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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.
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How Migos, Lil Baby and Atlanta Hip-Hop Conquer...
Quality Control co-founders Coach K and Pee tell the story of their Atlanta label's underdog triumph
33 min
Woodstock at 50: The Untold Stories
Country Joe McDonald and Santana's Michael Carabello look back at the original Woodstock
37 min
The Secret Origin of Sublime
Founding bassist Eric Wilson digs into his early days with Bradley Nowell
29 min
Was There Anything Good About Woodstock '99?
Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt look back at their messy experiences at a disastrous festival
40 min
The Best Hip-Hop Songs and Albums of 2019 (So Far)
From DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion to J. Cole and Lil Nas X, here are the moments defining hip-hop in 2019
38 min
The Best Songs of 1999
Rob Sheffield joins Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt to dip into his list of the 99 best songs of 1999
38 min
The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)
From Lizzo to Springsteen and way beyond, hear a breakdown of the year’s stand-out albums
35 min
Duff McKagan: The Rolling Stone Interview
The Guns N' Roses co-founder on reuniting with Axl and Slash, his new solo album, his road to sobriety and much more
39 min
True Tales of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue
Byrds leader Roger McGuinn and Rolling Thunder Revue producer Louie Kemp share memories of the legendary tour and discuss Martin Scorsese's documentary
37 min
Justin Townes Earle: The Rolling Stone Interview
Songwriting secrets, addiction, the glories of Springsteen and much more in a wild conversation with Justin Townes Earle
36 min
Jakob Dylan on His New Laurel Canyon Documentar...
Jakob Dylan and director Andy Slater discuss 'Echo in the Canyon' documentary and the making of the Wallflowers' hits
37 min
A Conversation with Billy Joel
Billy Joel talks about turning 70, quitting songwriting, making The Stranger and much more
39 min
A Conversation with Stephen Malkmus
The former Pavement frontman on his wild new album and much more
37 min
How Apple's GarageBand Changed Music
From the "Umbrella" beat to whole albums, how a single software program has altered the sound and story of music
35 min
The Zombies: The Rolling Stone Interview
In a frank, hilarious interview, Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone tell all about recording their greatest hits and their path to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
43 min
How Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are reshaping m...
We take a deep look at two of 2019's biggest new stars – Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X
39 min
The 50 Greatest Grunge Albums of All Time
From L7 to Pearl Jam, inside Rolling Stone's list of the best grunge albums ever
40 min
Hear Untold Tales of Bruce Springsteen and CSNY
Inside two new books on the songs of Bruce Springsteen and the roller-coaster career of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
42 min
Can Hollywood Save Rock? Inside the Biopic Boom
Rock lives – but mostly at the movies. We discuss 'The Dirt,' 'Rocket Man,' and all the rock movies to come
37 min
Rob Thomas: The Rolling Stone Interview
Rob Thomas breaks down his new solo LP, the making of "Smooth" and much more in a career-spanning interview
33 min
Was Lil Peep Destined to Be The Next Kurt Cobain?
Inside the short career and tragic death of Lil Peep, who could've been a generation's voice
31 min
Green River and the Birth of Grunge
Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mark Arm on the story of Seattle's Green River
46 min
The Many Lives of Weezer
The weird story of how Weezer became rock’s most unkillable band
35 min
The Life and Music of the Monkees’ Peter Tork
Unheard interviews with the late Peter Tork – and the case for the Monkees’ greatness
36 min
Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Grammys
Did the Grammys pull off a course correction this year? We discuss.
38 min
The Secret History of "Walk This Way"
How Run-DMC and Aerosmith changed music, with author Geoff Edgers and producer Jack Douglas
36 min
The Best and Worst Super Bowl Performances of A...
From the glories of Prince, Beyonce and Bruce to the Who's flop, we praise and roast the whole history of Super Bowl performances
36 min
Gary Clark Jr.: The Rolling Stone Interview
The guitar hero breaks down his whole career and his bold new album in a definitive interview
34 min
Fyre Festival and the Long, Wild History of Dis...
