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  • Roger Waters' Stadium Tour to Kick Off May 1st

    Roger Waters' Stadium Tour to Kick Off May 1st | ARTICLE

    Roger Waters is set to bring his historic, modern-day production of The Wall back to North America in 2012, this time landing the massive spectacle in several suitably large stadiums. With a new, 36-show North American tour scheduled...

    November 1, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Phish's Trey Anastasio Talks About His First Musical

    Exclusive: Phish's Trey Anastasio Talks About His First Musical | ARTICLE

    A prolific songwriter, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio quietly spent part of the past two years working on a score for a new musical – an adaptation of the documentary Hands on a Hardbody – which will...

    October 31, 2011 2:20 PM ET
  • Phish Release Seven-CD Box Set From Historic Fall 1997 Tour

    Phish Release Seven-CD Box Set From Historic Fall 1997 Tour | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Phish's 'Mike's Song -> I Am Hydrogen -> Weekapaug Groove (Nov. 22, 1997)' Phish are taking a...

    October 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux Announces New Live Series

    Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux Announces New Live Series | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to the Grateful Dead's 'The Music Never Stopped' A new limited-edition archival release series that’s modeled very much in the image of...

    October 24, 2011 2:15 PM ET
  • Neil Young Jams with Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Beck, Others for Bridge School Benefit

    Neil Young Jams with Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Beck, Others for Bridge School Benefit | ARTICLE

    San Francisco's Shoreline Amphitheatre was designed to resemble the Grateful Dead's Steal Your Face logo when viewed from above. On the ground level, however, the venue's concourse actually resembles a bridge, in honor of the Bridge School...

    October 23, 2011 2:50 PM ET
  • Ryan Adams Plays Intimate, Stripped-Down Show in Big Sur

    Ryan Adams Plays Intimate, Stripped-Down Show in Big Sur | ARTICLE

    The Henry Miller Library on California's Big Sur coastline feels like it's in a different country entirely. Essentially a front yard with a small stage constructed under the redwoods – and within spitting distance of bluffs that...

    October 14, 2011 10:55 AM ET
  • Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies

    Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies | ARTICLE

    Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday, October 8th. Staff at the Raffaello Hotel discovered the body when Welsh, 40, failed to make his...

    October 9, 2011 3:05 PM ET
  • Steve Jobs Remembered

    Steve Jobs Remembered | ARTICLE

    While President Obama has pointed out that "much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented," it's easy to forget that Apple founder Steve Jobs' impact on our daily lives goes...

    October 6, 2011 6:30 PM ET
  • Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Illness

    Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Illness | ARTICLE

    For the second time this year, Adele has been forced to scratch tour dates due to issues involving her vocal cords. Her U.S. dates were scheduled to begin on Friday, October 7th in Atlantic City, New...

    October 4, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Apple Announces Enhanced iPhone 4S and Other Product Improvements

    Apple Announces Enhanced iPhone 4S and Other Product Improvements | BLOG ENTRY

    Apple held a press conference this morning in their Cupertino, Calif. headquarters, focusing on the rollout of their new iPhone 4S, as well as the announcement of some improvements to products in their iPod line.A...

    October 4, 2011 5:20 PM ET
  • Robert Plant, Bob Mould, Steve Earle Rock Huge Audiences in San Francisco

    Robert Plant, Bob Mould, Steve Earle Rock Huge Audiences in San Francisco | ARTICLE

    Despite obvious ties to non-commercial forms of music, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has quietly become the largest music festival in the country in terms of audience – with an estimated 600,000 attendees...

    October 3, 2011 12:20 PM ET
  • Bright Eyes Play Intimate Rooftop Pool Concert Above the Lights of Las Vegas

    Bright Eyes Play Intimate Rooftop Pool Concert Above the Lights of Las Vegas | ARTICLE

    Las Vegas' rock and roll scene is best known for residence shows from Santana, Elton John and other veteran acts playing for a largely tourist market. But a number of festivals and projects are giving Sin City...

    September 25, 2011 7:40 PM ET
  • Judge Dismisses Copyright Case Against 50 Cent

    Judge Dismisses Copyright Case Against 50 Cent | ARTICLE

    Rapper 50 Cent won his latest court battle on Thursday (September 22nd) in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey where a judge dismissed a copyright infringement allegation against both 50 Cent and his record label, G-Unit.

    September 23, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Jane's Addiction, Killers, Snoop Dogg Play Private Show for Silicon Valley Insiders

    Jane's Addiction, Killers, Snoop Dogg Play Private Show for Silicon Valley Insiders | ARTICLE

    If you're Sean Parker, the Napster/Facebook dude portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the film "The Social Network," and it's a few days before this year's Facebook developers' conference ("f8"), and you suddenly decide you want to throw...

    September 23, 2011 11:30 AM ET
  • Facebook Launches New Music Apps

    Facebook Launches New Music Apps | BLOG ENTRY

    During the keynote address at f8, Facebook's annual developers' conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg excitedly introduced what he called a "new class of apps" that eventually will include tons of music applications – with Spotify kicking things off...

    September 22, 2011 5:15 PM ET
  • Posters for Lou Reed/Metallica Album Banned in London

    Posters for Lou Reed/Metallica Album Banned in London | ARTICLE

    Promotional posters for the forthcoming Lou Reed/Metallica album Lulu (out November 1st) have been banned by Transport for London, the body that oversees the London Underground, because they look too much like street graffiti. While neither Lou Reed...

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM ET
  • Viacom Sues 'Rock Band' Creators for More Than $130 Million

    Viacom Sues 'Rock Band' Creators for More Than $130 Million | BLOG ENTRY

    The music industry has seen its share of unusual lawsuits but a recent filing by media conglomerate Viacom Inc. ranks up there. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the corporation went ahead with plans to sue...

    September 20, 2011 6:05 PM ET
  • Exclusive Album Stream: Young Man's 'Ideas of Distance'

    Exclusive Album Stream: Young Man's 'Ideas of Distance' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Young Man's album 'Ideas of Distance' Young Man is a true American success story of the modern age. The solo project...

    September 20, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Sinead O'Connor Assures Fans She Will Not Commit Suicide

    Sinead O'Connor Assures Fans She Will Not Commit Suicide | ARTICLE

    Sinead O’Connor may not be in the best of spirits as of late but she would like her fans to know that, despite openly flirting with such thoughts, she doesn’t actually plan on killing herself. The assurance,...

    September 18, 2011 10:40 AM ET
  • Sigur Ros to Release Second Concert Film

    Sigur Ros to Release Second Concert Film | ARTICLE

    Live releases often serve as a souvenir from a band's tour – little trinkets that fans can take home with them to remember their big night out. But for Sigur Rós the live format allows for something...

    September 16, 2011 3:30 PM ET
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