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  • Arcade Fire Bring Tricks, Treats to Brooklyn Warehouse Show

    Arcade Fire Bring Tricks, Treats to Brooklyn Warehouse Show | ARTICLE

    Arcade Fire's show last night at a Brooklyn warehouse began with a prank. Around 9:30 p.m., LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy – who co-produced Arcade Fire's excellent new album, Reflektor (due out October 29th) –...

    October 19, 2013 10:29 AM ET
  • Straight Outta Oslo: Ylvis Invade America

    Straight Outta Oslo: Ylvis Invade America | ARTICLE

    Being a viral star can really wear you out. Just ask Ylvis, the Norwegian comedy duo whose ridiculously catchy EDM joke-jam "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" has racked up more than 120 million YouTube...

    October 15, 2013 12:10 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Pops Up in Times Square

    Paul McCartney Pops Up in Times Square | ARTICLE

    Just 24 hours after playing a surprise show at a Queens high school auditorium, Paul McCartney gave another impromptu performance in New York's Times Square today, delighting tourists and Midtown workers with four...

    October 10, 2013 3:12 PM ET
  • Pusha T Pushes Past the Coke Rap Label

    Pusha T Pushes Past the Coke Rap Label | ARTICLE

    Two hours before the midnight release of his debut solo LP, My Name Is My Name, Pusha T is...

    October 10, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Surprises Queens High School With Auditorium Rock Show

    Paul McCartney Surprises Queens High School With Auditorium Rock Show | ARTICLE

    "This beats going to class," Paul McCartney said with a big smile after taking the stage for a surprise performance at a performing arts high school in Astoria, Queens this afternoon. The 400 students packing...

    October 9, 2013 5:30 PM ET
  • Sleigh Bells Get Positively Loud in 'Bitter Rivals' - Album Premiere

    Sleigh Bells Get Positively Loud in 'Bitter Rivals' - Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    "We're both so psyched," Sleigh Bells guitarist-producer Derek E. Miller tells Rolling Stone. Six months after they finished tracking their new album, Bitter Rivals, the shred-pop duo is gearing up to release it on October 8th on...

    October 1, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Nothing Was the Same

    Nothing Was the Same | ALBUM REVIEW

    Earlier this fall, Drake released a moody, downtempo jam called "Wu-Tang Forever," hoping to build anticipation for his third LP. Instead, a sizable contingent of rap traditionalists were outraged. That's because "Wu-Tang Forever," despite featuring a ghostly...

    September 19, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Inside Sleigh Bells' Lean, Mean New Album

    Inside Sleigh Bells' Lean, Mean New Album | ARTICLE

    "No one's even expecting us to put out a record this year," says Sleigh Bells guitarist-producer Derek E. Miller with a devilish grin. He's hanging out with singer Alexis Krauss at his Brooklyn apartment, one week before...

    September 12, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Hanging Backstage With 2 Chainz, 2013's Hottest Southern MC

    Hanging Backstage With 2 Chainz, 2013's Hottest Southern MC | ARTICLE

    When you're in a room with 2 Chainz, you really know you're in a room with 2 Chainz. At the moment, the 36-year-old Atlanta MC is savoring some rare alone time – sprawled out, all six-foot-five of...

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • 2 Chainz Blasts Oklahoma Cops

    2 Chainz Blasts Oklahoma Cops | ARTICLE

    2 Chainz tells Rolling Stone he's getting frustrated with local cops targeting him on tour. "I'm not happy about it," says the Atlanta MC, hanging out backstage at Philadelphia's Made in America festival last weekend. "I don't...

    September 4, 2013 2:07 PM ET
  • John Mayer Swears He's Done With the Fame Game

    John Mayer Swears He's Done With the Fame Game | ARTICLE

    On the 35th floor of a New York skyscraper, John Mayer is talking a mile a minute, as usual. "You know who really blows me away?" asks the singer-guitarist, who's here to promote his sixth...

    August 30, 2013 12:15 PM ET
  • Pat Smear Remembers Nirvana's Final Year

    Pat Smear Remembers Nirvana's Final Year | ARTICLE

    On December 13th, 1993, Nirvana played a raw, bruising hometown show in Seattle. "We were on that night," says touring guitarist Pat Smear, who had joined the band at Kurt Cobain's invitation that summer....

    August 29, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • The Funniest Drummer in Indie Rock

    The Funniest Drummer in Indie Rock | ARTICLE

    As the drummer for both Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, Jon Wurster has spent a lot of time getting to know America's interstate highway system. "I'm on the road, like, 250 days a year," says Wurster (who...

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Doris

    Doris | ALBUM REVIEW

    Earl Sweatshirt has always seemed like the smartest smartass in Odd Future, but for a long time, it was hard to say for sure. By the time most people heard his gory cult-classic 2010 mixtape, Earl, the...

    August 16, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Producer Previews 'Revelatory' New Album

    Paul McCartney Producer Previews 'Revelatory' New Album | ARTICLE

    Early last year, Ethan Johns got a special request from Paul McCartney. "I got a call saying, 'Would you like to go into the studio with Paul?'" recalls the English producer. "And of course I...

    August 14, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back on His Latest Magical Mystery Tour

    Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back on His Latest Magical Mystery Tour | ARTICLE

    Anyone who's seen Paul McCartney on this year's Out There! world tour can tell you how much he loves being onstage. From Brazil to Poland to the U.S., he's delivered epic three-hour sets full...

    July 25, 2013 10:40 AM ET
  • Paul McCartney: Playing With Nirvana's Surviving Members Was 'Powerful'

    Paul McCartney: Playing With Nirvana's Surviving Members Was 'Powerful' | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney made rock history on Friday night when he brought out Nirvana's surviving members during the encore of his show at Seattle's Safeco Field. It was only the second time that drummer...

    July 22, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail

    Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jay-Z is richer than God, and probably about as famous. He headlines the hugest rock festivals, parties with Warren Buffett and, thanks to an unprecedented business maneuver, his 12th solo album went platinum before it even...

    July 10, 2013 10:24 AM ET
  • Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs

    Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs | ARTICLE

    Eleanor Friedberger is full of stories. Ask her what she's been listening to lately, and the Fiery Furnaces singer – who's currently touring her excellent new solo album, Personal Record – will share...

    June 24, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Queens of the Stone Age Storm Back

    Queens of the Stone Age Storm Back | ARTICLE

    Queens of the Stone Age are due onstage in Brooklyn any minute now, but frontman Josh Homme is nowhere to be found. Backstage, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, keyboardist Dean Fertita, bassist Michael Shuman and drummer Jon...

    June 21, 2013 8:30 AM ET
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