Podcast

Rolling Stone Music Now

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.

Episodes

  • Drake, Beyoncé, and the Dance-Music Vibe Shift. Plus: Paul McCartney at 80

    Jun 23 2022

    Drake and Beyoncé's house-influenced new releases want to make you dance; Jeff Ihaza and Mankaprr Conteh join host Brian Hiatt to discuss. Plus: Rob Sheffield on Paul McCartney at 80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kate Bush's "Stranger Things" Moment – and the Confessions of Megan Thee Stallion

    Jun 17 2022

    We explore how "Stranger Things" revived Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," with Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt – and go inside the reporting of Megan Thee Stallion's new Rolling Stone cover story and preview her new album with Mankaprr Conteh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Steve Jones on the Sex Pistols' Real Story

    Jun 09 2022

    From his relationship with Chrissie Hynde to the truth about Sid Vicious, Steve Jones tells all about his time in the Sex Pistols Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the World of Blackpink

    Jun 02 2022

    We go inside the reporting of Rolling Stone's new cover stories on the world's biggest girl group, with reporter Haeryun Kang joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Harry Styles' "Harry's House": The Ultimate Breakdown

    May 27 2022

    We go track by track through Harry Styles' new album, "Harry's House," with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Triumphs and Controversies of Kendrick Lamar's Return

    May 19 2022

    Kendrick Lamar is tearing apart his own image – and everyone's confused. Marcus J. Moore, author of the definitive biography The Butterfly Effect, joins host Brian Hiatt to break down the long-awaited Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Ben Fong-Torres on Backstage Secrets of the 1970s

    May 12 2022

    Writer Ben-Fong Torres, star of the new Netflix documentary 'Like A Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben-Fong Torres,' looks back at his groundbreaking Rolling Stone work – including interviews with Ray Charles, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison – in conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sheryl Crow Tells All

    May 05 2022

    Sheryl Crow, the subject of the new documentary Sheryl, looks back on her whole career in revealing interviews with host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Notorious B.I.G.: The Untold Story

    Apr 28 2022

    As the Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday approaches, we look back at his life and music, with Justin Tinsley, author of the revelatory new book It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kurt Vile: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Apr 21 2022

    Kurt Vile digs deep in an interview with host Brian Hiatt, discussing his new album Watch My Moves (including his killer version of Bruce Springsteen's "Wages of Sin"), loving Wu-Tang Clan, getting high at a Bob Dylan concert, why he wants Miley Cyrus to cover his songs, drugs, "dad-rock," guitar sounds, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Puerto Rican Rap Superstar Residente on His Campaign to Redefine "America"

    Apr 14 2022

    Residente explains why his new song "This Is Not America" tells U.S. residents to stop calling themselves "Americans" in an interview with Julyssa Lopez. Plus, a look back at his Calle 13 days and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Exclusive: Grammy Producers Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Secrets, Address Criticism and More

    Apr 07 2022

    Grammy executive producers Ben Winston and Raj Kapoor explain how BTS' performance almost didn't happen and other backstage tales, take on various critiques of the show, and explain how the Grammys are going to keep on changing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

    Mar 31 2022

    The late Foo Fighters drummer talks about his brotherhood with Dave Grohl, stage fright, almost quitting the band, and much more in never-before-heard audio of his final in=person Rolling Stone interview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Something in the Way,' 'The Batman,' Prince, and the Wild History of Batmusic

    Mar 24 2022

    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 Batmusic, from the '60s TV theme song to Prince and beyond. David Fear and Erica Thompson join host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones' Future and His Reluctant Solo Career

    Mar 17 2022

    Keith Richards tells host Brian Hiatt about the future of the Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts, making his 1992 solo classic 'Main Offender,' his reaction to Paul McCartney calling the Stones a "blues cover band" and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside A Music Scene Under Fire in Ukraine

    Mar 10 2022

    Homegrown rap, rock and dance music were bigger than ever in Ukraine – and then Russia attacked. Ukrainian musicians tell us about their once-thriving scene, and the realities of life in wartime Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Grunge God's Fall and Rise: The Confessions of Mark Lanegan

    Mar 03 2022

    The late Mark Lanegan, of Screaming Trees and solo fame, tells Kory Grow how Courtney Love saved his life, how he dealt with the losses of his friends Kurt Cobain and Anthony Bourdain, hoe he revived his career after his addiction struggles, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Dr. Dre's Halftime Show Wasn't "Nostalgia" – and Why Drake and Taylor Swift Should Be Next

    Feb 24 2022

    We discuss this year's Super Bowl halftime show, look back at past highs and lows, and make suggestions for the future, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Eminem Before Rakim and Snoop? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Rap Problem – and Other Growing Pains

    Feb 17 2022

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted Little Richard before the Beatles – but may be about to induct Eminem before many hip-hop pioneers, Keith Murphy and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the tricky future of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 330 Hours of Ye: Inside the Kanye West Documentary 'Jeen-Yuhs'

    Feb 09 2022

    Coodie and Chike, the directors of Netflix's Kanye West documentary 'Jeen-Yuhs,' go deep into the making of their revelatory three-part movie in an interview with host Brian Hiatt. Plus: Rolling Stone's David Fear puts the film in historical context Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan Battle

    Feb 03 2022

    How did a 76-year-old rock legend rattle a giant corporation? We look into Neil Young's crusade, with Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt. Plus: a debate over whether CDs deserve a comeback, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Questlove on 'Summer of Soul' Secrets, The Roots' Future, His Sly Stone Documentary

    Jan 27 2022

    Questlove on how 'Summer of Soul' was influenced by Public Enemy, why 'Get Back' is a hip-hop movie, why the Roots have 700 song ideas for their next album, and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Ronnie Spector Broke Free: Her Brave Life and World-Shaking Music

    Jan 19 2022

    Hear unearthed audio of Ronnie Spector on her life with Phil Spector and the birth of the Ronettes, and dive deep into her story, with Andy Greene, Angie Martoccio, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best 2021 Albums You Didn’t Hear

    Jan 13 2022

    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. Host Brian Hiatt is joined by Jeff Ihaza, Joseph Hudak, and Kory Grow for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret History of Steely Dan

    Dec 29 2021

    Donald Fagen on losing Walter Becker, developing Steely Dan’s sound, and much more in an interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best (and Weirdest and Saddest) Holiday Songs

    Dec 22 2021

    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 to Bruce Springsteen – and oddities including Bryan Adams' "Reggae Christmas" and the entire existence of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best Albums of 2021, From Olivia Rodrigo to Rauw Alejandro

    Dec 16 2021

    Inside Rolling Stone’s genre-spanning picks for 2021’s best albums, with Mankaprr Conteh, Julyssa Lopez, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Reinventing Pop with Finneas: Billie Eilish, His Solo Career and More

    Dec 08 2021

    Finneas tells all about co-creating music with his superstar sister, launching his solo career, writing for Justin Bieber and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Endless Beatles Revelations of 'Get Back'

    Dec 02 2021

    Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt break down Peter Jackson's astonishing, eight-hour Beatles documentary 'Get Back.' Plus: inside the new Brian Wilson documentary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Nov 24 2021

    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, in an in-depth conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the Tragedy at Astroworld Festival

    Nov 17 2021

    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 – Ethan Millman, Jeff Ihaza and concert-safety expert Paul Wertheimer join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Taylor Swift's Catalog, Ranked – and A Look at Taylor's Versions

    Nov 10 2021

    We discuss Rob Sheffield's revamped, ranked list of Taylor Swift's songs, with Rob joining Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt – and discuss the work-intensive Taylor's Versions project Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Snoop Dogg: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Nov 04 2021

    Snoop looks back on the making of his biggest songs with Dr. Dre and Pharrell, previews next year's Super Bowl halftime show, explains how he squashed his beef with Eminem, shares memories of Tupac and Biggie, discusses his new album 'The Algorithm,' and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Wizardry of Young Thug

    Oct 28 2021

    We look at Young Thug's long and wildly innovative path to his new album 'Punk,' with Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Dark Side of Eric Clapton

    Oct 20 2021

    Clapton has become a vocal skeptic of COVID-19 vaccines – and once went on a "full-tilt racist" rant. David Browne, author of Rolling Stone's blockbuster new report on Clapton, joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the untold story of a rock icon. Plus: the English Beat's Dave Wakeling shares memories of Clapton's infamous 1976 stage tantrum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 2)

    Oct 13 2021

    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  to talk about tracks from the Ronettes, Dr. Dre, the Notorious B.I.G., Prince, Chuck Berry and more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Brandi Carlile: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Oct 06 2021

    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 with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 1)

    Sep 29 2021

    We dig into the making of (and reactions to) Rolling Stone’s much-discussed new list, and discuss the top 20, with Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield and Jon Dolan joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rick Ross Teaches You How to "Boss Up"

    Sep 22 2021

    Hip-hop legend Rick Ross, author of the new book 'The Perfect Day to Boss Up," gives life lessons and looks back on his hit-making career so far in an interview with Jeff Ihaza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kanye vs. Drake: ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’

    Sep 15 2021

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best of RSMN: The Holland Brothers on Writing Motown Classics

    Sep 08 2021

    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 with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Tribute to Charlie Watts

    Sep 01 2021

    We look back on the life and music of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with Rob Sheffield and Hank Shteamer joining host Brian Hiatt; plus, Max Weinberg and the Black Keys' Patrick Carney weigh in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Who's Next' (and 'Led Zeppelin IV') at 50 - Looking Back at Peak Classic Rock

    Aug 25 2021

    We look back at two albums that defined classic rock, with Steven Hyden joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Greatest Music Videos Ever Made

    Aug 18 2021

    We break down Rolling Stone's recent list of the 100 greatest music videos, with Mankaprr Conteh, David Fear, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Great Limp Bizkit Debate

    Aug 11 2021

    With a Lollapalooza comeback and a new Woodstock '99 doc, the legacy of Fred Durst's band is a weirdly hot topic – Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to weigh in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • George Clinton: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Aug 04 2021

    For his 80th birthday, the Parliament-Funkadelic founder looks back on his whole career with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with H.E.R.

