Rolling Stone Music Now

Inside the biggest stories in music, hosted by Rolling Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt. Featuring interviews with top artists, expert insight on new releases and breaking news from the Rolling Stone staff, and much more.

Music Commentary
Music Interviews
From “Spinal Tap” to “Popstar”: Best Rock Mocku...
David Fear, Rob Sheffield and Nathan Brackett delve into Lonely Island’s new Bieber send-up, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and ask the bigger question: Why are the best movies about music so often mockumentaries? Plus: Car Seat Headrest, Phish
38 min
Meet and Greet for Dollars: Craziest Concert VI...
How much would you pay for a photo with Drake? Okay, now what if he throws in a goodie bag with a special “6 God” air freshener? We take a tour of the most absurd concert VIP packages available this summer, from Guns N’ Roses to Nick Jonas.
42 min
Paul Simon on His New Album; Plus: The Triumph ...
Paul Simon is still restless after all these years, as he proves on his excellent new album “Stranger to Stranger”; he talks to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene. Plus: the rise of feel-good Chicago MC Chance the Rapper.
36 min
Inside Radiohead’s Return; Plus: The Myth of Ro...
Radiohead have been one of rock’s most exciting bands for decades, but many fans had mixed feelings about 2011’s The King of Limbs. Is their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, a return to form? Plus: Writer Mark Binelli on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
45 min
Inside Music Taste: Why Do You Really Like That...
Why do you like what you like? And what does that mean? Host Nathan Brackett talks to author Tom Vanderbilt about the real roots of music taste. Plus: Inside the new Beyonce and Drake albums, and Pearl Jam’s new tour.
53 min
Music & Activism: When Do They Go Together?; Pl...
Many pop stars have causes - but when are they really able to make a difference? RS editors run down the most successful examples of rock activism, from the No Nukes concert to Bruce Springsteen's North Carolina boycott. Plus: D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon
32 min
The Power and Glory of Prince; plus: A Lost Day...
In this special, all-Prince episode, a writer remembers his 2014 daylong visit at Paisley Park for an aborted Rolling Stone cover story, and critics go deep into their favorite Prince songs
33 min
Punk Rock’s Greatest Albums; Plus: Schoolboy Q,...
Punk’s not dead! For the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ first album, we took a crack at naming the greatest punk records of all time, from “Never Mind the Bollocks” to Bikini Kill. Plus: new Paul Simon and Schoolboy Q
44 min
Merle Haggard’s Badass Life; Drake; Rock’s Best...
Inside the epic life and music of Merle Haggard, the only outlaw-country superstar who actually spent time in prison and rode the rails. Plus: Drake; Bleached; and readers react to our 100 Greatest Drummers list.
56 min
Iggy Pop’s Last Go-Round? Plus: The National; S...
Senior writer David Fricke talks about Iggy Pop’s new album with Josh Homme– and why it might be the Stooges great’s last. Plus: The National unleash their secret Grateful Dead obsession, and new music from Sturgill Simpson
40 min
When Lead Singers Get Replaced; Last Shadow Pup...
What happens when a big rock band loses its head? We look at the best and worst case scenarios, from AC/DC to Stone Temple Pilots. Also: new music from Arctic Monkey Alex Turner’s side project, Last Shadow Puppets, and Zayn.
38 min
Inside the Guns N’ Roses Reunion; Andrew Bird &...
Can Axl Rose and Slash pull off the rock reunion of the year? A deep dive into the monster band’s ups and downs; plus: new music from Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple; and what did Beatles producer George Martin actually do?
47 min
Bob Dylan’s Secret Stash; Kendrick Lamar’s Jazz...
Bob Dylan just dropped a magical treasure trove of music, film and writings onto the world; Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene delve deep into the heart of this Dylanologists’ dream. Plus: has Kendrick Lamar brought back jazz?
47 min
Does HBO's "Vinyl" Get Rock Right? Plus: Greate...
HBO's "Vinyl” aims to capture the wild energy of the music biz in the 1970s. So what does it get right about rock and roll, and what does it gets wrong? Plus: The 40 greatest emo albums; Car Seat Headrest; and Parquet Courts
49 min
Rivers Cuomo on Weezer’s New Album; FKA Twigs; ...
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo talks about the unusual places he looked for inspiration for Weezer’s upcoming “White Album” – among them, the beach, and … Tinder! Plus: FKA Twigs’ new song; lost Elliott Smith tracks; and DIIV.
33 min
Kanye West; Courtney Barnett; Plus: A Lonely De...
Rolling Stone writers and editors talk Kanye West’s pained, fragmented new album “The Life of Pablo” Plus: Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett makes ramen cool; and one very-outnumbered writer mounts a passionate, lonely defense of the compact disc.
36 min
Cameron Crowe on Glenn Frey of the Eagles; Beyo...
"Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe talks about covering Frey and the Eagles as a teenage correspondent for Rolling Stone in the 1970s. Plus: Beyoncé's "Formation"; Sunflower Bean; and does the gold record still count?
40 min
Special Report! Bernie Sanders' Folk Album, Rub...
Is Hillary Clinton really a Lana Del Rey fan? And why does Ben Carson like "MacArthur Park" so much? RS editors and writers delve deep into the candidates' music tastes. Plus: Inside the Grammys, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam
38 min
David Bowie's Incredible Final Act; Rihanna
The inside story behind Bowie's remarkable comeback in his final years, featuring an interview with Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti. Also: Beck, Mick Jagger and Nile Rodgers remember Bowie; Rihanna's "Anti" and the age of the surprise album.
37 min
Rolling Stone Music Now
The writers and editors of Rolling Stone take you inside the biggest stories in music. Featuring interviews with our favorite artists; what's playing in the office; expert insight on the week's biggest music news; and much more.
0 min