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Best Songs of the 21st Century (Pt. 1, feat. Patrick Carney and Amerie)

Rolling Stone Music Now

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

Aug 14, 2018

Roger Daltrey on the Legend of the Who

Rolling Stone Music Now

The Who's frontman talks with Andy Greene – plus, Andy joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the band's legacy

43 Min

Aug 6, 2018

50 Years of the MC5's Rock Revolution: Wayne Kramer Looks Back

Rolling Stone Music Now

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

Jul 30, 2018

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43 min
Jul 24, 2018
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As Interpol prepare to release their strong new album, Marauder, frontman Paul Banks looks back on their entire career

39 min
Jul 17, 2018
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From Drake to Kacey Musgraves, we evaluate the candidates for the defining song of summer 2018

45 min
Jun 19, 2018
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Inside the new book "Strange Stars," which traces down the weird, fascinating synergy between classic rock and science fiction

38 min
Jun 4, 2018
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How Camilla Cabello went from Fifth Harmony to Near-Instant Solo Stardom

42 min
May 30, 2018
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As Def Leppard hit the road with Journey, frontman Joe Elliott breaks down their greatest hits

45 min
May 23, 2018
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Why has it taken seven years between Snow Patrol albums? Gary Lightbody tells all

38 min
May 14, 2018
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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

39 min
May 8, 2018
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What exactly is "classic rock"? And are we in its last days? Author Steven Hyden weighs in

44 min
May 1, 2018
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Where did Lindsey Buckingham go? As they prep for a new tour, the members of Fleetwood Mac explain it all to Andy Greene

41 min
Apr 23, 2018
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We trace the history of both Beyoncé and Coachella itself, and break down performance highlights, moment by moment

40 min
Apr 17, 2018
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Hitmaking songwriter Desmond Child goes deep into the making of "Livin' On A Prayer," "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and much more

41 min
Apr 9, 2018
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Sam Waymon, Nina Simone's youngest brother, shares intimate memories of his genius sister with host Brian Hiatt

36 min
Apr 3, 2018
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We explore the history behind streaming's conquest of downloads and CDs, and meet rising indie star Sophie Allison, a.k.a. Soccer Mommy

42 min
Mar 26, 2018
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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

39 min
Mar 20, 2018
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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

38 min
Mar 13, 2018
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The untold story of how an Irish genius found the roots to his masterpiece – in Boston

44 min
Mar 6, 2018
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Clarkson talks about returning to TV with "The Voice," her new album, her dramatic clashes with her old label, and more

39 min
Feb 26, 2018
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Casablancas and his bandmates break down their new album – and explain why "repeating the past is boring"

43 min
Feb 20, 2018
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The Pumpkins just announced an arena tour – without bassist D'Arcy Wretzky. We look into what happened.

41 min
Feb 13, 2018
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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.

42 min
Feb 6, 2018
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This year's Grammys ceremony made almost no one happy. We discuss what went wrong, and how it can be saved.

37 min
Jan 30, 2018
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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

41 min
Jan 23, 2018
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Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy join host Brian Hiatt to discuss their great new album, '00s nostalgia and much more

38 min
Jan 16, 2018
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Inside Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey, the copyright battle that set the Internet ablaze – plus, one of Clarence Clemons' final interviews

42 min
Jan 8, 2018
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Host Brian Hiatt talks to Greta Van Fleet, the young Michigan buzz band whose songs sound like unearthed Led Zeppelin tracks

40 min
Jan 2, 2018
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Seger talks to Andy Greene about his recent health scare, his new album and more

37 min
Dec 26, 2017
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Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward and more talk about their Hall of Fame induction

42 min
Dec 19, 2017
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In his first major interview since Walter Becker's death, Fagen talks about their decades-long partnership

37 min
Dec 12, 2017
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We explore the hits and shoulda-been hits of a wild year in music

40 min
Dec 4, 2017
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Inside our list of the year's best albums, from hitmakers like Lorde and Kendrick to discoveries like Open Mike Eagle

47 min
Nov 27, 2017
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An intense 2007 conversation with the late singer about drugs, rock n’ roll and his hopes for the future

34 min
Nov 20, 2017
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Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos and Brian Hiatt go track-by-track on Taylor's just-released new album

49 min
Nov 13, 2017
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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."

41 min
Nov 6, 2017
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Biographer Clinton Heylin, gospel singer Regina McCrary and drummer Jim Keltner on Bob Dylan’s most mysterious era

42 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Former New Order bassist Peter Hook breaks down the final days of Joy Division and the birth of New Order

43 min
Oct 23, 2017
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From a drugged-out Amy Winehouse to a rebellious Kurt Cobain, legendary photographers recall shooting Rolling Stone's most famous images

40 min
Oct 16, 2017
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We break down the hottest show on Broadway – and dive deep into Springsteen's acoustic history

44 min
Oct 10, 2017
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The late star speaks in unheard interview recordings – and biographer Warren Zanes explains his legacy

42 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Before Lou Reed changed rock history, he had to invent himself.

