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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.

Episodes

Inside the E Street Band, with Jake Clemons  

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

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

Tom Petty on his 2017 tour and his future  

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 

Sebastian Bach's Most Insane '80s Metal Stories  

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. 

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

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.

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

Neil Young discusses the future of Crazy Horse, the possibility of a Pono streaming service and his skeptical views on technology

The 25 Best Albums of 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.

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

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. 

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

An in-depth conversation with the Rolling Stones about returning to the blues, the state of rock, their renewed partnership and more.

The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen  

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?

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

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. 

Artists Against Trump  

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. 

Bruce Springsteen on Youth, Manhood and his Touring Future  

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.

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

“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

David Crosby Has Regrets  

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

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

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."

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

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.

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

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. 

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