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Hair Metal Confidential: Hear Our Podcast on Eighties Hard-Rock History

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New Rolling Stone Music Now episode takes on the highs and lows of rock’s glossiest era

From Dokken to Warrant, from Poison to Stryper, the new book Nöthin’ But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion is full of untold tales of hard rock’s glossiest era. On a new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock join host Brian Hiatt to share some of the best stories from the book, starting with the rise of Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot, two Seventies bands who took so long to make it that they became forever known as Eighties bands.

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See John Oates Team Up With Saxsquatch for EDM Spin on Hall and Oates’ ‘Maneater’

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“He brings the funk out of the forest and puts a smile on the face of the world. Meeting him in the woods to shoot the video was a life-changing moment,” Oates says of unlikely collaboration

John Oates has teamed with a giant, saxophone-playing Sasquatch — named Saxsquatch, naturally — for a new EDM spin on Hall & Oates’ classic “Maneater.”

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Watch Sam Smith Cover Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ at Abbey Road Studios

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Performance comes from singer’s new release, Love Goes: Live at Abbey Road Studios

Sam Smith has shared a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s classic, “Time After Time,” from their new live album, Love Goes: Live at Abbey Road Studios, which arrived March 19th.

Smith turns in a faithful rendition of Lauper’s 1983 classic as the backing band captures the original’s slick but tender instrumentation. Smith, meanwhile, keeps their vocals soft but injects just the right amount of passion and poignancy on the indelible hook: “If you’re lost you can look and you will find me/Time after time.”

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Bernice King, Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Thanks Justin Bieber for Supporting King Center

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Pop star included archival audio of MLK on his new album, Justice

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., thanked Justin Bieber for supporting the King Center and its Be Love campaign as part of the singer’s philanthropic efforts around his new album, Justice.

Bieber’s new album, Justice, notably features a handful of MLK audio clips. The opening track, “2 Much,” starts with one of the most famous quotes from King’s 1963 “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” — “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Later, the “MLK Interlude” comprises audio from a sermon MLK delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in November 1967 that begins, “I say to you this morning, if you have never found something so dear and so precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live.”

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Lana Del Rey Roller Skates Down a Desert Highway in ‘White Dress’ Video

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Track appears on musician’s new album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club

Lana Del Rey has released a music video for “White Dress,” a track off her new album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, which arrived Friday, March 19th.

The video was directed by Constellation Jones and, per a press release, was inspired by the work of director David Lynch. While there isn’t anything particularly jarring or disturbing in the clip, it does pair some of Lynch’s surreal Southern California energy with Del Rey’s own brand of Americana as she roller skates down an empty desert highway, sings “White Dress” by a picket fence, and joins a bunch of masked-up friends for a meal at a roadside restaurant.

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Warpaint Dabble in Post-Punk on Cover of Gang of Four’s ‘Paralysed’

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Track is off tribute album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four

Warpaint has released a cover of Gang of Four’s “Paralysed,” off the upcoming tribute compilation The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, in honor of the late guitarist.

The cover stays true to the original, opening with searing drums and a crunchy bass line from Jenny Lee, who also produced the track.

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Demi Lovato Discusses Overdose in Preview of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Interview

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Demi Lovato Discusses Overdose in Preview of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Interview

Demi Lovato discusses how close she came to death when she overdosed in 2018 in a preview of her upcoming interview on CBS Sunday Morning, which will air in full March 21st at 9 a.m. ET.

“The doctors told me that I had five to 10 minutes,” Lovato says in the clip of her interview with Tracy Smith. “Like, if no one had found me, then I wouldn’t be here. And I’m grateful that I’m sitting here today.”

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Paula Cole on New LP ‘American Quilt,’ What She Learned From Emmylou Harris

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Singer shares her rendition of “Wayfaring Stranger,” talks upcoming album, and looks back on her career — from touring with Peter Gabriel to “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” fame

When Paula Cole released her 2016 album, Ballads, a double LP of folk and jazz standards, she felt her work was incomplete. “It didn’t sit right,” the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone over the phone from her home in Massachusetts. “I needed it to be more of a diverse patchwork, incorporating my roots as a typical American and also as a daughter of a professional musician. I’ve been in this melting pot of music since I was a little girl, and I needed the album to reflect that diversity.”

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Hear the Who’s ‘Jingles’ Digital EP From Upcoming ‘Sell Out’ Reissue

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Three-track EP focuses on unreleased, tongue-in-cheek ads the band recorded for 1967 album

The Who have shared three rare “jingles” — the tongue-in-cheek ads the band placed between album tracks — from their massive The Who Sell Out reissue, out April 23rd.

The Sell Out Jingles digital EP features three early takes of “Heinz Baked Beans” — the finished product of which made the album’s tracklist — as well as the unreleased “John Mason Cars/Speakeasy/Rotosound Strings/Bag O’Nails” and “Premier Drums (Take 1 & 4),” featuring two minutes of Keith Moon banging around in celebration of his drum maker of choice.

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