    Jul 28 2021

    H.E.R. breaks down her long-awaited new album 'Back of My Mind,' the origins of her guitar virtuosity, the state of R&B, her Oscar and Grammy wins and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Olivia Rodrigo's Teen Spirit

    Jul 21 2021

    Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to dig into the rise of Olivia Rodrigo; plus, Spanos' interview with Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro on the making of "Deja Vu" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lucy Dacus on Making One of 2021's Best Albums

    Jul 14 2021

    The singer-songwriter on the making of her new album 'Home Video,' the art of songwriting, the future of Boygenius, her love for Bruce Springsteen and much more in an interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • BEST OF RSMN: Smokey Robinson: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jul 06 2021

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Year In Hip-Hop (So Far)

    Jun 30 2021

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Many Lives of Sparks

    Jun 22 2021

    Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael, along with Edgar Wright, director of the excellent new documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers,’ join host Brian Hiatt for a career-spanning discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Wolfgang Van Halen on his Debut Album and Growing Up Van Halen

    Jun 15 2021

    Wolfgang Van Halen joins host Brian Hiatt to talk about his early years and the making of his debut album as Mammoth WVH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Unstoppable Rise of BTS

    Jun 09 2021

    In the wake of Rolling Stone's BTS cover-story package, 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bob Dylan at 80: Best Covers of His Songs and More

    Jun 01 2021

    We celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday with Angie Martoccio, David Browne, Andy Greene, and Simon Vozick-Levinson joining host Brian Hiatt for a look at our new list of the greatest Dylan covers and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 10 Years of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

    May 25 2021

    We look back at the making (and meaning) of a pop masterpiece, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt, who was in the studio with Gaga as she finished the album Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From Jay Z to Foo Fighters to Tina Turner, Inside the Rock Hall's 2021 Class

    May 19 2021

    Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield, and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to talk about a diverse class, and we play Greene's interviews with new inductees LL Cool J, the Go Gos, and Carole King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Genesis of Genesis (and the Future of Reunion Tours)

    May 11 2021

    With Genesis embarking on a huge reunion tour, Andy Greene joins host Brian Hiatt for a look at the band’s unique prog-to-pop journey – and a discussion of the prospects for other post-COVID reunions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Mad Genius of Jim Steinman

    May 04 2021

    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, with Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield, and Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Michael Stipe on R.E.M.'s Legacy

    Apr 27 2021

    Stipe looks back on R.E.M.'s career, discusses his solo music, and much more in an interview with Rob Sheffield. Plus: Sheffield and Brian Hiatt reflect on R.E.M.'s history and influence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of DMX

    Apr 21 2021

    We look back at the complex life and brilliant music of the late rapper, with Jeff Ihaza and Simon Vozick-Levinson joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Why Tina Turner Is the Queen of Rock

    Apr 13 2021

    We look back at Tina Turner’s triumphs, tragedies, and one-of-a-kind career, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best of RSMN: The Songwriting Genius of Adam Schlesinger

    Apr 06 2021

    From Fountains of Wayne to "That Thing You Do" and beyond, Alan Sepinwall and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt pay tribute to a great songwriter, gone too soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Neil Young’s Lost Classics

    Mar 31 2021

    We dive into the newly released ‘70s masterpieces of Neil Young’s ‘Archives Volume II,’ with Angie Martoccio, Rob Sheffield, Andy Greene and David Browne joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Were the 2021 Grammys… Good?

    Mar 26 2021

    Mankaprr Conteh, Brittany Spanos, and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt for a look at the great performances and problematic moments of the 2021 Grammys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret History of Hair Metal (But Don't Call It That)

    Mar 17 2021

    Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, authors of 'Nöthin' But a Good Time,' a new oral history of '80s hard rock, share untold tales of one of music's wildest eras Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Black Crowes Look Back at ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’

    Mar 10 2021

    Chris and Rich Robinson look back at the birth of the Black Crowes, the making of their debut, and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Two Robots and A Dream: A Farewell to Daft Punk

    Mar 03 2021

    We look back at how French dance duo Daft Punk changed music forever, with Jonah Weiner, who wrote their Rolling Stone cover story, joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best of RSMN: The Genius of Nina Simone

    Feb 24 2021

    Nina Simone's brother, Sam Waymon, shares intimate memories of his genius sister with host Brian Hiatt and David Browne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Look Back

    Feb 17 2021

    The legendary producers and songwriters share stories behind their greatest hits for Janet Jackson and more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Women Who Helped Create Hip-Hop

    Feb 10 2021

    Clover Hope, author of the great new book 'The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop,' shares stories from the early years of women in hip-hop with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" and the Greatest Debut Singles Ever

    Feb 02 2021

    We discuss the song that's instantly taken over 2021, and look back at other world-shaking debuts, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Year in Review: Hip-Hop in 2020

    Jan 27 2021

    From the loss of Pop Smoke to the reign of Megan Thee Stallion, we look back at the many stories of the last year in hip-hop – and look ahead to this year – with Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Albums of 2020

    Jan 20 2021

    From Bad Bunny to the Weeknd, from Bob Dylan to Ariana Grande, we dig into last year’s best, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield, and Simon Vozick-Levinson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Diane Warren: My Life in Songs

    Jan 12 2021

    The legendary songwriter, who's releasing her debut album later this year, shares stories from songs spanning her entire career, from "Rhythm of the Night" to "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing," with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • BEST OF RSMN: Justin Townes Earle: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jan 05 2021

    In 2019, a year before Earle's passing, the singer-songwriter sat down for an intimate interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Taylor Swift's 'Evermore': The Ultimate Breakdown

    Dec 22 2020

    We examine Taylor Swift's latest surprise album, track by track, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Songs of 2020

    Dec 16 2020

    From the Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" to Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love," we look back at the year in songs, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Musicians on Musicians! Lil' Wayne/Lil' Baby; Lars Ulrich/Phoebe Bridgers; Brittany Howard/Margo Price

    Dec 08 2020

    From Rolling Stone's annual Musicians on Musicians package, we feature revealing conversations between Lil' Wayne and Lil' Baby; Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Phoebe Bridgers; and Brittany Howard and Margo Price Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best of RSMN: Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Tell All

    Dec 03 2020

    Debbie Harry and Chris Stein discuss the origins of Blondie and more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Smokey Robinson: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Nov 24 2020

    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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From "YMCA" to "Fortunate Son," Inside The Trump Era's Weird Musical Battles

    Nov 17 2020

    Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to discuss cultural battles over music over the last four years, plus the best and worst protest songs, the future of music under Biden, and more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the Reinvention of the Music Business

    Nov 10 2020

    From TikTok to Fortnite to Twitch and beyond, we discuss how the music business is radically transforming in 2020. Amy X. Wang, Samantha Hissong, and Ethan Millman join host Brian Hiatt for a look at the innovators on Rolling Stone’s Future 25 list.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Making of Kendrick Lamar

    Nov 03 2020

    Marcus J. Moore, author of The Butterfly Effect, a new book on Kendrick Lamar, takes host Brian Hiatt through the life and times of one of the 21st century's most important artists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Mariah Carey Book Club! Inside the Year's Best Music Memoir

    Oct 30 2020

    We dig deep into Mariah Carey's revelatory, moving new book, from her childhood traumas to her rise to superstardom, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Phoebe Bridgers: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Oct 23 2020

    Bridgers, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of her generation, talks about her influences, her writing process, why she finds sadness funny, and much more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Eddie Van Halen

    Oct 12 2020

    We pay tribute to the late guitar god, with previously unheard interview audio, a discussion with biographer Greg Renoff, and tributes from Tom Morello, Steve Vai, and Gene Simmons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Kid A' at 20: A Look Back at Radiohead's Masterpiece

    Oct 06 2020

    We dig into the making (and meaning) of Radiohead's 'Kid A,' with Steven Hyden, who has a new book on the album, joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Inside the List

    Sep 29 2020

    We break down what's new on Rolling Stone's rebooted list of the greatest albums ever, with Brittany Spanos, Jon Dolan, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Toots Hibbert

    Sep 22 2020

    Inside the story of the late reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert, with Rolling Stone Editor Jason Fine, who wrote a definitive Hibbert profile, joining host Brian Hiatt. Plus: audio from Fine's interviews with Toots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Melissa Etheridge: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Sep 15 2020

    Etheridge looks back at her entire career in an intimate conversation with host Brian Hiatt, from writing her greatest hits to her time with Bruce Springsteen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Katy Perry and the Future of Pop

    Aug 31 2020

    Katy Perry talks with Brittany Spanos about her new album Smile, her hopes for the rest of her career and more. Plus: We break down Perry’s place in the pop universe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Why Did The Beatles Really Break Up?

