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Rolling Stone Music Now

324 episodes - English - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★ - 738 ratings

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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Episodes

Drake, Beyoncé, and the Dance-Music Vibe Shift

June 23, 2022 22:56 - 53 minutes

Drake and Beyoncé's house-influenced new releases want to make you dance; Jeff Ihaza and Mankaprr Conteh join host Brian Hiatt to discuss. Plus: Rob Sheffield on Paul McCartney at 80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Drake, Beyoncé, and the Dance-Music Vibe Shift. Plus: Paul McCartney at 80

June 23, 2022 22:56 - 53 minutes

Drake and Beyoncé's house-influenced new releases want to make you dance; Jeff Ihaza and Mankaprr Conteh join host Brian Hiatt to discuss. Plus: Rob Sheffield on Paul McCartney at 80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Confessions of Megan Thee Stallion – and Kate Bush's "Stranger Things" Moment

June 17, 2022 03:27 - 47 minutes

We go inside the reporting of Megan's new Rolling Stone cover story and preview her new album with Mankaprr Conteh – and explore how "Stranger Things" revived Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," with Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kate Bush's "Stranger Things" Moment – and the Confessions of Megan Thee Stallion

June 17, 2022 03:27 - 47 minutes

We explore how "Stranger Things" revived Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," with Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt – and go inside the reporting of Megan Thee Stallion's new Rolling Stone cover story and preview her new album with Mankaprr Conteh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Steve Jones on the Sex Pistols' Real Story

June 09, 2022 23:03 - 49 minutes

From his relationship with Chrissie Hynde to the truth about Sid Vicious, Steve Jones tells all about his time in the Sex Pistols Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside the World of Blackpink

June 02, 2022 23:15 - 32 minutes

We go inside the reporting of Rolling Stone's new cover stories on the world's biggest girl group, with reporter Haeryun Kang joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Harry Styles' "Harry's House": The Ultimate Breakdown

May 27, 2022 03:27 - 51 minutes

We go track by track through Harry Styles' new album, "Harry's House," with Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Triumphs and Controversies of Kendrick Lamar's Return

May 19, 2022 23:09 - 52 minutes

Kendrick Lamar is tearing apart his own image – and everyone's confused. Marcus J. Moore, author of the definitive biography The Butterfly Effect, joins host Brian Hiatt to break down the long-awaited Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ben Fong-Torres on Backstage Secrets of the 1970s

May 12, 2022 23:10 - 46 minutes

Writer Ben-Fong Torres, star of the new Netflix documentary 'Like A Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben-Fong Torres,' looks back at his groundbreaking Rolling Stone work – including interviews with Ray Charles, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison – in conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sheryl Crow Tells All

May 05, 2022 22:24 - 37 minutes

Sheryl Crow, the subject of the new documentary Sheryl, looks back on her whole career in revealing interviews with host Brian Hiatt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Notorious B.I.G.: The Untold Story

April 28, 2022 22:03 - 59 minutes

As the Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday approaches, we look back at his life and music, with Justin Tinsley, author of the revelatory new book It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kurt Vile: The Rolling Stone Interview

April 21, 2022 16:22 - 49 minutes

Kurt Vile digs deep in an interview with host Brian Hiatt, discussing his new album Watch My Moves (including his killer version of Bruce Springsteen's "Wages of Sin"), loving Wu-Tang Clan, getting high at a Bob Dylan concert, why he wants Miley Cyrus to cover his songs, drugs, "dad-rock," guitar sounds, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Puerto Rican Rap Superstar Residente on His Campaign to Redefine "America"

April 14, 2022 22:46 - 29 minutes

Residente explains why his new song "This Is Not America" tells U.S. residents to stop calling themselves "Americans" in an interview with Julyssa Lopez. Plus, a look back at his Calle 13 days and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Exclusive: Grammy Producers Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Secrets, Address Criticism and More

April 07, 2022 05:57 - 40 minutes

Grammy executive producers Ben Winston and Raj Kapoor explain how BTS' performance almost didn't happen and other backstage tales, take on various critiques of the show, and explain how the Grammys are going to keep on changing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

March 31, 2022 18:02 - 42 minutes

The late Foo Fighters drummer talks about his brotherhood with Dave Grohl, stage fright, almost quitting the band, and much more in never-before-heard audio of his final in=person Rolling Stone interview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

'Something in the Way,' 'The Batman,' Prince, and the Wild History of Batmusic

March 24, 2022 04:16 - 40 minutes

With Nirvana's 'Something in the Way' a streaming smash thanks to 'The Batman,' we look at the new movie's music and the whole story Batmusic, from the '60s TV theme song to Prince and beyond. David Fear and Erica Thompson join host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Keith Richards on the Stones' Future and His Reluctant Solo Career