From Fyre Festival to Altamont to Woodstock '99, we examine some of the most disastrous music fests of all time
37 min
Pete Townshend on the Past and Future of the Who
Townshend discusses the Who's orchestral tour, surprise new album and much more with Andy Greene
37 min
The Best Albums of 2018
Inside our list of the year's best albums, from Nicki Minaj to Paul McCartney
38 min
Life Lessons from Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart looks back in a career-spanning interview with Andy Greene
39 min
Will Radiohead Show Up? And Other Pressing Rock...
A deep dive into one of the strongest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame classes in years
42 min
2018: The Year in Pop
From Ariana Grande’s chart domination to Taylor Swift’s monster tour and much more, a deep look at a weird year in pop
40 min
2018: The Year in Hip-Hop
Inside the artists, trends and hits that defined music’s dominant genre
38 min
Elvis Costello: The Rolling Stone Interview
Costello, who just released the new album Look Now, sits down with host Brian Hiatt for a career-spanning chat
43 min
Rediscovering the Beatles' 'White Album'
We break down the Beatles' massive new 'White Album' reissue
39 min
The 98 Best Songs of 1998
Rob Sheffield breaks down his list of 1998's greatest with host Brian Hiatt
46 min
'Bohemian Rhapsody' – and Why Even Flawed Music...
We (lovingly) roast Queen's smash-hit biopic, and break down its factual inaccuracies
37 min
The Making of Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde'
How Dylan went to Nashville to make one of the greatest albums ever
32 min
Johnny Marr: The Rolling Stone Interview
From the Smiths' break-up to his excellent new solo album, the guitar legend digs in for a career-spanning conversation
38 min
What's Up With Kanye's MAGA Adventure?
Taylor Swift made an eloquent political statement; Kanye says his red hat gives him superpowers. We dig deep into Kanye's Oval Office visit – as well as Taylor's own political move.
33 min
"A Star Is Born": Inside Lady Gaga's Triumph
An obsessive discussion of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's unlikely instant classic – and the long, campy lineage of "A Star Is Born"
40 min
Phil Collins on the Weirdest Moments of His Car...
Collins talks to Andy Greene about playing with Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and more, and previews his U.S. tour
30 min
Paul Stanley Explains Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell
The Starchild himself breaks down Kiss' impending retirement and more
41 min
The Life and Music of Mac Miller
We look back at the far-too-short career of Mac Miller, who died at the age of 26 on September 7th
41 min
Britney's "...Baby One More Time" At 20!
A deep and hilarious exploration of how Britney Spears changed the face of pop in 1998
40 min
Ice Cube on the Secret History of N.W.A.
In a revealing 2015 interview with host Brian Hiatt, Ice Cube dug into the earliest days of N.W.A. – and gangsta rap itself
40 min
The Life and Music of Aretha Franklin (Plus, Ar...
Biographer David Ritz joins host Brian Hiatt, David Browne and Patrick Doyle to talk about the formative influences behind Franklin's music, and we play Doyle's 2014 interview with her.
39 min
Best Songs of the 21st Century (Pt. 1, feat. Pa...
The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Amerie join us to talk about their entries on Rolling Stone’s list of the best songs of the 21st century
37 min
Roger Daltrey on the Legend of the Who
The Who's frontman talks with Andy Greene – plus, Andy joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the band's legacy
43 min
50 Years of the MC5's Rock Revolution: Wayne Kr...
Soon after the MC5 changed rock forever, guitarist Wayne Kramer was in prison. Kramer, author of a new autobiography, looks back on one of rock's wildest lives
37 min
Interpol frontman Paul Banks: The Rolling Stone...
As Interpol prepare to release their strong new album, Marauder, frontman Paul Banks looks back on their entire career
43 min
What is 2018’s Song of the Summer?
