Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson, the Beatles, President Trump
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On the eve of his 85th birthday, legendary record producer Quincy Jones covered a lot of controversial ground in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine.  The frank interview touched on lighter fare, like astrology (he’s a Pisces) and dating Ivanka Trump, to why race relations and feminism are imperative movements right now. Jones gave many opinions about the music industry (namely, that it no longer exists), but is optimistic about artists like Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Sam...

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Live Releases: The Definitive Ranking
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After nearly four decades of defining and redefining heavy metal and terrorizing small winged animals as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne will launch his final tour this spring. The two-year trek, which bears the impish title “No More Tours 2,” as a throwback to his early-Nineties retirement tour, will kick off in Mexico in May before making its way to the States in August. “I’m not retiring,” the singer told Rolling Stone on Tuesday. “It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m...

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Hear Young Thug, A-Trak’s Rowdy New Song ‘Ride For Me’
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Fool’s Gold founder and producer A-Trak debuted a new Young Thug collaboration, the visceral and catchy “Ride for Me.” The track also features production from Falcons This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Young Thug, A-Trak’s Rowdy New Song ‘Ride For...

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See Bully’s Elegant, Animated New Video for ‘Focused’
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Bully released a graceful animated clip for their new single, “Focused,” on Wednesday. The song is from their galvanic second album, Losing. The video is the work of Rozalina Burkova, who presents spare, delicate animations in front of a dark backdrop: A pair of blue pants running across the screen, a bassist leaning casually against an imaginary wall, a dripping faucet. In a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Bully’s Elegant, Animated New Video for...

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Lana Del Rey Talks Janis Joplin Influence With Courtney Love, Grimes
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Lana Del Rey discussed her musical influences with a variety of other artists – including Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks and This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Lana Del Rey Talks Janis Joplin Influence With Courtney Love,...

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Hear Big Star’s Alex Chilton Sing Lost Reggae Cover
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In the late Seventies, after Big Star and Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton returned to his hometown of Memphis, he performed a passionate rock cover of reggae group the Slickers’ contribution to the Harder They Come soundtrack, “Johnny Too Bad.” Now, nearly 40 years later, the song is coming out for the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Big Star’s Alex Chilton Sing Lost Reggae...

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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament: My Favorite Songs of 2017
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Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament – who is releasing his new solo album Heaven/Hell in mid-March and gearing up for the band’s upcoming world tour – had a difficult time narrowing down his favorite songs of 2017 to a mere five. “The last few months of 2017 was filled with so many great records by St. Vincent, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament: My Favorite Songs of...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Can the Grammys Be Saved?
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Despite great performances by Kendrick Lamar, Kesha and many more, this year’s Grammys ceremony made almost no one happy. From the bizarre choice to forego a Lorde performance even as every male Album of the Year nominee played, to Neil Portnow’s post-event remarks to Variety about women purportedly needing to “step up” in the music industry, it sparked social-media outrage that still hasn’t died down. In the latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, Contributing Editor Rob Sheffield and Staff Writer...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Hear Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ Upbeat New Song ‘Middle America’
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Stephen Malkmus released a laid-back new single “Middle America” coupled with the announcement of a massive North American tour this summer. Anyone familiar with Malkmus’ solo work or his songs in Pavement will recognize the elements in “Middle America”: Malkmus sings twisting, inscrutable passages in a light croon over smooth guitar rock. The hook is a rascally toast – “May you be shitfaced the day you die/ And be successful in all your lies.” Malkmus will kick off a two-month...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Elvis Doc ‘The Searcher’ Pulls Hits, Rarities for Soundtrack
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An expansive soundtrack to accompany HBO’s upcoming documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, will be released April 6th via RCA/Legacy Recordings. The soundtrack will feature a mix of Presley hits and alternate mixes, while a deluxe edition will feature selections from the documentary’s score composed by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. The Searcher soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD and double vinyl LP, while the deluxe edition will packaged as a three-CD set. All versions are available to pre-order now....

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