    Aug 25 2020

    We preview Peter Jackson's Beatles movie and look back at the most heartbreaking band split ever, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From W.A.S.P. to "WAP" – The Weird History of Moral Panics Over Lyrics

    Aug 18 2020

    We discuss how the conservative freakout over Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new song is just the latest in a long series of lyrical controversies, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From Rage to Audioslave to E Street, Tom Morello Looks Back

    Aug 11 2020

    With his book 'Whatever It Takes' on its way, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist looks back on his life and career, explains how his style developed, and reflects on current events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Taylor Swift's 'Folklore': The Ultimate Breakdown

    Aug 05 2020

    Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to go track-by-track through Swift's surprise release Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Adventures of Bob Dylan in the 21st Century

    Jul 31 2020

    From "Things Have Changed" on, we look at the best of Dylan's 21st-century catalog, with Angie Martoccio, Jon Dolan and Simon Vozick-Levinson joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jimmy Buffett: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jul 21 2020

    The singer/songwriter talks about the early days of his career, the future of concerts, his encounters with Hunter S. Thompson and Bob Dylan and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Birth of 'Hamilton'

    Jul 16 2020

    With the 'Hamilton' film now streaming, we look back at the genesis of the show and more with musical director Alex Lacamoire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Alanis Morissette Looks Back, and Ahead

    Jul 02 2020

    In a revealing conversation with host Brian Hiatt, Morissette talks about her new album, the 'Jagged Little Pill' musical and 25th anniversary, and her whole career  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with John Legend

    Jun 24 2020

    John Legend talks with host Brian Hiatt about his just-released album Bigger Love, why the current wave of Black Lives Matter protests have made him hopeful, life as the sexiest man alive, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Killer Mike

    Jun 16 2020

    Killer Mike talks with Jamil Smith about Run the Jewels' great new album, the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Ice Cube on the Making of ‘F–k tha Police’ and N.W.A’s history

    Jun 09 2020

    In a 2015 interview, Ice Cube looks back on the N.W.A. classic that’s climbing the charts again now – and tells the story of the birth of N.W.A Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Robbie Robertson

    Jun 03 2020

    With the new documentary 'Once Were Brothers' out now, Robertson looks back on the story of the Band, his time with Bob Dylan and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Britney Spears' 'Oops!... I Did It Again' – A 20th Anniversary Celebration

    May 27 2020

    Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to look back at Spears' classic second album. Plus: video director Nigel Dick on his time with Britney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Little Richard

    May 20 2020

    We celebrate the barrier-smashing career and timeless music of a rock n' roll founding father, with Rob Sheffield, David Browne and Patrick Doyle joining host Brian Hiatt. Plus, Steve Van Zandt pays tribute  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Is 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters' Fiona Apple's Best Album?

    May 04 2020

    A journey through the entire catalog of Fiona Apple, one of the most consistent artists of her generation, with Claire Shaffer, Brittany Spanos, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Dua Lipa

    Apr 27 2020

    The pop star on on her great new album 'Future Nostalgia,' whether she's a "female alpha," and much more   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Greatest Concerts We've Ever Seen

    Apr 21 2020

    In a time without live shows, we look back at the highlights of lifetimes of concert-going, with Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield, and Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt (plus special guests Brendan Benson and Brian Fallon) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Remembering John Prine and Bill Withers

    Apr 13 2020

    We play an unheard interview with Bill Withers by Andy Greene and look back on John Prine's singular career, with Patrick Doyle joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Songwriting Genius of Adam Schlesinger

    Apr 07 2020

    From Fountains of Wayne to "That Thing You Do" and beyond, Alan Sepinwall and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt pay tribute to a great songwriter, gone too soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Songs of Comfort, with Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow

    Mar 27 2020

    We discuss songs of solace in our current crisis, with some very special guests – including Taylor Swift – joining host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Cancellations, Chaos: How the Pandemic Halted the Music Biz

    Mar 23 2020

    We go deep on an unprecedented challenge for the music industry in the face of COV-19, with reporters Amy X. Wang, Samantha Hissong and Ethan Millman joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Jason Isbell

    Mar 18 2020

    Isbell, one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, talks about his upcoming album, Reunions, A Star is Born, and his entire career with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Magic of BTS - and the History of Boy Bands

    Mar 11 2020

    We look at the triumph of BTS, and how they fit in with the long history of boy bands, with Jezebel senior writer Maria Sherman (author of an upcoming boy-band history) joining Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Holland Brothers: How We Wrote Motown's Classics

    Mar 05 2020

    Brian and Eddie Holland, who co-wrote Motown hits from "Heat Wave" to "Stop! In the Name of Love" – and authors of a new memoir – share tales from a pop golden age  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best (and Worst) Live Albums of All Time

    Feb 19 2020

    Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the highs and lows of classic live albums. Plus, engineer Bob Pridden shares the story of The Who’s ‘Live at Leeds’ on its 50th anniversary  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sheryl Crow: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Feb 11 2020

    In a revealing conversation with host Brian Hiatt, Sheryl Crow discusses her final album, her early days and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Weird Vibes and Unlikely Triumphs of the 2020 Grammys

    Feb 03 2020

    From Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish to Aerosmith and beyond, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to dig deep into Music's Oddest Night Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From Nine Inch Nails to the Doobies to Biggie: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 Class

    Jan 28 2020

    Trent Reznor talks about Nine Inch Nails' Hall of Fame induction with Andy Greene; plus, Doobie Brothers history with founding member Patrick Simmons and a look at the RRHOF's future with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Neil Peart

    Jan 21 2020

    In 2015 interview audio, Rush's late drummer and lyricist reflects on the pains and pleasures of his work. Plus, Hank Shteamer and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to look back on Peart's legacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Songs of 2019

    Jan 16 2020

    Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt for an in-depth look at 2019's musical highlights Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with the Black Keys

    Jan 08 2020

    Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney sit down with Rolling Stone's Patrick Doyle to discuss their new album and their entire career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Debbie Harry: My Life in Blondie and Beyond

    Dec 26 2019

    Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie discuss their career and Harry's new book with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Juice Wrld

    Dec 18 2019

    In early December, Juice Wrld died not long after his 21st birthday. Brendan Klinkenberg and Simon Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt to look back at the rapper's genre-hopping, too-short career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Billie Eilish, Van Halen, and Musical Generation Gaps

    Dec 11 2019

    Billie Eilish doesn't know Van Halen – which is totally fine. Andy Greene, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to talk about two acts who couldn't be more different, and yet somehow surprisingly similar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rediscovering Janis Joplin

    Nov 27 2019

    Holly George-Warren, author of Janis: Her Life and Music, joins host Brian Hiatt to offer fresh perspective on a rock legend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret History of the Black Crowes

    Nov 19 2019

    Former Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, author of a new memoir, tells host Brian Hiatt the harrowing, occasionally hilarious story of his former band's self-destructive tendencies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Exploring the Rage Against the Machine and My Chemical Romance Reunions

    Nov 12 2019

    Brittany Spanos and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the just-announced reunions of Rage Against the Machine, My Chemical Romance and the Black Crowes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kanye West's Road to 'Jesus is King'

    Nov 06 2019

    Brendan Klinkenberg joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss 'Jesus is King' how Kanye West's musical path headed towards gospel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Making of Bruce Springsteen's 'Western Stars' Movie

    Oct 29 2019

    Longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny, who co-directed 'Western Stars,' joins host Brian Hiatt to go behind the scenes of the acclaimed documentary  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Billy Idol on the Birth of Punk Rock and His Life in Music

    Oct 22 2019

    From hanging with the Sex Pistols at their first gigs to his own roller-coaster career, Billy Idol tells all to host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with the Pixies

    Oct 16 2019

    The Pixies (Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Joey Santiago) sit down with Andy Greene to discuss their new album Beneath the Eyrie and their whole career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

    Oct 09 2019

    Jeff Tweedy joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the making of Wilco's new album, 'Ode to Joy,' and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of the Cars' Ric Ocasek

    Oct 02 2019

     The quirky musical path of the Cars frontman, with host Brian Hiatt and David Browne. Plus: Remembering Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Taylor Swift's "Lover": The Ultimate Album Breakdown

