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  • Les Paul Remembered: Guitar Greats on Their True Hero

    Les Paul Remembered: Guitar Greats on Their True Hero | ARTICLE

    As word spread of the death of guitar pioneer Les Paul today, many of those he influenced jumped online (and called up Rolling Stone) to share their tributes to the father of the electric six-string. The next...

    August 13, 2009 7:12 PM ET
  • At The Movies With Peter Travers: "District 9" and "The Time Traveler's Wife"

    At The Movies With Peter Travers: "District 9" and "The Time Traveler's Wife" | BLOG ENTRY

    Peter Travers has had a bad week. Not only did he pay his own hard-earned money to see the deplorable G.I. Joe last week, millions around the world also spent a fraction of their paychecks seeing G.I....

    August 13, 2009 5:22 PM ET
  • The Devil and Ginger Baker: The Story Behind Our New Feature

    The Devil and Ginger Baker: The Story Behind Our New Feature | ARTICLE

    Around a year and a half ago, Brooklyn writer Jay Bulger grew obsessed with making a documentary about one of the greatest — and crankiest — drummers to ever walk the earth, Ginger Baker. He moved to...

    August 12, 2009 4:36 PM ET
  • Elton John Joins Alice in Chains' New Album to Honor Layne Staley

    Elton John Joins Alice in Chains' New Album to Honor Layne Staley | ARTICLE

    It's an unlikely pairing, but it's legit: Elton John sings on "Black Gives Way to Blue," the title track on Alice in Chains' September 29th album. The song is a tribute to the band's late frontman Layne...

    August 11, 2009 11:49 AM ET
  • Adam Lambert's "Sexy" November Debut Stocked With Surprises

    Adam Lambert's "Sexy" November Debut Stocked With Surprises | ARTICLE

    The American Idols Live tour is in full swing, but Adam Lambert still has one eye on his debut album, due in November via AI's 19 Recordings through a licensing deal with RCA. When Lambert stopped by...

    August 10, 2009 5:31 PM ET
  • Inside Green Day's 21st Century Punk Explosion: Backstage Photos

    Inside Green Day's 21st Century Punk Explosion: Backstage Photos | ARTICLE

    With Green Day in the throes of their 21st Century Breakdown tour, Rolling Stone caught up backstage with Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt before their concert at Philadelphia's Spectrum for an exclusive look at...

    August 10, 2009 2:54 PM ET
  • Bat for Lashes Talk "Insane" Set, Crazier Weather Backstage at Lolla

    Bat for Lashes Talk "Insane" Set, Crazier Weather Backstage at Lolla | ARTICLE

    Bat for Lashes make broody, beautiful, atmospheric rock that has a flair for the dramatic, but the sounds coming from Natasha Khan and Co.'s instruments were nearly overshadowed by a nutty weather system that practically blew the...

    August 10, 2009 10:48 AM ET
  • Airborne Toxic Event Share Mick Jagger Dreams Backstage at Lolla

    Airborne Toxic Event Share Mick Jagger Dreams Backstage at Lolla | ARTICLE

    Recording a video diary for Rolling Stone at Lollapalooza somehow got Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett thinking about the Rolling Stones, so he broke out his English accent and shared some of his old dreams about...

    August 10, 2009 8:22 AM ET
  • Farrell Talks Epic Jane's Addiction Set, Enduring Lure of Lollapalooza

    Farrell Talks Epic Jane's Addiction Set, Enduring Lure of Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    Perry Farrell shouts out Lou Reed for his first-ever U.S. festival appearance and promises a spectacular set from Jane's Addiction at Lollapalooza (helicopters will be involved) during an on-the-scene chat with Rolling Stone. The recession has taken...

    August 9, 2009 12:51 PM ET
  • Rise Against on Mixing Politics and Mosh Pits at Lollapalooza

    Rise Against on Mixing Politics and Mosh Pits at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    Rise Against's fiery Saturday afternoon set at Lollapalooza looked like it could have gone down during one of the great Lollas of the '90s — mosh pit and all. Frontman Tim McIlrath tells Rolling Stone the show...

    August 9, 2009 12:34 PM ET
  • No Age Battle Beer Puddles to Bring New Rock to Lollapalooza

    No Age Battle Beer Puddles to Bring New Rock to Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    No Age's Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt sat down with Rolling Stone at Lollapalooza to explain why Randall performed yesterday's set while wrapped in giant bandages. His injury stems from a dance contest on the tour...

    August 9, 2009 12:08 PM ET
  • Gaslight Anthem Talk Rocking With Bruce Backstage at Lolla

    Gaslight Anthem Talk Rocking With Bruce Backstage at Lolla | ARTICLE

    Fresh off their Lollapalooza set, Brian Fallon and Alex Levine from the Gaslight Anthem sat down with Rolling Stone to recall an incredible recent festival moment: sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen at Glastonbury. Fallon tells RS...

    August 8, 2009 12:44 PM ET
  • Asher Roth Feels the Love Backstage at Lollapalooza

    Asher Roth Feels the Love Backstage at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    em>RS kicked back with MC Asher Roth at Lollapalooza, where the MC was totally feeling the fest's chilled-out vibe. "It's not about what you're wearing or who you're dating," he tells us shortly after rocking the Friday...

    August 8, 2009 12:37 PM ET
  • Lollapalooza: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Storied Rock Fest

    Lollapalooza: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Storied Rock Fest | ARTICLE

    This weekend, Perry Farrell will return to the stage at the rock festival he helped begin — Lollapalooza — with the original lineup of Jane's Addiction that rocked the inaugural event in 1991. "We were something brand...

    August 7, 2009 5:58 PM ET
  • At the Movies With Peter Travers: "G.I. Joe"

    At the Movies With Peter Travers: "G.I. Joe" | BLOG ENTRY

    This morning, while most of you were still sleeping, Peter Travers did something very adventurous for this week's At The Movies: He went to his local movie theater, plunked down $10 and change and went to see...

    August 7, 2009 4:36 PM ET
  • A Look Back at the Great John Hughes

    A Look Back at the Great John Hughes | ARTICLE

    In honor of cult '80s director John Hughes, we take you back to 1966 by way of 1986,...

    August 7, 2009 12:55 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch 2009: Drake

    Artist to Watch 2009: Drake | ARTICLE

    Twenty-two-year-old biracial Canadian actor-rapper Drake has just negotiated a monster of a record deal, giving him total control over the music he'll record for Lil Wayne's Young Money label. "They'll say this is the worst deal in...

    August 7, 2009 12:00 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch 2009: Little Boots

    Artist to Watch 2009: Little Boots | ARTICLE

    Victoria Hesketh didn't become U.K. hipster-disco darling Little Boots overnight — the 24-year-old logged time in punk, prog and jazz bands throughout her school years and learned piano at age five. But dancey rock was always omnipresent...

    August 7, 2009 11:50 AM ET
  • Artist to Watch 2009: BLK JKS

    Artist to Watch 2009: BLK JKS | ARTICLE

    It's Saturday night at a Brooklyn recording studio, and BLK JKS are frustrated. The South African psych-rockers are recording a song for the 2010 World Cup, to be hosted by their home country — an update of...

    August 7, 2009 11:45 AM ET
  • Artist to Watch 2009: Florence and the Machine

    Artist to Watch 2009: Florence and the Machine | ARTICLE

    Florence Welch is a hard-partying, foul-mouthed, slightly-OCD Brit who can't sit still for more than a few minutes. But any similarities to Amy Winehouse end there. Under the alias Florence and the Machine, 22-year-old Welch crafts arty...

    August 7, 2009 11:35 AM ET
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