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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.

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The Life and Music of David Crosby
We look back at the chaotic life and gorgeous music of the late David Crosby, and hear unearthed interview audio
64 min
More of the Best Music You Didn't Hear in 2022
From hip-hop to indie-rock to Spanish-language music of many genres, here's a rundown of more of some of the greatest albums you may have missed in 2022
83 min
The Life and Music of Jeff Beck
We pay tribute to the late guitar god in a super-sized episode: an unheard interview with Beck himself, plus new conversations with Mike Campbell, Joe Satriani, and Vernon Reid – and more.
108 min
The Best 2022 Music You Didn't Hear (Pt. 1)
A look at some of the best albums and songs you may have missed in 2022, from country/Americana to Afropop to metal
84 min
The Untold Story of 'A Long December' – Counti...
In a special holiday episode, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz goes deeper than ever before on the writing and recording of "A Long December" – and much more
54 min
SZA Speaks! Inside Her New Album and Much More
SZA talks about the battles behind her triumphant, chart-topping new album 'SOS,' previews her tour, and much, much more
32 min
The 50 Best Albums of 2022
From Taylor Swift to J. Hope, from Spoon to Beyoncé, we dig deep on the greatest albums of 2022
94 min
The 50 Worst Decisions in Music History
From Britney Spears turning down "Umbrella" to Garth Brooks deciding to become a rock dude named Chris Gaines, we look at the worst and most ridiculous music blunders ever
94 min
The Beatles' 'Revolver': The Ultimate Breakdown
Was 'Taxman' Inspired by the 'Batman' theme? We dig into burning Beatles questions – and go track-by-track through the new deluxe 'Revolver' reissue
109 min
Fat Joe Looks Back: "I Might've Been the First ...
From his days as a teenage hustler in the Bronx to his endless string of comeback hits to his friendship with Big Pun, Fat Joe looks back.
28 min
Kathleen Hanna + Syd: Rolling Stone's Musicians...
Kathleen Hanna meets with Syd to talk about learning to sing, star signs, and what it means to be a rebel on the final episode of Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians – also running as a special series in the Rolling Stone Music Now feed –
42 min
Willow: The Rolling Stone Interview
Willow tells all about her new album, her love of System of a Down and Deftones, why she doesn't care about 'nepo baby' discourse, and much more
40 min
Remembering Migos' Takeoff – and How TikTok is ...
We look back at the life and career of Migos' Takeoff – and talk to Rufus Wainwright about his duet with Carly Rae Jepsen on the viral TikTok smash 'The Loneliest Time'
47 min
Common + John Legend: Rolling Stone's Musicians...
Common and John Legend discuss the emotional nature of collaboration and how their shared activism has connected them forever on the new episode of Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians, also running as a special series on the Rolling Stone Music Now feed
31 min
RM + Pharrell Williams: Rolling Stone's Musicia...
Pharrell Williams sits down with RM of BTS to talk about the price of fame, the keys to creativity, and why it's important to take a break every so often in a new episode of Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians – also running as a special series here in the Rolling Stone Music Now feed
33 min
Rick Rubin + Finneas: Rolling Stone's Musicians...
Rick Rubin and Finneas talk about how they work in the studio, their listening habits, and the frustrations and the joy involved in making great music on this episode of Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians, also running as a special series in the Rolling Stone Music Now feed,
48 min
Cameron Crowe on 'Almost Famous: The Musical' a...
Cameron Crowe tells all about making the new musical, the real-life rock stories behind it, and much more. Plus, Broadway veteran Tom Kitt digs into the making of the music.
81 min
Roger Daltrey + Yungblud: Rolling Stone's Music...
Roger Daltrey and Yungblud join forces to talk fashion, optimal recording hours, and managing your image in a world gone mad – all In today's episode of Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians, also running as a special series on the Rolling Stone Music Now feed
28 min
Karen O + Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast):...
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast come together to discuss their songwriting craft, growing up Korean-American, and the cathartic pleasures of smashing glass.
36 min
Taylor Swift's 'Midnights': The Ultimate Breakdown
We dive very, very deep on every aspect of every track on 'Midnights,' including the seven bonus tracks
107 min
The Return of Blink-182: UFOs, A Plane Crash, a...
We discuss the one-of-a-kind story of Blink-182, including their just-announced reunion with Tom DeLonge and their new single
42 min
Charlie Puth: The Rolling Stone Interview
Puth reveals songwriting secrets behind new album 'Charlie,' and discusses getting (allegedly) ghosted by Ellen's label, being pranked by Bieber, and much more
51 min
Roger Waters: A Contentious Political Discussion
In an explosive, wide-ranging interview, the Pink Floyd co-founder discusses his controversial views on Ukraine — and Russia, and Wikileaks, and Israel, and so much more.
