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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.

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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 5/16/24
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 5/5/24
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 5/5/24
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 4/25/24
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 4/19/24
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 4/7/24
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 4/6/24
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 3/28/24
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 3/22/24
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 3/12/24
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 3/4/24
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 2/29/24
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 2/16/24
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 2/13/24
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 2/13/24
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 2/6/24
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 2/2/24
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 1/29/24
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 1/25/24
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 1/22/24
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 1/15/24
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 1/4/24
Creativity Lessons from Snoop Dogg, Lil Yachty, and Gucci Mane
Snoop Dogg, Lil Yachty, and Gucci Mane join Latto, Tierra Whack, and Jon Batiste in conversations for Rolling Stone's Musicians on Musicians interviews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
52:21 12/30/23
Chaka Khan: A Legend Looks Back
Fresh from her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction, Chaka Khan looks back at some highlights and hidden corners of her career — from working with Prince to her friendship with Joni Mitchell — in an interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
33:19 12/28/23
Geddy Lee Tells All: 'My Effin' Life' — and Rush's Possible Future
Geddy Lee looks back on his whole life story in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt, touching on everything from early influences to Rush's experimentation with drugs and synthesizers. And Lee also explains how he's trying to get Alex Lifeson back on the road with him — with some encouragement from Paul McCartney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50:23 12/25/23
How 'The O.C.' (Almost) Saved Rock
The beloved Fox teen drama The O.C. had some of best music in the history of television. For its 20th anniversary, we look back with creator Josh Schwartz and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas joining host Brian Hiatt — just in time for Chrismukkah, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
42:47 12/25/23
The '90s Episode: Trying to Make Sense of a Magical Decade for Music
So much great music came to life in the '90s that the decade is impossible to encapsulate — but we try in this episode, with Rob Harvilla, author of the new book 60 Songs That Explain the '90s, joining host Brian Hiatt for a wide-ranging discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57:33 11/29/23
New Beatles, New Stones... Wait, What Year Is it?
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones both managed to release new music in the space of a few weeks this year — something that will never happen again. We take a deep look at the Beatles' "Now and Then" and the Rolling Stones' Hackney Diamonds, with Angie Martoccio and Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56:30 11/13/23
Secrets of 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'
For the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest albums ever made, we look back at Wu-Tang Clan's debut, with Andre Gee joining host Brian Hiatt for a discussion — along with Gee's interview with Raekwon on making the album and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45:38 11/10/23
Britney Spears Book Club! Inside Her Powerful New Memoir
Britney Spears' 'The Woman In Me' is one of the most wrenching music memoirs ever. We take a deep look at its revelations, with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58:56 10/30/23

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