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  • Benji Madden: Bill Clinton Was the 'Grunge President'

    Benji Madden: Bill Clinton Was the 'Grunge President' | ARTICLE

    The night before Bono and the Edge, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more rocked the Hollywood Bowl, an invite-only affair honoring President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation was held at the Hollywood Palladium featuring a...

    October 17, 2011 6:15 PM ET
  • Jeff Beck Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld Pens New Songs With Jackson Browne, Steve Perry

    Jeff Beck Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld Pens New Songs With Jackson Browne, Steve Perry | ARTICLE

    Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld has led a charmed musical life. "Now that I've done so much playing with people like Jeff Beck, I'm spoiled," she told Rolling Stone recently, right after stepping off the stage at the...

    October 14, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Brian Wilson Remakes 'Bare Necessities' From 'The Jungle Book'

    Song Premiere: Brian Wilson Remakes 'Bare Necessities' From 'The Jungle Book' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Brian Wilson's 'Bare Necessities' When Disney approached Brian Wilson about doing an album of songs from classic Disney movies, he...

    October 13, 2011 10:50 AM ET
  • Robbie Robertson on Martin Scorsese Film: 'It Is an Extraordinary Challenge'

    Robbie Robertson on Martin Scorsese Film: 'It Is an Extraordinary Challenge' | ARTICLE

    Since they first teamed up on The Last Waltz 35 years ago, Robbie Robertson and Martin Scorsese have enjoyed a prolific working relataionship, collaborating on such films as Raging Bull, The Departed and most recently Shutter Island. Now...

    October 12, 2011 1:00 PM ET
  • Daryl Hall Finds Happiness in a 'Very F-ed Up World'

    Daryl Hall Finds Happiness in a 'Very F-ed Up World' | ARTICLE

    Daryl Hall’s new album, Laughing Down Crying, is aptly titled. He's enjoying a career renaissance from his Internet series, Live From Daryl’s House, happily married with a family, and finally getting the pop icon treatment for...

    October 11, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero Designs Guitar for Charity

    My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero Designs Guitar for Charity | ARTICLE

    My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has designed a six-string guitar for Epiphone called the Phant-o-matic. "I took the body from the Wilshire, I took the Anico Humbuckers out of the Les Paul, I put...

    October 11, 2011 10:45 AM ET
  • Remaining Doors Members Record With Skrillex for New Documentary

    Remaining Doors Members Record With Skrillex for New Documentary | ARTICLE

    "I like to say this is the first new Doors track of the 21st century," Ray Manzarek tells Rolling Stone of a new song he's recorded with Robby Krieger and John Densmore, as well as popular DJ/producer Skrillex...

    October 6, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Lil' Jon Excited to Move Into 'Club Music' on New Album

    Lil' Jon Excited to Move Into 'Club Music' on New Album | ARTICLE

    Rapper Lil' Jon's next album, Party Animal, will find him embracing the club world. "I’m working with all types of producers," he tells Rolling Stone. "There's all kinds of different music on the album. I call it club music...

    October 4, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • OMD Gear Up for Round Two of U.S. Tour

    OMD Gear Up for Round Two of U.S. Tour | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to OMD's 'Sister Marie Says (Ultraviolet's Escape Velocity Mix)' Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (better known as OMD) reformed in 2007, but it took the...

    September 30, 2011 4:35 PM ET
  • Perry Farrell Promises 'Low-Down, Dirty Club Show' for Jane's Addiction Gigs

    Perry Farrell Promises 'Low-Down, Dirty Club Show' for Jane's Addiction Gigs | ARTICLE

    Jane's Addiction returns to Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Amphitheatre for the first time since 1989 on October 3rd and 4th – and Perry Farrell can't wait. "I’m pretty psyched about it," Farrell tells Rolling Stone. The...

    September 30, 2011 10:20 AM ET
  • Joe Goddard: Hot Chip Going Back in the Studio Soon

    Joe Goddard: Hot Chip Going Back in the Studio Soon | ARTICLE

    Joe Goddard admits that by the time his electronic quintet Hot Chip wrapped touring in 2010 he was a little road weary. "Hot Chip at the end of last year was like really a full-time day job,"...

    September 28, 2011 4:15 PM ET
  • Sting: Putting Together Box Set was 'Like Archaeology'

    Sting: Putting Together Box Set was 'Like Archaeology' | ARTICLE

    In the next few months, Sting will celebrate his 25th anniversary as a solo artist (and his 60th birthday) with a new box set and theater tour. The biggest party, though, will be the October 1st...

    September 28, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Steven Tyler: New Aerosmith Album Coming in March

    Steven Tyler: New Aerosmith Album Coming in March | ARTICLE

    The last couple of years have been beyond turbulent for Aerosmith – but now, Steven Tyler tells Rolling Stone that the new album is almost done. "Two months doing that and we’re almost there," Tyler said backstage at...

    September 27, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • Premiere: Previously Unreleased Version of Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender'

    Premiere: Previously Unreleased Version of Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' A new box set, Young Man With a Big Beat, celebrates the early career of Elvis...

    September 26, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Steven Tyler, Jay-Z Rock 'A-List to A-List' iHeartRadio Festival

    Steven Tyler, Jay-Z Rock 'A-List to A-List' iHeartRadio Festival | ARTICLE

    The iHeartRadio festival, a two-day event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand celebrating the launch of the new I Heart Radio application, brought the pop charts to life with a superstar lineup from Jay-Z, Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson...

    September 26, 2011 12:30 PM ET
  • Nicole Scherzinger Credits Simon Cowell With Helping Her 'Let Go'

    Nicole Scherzinger Credits Simon Cowell With Helping Her 'Let Go' | ARTICLE

    The other night on Conan, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger called out Conan O'Brien for gazing deeply into her cleavage while interviewing her on his show. (Watch below.) "He asked me a question, I was answering it –...

    September 23, 2011 3:35 PM ET
  • Eve, Will.I.Am, Omarion Collaborate With DJ/Producer Wolfgang Gartner

    Eve, Will.I.Am, Omarion Collaborate With DJ/Producer Wolfgang Gartner | ARTICLE

    Except for David Guetta and LMFAO – whose "Party Rock Anthem" hit Number One on the singles charts – dance music's increasing live draw hasn't translated into mainstream radio play. But Wolfgang Gartner, whose debut studio album,...

    September 23, 2011 1:25 PM ET
  • Simon Cowell: 'X Factor' Could Be Bigger Than 'Idol'

    Simon Cowell: 'X Factor' Could Be Bigger Than 'Idol' | ARTICLE

    Last week in Los Angeles, the four judges of the new FOX singing competition show The X-Factor (premiering tonight at 8/7 Central) – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger – gathered at the famed Hollywood Arclight...

    September 21, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Portishead to Start Work on New Album in January

    Portishead to Start Work on New Album in January | ARTICLE

    Portishead's Dummy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release in 2014 – but the band's founder and producer Geoff Barrow isn't interested in marking the occasion, as recent reissues by Nirvana, Pearl Jam and U2 have done. "I'm...

    September 20, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Queen Putting Together Own Tribute Band for 2012 Tour

    Exclusive: Queen Putting Together Own Tribute Band for 2012 Tour | ARTICLE

    Queen drummer Roger Taylor was recently in his hometown when he saw a poster that caught his attention. "It said, 'Queen on stage,'" Taylor tells Rolling Stone. "I saw in the very hall where we used...

    September 19, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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