Hear the New Basement Tapes' Bob Dylan-Penned 'Spanish Mary'

October 14, 2014

The New Basement Tapes is a supergroup featuring Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford that took recently discovered and unrecorded Bob Dylan lyrics from The Basement Tapes era and put the...


Bob Dylan Sings 'I Shall Be Released' With Elvis Costello

September 30, 2014

By the spring of 1995 Bob Dylan had been on the road for a solid eight years, and even though the general public and the media were barely paying attention, his shows were starting to get really, really good. Trying to pinpoint the exact reason why...


Johnny Depp to Strum 'Lost' Dylan Song

August 4, 2014

When a gig prevented Elvis Costello from making a recording session for Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – an album of "lost" Bob Dylan lyrics that Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James, among others, have set to music...


Listen to the Roots' Moody New Song 'When the People Cheer'

April 8, 2014

Proving they can't stop, won't stop, the Roots have announced the release of their long-gestating new album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin and shared a brand new song, "When the People Cheer." Check Out the Roots and the Other Artists Who Made...


Hear Elvis Costello's 'New Basement Tapes' Track

September 2, 2014

"Married to My Hack," a song from the album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – on which a supergroup of musicians have set music to recently rediscovered Bob Dylan lyrics – has come out, and it features Elvis Costello on lead vocals....


Watch Elvis Costello Debut a Solo Epic

June 6, 2014

Elvis Costello unveiled a brand new song on Thursday night's installment of Late Show With David Letterman, stepping in after sultry pop siren Lana Del Rey canceled her performance at the last minute. Costello made the most of his unexpected...


Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Record 'Lost' Dylan Lyrics

March 25, 2014

Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary "basement tapes," recordings the singer-songwriter made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their...



'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Still Sitting

November 3, 2013

Wimmen. Dames. No matter what you, Pee-Wee Herman or Kap'n Karl (RIP, Phil Hartman) might call them, the ladies of Boardwalk Empire are nothing but trouble. Whether it's Sigrid nagging Van Alden to fix the water pipes ("to make the Cream of Wheat!"),...


Premiere: Gov't Mule Raids Fruit Bowl

October 25, 2013

Jam-band lifers Gov't Mule just released their tenth studio LP, the whooping Blue Note double-album Shout! Available through iTunes, the album features guest appearances from the likes of Dave Matthews, Jim James, Steve Winwood, Grace Potter...


'Inside Llewyn Davis' All-Stars Honor Greenwich Village Heyday

September 30, 2013

At New York City's Town Hall on Sunday night, Patti Smith had the best line of the night. Glancing at a chorus line of musicians behind her, Smith admitted, "I don't even know who they are, half of them." The audience laughed, and Smith courteously added,...


How a 'Nashville' Star Hooked Up With Elvis Costello

September 25, 2013

Tonight, season two of the sudsy country-music drama Nashville premieres on ABC. Co-star Clare Bowen, who plays the platinum-blonde, wide-eyed Scarlett tells Rolling Stone that fans will find no shortage of new songs, new characters and new conflicts...


Elvis Costello Back for More on 'Fallon'

September 20, 2013

Elvis Costello was back for more yesterday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, bringing a string section and guest vocalist Marisol as he and the Roots glided through "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" from their new album together, Wise Up Ghost. Costello sang in...


CSNY, Arcade Fire Unplug At 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit

October 27, 2013

The annual Bridge School Benefit started just like the first one back in 1986 and so many since: Neil Young walking onstage with an acoustic guitar in his hand and a harmonica rack wrapped around his neck. Backstage awaiting their turn to play was a jaw-dropping...


Stream the 2013 Bridge School Benefit

October 22, 2013

Watching the Bridge School Benefit this Saturday won't require a trip to Mountain View, California. The first night of the all-acoustic show – featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Jack...


Arcade Fire Headed to 'Colbert Report'

October 17, 2013

Indie-rock giants Arcade Fire will appear on The Colbert Report this Monday, October 21st, a representative for Comedy Central confirmed to Rolling Stone. The group will be promoting its upcoming fourth LP Reflektor and will perform as...


Stevie Wonder Brings Positive Vibes to Global Citizen Festival

September 29, 2013

Stevie Wonder was feeling michievious during his headlining set at Saturday's Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. After future-soul singer Janelle Monáe belted one of the verses from "Higher Ground," he made a panicked face behind...


Elvis Costello Joins Global Citizen Lineup

September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello will perform a short acoustic set at the second annual Global Citizen Festival, Rolling Stone has learned. The free concert will be held Saturday, September 28th, in New York's Central Park. Costello will share the bill with headliners...


Elvis Costello and the Roots Play 'Fallon'

September 18, 2013

It only makes sense that Elvis Costello and the Roots would make their first TV appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: It was in the Roots' dressing room there where they recorded Wise Up Ghost, their new album together. Costello and Fallon's house...