91 min
The Rise of 'Munch'/A New Look at Pearl Jam/Re...
In a packed episode, we examine how 'Munch (Feelin' U) became the song of the summer, discuss a new book on Pearl Jam, an look back at Coolio's career,
76 min
How Harry Styles Made 'Harry's House' - Kid Har...
Producer/songwriter Kid Harpoon goes deep on the making of Harry Styles' 'Harry's House,' Maggie Rogers' 'Surrender,' and much more
72 min
Björk “Sonic Symbolism” Podcast
Join Björk in conversations with collaborators about her sound experiences. In the podcast you’ll learn about the moods, timbres, and tempos that vibrate through each album.
2 min
Mariah Carey Tells All! Untold 'Butterfly' Tale...
In a very special episode, Mariah Carey joins host Brian Hiatt for an epic interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'Butterfly'
105 min
Fall Out Boy Confidential: Joe Trohman on His R...
Fall Out Boy co-founder and lead guitarist Joe Trohman tells all about his life in the band and much more
71 min
Inside David Bowie's Final Years – Plus, Nile R...
We look back at how David Bowie made some of his greatest work just before his death - and Nile Rodgers tells the stories behind 'Let's Dance'
45 min
The Worst Songs of all Time
From "Blurred Lines" to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bitch," we look at some of the worst songs ever - but can you really discuss "worst songs" in 2022, when the canon is in a constant state of reevaluation?
54 min
Beyoncé's 'Renaissance': The Controversies and ...
Producer Hit-Boy on making "Thique" and much more – plus, a deep dive on the many 'Renaissance'-related controversies
48 min
How Joni Mitchell Became a Millennial and Gen-Z...
Cameron Crowe discusses his legendary 1979 Mitchell interview; guitarist Larry Carlton talks about recording with Mitchell, and much more
54 min
Beyoncé's Studio Secrets: Inside the Making of ...
Legendary producers Rodney Jerkins and Scott Storch share behind-the-scenes tales of classic Beyoncé hits
43 min
The State of Justin Bieber's Career, Best Indie...
The best indie albums of the year so far. Plus: a look at the state of Justin Bieber's career – and Wolfgang Van Halen speaks out
51 min
Best Pop of 2022 So Far – and the Metal Side of...
A look at the heavy-metal influences of "Stranger Things," and from the Weeknd to Bad Bunny to Sky Ferreira, the best pop of 2022 so far 
49 min
Phoebe Bridgers Looks Back on Making 'Punisher....
Phoebe Bridgers goes song-by-song on 'Punisher' and more
35 min
Did Elvis Steal From Big Mama Thornton? The Rea...
Legendary songwriter Mike Stoller joins us to explain how he and Jerry Leiber wrote "Hound Dog" – and what happened next
50 min
Drake, Beyoncé, and the Dance-Music Vibe Shift....
Drake and Beyoncé's house-influenced new releases want to make you dance; we dive deep on them
48 min
The Confessions of Megan Thee Stallion – and Ka...
We explore how "Stranger Things" revived Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill,' and go inside the reporting of Megan Thee Stallion's new Rolling Stone cover story
42 min
Steve Jones on the Sex Pistols' Real Story
With Hulu's 'Pistol' introducing the band to new generations, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones looks back
44 min
Inside the World of Blackpink
We go inside the reporting of Rolling Stone's new cover stories on the world's biggest girl group
27 min
Harry Styles' "Harry's House": The Ultimate Bre...
We go track by track through Harry Styles' new album, "Harry's House"
46 min
The Triumphs and Controversies of Kendrick Lama...
Kendrick Lamar is tearing apart his own image – and everyone's confused
47 min
Ben Fong-Torres on Backstage Secrets of the 1970s
Writer Ben-Fong Torres, star of a new Netflix documentary, looks back at his groundbreaking Rolling Stone work
41 min
Sheryl Crow Tells All
Sheryl Crow looks back on her whole career in revealing interviews with host Brian Hiatt
32 min
The Notorious B.I.G.: The Untold Story
As the Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday approaches, we look back at his life and music, via a revelatory new biography
54 min
Kurt Vile: The Rolling Stone Interview
Kurt Vile on his new album, covering Springsteen, loving Wu-Tang, and much more
44 min
Puerto Rican Rap Superstar Residente on His Cam...
