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  • "Bonfire"

    "Bonfire" | SONG REVIEW

    Donald Glover would like you to start taking him seriously as a rapper. On his new single, the Community star reels off cheeky one-liners, mostly about how often he gets laid. His flow shamelessly mimics Lil...

    September 20, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Cameron Crowe Opens Up on 'Pearl Jam Twenty'

    Cameron Crowe Opens Up on 'Pearl Jam Twenty' | ARTICLE

    Cameron Crowe had already been thinking for years about making a definitive Pearl Jam documentary when he started work on Pearl Jam Twenty around Christmas 2008. "It's one of those things where you're like, 'When we do...

    September 14, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • Katy B, 'On A Mission'

    Katy B, 'On A Mission' | BLOG ENTRY

    Click to listen Katy B's "On a Mission" and "Broken Record" This London dance-music fixture is only now taking her remarkably confident debut to the States. She's an ideal ambassador...

    September 13, 2011 1:13 PM ET
  • On A Mission

    On A Mission | ALBUM REVIEW

    Click to listen Katy B's "On a Mission" and "Broken Record" This London dance-music fixture is only now taking her remarkably confident debut to the...

    September 13, 2011 12:30 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Reward Fans With Epic Two-Day Festival

    Pearl Jam Reward Fans With Epic Two-Day Festival | ARTICLE

    Toward the end of Pearl Jam's huge 20th-anniversary celebration on September 4th, Eddie Vedder returned to the stage alone with an acoustic guitar and began playing a sweet little tune he'd written just hours before. "Couldn’t...

    September 6, 2011 10:35 AM ET
  • "What the Water Gave Me

    "What the Water Gave Me | SONG REVIEW

    There are megawatts of raw power contained within Florence Welch's larynx, and she wrings out every last one on the first tune from her forthcoming second album. She takes her sweet time getting there, though. The...

    August 29, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Inside the 20th-Anniversary Reissue of 'Nevermind'

    Inside the 20th-Anniversary Reissue of 'Nevermind' | ARTICLE

    One afternoon in April 1990, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and drummer Chad Channing arrived at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, after driving 1,900 miles from Seattle nonstop. "They rolled up in a van," says...

    August 23, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • Das Racist, 'Michael Jackson'

    Das Racist, 'Michael Jackson' | BLOG ENTRY

    "I'm fucking great at rapping!" roars Himanshu Suri on the hip-hop provocateurs' new one. It's true – he and partner Victor Vazquez have only gotten cleverer since last year's name-making mixtapes. They go extra...

    August 22, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • "Michael Jackson"

    "Michael Jackson" | SONG REVIEW

    "I'm fucking great at rapping!" roars Himanshu Suri on the hip-hop provocateurs' new one. It's true – he and partner Victor Vazquez have only gotten cleverer since last year's name-making mixtapes. They go extra hard here, referencing...

    August 22, 2011 12:20 PM ET
  • Double Threat: Kanye and Jay-Z Unveil LP, Tour

    Double Threat: Kanye and Jay-Z Unveil LP, Tour | ARTICLE

    The most anticipated rap event of the year is finally here: Jay-Z and Kanye West (a.k.a. the Throne) will release their full-length...

    August 18, 2011 4:20 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch: Rapping Chef Action Bronson Cooks Up Rugged Rhymes

    Artist to Watch: Rapping Chef Action Bronson Cooks Up Rugged Rhymes | ARTICLE

    WHO: A trained chef-turned-rapper from Flushing, Queens, Action Bronson has built up a loyal following in the year and a half since he decided to leave the kitchen for a recording studio. His full-length debut, Dr. Lecter (out now...

    August 10, 2011 11:20 AM ET
  • Vampire Weekend's Only 2011 Show Has Been Cancelled

    Vampire Weekend's Only 2011 Show Has Been Cancelled | ARTICLE

    The cancellation of the inaugural Music to Know festival – originally scheduled for this weekend in East Hampton, New York – has left Vampire Weekend fans without any opportunities to see the band perform in the...

    August 9, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • The Decemberists, 'iTunes Session EP'

    The Decemberists, 'iTunes Session EP' | BLOG ENTRY

    With their abstruse allusions and just-so arrangements, the Decemberists' albums often sound like they've been rehearsed and researched down to the last grace note. That's no knock—in fact, it's key to their appeal. But...

    August 2, 2011 10:45 AM ET
  • iTunes Session (EP)

    iTunes Session (EP) | ALBUM REVIEW

    With their abstruse allusions and just-so arrangements, the Decemberists' albums often sound like they've been rehearsed and researched down to the last grace note. That's no knock — in fact, it's key to their appeal. But...

    August 2, 2011 12:15 AM ET
  • 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
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