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  • Jewel Tells June Carter Cash's Side of the Story In 'Ring Of Fire'

    Jewel Tells June Carter Cash's Side of the Story In 'Ring Of Fire' | ARTICLE

    One question Jewel was asked a lot while preparing for her role as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime TV movie Ring Of Fire was whether she was worried about being compared to Reese Witherspoon, who won an...

    May 26, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • 'Great Gatsby’ Composer on Working With Baz Lurhmann, Florence Welch and the xx

    'Great Gatsby’ Composer on Working With Baz Lurhmann, Florence Welch and the xx | ARTICLE

    While Jay-Z has received most of the attention for the music for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the score was created by Luhrmann's longtime musical collaborator, Scottish composer Craig Armstrong. Luhrmann and Armstrong...

    May 23, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Chester Bennington Fronts Stone Temple Pilots at KROQ Weenie Roast

    Chester Bennington Fronts Stone Temple Pilots at KROQ Weenie Roast | ARTICLE

    L.A. radio station KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast always brings an unexpected performance. Last year saw an unannounced set from Soundgarden, while the year before brought the Foo Fighters. But this year’s bonus act was a surprise on...

    May 19, 2013 10:35 AM ET
  • Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on New USC School: 'Look at What Hip-Hop Can Do'

    Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on New USC School: 'Look at What Hip-Hop Can Do' | ARTICLE

    A day after the announcement that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are donating $70 million to USC to create a new arts, technology and business program, the two, joined by USC President Max Nikias and the...

    May 16, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Duff McKagan on His Sensual, Sinister New Band, Walking Papers

    Duff McKagan on His Sensual, Sinister New Band, Walking Papers | ARTICLE

    Having played bass with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Jane's Addiction, Duff McKagan has been around a lot of talented frontmen. Now in his new band, Walking Papers, McKagan gets to work with a...

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • ODB's Mother on Seeing Her Late Son's Hologram: 'They'll Have to Carry Me Off'

    ODB's Mother on Seeing Her Late Son's Hologram: 'They'll Have to Carry Me Off' | ARTICLE

    Since the Tupac hologram debuted at Coachella last year, reaction has been mixed, to say the least. But when the virtual Eazy and Ol' Dirty Bastard take the stage at Rock the Bells, as announced...

    May 15, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Q&A: Backstreet Boys Seek 'Closet Fans' With New Album, Tour

    Q&A: Backstreet Boys Seek 'Closet Fans' With New Album, Tour | ARTICLE

    For the first time since Kevin Richardson left the Backstreet Boys in 2006, the group has reunited as a full quintet on their new album, In a World Like This, set for release on July 30th....

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Kellie Pickler 'Bouncing From Dance Studio to Recording Studio'

    Kellie Pickler 'Bouncing From Dance Studio to Recording Studio' | ARTICLE

    Kellie Pickler is attracting attention right now for her moves on Dancing With the Stars, but the country singer tells Rolling Stone she is focused on making new music. "I'm bouncing from the dance studio to...

    May 9, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Bumblefoot Eager to Make New Guns N' Roses Music

    Bumblefoot Eager to Make New Guns N' Roses Music | ARTICLE

    Guns N' Roses have a few select dates lined up, headlining at Rocklahoma on Memorial Day weekend and the Governors Ball fest in New York on June 8th. If guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has his way,...

    May 8, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Elton John Dazzles In Intimate Performance to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

    Elton John Dazzles In Intimate Performance to Fight Multiple Sclerosis | ARTICLE

    Last night, Elton John performed at the 20th annual Race To Erase MS benefit in Los Angeles. The event is put on by activist and author Nancy Davis to raise funds and awareness for the fight...

    May 4, 2013 4:35 PM ET
  • Q&A: Jason Newsted On New Album and Reconnecting With Metallica

    Q&A: Jason Newsted On New Album and Reconnecting With Metallica | ARTICLE

    The Roxy on the Sunset Strip is basically empty as Jason Newsted leads his new band, simply called Newsted, through an afternoon sound check. In a few hours, the venue will be packed, as the former

    May 2, 2013 2:15 PM ET
  • Kylie Minogue on Life-Changing Cancer Scare, New Album

    Kylie Minogue on Life-Changing Cancer Scare, New Album | ARTICLE

    Last February, following the Grammy Awards in L.A., Kylie Minogue joined Deadmau5 on stage at House of Blues at a Roc Nation-sponsored benefit. Fast-forward three months later, and Minogue tells Rolling Stone that her move to Roc...

    May 2, 2013 1:35 PM ET
  • Pharrell Williams on Daft Punk: 'The Robots Are Leading'

    Pharrell Williams on Daft Punk: 'The Robots Are Leading' | ARTICLE

    Pharrell Williams, who turned 40 earlier this month, held his birthday party Saturday night at Las Vegas' new Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM. The five-story venue was a fitting spot, as Hakkasan will feature EDM...

    April 30, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Q&A: Nick Drake Producer Joe Boyd on Singer's Legacy

    Q&A: Nick Drake Producer Joe Boyd on Singer's Legacy | ARTICLE

    Joe Boyd, who produced Nick Drake's first two studio albums, put together a series of tribute concerts celebrating the music of the late British folk singer. Now Boyd has assembled some of those performances, by artists...

    April 29, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Pretty Lights Hopes to Bridge Gap Between EDM and Hip-Hop

    Pretty Lights Hopes to Bridge Gap Between EDM and Hip-Hop | ARTICLE

    Electronic music star Pretty Lights (real name: Derek Vincent Smith) will release his new album, A Color Map of the Sun, on July 2nd. After years of distributing his music as free or pay-what-you-want downloads, Smith is...

    April 23, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Q&A: Michael Buble on Covering Randy Newman and Duetting With Reese Witherspoon

    Q&A: Michael Buble on Covering Randy Newman and Duetting With Reese Witherspoon | ARTICLE

    Michael Bublé's To Be Loved comes out today, and if it hits the top of the charts it would be the fourth straight Number One for the Canadian superstar. These are good times for the singer, who...

    April 23, 2013 12:10 PM ET
  • Neil Diamond Writing Song Inspired By Boston Marathon Bombing

    Neil Diamond Writing Song Inspired By Boston Marathon Bombing | ARTICLE

    Though a native New Yorker, Neil Diamond has become an inspirational figure in the city of Boston's recovery from the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week. Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" is a staple at the Red...

    April 22, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Two Door Cinema Club Leave the Nest

    Two Door Cinema Club Leave the Nest | ARTICLE

    After surprising even themselves with their debut record Tourist History, which took home the Choice Music Prize for top album in their native Ireland, alternative-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club admit that they were still nervous about...

    April 17, 2013 4:50 PM ET
  • Bassnectar on Remixing Black Sabbath and What's Next for EDM

    Bassnectar on Remixing Black Sabbath and What's Next for EDM | ARTICLE

    As he sat backstage in his trailer on the first day of Coachella, gearing up to headline the famed Sahara Tent, Bassnectar felt "euphoric." "I'm unusually excited. I always have different forms of excitement, but tonight is a...

    April 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Cheech and Chong Blaze a Cartoon Trail

    Cheech and Chong Blaze a Cartoon Trail | VIDEO

    Seminal stoners Cheech and Chong are entering the cartoon world for the first time in Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie. To commemorate the occasion, the duo have created a new all-star video for their song "Cheech and...

    April 15, 2013 9:00 AM ET
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