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  • Patti Smith, Jim James Top Tibet Benefit in New York

    Patti Smith, Jim James Top Tibet Benefit in New York | ARTICLE

    Days after the 100th Tibetan monk sacrificed himself in flames to protest six decades of Chinese rule, a lineup in New York including Patti Smith, Tune-Yards, beatboxer Rahzel and My Morning Jacket's Jim James...

    February 22, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Amy Winehouse Foundation Event Teases First Gala, Set for March

    Amy Winehouse Foundation Event Teases First Gala, Set for March | ARTICLE

    Late Monday night in New York, minutes before a DJ played a few songs Amy Winehouse recorded as a teenager, her father thanked Tony Bennett for supporting the American arm of the foundation the...

    February 5, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Rodriguez Weighs Potential Third Album

    Rodriguez Weighs Potential Third Album | ARTICLE

    Rodriguez, the obscure Detroit songman who unknowingly earned a huge cult audience overseas, will meet with producers to discuss making a third album, his first in more than 40 years. Though adamant about having no specific plan,...

    January 29, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • James Taylor Plans Year Off to Make New Album

    James Taylor Plans Year Off to Make New Album | ARTICLE

    As his career in music approaches 50 years, James Taylor names an unusual inspiration for his songs: boredom. Starting today, he plans a self-imposed recess from the road and dedicate the rest of this year to...

    January 22, 2013 10:15 AM ET
  • Lucinda Williams Has '40-Plus' Songs for 10th Studio Album

    Lucinda Williams Has '40-Plus' Songs for 10th Studio Album | ARTICLE

    More than 40 unheard songs await recording once Lucinda Williams wraps a month-long tour in early February and secures her first new contract in 15 years, the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone. "We've got a couple...

    January 15, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg Join the Voice Project's Album for Peace in Africa

    Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg Join the Voice Project's Album for Peace in Africa | ARTICLE

    Can music disarm a regime and disrupt a war? In Africa's most violent and oppressive regions, victims of rape and torture are using songs to forgive their attackers and encourage their exit from the Lord's Resistance Army....

    January 10, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Talib Kweli Sets New Album Date; No Plans for Black Star

    Talib Kweli Sets New Album Date; No Plans for Black Star | ARTICLE

    In the 15 years since Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (then Mos Def) released their hip-hop breakthrough together under the name Black Star, the MCs have each issued an abundance of music while maintaining only spurts...

    January 9, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols to Exhibit Art Made on Death Row

    West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols to Exhibit Art Made on Death Row | ARTICLE

    When he wasn’t meditating for hours on end while imprisoned on Arkansas’ death row, Damien Echols scavenged for art supplies. For 18 years, he enshrined his cell with his creations, until a plea finally freed him and...

    January 5, 2013 10:05 AM ET
  • Neil Young's Pono Plans Take Shape With New Trademarks

    Neil Young's Pono Plans Take Shape With New Trademarks | ARTICLE

    Evidence of Neil Young's latest move to brand and market Pono, his forthcoming music service featuring high-resolution master downloads of songs, can be found in his recent federal trademark applications for a pair of slogans –...

    December 19, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Browne and Common Unite to Bring Leonard Peltier Home

    Jackson Browne and Common Unite to Bring Leonard Peltier Home | ARTICLE

    During a phone call from a Florida prison minutes before Friday’s concert for Leonard Peltier, the activist jailed for the last 37 years pushed organizers at New York's Beacon Theatre to refuse money pledged in his honor.  "I...

    December 15, 2012 11:35 AM ET
  • Jackson Browne, Common, Pete Seeger and More Rally to Free Leonard Peltier

    Jackson Browne, Common, Pete Seeger and More Rally to Free Leonard Peltier | ARTICLE

    Last December, an Illinois mother sentenced to 22 years in prison for selling crack cocaine was released eight years early when, in a rare moment for his presidency, Barack Obama ordered an immediate release. The case represented...

    December 13, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Das Racist's Victor 'Kool A.D.' Vazquez on Why the Rap Trio Split

    Das Racist's Victor 'Kool A.D.' Vazquez on Why the Rap Trio Split | ARTICLE

    Official word of Das Racist's demise was scheduled to break soon, Victor "Kool A.D." Vazquez tells Rolling Stone, but an abrupt announcement from Himanshu "Heems" Suri at this weekend's On3 Festival in Germany upended the Brooklyn hip-hop...

    December 3, 2012 5:20 PM ET
  • Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen Lead Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

    Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen Lead Stand Up for Heroes Benefit | ARTICLE

    "For sometimes, even the strongest soldier falls," sang a band of 14 veterans backing Roger Waters and guitarist G.E. Smith at New York's Beacon Theatre, closing a set that included Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and...

    November 9, 2012 12:15 PM ET
  • Roger Waters 'Absolutely Determined to Make Another Album'

    Roger Waters 'Absolutely Determined to Make Another Album' | ARTICLE

    More than 20 years since making a rock concept record, Roger Waters tells Rolling Stone he has finished a song for an album tentatively titled Heartland. Completed on lunch breaks during the elaborate Wall tour that...

    November 6, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Morrissey Rep: 'The Smiths Are Never Going to Reunite'

    Morrissey Rep: 'The Smiths Are Never Going to Reunite' | ARTICLE

    "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever," Morrissey's publicist tells Rolling Stone, in reaction to the latest rumors claiming otherwise. The English group, fronted by the enigmatic and outspoken...

    October 2, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service

    Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | ARTICLE

    Aretha Franklin had never sounded so shocking, Flea decided last year, as "Respect" roared from the speakers of Neil Young's Cadillac Eldorado. Stunned by the song's clarity, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist listened...

    September 27, 2012 4:40 PM ET
  • CBGB Film Finishes Shooting; Release Planned for 2013

    CBGB Film Finishes Shooting; Release Planned for 2013 | ARTICLE

    Relics from New York City's bygone CBGB club – including "Smithsonian-quality pieces" like its bar, the phone booth, chunks of the walls and those stained toilets, all pulled from storage – will reunite on the big screen...

    September 18, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Tom Morello Leads Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Concert

    Tom Morello Leads Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Concert | ARTICLE

    Demonstrators returned to Lower Manhattan on Monday to commemorate the day protesters took over Zuccotti Park one year ago and launched the Occupy Wall Street movement, erecting tents, banging drums in solidarity and sustaining a...

    September 17, 2012 2:20 PM ET
  • Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Unite Artists Against Fracking in New York

    Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Unite Artists Against Fracking in New York | ARTICLE

    During the early 1970s, before Sean Lennon was born to John and Yoko, the couple bought a farm in Delaware County, three hours from their home at the Dakota in New York City. As a toddler, Sean...

    August 29, 2012 6:20 PM ET
  • Deltron 3030 Hip-Hop Opus Set for October

    Deltron 3030 Hip-Hop Opus Set for October | ARTICLE

    Sidelined by sickness, a rapid rewriting session and the death of his younger brother last year, Del the Funky Homosapien says the on-again, off-again dark sequel to 2000's Deltron 3030 will finally see the light of day...

    August 29, 2012 1:00 PM ET
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