March 17, 2022 05:15 - 29 minutes

Keith Richards tells host Brian Hiatt about the future of the Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts, making his 1992 solo classic 'Main Offender,' his reaction to Paul McCartney calling the Stones a "blues cover band" and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones' Future and His Reluctant Solo Career

March 17, 2022 05:15 - 29 minutes

Keith Richards tells host Brian Hiatt about the future of the Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts, making his 1992 solo classic 'Main Offender,' his reaction to Paul McCartney calling the Stones a "blues cover band" and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside A Music Scene Under Fire in Ukraine

March 10, 2022 21:02 - 24 minutes

Homegrown rap, rock and dance music were bigger than ever in Ukraine – and then Russia attacked. Ukrainian musicians tell us about their once-thriving scene, and the realities of life in wartime Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A Grunge God's Fall and Rise: The Confessions of Mark Lanegan

March 03, 2022 02:10 - 50 minutes

The late Mark Lanegan, of Screaming Trees and solo fame, tells Kory Grow how Courtney Love saved his life, how he dealt with the losses of his friends Kurt Cobain and Anthony Bourdain, hoe he revived his career after his addiction struggles, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dr. Dre's Halftime Show Wasn't "Nostalgia" – and Why Drake and Taylor Swift Should Be Next

February 24, 2022 05:09 - 40 minutes

We discuss this year's Super Bowl halftime show, look back at past highs and lows, and make suggestions for the future, with host Brian Hiatt joined by Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Eminem Before Rakim and Snoop? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Rap Problem – and Other Growing Pains

February 17, 2022 20:07 - 51 minutes

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted Little Richard before the Beatles – but may be about to induct Eminem before many hip-hop pioneers, Keith Murphy and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the tricky future of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

330 Hours of Ye: Inside the Kanye West Documentary 'Jeen-Yuhs'

February 09, 2022 23:52 - 43 minutes

Coodie and Chike, the directors of Netflix's Kanye West documentary 'Jeen-Yuhs,' go deep into the making of their revelatory three-part movie in an interview with host Brian Hiatt. Plus: Rolling Stone's David Fear puts the film in historical context Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside the Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan Battle

February 03, 2022 18:21 - 44 minutes

How did a 76-year-old rock legend rattle a giant corporation? We look into Neil Young's crusade, with Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt. Plus: a debate over whether CDs deserve a comeback, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Questlove on 'Summer of Soul' Secrets, The Roots' Future, His Sly Stone Documentary

January 27, 2022 07:12 - 44 minutes

Questlove on how 'Summer of Soul' was influenced by Public Enemy, why 'Get Back' is a hip-hop movie, why the Roots have 700 song ideas for their next album, and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How Ronnie Spector Broke Free: Her Brave Life and World-Shaking Music

January 19, 2022 23:18 - 39 minutes

Hear unearthed audio of Ronnie Spector on her life with Phil Spector and the birth of the Ronettes, and dive deep into her story, with Andy Greene, Angie Martoccio, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Best 2021 Albums You Didn’t Hear

January 13, 2022 19:24 - 50 minutes

We guide you through the hip-hop, country/Americana, and metal albums you may have missed in 2021, as well as some bigger names, from Megan Thee Stallion to Eric Church. Host Brian Hiatt is joined by Jeff Ihaza, Joseph Hudak, and Kory Grow for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Secret History of Steely Dan

December 29, 2021 16:57 - 41 minutes

Donald Fagen on losing Walter Becker, developing Steely Dan’s sound, and much more in an interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Best (and Weirdest and Saddest) Holiday Songs

December 22, 2021 15:57 - 41 minutes

Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt for a rundown of their favorite Christmas and holiday songs, from Mariah Carey to Ariana Grande to Run-DMC to Bruce Springsteen – and oddities including Bryan Adams' "Reggae Christmas" and the entire existence of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Best Albums of 2021, From Olivia Rodrigo to Rauw Alejandro

December 16, 2021 00:51 - 43 minutes

Inside Rolling Stone’s genre-spanning picks for 2021’s best albums, with Mankaprr Conteh, Julyssa Lopez, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Reinventing Pop with Finneas: Billie Eilish, His Solo Career and More

December 08, 2021 18:52 - 46 minutes

Finneas tells all about co-creating music with his superstar sister, launching his solo career, writing for Justin Bieber and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Endless Beatles Revelations of 'Get Back'

December 02, 2021 20:05 - 1 hour

Rob Sheffield and host Brian Hiatt break down Peter Jackson's astonishing, eight-hour Beatles documentary 'Get Back.' Plus: inside the new Brian Wilson documentary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: The Rolling Stone Interview

November 24, 2021 19:54 - 47 minutes

Plant and Krauss on their new album, the legacy of Led Zeppelin and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' surviving the '80s and much, much more, in an in-depth conversation with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside the Tragedy at Astroworld Festival