From Drake to Kacey Musgraves, we evaluate the candidates for the defining song of summer 2018
39 min
The Life and Music of Paul Simon
From battles with Art Garfunkel to the Graceland controversies, Simon's biographer takes us inside his surprisingly dramatic story
45 min
Inside 2018's Best Albums, So Far
Take a guided tour of Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2018, so far
40 min
Bowie, "2001" and The Secret History of Sci-Fi ...
Inside the new book "Strange Stars," which traces down the weird, fascinating synergy between classic rock and science fiction
45 min
Drake vs. Pusha-T and The Greatest Hip-Hop Beef...
We break down the Drake vs. Pusha-T battle, and trace the rich history of rap beef
44 min
How Camilla Cabello Conquered Pop
How Camilla Cabello went from Fifth Harmony to Near-Instant Solo Stardom
38 min
Secrets of Def Leppard's Hits
As Def Leppard hit the road with Journey, frontman Joe Elliott breaks down their greatest hits
42 min
Confessions of A Frontman: Snow Patrol’s Gary L...
Why has it taken seven years between Snow Patrol albums? Gary Lightbody tells all
45 min
Questlove's Secrets of Musical Creation
The Roots' Questlove breaks down a dazzling list of musical influences, from Michael Jackson to Meg White, in a wide-ranging interview with host Brian Hiatt
38 min
The Long Life and Slow Death of "Classic Rock"
What exactly is "classic rock"? And are we in its last days? Author Steven Hyden weighs in
39 min
A Conversation with Fleetwood Mac
Where did Lindsey Buckingham go? As they prep for a new tour, the members of Fleetwood Mac explain it all to Andy Greene
44 min
Beyoncé at Coachella: The Ultimate Play-by-Play
We trace the history of both Beyoncé and Coachella itself, and break down performance highlights, moment by moment
41 min
Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Kiss: Desmond Child Tells ...
Hitmaking songwriter Desmond Child goes deep into the making of "Livin' On A Prayer," "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and much more
40 min
The Genius of Nina Simone, Remembered by Her Br...
Sam Waymon, Nina Simone's youngest brother, shares intimate memories of his genius sister with host Brian Hiatt
41 min
The Death of Downloads and CDs; Artist to Watch...
We explore the history behind streaming's conquest of downloads and CDs, and meet rising indie star Sophie Allison, a.k.a. Soccer Mommy
36 min
Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls: The Rolling Stone Q+A
The bassist for England's loudest band joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss Spinal Tap's break-up, his new solo LP and much, much more
42 min
Craig Mack's Life and Career – and Jack White's...
We go deep on the life of Bad Boy Records legend Craig Mack – as well as Jack White's new album and Rolling Stone cover story
39 min
The Making of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks – and...
The untold story of how an Irish genius found the roots to his masterpiece – in Boston
38 min
Kelly Clarkson: The Rolling Stone Q+A
Clarkson talks about returning to TV with "The Voice," her new album, her dramatic clashes with her old label, and more
44 min
Julian Casablancas on his Voidz reinvention, th...
Casablancas and his bandmates break down their new album – and explain why "repeating the past is boring"
39 min
Is the Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Really a Reunion?
The Pumpkins just announced an arena tour – without bassist D'Arcy Wretzky. We look into what happened.
43 min
Why is Everyone Picking on Justin Timberlake?
Timberlake just scored a number-one album in the face of a huge backlash. We go deep on how he went from beloved pop icon to online punching bag.
41 min
Can the Grammys Be Saved?
This year's Grammys ceremony made almost no one happy. We discuss what went wrong, and how it can be saved.
42 min
The Life and Music of Dolores O'Riordan
Legendary video director Sam Bayer and Rolling Stone reporter David Browne join host Brian Hiatt to dive into the late Cranberries frontwoman’s story – and the making of the "Zombie" video
37 min
Franz Ferdinand: The Rolling Stone Interview
Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy join host Brian Hiatt to discuss their great new album, '00s nostalgia and much more
41 min
Lana Del Rey vs. Radiohead (plus: one of Claren...
Inside Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey, the copyright battle that set the Internet ablaze – plus, one of Clarence Clemons' final interviews
38 min
Can Greta Van Fleet Save Classic Rock?
