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Paul McCartney Talks Wings Reissue, White House Gig in Chat

    Paul McCartney Talks Wings Reissue, White House Gig in Chat | ARTICLE

    It was the Internet equivalent of the Fab Four playing Shea Stadium: In the minutes leading up to Paul McCartney's web chat this afternoon, fans went crazy posting praise for the legendary rocker. The Beatle...

    May 20, 2010 1:00 PM ET
  • Filthy CBGB Bathroom Becomes a Work of Art

    Filthy CBGB Bathroom Becomes a Work of Art | BLOG ENTRY

    I once took a piss at CBGB during Sonic Youth's final show there in 2006 and it scarred me so severely, I didn't enter a dingy club bathroom for months. But if you happen to miss the...

    May 20, 2010 2:52 AM ET
  • Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes Members Revisit Graham Nash's 1971 Debut

    Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes Members Revisit Graham Nash's 1971 Debut | ARTICLE

    Forty years ago, Graham Nash entered a California studio to begin work on his first solo album, Songs for Beginners. The Crosby, Stills and Nash member was going through a tsunami of personal turmoil at the time...

    May 19, 2010 1:25 PM ET
  • Jason Bonham Plans to Take Led Zeppelin Tribute Act on the Road

    Jason Bonham Plans to Take Led Zeppelin Tribute Act on the Road | ARTICLE

    Led Zeppelin haven't answered fans' passionate calls for more shows after their one-night-only 2007 reunion concert in London. But Jason Bonham, who stepped in and played drums for his deceased father at the show, is offering the...

    May 17, 2010 12:09 PM ET
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Kool Thing: '90s Cult Hit 'Daria' Finally Hits DVD

    Kool Thing: '90s Cult Hit 'Daria' Finally Hits DVD | ARTICLE

    When Daria Morgendorffer made her debut on MTV's Beavis and Butt-head in the mid-'90s, she was a bespectacled, monotone nerd who served up razor-sharp barbs to the duo's vicious taunts of "Diarrhea! Cha cha cha!" For the...

    May 11, 2010 5:05 PM ET
  • M.I.A. Unveils New Futuristic Tribal Track "XXXO"

    M.I.A. Unveils New Futuristic Tribal Track "XXXO" | ARTICLE

    M.I.A.'s follow-up to 2007’s Kala is one of the most anticipated albums of the year and the Sri Lanakan MC is slowly leaking out more info about the disc. Last night, she unveiled the album's font-challenged title...

    May 11, 2010 1:41 PM ET
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Artists Rally to Aid Victims of Nashville Floods

    Artists Rally to Aid Victims of Nashville Floods | ARTICLE

    Two weeks after Nashville suffered fatal flooding that badly damaged pillars of the city's rich country music industry, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Brad Paisley have announced benefits to raise money and relief for affected citizens....

    May 10, 2010 12:52 PM ET
  • Travie McCoy Beats His Demons, Crafts Bumping Summer Solo Debut

    Travie McCoy Beats His Demons, Crafts Bumping Summer Solo Debut | ARTICLE

    May 7, 2010 2:56 PM ET
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Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum Emerges for Rare Solo Set

    Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum Emerges for Rare Solo Set | ARTICLE

    For the first time in more than a decade, indie-rock icon Jeff Mangum took the stage solo last night. At a benefit show at New York's Le Poisson Rouge, the frontman of the lo-fi indie-folk group Neutral...

    May 7, 2010 11:32 AM ET
  • Country Music Reels From Dangerous Nashville Floods

    Country Music Reels From Dangerous Nashville Floods | ARTICLE

    The overflow of the Cumberland River in Nashville last week has claimed the lives of 21 Tennessee residents and sent the country music industry reeling, wrecking many of the city's landmarks and destroying storage and rehearsal spaces...

    May 6, 2010 12:50 PM ET
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Rockers Geek Out About Indie Record Stores in New Documentary

    Rockers Geek Out About Indie Record Stores in New Documentary | ARTICLE

    With limited-edition releases by Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys and R.E.M. — plus live in-store performances by everyone from Smashing Pumpkins to Against Me! — this year's Record Store Day offered a much-needed financial boost to ailing independent...

    May 5, 2010 11:56 AM ET
  • Massive Attack Promise Politics and Spectacle on New Tour

    Massive Attack Promise Politics and Spectacle on New Tour | ARTICLE

    For the first time in four years, British electro duo Massive Attack are gearing up for a U.S. tour — and the group is planning an eye-popping, potentially controversial stage show for eager fans who've waited since...

    May 4, 2010 2:10 PM ET
  • Interpol Return With Moody Free Download "Lights"

    Interpol Return With Moody Free Download "Lights" | ARTICLE

    Last March, Interpol announced they were finally recording songs for the follow-up to their 2007 album Our Love to Admire. Then the band promptly went quiet — only to return 13 months later with a fresh slice...

    April 29, 2010 9:55 AM ET
  • Record Shopping With Florence and the Machine

    Record Shopping With Florence and the Machine | ARTICLE

    When she dropped into New York in early April, singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine invited Rolling Stone to tag along for an epic record-shopping excursion. On her killer debut album Lungs, Welch delivers piano-pop...

    April 27, 2010 4:37 PM ET
  • Shins' Mercer, Modest Mouse's Brock Team Up for '180 South' Soundtrack

    Shins' Mercer, Modest Mouse's Brock Team Up for '180 South' Soundtrack | ARTICLE

    In the upcoming documentary 180? South, director Chris Malloy captures a journey around Patagonia, Chile, with a travelogue inspired by environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. The filmmaker has also rounded up a few top artists to contribute songs to...

    April 23, 2010 9:13 AM ET
  • Cirque du Soleil To Stage Michael Jackson Show

    Cirque du Soleil To Stage Michael Jackson Show | ARTICLE

    After staging productions based on Elvis and the Beatles’ catalogs, Cirque du Soleil is set to take on the music of Michael Jackson. Late next year, the Montreal-based company will kick off a touring production based on...

    April 21, 2010 5:29 PM ET
  • Phish Bring Epic Live Show to New 3-D Film

    Phish Bring Epic Live Show to New 3-D Film | ARTICLE

    From the glow stick wars to the transfixing light shows to the epic three-day festivals, Phish are still one of rock's hottest live acts. And the band is bringing their concert experience to theaters with Phish 3-D,...

    April 21, 2010 8:01 AM ET
  • "Tighten Up"

    "Tighten Up" | SONG REVIEW

    The Black Keys re-teamed with Danger Mouse to cut the first single off their new record — and they've never sounded tighter or funkier. Drummer Patrick Carney pounds the skins like a drugged-up Keith Moon, and...

    April 8, 2010 9:54 PM ET
  • Deer Tick Ready "More Rock & Roll" June LP: Hear "20 Miles" Now

    Deer Tick Ready "More Rock & Roll" June LP: Hear "20 Miles" Now | ARTICLE

    When Deer Tick released Born on Flag Day last year, they proved they were one of America's best indie country-rock bands: singer John McCauley delivered sharply observed narratives of blue-collar life (sung in his nicotine-stained rasp)...

    April 8, 2010 1:22 PM ET
  • Rihanna Maps Out Summer 2010 "Last Girl on Earth" Tour

    Rihanna Maps Out Summer 2010 "Last Girl on Earth" Tour | ARTICLE

    On July 2nd, Rihanna will bring her "Last Girl on Earth" tour to the states, kicking off the 25-date trek in Seattle before wrapping up in Chicago on August 25th. The Barbados-born star — who promises the...

    April 5, 2010 6:22 PM ET
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