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  • Thomas Mars Picks Five Favorite Songs

    October 21, 2013 1:55 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Phoenix singer Thomas Mars called during a break from the band's world tour to tell us about five songs he loves. "I didn't really prepare anything," he admitted, "but I'll improvise." The French crew's excellent fifth LP, Bankrupt!, is in stores now. Check out Mars' picks and listen to his playlist below: Prince, "Raspberry Beret""To me, this sounds like it could be the genesis of all dance music today. Right from the start, it's one of my favorite openings. W...  | More »

  • Jon Wurster: The Funniest Drummer in Indie Rock

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    As the drummer for both Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, Jon Wurster has spent a lot of time getting to know America's interstate highway system. "I'm on the road, like, 250 days a year," says Wurster (who is also a very funny comedian). "You're always doing these rest stops in the middle of these long drives, and 80 percent of the time, there's some weird song from your past playing in the convenience store. " Before hitting the road with Superchunk to promote their gr...  | More »

  • Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs

    June 24, 2013 2:05 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Eleanor Friedberger is full of stories. Ask her what she's been listening to lately, and the Fiery Furnaces singer – who's currently touring her excellent new solo album, Personal Record – will share a series of frequently hilarious anecdotes about the people and places she associates with her favorite songs. Here's what Friedberger had to say about eight tunes sh's loving right now, from old English folk to new Bowie to a reggae cover of the Everly Brothers: ...  | More »

  • Hear Songs from Rolling Stone's April 11th Issue

    March 29, 2013 4:37 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, we take an inside look at Macklemore's hard road to the biggest hit of the year and look at singer-songwriter Rodriguez's life after Searching for Sugar Man. Hear songs from these artists and more.  | More »

  • Hear Readers' Favorite Fleetwood Mac Songs

    March 29, 2013 4:17 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Fleetwood Mac have a catalog that stretches back nearly 50 years, but don't expect to hear many songs that predate the Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham era on their new world tour. We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, and it's no surprise that 90 percent of the top 10 songs come from the Buckingham/Nicks era. Listen to the results.  | More »

  • Ed Sheeran Picks Five Favorite Songs

    March 29, 2013 3:37 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Ed Sheeran, who we followed around for a whirlwind tour stop in New York, is on tour with Taylor Swift this summer. He picked five tunes that he loves almost as much as those rumors that he was romancing Ms. Swift.  | More »

  • Hear Readers Favorite Jimi Hendrix Songs

    March 22, 2013 6:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Jimi Hendrix has been dead for 43 years, but his music continues to sell at an incredible rate. His new posthumous release People, Hell and Angels old 72,000 records last week, landing at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100. Many fans are stunned that his vault isn't empty after all these years, but Hendrix worked like a maniac during his brief career and left behind a huge trove of songs. Last week, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite Hendrix song of all time. Clic...  | More »

  • Miguel Picks Five Favorite Songs

    March 22, 2013 5:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    From Funkadelic to Queen, the Grammy-night breakout makes his picks.  | More »

  • Hear Readers' Favorite U2 Songs

    March 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day, listen to our readers' picks of favorite songs by a little band from Dublin, Ireland called U2.  | More »

  • Hear Songs for St. Patrick's Day

    March 15, 2013 3:31 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Wondering what to play at your St. Patrick's Day Party? We've got you covered with classics from U2 and The Pogues, to more party-starting favorites from Dropkick Murphys and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  | More »

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