Host Brian Hiatt talks to Greta Van Fleet, the young Michigan buzz band whose songs sound like unearthed Led Zeppelin tracks
42 min
Bob Seger: The Rolling Stone Interview
Seger talks to Andy Greene about his recent health scare, his new album and more
40 min
What's Next for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward and more talk about their Hall of Fame induction
37 min
Steely Dan's Donald Fagen: The Rolling Stone In...
In his first major interview since Walter Becker's death, Fagen talks about their decades-long partnership
42 min
The Best Songs of 2017
We explore the hits and shoulda-been hits of a wild year in music
37 min
The 50 Best Albums of 2017
Inside our list of the year's best albums, from hitmakers like Lorde and Kendrick to discoveries like Open Mike Eagle
40 min
Scott Weiland: The Lost Interview
An intense 2007 conversation with the late singer about drugs, rock n’ roll and his hopes for the future
47 min
Taylor Swift's "Reputation": The Ultimate Break...
Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos and Brian Hiatt go track-by-track on Taylor's just-released new album
34 min
Bowie's Last Years – and Nile Rodgers on Making...
As a new Bowie documentary looms, a look at the star's insanely productive final years – plus, Nile Rodgers goes in-depth on making "Let's Dance."
49 min
The Mystery of Dylan’s Gospel Years
Biographer Clinton Heylin, gospel singer Regina McCrary and drummer Jim Keltner on Bob Dylan’s most mysterious era
41 min
The Untold Story of New Order and Joy Division
Former New Order bassist Peter Hook breaks down the final days of Joy Division and the birth of New Order
42 min
Kurt, Janis, Amy: The Stories Behind the Photos
From a drugged-out Amy Winehouse to a rebellious Kurt Cobain, legendary photographers recall shooting Rolling Stone's most famous images
43 min
Inside Springsteen on Broadway
We break down the hottest show on Broadway – and dive deep into Springsteen's acoustic history
36 min
Tom Petty: His Life and Music
The late star speaks in unheard interview recordings – and biographer Warren Zanes explains his legacy
44 min
The Secret Lives of Lou Reed
Before Lou Reed changed rock history, he had to invent himself.
42 min
The Case For Taylor Swift – And Every One of He...
Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to break down Rob's ranked list of every single Taylor Swift song
42 min
Prophets of Rage: RATM + Public Enemy + Cypress...
2017's leading supergroup explains how Rage Against the Machine merged with Public Enemy and Cypress Hill
40 min
The Genius of Steely Dan's Walter Becker
Inside the complex life and brilliant music of the co-mastermind of one of rock's greatest and most singular bands
37 min
Alice Cooper: The Rolling Stone Interview
In a deep, hilarious career-spanning conversation, Cooper talks about breaking up his original band, touring with Johnny Depp, his friendship with Glen Campbell, and much more – plus, he reviews the new Taylor Swift single.
43 min
Sammy Hagar's Life Lessons
The singer shares 69 years worth of rock n' roll wisdom – plus his thoughts on a Van Hagar reunion
49 min
The National Break Down Their Great New Album
The National's Matt Berninger breaks down the band's new album, Sleep Well Beast, and ponders whether he's making "music for grown-ups"
34 min
The Story of the Strokes – and NYC Rock's Most ...
Did the 2000s NYC rock scene change the world, or fizzle out? Or both? Lizzy Goodman, author of new oral history Meet Me in the Bathroom, joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss.
39 min
Liam Gallagher: Confessions of a Frontman
Gallagher talks about his new solo LP, the possible future of Oasis and more
42 min
The Life and Music of Linkin Park's Chester Ben...
Hybrid Theory producer Don Gilmore and Machine Gun Kelly pay tribute to the late singer
45 min
Iggy Pop: Why I'm Done With Rock Albums
Iggy goes deep on the making of his most recent album and the mysteries of his musical future
39 min
Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic: Dan Wilson on a...
