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50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Harry Styles, Roger Waters and more<p>After a side project with activist-punk auteur Ted Leo that …

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The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

The most headbangable records ever, from Metallica's Black Album to Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid'<p>With a crash of thunder, the ringing of ominous church …

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Review: Big Thief's 'Capacity' Is a Raw Folk-Rock Gem

Our take on the second album from the Brooklyn heart surgeons<p>Adrianne Lenker is a romantic folk-rock poet of the first order – see "Watering," which …

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The Hellhound of Boligee

Appearances can be deceiving. To most people, I look like nothing more than a meek college professor, with my spectacles and teetering Babel of books …

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Features | Anniversary | Spiritualized: From Serene Restraint To Deranged Maximalism In Five Years

In the five years from the release of Lazer Guided Melodies in 1992, Spiritualized journeyed to the outer limits with Ladies And Gentlemen We Are …

How Prog-Rock Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock

Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Pink Floyd sold tens of millions of records. A side-long synthesizer epic called “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield stayed in the …

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New Music Friday: 20 releases to hear now

<i>Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From DJ Khaled’s sizzling Rihanna collaboration to Lorde’s pop opus, here are the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got</i> …

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'Mystery Train': Right on Time

Critic Greil Marcus on America through rock & roll, rock & roll through America<p>Like the best rock & roll music, Greil Marcus's <i>Mystery Train</i> is flashy …

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Bob Seger Comes to Spotify: Here Are 5 Classics You Can Stream at Long Last

After years of waiting, fans are finally able to hear Bob Seger‘s music on digital streaming platforms.<p>Previously, the only songs you could stream by …

Garren Sean takes us higher with "Lift Off"

Garren Sean is a bay area native (just like the best of us) and is here to bring us some groovy tunes. Garren recently released an animated video …

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Dragon Worlds - Wins for Portugal and Switzerland

<b>Andy Beadsworth sailing with Ali Tezdiker and Simon Fry keeps the lead of the Dragon World Championship in Cascais, Portugal.</b><p><b>After two more races on</b> …

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John Mellencamp Explores His American Roots With Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

John Mellencamp has never been known to pull his punches. “I saw through the music business very early, with the ‘Johnny Cougar’ thing,” he says, …

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Newswire: Andrew W.K. to take his party on the road with first full-band tour in 5 years

According to <i>Pitchfork</i>, Andrew W.K. has announced his first set of shows with a full band in five years. Last summer, he went on a speaking tour to promote the general concept of partying, hitting all 50 U.S. states along the way, but this tour will be a bit more straightforward. This one, called …

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They Will Rock You

<b>DENVER (KKTV) -</b> Legendary British rock band Queen is about to tour the USA. Based on my own experience as a fan and a frequent ticket holder - here’s …

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100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time

From architects of the genre like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers to game-changers Garth Brooks and Shania Twain<p>When putting together this ranking …

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Still Rolling

Looking through <i>50 Years of Rolling Stone</i>, the new coffee table book out recently from Abrams, one can’t help but think: Wait, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has been …

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Some 90 miles northeast of Memphis, Tennessee, an unsung musical region touched by some of rock & roll’s most influential giants sits both quiet and proud in near isolation among the Ozarks. Here, in northeastern Arkansas, the dusty flatlands of the South give way to ominous, winding climbs that …

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George Martin | Biography & History

George Martin was best known as the producer of most of the Beatles' recordings from 1962 through 1969. His actual credits were diverse, encompassing …

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Why Anita Pallenberg, Rolling Stones Muse, Was Queen of the Underground

"She was a rock & roll legend in herself, a style icon, a crucial part of the Stones' mystique," Sheffield writes of Keith Richards' ex<p>Let's raise a …

Witch Hunts, Resurgence and Defiance: Heavy Metal In The Middle East

Twenty years on from the arrests of 100 Egyptian metal fans, across a series of interviews across the Middle East Patrick Clarke speaks to metal …

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The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years

From Led Zeppelin's U.S. debut to Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' spectacle, and beyond<p>By , , , , , , , ,<p>The list below was born out of …

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The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years

From Led Zeppelin's U.S. debut to Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' spectacle, and beyond<p>Mick Jagger has a clear memory of being onstage in …

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The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years

From Led Zeppelin's U.S. debut to Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' spectacle, and beyond<p>"I wanted the music to look like it sounded," said …

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The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years

From Led Zeppelin's U.S. debut to Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' spectacle, and beyond<p>Like so much of Janis Joplin's career, the tour to …

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Jason Isbell: The Youngest Old Man in Country

On the third floor of  Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, across the hall from a replica of  Taylor Swift's tour bus, the …

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Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” Is the Perfect Song to End Any Movie: The Graduate, Psycho, Easy Rider & 50+ Other Films

It’s hard to conceive of director Stanley Kubrick choosing a more perfect song for <i>Dr. Strangelove’s</i> final mushroom cloud montage than Vera Lynn’s …

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Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman

Deadpan humor and old-school gallantry made actor, who died at 88, the best of the bunch<p>What's this? Could this be the end for Batman? Rest in peace, …

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Features | A Quietus Interview | Over The Rainbow: Ritchie Blackmore Interviewed By Michael Hann

Ritchie Blackmore speaks to Michael Hann about the inspirational nature of Tommy Steele, playing badly on purpose and why he prefers the sackbut, the …

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Review: Chuck Berry 'Chuck'

The true king bids adieu with effortless wit, riffs and wisdom.

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Radiohead Are Not Thrilled About Their Imminent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction: “I’d Rather Be Sitting At Home”

The interview that keeps on giving… <i>Rolling Stone</i> recently talked to Radiohead for a cover story about <i>OK Computer</i>’s 20th anniversary, and they keep on …

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