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    Roger Waters: A Contentious Political Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 96:43


    In an explosive, wide-ranging interview with investigative journalist James Ball, the Pink Floyd co-founder says he's on a "Ukrainian kill list," and discusses his controversial views on the conflict there — and Russia, and Wikileaks, and Israel, and so much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Rise of 'Munch'/A New Look at Pearl Jam/Remembering Coolio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 81:24


    In a packed episode, we look back at Coolio's career, with Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt; examine how Ice Spice's 'Munch (Feelin' U)' became the song of the summer, with Jeff Ihaza; and discuss the story of Pearl Jam with Steven Hyden, author of the new book 'Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Making of 'Harry's House' and Much More - Kid Harpoon on Bringing Guitars Back to the Charts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 77:02


    Producer/songwriter Kid Harpoon, a.k.a. Tom Hull, goes deep on the making of Harry Styles' 'Harry's House,' Maggie Rogers' 'Surrender,' and much more in an interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Björk “Sonic Symbolism” Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:42


    Join Björk in conversations with collaborators about her sound experiences. In the podcast you'll learn about the moods, timbres, and tempos that vibrate through each album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mariah Carey Tells All! Untold 'Butterfly' Tales, Her Biopic Series, New Music, and Much More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 110:25


    In a very special episode, Mariah Carey joins host Brian Hiatt for an epic interview. Carey goes deep on the making of 'Butterfly' for its 25th anniversary, while also talking about everything from her lost, secret alt-rock album to the new music she's working on to Lee Daniels' plans for a biopic series based on her memoir – and much, much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fall Out Boy Confidential: Joe Trohman on His Revealing New Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 76:01


    Fall Out Boy co-founder and lead guitarist Joe Trohman, author of the excellent new memoir 'None of This Rocks,' tells all about his life in the band and much more in a revealing interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Inside David Bowie's Final Years – Plus, Nile Rodgers on Making 'Let's Dance'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 50:03


    With a new documentary, Moonage Daydream, on its way, we look back at how David Bowie made some of his greatest work just before his death - and Nile Rodgers tells the stories behind 'Let's Dance'  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Worst Songs of all Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 59:04


    From "Blurred Lines" to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bitch," we look at some of the worst songs ever - while also questioning whether we can really be sure of "worst songs" in 2022, when the canon and our own tastes are in a constant state of reevaluation. Plus, a look at how pressure to go viral on TikTok may be creating bad songs, and why behavior at concerts is worse than ever post-pandemic. Tomás Mier, Brittany Spanos, and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt for the discussions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Beyoncé's 'Renaissance': The Controversies and Triumphs of a Blockbuster Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 53:56


    Producer Hit-Boy discusses making "Thique" and much more. Plus, how does one song end up with 24 writers? And what are the consequences of changing albums after their release? Also, a discussion of the best songs on 'Renaissance' and its spiritual themes, with Mankaprr Conteh and Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Joni Mitchell Became a Millennial and Gen-Z Hero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 59:53


    We celebrate the work of Joni Mitchell, with Cameron Crowe discussing his legendary 1979 Mitchell interview, and guitarist Larry Carlton talking about playing with Mitchell on some of her greatest songs. Angie Martoccio takes us through the peaks of Mitchell's discography, and Jonathan Bernstein gives a first-hand account of her stunning Newport Folk Festival comeback performance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Beyoncé's Studio Secrets: Inside the Making of Her Best Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:39


    Legendary producers Rodney Jerkins and Scott Storch share behind-the-scenes tales of classic Beyoncé hits, from "Deja Vu" to "Baby Boy" to Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" and more. Plus, Mankaprr Conteh breaks down Rolling Stone's new list of Beyoncé's 70 best songs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Indie-Rock of 2022 So Far, The State of Justin Bieber's Career, and Wolfgang Van Halen Speaks Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 57:50


    We run through the best indie albums of the year so far, look at the state of Justin Bieber's career, and play an excerpt of our new Wolfgang Van Halen interview. Brittany Spanos and Simon Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt for the discussions, which also touch on Kanye West's latest festival cancellation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Best Pop Songs and Albums of 2022 So Far – and the Metal Side of "Stranger Things"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 54:05


    From The Weeknd to Bad Bunny to Sky Ferreira, we look at the best pop of 2022 so far, with Tomas Mier joining host Brian Hiatt – plus, a look at the heavy-metal influences of "Stranger Things," from "Master of Puppets" to the real-life 1980s Satanic panic, in a discussion with Kory Grow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Phoebe Bridgers Looks Back on Making 'Punisher.' Plus: Her Musical Heroes, Her Songwriting Process and Much More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 40:48


    Phoebe Bridgers goes song-by-song on 'Punisher,' goes deep on her songwriting process and musical heroes, talks about her friendship with Conor Oberst, and much more in this new edit of her interview with host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Did Elvis Steal From Big Mama Thornton? The Real "Hound Dog" Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 55:40


    Legendary songwriter Mike Stoller joins host Brian Hiatt to explain how he and Jerry Leiber wrote "Hound Dog" for Big Mama Thornton – and what happened next. He also shares tales of his time with Elvis Presley and much more. Plus David Fear on the new "Elvis" movie, and Rolling Stone News correspondent Delissa Shannon's interview with Yola about playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drake, Beyoncé, and the Dance-Music Vibe Shift

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 53:52


    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 47:10


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

    Steve Jones on the Sex Pistols' Real Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 49:16


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 32:05


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 52:19


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 52:39


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ben Fong-Torres on Backstage Secrets of the 1970s

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 46:49


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sheryl Crow Tells All

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:34


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 59:52


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kurt Vile: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 49:41


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 29:17


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 40:31


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 42:15


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 40:35


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 29:58


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside A Music Scene Under Fire in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 24:40


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 50:21


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 40:19


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 51:32


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 43:05


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside the Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan Battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 44:16


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 44:38


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 39:32


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Best 2021 Albums You Didn't Hear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 50:58


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Secret History of Steely Dan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 41:16


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Best (and Weirdest and Saddest) Holiday Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 41:31


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Best Albums of 2021, From Olivia Rodrigo to Rauw Alejandro

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 43:08


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 46:25


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Endless Beatles Revelations of 'Get Back'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 63:47


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 47:08


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside the Tragedy at Astroworld Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 46:17


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:58


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Snoop Dogg: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 46:14


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Wizardry of Young Thug

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 49:52


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Dark Side of Eric Clapton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 40:16


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 47:38


    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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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