This timeline covers top events for each month in 2008 from Rolling Stone. More pictures, reviews, blogs, and news from these months can be found at the Rolling Stone website: www.rollingstone.com
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Anthony Kiedis: The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman discusses a new festival and the state of his band.
Follow the link for the article and interview for the latest on Anthony Kiedis and The Red Hot Chili Peppers: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20861357/qa_anthony_kiedis
The 15 Greatest Music Moments on "The Hills" :
LC and Heidi's breakup (set to "Apologize"), plus Frente, Sara Bareilles, James Blunt and more.
The link below takes you to the 15 moments including the song and video for each.
Hollywood Pulls Out All the Action and Comedy Stops for Summer, But Here's a Preview That Asks the Burning Question: Is Any of It Any Damn Good? By Peter Travers
Rolling Stone releases a list of 30 summer movies including clips and info on each. For more, visit the link.
Widespread Panic: Behind the Jam on the Band's Tour Bus. Watch John Bell and Co. discuss 20-plus years on the road and more.
More on Widespread Panic and the full article can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20757841/widespread_panic_behind_the_jam_on_the_bands_tour_bus
Q&A: Steely Dan's Walter Becker: The guitarist and reggae enthusiast talks of his new solo LP and his future with Donald Fagen.
The full article and interview catching up with Walter Becker, the guitarist for Steely Dan can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20721773/qa_steely_dans_walter_becker
Liz Phair: Fifteen Years in "Guyville": The indie rock icon talks about her complicated relationship with her debut and its reissue.
Fifteen years ago, Liz Phair turned the indie rock world inside out with Exile in Guyville, her abrasive, aggressive and accomplished debut. Having survived many bumps along the road, including major label woes and harsh critical backlashes, she will reissue Guyville (complete with a DVD documentary on the album's creation) next month via her new home, ATO Records. We caught up with Phair as she was on her way to therapy, and she talked about feminism, Dean Wareham and her difficult relationship with Guyville.
The rest of the article can be found at this link:
Lars Ulrich: "We've Always Been Fiercely Independent and Controlling": Metallica's outspoken drummer talks embracing the Web and metal's new-millennium surge.
Rolling Stone caught up with Metallica at their Record Store Day signing event in northern California late last week. Drummer Lars Ulrich dialed us up to discuss the event and chatted about recording with Rick Rubin, bonding with his kids over Guitar Hero and learning to love the Web.
The full article can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20379823/lars_ulrich_weve_always_been_fiercely_independent_and_controlling
Q&A: Cee-Lo: Gnarls Barkley's soul man talks about Goodie Mob and dressing like Dr. Evil.
The following article uncovers the truths about
Spring '08 LPs From Madonna, Coldplay, The Roots, Mudcrutch, Elvis Costello, Usher, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Weezer and Dozens More.
The site below provides the links to connections to the 24 LPs of Spring '08 as well as a clip of the video.
Nikki Sixx: "This Album Comes From Our Demented Souls": The Mötley Crüe bassist and songwriter talks about the band's return.
The following link provides the full article and interview with Nikki Sixx, as well as links to other information and photos.
Why Can't Adam Duritz Get Any Respect?: How the Counting Crows leader battled depression and his critics — and made his best album in a decade.
In this article about the lead singer of Counting Crows, he talks about the ups and downs of band life and how he has made great music despite everyone and everything trying to bring him down. Follow this link:
Panic at the Disco's Secret Influences: From the Beatles to Alice in Wonderland to Fellini, the cultural inspirations that make up the band's sound and vision.
The band, Panic at the Disco, has many cultural influences that reflect in their music, as well as influences from many different bands, movies, and more. Visit this link to see the full article: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/19764447/panic_at_the_discos_secret_influences
The "Love Song" singer opens up about being blogged and wearing MC Hammer pants.
An exclusive interview with rising star, Sara Bareilles can be found here:
Say Anything: Practical jokes and road stories from one of punk's hardest working bands.
"We caught up with indie rock band Say Anything before their sold-out headlining show at New York's Nokia Theater this past weekend, and got the SoCal sextet — lead singer Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, keyboardist Parker Case and guitarists Alex Kent, Jake Turner and Jeff Turner — to share their most memorable tour pranks, plans for this summer's upcoming Warped Tour and the meaning behind "Daddy."
The full article from the interview can be found at this link: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/19964071/say_anything
The Smashing Pumpkins leader sounds off on his label lawsuit and the state of the record industry.
An exclusive interview with the Smashing Pumpkins band leader, Billy Corgan, gives an insight into his rage. The full article can be found here:
The link provided below gives links to all the news stories involving Barack Obama in Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone has picked the best new and upcoming artists from a variety of genres that should be watched. For the full list and article visit the site below.
The picture is of the Foals, a band from the U.K.
War of the Crowes: Seven years since their last album, the Black Crowes are back, better — and still brawling.
The full article with the latest on the Black Corwes can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/19612965/war_of_the_crowes
The favorite sideman of Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano talks about touring, his favorite songs and why he’ll probably never do another solo album.
Steve Van Zandt is interviewed; the full article can be found here:
Q&A: Paramore's Hayley Williams. Paramore's singer on making out to Johnny Cash and Death Cab for Cutie.
Rolling stone visits with Hayley Williams: A punk-rock chick who loves wearing old thrift-store hoodies, nineteen-year-old Paramore singer Hayley Williams ought to be forgiven for showing up to the Grammys in a see-through cocktail dress and ankle socks, which red-carpet commentators called a fashion disaster. And though Paramore lost the Best New Artist award to Amy Winehouse, it was an accomplishment just to be one of the first emo bands nominated...
