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  • Duff McKagan, Tom Morello, Sebastian Bach Rock for Dimebag Darrell

    Duff McKagan, Tom Morello, Sebastian Bach Rock for Dimebag Darrell | ARTICLE

    "This is amazing. I've never seen so many rockers in one place," System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian was saying last night backstage at Hollywood's Key Club, just before going to rehearse a version of Bruce...

    December 15, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • Trent Reznor Taps HARD Promoter For 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Events

    Trent Reznor Taps HARD Promoter For 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Events | ARTICLE

    Trent Reznor may have won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for co-writing the score to The Social Network, but he has not "gone Hollywood" yet. In fact, to celebrate his latest film composition project,...

    December 14, 2011 3:00 PM ET
  • Dinosaur Jr. Recall Early Days, Revisit 1988 Breakthrough Album 'Bug' Onstage

    Dinosaur Jr. Recall Early Days, Revisit 1988 Breakthrough Album 'Bug' Onstage | ARTICLE

    "I'm here, like all of you, because I'm an XXL Dinosaur Jr. fan," special guest, host and emcee Henry Rollins told fans last night as he took the stage at the Segerstrom Center...

    December 13, 2011 4:55 PM ET
  • Mumford and Sons: Second Album Is 'Black Sabbath Meets Nick Drake'

    Mumford and Sons: Second Album Is 'Black Sabbath Meets Nick Drake' | ARTICLE

    Mumford & Sons have been nominated for several Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for "The Cave"), and they're currently touring the West Coast as part of the...

    December 13, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • D Generation Plan to Make New Music

    D Generation Plan to Make New Music | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to D Generation's 'No Way Out' D Generation's reunion year recently culminated with two opening dates for Guns N' Roses. It's...

    December 13, 2011 1:10 PM ET
  • Florence Welch Floored By 'Surreal' Life

    Florence Welch Floored By 'Surreal' Life | ARTICLE

    Lately it seems like all of the moments in Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch's life are surreal. From being called on stage by childhood hero Billie Joe Armstrong to being portrayed on Saturday Night Live...

    December 12, 2011 4:30 PM ET
  • KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Is Awash in Nostalgia

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Is Awash in Nostalgia | ARTICLE

      Los Angeles radio station KROQ is known for its early championing of alternative bands. As such, the station's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert, a two-night showcase held every December, is a pretty good litmus...

    December 12, 2011 3:00 PM ET
  • Underworld Named Music Directors of 2012 Olympics

    Underworld Named Music Directors of 2012 Olympics | ARTICLE

    U.K. dance music icons Underworld, best known for the hit "Born Slippy," have been named musical directors for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "It’s just one of those things you never expect,"...

    December 8, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Neon Trees Song Premiere: 'Everybody Talks'

    Neon Trees Song Premiere: 'Everybody Talks' | ARTICLE

    Listen to Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks": Neon Trees scored a Number One alternative hit with "Animal," off their debut album, Habits. But that wasn't the kind of success frontman Tyler Glenn...

    December 7, 2011 1:20 PM ET
  • The Darkness to Return to U.S. in 2012

    The Darkness to Return to U.S. in 2012 | ARTICLE

    By all accounts from their recent U.K. tour, the reunited Darkness have got back the swagger of their 2003 debut, Permission to Land. Frontman Justin Hawkins tells Rolling Stone that is indeed the case. "For every person...

    December 5, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Motley Crue to Perform 12 Las Vegas Shows In February

    Motley Crue to Perform 12 Las Vegas Shows In February | ARTICLE

    Mötley Crüe will become the first hard rock band to do a Las Vegas residency when they take over the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in February. Dubbed "Mötley Crüe in Sin City," the residency will include...

    December 2, 2011 1:00 AM ET
  • Artists Respond to Grammy Nominations

    Artists Respond to Grammy Nominations | ARTICLE

    Last night's Grammy nominations announcements brought both the expected (Adele, Kanye and Lady Gaga) and the unexpected (Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons getting nods in both the Record and Song of the Year categories). But no moment brought about...

    December 1, 2011 6:25 PM ET
  • 'Book of Mormon''s Trey Parker Promises Special Grammy Party If They Win

    'Book of Mormon''s Trey Parker Promises Special Grammy Party If They Win | ARTICLE

    South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez, the composer and lyricist known for the hit show Avenue Q, received a Grammy nomination last night for their work on the smash Broadway show...

    December 1, 2011 2:10 PM ET
  • Henry Rollins to Host Charity Concert Featuring Dave Navarro, Corey Taylor

    Henry Rollins to Host Charity Concert Featuring Dave Navarro, Corey Taylor | ARTICLE

    The always-gregarious Henry Rollins will gather friends and bandmates in Los Angeles tonight (November 30th) to benefit one of his favorite charities, Drop in the Bucket. Held at the historic Avalon club, the evening will include performances...

    November 30, 2011 12:05 PM ET
  • Dia Frampton Works With Members of Foster the People, Florence and the Machine

    Dia Frampton Works With Members of Foster the People, Florence and the Machine | ARTICLE

    Dia Frampton is out in the middle of a field in "Nowhere, California," as she puts it, when Rolling Stone meets up with her. The runner-up on the first season of The Voice is filming a video...

    November 29, 2011 9:55 AM ET
  • Morrissey Plays Intimate, Last-Minute L.A. Show

    Morrissey Plays Intimate, Last-Minute L.A. Show | ARTICLE

    As part of his current U.S. tour, Morrissey played a last-minute show at L.A.'s Henry Fonda Theater on November 23rd. With a capacity just under a thousand people, the venue offered a rare chance to see his Mozness...

    November 25, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Fiona Apple and Jon Brion Dazzle at Intimate L.A. Show

    Fiona Apple and Jon Brion Dazzle at Intimate L.A. Show | ARTICLE

    Fiona Apple hypnotized audiences in a rare live appearance last night, joining longtime collaborator Jon Brion at L.A.'s Largo club for an intimate, acoustic set. The ragged but charming show alternated between covers and originals and,...

    November 23, 2011 3:20 PM ET
  • Asher Roth Grows Up on 'Is This Too Orange'

    Asher Roth Grows Up on 'Is This Too Orange' | ARTICLE

    Asher Roth thinks he has the perfect name for his long-awaited second studio album, which is scheduled for early March. "Is This Too Orange is really appropriately titled," he tells Rolling Stone. "You’ve got red, which is...

    November 23, 2011 1:00 PM ET
  • Robin Thicke: 'You Can't Listen to Your Own Music When Having Sex'

    Robin Thicke: 'You Can't Listen to Your Own Music When Having Sex' | ARTICLE

    Robin Thicke has definitely made his share of what the legendary Al Green calls "baby-making music." But does the R&B singer listen to his own music while, um, making babies with his wife, actress Paula Patton? "My wife still...

    November 23, 2011 11:05 AM ET
  • Inside Karmin's Big Night at the AMAs

    Inside Karmin's Big Night at the AMAs | ARTICLE

    As Karmin were on their way last night to the American Music Awards, the duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan heard their new single, "Crash Your Party," on the radio. "I almost fainted in the car,"...

    November 21, 2011 4:20 PM ET
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