• Video: George's son on new band, Fistful of Mercy

    April 16, 2011 9:35 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Dhani Harrison talked to Rolling Stone about how much fun he's been having as a member of Fistful of Mercy, his band with songwriters Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. "We don't always agree because it's three frontmen, but just kinda took our skateboards around America and just had a good laugh," he says. Harrison also discussed his ongoing collaborations with RZA, whom he befriended when the rapper wanted to use a sample from his father George's so...  | More »

  • Video: Roots drummer shares his DJing philosophy

    April 16, 2011 9:15 AM ET

    Before DJing at Rolling Stone's Escape From Indio party last night at the Coachella Festival, ?uestlove of the Roots told us about the philosophy behind his DJ sets. "My whole goal in doing these DJ gigs is to sort of trick people into learning something," he says. "It's easy, especially with the way technology is built now where anybody can be a DJ. If you want to rock a party, let's see you succeed playing Kermit the Frog. I'm definitely going to play Kermit the Frog in ...  | More »

  • Video: The band on evolving as a live act

    April 16, 2011 8:55 AM ET

    At the Coachella festival, Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of the Cold War Kids told Rolling Stone how being on the road for four months has built up their confidence as a live band. "We kinda have the best of both worlds with this new record," Maust says. "When we recorded it, we really took our time, but on the flip side we still get to be a rambunctious live soul punk band."  | More »

  • Video: SoCal rockers on their next album

    April 16, 2011 8:40 AM ET

    Rolling Stone caught up with the Southern California rockers Delta Spirit at Coachella, where the guys talked about being excited to play their local major rock festival, their favorite memories from attending the event as fans in the past and their desire to break out of the Americana genre with the songs they're writing for their next album.  | More »

  • Coachella Bands Plan Ambitious Multimedia Installations

    April 13, 2011 9:00 AM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Fans wandering through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend will encounter an ambitious array of audiovisual installations created by bands including Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Interpol. It's all part of Coachella's new partnership with the Creators Project, a program set up by Intel and Vice to connect artists with cutting-edge technology. Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone, Round Two: Vote by April 14! The resulting collaborations will be visible all ...  | More »

  • Digest: Roxette Plays First U.K. Show; Snoop Duos With Charlie Sheen

    March 30, 2011 5:55 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Roxette Announce First U.K. Show in 17 YearsThe Swedish pop band Roxette have announced that they will be playing their first U.K. concert in 17 years at London's Wembley Arena on November 15th as part of a 2011 world tour. The band had been sidelined for much of the past decade, ever since singer Marie Fredriksson was treated for a brain tumor in 2002. The group has yet to schedule dates in North America. [AOL UK]Snoop Dogg and Charlie Sheen Are Recording a SongSnoop Dogg has been confi...  | More »

  • Listen: Indie-folk duo the Civil Wars Re-Imagine the Smashing Pumpkins' 'Disarm'

    March 28, 2011 2:25 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Click to listen to The Civil Wars' "Disarm (Live)" The Civil Wars, an indie-folk duo from East Nashville, recorded this stunning cover the Smashing Pumpkins' 1993 hit "Disarm" at the SXSW festival two weeks ago. The band put their own spin on the song, trading out the original studio recording's bombastic orchestration for mournful, atmospheric finger-picked guitar arpeggios. They also turned the song into a male-female duet, with John Paul White and Joy Williams trading off l...  | More »

  • Screeching Weasel Members Quit After Singer Attacks Women Onstage

    March 24, 2011 4:00 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Four of the five members of the long-running punk band Screeching Weasel have announced their departure from the group following lead singer Ben "Weasel" Foster's violent antics on stage at the SXSW festival. According to reports and footage (see below) shot at the band's performance at the Scoot Inn on Friday, Foster hit one woman after she sprayed him with some liquid and struck another woman who tried to break up the fight. He spent the rest of the band's set complaining abo...  | More »

  • The Bands You Didn't See, But Maybe Should Have, at SXSW 2011

    March 20, 2011 1:54 PM ET
     |  Chuck Eddy

    One thing nobody seems to warn you about South By Southwest is that you can't really trust the schedules too much. Band lineups you'll study online a week or two before the festival don't always correspond with the lineups in the pocket guide handed out to registrants as SXSW starts, which don't always correspond with the lineups posted on club's doors on the days the shows happen. And at lots of clubs, bands get crossed out and set times shuffled all night. That said...  | More »

  • Bright Eyes Presents Long, Wordy Set and Anti-War Sentiment at SXSW

    March 20, 2011 1:16 PM ET
     |  Chuck Eddy

    The most moving moment of Bright Eyes' hour-and-three-quarters open-air SXSW set at Auditorium Shores Stage (which borders Austin's Lady Bird Lake reservoir) early Saturday evening wasn't a song; it was a statement, following the Nebraska indie-folksters' 17th number, "Poison Oak." "I don't know if you read the newspaper or watch television," Conor Oberst told the crowd. "But today we started our third war. We dropped bombs on houses … We murdered children, as ...  | More »

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