    Sep 25 2019

    In the wake of Rolling Stone's cover story, host Brian Hiatt, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield go track by track on Swift's new album Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Linda Ronstadt

    Sep 17 2019

    Longtime manager Peter Asher joins host Brian Hiatt explains how Ronstadt became a '70s superstar; David Browne and Angie Martoccio tell the rest of her story  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • An Intimate Look at Harry Styles' Life and Music

    Sep 10 2019

    Rob Sheffield, author of Rolling Stone's Harry Styles cover story, joins Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt to give an up-close look at one of the most singular stars in modern music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Spoon Made Their Greatest Hits

    Aug 27 2019

    Spoon's Britt Daniel, Jim Eno and Alex Fischel tell the story of the band and the making of songs on their new best-of compilation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Migos, Lil Baby and Atlanta Hip-Hop Conquered the World

    Aug 21 2019

    With their new compilation album out, Quality Control co-founders Coach K and Pee tell the story of their Atlanta label's underdog triumph, from Migos to Lil Baby to Lil Yachty and beyond Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Woodstock at 50: The Untold Stories

    Aug 13 2019

    Country Joe McDonald and Santana's Michael Carabello join Andy Zax – producer of a comprehensive new box set – and host Brian Hiatt to look back at the original Woodstock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret Origin of Sublime

    Aug 06 2019

    Founding bassist Eric Wilson digs into his early days with Bradley Nowell; plus, Rome Ramirez explains how he helped revive the band Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Was There Anything Good About Woodstock '99?

    Jul 30 2019

    From Limp Bizkit and Korn to Bush and the Chemical Brothers, Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt look back at their messy experiences at a disastrous festival Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Hip-Hop Songs and Albums of 2019 (So Far)

    Jul 23 2019

    Charles Holmes and Brendan Klinkenberg join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the moments defining 2019 hip-hop, from DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion to J. Cole and Lil Nas X Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Songs of 1999

    Jul 16 2019

    Rob Sheffield joins Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt to dip into his list of the 99 best songs of 1999, from Mandy Moore and ODB to the Chemical Brothers and Fiona Apple  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

    Jul 02 2019

    Hear a breakdown of the year’s stand-out albums – Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos and Jon Dolan join host Brian Hiatt to discuss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Duff McKagan: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jun 25 2019

    The Guns N' Roses co-founder discusses reuniting with Axl and Slash, his new solo album, his road to sobriety, the loss of Scott Weiland and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • True Tales of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue

    Jun 18 2019

    Byrds leader Roger McGuinn and Rolling Thunder Revue producer Louie Kemp share memories of the legendary tour and discuss Martin Scorsese's fiction-spiked documentary with host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Justin Townes Earle: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jun 12 2019

    Songwriting secrets, addiction, the glories of Springsteen and much more in a wild conversation between Justin Townes Earle and host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jakob Dylan on His New Laurel Canyon Documentary and the Wallflowers' Hits

    Jun 04 2019

    Jakob Dylan and director Andy Slater discuss 'Echo in the Canyon' documentary and the making of the Wallflowers' hits with host Brian hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Billy Joel

    May 29 2019

    Billy Joel talks with Rolling Stone's Andy Greene about turning 70, quitting songwriting, making The Stranger and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Stephen Malkmus

    May 21 2019

    The former Pavement frontman sits down with host Brian Hiatt to talk about his new album, '90s indie feuds, the possible future of Pavement and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Apple's GarageBand Changed Music

    May 16 2019

    Rolling Stone music business reporter Amy X. Wang joins host Brian Hiatt to break down the story of GarageBand, and the history of home recording Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Zombies: The Rolling Stone Interview

    May 01 2019

    To celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll of Fame, the Zombies' Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone sit down with host Brian Hiatt for a frank, hilarious discussion of their entire career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are reshaping music

    Apr 23 2019

    We take a deep look at two of 2019's biggest new stars – Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X. Rob Sheffield, Charles Holmes and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 50 Greatest Grunge Albums of All Time

    Apr 15 2019

    From L7 to Pearl Jam, inside Rolling Stone's list of the best grunge albums ever. Suzy Exposito, Angie Martoccio and Kory Grow join host Brian Hiatt to discuss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Hear Untold Tales of Bruce Springsteen and CSNY

    Apr 09 2019

    Host Brian Hiatt and David Browne tell stories from their acclaimed new books on the songs of Bruce Springsteen and the roller-coaster career of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (with assistance from Andy Greene) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Can Hollywood Save Rock? Inside the Biopic Boom

    Apr 04 2019

    Rock lives – but mostly at the movies. Andy Greene joins Brian Hiatt to discuss 'The Dirt,' 'Rocket Man,' and all the rock movies to come: Why is Hollywood investing so deeply in rock, and what does it bode for the future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rob Thomas: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Mar 31 2019

    Rob Thomas breaks down his new solo LP, the making of "Smooth," the glories of weed and much more in a career-spanning interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Was Lil Peep Destined to Be The Next Kurt Cobain?

    Mar 20 2019

    Inside the short life, promising career and tragic death of Lil Peep, who could've been the voice of a generation, with David Peisner, Christian Hoard and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Green River and the Birth of Grunge

    Mar 13 2019

    Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mark Arm go deep on the story of Seattle's Green River with Kory Grow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Many Lives of Weezer

    Mar 07 2019

    The weird story of how Weezer became rock’s most unkillable band, as told by Steven Hyden and Andy Greene, with host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of the Monkees’ Peter Tork

    Feb 25 2019

    We play unheard interviews with the late Peter Tork – while Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to make the case for the Monkees’ greatness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Grammys

    Feb 18 2019

    Did the Grammys pull off a course correction this year? Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos break the show down with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret History of "Walk This Way"

    Feb 12 2019

    How Run-DMC and Aerosmith changed music: Geoff Edgers, author of a new book on the song's history, and producer Jack Douglas join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best and Worst Super Bowl Performances of All Time

    Feb 10 2019

    From the glories of Prince, Beyonce and Bruce to the Who's flop, we praise and roast the whole history of Super Bowl performances – with Rob Sheffield, David Browne, Andy Greene and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Gary Clark Jr.: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jan 31 2019

    The guitar hero breaks down his whole career and his bold new album, This Land, in a definitive interview with Patrick Doyle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Fyre Festival and the Long, Wild History of Disastrous Music Fests

    Jan 28 2019

    From Fyre Festival to Altamont to Woodstock '99, we examine some of the most disastrous music fests of all time – and look forward to the 50th Woodstock anniversary – panelists Brittany Spanos, David Browne, Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Pete Townshend on the Past and Future of the Who

    Jan 22 2019

    Andy Greene sits down with Pete Townshend in his London home to discuss the Who's orchestral tour, surprise new album, why they can't play 'Tommy' anymore and many other topics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Albums of 2018

    Jan 14 2019

    Inside our list of the year's best albums, from Nicki Minaj to Paul McCartney.  Brittany Spanos, Brendan Klinkenberg, Rob Sheffield and Simon Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt to break it all down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Life Lessons from Rod Stewart

    Dec 27 2018

    Rod Stewart shares some wisdom, musical and otherwise, in a career-spanning interview with Andy Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Will Radiohead Show Up? And Other Pressing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of '19 Questions

    Dec 17 2018

    Andy Greene and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Joel Peresman join host Brian Hiatt for a deep dive into one of the strongest Rock Hall of Fame classes in years. Plus: interviews with the Zombies' Colin Blunstone and former Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2018: The Year in Pop

    Dec 10 2018

    From Ariana Grande’s chart domination to Taylor Swift’s monster tour and much more, a deep look at a weird year in pop with Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2018: The Year in Hip-Hop

    Dec 04 2018

    Inside the artists and trends that defined the year’s dominant genre, with Brendan Klinkenberg, Charles Holmes and host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Elvis Costello: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Nov 26 2018

    Costello sits down with host Brian Hiatt for a career-spanning chat, from his debut album to his just-released latest with the Imposters, Look Now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rediscovering the Beatles' 'White Album'

    Nov 20 2018

    Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to dig into the highs and lows of the Beatles' massive new 'White Album' reissue Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 98 Best Songs of 1998

    Nov 12 2018

    From Harvey Danger to Fatboy Slim to Aaliyah, Rob Sheffield breaks down his list of 1998's greatest with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Bohemian Rhapsody' – and Why Even Flawed Music Biopics Rule

    Nov 06 2018

    We (lovingly) roast Queen's smash-hit biopic, and break down its factual inaccuracies – host Brian Hiatt is joined by Brittany Spanos, David Fear and Andy Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Making of Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde'

    Oct 30 2018

    How Dylan went to Nashville to make one of the greatest albums ever – Daryl Sanders, author of a new book on the album, and guitarist Wayne Moss join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Johnny Marr: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Oct 23 2018

    From the Smiths' break-up to his excellent new solo album and everything in between, Marr sits down for a career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • What's Up With Kanye's MAGA Adventure?