Semisonic's Dan Wilson explains how to write hits for Adele, Taylor and the Dixie Chicks
37 min
Radiohead: The Making of OK Computer
How Thom Yorke and his bandmates channeled millennial angst, a haunted castle and the agonies of touring into the final masterpiece of the alt-rock era
39 min
The Wildest Van Halen Stories Ever Told
Former Van Halen manager Noel Monk tells all about his wild ride with the band in their prime
34 min
The Greatest Metal Albums of All Time, with Rob...
Judas Priest's Rob Halford helps us discuss Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest metal albums ever
44 min
The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)
From Kendrick Lamar to Father John Misty to Lorde, we break down this year's must-listen albums
40 min
Dan Auerbach on His New Solo LP and the Black K...
Dan Auerbach breaks down his wildly different new album, Waiting On A Song. Plus, Rolling Stone's Mark Binelli remembers his time with Gregg Allman
41 min
"Sgt. Peppers" at 50! (With an all-star panel: ...
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, David Crosby, the Monkees' Micky Dolenz and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen join us to go deep on the album that changed the world
36 min
Steve Van Zandt Tells All
From his LSD experiments to his days as Bruce Springsteen's roommate to the origins of his Sopranos career and his great new solo album, Soulfire, Little Steven gets real in a live-in-the-studio chat
34 min
The Life and Music of Chris Cornell
We remember the late Chris Cornell, and play audio from his revealing Rolling Stone interviews with Kory Grow and Andy Greene.
42 min
The Secret History of the Beatles, with Rob She...
Rob Sheffield, author of the new book Dreaming the Beatles, explains why the Fab Four will be relevant forever
39 min
John Lennon: Hear Jann Wenner's Legendary 1970 ...
In December 1970, Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner sat down with John Lennon for what became one of the most legendary rock interviews ever, with Lennon's brutally honest thoughts on the Beatles' breakup and much more.
53 min
Sheryl Crow: My Life in Music
Sheryl Crow guides us through the winding road of her career, and explains why she thinks grunge killed rock n' roll
43 min
"Almost Famous 2": Cameron Crowe on his Harry S...
Crowe, the Rolling Stone legend turned filmmaker, talks about hanging with Harry, the art of the profile, Prince and his showbiz future
46 min
Album Flashback: The Making of Dylan's Empire B...
As Bob Dylan continues his latest unexpected career turn with his standards LP Triplicate, Empire Burlesque producer Arthur Baker joins us for an in-depth chat about the making of Dylan's most ultra-'80s album.
44 min
The Wildest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments
As Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and others get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we look back at some of the greatest – and craziest – moments in past ceremonies, from Mike Love's fury to Prince's legendary guitar solo.
38 min
Halsey Explains It All: Inside Her New Album an...
In her first interview about June 2nd's hopeless fountain kingdom, Halsey goes in-depth on the creation of the album, its elaborate concept and the real-life heartbreak behind the songs.
49 min
The Life and Music of Chuck Berry
How Chuck Berry helped invent rock n' roll, and changed America forever
41 min
Wayne Coyne on Acid, Miley, Mid-Life Crises and...
The Flaming Lips frontman goes deep on his musical and personal evolution over a 30-year-plus rock career
48 min
Why Fans Love Ed Sheeran (And Some Critics Don't)
Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran 's new Rolling Stone cover story – and inside the critical debate over his music.
43 min
U2's Pop Turns 20: Great Acts In Artistic Confu...
It's the 20th anniversary of U2's Pop – and the 25th of Bruce Springsteen's Human Touch and Lucky Town. What happens when great artists hit moments of artistic confusion?
41 min
Lenny Kravitz Looks Back
In a deep, career-spanning conversation, Lenny Kravitz talks about the origins of his style, hanging with Prince and whether love can rule in the age of Trump
44 min
Confessions of a Backstreet Boy: A.J. McLean Te...
Sex, drugs and boy bands: the Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean gets real about pop life in a frank, funny interview as his group preps for a Vegas residency
47 min
Is Rock Dead? An Intense Debate
Long live rock – but is it dead or alive? In an in-depth and fiery discussion we break down the current state of rock and roll
44 min
Grammy Confidential: Behind the Scenes With the...
