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  • Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiësto Set to Headline Free Global Citizen Festival

    Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiësto Set to Headline Free Global Citizen Festival | ARTICLE

    It may surprise some to see a hip-hop icon like Jay Z — the rapper who helped personify the idea of ostentatious wealth — go hard to end world poverty, but that’s exactly what you...

    July 9, 2014 12:00 AM ET
  • William Tyler's Roots Grow Eight Miles High

    William Tyler's Roots Grow Eight Miles High | ARTICLE

    Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends. For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now, click here. WHO: William Tyler may be a born-and-bred Nashvillian, but his...

    June 9, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • Guthrie Trapp's True Grit

    Guthrie Trapp's True Grit | ARTICLE

    WHO: Guthrie Trapp may not be a household name yet, but he's worked with plenty. The Nashville sideman has brought his fleet-fingered guitar and mandolin skills to studios and stages with Pistol Annies, Garth...

    April 28, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce Cameo on All-Star Saturday at Coachella

    Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce Cameo on All-Star Saturday at Coachella | ARTICLE

    Coachella has always highlighted a tradition of artists playing with special surprise guests. In 2010, Jay Z caused a disturbance in the force  when he brought out Beyoncé for his headlining set; Phoenix, meanwhile, set the Twittersphere...

    April 13, 2014 10:55 AM ET
  • Kraftwerk Launch L.A. Residency With Thrilling 'Autobahn' Show

    Kraftwerk Launch L.A. Residency With Thrilling 'Autobahn' Show | ARTICLE

    Kraftwerk, the band of robots whose Seventies work paved the way for Daft Punk (and pretty much all other electronic dance music on earth), felt vividly relevant last night during the debut Los Angeles performance of...

    March 19, 2014 3:26 PM ET
  • Afghan Whigs Return on 'Do to the Beast' With New Lineup, No Rules

    Afghan Whigs Return on 'Do to the Beast' With New Lineup, No Rules | ARTICLE

    On January 24th, Saul Goodman finally broke something that wasn't bad. That day, Bob Odenkirk — who immortalized the notorious "Better Call Saul" character on the acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad — announced to the...

    February 18, 2014 12:05 PM ET
  • Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx Explain Why Motley Crue Are Calling it Quits

    Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx Explain Why Motley Crue Are Calling it Quits | ARTICLE

    Yesterday, Mötley Crüe announced their Final Tour – the only chance to see the iconic Hollywood heavy rockers' last-ever live shows. Indeed, the notion of an end for Mötley Crüe was emphasized by the Grand Guignol theatrics...

    January 29, 2014 2:30 PM ET
  • Lauryn Hill Celebrates Prison Release With New Single 'Consumerism'

    Lauryn Hill Celebrates Prison Release With New Single 'Consumerism' | ARTICLE

    After serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill is being released from prison later today and is marking the occasion with a new single called "Consumerism."  Hill speed-raps through a laundry list of societal ills over...

    October 4, 2013 12:00 AM ET
  • Rick Rubin, Ian Astbury Recall 1987 Sessions: 'New York Was on Fire'

    Rick Rubin, Ian Astbury Recall 1987 Sessions: 'New York Was on Fire' | ARTICLE

    When the Cult released their album Electric in 1987, it represented the shock of the new and the old. The U.K. group had previously enjoyed triumph with their sophomore full-length, 1985's Love – an ultra-contemporary masterpiece of...

    September 19, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Janelle Monae: 'I Won't Be a Slave to My Own Belief System'

    Janelle Monae: 'I Won't Be a Slave to My Own Belief System' | ARTICLE

    "A lot of the songs have come to me in my dreams," Janelle Monáe says of the ambitious compositions captured on The Electric Lady, the provocative, genre-defying concept album that the iconoclastic Monáe has just released. Monáe,...

    September 10, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Drake Races to the Finish Line

    Drake Races to the Finish Line | ARTICLE

    "We have just 10 days before we turn it in," Drake says of his third LP, Nothing Was the Same (due out September 24th). "I'm literally sleeping in the studio on an air mattress. We're working 24-hour...

    August 30, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Behind Explosions in the Sky's Dramatic 'Prince Avalanche' Score

    Behind Explosions in the Sky's Dramatic 'Prince Avalanche' Score | ARTICLE

    When Explosions in the Sky got picked to score the film Prince Avalanche – which hits theaters Friday, August 9th – it wasn’t such a stretch. They’d been friends with the film’s director, David Gordon Green, for...

    August 8, 2013 4:45 PM ET
  • Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'I'm Excited About Making New Stuff Again'

    Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'I'm Excited About Making New Stuff Again' | ARTICLE

    In the wake of Adam Yauch's tragic passing in 2012, his fellow Beastie Boys continue to dip their toes into making new music – and often in unexpected avenues. In November 2012, Adam Horovitz, a/k/a Ad-Rock,...

    July 15, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Global Citizen Festival Books Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Kings of Leon

    Global Citizen Festival Books Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Kings of Leon | ARTICLE

    On September 28th, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon and John Mayer will headline the second annual Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The artists are playing without compensation to support eradicating global poverty....

    July 11, 2013 8:50 AM ET
  • Devo Bandmates Remember Late Drummer Alan Myers

    Devo Bandmates Remember Late Drummer Alan Myers | ARTICLE

    While some musicians might resent being compared to inhuman technology, Jerry Casale – the co-founder of groundbreaking new-wave/punk icons Devo – intends the remark as supreme tribute to Alan Myers, Devo's drummer during the group's most...

    June 28, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • Snoop Dogg Gets Animated in 'Let the Bass Go' - Song Premiere

    Snoop Dogg Gets Animated in 'Let the Bass Go' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    "He's a slick-talking, slow-walking son of a snail," Snoop Dogg tells Rolling Stone of Smoove Move, ­ the mini mollusk character he voices in Turbo, the DreamWorks animated car-racing comedy to be released on July 17th....

    June 10, 2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Wyclef Jean's New Mixtape Is 'the Journey Back'

    Wyclef Jean's New Mixtape Is 'the Journey Back' | ARTICLE

    "I'm back from hell's fire." Wyclef Jean is describing the inspiration behind April Showers, the recently released, first-ever free Internet mixtape from the multi-talented hip-hop icon. "I made the transition from musician to statesman to musician –...

    May 28, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Sugarland Singer Jennifer Nettles Teams With Rick Rubin for Solo Debut

    Sugarland Singer Jennifer Nettles Teams With Rick Rubin for Solo Debut | ARTICLE

    "It's thrilling to hear her sing!" exclaims Rick Rubin. He's talking about Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles, whose first solo album he's in the midst of producing. Rubin – who has worked closely with Red Hot...

    May 17, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Mark Ronson Pushes Back Against 'Retro Guy' Tag

    Mark Ronson Pushes Back Against 'Retro Guy' Tag | ARTICLE

    "For better or worse, I'd started to get a connotation like, 'He's the retro guy who wears suits,' and all this shit," Mark Ronson says of the particular crux where he recently found himself. Today, the DJ,...

    April 9, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Chris Brown Previews New Album 'X': 'The Negativity Is in the Past'

    Chris Brown Previews New Album 'X': 'The Negativity Is in the Past' | ARTICLE

    "We made it like the club in the studio!" Chris Brown tells Rolling Stone of the party-hearty process behind recording his upcoming album, X. "We'd have people come in, turn the lights off and play all...

    March 26, 2013 12:45 PM ET
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