    Oct 15 2018

    Taylor Swift made an eloquent political statement; Kanye West says his red hat gives him superpowers. We dig deep into Kanye's Oval Office visit, as well as Taylor's own political move, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Tessa Stuart, Brittany Spanos and Simon Vozick-Levinson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • "A Star Is Born": Inside Lady Gaga's Triumph

    Oct 10 2018

    Brittany Spanos and David Fear join host Brian Hiatt for an obsessive discussion of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's instant classic (is it anti-pop?)  – and the long, campy lineage of "A Star Is Born" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Phil Collins on the Weirdest Moments of His Career – and His New Tour

    Oct 02 2018

    Collins talks to Andy Greene about playing with Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and more, and previews his U.S. tour Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Paul Stanley Explains Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell

    Sep 24 2018

    The Starchild himself joins host Brian Hiatt to break down Kiss' impending retirement, his relationship with Gene Simmons and much more; plus, Andy Greene takes on the larger trend of rockers leaving the road Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Mac Miller

    Sep 18 2018

    We look back at the far-too-short career of Mac Miller, who died at the age of 26 on September 7th, with Brendan Klinkenberg and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt, who also plays some of his 2016 interview with the rapper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Britney's "...Baby One More Time" At 20!

    Sep 11 2018

    Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt go deep on how a teenage Britney Spears changed the face of pop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Ice Cube on the Secret History of N.W.A.

    Aug 28 2018

    In a revealing 2015 interview with host Brian Hiatt, Ice Cube dug into the earliest days of N.W.A. – and gangsta rap itself – while also explaining exactly why he left the group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Aretha Franklin (Plus, Aretha on Her Favorite Songs)

    Aug 20 2018

    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 emotional 2014 interview with her, where Franklin goes through decades of her favorite music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

    Aug 14 2018

    The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Amerie join host Brian Hiatt (along with Brittany Spanos and Simon Vozick-Levinson) to talk about “Tighten Up” and “1 Thing” – their entries on Rolling Stone’s list of the 21st century’s best songs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Roger Daltrey on the Legend of the Who

    Aug 06 2018

    The Who's frontman talks with Andy Greene – plus, Andy joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the band's legacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

    Jul 30 2018

    Soon after the MC5 changed rock forever, guitarist Wayne Kramer was in prison. Kramer, author of a new autobiography, joins host Brian Hiatt to look back on one of rock's wildest lives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Interpol frontman Paul Banks: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jul 24 2018

    As Interpol prepare to release their strong new album, Marauder, frontman Paul Banks joins host Brian Hiatt for a look back on their entire career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • What is 2018’s Song of the Summer?

    Jul 17 2018

    From Drake to Kacey Musgraves, we evaluate the candidates for the defining song of summer 2018. Rolling Stone’s Sarah Grant, Brendan Klinkenberg and Simon-Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt to discuss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Paul Simon

    Jul 02 2018

    From battles with Art Garfunkel to the Graceland controversies, Paul Simon's biographer, Robert Hilburn, takes host Brian Hiatt inside the surprisingly dramatic artistic journey of a great American singer/songwriter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside 2018's Best Albums, So Far

    Jun 26 2018

    Take a guided tour of Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2018, so far, with staffers Sarah Grant, Simon Vozick-Levinson and Chris Weingarten, plus host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bowie, "2001" and The Secret History of Sci-Fi Rock

    Jun 19 2018

    Author Jason Heller breaks down his the new book "Strange Stars," which traces the weird, fascinating synergy between classic rock and science fiction, with host Brian Hiat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Drake vs. Pusha-T and The Greatest Hip-Hop Beefs of All Time

    Jun 12 2018

    Brendan Klinkenberg, Simon Vozick-Levinson, Chris Weingarten and host Brian Hiatt break down the Drake vs. Pusha-T battle , and trace the rich history of rap beefs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Camilla Cabello Conquered Pop

    Jun 04 2018

    Brittany Spanos, Joe Levy and Alex Morris – who wrote Rolling Stone's new Camilla Cabello cover story – join host Brian Hiatt to go deep on the pop star's rise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Secrets of Def Leppard's Hits

    May 30 2018

    As Def Leppard hit the road with Journey, frontman Joe Elliott breaks down the making of their greatest hits, their unlikely hip-hop influences, working with a young Taylor Swift and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Confessions of A Frontman: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody on His Hard-Fought Return

    May 22 2018

    Why did it take seven years between Snow Patrol albums? Frontman Gary Lightbody tells host Brian Hiatt about overcoming depression and a drinking problem to make some of his best music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Questlove's Secrets of Musical Creation

    May 14 2018

    The Roots' Questlove, author of the new book Creative Quest, breaks down a dazzling list of musical influences, from Michael Jackson to Meg White, in a wide-ranging interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Long Life and Slow Death of "Classic Rock"

    May 08 2018

    What exactly is "classic rock"? And are we in its last days? Steven Hyden, author of "Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock," weighs in on the legends of the Doors, Led Zeppelin and more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Conversation with Fleetwood Mac

    May 01 2018

    Where did Lindsey Buckingham go? As they prep for a new tour, the members of Fleetwood Mac (including new additions Mike Campbell and Neil Finn) explain it all to Andy Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Beyoncé at Coachella: The Ultimate Play-by-Play

    Apr 23 2018

    Suzy Exposito, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to analyze the highlights of Beychella Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Kiss: Desmond Child Tells the Stories Behind the Hits

    Apr 17 2018

    As Bon Jovi enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, legendary songwriter Desmond Child tells host Brian Hiatt about co-writing their hits – plus tales of Aerosmith, Kiss, Ricky Martin and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Genius of Nina Simone, Remembered by Her Brother

    Apr 09 2018

    As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prepares to induct Nina Simone, her brother Sam Waymon joins host Brian Hiatt and David Browne to share intimate memories of his genius sister Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Death of Downloads and CDs; Artist to Watch: Soccer Mommy

    Apr 03 2018

    Steve Knopper joins host Brian Hiatt to trace streaming's conquest of music sales back to Napster; Sophie Allison of Soccer Mommy explains the influences behind her great new album Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls: The Rolling Stone Q+A

    Mar 26 2018

    The bassist for England's loudest band sits down with host Brian Hiatt to discuss exploding drummers, his new solo LP, Spinal Tap's break-up, Brexit, Satan's toupee, erectile dysfunction and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Craig Mack's Life and Career – and Jack White's new LP

    Mar 20 2018

    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. Host Brian Hiatt, who wrote the White story, is joined by Christian Hoard, Chris Weingarten and Jon Dolan to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Making of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks – and 1968's Secret History

    Mar 13 2018

    Author Ryan H. Walsh discusses his new book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, with host Brian Hiatt – and musician John Payne shares stories from the making of the LP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kelly Clarkson: The Rolling Stone Q+A

    Mar 07 2018

    Clarkson joins host Brian Hiatt to talk about returning to TV with The Voice, her new album, her dramatic clashes with her old label, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Julian Casablancas on his Voidz reinvention, the Strokes and the Looming Apocalypse

    Feb 26 2018

    Casablancas and his Voidz bandmates Beardo and Jake Bercovici join host Brian Hiatt for a deep conversation on their new album, the disappointments of modern pop, the dark state of the world and much more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Is the Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Really a Reunion?

    Feb 21 2018

    The Pumpkins just announced a major reunion tour – without bassist D'Arcy Wretzky. Host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene dig into how we got here, and whether fans will buy three-quarters of the classic line-up – while also going through the band's entire fraught history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Why is Everyone Picking on Justin Timberlake?

    Feb 13 2018

    Timberlake just scored a number-one album in the face of a huge backlash. Host Brian Hiatt goes deep with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield on how Justin went from beloved pop icon to online punching bag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Can the Grammys Be Saved?

    Feb 06 2018

    This year's Grammys ceremony made almost no one happy. Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to discuss its ups (Kesha, Kendrick) and downs (no Lorde performance?), the awards' oft-bizarre history (Natalie Cole!), and its possible future.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Dolores O'Riordan

    Jan 30 2018

    Legendary video director Sam Bayer and Rolling Stone reporter David Browne join host Brian Hiatt to dive into the late star's story – and the making of the "Zombie" video. Plus, Bayer talks two of his other '90s classics: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "No Rain" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Franz Ferdinand: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jan 23 2018

    Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy join host Brian Hiatt to go deep on their new album, Always Ascending. They also look back at their classic debut LP, review the new Justin Timberlake song and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lana Del Rey vs. Radiohead (plus: one of Clarence Clemons' last interviews)

    Jan 16 2018

    Brittany Spanos and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to break down the history behind the Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey battle; plus, to celebrate what would've been Clarence Clemons' 76th birthday, we play one of his final conversations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Can Greta Van Fleet Save Classic Rock?