The makers of the Grammys preview this year's shows, and delve into controversies and triumphs of past years
44 min
Go inside Paris Jackson's Blockbuster Rolling S...
We go behind the scenes of the Paris Jackson cover story that had the world talking – and take a new look at Michael Jackson's own complicated history
44 min
The Edge on U2's Joshua Tree Tour
Why is U2 replanting the Joshua Tree? The Edge explains, and looks forward to the band's next album and more
44 min
Inside the E Street Band, with Jake Clemons
Jake Clemons talks about replacing Clarence, working with Bruce Springsteen, and making his first solo album, Fear & Love
45 min
Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class o...
Neal Schon of Journey and Jon Anderson of Yes discuss their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and we dive into the endless controversies over the Hall's picks
44 min
Tom Petty on his 2017 tour and his future
Petty goes deep on his next tour with the Heartbreakers, his recording plans and much more in an interview with senior writer Andy Greene
46 min
Sebastian Bach's Most Insane '80s Metal Stories
From hanging with Axl to waking up during surgery, the former Skid Row singer shares some of the wildest tales from his new book.
48 min
Inside "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" – with Fa...
How is making a "Star Wars" movie like recording a pop-rock song? Host Brian Hiatt and Pete Wentz go deep on "Rogue One," and the saga's unlikely influence on musicians. Also, we discuss Trump and Kanye's unnerving bromance.
45 min
Neil Young on his new album, Trump, Pono and more
The rock legend explains his spontaneous approach to his new album, Peace Trail, reveals his complex thoughts about Trump, and more
45 min
The 25 Best Albums of 2016
2016's greatest albums: From Beyoncé to Paul Simon to Green Day, we debate Rolling Stone's new list
44 min
Alicia Keys on sex, love and her new album – pl...
Alicia Keys reveals the inspirations behind her gritty new album, Here. Plus: We discuss the “Hamilton”/Pence incident and Kanye West’s health situation
46 min
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on their new alb...
An in-depth conversation with the Rolling Stones about returning to the blues, the state of rock, their renewed partnership and more.
45 min
The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen
He was a poet, a singer/songwriter, a monk, a septuagenarian arena headliner and much more: We tell the amazing life story of Leonard Cohen. Also: How will music change in the face of a Trump presidency?
41 min
Tegan and Sara on Springsteen, Taylor Swift and...
Tegan and Sara join us live to discuss their turn to pop, their future musical plans, and much more. And in an exclusive interview, Senator Tim Kaine talks about the Replacements and his other favorite bands.
44 min
The Music of 'Luke Cage' (Plus: Inside A Tribe ...
We trace the roots of the astonishing music for Netflix’s 'Luke Cage' in an in-depth chat with its production super-team: Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Also: Muhammad shares details on Tribe’s final album
43 min
Artists Against Trump
What's it like to write songs about Donald Trump? In our first live episode, Matt Berninger, Corin Tucker and Dave Eggers discuss “30 Days 30 Songs." Also: For Chuck Berry’s 90th birthday, Neil Strauss looks back on his wild Berry interviews.
45 min
Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize?
Nathan Brackett, Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene weigh in on Dylan's surprise triumph.
21 min
Bruce Springsteen on Youth, Manhood and his Tou...
Greetings from Colt’s Neck, New Jersey! In this exclusive audio from his Rolling Stone interview with Brian Hiatt, Bruce Springsteen goes deep into his childhood, masculinity, his creative process and why does those four hour shows.
36 min
Fred Armisen on “Stop Making Sense,” Prince and...
“Portlandia” and “Documentary Now” star Fred Armisen is the hardest working man in comedy, but he still thinks of himself as a musician. In this episode, he talks about spoofing the Talking Heads, meeting Prince, and more. Plus: the Descendents
38 min
David Crosby Has Regrets
The Crosby Stills Nash & Young singer shares some hard-won life lessons – on everything from prison to the music biz – with Rolling Stone associate editor Andy Greene; plus: new music from the Weeknd
33 min
Sting Puts Down the Lute! Police Frontman Talks...
