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  • David Bowie: The Night Ziggy Stardust Met America

    On Bowie  is a celebration of the late, great rock legend's life and career, by longtime Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield. The book, out now, looks at all the ways  David Bowie kept innovating over a 50-year career, from rock classics like "Space Oddity" to the majestic Blackstar ,...

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  • Flashback: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins Re-Record a Genesis Classic

    On Peter Gabriel's  ongoing tour with Sting , the band kicks into the 1973 Genesis classic "Dancing With the Moonlit Knight"  midway through the set. On opening night, the Genesis nuts in the audience must have lost their collective minds since Gabriel hasn't publicly performed a song from...

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  • Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys Team for New Song

    "Backstreet Boys was my first concert," Florida Georgia Line's  Brian Kelley told fans at the duo's recent show in South Dakota, with partner Tyler Hubbard then reprimanding some fans on the front row: "Don't laugh at us!" After Hubbard admitted the first record he ever bought was a Backstreet…

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  • Hear Ramones' Early, Raw Demo for 'I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You'

    The deluxe edition of the Ramones ' self-titled debut , timed to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary, doesn't arrive until July 29th. But on Tuesday, Rhino Records released the demo for "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You." According to Wall Street Journal , who premiered the clip, the…

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  • Hear Darius Rucker's Impassioned 'If I Told You'

    Darius Rucker unleashes skeletons from his closet in "If I Told You," placing himself in the limbo of a relationship that's starting to get serious and asking if his lady can look past his faults. Set for release to radio on July 5th, "If I Told You" is the first single...

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  • Best Rap Albums of 2016 So Far

    Thus far, 2016 looks like the first year that the center of the rap universe might not be New York, Los Angeles or Atlanta.  The two most celebrated, critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of the year both came from Chicago rappers. C hance the Rapper's Coloring Book was the climax of a...

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  • See Avett Brothers' Fiery 'Satan Pulls the String' on 'Fallon'

    The Avett Brothers stopped by The Tonight Show for a rootsy performance of new song "Satan Pulls the String." The band released their ninth album, True Sadness , last Friday. Scott and Seth Avett passionately delivered the bluegrass track with their full band. The performance wrapped with a…

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  • 'Sleep' Artist Talks Kanye West's 'Brilliant and Daring' 'Famous' Video

    Artist Vincent Desiderio, whose  2008 painting "Sleep" was the primary inspiration behind Kanye West 's provocative new video for "Famous," penned a first-person accounting detailing his experience meeting the rapper just hours before the video's arena debut, which Desiderio called "a feat of…

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  • Mike Huckabee Settles 'Eye of the Tiger' Lawsuit for $25,000

    Former Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was ordered to pay $25,000 to a company owned by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan to settle a lawsuit stemming from Huckabee's unauthorized use of the band's "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally in support of Kim Davis. The former Arkansas…

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  • Lena Dunham: Kanye West's 'Famous' Video Is Sickening

    While no one has yet accepted Kanye West 's invitation to "sue [him] already" over his provocative, controversial "Famous" video , Girls creator-star Lena Dunham  has criticized the clip. The writer-actress blasted the project in a lengthy Facebook post, calling it "one of the more disturbing…

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  • Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Look Into Concert Security

    The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now , our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes , Spotify  or check it out below. In the latest episode, we discuss how the music world reacted to the Orlando mass shooting , the

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  • Jon Pardi's 'California Sunrise' Tops Country Chart

    Jon Pardi has his first Number One. The country crooner's new album, California Sunrise tops Billboard ’s Country Albums chart this week with almost 30,000 in sales. Though it has touches of rock & roll influences, the LP largely reflects Pardi's affinity for the Merle Haggards and Buck Owens…

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  • Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown Over Nightclub Shooting

    Marion "Suge" Knight  has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown and the owners of West Hollywood nightclub 1 Oak, where Knight was shot seven times at an August 2014 pre-VMA party  hosted at the venue by the singer. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Brown and...

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  • Hear Jamie Lynn Spears' Confident 'Sleepover'

    Singer-songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears has released a new song called "Sleepover," her first since the 2014 EP The Journey . Spears was also the focus of a TLC documentary, When the Lights Go Out , that aired on June 26th. Written by Spears with Liz Rose, Tina Parol and Corey Crowder, "Sleepover"…

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  • Justin Timberlake Apologizes for BET Awards Tweet Controversy

    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar's show-opening performance  and the emotional Prince tributes  weren't the only moments from the BET Awards making headlines Sunday night: Justin Timberlake  found himself in a Twitter dispute.  Timberlake tweeted that he was "#inspired" by Jesse Williams'…

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  • See Canaan Smith Crack an Acoustic 'Summer Six Pack'

    Last year marked the end of a legendary era, as the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced it would no longer broadcast its Labor Day telethon. Founded and hosted by comedian Jerry Lewis, the annual show began in 1966, with each year boasting a long list of superstar guests — from Frank...

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  • Slipknot Singer Talks Marilyn Manson Gross-Out Contest, Tour

    Two of shock metal's most potent acts – Slipknot and Marilyn Manson – are set to embark on tour on Tuesday. It's a pairing that Corey Taylor, Slipknot's crash-test-dummy-masked frontman, feels makes perfect sense. "I love his music," the singer says in an interview conducted before his recent...

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  • Pam Tillis Prepares Seventies-Inspired New Album

    It's been nearly three years since Pam Tillis put out an album of original in the form of Dos Divas, the colorful 2013 project she recorded with her pal Lorrie Morgan. It's even farther back — nearly 10 years — since Tillis' last solo album Rhinestoned appeared in 2007.  Tillis, who...

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  • Hear Steven Tyler's Funky New Song 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere'

    Steven Tyler will release his first-ever solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere , on July 15th. The title track, which Tyler performed live last week on NBC's Today Show , is a funky mix of horns, drum loops and the Aerosmith frontman's unmistakable scat vocals. In between lyrics…

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  • BET Awards 2016: 20 Best and Worst Moments

    The 16th annual BET Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last night, featuring a mix of pop, rap and R&B A-listers. Though the chaotic state of America and the shadow of Prince's passing gave the broadcast a somewhat somber air, there were still electric performances from…

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