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  • "Drunk Girls"

    "Drunk Girls" | SONG REVIEW

    LCD Soundsystem's cranky mastermind, James Murphy, is known for skewering his own hipster demographic — see 2002's music-snob-lampooning single, "Losing My Edge." But the dance-rock hero has never done it with the fierceness and catchiness he brings...

    April 1, 2010 9:30 PM ET
  • Beyonce Rep Says Pregnancy Reports Are "Untrue"

    Beyonce Rep Says Pregnancy Reports Are "Untrue" | ARTICLE

    Rumors that Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together lit up the Web and gossip pages today based on a Media Take Out report that cites a "rock solid" source. The...

    March 26, 2010 9:15 AM ET
  • Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister on Life as Jimi Hendrix's Roadie

    Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister on Life as Jimi Hendrix's Roadie | ARTICLE

    Before he became the legendary singer/bassist of Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister logged time as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix in the late Sixties, prepping his guitars for his explosive performances — and picking up the bits of his...

    March 25, 2010 12:03 PM ET
  • M.I.A. Set to Bring Up-and-Comers to HARD Fest in NYC and L.A.

    M.I.A. Set to Bring Up-and-Comers to HARD Fest in NYC and L.A. | ARTICLE

    M.I.A. will return to the stage this summer with two festival dates in New York and L.A — and she's bringing along plenty up-and-coming protégés from her N.E.E.T label to support her, including hotly tipped acts Sleigh...

    March 24, 2010 12:37 PM ET
  • Justin Bieber's Manager Arrested Over Long Island Mall Mob

    Justin Bieber's Manager Arrested Over Long Island Mall Mob | ARTICLE

    Justin Bieber's manager Scot "Scooter" Braun has turned himself in to police on two misdemeanor charges this morning. The charges — of reckless endangerment and obstruction of governmental administration — stem from an event in Garden City,...

    March 24, 2010 10:56 AM ET
  • Green Day Talk "American Idiot" on Broadway and Film

    Green Day Talk "American Idiot" on Broadway and Film | ARTICLE

    Green Day's American Idiot musical is less than one month away from opening, and Rolling Stone got a sneak peek at the Broadway version of the show — which premiered in Berkeley last September — at...

    March 23, 2010 3:05 PM ET
  • Pixies' Frank Black Talks Sexy Inspiration for "NonStopErotik"

    Pixies' Frank Black Talks Sexy Inspiration for "NonStopErotik" | ARTICLE

    Pixies frontman Frank Black has released plenty of solo albums over the years, but perhaps nothing as freaky as his forthcoming NonStopErotik, due out on March 30th. The disc — which was co-produced by longtime collaborator Eric...

    March 17, 2010 4:36 PM ET
  • Phish Return to the Road Summer 2010 With Monster Tour

    Phish Return to the Road Summer 2010 With Monster Tour | ARTICLE

    Bust your patchwork pants out of mothballs and tune-up your VW Bus. After last year's triumphant return to summer touring, Phish have announced that they will hit the road again for a 29-date tour that kicks off...

    March 17, 2010 1:54 PM ET
  • Breaking: Local Natives

    Breaking: Local Natives | ARTICLE

    Who: A Los Angeles-based art-folk quintet who broke out big at last year's South by Southwest and are poised to make an even bigger splash when they rock a marathon nine gigs in three days this week...

    March 17, 2010 12:49 PM ET
  • Kings of Leon "Stoked" To Hit the Road on Huge Summer Tour

    Kings of Leon "Stoked" To Hit the Road on Huge Summer Tour | ARTICLE

    In addition to headlining Bonnaroo for the first time, Kings of Leon will hit the road this summer for a tour of mostly outdoor amphitheaters and sheds. The Followill boys will kick off a 31-date trek...

    March 15, 2010 5:43 PM ET
  • New Book Captures Ryan Adams' Private Life on the Road: Photos

    New Book Captures Ryan Adams' Private Life on the Road: Photos | ARTICLE

    For four years, photographer Neal Casal played with Ryan Adams as part of his band the Cardinals, touring the country and cutting three records with the singer-songwriter before the band split in early 2009. In that...

    March 15, 2010 2:40 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga Talks "Telephone" Clip, MTV Confirms Video Not Banned

    Lady Gaga Talks "Telephone" Clip, MTV Confirms Video Not Banned | ARTICLE

    Three days after Lady Gaga unveiled her epic nine-and-a-half-minute video for "Telephone," the clip has blown up online, scoring more than 15 million views on YouTube. Gaga is also managing to spark some controversy over the...

    March 15, 2010 11:58 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam, Casablancas Bring Double Dose of Rock to "SNL"

    Pearl Jam, Casablancas Bring Double Dose of Rock to "SNL" | ARTICLE

    Six months after releasing their latest disc Backspacer, Pearl Jam returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend as musical guest, performing two tracks from...

    March 15, 2010 10:14 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Announces Massive Summer Monster Ball Arena Tour

    Lady Gaga Announces Massive Summer Monster Ball Arena Tour | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga first announced the idea for her Monster Ball tour in October 2009, after her planned Fame Kills trek with Kanye West was canceled, and she debuted the live spectacle a month later. The...

    March 15, 2010 9:21 AM ET
  • Phish's Mike Gordon Primes Fans for Solo Disc With Double Live LP

    Phish's Mike Gordon Primes Fans for Solo Disc With Double Live LP | ARTICLE

    After wrapping up a tour with Phish in December, Mike Gordon is taking time to do things his own way for the next few months. On Friday, the Phish bassist will head back on the road with...

    March 4, 2010 10:11 AM ET
  • How Beck Ended Up on Tobacco's March LP "Maniac Meat"

    How Beck Ended Up on Tobacco's March LP "Maniac Meat" | ARTICLE

    On May 25th, Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Tom Fec will return with his second solo album, Maniac Meat, under his alias Tobacco. And he's scored an A-List guest to contribute: Beck. "Having him guest on my...

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Kurt Cobain Biopic Moves Along as Fans Mark Nirvana Icon's Birthday

    Kurt Cobain Biopic Moves Along as Fans Mark Nirvana Icon's Birthday | ARTICLE

    Universal Pictures will finally move forward with their long-in-the-works Kurt Cobain biopic, which is partly based on the book Heavier than Heaven by veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio...

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio: The National Get Loud on Follow-Up to "Boxer"

    In the Studio: The National Get Loud on Follow-Up to "Boxer" | ARTICLE

    When Brooklyn baroque-pop group the National released Boxer in 2007, it was a left-field critical and commercial success that helped them score them an opening slot for R.E.M. Even Barack Obama used the stately piano ballad...

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Breaking: Titus Andronicus

    Breaking: Titus Andronicus | ARTICLE

    Who: A New Jersey-bred quartet who've gone from playing Brooklyn warehouse parties to opening up for acts like Vampire Weekend. After releasing their debut in 2008 — an album that earned them no shortage of Bruce Springsteen...

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Hot Chip Keep Heart, Beats Pumping on New Disc "One Life Stand"

    Hot Chip Keep Heart, Beats Pumping on New Disc "One Life Stand" | ARTICLE

    Two years after releasing their breakthrough disc Made in the Dark, British electro-pop group Hot Chip are set to return with One Life Stand, an 11-track set of smart, ass-shaking dance numbers that's one of the...

    January 4, 2010 12:00 AM ET
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