Sting’s “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” is the closest thing he’s made to a new Police song in decades. He talks us about his upcoming album, 57th & 9th – as well as Prince, climate change deniers, and why he’s always working it.
27 min
21 Pilots’ Surprising Lift-Off: At Home with 20...
How did two guys who grew up in strict evangelical homes become the biggest breakout pop success of 2016? We got the story from frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dunn in their hometown, Columbus, Ohio. Plus: New music from Francis and the Lights
31 min
Apple Vs. Spotify: Who’s Winning the Streaming ...
There is a battle at the heart of the music business for high stakes exclusives – with Frank Ocean’s “Blond” being the most recent example. But is this good for music fans? Plus: new music from Hamilton Leithauser and Carly Rae Jepsen
25 min
Lars Ulrich on Metallica's New Groove; Frank Ocean
The world’s biggest metal band is now basically a DIY operation. The ever-voluble Lars Ulrich talks about what that’s like – and how it helped them record their upcoming double album “Hardwired… To Self Destruct.”
43 min
Billie Joe Armstrong Breaks Down Green Day's Po...
The Green Day frontman reveals how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired the title track to Revolution Radio, and why he's psyched to get back on the road after the longest break of his career.
25 min
Paul Isn’t Dead: Rock’s Greatest Urban Legends
From “Paul is Dead” to Jay-Z and the Illuminati, wild rumors about rockers have been around as long as there have been fans to repeat them. We delve into how the Internet has both helped debunk and spread rock’s biggest urban myths.
23 min
The Story of Grunge's Lost Supergroup: Temple o...
Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready tell the story of grunge's lost supergroup - and why they decided to finally reunite this fall for their first-ever tour.
24 min
Keith Richards on His First Guitar Hero; plus: ...
Keith Richards spoke to us about his idol, Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore, who died in June. Plus: Rolling Stone’s Patrick Doyle, Andy Greene, Annie Licata and Nathan Brackett talk about their favorite shows of the summer so far.
30 min
When Great Artists Make Terrible Songs
Even the giants of rock and pop sometimes hit a bad note; we delve into the most ridiculously entertaining examples, from musical heroes like Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan and more. Plus: new music from Wilco and the Paranoid Style.
32 min
Florence Welch on What Makes Her Machine Tick
One of rock’s great leadwomen talks about her musical influences, her rules for living – or lack thereof – and much more. Plus: Jenny Lewis’s killer New Wave side project, Nice as F**k.
31 min
Noel Gallagher’s Life Lessons
The Oasis frontman talks to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene about the rules he lives by, his most embarrassing rock star purchase, the music that moves him the most, and much more. Plus: new music from singer-songwriter Angel Olsen
37 min
Neil Young’s New Groove; Blood Orange
Neil Young has a new band with the sons of an old buddy, and he’s having the most fun he’s had in years; he talks about his new groove with associate editor Patrick Doyle; plus: producer Dev Hynes’ new Blood Orange album, Freetown Sound.
30 min
Concert Security: Can Anything Be Done? + Rob S...
How has the music world reacted to the Orlando mass shooting, the murder of Christina Grimmie, and the recent fatal shooting at a T.I. concert? Plus: Rob Sheffield talks about his great new book, “On Bowie,” and his favorite David Bowie moments.
29 min
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on their New LP; Pl...
Chili Peppers bassist Flea talks about his recent high-speed crash – and why the band are excited about their new phase without producer Rick Rubin. Plus: Country hope Brandy Clark, indie rocker Mitski, and bands that started out with terrible names.
32 min
Classic Albums We Trashed
In this episode, we swallow our pride and take a hard look at underwhelming – and sometimes downright mean –Rolling Stone reviews of albums that are now acknowledged classic, from Led Zeppelin I to Weezer's "Pinkerton." Also: new music from Beck
36 min
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
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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.
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