The greatest scrappy releases, oddities and half-baked side projects that logged quality time in Rob Sheffield's Walkman
Pop star helps make young fan's wish come true
James Murphy, Atoms for Peace, Four Tet and more of the year's most transcendent sets
Pop star's racy video leaks a day early
Martin Scorsese delivers the American dream, warts and all
Controversial pop star sends mixed messages about career
27 performances sent all the judges swiveling. Just over half stand the test of time
The Followills were the biggest band in the world - then the bottom fell out. Can rock's new underdogs battle back?
'People hung up on me pretty quick,' the actor says
Don't call it a comeback: the detective is still alive and solving crimes
The year in outrage, hissyfits, Twitter rants and beefs
He made Eric Clapton want to play again, and Buddy Guy thinks he might save the blues. But Gary Clark Jr. isn't so sure he wants to be the next great guitar hero
NBC sitcom offers up hilariously vague preview of fifth season
Playing their two favorite kinds of music: 'Rock & roll!'
'Our goal was to make a movie that could be part of that pantheon," the director says
The hard-won triumph of America's biggest roots band
Air-drumming grandmas, singing spacemen, twerk fails, and, of course, Ylvis
Pair raps together on 'Forever'
Russian activist/musician speaks out after being released from prison after nearly two years
'Finn was going to become a teacher,' says Ryan Murphy, 'at peace with his choice'