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  • Iceage Talk About Their Past and Future on Eve of 'You're Nothing' Release

    Iceage Talk About Their Past and Future on Eve of 'You're Nothing' Release | ARTICLE

    It’s not often that a Danish band of arty punk rockers barely into their 20s makes an international impact, but that’s just what happened when Iceage dropped their startling first album on an...

    February 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • MusiCares Honors Bruce Springsteen as Person of the Year

    MusiCares Honors Bruce Springsteen as Person of the Year | ARTICLE

    "This is the Italian wedding Patti [Scialfa] and I never had," Bruce Springsteen joked in a charming, self-deprecating and passionate speech as he accepted the MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year honors...

    February 9, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • John Fogerty and Friends Reclaim Creedence's Catalog

    John Fogerty and Friends Reclaim Creedence's Catalog | ARTICLE

    A pair of lava lamps perch on a massive mixing desk in the Pacific Palisades, California, studio where John Fogerty and mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain are rushing to complete the singer's new album, Wrote a Song...

    January 31, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Lost Sirens

    Lost Sirens | ALBUM REVIEW

    "I'll stay with you/Till hell freezes over," Bernard Sumner intones on the ninth New Order album. Chances are he's not referring to his bandmates: Allegedly the final release from the massively influential dance-rock group's original lineup (bassist...

    January 28, 2013 2:40 PM ET
  • Diplo Juggles Serious and Silly on Major Lazer's New Album

    Diplo Juggles Serious and Silly on Major Lazer's New Album | ARTICLE

    "The album feels like a party," Diplo tells Rolling Stone about Major Lazer's second album, Free the Universe. "At the same time, it's a concept album about freeing the universe from mental slavery." The result, set for release...

    January 8, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Bruno Mars and Diplo Hit Paris Strip Club for 'Unorthodox' Inspiration

    Bruno Mars and Diplo Hit Paris Strip Club for 'Unorthodox' Inspiration | ARTICLE

    "It turned into this soulful, experimental, electronic, hard-to-explain thing," Bruno Mars says of the freewheeling sessions that produced his second solo album Unorthodox Jukebox, due out December 11th. "That's the reason behind the album title – before...

    November 21, 2012 1:10 PM ET
  • Bruno Mars Recruits Dream Team of Producers for 'Unorthodox Jukebox'

    Bruno Mars Recruits Dream Team of Producers for 'Unorthodox Jukebox' | ARTICLE

    Bruno Mars wrote and produced nearly all of his smash 2010 debut with the Smeezingtons, his tightknit studio crew. But when it came time to cut a follow-up, he decided to mix things up. "We took some...

    November 13, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Ultraista's Nigel Godrich: 'Pop Doesn't Always Have to Be Crass'

    Ultraista's Nigel Godrich: 'Pop Doesn't Always Have to Be Crass' | ARTICLE

    "It's not my wish to be a performer in life," explains Nigel Godrich, "but this is an interesting challenge." Best known for his work behind the scenes as the innovative producer of many classic Radiohead albums...

    November 7, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Faust and Ultraista Offer Panorama of Experimental Rock in L.A.

    Faust and Ultraista Offer Panorama of Experimental Rock in L.A. | ARTICLE

    For those with a taste for sonic iconoclasm, this past Friday provided an embarrassment of radical riches. On the very same night, it was possible to experience in the same city both the sounds of true pioneers...

    October 21, 2012 3:10 PM ET
  • Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Strikes Out on His Own

    Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Strikes Out on His Own | ARTICLE

    "This record sounds more like my record collection than the band I'm in," explains Ben Gibbard of his first official solo album outside his primary group, Death Cab for Cutie. Indeed, the chiming folkie guitars and...

    October 15, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Martin Solveig Braces for Stardom With U.S. Release of 'Smash'

    Martin Solveig Braces for Stardom With U.S. Release of 'Smash' | ARTICLE

    A year ago, Martin Solveig was just another très cool Parisian club DJ.  But after producing tracks for Madonna's recent rave-tastic comeback MDNA and then scoring a global hit of his own – the platinum electro-rock...

    August 16, 2012 2:05 PM ET
  • Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys to Headline Global Festival in Central Park

    Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys to Headline Global Festival in Central Park | ARTICLE

    Neil Young, Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan will share the stage at the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park on September 29th as part of the Global Festival, a concert...

    August 7, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Dirty Projectors Mix Discordance and Pop Showmanship at the Wiltern

    Dirty Projectors Mix Discordance and Pop Showmanship at the Wiltern | ARTICLE

    That a band as willfully experimental as Dirty Projectors is now able to pack a venue as large and venerable as Los Angeles’ 1,850-capacity Wiltern Theatre, which they did this past Saturday night, says something both about...

    July 29, 2012 9:21 AM ET
  • Metric's Emily Haines Talks New LP, Collaborating With Lou Reed

    Metric's Emily Haines Talks New LP, Collaborating With Lou Reed | ARTICLE

    "I'm just as fucked up as they say," Metric's Emily Haines sang at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater on June 20th, hitting the packed crowd with the provocative line that opens the Canadian indie crew's fifth album,...

    June 29, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Maroon 5 Aim for Dance-Floor Domination on New LP

    Maroon 5 Aim for Dance-Floor Domination on New LP | ARTICLE

    "That sounds huge!" yells Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, rocking a Peter Tosh Legalize It T-shirt. The band is recording its fourth LP, Overexposed (due June 26th), at L.A.'s Conway Studios, and "Doin' Dirt" – a revved,...

    May 7, 2012 11:50 AM ET
  • Norah Jones, Danger Mouse Craft Moody, 'Weird' LP

    Norah Jones, Danger Mouse Craft Moody, 'Weird' LP | ARTICLE

    Back in 2009, Norah Jones and Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton got together in the Gnarls Barkley producer's Los Angeles studio to begin work on a top-secret project. "Nobody from my label or management knew we were doing...

    March 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton Inspire Best Coast Follow-Up

    Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton Inspire Best Coast Follow-Up | ARTICLE

    "Everyone says your second album is the most difficult," says Best Coast leader Bethany Cosentino, relaxing between takes in Los Angeles' Capitol Studio B. "Three years ago, I dropped out of college and lived...

    January 20, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • Adam Lambert Storms the Dance Floor on New LP

    Adam Lambert Storms the Dance Floor on New LP | ARTICLE

    Sitting at a driftwood dining table in his Hollywood Hills home, surrounded by psychedelic paintings of moon goddesses, Adam Lambert cues up a few tunes from his second LP, Trespassing. When his iPhone rings midsong, he...

    November 28, 2011 11:25 AM ET
  • Metallica, Slayer Make Desert Roar at Epic Metal Summit

    Metallica, Slayer Make Desert Roar at Epic Metal Summit | ARTICLE

    'In all modesty, this is the best metal show of all time," Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says of the Big 4, the...

    May 26, 2011 11:05 AM ET
  • The Big 4 Put Aside Their Differences for Spectacular Metal Show

    The Big 4 Put Aside Their Differences for Spectacular Metal Show | ARTICLE

    There's nothing like a heavy metal parking lot, and the pre-show party going on before the sold-out Big 4 concert Saturday in Indio, California was maybe the craziest ever – an entire field of metalheads in sleeveless...

    April 25, 2011 2:35 PM ET
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