Ke$ha, Title TBD (2012 TBD)

    Ke$ha, Title TBD (2012 TBD) | LIST ENTRY

    After months of work at producer Dr. Luke's Malibu home studio, Ke$ha is still tinkering with her second full-length album. The new disc is packed with tunes she calls "cock pop" – the Top 40 equivalent of...

    August 20, 2012 3:17 PM ET
  • Marriage, Motherhood and Wild Rage: Inside Pink’s New Album

    Marriage, Motherhood and Wild Rage: Inside Pink’s New Album | ARTICLE

    Pink smiles and digs into a plate of nachos not far from the Venice, California, studio where she recorded her sixth LP. The singer seems happy and relaxed; she and her husband, motocross star Carey Hart, are...

    August 2, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • The xx Strip Way Down in L.A.

    The xx Strip Way Down in L.A. | ARTICLE

    On the first date of their current American tour, the xx took their minimalist grooves and found ways to strip them down even further. Performing the single "Basic Space" – a song where the space turns out...

    July 24, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • Massive Beats, Wild Nights and Crazy Tattoos: Ke$ha Rocks Out on New Album

    Massive Beats, Wild Nights and Crazy Tattoos: Ke$ha Rocks Out on New Album | ARTICLE

    Ke$ha walks into Dr. Luke's home studio in Malibu carrying a Siamese kitten. She flips down her lower lip to reveal her latest tattoo – it says SUCK IT! – and tells the producer that a Russian...

    July 20, 2012 12:50 PM ET
  • The Killers Open Up About Their 'Difficult Fourth Record'

    The Killers Open Up About Their 'Difficult Fourth Record' | ARTICLE

    Coming up in Las Vegas, the Killers learned a trick or two from the casinos, like not having any clocks on their studio walls. They have spent the past year here working weekdays, noon to midnight,...

    June 12, 2012 11:10 AM ET
  • George R.R. Martin: The Man Behind the Throne

    George R.R. Martin: The Man Behind the Throne | ARTICLE

    George R. R. Martin, the short and stout author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the epic series of fantasy novels that provides...

    May 24, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Joe Perry on Aerosmith's New Album

    Q&A: Joe Perry on Aerosmith's New Album | ARTICLE

    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says he's frequently thought about leaving the band. "I've thought very often about throwing it over for just writing and doing my own thing, but nothing excites me as much as getting to...

    March 30, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • New Aerosmith Album Due in Three Months, Band Confirms

    New Aerosmith Album Due in Three Months, Band Confirms | ARTICLE

    At a press conference at the Grove mall in Los Angeles, just around the corner from the American Idol studio, the members of Aerosmith (minus guitarist Brad Whitford) bravely stepped into the sunshine and proved that they...

    March 28, 2012 4:32 PM ET
  • Kenny Powers and the Unlikely Rise of Danny McBride

    Kenny Powers and the Unlikely Rise of Danny McBride | ARTICLE

    Inside a cottage with a quaint white porch, just yards north of a quiet stretch of Hollywood Boulevard, Danny McBride sits staring at himself on a television screen, declining the opportunity to eat shrimp from another man's...

    February 19, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Melissa McCarthy: The Runaway Bridesmaid

    Melissa McCarthy: The Runaway Bridesmaid | ARTICLE

    This story is from the September 15, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone. Melissa McCarthy in real life: sweet and gracious, with a voice just a few decibels above a whisper. Melissa McCarthy as Megan,...

    January 24, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Return With 'Jersey Shore' in Their Cross Hairs

    Beavis and Butt-Head Return With 'Jersey Shore' in Their Cross Hairs | ARTICLE

    A balding 49-year-old multi-millionaire in bluejeans steps up to the microphone and unleashes the inarticulate teenager lurking inside him: "Uh-huh. Whoa! Uh-huh. Huh-huh-huh." This is Mike Judge, creator of the legendary cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head, channeling Butt-Head...

    October 27, 2011 3:20 PM ET
  • Elton John Opens Las Vegas Residency With Style

    Elton John Opens Las Vegas Residency With Style | ARTICLE

    Elton John and Las Vegas were made for each other. He's a hit-making machine who pays off more reliably than the slots – and he has a weakness for shiny things. So early on in "The...

    September 29, 2011 5:45 PM ET
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