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(FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) Inside Out: Decoding Kanye West’s Rants

Upon close examination of several Kanye West interviews it becomes clear that all the man really wants is a chance to prove himself in the world of fashion design.


Marcus Mumford (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)and Avicii (Jacob Schulman) Inside Out: Avicii and Mumford & Sons’ Bluegrass Connection

Mumford & Sons tapped into one of the same specific sources of inspiration as Avicii: the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ soundtrack. But what does the bluegrass community make of all this?


(Courtesy XL Recordings) Inside Out: How Thom Yorke Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb with Atoms For Peace

Whether it’s mellowing with age or the lack of pressure on a side project, one thing is certain: this has not been your average press cycle for Atom For Peace. We chronicle the increasingly absurd timeline.


metal_fans2 Inside Out: Metal Fans Predict the Genre’s Future

We talked to the early arrivals at Pantera singer Philip H. Anselmo’s show at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre a few weeks back to get a sense of their take on the community and where the genre is headed.


(Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Inside Out: Birmingham, the Birthplace of Metal

Most metal artists and fans can agree: Sabbath is heavy metal’s ground zero. But what was ground zero for Sabbath? The original lineup hailed from working class Birmingham, England, in the rubble of World War II.


(Daniel Boczarski/Bryan Bedder/Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Inside Out: Metalheads Talking Metal

For latest Inside Out mini-documentary, we sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Watch the video.


(Christopher Polk/Getty Images for LOGO) Inside Out: Reality Singing Show Outsiders

In this episode of Inside Out, we explore the outsiders of reality singing shows: from Adam Lambert on American Idol to Beverly McClellan on The Voice to “burrito slinger” Josh Krajcik on X Factor.


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This Is Us: Inside One Direction’s So-Called ‘Crazy’ Fanbase spoke with fans of One Direction to see what it is about this boy band that makes them go so crazy. What we found out, though, was that 1D fans aren’t actually crazy at all.


(Tom Briglia/Getty Images for Revel) Inside Out: The EDM Live Experience

What are you getting when you attend Electric Daisy, or any of the other DJ-heavy festivals? In this episode of Inside Out, we talked to artists and experts about just that.


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From The CNN Of The 17th Century To Country Hits, Murder Ballads Won’t Die

An uncommon phenomenon hit the country music charts at the beginning of 2013: two top-selling singles — respectively from Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry — that are also murder ballads captured the public’s attention.


Thirty Seconds To Mars (Courtesy Virgin Records) Inside Out: Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Music Video History

In this episode of Inside Out, we explored Thirty Seconds To Mars’ music video history. The band themselves shed some light on their work, as well as a panel of past collaborators.


(Mischa Richter/Universal Republic Records) Inside Out: The New Wave Of British Soul and R&B

Following Amy & Adele, we’re now seeing artists like Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Olly Murs, Conor Maynard and Daley make their way into the world. Through interviews with the artists, we explore the phenomenon behind their music and what inspired it.


Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Inside Out: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013

For the latest Inside Out, we take a look at what makes Rock Hall’s class of 2013 so special, asking music experts from EW and Rolling Stone and artists like Skynyrd, Run-D.M.C. and Sheryl Crow to sound off.


Rick Gershon/Getty Images Inside Out: KROQ DJs On Coachella’s Greatest Hits

With Coachella looming this weekend, L.A. station KROQ’s most popular DJs gathered around the studio to share a few of their favorite festival memories for this episode of Inside Out.


Damon Albarn of Blur - "woo-hoo" indeed. (Photo credit: Dana Distortion) Inside Out: Coachella Goes Old School For 2013

Will Blur play “Song 2”? What makes the Chili Peppers such a go-to festival band? Is Coachella a big career moment for Phoenix? Watch our special Inside Out video feature to get the skinny on Coachella 2013.