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  • Q&A: Jim James on His Solo Debut

    Q&A: Jim James on His Solo Debut | ARTICLE

    Jim James traces the origins of his solo debut, Regions of Light and Sound of God, back to a nasty...

    February 28, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Amok

    Amok | ALBUM REVIEW

    When did Thom Yorke start having so much fun? For more than a decade, we knew him as rock's greatest miserablist, the kind of guy who spends the whole party glaring at everyone while trying his hardest...

    February 18, 2013 2:10 PM ET
  • Meet the Brooklyn Nets' Courtside Mixmaster

    Meet the Brooklyn Nets' Courtside Mixmaster | ARTICLE

    Last fall, Questlove went to check out one of the Brooklyn Nets' first games at the new Barclays Center. What impressed him most wasn't the home team's 98-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers: "Gotta say," the...

    February 1, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Long.Live.A$AP | ALBUM REVIEW

    A$AP Rocky is proof of how much rap careers have accelerated: The 24-year-old Harlem MC is just making his major-label debut, but he's already facing the expectations and challenges once associated with second or third albums. Blame...

    January 2, 2013 11:22 AM ET
  • Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

    Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors | ALBUM REVIEW

    Big Boi has been struggling against straight-man typecasting for years. That will happen when the public first encounters you as the guy standing next to Andre 3000, whose arty tastes and Ziggy Stardust wardrobe made him...

    December 11, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • Wild Water Kingdom

    Wild Water Kingdom | ALBUM REVIEW

    Just when they had finally convinced everyone they were more than a dorm-room joke, Das Racist have broken up. Bummer! Thankfully, principal member Himanshu "Heems" Suri isn't quitting the game yet. On his latest solo mixtape, the...

    December 5, 2012 4:55 PM ET
  • Pitbull's Global Hustle Can't Be Stopped

    Pitbull's Global Hustle Can't Be Stopped | ARTICLE

    Since 1923, Rio de Janeiro's opulent Copacabana Palace hotel has housed everyone from Eva Perón to the Clintons on their way through the tropics. Tonight, down one of the Palace's perfumed hallways and behind a dark-wood door,...

    November 14, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • RZA Sends Love to Staten Island After Sandy

    RZA Sends Love to Staten Island After Sandy | ARTICLE

    Staten Island is in RZA's thoughts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind tells Rolling Stone. "I have family on Staten Island," says RZA, who is in town promoting his directorial debut, The Man...

    November 2, 2012 5:45 PM ET
  • Simon Vozick-Levinson: My 2012 Playlist

    Simon Vozick-Levinson: My 2012 Playlist | ARTICLE

    Hear songs from Sleigh Bells, Frank Ocean, Grimes and more:

    November 1, 2012 6:15 PM ET
  • Band to Watch: Allo Darlin'

    Band to Watch: Allo Darlin' | VIDEO

    Hometown: London Backstory: Aussie-born Morris began Allo Darlin' as a solo project after moving to England in 2005. Guitarist Paul Rains, bassist Bill Botting and drummer Mikey Collins joined a few years later. Meet Me Tonight: One of Allo...

    October 22, 2012 7:20 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Represents Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show

    Jay-Z Represents Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show | ARTICLE

    "I've been on many stages, been around the world, but nothing feels like tonight," Jay-Z told the crowd last night during his inaugural blow-out at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. He reeled off a few of the other...

    September 29, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Book Review: Neil Young's Wandering Journey Through the Past

    Book Review: Neil Young's Wandering Journey Through the Past | ARTICLE

    Neil Young Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream Blue Rider Press Four stars "Generally the best feelings are the early takes," Neil Young remarks toward the end of his first ever memoir. "First or...

    September 25, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Devotion

    Devotion | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is not an age of great subtlety in dance pop, generally speaking, but just try telling that to Jessie Ware. As a featured vocalist on last year's SBTRKT album, the 26-year-old U.K. singer turned heads...

    September 21, 2012 11:55 PM ET
  • Olivia Tremor Control Founder Bill Doss Dead at 43

    Olivia Tremor Control Founder Bill Doss Dead at 43 | ARTICLE

    The Olivia Tremor Control singer Bill Doss has died at age 43, according to a post on the band's official site. "We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss," says the band's...

    July 31, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Frank Ocean Basks in Fans' Love in New York

    Frank Ocean Basks in Fans' Love in New York | ARTICLE

    "There's some shit I said in the past couple weeks," Frank Ocean said toward the end of his sold-out show at New York's Terminal 5 last night – referring to the July 4th Tumblr post in...

    July 27, 2012 10:37 AM ET
  • Rufus Wainwright Hits the Road and the Silver Screen

    Rufus Wainwright Hits the Road and the Silver Screen | ARTICLE

    Rufus Wainwright has been on the road since April, and he has more shows booked in Europe and North America straight through December. But the singer – who embraced an upbeat pop sound for this...

    June 22, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • "I Just Started Hating Some People Today"

    "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" | SONG REVIEW

    Is Jack White hiding a time machine at Third Man Records HQ? That's the only logical explanation for this White-produced one-off, in which...

    June 21, 2012 3:40 PM ET
  • WIXIW

    WIXIW | ALBUM REVIEW

    Maybe it was only a matter of time before these former Radiohead tourmates took a shot at their own Kid A. The unpredictable noise rockers come pretty close on their sixth album, although WIXIW packs too many...

    June 18, 2012 12:20 PM ET
  • Europe

    Europe | ALBUM REVIEW

    "You said a record is not just a record/Records can hold memories," Elizabeth Morris sighs on a wistful ballad called "My Sweet Friend." It’s an apt thesis for her U.K. band's second disc of sparkling indie-pop love...

    June 18, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Glen Hansard on the Tonys' 'Once' Love, His Solo LP and Learning From Springsteen

    Q&A: Glen Hansard on the Tonys' 'Once' Love, His Solo LP and Learning From Springsteen | ARTICLE

    Glen Hansard is still pleasantly stunned a couple of days after Once – the Broadway musical based on the 2006 indie film starring him and Markéta Irglová – took home eight Tony Awards including Best Musical....

    June 13, 2012 2:15 PM ET
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