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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.

Tracks

Did Katy Perry Make the Worst Comeback Song of All Time?
We look at Katy Perry's unbelievably awful "Woman's World," and look back at other disastrous would-be comebacks, from Guns N' Roses to Robin Thicke, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Brittany Spanos and Andy Greene. PLUS: Author Steven Hyden on his new book, There Was Nothing You Could Do: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” and the End of the Heartland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
80:22 23/07/2024
Hot Pop Summer! Chappell Roan, Sabrina Carpenter, Tinashe, Charli XCX, Shaboozey
In a fantastic summer for pop, we look at the rise of Chappell Roan, Sabrina Carpenter, and Shaboozey — and the triumphant returns of Charli XCX and Tinashe, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43:35 12/07/2024
Little Steven Looks Back, from E Street to Sun City
With a new documentary, 'Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple,' out now, Van Zandt looks back at his wild life, from fighting apartheid with "Sun City" to his work with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and much more, joined by documentary director Bill Teck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
35:35 03/07/2024
Hootie Babylon! Darius Rucker Tells All
Darius Rucker looks back at Hootie and the Blowfish's hard-partying early days (they once bulk-purchased $32,000 worth of ecstasy!), the making of his greatest hits, and much, much more in our career-spanning new interview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
40:11 03/07/2024
The Making of Billie Eilish's 'Hit Me Hard and Soft'
We go inside Billie Eilish's third studio album, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Angie Martoccio, who wrote Rolling Stone's recent Eilish cover story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27:38 21/06/2024
The Many Confessions of Linda Perry
With a documentary out about her life, singer/songwriter/producer Linda Perry spills about everything from the real story behind Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" to her failed collaboration with Courtney Love — and much more, in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
42:19 12/06/2024
40 Years of 'Born in the U.S.A.' — Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan Look Back at Bruce Springsteen's Biggest Moment
E Street Band legends Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan look back at the making of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. on its 40th anniversary in exclusive new interviews with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
70:15 05/06/2024
Keep 'Em Separated!: 30 Years of The Offspring's 'Smash,' with Dexter Holland
In 1994, The Offspring's "Come and Out and Play" video was all over MTV — and it cost a mere $5,000. In a revealing, in-depth new interview with host Brian Hiatt, frontman Dexter Holland celebrates the 30th anniversary of Smash by looking back on an era when a punk band could rise to the top of the charts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46:39 28/05/2024
Is the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake Battle Over — and Did Drake Lose?
The Kendrick v. Drake battle has gone quiet — so we look back at all the highlights (and shocking low blows) of one of the greatest hip-hop beefs ever, with Andre Gee joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45:29 16/05/2024
Pt. 2 : Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department": The Ultimate Breakdown
We take a deep-dive look at the second half of Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
49:08 05/05/2024
Kate Hudson on Overcoming Her Fears and Finally Making a Debut Album
Hudson talks about her debut album, 'Glorious,' moving from acting to singing, why she wants to play Stevie Nicks someday, and much more in a conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
33:52 05/05/2024
Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department': The Ultimate Breakdown, Part 1
We go ultra-deep on every song on the first half of Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
70:50 25/04/2024
Drake vs. the World: Inside His Beef with Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, and More
Drake is feuding with Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, and Future, among others. We trace the biggest moment for hip-hop beef in years, including J. Cole's preemptive surrender to Lamar, with Andre Gee joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61:29 19/04/2024
Maybe Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' is Actually Her Rock Album
We go track-by-track on Beyoncé's genre-jumping new album and much more, with Larisha Paul joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51:47 07/04/2024
Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Looks Back: 20 Years of 'Good News For People Who Love Bad News'!
Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock looks back at the chaotic creation of his band's major-label breakthrough and much more in a candid and hilarious interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
40:34 06/04/2024
Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department': The Anticipation Episode
