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  • Michael Stipe Inducts Nirvana Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Michael Stipe Inducts Nirvana Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | ARTICLE

    Kurt Cobain always spoke highly of R.E.M. – " I don't know how that band does what they do," he once told Rolling Stone – and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night,...

    April 11, 2014 12:30 AM ET
  • Nick Cannon Defines His 'White People Party Music'

    Nick Cannon Defines His 'White People Party Music' | ARTICLE

    Nick Cannon's first album was a straightforward rap record, and his following two LPs contained only stand-up comedy. His latest, provocatively titled White People Party Music, is filled with tongue-in-cheek EDM and includes everything from a Fatman...

    April 8, 2014 9:45 AM ET
  • Jack White Hits the Road on 'Lazaretto' Summer Tour

    Jack White Hits the Road on 'Lazaretto' Summer Tour | ARTICLE

    Before Monday, Jack White's 2014 schedule appeared to be a series of one-offs, the most notable of which included a Record Store Day gig to promote his label, Third Man, and June festival dates at Governors Ball,...

    April 7, 2014 4:20 PM ET
  • Watch David Letterman Introduce Lou Reed Tribute

    Watch David Letterman Introduce Lou Reed Tribute | ARTICLE

    On Thursday, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills tweeted that David Letterman had just announced his retirement, begging the question – at least among those unfamiliar with the Late Night music schedule – how he was the...

    April 4, 2014 12:05 PM ET
  • Watch: Gregg Allman With Country Stars

    Watch: Gregg Allman With Country Stars | VIDEO

    Just over three months after Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced that they would be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year, Gregg Allman will be releasing a one-DVD, two-CD live set...

    April 2, 2014 10:25 AM ET
  • What Is a Lazaretto? Behind Jack White's New Album Title

    What Is a Lazaretto? Behind Jack White's New Album Title | ARTICLE

    Earlier today, Jack White released a new track, the instrumental "High Ball Stepper," and announced that on June 9th he'll be releasing his second solo studio album, Lazaretto, a follow-up to 2012's Blunderbuss. So: What is a...

    April 1, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • Who Is Sam Smith? A Quick Primer on the U.K. Soul Singer

    Who Is Sam Smith? A Quick Primer on the U.K. Soul Singer | ARTICLE

    Sam Smith started performing as a child and scored his first hit contributing vocals to Disclosure's 2012 "Latch," but his first press coverage came in 2009, when his mother, a banker making over £500,000 a year at...

    March 31, 2014 3:30 PM ET
  • Hear Koan Sound's Skrillex-Approved 'Dynasty' EP - Premiere

    Hear Koan Sound's Skrillex-Approved 'Dynasty' EP - Premiere | ARTICLE

    Of the four songs on Koan Sound's new Dynasty EP (premiered below and scheduled to be released by Skrillex's OWSLA label) only the first pair suggest the duo's dubstep origins: On "7th Dimension" blasts of distorted bass...

    March 31, 2014 12:25 PM ET
  • Brandon Flowers and More Cover Johnny Cash

    Brandon Flowers and More Cover Johnny Cash | VIDEO

    In celebration of the long-delayed release of Johnny Cash's lost 1984 album, Out Among the Stars, French video series La Blogothèque recruited three acts – Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty and Local Natives – to record...

    March 28, 2014 5:26 PM ET
  • Johnny Cash's Son: Bob Dylan Freaked Out When He Met My Dad

    Johnny Cash's Son: Bob Dylan Freaked Out When He Met My Dad | ARTICLE

    A lost Johnny Cash album that the Man in Black recorded in the early Eighties, Out Among the Stars, came out this week, and it included the song "She...

    March 28, 2014 4:17 PM ET
  • Migos Involved in Shooting Outside Miami

    Migos Involved in Shooting Outside Miami | ARTICLE

    An unknown shooter in a vehicle opened fire on a van carrying the rap trio Migos on a stretch of Florida interstate during the early hours of Friday morning, Miami's WSVN reports....

    March 28, 2014 11:59 AM ET
  • The xx Play to Crowd of 40 as Intimate NYC Armory Shows Begin

    The xx Play to Crowd of 40 as Intimate NYC Armory Shows Begin | ARTICLE

    Back in 2012, referring to the band he started with childhood friends Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith, bassist Oliver Sims told Spin that the trio are still "learning how to...

    March 21, 2014 11:25 AM ET
  • New Roy Orbison Song Recorded With Sons to Appear on Reissue

    New Roy Orbison Song Recorded With Sons to Appear on Reissue | ARTICLE

    Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl was first released in February of 1989, two months after the artists's death, but will soon be reissued with unreleased demos and new song "The Way Is Love." Produced by John Carter Cash, the new...

    March 20, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • Hear a Lost Live Version of Merle Haggard's 'I Take a Lot of Pride'

    Hear a Lost Live Version of Merle Haggard's 'I Take a Lot of Pride' | ARTICLE

    Upon its 1969 release, Okie From Muskogee, Merle Haggard's first live album, was an instant success. The LP became his fifth chart-topper and led to Academy of Country Music awards for Album of the Year, Top...

    March 20, 2014 11:10 AM ET
  • 'Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One' Tribute Album Streaming Now

    'Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One' Tribute Album Streaming Now | ARTICLE

    ATO Records' Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One, a compilation covering the decade in which, in the words of Jonathan Lethem's recent essay on the subject, Dylan "humbled himself to an immersion in the...

    March 19, 2014 3:00 PM ET
  • Hear Chuck Ragan's Rootsy New Album 'Till Midnight'

    Hear Chuck Ragan's Rootsy New Album 'Till Midnight' | ARTICLE

    Chuck Ragan's fourth solo LP Till Midnight opens with a song that sounds like late Springsteen, his rough voice singing lines like, "We only have til midnight until we break out and cut up trials on our...

    March 19, 2014 11:50 AM ET
  • Kelis Eats Ribs, Reveals How 'Food' Got Its Tasty Track Titles

    Kelis Eats Ribs, Reveals How 'Food' Got Its Tasty Track Titles | ARTICLE

    For Kelis, cooking food and concocting records have never been that different — it's all about finding the right collaborators and putting your own stamp on the final product. The 34-year-old singer's mom was a chef, so the...

    March 18, 2014 1:30 PM ET
  • Hear Dolly Parton's New 'Blue Smoke'

    Hear Dolly Parton's New 'Blue Smoke' | VIDEO

    With its chugging combination of guitar and percussion, it's clear that Dolly Parton's new song "Blue Smoke" is going to be about a train even before the iconic singer says goodbye to her partner and purchases a...

    March 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Inside Clapton's Druggiest Sessions

    Inside Clapton's Druggiest Sessions | VIDEO

    The excellent 2010 doc Eric Clapton: The 1960s Review told the story of the guitarist’s decade-long rise. Its follow-up, The 1970s Review, picks up in uncertain times, tracking how Clapton’s encounters with artists like

    March 11, 2014 12:15 PM ET
  • Exclusive Clip from Hendrix Biopic

    Exclusive Clip from Hendrix Biopic | VIDEO

    The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side won't see its U.S. premiere until next week at South by Southwest 2014, but Rolling Stone is giving you a first look at Andre 3000 as...

    March 6, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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