Residente explains why his new song "This Is Not America" tells U.S. residents to stop calling themselves "Americans"
24 min
Exclusive: Grammy Producers Reveal Behind-the-S...
Grammy executive producers Ben Winston and Raj Kapoor break down this year's show and much more
35 min
A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins
The late Foo Fighters drummer talks about his brotherhood with Dave Grohl, stage fright, almost quitting the band, and much more in his final in-person Rolling Stone interview
37 min
'Something in the Way,' 'The Batman,' Prince, a...
With Nirvana's 'Something in the Way' a streaming smash thanks to 'The Batman,' we look at the new movie's music and the whole story of Batmusic
35 min
Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones' Future an...
Richards on the future of the Rolling Stones, making 'Main Offender,' and much more
24 min
Inside A Music Scene Under Fire in Ukraine
We talk to Ukrainian musicians about their once-thriving scene – and the realities of life in wartime
19 min
A Grunge God's Fall and Rise: The Confessions o...
The late Mark Lanegan, of Screaming Trees and solo fame, explains how Courtney Love saved his life and much more
45 min
Dr. Dre's Halftime Show Wasn't "Nostalgia" – an...
We discuss this year's Super Bowl halftime show, look back at past highs and lows, and speculate on the future
35 min
Eminem Before Rakim and Snoop? The Rock & Roll ...
We look at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's efforts to redefine itself in a post-rock era
46 min
330 Hours of Ye: Inside the Kanye West Document...
The directors of Netflix's Kanye West documentary 'Jeen-Yuhs' tell all
38 min
Inside the Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan Battle
How did a 76-year-old rock legend rattle a giant corporation? We look into Neil Young's crusade. Plus: Do CDs really deserve a comeback?
39 min
Questlove on 'Summer of Soul' Secrets, The Root...
Questlove on how 'Summer of Soul' was influenced by Public Enemy, why 'Get Back' is a hip-hop movie, and much more
39 min
How Ronnie Spector Broke Free: Her Brave Life a...
Hear unearthed audio of Ronnie on her life with Phil Spector and the birth of the Ronettes; and we dive deep into her story
34 min
The Best 2021 Albums You Didn’t Hear
We guide you through the hip-hop, country/Americana, and metal albums you may have missed in 2021, as well as some bigger names, from Megan Thee Stallion to Eric Church
49 min
The Secret History of Steely Dan
Donald Fagen on losing Walter Becker, developing Steely Dan’s sound, and much more
35 min
The Best (and Weirdest and Saddest) Holiday Songs
Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt for a rundown of their favorite Christmas and holiday songs, from Mariah Carey to Ariana Grande to Run-DMC
35 min
Best Albums of 2021, From Olivia Rodrigo to Rau...
Inside Rolling Stone’s picks for 2021’s best albums, with Mankaprr Conteh, Julyssa Lopez, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt
37 min
Reinventing Pop with Finneas: Billie Eilish, Hi...
Finneas tells all about co-creating music with his superstar sister, launching his solo career, writing for Justin Bieber and much more
40 min
The Endless Beatles Revelations of 'Get Back'
Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt break down the astonishing, eight-hour Beatles documentary 'Get Back.' Plus: inside the new Brian Wilson documentary
57 min
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: The Rolling Sto...
Plant and Krauss on their new album, the legacy of Led Zeppelin and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' surviving the '80s and much, much more
41 min
Inside the Tragedy at Astroworld Festival
How did 10 people die at a Travis Scott concert? An in-depth look at one of the worst concert tragedies in years, with on-the-scene reporting and more
40 min
Taylor Swift's Catalog, Ranked – and A Look at ...
We discuss Rob Sheffield's revamped, ranked list of Taylor Swift's songs, and discuss the work-intensive Taylor's Versions project
45 min
Snoop Dogg: The Rolling Stone Interview
Snoop looks back on the making of his biggest songs with Dr. Dre and Pharrell, previews next year's Super Bowl halftime show, shares memories of Tupac and Biggie, discusses his new album 'The Algorithm,' and much more
40 min
The Wizardry of Young Thug
We look at Young Thug's long and wildly innovative path to his new album 'Punk'
43 min
The Dark Side of Eric Clapton
Clapton has become a vocal skeptic of COVID-19 vaccines – and once went on a "full-tilt racist" rant. David Browne joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the untold story of a rock icon
34 min
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 2)
We continue our journey through Rolling Stone’s brand-new list of the greatest songs ever, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt
41 min
Brandi Carlile: The Rolling Stone Interview
The singer/songwriter breaks down her new album, 'In These Silent Days,' and talks about hanging out with Joni Mitchell, singing with Soundgarden, avoiding hit singles, and much more
52 min
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 1)
We dig into the making of (and reactions to) Rolling Stone’s much-discussed new list, and discuss the top 20
43 min
Rick Ross Teaches You How to "Boss Up"
Hip-hop legend Rick Ross gives life lessons and looks back on his hit-making career so far in an interview with Jeff Ihaza about
38 min
Kanye vs. Drake: ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’
We discuss Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ and Kanye West’s ‘Donda,’ as well as the controversies behind them, with Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt
42 min
Best of RSMN: The Holland Brothers on Writing M...
