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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...

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100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

October 15, 2013

From "Paint It Black" to "Shine a Light" – the hottest rocks from the Stones' 50-year career, chosen by our expert panel of writers, critics and artists. To make the list, we asked each of these Stones experts to rank their 50 favorite songs, then...

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The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs

August 13, 2012

Funny thing about rock memoirs: They tend to have the same plot. Our heroes always begin with big dreams about making it as rock stars. There's the sleazy bars, the cheap motels, the shady managers. Then they get a taste of the big time: hit records,...

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500 Greatest Songs

April 7, 2011

By Jay-Z A great song doesn't attempt to be anything — it just is. When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It...

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100 Greatest Artists

December 2, 2010

In 2004 — 50 years after Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studios and cut "That's All Right" — Rolling Stone celebrated rock & roll's first half-century in grand style, assembling a panel of 55 top musicians, writers and industry executives...

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Rolling Stones Album Guide: The Good, the Great and the 'Angie'

August 17, 2012

There are roughly a million Rolling Stones albums, and almost all of them have songs that will drastically improve your life. (Some of them also have "Angie.") Where to start? Where to go after the classics? Here's a road map of the good, the great and...

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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

May 31, 2012

The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In 2009,...

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25 Boldest Career Moves in Music

March 18, 2011

From the very beginning of rock & roll musicians have made shocking career moves – from marrying their cousins to shaving their heads in front of hundreds of flashing cameras. Here's a look at the 25 boldest ones of all time. By Andy Green...

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