42 min
Sep 25, 2017
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Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to break down Rob's ranked list of every single Taylor Swift song

40 min
Sep 18, 2017
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2017's leading supergroup explains how Rage Against the Machine merged with Public Enemy and Cypress Hill

37 min
Sep 11, 2017
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Inside the complex life and brilliant music of the co-mastermind of one of rock's greatest and most singular bands

43 min
Sep 5, 2017
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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.

49 min
Aug 28, 2017
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The singer shares 69 years worth of rock n' roll wisdom – plus his thoughts on a Van Hagar reunion

34 min
Aug 21, 2017
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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"

39 min
Aug 14, 2017
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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.

42 min
Aug 7, 2017
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Gallagher talks about his new solo LP, the possible future of Oasis and more

45 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Hybrid Theory producer Don Gilmore and Machine Gun Kelly pay tribute to the late singer

39 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Iggy goes deep on the making of his most recent album and the mysteries of his musical future

37 min
Jul 17, 2017
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Semisonic's Dan Wilson explains how to write hits for Adele, Taylor and the Dixie Chicks

39 min
Jul 10, 2017
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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

34 min
Jul 3, 2017
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Former Van Halen manager Noel Monk tells all about his wild ride with the band in their prime

39 min
Jun 26, 2017
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Judas Priest's Rob Halford helps us discuss Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest metal albums ever

40 min
Jun 19, 2017
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From Kendrick Lamar to Father John Misty to Lorde, we break down this year's must-listen albums

41 min
Jun 12, 2017
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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

36 min
Jun 5, 2017
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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

34 min
May 31, 2017
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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

42 min
May 22, 2017
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We remember the late Chris Cornell, and play audio from his revealing Rolling Stone interviews with Kory Grow and Andy Greene.

39 min
May 15, 2017
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Rob Sheffield, author of the new book Dreaming the Beatles, explains why the Fab Four will be relevant forever

53 min
May 10, 2017
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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.

43 min
May 1, 2017
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Sheryl Crow guides us through the winding road of her career, and explains why she thinks grunge killed rock n' roll

46 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Crowe, the Rolling Stone legend turned filmmaker, talks about hanging with Harry, the art of the profile, Prince and his showbiz future

44 min
Apr 17, 2017
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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.

38 min
Apr 10, 2017
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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.

49 min
Apr 4, 2017
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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.

41 min
Mar 27, 2017
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How Chuck Berry helped invent rock n' roll, and changed America forever

48 min
Mar 20, 2017
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The Flaming Lips frontman goes deep on his musical and personal evolution over a 30-year-plus rock career

43 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran 's new Rolling Stone cover story – and inside the critical debate over his music.

41 min
Mar 7, 2017
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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?

44 min
Feb 27, 2017
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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

47 min
Feb 21, 2017
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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

44 min
Feb 13, 2017
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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
Feb 7, 2017
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The makers of the Grammys preview this year's shows, and delve into controversies and triumphs of past years

44 min
Jan 31, 2017
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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
Jan 23, 2017
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Why is U2 replanting the Joshua Tree? The Edge explains, and looks forward to the band's next album and more

45 min
Jan 17, 2017
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Jake Clemons talks about replacing Clarence, working with Bruce Springsteen, and making his first solo album, Fear & Love

44 min
Jan 9, 2017
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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

46 min
Jan 2, 2017
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Petty goes deep on his next tour with the Heartbreakers, his recording plans and much more in an interview with senior writer Andy Greene

48 min
Dec 26, 2016
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From hanging with Axl to waking up during surgery, the former Skid Row singer shares some of the wildest tales from his new book.

45 min
Dec 19, 2016
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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
Dec 12, 2016
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The rock legend explains his spontaneous approach to his new album, Peace Trail, reveals his complex thoughts about Trump, and more

44 min
Dec 5, 2016
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2016's greatest albums: From Beyoncé to Paul Simon to Green Day, we debate Rolling Stone's new list

46 min
Nov 28, 2016
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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
Nov 28, 2016
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Alicia Keys reveals the inspirations behind her gritty new album, Here. Plus: We discuss the “Hamilton”/Pence incident and Kanye West’s health situation

45 min
Nov 21, 2016
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An in-depth conversation with the Rolling Stones about returning to the blues, the state of rock, their renewed partnership and more.

41 min
Nov 14, 2016
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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?

44 min
Nov 7, 2016
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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.

43 min
Oct 31, 2016
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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

45 min
Oct 24, 2016
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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.

21 min
Oct 17, 2016
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Nathan Brackett, Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene weigh in on Dylan's surprise triumph.

36 min
Oct 11, 2016
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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
Oct 11, 2016
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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.

38 min
Oct 3, 2016
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“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

33 min
Sep 26, 2016
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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

27 min
Sep 19, 2016
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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.

31 min
Sep 12, 2016
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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

25 min
Sep 6, 2016
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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

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