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  • Damon Albarn Shares the Stories Behind His Revealing Solo LP

    Damon Albarn Shares the Stories Behind His Revealing Solo LP | ARTICLE

    Next week, Damon Albarn will release Everyday Robots – his first-ever solo album after more than 20 years as the leader of Blur, Gorillaz and too many one-off supergroups to list concisely. It's an excellent album (

    April 22, 2014 11:15 AM ET
  • The New Classic

    The New Classic | ALBUM REVIEW

    Iggy Azalea grew up in Australia, but you'd never know it from her accent – a curiously affected drawl that could come from Atlanta, Houston or nowhere at all. Once, such weirdness might have disqualified her from...

    April 17, 2014 2:05 PM ET
  • Honest

    Honest | ALBUM REVIEW

    Lots of rappers talk about drugs, but Future is one of the few whose music makes you feel like you're actually on some. When he raps, it's in pulse-racing staccato bursts; when he sings, his Auto-Tuned vowels...

    April 16, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Taylor Momsen Discusses Her Naked Album Cover

    Taylor Momsen Discusses Her Naked Album Cover | ARTICLE

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Taylor Momsen talks about posing nude for the cover of Going to Hell, the new album from her band, the Pretty Reckless. "We're all naked when we're born," the former...

    March 28, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Schoolboy Q: From South Central L.A. to the Top of the Charts

    Schoolboy Q: From South Central L.A. to the Top of the Charts | ARTICLE

    The first time Schoolboy Q met his labelmate Kendrick Lamar, he says, "I couldn't believe he wasn't big yet." It was 2006, and Q had just started working with the fledgling Top Dawg Entertainment. Eight years later,...

    March 24, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Carrie Brownstein's Life After Punk

    Carrie Brownstein's Life After Punk | ARTICLE

    "I'm just going to try a bunch of shit on," Carrie Brownstein says. On an icy February afternoon in Manhattan, the co-star of IFC's sketch-comedy series Portlandia has just ducked into a brightly lit Opening Ceremony boutique...

    March 20, 2014 3:10 PM ET
  • "Stranger in Moscow"

    "Stranger in Moscow" | SONG REVIEW

     You might expect these Aussie acidheads to turn a Michael Jackson cover into a trippy rock fantasia. Instead, it's an oddly faithful rendition of MJ's chill trip-hop groove – the kind of pleasant karaoke jam you...

    March 20, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • Piñata

    Piñata | ALBUM REVIEW

    Freddie Gibbs and Madlib make an unlikely duo: Gibbs is a brusque street-rap purist with "an icemaker for a heart," Madlib a crate-digging cult hero with a taste for deep psychedelia and free jazz. But the MC...

    March 13, 2014 10:09 AM ET
  • Rick Ross Laughs Off Illuminati Rumors

    Rick Ross Laughs Off Illuminati Rumors | ARTICLE

    Spend some time watching Rick Ross videos on YouTube, and you'll probably come across a few commenters who fervently believe the Miami rapper is part of the shadowy devil-worshipping group known as the Illuminati, along with many other...

    March 4, 2014 10:35 AM ET
  • How 'The Bachelor' Inspired St. Vincent's New Look

    How 'The Bachelor' Inspired St. Vincent's New Look | ARTICLE

    Before releasing her excellent new album this week, Annie Clark dyed her hair a striking shade of silver. The 31-year-old singer-guitarist – better known as St. Vincent – cites two crucial inspirations for the color change. One...

    February 25, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Rivers Cuomo: 'I Was Nirvana's Biggest Fan'

    Rivers Cuomo: 'I Was Nirvana's Biggest Fan' | ARTICLE

    Weezer's Rivers Cuomo called RS to talk about his love of Nirvana. Find his tribute and much more in Rolling Stone's new special collectors edition on the grunge stars' music and legend, available now. "In some...

    February 19, 2014 10:55 AM ET
  • Annie Clark's Bizarre Fever Dreams: Inside 'St. Vincent'

    Annie Clark's Bizarre Fever Dreams: Inside 'St. Vincent' | ARTICLE

    About a year ago, Annie Clark was wandering around a friend's ranch in a remote part of West Texas when she decided to take off all her clothes. "It's really beautiful out there," says the 31-year-old singer-guitarist,...

    February 17, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Meet Hip-Hop's Howard Stern: Charlamagne tha God

    Meet Hip-Hop's Howard Stern: Charlamagne tha God | ARTICLE

    In November, Charlamagne tha God sat across from Kanye West at New York's Power 105.1 FM and told West exactly what he thought of the rap superstar's recent work. "I didn't like the album at all,"...

    February 5, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Little Red

    Little Red | ALBUM REVIEW

    In a just world, Katy B's 2011 debut – a tightly paced sequence of ecstatic pop hooks and state-of-the-art club wobbles – would have made the London singer a first-rank star in the States. It didn't come...

    February 4, 2014 12:00 AM ET
  • Phoenix Working on 'Bankrupt!' Follow-Up

    Phoenix Working on 'Bankrupt!' Follow-Up | ARTICLE

    Phoenix have already started working on their follow-up to 2013's Bankrupt!, singer Thomas Mars tells Rolling Stone. "The way we tour is pretty unique," explains the frontman. "We go for two weeks, then we stop...

    January 30, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Watch Phoenix Play in a High School Gym

    Watch Phoenix Play in a High School Gym | VIDEO

    On October 7th, 2013, Phoenix played a secret show for 500 students in the gym of Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. "It almost felt like we were in the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video," recalls singer...

    January 29, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Haim Want to Access Their Inner Kanye West in 2014

    Haim Want to Access Their Inner Kanye West in 2014 | ARTICLE

    Haim had a pretty great year in 2013, but if they have their way, 2014 will be even bigger. The California sisters behind Days Are Gone tell Rolling Stone they can't wait to start working on...

    January 9, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • James Murphy on Despacio, LCD Soundsystem's Live Album and New Music

    James Murphy on Despacio, LCD Soundsystem's Live Album and New Music | ARTICLE

    Since disbanding LCD Soundsystem in 2011, James Murphy has busied himself with all kinds of exciting new projects – from producing Arcade Fire to remixing David Bowie to filmmaking with Ron Howard to...

    December 11, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • Noel Gallagher's Epic Year-End Gripe Session

    Noel Gallagher's Epic Year-End Gripe Session | ARTICLE

    Noel Gallagher did not enjoy 2013 very much. "Fucking had a shit year," says the British guitarist and songwriter, formerly of Oasis, when Rolling Stone reaches him by phone. "All I've done is sit around the...

    December 5, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • James Murphy's Espresso Blend Is Finally Done

    James Murphy's Espresso Blend Is Finally Done | ARTICLE

    In January 2012, a few months after disbanding LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy revealed that he was developing his own signature espresso blend. That was nearly two years ago. Whatever happened to his long-promised coffee? "It's...

    December 4, 2013 12:55 PM ET
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