November 17, 2021 20:05 - 46 minutes

How did 10 people die at a Travis Scott concert? An in-depth look at one of the worst concert tragedies in years, with on-the scene reporting and more – Ethan Millman, Jeff Ihaza and concert-safety expert Paul Wertheimer join host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Taylor Swift's Catalog, Ranked – and A Look at Taylor's Versions

November 10, 2021 17:20 - 51 minutes

We discuss Rob Sheffield's revamped, ranked list of Taylor Swift's songs, with Rob joining Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt – and discuss the work-intensive Taylor's Versions project Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Snoop Dogg: The Rolling Stone Interview

November 04, 2021 00:03 - 46 minutes

Snoop looks back on the making of his biggest songs with Dr. Dre and Pharrell, previews next year's Super Bowl halftime show, explains how he squashed his beef with Eminem, shares memories of Tupac and Biggie, discusses his new album 'The Algorithm,' and much more in an in-depth interview with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Wizardry of Young Thug

October 28, 2021 00:50 - 49 minutes

We look at Young Thug's long and wildly innovative path to his new album 'Punk,' with Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dark Side of Eric Clapton

October 20, 2021 17:58 - 40 minutes

Clapton has become a vocal skeptic of COVID-19 vaccines – and once went on a "full-tilt racist" rant. David Browne, author of Rolling Stone's blockbuster new report on Clapton, joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the untold story of a rock icon. Plus: the English Beat's Dave Wakeling shares memories of Clapton's infamous 1976 stage tantrum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 2)

October 13, 2021 18:57 - 47 minutes

We continue our journey through Rolling Stone’s brand-new list of the greatest songs ever, with Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt  to talk about tracks from the Ronettes, Dr. Dre, the Notorious B.I.G., Prince, Chuck Berry and more  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Brandi Carlile: The Rolling Stone Interview

October 06, 2021 16:47 - 58 minutes

The singer/songwriter breaks down her new album, ‘In These Silent Days,’ and talks about hanging out with Joni Mitchell, singing with Soundgarden, avoiding hit singles, and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Pt. 1)

September 29, 2021 14:26 - 49 minutes

We dig into the making of (and reactions to) Rolling Stone’s much-discussed new list, and discuss the top 20, with Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield and Jon Dolan joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Rick Ross Teaches You How to "Boss Up"

September 22, 2021 19:21 - 44 minutes

Hip-hop legend Rick Ross, author of the new book 'The Perfect Day to Boss Up," gives life lessons and looks back on his hit-making career so far in an interview with Jeff Ihaza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kanye vs. Drake: ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’

September 15, 2021 19:19 - 48 minutes

We discuss Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ and Kanye West’s ‘Donda,’ as well as the controversies behind them, with Jeff Ihaza joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Best of RSMN: The Holland Brothers on Writing Motown Classics

September 08, 2021 15:21 - 51 minutes

Brian and Eddie Holland, who co-wrote Motown hits from "Heat Wave" to "Stop! In the Name of Love" – and also a new memoir – share tales from a pop golden age with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A Tribute to Charlie Watts

September 01, 2021 14:45 - 50 minutes

We look back on the life and music of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with Rob Sheffield and Hank Shteamer joining host Brian Hiatt; plus, Max Weinberg and the Black Keys' Patrick Carney weigh in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

'Who's Next' (and 'Led Zeppelin IV') at 50 - Looking Back at Peak Classic Rock

August 25, 2021 15:34 - 55 minutes

We look back at two albums that defined classic rock, with Steven Hyden joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Greatest Music Videos Ever Made

August 18, 2021 14:57 - 58 minutes

We break down Rolling Stone's recent list of the 100 greatest music videos, with Mankaprr Conteh, David Fear, and Rob Sheffield joining host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Great Limp Bizkit Debate

August 11, 2021 16:26 - 1 hour

With a Lollapalooza comeback and a new Woodstock '99 doc, the legacy of Fred Durst's band is a weirdly hot topic – Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to weigh in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

George Clinton: The Rolling Stone Interview

August 04, 2021 15:55 - 51 minutes

For his 80th birthday, the Parliament-Funkadelic founder looks back on his whole career with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A Conversation with H.E.R.

July 28, 2021 00:33 - 55 minutes

H.E.R. breaks down her long-awaited new album 'Back of My Mind,' the origins of her guitar virtuosity, the state of R&B, her Oscar and Grammy wins and much more with host Brian Hiatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Guests

Bob Dylan
3 Episodes
Rob Sheffield
2 Episodes
Alicia Keys
1 Episode
Andrew Bird
1 Episode
Desmond Child
1 Episode
Elvis Costello
1 Episode
Pete Wentz
1 Episode
Rob Thomas
1 Episode

Books

The Secret History
5 Episodes