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The Everything Index: Inside Hollywood's Post-Oscar Orgy

February 25, 2015

Welcome back to Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our midweek rankings of pop-culture's power players, most of whom apparently got naked after the Academy Awards. And while our invite to Hollywood's annual Caligula-themed Oscar Orgy must've gotten...

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Watch Lady Gaga Pay Tribute to 'The Sound of Music'

February 23, 2015

For the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of songs from the film at the 2015 Oscars. Clad in white and accompanied by a string section, Gaga sang four tracks from the film and musical's soundtrack —...

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The Everything Index: Kanye's Kid Weeps for Us All

February 18, 2015

It's time for another edition of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our midweek rankings of pop-culture's power players. While it would be tempting to say we've gone to the dogs this week (props to Miss P!), there's plenty of celebrified ephemera...

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Lady Gaga Reflects on Tony Bennett: 'I Found a Friend'

February 9, 2015

Backstage at last night's Grammy Awards, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga looked like an elegant couple out on the town. As the vocal duo posed for portrait photographer Danny Clinch, Gaga held a trophy and leaned comfortably against Bennett's shoulder....

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Lady Gaga's Advice to Sam Smith: 'Suffer for Your Art'

February 2, 2015

Before he was nominated for six Grammys, Sam Smith was a Little Monster. As he recalls in his new Rolling Stone cover story, when Smith was 17, growing up in the English countryside, he faked a note to his teachers, saying he was sick so he could line...

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Stevie Wonder's Grammy Tribute: Our 5 Favorite Performances

February 11, 2015

The title of last night's Grammy-sponsored Stevie Wonder tribute, "Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Salute" proved to be a bit of a misnomer. The roster of performers (which included Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams,...

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Watch Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Get Cheeky at the Grammys

February 8, 2015

The enduring and enduringly unlikely pairing of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performed the title track of their 2014 collaboration album Cheek to Cheek on the Grammys. Singing in the round, the sparkly-dressed Gaga sang the opening lines, "Heaven, I'm in...

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Follow Kanye on Twitter? Universal Can Profit From That

January 5, 2015

Every time a Kanye West fan buys an iTunes download, concert ticket or T-shirt, posts on his Facebook page, follows him on Twitter, views a YouTube video or streams a song on Spotify, all those clicks become valuable marketing data — meticulously...

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See Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars Honor Sting

December 31, 2014

Sting waved his fists victoriously in the air and grinned from ear to ear when Bruce Springsteen took the stage to pay tribute to the former Policeman at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, broadcast Tuesday night. The other honorees of the evening...

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Lady Gaga Reveals Sexual Assault to Howard Stern

December 2, 2014

Lady Gaga has revealed that she wrote the song "Swine," off 2013's Artpop, as a way to express the rage and demoralization she felt after being sexually assaulted as a teenager. In an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, the singer brought up the...

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Cheek to Cheek

September 23, 2014

Lady Gaga's classical training has always been key to her origin story, so this album with 88-year-old crooner Tony Bennett is no big surprise. Gaga has real chemistry with Bennett (whom she befriended after they performed together at a benefit in 2011)...

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Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance at Queen Concert

August 27, 2014

Thanks to an unlikely intersection of Australian tour routes, Lady Gaga was able to make a surprise appearance with the Adam Lambert-fronted Queen at the band's Sydney stop on August 27th. The Artpop singer joined the group onstage for a performance...

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20 Best MTV VMAs Opening Performances

August 22, 2014

If the Grammys are "music's biggest night," then the MTV Video Music Awards are music's most memorable. For three decades, the VMAs have had an incomparable ability to distill a year's worth of pop music into a single killer ceremony-opening performance....

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Talk Duets

July 29, 2014

When Lady Gaga recalls her first meeting with golden-throated crooner Tony Bennett, she still sounds impressed. She had just performed a set of pop hits and a cover of Nat King Cole's "Orange Colored Sky" – "a jazz song," she points out –...

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Get Cheek to Cheek on 'Fallon'

December 18, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recently waltzed through The Tonight Show, where they performed a swinging set of standards, "Cheek to Cheek" and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," off their recent duets album, Cheek...

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Will Ring in New Year in Vegas

October 10, 2014

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will close out 2014 with a New Year's Eve concert at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where they will play on the Mophie Stage of the hotel's performance space the Chelsea. The evening will spotlight songs the pair recorded on...

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Hear Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's Sublime New Duet

September 16, 2014

"Nature Boy," another track off Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming duets album, Cheek to Cheek, finds the pop star crooning sublimely about a "very strange, enchanted boy" around flutes and orchestral strings, before the elder vocalist complements...

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See Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's 'Anything But Love' Clip

August 26, 2014

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett might seem like an unlikely pair, but the video for their version of the jazz standard, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" proves the diva and the crooner exude a unique, adorable brand of musical...

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Hear Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's Jazzy Love Song

August 19, 2014

"Gee, I'd like to say you're looking swell, Tony," Lady Gaga sings midway through her swinging duet, "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," with easy-listening luminary Tony Bennett. "Diamond bracelets won't work, doesn't sell, Gaga," Bennett...

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Springsteen, Vedder Con Artist Sentenced to Four Years

July 28, 2014

Portland alt-country musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding over 30 investors out of $586,000 by vowing to hold a concert and release a compilation album benefitting the West Memphis Three (who were infamously...

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