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  • Mumford & Sons, 'Babel' (9/25)

    Mumford & Sons, 'Babel' (9/25) | LIST ENTRY

    "There is pressure when you've had a successful record," says Mumford bassist Ted Dwane. The folk-rock stars cut the follow-up to their smash 2009 debut, Sigh No More, over a year and a half during breaks from...

    August 20, 2012 3:17 PM ET
  • Ed Sheeran on Duet With Taylor Swift, Advice From Elton John

    Ed Sheeran on Duet With Taylor Swift, Advice From Elton John | ARTICLE

    English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran played for 31 million viewers earlier this week when he sang Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony, backed by Nick Mason and Mike Rutherford. "I'm never...

    August 17, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • Video: Band of Horses in the Studio

    Video: Band of Horses in the Studio | VIDEO

    Band of Horses are gearing up for next month's release of the band's fourth studio album, Mirage Rock. The album was produced by the revered Glyn Johns (The Who, the Rolling Stones, etc.) –...

    August 10, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Mumford & Sons' Ted Dwane on 'Babel,' Summer Tour

    Q&A: Mumford & Sons' Ted Dwane on 'Babel,' Summer Tour | ARTICLE

    On September 25th, Mumford & Sons will release their second album, Babel, the follow-up to 2009's Grammy-winning smash Sigh No More. Expect bigger, darker songs: "Lover of the Light" uses distorted banjo and rollicking drums and the...

    August 8, 2012 11:10 AM ET
  • Mumford & Sons Stomp Through Maine at Summer Festival Kickoff

    Mumford & Sons Stomp Through Maine at Summer Festival Kickoff | ARTICLE

    Mumford & Sons seemed genuinely stunned by the magnitude of their own festival in Portland, Maine yesterday. In the late afternoon, keyboardist Ben Lovett and bassist Ted Dwane sat on a grassy hill overlooking the city’s Casco...

    August 5, 2012 1:45 PM ET
  • Inside the Return of Mumford & Sons

    Inside the Return of Mumford & Sons | ARTICLE

    Since releasing their sleeper-hit debut LP, Sigh No More, in 2009, Mumford & Sons have barely stopped touring – circling the globe multiple...

    August 2, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne Beat Hard Rain at Newport Folk Festival

    My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne Beat Hard Rain at Newport Folk Festival | ARTICLE

    A grey fog had descended and it had started to drizzle on My Morning Jacket's set at the Newport Folk Festival Saturday night, when frontman Jim James invited Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard onstage. "This one's for...

    July 30, 2012 1:35 PM ET
  • Wilco Trace Their Evolution in Two-Night Brooklyn Stand

    Wilco Trace Their Evolution in Two-Night Brooklyn Stand | ARTICLE

    Rain had soaked thousands of Wilco fans by the time the band returned for their second encore on Monday at Brooklyn's Prospect Park, but Jeff Tweedy wasn't going anywhere. "Let's see if I can remember this...

    July 25, 2012 2:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: Billy Joe Shaver on His Epic Career, Suicide Attempt and 2007 Waco Shooting Trial

    Q&A: Billy Joe Shaver on His Epic Career, Suicide Attempt and 2007 Waco Shooting Trial | ARTICLE

    On his 2009 track "I Feel a Change Coming On," Bob Dylan sang, "I'm listening to Billy Joe Shaver and I'm reading James Joyce." Dylan is one of Shaver's many famous fans; Willie Nelson calls him "the...

    July 23, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • The Who Announce 36-Date 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    The Who Announce 36-Date 'Quadrophenia' Tour | ARTICLE

    The Who have announced they will embark on a 36-date Quadrophenia tour this fall, performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety. The band's first North American tour in four years will kick off on November 1st in...

    July 18, 2012 2:50 PM ET
  • On Woody Guthrie's 100th, the Family Returns to Mermaid Avenue

    On Woody Guthrie's 100th, the Family Returns to Mermaid Avenue | ARTICLE

    In 1943, three years after releasing "This Land is Your Land," Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie moved to a modest first-floor apartment at 3520 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Three of their children – Arlo, Joady...

    July 16, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Mumford & Sons Announce New Album: 'Babel'

    Mumford & Sons Announce New Album: 'Babel' | ARTICLE

    Since releasing their sleeper-hit debut LP, Sigh No More, in 2009, Mumford & Sons have barely stopped touring – circling the globe multiple times in three years. "It's been tough," says bassist Ted Dwane. "We're all in...

    July 16, 2012 2:00 AM ET
  • 50 Years Ago Today, the Rolling Stones Played Their First Gig

    50 Years Ago Today, the Rolling Stones Played Their First Gig | ARTICLE

    "It is quite amazing when you think about it," Mick Jagger recently told Rolling Stone, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones first show on July 12th, 1962 at London's Marquee Jazz Club. "But it...

    July 12, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Rolling Stones Gather at Site of First Gig

    Rolling Stones Gather at Site of First Gig | ARTICLE

    In honor of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones returned to the site of their first gig, London's Marquee Club on Oxford Street, for a group photograph on Wednesday. It's a rare photo op for the Stones, who were...

    July 11, 2012 3:00 PM ET
  • Hank Williams Jr.: 'President Obama Hates America'

    Hank Williams Jr.: 'President Obama Hates America' | ARTICLE

    Hank Williams Jr. received some of the biggest publicity of his career last October, when he appeared on Fox & Friends criticizing a golf game between President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner. "It'd be like...

    July 11, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Q&A: Skrillex on the Future of Dance Music and Pitfalls of Fame

    Q&A: Skrillex on the Future of Dance Music and Pitfalls of Fame | ARTICLE

    Few artists are busier this summer than Skrillex, who is taking his loud, full-sensory-overload live show across giant venues from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to New York's Randalls Island. When we caught up with the DJ...

    July 10, 2012 1:15 PM ET
  • Dave Matthews Band Debut 'Riff' on Tour

    Dave Matthews Band Debut 'Riff' on Tour | VIDEO

    On Tuesday in Darien Center, New York, Dave Matthews Band played their new song "The Riff" for the fourth show in a row. The sixth track from their upcoming album Away From The...

    July 5, 2012 5:11 PM ET
  • Q&A: The Avett Brothers' Scott Avett on Confronting Tragedy for 'The Carpenter'

    Q&A: The Avett Brothers' Scott Avett on Confronting Tragedy for 'The Carpenter' | ARTICLE

    "We're very excited," Scott Avett says about the Avett Brothers' seventh album, The Carpenter, set for release on September 11th. In January 2011, the band started recording a total of 24 songs in Asheville, North Carolina, for...

    June 27, 2012 4:35 PM ET
  • Rolling Stones Debut New 50th Anniversary Tongue Logo

    Rolling Stones Debut New 50th Anniversary Tongue Logo | ARTICLE

    "It's quite amazing when you think about it," Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone late last year, discussing the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the band asked artist Shepard Fairey to update their...

    June 27, 2012 3:50 PM ET
  • Mike Love Books Beach Boys Shows Without Brian Wilson

    Mike Love Books Beach Boys Shows Without Brian Wilson | ARTICLE

    The Beach Boys are in the middle of their 50th anniversary reunion tour, stunning crowds from New Orleans to New York – on Sunday night at New York's Jones Beach, they played a joyous 47-song set...

    June 26, 2012 8:50 AM ET
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