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    Thank you for waiting," George Michael writes on the back of his first studio album in almost six years. If anyone is really still waiting, they'll discover Michael hasn't lost his talent for writing pop songs as contagious as the Ebola virus, if only slightly more cheery. Like the comedy director in the 1941 film […]

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  • Ravi Shankar on His Pal George Harrison and 'Chants of India'

    'Rolling Stone' sits down with the 77-year-old Godfather of World Music

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  • Q&A: John Cale

    The Velvet Underground alum on his new album, 'Walking With Locusts'

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  • Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament On New Album, Three Fish Project

    PJ's bass player has a new band, Three Fish, while his old one preps a new record for late summer/early fall

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  • Q&A: LL Cool J

    LL Cool J bounces back with a new album ('Mr. Smith') and TV show ('In the House')

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  • Randy Newman's Faust

    In Randy Newman's musical version of Faust, not even God is safe from the poison baton. Newman has rounded up a bunch of his friends to sing the parts — James Taylor, Don Henley, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt. And that's pretty close to the roster of the band playing in my idea […]

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  • CIV Defy Alterna-Rock Convention and Live to Talk About It

    The New York rockers perform their harcore punk in suits and maintain a positive outlook on life

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  • Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie Team Up in Jersey

    The titans of weird duet, while Bowie skirts the hits

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  • Clouds Taste Metallic

    We all used to think Oklahoma City, Okla., was the very center of staid normalcy. The abnormal, unbalanced people all lived in San Francisco or New York. Anyone who has been listening to Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips must have suspected that there was something going on out there besides PTA meetings and Sunday-school picnics. The […]

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  • Southpaw Grammar

    Morrissey is feeling miserable. That shouldn't surprise anyone. But what may surprise some is that Morrissey's new album, Southpaw Grammar, is his most powerful solo outing to date. Actually, solo album is a bit of a misnomer because, like Morrissey's best work with the Smiths, Southpaw Grammar is actually a collaboration, his second record with […]

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