The full article can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/19356463/qa_paramores_hayley_williams
EMI Changes the Game: New CEO pledges to reinvent record biz with massive cost-cutting.
In early 2007, EMI was a mess. The U.K.-based music company — the smallest of the four major labels — had lost $500 million in a year, its market share had slipped to nine percent, and marquee artists Radiohead and Paul McCartney had jumped ship. When private equity firm Terra Firma bought the label for $4.7 billion in May, many speculated that CEO Guy Hands would dismantle the company, retaining the profitable publishing arm and back catalog. Instead, on January 15th, he announced a vast overhaul that he hopes will transform EMI into a smarter, leaner and more profitable company, offering the rest of the failing music industry a road map for the future.
The rest of the article and links to EMI can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18691674/emi_changes_the_game
The Kinks: The Essential Album-By-Album Guide.
Three decades of Ray Davies' songwriting, from 1964's "The Kinks" to the band's ultimate greatest-hits records.
Rolling Stone uncovers each album by The Kinks and gives a blurb and photos for each. Click this link to see the full article and learn more about each album of The Kinks.
Cover Story: Jack Johnson - The Dude Abides
With a Number One record and millions of fans, Jack Johnson is one of rock's biggest stars. So how can he be so mellow?
Rolling Stone goes deep with Jack Johnson to unveil more about himself both on stage and off, about his music, and his upcoming film "Thicker Than Water". Click this link for the article and links to photos and music: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18684236/cover_story_jack_johnson__the_dude_abides
Coldplay at Work on "Something Different" for Upcoming Album. Behind the scenes with Chris Martin and crew as they record their fourth album.
This article discusses with the band about track listing and more about their upcoming album. The article can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18915732/coldplay_at_work_on_something_different_for_upcoming_album
Britney Spears: The Complete Video Guide. Nowadays a "Britney Spears video" means shaky paparazzi footage on a celebrity Web site — but there was a time when Spears ruled the small screen. Here's a guide to all 24 of her official clips.
This link will guide you through the 24 videos that have highlighted Britney's shinning moments! http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18308368/britney_spears_the_complete_video_guide
Clive Davis: The Last Record Man: He's signed Janis, Whitney, Alicia - and he's still looking for that next hit!
Clive Davis, a mastermind behind finding true talent, discusses with Rolling Stone as he is yet to find the next hit. Click on this link to read the full story: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18983439/clive_davis_the_last_record_man/1
The Tragedy of Britney Spears: She was a pop princess. Now she's in and out of hospitals, rehab and court. How Britney lost it all.
There can never be too much on Britney Spears, and Rolling Stone covers the story on Britney's downfall. The link to the article, photos, and more information is below.
Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008): A tribute to the reluctant star, whose finest roles eerily mimicked his all-too-short life.
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Hip-Hop's Greatest Year: Fifteen Albums That Made Rap Explode: 1988 was arguably hip-hop's finest twelve months. Twenty years later, RollingStone.com looks at the albums that put it on top.
For the entire list of the top Hip-Hop albums, the artists, pictures, and more links please visit the site below.
The Future According to Radiohead: How Radiohead ditched the record business and still topped the charts.
For the full article and interview, as well as additional links to more information, videos, and photos, please visit: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18064095/cover_story_the_future_according_to_radiohead
Top 10: The Best in TV, the Web, Books and Beyond: Rolling Stone's new guide to the best in pop culture. Plus: An exclusive Q&A with "Lost" star Michael Emerson.
Click on the link in order to see Rolling Stone's Top 10 Best!
Rock Star Predictions: Who Will Win at This Year's Grammys: Akon, Pete Wentz, KT Tunstall, Mark Ronson, Chris Daughtry, Tom Higgenson, Adam Levine and Ne-Yo Pick the Winners in Ten Categories.
This panel of star artists give their two cents on who they believe will win at the Grammy's. For the full Grammy breakdown, visit the link!
John Mellencamp Finds His Freedom. The rocker on his next album, his collaboration with Stephen King and why he almost quit the biz.
For the full interview, please visit: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18285631/john_mellencamp_finds_his_freedom
A Short History of Rock Stars in Super Bowl Commercials...From Ray Charles to Britney Spears: How musicians have shilled for the man on Madison Avenue's big day.
The article includes 20 of the best commercials in which Rock Stars have shined. Follow the link for more detail and a video of each commercial!
Neil Young's Rough Ride: A Look Back at the Freedom of Speech Tour. The rocker opens up on his new documentary "CSNY Déjà Vu," the presidential election and the future.
The Rolling Stone interview and more links to Neil Young can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18210548/neil_youngs_rough_ride_a_look_back_at_the_freedom_of_speech_tour
Rolling Stone's Rock List: Readers' Best Eighties Movie Themes Songs best known for their roles in everything from "Ghostbusters" to "The Breakfast Club". The full list along with the song and video can be found with the link below.
John Paul Jones, the bassist talks about the band's monster reunion — and the prospect of a tour. The article and interview can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17954023/qa_john_paul_jones_of_led_zeppelin
After belting for the first time in "Sweeney Todd," Depp rocks out on his life in music. RS diggs deep with Johnny Depp to unfold his history in singing. More on the article and what Depp had to share, visit http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17953141/johnny_depp_sings
Rolling Stone interviews Lenny Kravitz. Clips from the interview along with new releases from Lenny can be found on the website: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/18072903/qa_lenny_kravitz
Rolling Stone magazine spends time with Ringo Starr. Clips from the interview and more information can be found here:
Rolling Stone presents a list of the 25 most listened to and enjoyed soundtracks according to their readers. These soundtracks are all by one artist. The entire list and availability to listen to the soundtracks can be found with the link below.