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  • Steven Tyler is Staying in Aerosmith, Says Daughter Liv

    Steven Tyler is Staying in Aerosmith, Says Daughter Liv | ARTICLE

    Reports surfaced yesterday that eternally young-ish Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was contemplating leaving the band because his bandmates -- sniff -- "don't appreciate him." According to one of those shifty-eyed anonymous sources we all love so much,...

    May 30, 2007 11:57 AM ET
  • Bjork Invades Radio City With Her Avant-Garde Circus

    Bjork Invades Radio City With Her Avant-Garde Circus | ARTICLE

    In an age when pop music fans pay upwards of $200 to watch Britney Spears lip-synch to four songs, it's good to know there are a few true artists left to push the creative envelope. Bjork has...

    May 3, 2007 2:38 PM ET
  • Guns n' Roses: Substitute Rock Reunion?

    Guns n' Roses: Substitute Rock Reunion? | ARTICLE

    Hating life because the Van Halen dudes aren't touring after all? Don't slit your wrists just yet. You might have another nostalgic hair-metal reunion to lose your shit over (in a good way). According to

    February 21, 2007 6:06 PM ET
  • The Killers Channel Queen, Meat Loaf Onstage in New York

    The Killers Channel Queen, Meat Loaf Onstage in New York | ARTICLE

    From the beginning, the Killers have struggled to prove their mettle as a live rock band. Historically, most of the trouble has had to do with frontman Brandon Flowers, a sweet faced small-town boy whose obvious discomfort...

    September 25, 2006 12:25 PM ET
  • Mars Volta Share Bill, Guitarist With Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Mars Volta Share Bill, Guitarist With Red Hot Chili Peppers | ARTICLE

    Texas prog-rockers the Mars Volta will embark on a North American tour opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers this Friday in Portland, Oregon. But the bill isn't the only thing the two bands are sharing. On...

    August 8, 2006 12:01 PM ET
  • Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse: Exclusive

    Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse: Exclusive | ARTICLE

    We've known for a while that Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock and former Smiths guitarist/genius Johnny Marr were collaborating on MM's next record. But guess what? Marr is now officially a full-on member of Modest Mouse, Brock...

    August 3, 2006 4:43 PM ET
  • Video Interview: Janet Jackson on '20 Years Old'

    Video Interview: Janet Jackson on '20 Years Old' | ARTICLE

    A positively teenagerly Janet Jackson stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to sip red wine in celebration of her newest album, 20 Years Old, a hats-off to the 20-year anniversary of her pop sensation Control. The soft-spoken...

    June 19, 2006 6:11 PM ET
  • Tapes N' Tapes Ride the Buzz

    Tapes N' Tapes Ride the Buzz | ARTICLE

    When Minneapolis art rockers Tapes n' Tapes were getting started, they developed an unusual tactic for attracting fans. "Whenever there was a concert that was sold out at [the legendary club] First Avenue, we'd drive by really...

    April 7, 2006 6:15 PM ET
  • The Vines Rock Again on "Vision"

    The Vines Rock Again on "Vision" | ARTICLE

    Vines singer Craig Nicholls is back after being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in November 2004."I was working out how to deal with everything that had happened to me and to the Vines," says Nicholls. "And I'm sure...

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Dashboard Spin Emo Into Arena Rock

    Dashboard Spin Emo Into Arena Rock | ARTICLE

    For the follow-up to 2003's A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar, Dashboard frontman Chris Carrabba flew to Jamaica to work with producer Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, U2). "We'd discuss songs on a picnic table overlooking the...

    March 20, 2006 1:03 PM ET
  • Christina Aguilera Channels Billie Holiday

    Christina Aguilera Channels Billie Holiday | ARTICLE

    "I feel like I've been pregnant for eighteen months!" Aguilera says of how long it has taken her to finish her latest effort, Back to Basics, due this June. Aguilera sees the follow-up to...

    March 16, 2006 3:19 PM ET
  • Mobb Deep Get Hand From 50 Cent

    Mobb Deep Get Hand From 50 Cent | ARTICLE

    Getting dropped by Jive Records was the best thing that ever happened to Mobb Deep: A week after the call last March from Jive, 50 Cent invited the duo -- rapper-producer Havoc and rapper Prodigy -- to...

    February 15, 2006 12:47 PM ET
  • Matisyahu Brings Kosher Vibration

    Matisyahu Brings Kosher Vibration | ARTICLE

    At 3:41 p.m. on a recent Friday, dusk is fast approaching. In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Matisyahu Miller is racing against the clock to finish this interview before sundown, the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath. It's an occupational hazard...

    February 14, 2006 3:09 PM ET
  • Taking Back Sunday Get Louder

    Taking Back Sunday Get Louder | ARTICLE

    Long Island screamo dudes Taking Back Sunday spent the fall in Los Angeles, recording the follow-up to 2004's hit Where You Want to Be. Their major-label debut, Louder Now, brings more of the aggression that made their...

    December 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Soul Asylum Come Alive

    Soul Asylum Come Alive | ARTICLE

    A month before alternative rockers Soul Asylum entered the studio to work on their first album since 1998's Candy From a Stranger, bassist Karl Mueller was diagnosed with cancer. He died in June, shortly after the album,...

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Shakira Hones Her Skills

    Shakira Hones Her Skills | ARTICLE

    After scoring a Top Ten hit earlier this year with the Spanish-language album Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1, Shakira is back with an English sequel, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, due out November 29th. Expect this second installment --...

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Eagles of Death Metal Get Sexy

    Eagles of Death Metal Get Sexy | ARTICLE

    Three years ago, Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes was, by his description, "a married, 210-pound working stiff." That was before he teamed with childhood friend (and Queens of the Stone Age frontman) Josh Homme for...

    November 1, 2005 5:36 PM ET
  • OutKast Bring the Jazz

    OutKast Bring the Jazz | ARTICLE

    While preparing for her big-screen debut, R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys releases her first Unplugged CD/DVD this Tuesday. "I wanted to be able to bring it back to the essence of me as a performer," she says, "intimate...

    October 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Darkness Find Redemption

    Darkness Find Redemption | ARTICLE

    It wasn't enough to sound like Queen -- for their second album, One Way Ticket to Hell . . . and Back, due November 29th, the Darkness teamed with Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker. They even recorded...

    October 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Gorillaz' Big Summer Jam

    Gorillaz' Big Summer Jam | ARTICLE

    Twelve weeks after Gorillaz released their second album, Demon Days, the disc is still in the Top Twenty, has sold more than 600,00 copies and has a video, "Feel Good Inc.," in heavy rotation on MTV. Not...

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
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