    Jan 08 2018

    Host Brian Hiatt talks to Greta Van Fleet, the young Michigan buzz band who make songs that sound like unearthed Led Zeppelin outtakes. Plus: rock critic Steven Hyden explains why the band might have a shot at mainstream success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bob Seger: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jan 02 2018

    Seger talks to Andy Greene about his recent health scare, his new album, his rock n' roll legacy and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • What's Next for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    Dec 26 2017

    Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward and more talk about their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with Andy Greene, while Greene and host Brian Hiatt discuss the future of the institution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Steely Dan's Donald Fagen: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Dec 19 2017

    In his first major interview since Walter Becker's death, Fagen talks about their decades-long partnership, Becker's final years and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Songs of 2017

    Dec 12 2017

    Exploring the hits and shoulda-been hits of 2017 with Rob Sheffield, Sarah Grant, Chris Weingarten, Jon Dolan and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 50 Best Albums of 2017

    Dec 04 2017

    Inside our list of the year's best albums, from hitmakers like Lorde and Kendrick to discoveries like Open Mike Eagle. Brittany Spanos and Jon Dolan break down the list – and the year's music trends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Scott Weiland: The Lost Interview

    Nov 27 2017

    An intense, never-before-heard 2007 conversation between the late singer and host Brian Hiatt about drugs, rock n’ roll and Weiland’s hopes for the future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Taylor Swift's "Reputation": The Ultimate Breakdown

    Nov 20 2017

    Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to go track-by-track on Taylor's just-released new album Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bowie's Last Years – and Nile Rodgers on Making "Let's Dance"

    Nov 14 2017

    As a new Bowie documentary looms, host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene look at the star's insanely productive final years – an in-depth chat with Nile Rodgers on making 1983's "Let's Dance." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Mystery of Dylan’s Gospel Years

    Nov 06 2017

    Biographer Clinton Heylin, gospel singer Regina McCrary and drummer Jim Keltner join host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene to weigh in on Bob Dylan’s most mysterious era, as he releases the box set Trouble No More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Untold Story of New Order and Joy Division

    Oct 30 2017

    Former New Order bassist Peter Hook (author of the new book Substance: Inside New Order) breaks down how Joy Division turned into New Order, remembers Ian Curtis, and much, much more in a hilarious, deep, career-spanning interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kurt, Janis, Amy: The Stories Behind the Photos

    Oct 23 2017

    Three legendary photographers – Baron Wolman, Mark Seliger and Max Vadukul – join Rolling Stone's creative director, Jodi Peckman, and host Brian Hiatt to share tales of creating some of the magazine's most famous images, from a drugged-out Amy Winehouse to a playfully rebellious Kurt Cobain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside Springsteen on Broadway

    Oct 16 2017

    Breaking down the hottest show on Broadway with host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene, who also explore Springsteen's extensive history as an solo acoustic performer and storyteller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tom Petty: His Life and Music

    Oct 10 2017

    The late star speaks in unheard interview recordings – plus, Mike Campbell recalls the early days of the Heartbreakers and biographer Warren Zanes joins host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene to recall his time with Petty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret Lives of Lou Reed

    Oct 03 2017

    Before Lou Reed changed rock history, he had to invent himself.  Anthony DeCurtis, author of "Lou Reed: A Life," joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the life, music and decadent times of one of rock's most essential artists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Case For Taylor Swift – And Every One of Her Songs, Ranked

    Sep 25 2017

    Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to break down Rob's ranked list of every single Taylor Swift song Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Prophets of Rage: RATM + Public Enemy + Cypress Hill

    Sep 18 2017

    The supergroup explains to host Brian Hiatt how Rage Against the Machine merged with Public Enemy (Chuck D and DJ Lord) and Cypress Hill (B-Real) – and became a real band along the way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Genius of Steely Dan's Walter Becker

    Sep 11 2017

    Inside the complex life and brilliant music of the co-mastermind of one of rock's greatest and most singular bands.  Longtime Steely Dan collaborator Eliot Scheiner calls in to discuss his time with Becker (and reveal the secret origin of "Haitian Divorce"); Hank Shteamer, David Browne and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to break down Becker's story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Alice Cooper: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Sep 05 2017

    In a deep, hilarious, career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt, 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sammy Hagar's Life Lessons

    Aug 28 2017

    The singer shares 69 years worth of rock n' roll wisdom with Andy Greene  – plus his thoughts on a reunion with Van Halen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The National Break Down Their Great New Album

    Aug 21 2017

    The National's Matt Berninger and Bryan Devendorf join host Brian Hiatt to go deep on the making of their new album, Sleep Well Beast. They explain how weed, Donald Trump, Karl Rove inspired some of the songs, and  why "rock n' roll in general is on its way out." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Story of the Strokes – and NYC Rock's Most Decadent '00s Moments

    Aug 14 2017

    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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Liam Gallagher: Confessions of a Frontman

    Aug 07 2017

    The former Oasis singer joins host Brian Hiatt to talk about his new solo LP, his relationship with Noel, the possible future of his band and much more. Plus: Andy Greene gives the odds on rock reunions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

    Jul 31 2017

    Hybrid Theory producer Don Gilmore and Machine Gun Kelly pay tribute to the late singer, and Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos and Kory Grow join host Brian Hiatt in the studio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Iggy Pop: Why I'm Done With Rock Albums

    Jul 24 2017

    Iggy tells Rolling Stone's Kory Grow about making the new documentary American Valhalla, his album Post-Pop Depression and the mysteries of his musical future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic: Dan Wilson on a songwriting life

    Jul 17 2017

    Semisonic's Dan Wilson spills secrets of writing hits for Adele, Taylor and the Dixie Chicks – and explains how he got there from "Closing Time" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Radiohead: The Making of OK Computer

    Jul 10 2017

    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: Rolling Stone's Andy Greene joins host Brian Hiatt to talk about his cover-story interviews with the band   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Wildest Van Halen Stories Ever Told

    Jul 03 2017

    From throwing guacamole at Steve Perry to dissing Michael Anthony, former Van Halen manager Noel Monk (author of the new tell-all Runnin' With the Devil) tells host Brian Hiatt about some of the band's most outrageous (alleged) behavior  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Greatest Metal Albums of All Time, with Rob Halford

    Jun 27 2017

    Judas Priest's Rob Halford joins Kory Grow, Hank Shteamer and host Brian Hiatt to discuss Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

    Jun 19 2017

    From Kendrick Lamar to Father John Misty to Lorde, host Brian Hiatt is joined by Jon Dolan, Brittany Spanos and Will Hermes to  break down this year's must-listen albums Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Dan Auerbach on His New Solo LP and the Black Keys' Future (Plus: Remembering Gregg Allman)

    Jun 13 2017

    Dan Auerbach breaks down his wildly different new album, Waiting On A Song, looks back at The Big Come Up's 15th anniversary and more.  Plus, Rolling Stone's Mark Binelli remembers his time with Gregg Allman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • "Sgt. Peppers" at 50! (With an all-star panel: David Crosby, Micky Dolenz and Rick Nielsen)

    Jun 06 2017

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, David Crosby and the Monkees' Micky Dolenz (who both visited the Beatles during sessions for the LP), along with Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, join host Brian Hiatt and Rolling Stone's Andy Greene and Rob Sheffield to go deep on the album that changed the world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Steve Van Zandt Tells All

    May 31 2017

    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 with Andy Greene and host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Chris Cornell

    May 22 2017

    We remember the late Chris Cornell, and play audio from Cornell's in-depth, revealing Rolling Stone interviews with Kory Grow and Andy Greene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Secret History of the Beatles, with Rob Sheffield

    May 15 2017

    Rob Sheffield, author of the new book Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World, joins host Brian Hiatt and Brittany Spanos to explain why the Fab Four will be relevant forever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • John Lennon: Hear Jann Wenner's Legendary 1970 Interview

    May 10 2017

    In December 1970, Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner sat down with John Lennon in New York City as the ex-Beatle prepared to release his solo debut. It became one of the most legendary rock interviews ever, thanks to Lennon's brutally honest thoughts on the Beatles' then-recent breakup and much, much more. This is part one of the audio, presented in celebration of Rolling Stone's 50th anniversary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sheryl Crow: My Life in Music

    May 02 2017

    Sheryl Crow guides host Brian Hiatt through the winding road of her career, explains why she thinks grunge killed rock n' roll and tells the story of how she made her new album during school hours Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • "Almost Famous 2": Cameron Crowe on his Harry Styles Cover Story

    Apr 24 2017

    Crowe, the Rolling Stone legend turned filmmaker, talks with current RS staffers – host Brian Hiatt, Christian Hoard and Brittany Spanos –  about hanging with Harry, the art of the profile, Prince and his showbiz future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Album Flashback: The Making of Dylan's Empire Burlesque

    Apr 17 2017

    As Bob Dylan continues his latest unexpected career turn with his standards LP Triplicate, Empire Burlesque producer Arthur Baker joins host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene for an in-depth chat about the making of Dylan's most ultra-'80s album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Wildest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    Apr 10 2017

