Rolling Stone Music Now
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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.
||ExplicitFlorence Welch on What Makes Her Machine Tick||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.||7/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNoel Gallagher’s Life Lessons||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||7/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNeil Young’s New Groove; Blood Orange||Neil Young has a new band with the sons of an old buddy, and he’s having the most fun he’s had in years; he talks about his new groove with associate editor Patrick Doyle; plus: producer Dev Hynes’ new Blood Orange album, Freetown Sound.||7/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitConcert Security: Can Anything Be Done? + Rob Sheffield’s New David Bowie Book||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? Plus: Rob Sheffield talks about his great new book, “On Bowie,” and his favorite David Bowie moments.||6/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRed Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on their New LP; Plus: Mitski, Terrible Band Names||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.||6/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitClassic Albums We Trashed||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||6/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom “Spinal Tap” to “Popstar”: Best Rock Mockumentaries||David Fear, Rob Sheffield and Nathan Brackett delve into Lonely Island’s new Bieber send-up, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and ask the bigger question: Why are the best movies about music so often mockumentaries? Plus: Car Seat Headrest, Phis||6/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet and Greet for Dollars: Craziest Concert VIP Packages||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? We take a tour of the most absurd concert VIP packages available this summer, from Guns N’ Roses to Nick Jonas.||5/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Simon on His New Album; Plus: The Triumph of Positive Hip-Hop||Paul Simon is still restless after all these years, as he proves on his excellent new album “Stranger to Stranger”; he talks to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene. Plus: the rise of feel-good Chicago MC Chance the Rapper.||5/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitInside Radiohead’s Return; Plus: The Myth of Rock’s Original Wild Man||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 new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, a return to form? Plus: Writer Mark Binelli on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins||5/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanInside Music Taste: Why Do You Really Like That Record? Plus: Beyonce, Drake, Pearl Jam||Why do you like what you like? And what does that mean? Host Nathan Brackett talks to author Tom Vanderbilt about the real roots of music taste. Plus: Inside the new Beyonce and Drake albums, and Pearl Jam’s new tour.||5/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMusic & Activism: When Do They Go Together?; Plus: D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon||Many pop stars have causes - but when are they really able to make a difference? RS editors run down the most successful examples of rock activism, from the No Nukes concert to Bruce Springsteen's North Carolina boycott. Plus: D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon||5/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Power and Glory of Prince; plus: A Lost Day at Paisley Park||In this special, all-Prince episode, a writer remembers his 2014 daylong visit at Paisley Park for an aborted Rolling Stone cover story, and critics go deep into their favorite Prince songs||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPunk Rock’s Greatest Albums; Plus: Schoolboy Q, Paul Simon||Punk’s not dead! For the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ first album, we took a crack at naming the greatest punk records of all time, from “Never Mind the Bollocks” to Bikini Kill. Plus: new Paul Simon and Schoolboy Q||4/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMerle Haggard’s Badass Life; Drake; Rock’s Best Drummers||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: Drake; Bleached; and readers react to our 100 Greatest Drummers list.||4/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIggy Pop’s Last Go-Round? Plus: The National; Sturgill Simpson||Senior writer 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, and new music from Sturgill Simpson||4/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen Lead Singers Get Replaced; Last Shadow Puppets; Zayn||What happens when a big rock band loses its head? We look at the best and worst case scenarios, from AC/DC to Stone Temple Pilots. Also: new music from Arctic Monkey Alex Turner’s side project, Last Shadow Puppets, and Zayn.||3/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitInside the Guns N’ Roses Reunion; Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple; George Martin||Can Axl Rose and Slash pull off the rock reunion of the year? A deep dive into the monster band’s ups and downs; plus: new music from Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple; and what did Beatles producer George Martin actually do?||3/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBob Dylan’s Secret Stash; Kendrick Lamar’s Jazz Cats; Metallica||Bob Dylan just dropped a magical treasure trove of music, film and writings onto the world; Rob Sheffield and Andy Greene delve deep into the heart of this Dylanologists’ dream. Plus: has Kendrick Lamar brought back jazz?||3/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDoes HBO's "Vinyl" Get Rock Right? Plus: Greatest Emo Albums; Car Seat Headrest||HBO's "Vinyl” aims to capture the wild energy of the music biz in the 1970s. So what does it get right about rock and roll, and what does it gets wrong? Plus: The 40 greatest emo albums; Car Seat Headrest; and Parquet Courts||3/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRivers Cuomo on Weezer’s New Album; FKA Twigs; Elliott Smith||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: FKA Twigs’ new song; lost Elliott Smith tracks; and DIIV.||2/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKanye West; Courtney Barnett; Plus: A Lonely Defense of the Compact Disc||Rolling Stone writers and editors talk Kanye West’s pained, fragmented new album “The Life of Pablo” Plus: Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett makes ramen cool; and one very-outnumbered writer mounts a passionate, lonely defense of the compact disc.||2/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCameron Crowe on Glenn Frey of the Eagles; Beyoncé; Is the Gold Record Dead?||"Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe talks about covering Frey and the Eagles as a teenage correspondent for Rolling Stone in the 1970s. Plus: Beyoncé's "Formation"; Sunflower Bean; and does the gold record still count?||2/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Report! Bernie Sanders' Folk Album, Rubio's Rap Past and More||Is Hillary Clinton really a Lana Del Rey fan? And why does Ben Carson like "MacArthur Park" so much? RS editors and writers delve deep into the candidates' music tastes. Plus: Inside the Grammys, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam||2/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Bowie's Incredible Final Act; Rihanna||The inside story behind Bowie's remarkable comeback in his final years, 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.||2/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRolling Stone Music Now||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.||1/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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I'm so excited to hear this music podcast. This show sounds similar to the new indie music Rock House Podcast that launched earlier this year. Rock House is on the top of my playlist, but I'll be listening to Music Now to see how they compare.
I think this is a fantastic podcast that gives some fun and informed opinions, observations and behind the scenes interviews from recent music related topics. There’s something here for both the casual and hardcore music fan. Been a RS subscriber for 20 years until recently and this is the kind of content that makes me want to go back for another 20. Keep it up.
Rolling Stones you outdid yourselves. Great podcast.