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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.

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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.

    The Life and Music of Neil Peart

    The Life and Music of Neil Peart

    In 2015 interview audio, Rush's late drummer and lyricist reflects on the pains and pleasures of his work. Plus, Hank Shteamer and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to look back on Peart's legacy

    • 41 min
    The Best Songs of 2019

    The Best Songs of 2019

    Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt for an in-depth look at 2019's musical highlights

    • 36 min
    A Conversation with the Black Keys

    A Conversation with the Black Keys

    Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney sit down with Rolling Stone's Patrick Doyle to discuss their new album and their entire career

    • 37 min
    Debbie Harry: My Life in Blondie and Beyond

    Debbie Harry: My Life in Blondie and Beyond

    Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie discuss their career and Harry's new book with host Brian Hiatt

    • 33 min
    The Life and Music of Juice Wrld

    The Life and Music of Juice Wrld

    In early December, Juice Wrld died not long after his 21st birthday. Brendan Klinkenberg and Simon Vozick-Levinson join host Brian Hiatt to look back at the rapper's genre-hopping, too-short career

    • 39 min
    Billie Eilish, Van Halen, and Musical Generation Gaps

    Billie Eilish, Van Halen, and Musical Generation Gaps

    Billie Eilish doesn't know Van Halen – which is totally fine. Andy Greene, Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to talk about two acts who couldn't be more different, and yet somehow surprisingly similar

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

bongothewonderchimp ,

The Golden Age of Rock and Roll

I love Rock and Roll, so naturally I assumed I'd enjoy Rock and Roll podcasts. But I didn't: Most are recorded by guys that don't know how to speak, for people who don't know how to listen. When I saw Rolling Stone had a podcast I assumed the worst. Once standard bearer for the glorious revolution, turned corporate shill rag, and finally desperate and desperately obsolete, like that hair metal singer you're already picturing, what credibility the Rolling Stone had once gathered had long since dried to dust. I was expecting to hear a Jim Ladd kind of dude reminiscing about scoring weed for Grand Funk Railroad in '73, but I tried them anyway. First one I heard was a precocious child who sounded like McLovin, interviewing a barely tolerant Pete Townsend . The audio sounded like it had been accidently captured on a baby monitor. This was Rolling Stone? But then I heard Brian Hiatt. He sounds about 20 until you really listen, and then you hear what Rolling Stone once was: Smart, insightful, funny, deeply knowledgable and most of all passionate, genuinely passionate about all good music. Then I realized McLovin was Andy Green. I'm thinking in another universe Lester Bangs took Andy aside in 1973 and told him that he'd missed out on real rock and roll, but wants 1500 words on The Black Keys. Andy is smart, very smart, and hearing him shred indulgent revisionist rock biopics was pure joy. In the late 60's and early 70's Rolling Stone was amateur and unpolished, but driven by keen young minds that had something worth listening to, especially when it came to popular music, and thanks to Brian and Andy that spirit is back...at least in podcast form.

shamsham. ,

Love.

I really, really adore this podcast. I like the change up of guests, I love the varying vibe from episode to episode. Brian is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, curious, comedic, and entertaining, without stealing any spotlight from his guests. I also learn so much about music I’ve known for years, as well as music I know nothing about, which has opened up huge areas of music for me that I otherwise may not know much about. I’ve gone through almost every single episode thus far, and am always entertained and amused and inspired! Thank you for this, I love it.

goodguyaustin ,

Quality content, but recording quality suffers

Love the show, but please back up from the microphones (and/or use pop filters). Way too many plosives and it distracts from what you’re actually saying. Keep up the good work!

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