    As Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez and others get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, host Brian HIatt and senior writer Andy Greene take a comprehensive look back at some of the greatest – and craziest – moments in past ceremonies, from Mike Love's fury to Prince's legendary guitar solo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Halsey Explains It All: Inside Her New Album and Much More

    Apr 04 2017

    In her first interview about June 2nd's hopeless fountain kingdom, she goes in-depth on the creation of the album, its elaborate concept and the real-life heartbreak behind the song. She also talks with host Brian Hiatt about the making of her smash-hit Chainsmokers collaboration "Closer," her reaction to newfound fame and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Chuck Berry

    Mar 27 2017

    How Chuck Berry helped invent rock n' roll, and changed America forever: Berry biographer Bruce Pegg joins host Brian Hiatt  – and Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos, Patrick Doyle and Andy Greene – for a revealing discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Wayne Coyne on Acid, Miley, Mid-Life Crises and More

    Mar 20 2017

    The Flaming Lips frontman goes deep on his musical and personal evolution over a 30-year-plus rock career, in an ultra-honest interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Why Fans Love Ed Sheeran (And Some Critics Don't)

    Mar 13 2017

    Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran 's new Rolling Stone cover story – and inside the critical debate over his music. Patrick Doyle, who wrote the story, joins host Brian Hiatt and staff writer Brittany Spanos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • U2's Pop Turns 20: Great Acts In Artistic Confusion

    Mar 07 2017

    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? Host Brian Hiatt is joined by Rolling Stone senior writer Andy Greene for an-depth discussion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lenny Kravitz Looks Back

    Feb 27 2017

    Can love still rule in the age of Trump? Lenny Kravitz ponders that, and many other questions, from the origins of his style to his views on hip-hop, in a deep, career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Confessions of a Backstreet Boy: A.J. McLean Tells All

    Feb 21 2017

    A.J. McLean talks about the pressure of living up to his bad-boy rep, his fight for sobriety, Lou Pearlman's death, why he thinks the Grammys were right to pick Adele and much more as the Backstreet Boys prepare for a Vegas residency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Is Rock Dead? An Intense Debate

    Feb 13 2017

    Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos, Andy Greene and Steven Hyden join host Brian Hiatt for an-in-depth debate: Is the heart of rock and roll still beating? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Grammy Confidential: Behind the Scenes With the Show's Producers

    Feb 07 2017

    From private Prince concerts to arguing with Frank Ocean, longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehlrich and writer David Wild tell all Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Go inside Paris Jackson's Blockbuster Rolling Stone Interview – how Michael Jackson's daughter got the world talking

    Jan 31 2017

    Host Brian Hiatt discusses the making of his Paris Jackson cover story with Brittany Spanos and Andy Greene, and they take a fresh look back at Michael Jackson's complex history Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Edge on U2's Joshua Tree Tour

    Jan 23 2017

    The Edge tells senior writer Andy Greene how the current political climate led U2 back to the Joshua Tree, how the shows will work and what U2's future looks like Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the E Street Band, with Jake Clemons

    Jan 17 2017

    What's it like for Bruce Springsteen to be your actual boss? Jake Clemons shares the unlikely story of his journey from fan to member of E Street Band – and goes inside his debut album as a singer/songwriter, Fear & Love Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017

    Jan 09 2017

     Senior writer Andy Greene interviews some of the Rock and Roll of Fame's 2017 class –  Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Yes frontman Jon Anderson, original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen – and debates the future of the institution with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tom Petty on his 2017 tour and his future

    Jan 02 2017

    As he preps for a 2017 tour with the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty chats with senior writer Andy Greene about what still drives him, his plans for an expanded version of Wildflowers and much more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sebastian Bach's Most Insane '80s Metal Stories

    Dec 26 2016

    Sebastian Bach shares some of the wildest tales from his new book, from a night on Sunset Strip with Axl and David Lee Roth to waking up in the middle of surgery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" – with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. (Plus: Why are Kanye and Trump hanging out?)

    Dec 19 2016

    How is making a "Star Wars" movie like recording a pop-rock song? Host Brian Hiatt and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy go deep on "Rogue One," and the saga's unlikely influence on musicians. Plus: Andy Greene and Brittany Spanos join the show to discuss what Trump has in common with Kanye – and wonder just who's going to perform at January's inauguration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Neil Young on his new album, Trump, Pono and more

    Dec 12 2016

    Neil Young discusses the future of Crazy Horse, the possibility of a Pono streaming service and his skeptical views on technology Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 25 Best Albums of 2016

    Dec 05 2016

    Inside our list of 2016's best albums, from Beyoncé to Paul Simon to Green Day, from Young Thug to Rihanna. Brittany Spanos and Jon Dolan break down the list and discuss the year's musical trends with host Brian Hiatt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Alicia Keys on sex, love and her new album – plus "Hamilton" vs. Pence and more

    Nov 28 2016

    Alicia Keys talks about making her raw, political new album Here, and reflects on the 15th anniversary of her debut, Songs in A Minor.  Plus: Host Brian Hiatt and associate editor Andy Greene debate the "Hamilton" cast's confrontation with VP-elect Mike Pence, and discuss Kanye West's tour cancellation and hospitalization.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on their new album, their future and much more

    Nov 21 2016

    An in-depth conversation with the Rolling Stones about returning to the blues, the state of rock, their renewed partnership and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen

    Nov 14 2016

    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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tegan and Sara on Springsteen, Taylor Swift and more. Plus: Senator Tim Kaine goes deep on his fave music!

    Nov 07 2016

    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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Music of 'Luke Cage' (Plus: Inside A Tribe Called Quest’s New Album)

    Oct 31 2016

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Artists Against Trump

    Oct 24 2016

    What's it like to write songs about Donald Trump? In our first live episode, Matt Berninger, Corin Tucker and Dave Eggers discuss the “30 Days 30 Songs” project, and ponder the impact of political music. Also: For Chuck Berry’s 90th birthday, Neil Strauss looks back on his wild Berry interviews.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize?

    Oct 17 2016

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  • Bruce Springsteen on Youth, Manhood and his Touring Future

    Oct 11 2016

    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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Fred Armisen on “Stop Making Sense,” Prince and Mac & Cheese

    Oct 03 2016

    “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, working with Billie Joe Armstrong and much more. Plus: the latest from pop-punk pioneers the Descendents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • David Crosby Has Regrets

    Sep 26 2016

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sting Puts Down the Lute! Police Frontman Talks About His Return to Rock

    Sep 19 2016

    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 to Rolling Stone’s Patrick Doyle about his upcoming album, 57th & 9th – as well as Prince, climate change deniers, and why he’s always working it. Plus: first thoughts on the new Lady Gaga single, “Perfect Illusion." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 21 Pilots’ Surprising Lift-Off: At Home with 2016’s Biggest Band

    Sep 12 2016

    How did two guys who grew up in strict evangelical households become the biggest breakout pop success of 2016? Rolling Stone's Andy Greene got the full story from frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dunn in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Plus: New music from Francis and the Lights, the singer/songwriter/producer who has inspired everyone from Drake to Bon Iver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Apple Vs. Spotify: Who’s Winning the Streaming Wars? (And Are Fans Losing?)

    Sep 06 2016

    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: Walkmen lead singer Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam of Vampire Weekend gang up, and Carly Rae Jepsen grows up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lars Ulrich on Metallica's New Groove; Frank Ocean

    Aug 29 2016

    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,” which emerged from an iPod of 1600 loose jams. Plus: a deep dive into Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album “Blonde." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Billie Joe Armstrong Breaks Down Green Day's Politically-Charged New Album

    Aug 23 2016

    e Green Day frontman reveals how his impromptu march in a New York Black Lives Matter protest inspired him to write the title track to Revolution Radio, why he thinks that group's 2012's trilogy was a misguided project, how two cancer diagnoses shook the band's world and why he's psyched to get back on the road after the longest break of his career.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Paul Isn’t Dead: Rock’s Greatest Urban Legends

    Aug 15 2016

    From “Paul is Dead” to the harrowing supposed story behind Phil Collin’s “In the Air Tonight” to Jay-Z joining the Illuminati, wild rumors about rock stars have been around as long as there have been fans to repeat them. We take apart the biggest doozies, and look at how the Internet age has both helped debunk and spread many of rock’s greatest urban myths. Plus: new music from Father John Misty and Chance the Rapper pal Noname Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...more

  • The Story of Grunge's Lost Supergroup: Temple of the Dog Returns

    Aug 08 2016

    Before Pearl Jam existed and Nirvana broke big, there was Temple of the Dog: a one-off  album featuring Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and an unknown guy named Eddie Vedder. In this episode, 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Keith Richards on His First Guitar Hero; plus: Best Shows of the Summer

    Aug 01 2016

    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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • When Great Artists Make Terrible Songs

    Jul 26 2016

    You can blame bad Eighties production or a certain white powder, but 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Florence Welch on What Makes Her Machine Tick

    Jul 19 2016

    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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Noel Gallagher’s Life Lessons

    Jul 11 2016

    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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Neil Young’s New Groove; Blood Orange