Brian and Eddie Holland, who co-wrote Motown hits from "Heat Wave" to "Stop! In the Name of Love" – and also a new memoir – share tales from a pop golden age
45 min
A Tribute to Charlie Watts
We look back on the life and music of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts; plus, Max Weinberg and the Black Keys' Patrick Carney weigh in
44 min
'Who's Next' (and 'Led Zeppelin IV') at 50 - Lo...
We look back at two albums that defined classic rock, with Steven Hyden joining host Brian Hiatt
50 min
The Greatest Music Videos Ever Made
We break down Rolling Stone's recent ranking of the100 greatest music videos of all time, with Beyoncé's "Formation" at the top
52 min
The Great Limp Bizkit Debate
With a Lollapalooza comeback and a new Woodstock '99 doc, the legacy of Fred Durst's band is a weirdly hot topic – we weigh in
54 min
George Clinton: The Rolling Stone Interview
For his 80th birthday, the Parliament-Funkadelic founder looks back on his whole career
45 min
A Conversation with H.E.R.
H.E.R. breaks down her long-awaited new album 'Back of My Mind,' the origins of her guitar virtuosity, her Oscar and Grammy wins, and much more with host Brian Hiatt
49 min
Olivia Rodrigo's Teen Spirit
We dig into the rise of Olivia Rodrigo, and play Brittany Spanos' interview with Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro
49 min
Lucy Dacus on Making One of 2021's Best Albums
The singer-songwriter on making of her new album 'Home Video,' the art of songwriting, the future of Boygenius, her love for Bruce Springsteen and much more
43 min
BEST OF RSMN: Smokey Robinson: The Rolling Ston...
Smokey Robinson, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, tells the stories behind his Motown classics and much more in a career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt
40 min
The Year In Hip-Hop (So Far)
We look back at the best hip-hop songs and albums of 2021 so far, with Mankaprr Conteh and Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt
43 min
The Many Lives of Sparks
Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael, plus Edgar Wright, director of the excellent new documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers,’ join us for a career-spanning discussion
45 min
Wolfgang Van Halen on his Debut Album and Growi...
Wolfgang Van Halen talks about his early years and the making of his debut album as Mammoth WVH
43 min
The Unstoppable Rise of BTS
In the wake of Rolling Stone's BTS cover story, Seoul-based music journalist Youngdae Kim, author of the book 'BTS: The Review,' joins host Brian Hiatt to tell the story of how they became the world's biggest band
42 min
Bob Dylan at 80: Best Covers of His Songs and More
We celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday with a look at our new list of the greatest Dylan covers and much more
42 min
10 Years of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'
We look back at the making (and meaning) of a pop masterpiece
40 min
From Jay Z to Foo Fighters to Tina Turner, Insi...
We talk about a diverse class, and play interviews with new inductees LL Cool J, the Go Gos, and Carole King
38 min
The Genesis of Genesis (and the Future of Reuni...
With Genesis embarking on a huge reunion tour, we look at the band’s unique story – and discuss the prospects for other post-COVID reunions
41 min
The Mad Genius of Jim Steinman
We dig into the gloriously over-the-top work of the late songwriter behind Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and much more
42 min
Michael Stipe on R.E.M.'s Legacy
Stipe looks back on R.E.M.'s career, discusses his solo music, and much more in an interview with Rob Sheffield
35 min
The Life and Music of DMX
We look back at the complex life and brilliant music of the late rapper
36 min
Why Tina Turner Is the Queen of Rock
We look back at Tina Turner’s triumphs, tragedies, and one-of-a-kind career
39 min
Best of RSMN: The Songwriting Genius of Adam Sc...
From Fountains of Wayne to "That Thing You Do" and beyond, we pay tribute to a great songwriter, gone too soon
43 min