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  • RZA Discusses His Role Producing 'Watch the Throne'

    RZA Discusses His Role Producing 'Watch the Throne' | ARTICLE

    Kanye West produced much of his full-length collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne, by himself – but he reached out to old-school vets such as Q-Tip and RZA for a few key assists. "I'm really honored to...

    August 1, 2011 10:45 AM ET
  • Girls, 'Vomit'

    Girls, 'Vomit' | BLOG ENTRY

    Don’t let the title turn you off: The first taste of the San Francisco band’s second LP (out September 13th) is a lovesick mini-epic that has nothing to do with retching. Frontman Christopher Owens moans...

    July 27, 2011 11:23 AM ET
  • "Vomit"

    "Vomit" | SONG REVIEW

    Don’t let the title turn you off: The first taste of the San Francisco band’s second LP (out September 13th) is a lovesick mini-epic that has nothing to do with retching. Frontman Christopher Owens moans softly to...

    July 26, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Martin Scorsese Finishes George Harrison Documentary

    Martin Scorsese Finishes George Harrison Documentary | ARTICLE

    After four years of work, Martin Scorsese is looking forward to sharing his long-awaited documentary on the life of George Harrison with the world. "George's music always spoke directly to me," Scorsese tells ...

    July 22, 2011 11:35 AM ET
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West, 'Otis'

    Jay-Z and Kanye West, 'Otis' | BLOG ENTRY

    Jay-Z and Kanye West prove again that they’re one of rap’s all-time great tag teams — up there with Run-DMC, OutKast and EPMD — on this teaser from Watch the Throne (due August 8th). West...

    July 21, 2011 5:06 PM ET
  • "Otis"

    "Otis" | SONG REVIEW

    Jay-Z and Kanye West prove again that they’re one of rap's all-time great tag teams — up there with Run-DMC, OutKast and EPMD — on this teaser from Watch the Throne (due August 8th). West twists a...

    July 21, 2011 4:36 PM ET
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie'

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' | BLOG ENTRY

    Click here to listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" It's reassuring to realize just how little the Chilis have changed in the five...

    July 21, 2011 4:32 PM ET
  • The Cool Kids, 'When Fish Ride Bicycles'

    The Cool Kids, 'When Fish Ride Bicycles' | BLOG ENTRY

    Hailed three years ago as leaders of rap's latest new school, this easygoing Chicago duo are just now getting around to releasing their full-length debut. But if the Cool Kids aren't quite as buzzy as...

    July 20, 2011 10:33 AM ET
  • When Fish Ride Bicycles

    When Fish Ride Bicycles | ALBUM REVIEW

    Hailed three years ago as leaders of rap's latest new school, this easygoing Chicago duo are just now getting around to releasing their full-length debut. But if the Cool Kids aren't quite as buzzy as they once...

    July 18, 2011 1:35 PM ET
  • "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"

    "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" | SONG REVIEW

    Click here to listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" It's reassuring to realize just how little the Chilis...

    July 18, 2011 10:50 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Previews 'Watch the Throne' in New York

    Jay-Z Previews 'Watch the Throne' in New York | ARTICLE

    Last night, Jay-Z invited a handful of reporters to a hotel in Soho to hear Watch the Throne, his highly anticipated full-length collaboration with Kanye West. Arriving minutes before 9 P.M. – just as soon as he...

    July 8, 2011 12:55 PM ET
  • Q&A: Dave Grohl

    Q&A: Dave Grohl | ARTICLE

    Dave Grohl is still hoarse the morning after a festival gig in Milan. "This is what I sound like when I order room service," the Foo Fighters frontman says in a genial growl "Just...

    July 7, 2011 3:40 PM ET
  • Download Lenny Kravitz's New Song 'Rock Star City Life'

    Download Lenny Kravitz's New Song 'Rock Star City Life' | ARTICLE

    Click here to listen to Lenny Kravitz's "Rock Star City Life" For the next two days, Lenny Kravitz is giving away his new tune "Rock...

    July 7, 2011 2:00 PM ET
  • Bjork Unveils Multimedia 'Biophilia' Project

    Bjork Unveils Multimedia 'Biophilia' Project | BLOG ENTRY

    When Björk came home to Iceland after her 2007-2008 world tour, she found herself at a career crossroads. For the first time in years, she had no immediate obligations to any record label. "That was really...

    June 29, 2011 11:45 AM ET
  • Lenny Kravitz 'Really Excited' to Play Cinna in 'Hunger Games' Movie

    Lenny Kravitz 'Really Excited' to Play Cinna in 'Hunger Games' Movie | ARTICLE

    Lenny Kravitz was at his home studio in the Bahamas, putting the finishing touches on his album Black and White America (due August 30th), when Gary Ross called this spring. The director offered Kravitz a key role...

    June 23, 2011 12:35 PM ET
  • Wild Flag, 'Romance'

    Wild Flag, 'Romance' | BLOG ENTRY

    A study in supergroup chemistry: The first taste of the Sleater-Kinney/ Helium/Minders alums’ debut LP (due in September) harnesses their old bands' strengths into a fresh blast of giddy garage-psych ambition. Listen to "Romance":

    June 22, 2011 11:55 AM ET
  • "Romance"

    "Romance" | SONG REVIEW

    A study in supergroup chemistry: The first taste of the Sleater-Kinney/ Helium/Minders alums’ debut LP (due in September) harnesses their old bands' strengths into a...

    June 20, 2011 12:59 PM ET
  • Dave Grohl Explains Foo Fighters' Hilarious 52-Page Tour Rider

    Dave Grohl Explains Foo Fighters' Hilarious 52-Page Tour Rider | ARTICLE

    The Foo Fighters have been known to sneak jokes into their backstage riders on past tours, but they’ve topped themselves this year. The hilarious 52-page list of demands for venues on the Foos’ 2011...

    June 16, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • "Milkshake"

    "Milkshake" | SONG REVIEW

    The fuzz-rock revivalists slow down for a pretty, poppy ballad about nursing a broken heart by getting stoned. "Milk­shake," released as half of a one-off single, probably would have been all over the radio 20...

    June 2, 2011 6:10 AM ET
  • "I'm On One"

    "I'm On One" | SONG REVIEW

    The credits make this sound like a posse cut, but it's unmistakably Drake's party. Over fidgety synths as cold as Toronto in January, he croons about fame's rewards and kvetches about its annoyances ("All that...

    May 31, 2011 12:45 PM ET
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