    Jul 05 2016

    Neil Young has a new band with the kids of an old buddy (Willie Nelson), and he’s having the most fun he’s had in years; he talks about his new groove with Rolling Stone associate editor Patrick Doyle; plus, Doyle, Andy Greene and Nathan Brackett break down Neil’s wild, woolly last few decades. Also: producer Dev Hynes’ new Blood Orange album, Freetown Sound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Concert Security: Can Anything Be Done? + Rob Sheffield’s New David Bowie Book

    Jun 27 2016

    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 in New York? Is there anything that can be done to make shows safer? Rolling Stone writer Steve Knopper speaks to host Nathan Brackett about the steps that the live industry has – and hasn’t – taken. Plus: Contributing editor Rob Sheffield talks about his great new book, “On Bowie,” and some of his favorite David Bowie moments. Learn more about your ad ch...more

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on their New LP; Plus: Mitski, Terrible Band Names

    Jun 21 2016

    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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Classic Albums We Trashed

    Jun 13 2016

    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, and publicity stunts gone wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • From “Spinal Tap” to “Popstar”: Best Rock Mockumentaries

    Jun 10 2016

    Rolling Stone’s David Fear, Rob Sheffield and Nathan Brackett delve into Lonely Island’s new Justin Bieber send-up, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and ask the bigger question: Why are the best movies about music so often mockumentaries? Plus: New music from Car Seat Headrest, Joey Purp and Hotelier; and readers weigh in on Phish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Meet and Greet for Dollars: Craziest Concert VIP Packages

    May 31 2016

    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? Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene, Jason Newman and Nathan Brackett take a tour of the most deluxe – and often absurd – concert VIP packages available to superfans this summer, from Guns N’ Roses to Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. Plus: The Magnetic Zeros hippie-folk hangover, Ariana Grande, Macy Gray and Prince’s lost music.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic...more

  • Paul Simon on His New Album; Plus: The Triumph of Positive Hip-Hop

    May 23 2016

    Paul Simon is still restless after all these years, as he proves on his excellent new album “Stranger to Stranger”; he recently spoke to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene about his adventurous recording process, why it’s not always easy being Paul Simon – and why he won’t being touring with Art Garfunkel anytime soon. Plus: editors Nathan Brackett and Brittany Spanos go deep into the new album from feel-good Chicago MC Chance the Rapper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adcho...more

  • Inside Radiohead’s Return; Plus: The Myth of Rock’s Original Wild Man

    May 17 2016

    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 first album in five years a return to form? Rolling Stone’s Nathan Brackett, Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene go deep on the gorgeous A Moon Shaped Pool. Plus: Author Mark Binelli goes deep into the myth and reality of a singular Fifties rocker with his new book “Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits”; and readers respond to the new Blink-182. Learn more...more

  • Inside Music Taste: Why Do You Really Like That Record? Plus: Beyonce, Drake, Pearl Jam

    May 10 2016

    Why do you like what you like? And what does that mean? Rolling Stone executive editor Nathan Brackett sits down with Tom Vanderbilt, author of “You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice” (Knopf) to talk about the real roots of music taste, why people stop finding new bands at age 23, whether Pink Floyd appeals more to Republicans or Democrats, and much more. Plus: Inside the new Beyonce and Drake albums, and readers respond to Pearl Jam’s new tour. Learn more about your ad choices. V...more

  • Music & Activism: When Do They Go Together?; Plus: D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon

    May 02 2016

    Many pop stars and rockers have causes - but when are they really able to make a difference, and when should they keep their mouth shut? Rolling Stone music and politics editors run down the most successful examples of pop activism, from the No Nukes concert in 1978 to Bruce Springsteen's North Carolina boycott. Plus: new music from D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon and Pity Sex Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Power and Glory of Prince; plus: A Lost Day at Paisley Park

    Apr 25 2016

    In this special all-Prince episode, writer Brian Hiatt remembers his 2014 daylong visit with the Purple One at Paisley Park for an aborted Rolling Stone cover story, and contributing editors Rob Sheffield and Jon Dolan go deep into some of their favorite Prince songs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Punk Rock’s Greatest Albums; Plus: Schoolboy Q, Paul Simon

    Apr 18 2016

    Punk’s not dead! For the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ first album, we took a crack at naming the greatest punk rock albums of all time, from “Never Mind the Bollocks” to Bikini Kill. In this episode, Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield, Jon Dolan, Nathan Brackett and Elisabeth Garber-Paul go deep into the moshpit. Plus: new music from Paul Simon, Schoolboy Q and rockers Whitney.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Merle Haggard’s Badass Life; Drake; Rock’s Best Drummers

    Apr 12 2016

    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: new music from Drake; Charles Bradley’s soul explosion; California rockers Bleached; and readers talk back to our 100 Greatest Drummers list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Iggy Pop’s Last Go-Round? Plus: The National; Sturgill Simpson

    Apr 04 2016

    Rolling Stone’s 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 with an all-star album of covers; new music from Sturgill Simpson; and reader mail on our Weezer coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • When Lead Singers Get Replaced; Last Shadow Puppets; Zayn

    Mar 28 2016

    What happens when a big rock band loses its head, figuratively speaking? We look at the best and worst case scenarios, from AC/DC to Van Halen to Stone Temple Pilots. Also: new music from Arctic Monkey Alex Turner’s side project Last Shadow Puppets, Zayn and Australian indie rockers the Goon Sax. Plus: readers respond to the death of Phife of A Tribe Called Quest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Inside the Guns N’ Roses Reunion; Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple; George Martin

    Mar 21 2016

    After decades of acrimony, Axl Rose and Slash are getting back together onstage. Can they pull off the rock reunion of the year? Associate editor Andy Greene and senior writer Brian Hiatt take a deep dive into the monster band’s ups and downs; plus: new music from Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple, Anohni and Big Thief; and what did Beatles producer George Martin actually do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bob Dylan’s Secret Stash; Kendrick Lamar’s Jazz Cats; Metallica

    Mar 14 2016

    Bob Dylan just dropped a magical treasure trove of music, film footage and other archives onto the world; RS editors Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene delve deep into the heart of this Dylanologists’ dream, and explain why you will have to go to Oklahoma to see it. Plus: Kendrick Lamar and the (possible) return of jazz; Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Does HBO's "Vinyl" Get Rock Right? Plus: Greatest Emo Albums; Car Seat Headrest

    Mar 07 2016

    HBO's new series "Vinyl" – produced by Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger – aims to capture the wild energy of the music business in the 1970s. So what does it get right about rock and roll, and what does it gets wrong? Editors Rob Sheffield, Alex Morris and David Fear debate. Plus: we answer very emotional reader mail about our recent "Greatest Emo Albums" list, and contributors Suzy Exposito and Brittany Spanos attempt to answer, once and for all, the big question: What the hell is emo? Also: Rob...more

  • Rivers Cuomo on Weezer’s New Album; FKA Twigs; Elliott Smith

    Mar 01 2016

    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: the fabulous FKA Twigs’ new song; lost Elliott Smith tracks; and shoegaze superstars DIIV. With Rolling Stone’s Nathan Brackett, Jon Dolan, Andy Greene, Annie Licata, Jason Newman and Brittany Spanos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kanye West; Courtney Barnett; Plus: A Lonely Defense of the Compact Disc

    Feb 22 2016

    A deep dive into Kanye West’s pained, fragmented new album “The Life of Pablo” with Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield, Brittany Spanos, Simon Vozick-Levinson and Nathan Brackett. Plus: Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett makes ramen cool; and, in our first debate, writer David Browne mounts a passionate, lonely defense of the compact disc, as Brian Hiatt argues that it can’t get to history’s scrapheap soon enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Cameron Crowe on Glenn Frey of the Eagles; Beyoncé; Is the Gold Record Dead?

    Feb 16 2016

    "Almost Famous" director Crowe remembers his friend Glenn Frey, whom he met as a teenage correspondent covering the Eagles for Rolling Stone in the 1970s. Also: Does every gold record have an asterisk now? Inside the new rule changes which some insiders say are cheapening the music sales award. Plus: Beyoncé's "Formation"; New York rockers Sunflower Bean, a.k.a. "the coolest band in the world"; and new music from Chairlift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Special Report! Bernie Sanders' Folk Album, Rubio's Rap Past and More

    Feb 08 2016

    Is Hillary Clinton really a Lana Del Rey fan? Is Chris Christie's favorite Springsteen album really "Magic"? And why does Ben Carson like "MacArthur Park" so much? Rolling Stone writers and critics delve deep into the presidential candidates' music tastes. Plus: New music from Rostam of Vampire Weekend; the real meaning of the Grammys; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • David Bowie's Incredible Final Act; Rihanna

    Feb 01 2016

    After a decade of quiet, Bowie embarked on a remarkable comeback in his final years, even as he struggled with illness; the inside story, 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; and reader mail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rolling Stone Music Now

    Jan 25 2016

    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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices