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  • Win Butler Reveals Secret Influences Behind Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor'

    Win Butler Reveals Secret Influences Behind Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' | ARTICLE

    The recording of Arcade Fire's Reflektor has been shrouded in secrecy — until now. In one of his first interviews this year, frontman Win Butler opens up about the nearly three-year process of making the...

    October 22, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • Q&A: Ginger Baker on Why 'the Rolling Stones Are Not Good Musicians'

    Q&A: Ginger Baker on Why 'the Rolling Stones Are Not Good Musicians' | ARTICLE

    Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker's life has changed since he starred in the 2012 documentary Beware of Mr. Baker. He moved to England with his wife and teenage daughter after decades of living on a South...

    October 11, 2013 3:45 PM ET
  • Arcade Fire's Punk-Funk Odyssey

    Arcade Fire's Punk-Funk Odyssey | ARTICLE

    Two years ago, toward the end of Arcade Fire's world tour behind their smash, Album of the Year-winning The Suburbs, they needed a change. They traveled to earthquake-devastated Haiti, where singer Régine Chassagne's parents grew...

    October 8, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Albert Hammond Jr. Back on Creative Roll on 'AHJ' – EP Premiere

    Albert Hammond Jr. Back on Creative Roll on 'AHJ' – EP Premiere | ARTICLE

    Albert Hammond Jr. was a little dazed after getting out of rehab in 2009 for addictions to drugs including cocaine and heroin. "I had a year or two when creating was very slow for me I was...

    October 4, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • Mumford & Sons: 'No Activity for the Foreseeable Future'

    Mumford & Sons: 'No Activity for the Foreseeable Future' | ARTICLE

    Mumford & Sons played their last tour date supporting Babel last night in Bonner Springs, Kansas, ending a dramatic year that has included several Grammy wins and bassist Ted Dwane’s health scare – and the...

    September 21, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • Behind Mumford & Sons' Jam With John Fogerty

    Behind Mumford & Sons' Jam With John Fogerty | ARTICLE

    Mumford & Sons' Babel tour is winding down, but the band isn't slacking yet. For their Gentlemen of the Road stopover festival in St. Augustine, Florida, on Saturday night, they surprised fans with guest John...

    September 18, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • Q&A With Yoko Ono: 'John Would've Loved the Computer Age'

    Q&A With Yoko Ono: 'John Would've Loved the Computer Age' | ARTICLE

    "It's still early morning for me," Yoko Ono warns, checking in from her New York studio a little past 10 a.m. No wonder she's a little bleary; she's has had one of her biggest years...

    September 17, 2013 1:50 PM ET
  • Q&A: Blink-182 on Their Next Album and Keeping Their Bathroom Humor

    Q&A: Blink-182 on Their Next Album and Keeping Their Bathroom Humor | ARTICLE

    Tom DeLonge had a funny moment during Blink-182's set at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom on Tuesday night. The band had just launched into "Carousel," the first song DeLonge wrote with bassist Mark Hoppus in 1992. "I felt...

    September 13, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Robbie Robertson Revisits 'Smoke Signal' - Song Premiere

    Robbie Robertson Revisits 'Smoke Signal' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Just after midnight at the Band's 1971 New Year's Eve blowout at New York's Academy of Music, they gave their fans a truly major surprise: Bob Dylan, whom they backed on his generation-shaking 1965-66 tour....

    September 10, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • How Avicii Helped Aloe Blacc Wake Up and Break Out

    How Avicii Helped Aloe Blacc Wake Up and Break Out | ARTICLE

    Avicii's "Wake Me Up" first arrived in June, but it's still sitting pretty near the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart (clocking in at Number 11 last week). Rolling Stone recently checked in with the Swedish...

    August 28, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Revived Kings of Leon Are Ready for Action

    Revived Kings of Leon Are Ready for Action | ARTICLE

    "We needed the break so bad," says Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill of the band's hiatus following an onstage meltdown in Dallas in the summer of 2011 – when frontman Caleb Followill abruptly left the...

    August 28, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Kings of Leon Bringing New Fest to 'Food Mecca' Nashville

    Kings of Leon Bringing New Fest to 'Food Mecca' Nashville | ARTICLE

    "Slowly but surely, Nashville is becoming one of the food meccas of the South," says the Kings of Leon's frontman Caleb Followill. "And that's great, because for so long, we were going to chain restaurants because they...

    August 19, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Avicii's Rave New World

    Avicii's Rave New World | ARTICLE

    This past spring, the Swedish DJ-producer Avicii opened the second half of his set on the monster main stage of Miami's Ultra Music Festival with something totally unexpected: He brought out a stomping band – singers, guitars...

    August 16, 2013 9:30 AM ET
  • Jimmy Buffett's Warm Island Grooves

    Jimmy Buffett's Warm Island Grooves | ARTICLE

    Jimmy Buffett was finishing his encore of 1977's "Lovely Cruise" at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion in 2011 when he went to shake hands with some fans – and tumbled off the stage. "I'd had one glass of...

    August 15, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • Q&A: Mumford & Sons Talk Hilarious 'Wanderer' Video

    Q&A: Mumford & Sons Talk Hilarious 'Wanderer' Video | ARTICLE

    "I was a little bit like, 'Holy shit. What have we done?'" says Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett about the band's new video for "Hopeless Wanderer." The hilarious clip, directed by Sam Jones, was released...

    August 9, 2013 10:04 AM ET
  • Rolling Stones Gorilla Logo Artist Slams Critics

    Rolling Stones Gorilla Logo Artist Slams Critics | ARTICLE

    When the Rolling Stones were organizing their 50th anniversary celebrations, Mick Jagger approached his friend, contemporary artist Walton Ford – who has made a career painting naturalist scenes – to design a logo. In the Seventies...

    August 5, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Tom Petty Finishing LP 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done'

    Q&A: Tom Petty Finishing LP 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done' | ARTICLE

    "I always say this, but I'm tremendously excited for this one," says Tom Petty, discussing his upcoming 13th album with the Heartbreakers, which he expects out early next year. "It's not like anything we've ever done."...

    August 5, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Brittany Howard: My Favorite Live Acts

    Brittany Howard: My Favorite Live Acts | ARTICLE

    As frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard knows a thing or two about working up a crowd. "Depending on the atmosphere, once you get inside the electricity into the room, it can be loose, or it can...

    August 1, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Backstage With Taylor Swift on Her Huge Summer Stadium Tour

    Backstage With Taylor Swift on Her Huge Summer Stadium Tour | ARTICLE

    "Were you as sweaty as I was tonight?" Taylor Swift asks as she takes a seat on one of the many padded blue tables in the NFL training room at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. That would...

    August 1, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Waddy Wachtel Reflects on Working With Warren Zevon, Keith Richards

    Waddy Wachtel Reflects on Working With Warren Zevon, Keith Richards | ARTICLE

    Waddy Wachtel may be the greatest session guitarist of all time, with a resumé including classic work from the Everly Brothers, Warren Zevon (he co-wrote "Werewolves of London"), Jackson Browne and Stevie Nicks. Now...

    July 24, 2013 8:30 AM ET
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