We speculate wildly about one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and ponder burning questions, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
37:31 28/03/2024
Hear the Startling AI Creations of Suno, the ChatGPT for Music
A ChatGPT for music has arrived — and its abilities are uncanny and controversial. We go inside the company, play some wild creations, debate what this means for artists, and much more, with co-founder Mikey Shulman joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
39:41 22/03/2024
Ariana Grande's 'Eternal Sunshine': The Ultimate Breakdown
Ariana Grande has updated, matured, and maybe perfected her pop formula on Eternal Sunshine. We go deep into her first album in four years and look back at her whole career, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
40:39 12/03/2024
Four Beatles Biopics At Once?! Here's What We Expect for the Launch of the Beatles Cinematic Universe
With the news that Sam Mendes will direct one Beatles biopic for each member, all due in 2027, we make some predictions for the Beatles Cinematic Universe, discuss the overall music biopic boom, look back at the best Beatles movies of the past, and more, with Rob Sheffield (author of Dreaming the Beatles) joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
54:36 04/03/2024
Even More of the Best Music You Didn't Hear in 2023
In the final part of our look at some of the best music of 2023, we look back at the year in Spanish-language music, from indie-rock to reggaeton and beyond, with Julyssa Lopez joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26:41 29/02/2024
Bradley Nowell's Son is Sublime's New Singer. His Path Wasn't Easy
Bradley Nowell's son Jakob Nowell and original Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh tell host Brian Hiatt about bringing the band back for Coachella and beyond — and Nowell explains what it was like growing up in the shadow of his father, who died when he was just one year old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50:56 16/02/2024
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on Their 2024 Tour, Retirement, 'Stairway to Heaven,' and More
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss sit down with host Brian Hiatt for their only interview on their new tour, discussing the future of their collaboration and much, much more — including the moment Plant got on stage to sing "Stairway to Heaven" last year for the first time in ages Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28:32 13/02/2024
Pt. 3 of the Best Music You Didn't Hear in 2023
We look back at some of the best hip-hop, R&B, and Afropop of 2023, with an emphasis on lesser-known albums and songs. Mankaprr Conteh and Andre Gee join host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
49:52 13/02/2024
Exclusive: The Making of the 2024 Grammys, with Exec Producer Ben Winston
From getting Joni Mitchell to perform to saving Mariah Carey from traffic in a golf cart, executive producer Ben Winston spills-behind-the-scenes secrets of this year's Grammy ceremony in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43:05 06/02/2024
Inside the 66th Annual Grammy Awards
Raj Kapoor, executive producer of the Grammy Awards, previews this year's performances, from Joni Mitchell to Travis Scott to Billy Joel to Billie Eilish — and is there still a chance Taylor Swift and Beyoncé might perform? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22:00 02/02/2024
Inside "We Are the World": Untold Stories of the 1985 All-Star Sessions
With a new "We Are the World" documentary hitting Netflix, we look back at the one-of-a-kind all-star sessions, where Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and dozens of others joined forces. Host Brian Hiatt talks to Bao Nguyen, director of the new doc, The Greatest Night in Pop; Tom Bahler, who was the vocal arranger for "We Are the World"; and Sheila E, who talks about her experience as one of the singers that night — and how she felt that the song's makers were using her to try to get Prince to show up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
55:56 29/01/2024
Pt. 2 of The Best 2023 Music You Didn't Hear
Continuing our series on the best music of 2023, we look at the best of Americana and country, with Joseph Hudak joining host Brian Hiatt to talk about releases from Zach Bryan, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, and many, many more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
41:15 25/01/2024
The Best 2023 Music You Didn't Hear (Pt. 1)
In the first of our series on the best music you may have missed in 2023, we take a look at the year's indie-rock albums, from Blondshell to Wednesday to Ian Sweet, with Angie Martoccio, Jon Dolan, and Simon Vozick-Levinson joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45:41 22/01/2024
Kali Uchis on Making Music "Without Limitations"
Genre-jumping innovator Kali Uchis breaks down her new album, Orquídeas, and her whole career path in an interview with Rolling Stone's Julyssa Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25:15 15/01/2024
Green Day Hates Trump. Are You Really Surprised??
The MAGA world went on a days-long meltdown after Billie Joe Armstrong dissed them on New Year's Eve. We try to figure out why — and what it says about the 2024 election, with Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
33:33 04/01/2024

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