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  • Snow Patrol’s Lightbody’s Major Influences: Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

    Rolling Stone recently sat down with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody to discuss the artists and albums that influenced his band. The group has enjoyed hits on both sides of the Atlantic with "Run," "Hands Open" and "Chasing Cars" (their most recent LP is A Hundred Million Suns). Check below for Lightbody on how U2 […]

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  • Jay-Z Talks New Album, Obama, Rock Festivals: “It’s a Special Time”

    Jay-Z had a cigar pressed between his lips when Rolling Stone rolled up to his Pemberton dressing room last weekend to talk about his next album and his current live show, which features some prominent Barack Obama imagery. The first thing he cleared up: contrary to what Timbaland has told the press, the follow-up to […]

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  • Bonnaroo 2008 Video: Vampire Weekend Launch Fest, MGMT Talk Mushrooms

    Rolling Stone has landed in Manchester, Tennessee and already has footage from Bonnaroo 2008's first great sets by Vampire Weekend and MGMT. Click above to get a first look at the sun-baked scene and watch MGMT recall the harrowing bad mushroom trip (in a Port-A-Potty!) that nearly marred last year's fest. • Bonnaroo Video: Vampire […]

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  • Inside Joseph Arthur’s Studio: A Tour of the Songwriter’s Artistic Haven

    Rock Daily recently crashed Joseph Arthur's Rolling Stone style shoot at the singer/songwriters Brooklyn, New York art gallery (what he has dubbed the the MOMAR — Museum of Modern Arthur). He gave us a tour of his creative haven, which includes a gallery, painting studio, performance stage and even a self-built recording studio. Arthur is […]

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  • Ask a Rock Star: Carlos Santana

    In the latest installment of RollingStone.com's "Ask a Rock Star" feature, we caught up with axe-wielding phenom Carlos Santana and picked his brain with questions provided by you, the fans. Click above for who Santana's favorite guitar player is, what he thinks of Guitar Hero and what his undergarment of choice is.

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  • Exclusive Video: Rick Ross on New Album, Diddy’s Yacht

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Austin Scaggs interviews Miami rap giant Rick Ross. The Boss recently sat down with RollingStone.com for an exclusive video interview to talk about his success, working with R. Kelly and what he's doing differently on his new album Trilla, out this Tuesday. Click above for the full sit-down […]

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  • Carbon/Silicon’s Mick Jones and Tony James Talk Ferris Bueller, Fascism; Plus Watch Three Live Songs

    "The great thing about the Internet is they don't know we're really old," joked Mick Jones, hanging backstage before a recent gig with his latest band, the file-sharing-friendly Carbon/Silicon. Click above to watch the onetime Clash guitarist and his Carbon/Silicon bandmate Tony James (formerly of Generation X) quote Ferris Bueller, explain how they've made it […]

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  • Breaking Artist: Midnight Juggernauts

    Who: Aussie new-rave trio Midnight Juggernauts, who just wrapped up their first U.S. tour supporting Summer '07 "It" band Justice. After tours of Europe and China, the group — guitarist-singer Andy Streetcrimes, singer-keyboardist Vin Vendetta and drummer Daniel Stricker — started accruing some major word of mouth thanks to MySpace. The dance-rockers ultimately scored their […]

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  • Queens of the Stone Age Talk Radiohead, VMAs, Playing a Salt Mine

    When Rock Daily caught up with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Joey Castillo backstage at the Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday night, the pair were game to offer their take on the news of the week (Radiohead's big release, R.E.M. debuting a song on CNN), reveal some plans for the Desert […]

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  • Video Interview with Mark Ronson on New Projects and Radiohead Cover

    Mark Ronson (of Bob Dylan remix and Amy Winehouse-producing fame) and his band hit New York's Webster Hall Friday night with a crew of special guests that included Breaking Artist Santogold. Rock Daily cornered the British musician in his dressing room to get the latest on his upcoming projects and a window into his recording […]

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