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  • Of Montreal Lead an Eclectic Lineup at Northside Festival

    Of Montreal Lead an Eclectic Lineup at Northside Festival | ARTICLE

    The performers of the biggest show of the Northside Festival – a multi-venue independent rock sprawl in fashionable Williamsburg, Brooklyn – were an unlikely mix. The flamboyant freak-folk rockers Of Montreal, the winsomely deadpan singer-songwriter Jens Lekman,...

    June 16, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • "Feelin' Single"

    "Feelin' Single" | SONG REVIEW

    Kelly exacts revenge on a duplicitious lover with casual bonhomie: a disco pulse, horn blasts, and the nonchalant trill of a club‐hopping Casanova who could net 20 phone numbers by sunrise. Listen to "Feelin' Single":

    May 22, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • Rod Stewart Too Sick to Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    Rod Stewart Too Sick to Attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction | ARTICLE

    Axl Rose won't be the only no-show at tomorrow's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland: Rod Stewart has also declined to attend due to sudden illness. The singer was originally scheduled...

    April 13, 2012 4:40 PM ET
  • On the Charts: Sales Are in 'The Hunger Games' Favor

    On the Charts: Sales Are in 'The Hunger Games' Favor | ARTICLE

    WINNER OF THE WEEK: The soundtrack on fire, The Hunger Games. The Billboard 200 chart is no stranger to dystopias, having been something of a barren wasteland itself in 2011 sales, but it is marking huge...

    March 28, 2012 11:57 AM ET
  • Kids in the Street

    Kids in the Street | ALBUM REVIEW

    These Oklahoma hitmakers are in their 14th year together as a band, but they’re still mining teenage dramatics for buoyant, chant-along tunes. From confronting a cheating girlfriend at a party to sighing about feeling claustrophobic in a...

    March 27, 2012 12:15 AM ET
  • The Black Keys Storm Madison Square Garden

    The Black Keys Storm Madison Square Garden | ARTICLE

    The Black Keys pulled something of a bait-and-switch at their Madison Square Garden show on Monday night: they stormed the stage as a quartet, with singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney supplemented by two backing musicians....

    March 13, 2012 2:25 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Whitney Houston Sets a Billboard Record

    Week in Rock History: Whitney Houston Sets a Billboard Record | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Pink Floyd released their debut single, Led Zeppelin ran into some trouble with the von Zeppelin family, Janet Jackson launched her Rhythm Nation World Tour, Whitney Houston’s signature song set a Billboard...

    February 27, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • "Year of the Tiger"

    "Year of the Tiger" | SONG REVIEW

    The Ontario punks' fifth Chinese New Year single is a 15-minute hardcore odyssey narrated by the scabrous howls of Damian Abraham. "The tiger lives afraid as the tiger dies," he roars – but by the end, it's...

    February 22, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Brian Wilson Performs the Premiere of 'Smile'

    Week in Rock History: Brian Wilson Performs the Premiere of 'Smile' | ARTICLE

    February 22, 1976: Florence Ballard of the Supremes diesTalented, tragic Florence Ballard never got her due. As a founding member of the Motown sensations the Supremes, Ballard had the indisputable knock-out voice of the group; recording...

    February 20, 2012 2:42 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: U2 Rocks a Kmart

    Week in Rock History: U2 Rocks a Kmart | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the Beatles arrived in India to study meditation, the Who recorded Live at Leeds, Debbie Harry announced her first solo album, Frank Zappa guest-starred on Miami Vice and U2 played in a...

    February 13, 2012 12:15 PM ET
  • Metallica Announce Orion Music Festival

    Metallica Announce Orion Music Festival | ARTICLE

    Metallica will bring the noise to Atlantic City this summer with the Orion Music + More Festival, a weekend of music, comedy and culture. Set for June 23rd and 24th in the seaside New...

    February 7, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: The Beatles Land in New York

    Week in Rock History: The Beatles Land in New York | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the Beatles arrived in New York, Bill Haley passed away, the Clash began recording their studio debut, Sonny Bono declared his candidacy for mayor and Phil Spector was in...

    February 6, 2012 9:35 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Janet Jackson Has a Wardrobe Malfunction

    Week in Rock History: Janet Jackson Has a Wardrobe Malfunction | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Buddy Holly's plane crashed, Karen Carpenter passed away, Paul Simon's infamous musical opened on Broadway, Janet Jackson had one hell of a "wardrobe malfunction" and R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to child...

    January 30, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Mumford and Sons to Headline First Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York

    Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Mumford and Sons to Headline First Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York | ARTICLE

    A much-loved British television tradition will travel across the pond this spring when Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Mumford & Sons stage the first Secret Policeman's Ball in New York. The Stateside adaptation...

    January 25, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • Oscars 2012: ‘Drive,’ Michael Fassbender, Steven Spielberg Among Snubs

    Oscars 2012: ‘Drive,’ Michael Fassbender, Steven Spielberg Among Snubs | ARTICLE

    This morning's unveiling of Academy Award nominees has some cinephiles seeing red – including Rolling Stone's own Peter Travers. Noticeable absences in the Oscar hopefuls included several much-lauded performances, including Michael Fassbender in Shame,...

    January 24, 2012 3:45 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Superstars Record 'We Are the World'

    Week in Rock History: Superstars Record 'We Are the World' | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the Apollo Theater reopened, John Lennon knocked out "Instant Karma" in one day, Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane gave birth to a daughter named god, superstars...

    January 23, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • For the Good Times

    For the Good Times | ALBUM REVIEW

    Turns out Norah Jones packs a sweet and true country twang. On the Little Willies' second album, Jones and four buddies remake down-home classics like Willie Nelson's "Permanently Lonely" and Kris Kristofferson's title track with offhand...

    January 20, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Swizz Beatz Revealed as Silent Partner, CEO of Megaupload

    Swizz Beatz Revealed as Silent Partner, CEO of Megaupload | ARTICLE

    Today's abrupt shut-down of the popular file-sharing site Megaupload will likely affect one unexpected celebrity: the company's CEO, hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz. Beatz, who has worked with Jay-Z  is married to R&B star Alicia Keys...

    January 19, 2012 5:30 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Ozzy Osbourne Bites the Head Off a Bleedin' Bat

    Week in Rock History: Ozzy Osbourne Bites the Head Off a Bleedin' Bat | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Lesley Gore played a Batvillain, Jimi Hendrix recorded one of rock's greatest covers, the Beatles' White Album was played in the Manson Family's Sharon Tate murder trial, Ozzy Osbourne...

    January 16, 2012 8:05 AM ET
  • No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger Twitter Accounts Hacked

    No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger Twitter Accounts Hacked | ARTICLE

      This morning, Ron Paul received some very public support from No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger and Rise Against – but not by their own volition, as the musicians’ Twitter accounts were hacked by Paul...

    January 11, 2012 4:00 PM ET
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