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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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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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