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  • Rihanna Kicks Off Tour With Special Guest Eminem

    Rihanna Kicks Off Tour With Special Guest Eminem | ARTICLE

    Eminem has played only a handful of shows in the U.S. since the release of 2009's Relapse, but he hasn't lost his ability to electrify an arena. The MC was greeted by a deafening roar last night...

    July 22, 2010 1:43 PM ET
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Rage Speak Out About Immigrants' Rights Show

    Rage Speak Out About Immigrants' Rights Show | ARTICLE

    Rage Against the Machine geared up for their first L.A. show in 10 years with a press conference today explaining why they're playing the gig: to rally the opposition to Arizona's anti-immigration legislation. The Friday night concert...

    July 21, 2010 5:26 PM ET
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Rage Singer Zack de la Rocha Debuts New Band

    Rage Singer Zack de la Rocha Debuts New Band | ARTICLE

    "This is the smallest room I've played in a very long time," Zack de la Rocha said Saturday afternoon at Aladdin Jr., a tiny Middle Eastern restaurant in Pomona, California. "And everyone's looking at us through a...

    July 19, 2010 1:31 PM ET
  • "All Summer"

    "All Summer" | SONG REVIEW

    "All year long, we wait for sun," sings Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino in this Converse-sponsored collaboration with rapper Kid Cudi and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. Well, here's some: A speedy blast of harmony-drenched guitar pop, "All Summer"...

    July 13, 2010 9:30 PM ET
  • "Hydra Fancies"

    "Hydra Fancies" | SONG REVIEW

    Kevin Barnes has been slowly morphing Of Montreal into a straight-up white-soul band for a few years now, and with 'Hydra Fancies' — from the psychedelic Georgia band's upcoming False Priest — he's finally realized his vision....

    July 13, 2010 2:30 AM ET
  • "Teqkilla" (Lost my fone out wiv Nicki Minaj Remix)

    "Teqkilla" (Lost my fone out wiv Nicki Minaj Remix) | SONG REVIEW

    An M.I.A. song rarely lacks bad-chick attitude and with its piercing storm-siren beat and its stoner-baiting shout-out to that 'sticky-sticky icky-icky,' this remix is no exception. Nicki Minaj drops by to lend 'Teqkilla' a shot of her...

    July 9, 2010 3:00 PM ET
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Linkin Park On New Album 'A Thousand Suns,' Tour

    Linkin Park On New Album 'A Thousand Suns,' Tour | ARTICLE

    For their last album Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park collaborated with Rick Rubin for an LP that found the band moving away from their trademark rap-rock sound. Now the California crew is teaming up with Rubin again...

    July 9, 2010 2:11 PM ET
  • Band of the Week: Best Coast

    Band of the Week: Best Coast | ARTICLE

    Who: A retro-pop duo fronted by 23-year-old singer-guitarist Bethany Cosentino, who formed Best Coast after ditching the writing program at New...

    July 7, 2010 4:23 PM ET
  • Smashing Pumpkins Rock Tiny Record Store Day Show

    Smashing Pumpkins Rock Tiny Record Store Day Show | ARTICLE

    Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, Billy Corgan and the latest version of Smashing Pumpkins played a free concert at Space 15 Twenty, a "unique retail setting" (their words) connected to an Urban Outfitters up the street from...

    April 18, 2010 8:53 AM ET
  • Pavement Return as Indie-Rock Heroes at Debut U.S. Reunion Gig

    Pavement Return as Indie-Rock Heroes at Debut U.S. Reunion Gig | ARTICLE

    “I’d say it’s nice to be back,” remarked Bob Nastanovich not long into Pavement’s show last night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California. “But I’ve never fucking been here before!” True enough, Bobby boy. The jocks pumping...

    April 16, 2010 5:50 PM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Celebrate "Contra" With Energetic L.A. Gig

    Vampire Weekend Celebrate "Contra" With Energetic L.A. Gig | ARTICLE

    Because Vampire Weekend are the ultimate college band (at least for people who balk at the notion of a college band), it made sense that frontman Ezra Koenig had instruction in mind last night at Hollywood's Henry...

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Monsters of Folk Show Off Killer Chops at Marathon Gig in L.A.

    Monsters of Folk Show Off Killer Chops at Marathon Gig in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Monsters of Folk played a monster-sized set last night at L.A.'s Greek Theatre, running through 35 songs in just under three hours — with no opener and no intermission — in support of the indie-rock supergroup's

    October 19, 2009 12:59 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan Celebrates Charlie Sexton's Return By Cranking Up His Guitar in L.A.

    Bob Dylan Celebrates Charlie Sexton's Return By Cranking Up His Guitar in L.A. | ARTICLE

    There are many reasons to celebrate Charlie Sexton's return to Bob Dylan's live band, but the biggest one might be that Sexton's presence frees up Dylan to peel off terrifically cranky lead lines on a guitar that...

    October 14, 2009 12:12 PM ET
  • Paramore Rock Hayley Williams' Voice Away at Cali Tour Launch

    Paramore Rock Hayley Williams' Voice Away at Cali Tour Launch | ARTICLE

    Last night Paramore kicked off a month-long North American tour at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, and though most of the band's fans already knew that Hayley Williams had gone blonde thanks to a performance Monday...

    September 30, 2009 12:43 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Road Test Dark New Tunes From "Embryonic" in L.A.

    Flaming Lips Road Test Dark New Tunes From "Embryonic" in L.A. | ARTICLE

    The Flaming Lips' Embryonic isn't due out till October 13th, but last night at L.A.'s Greek Theatre, on the second date of their summer U.S. tour, the veteran Oklahoma City weirdoes debuted several tracks from the upcoming...

    August 18, 2009 11:57 AM ET
  • The Donnas Search for a Spark in L.A. Before Blondie Tour Launch

    The Donnas Search for a Spark in L.A. Before Blondie Tour Launch | ARTICLE

    "It's been a while since we played this stage," Brett Anderson of the Donnas announced halfway through the band's Friday-night set at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Then the frontwoman dedicated "I Didn't Like You Anyway," from...

    July 20, 2009 2:06 PM ET
  • Spinal Tap Break Out Classics on "Unwigged & Unplugged" Tour

    Spinal Tap Break Out Classics on "Unwigged & Unplugged" Tour | ARTICLE

    The men of Spinal Tap went costume-free last night at Southern California's Grove of Anaheim, but Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer had no trouble getting into character: Singing Tap classics as well as material from...

    April 24, 2009 10:12 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga's "Fame" Attracts Kanye West, Perez Hilton to L.A. Show

    Lady Gaga's "Fame" Attracts Kanye West, Perez Hilton to L.A. Show | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga didn't wait until she was famous before writing an album about the pleasures (and perils) of fame. But Friday night at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, on the second night of her first headlining...

    March 16, 2009 9:47 AM ET
  • Kanye West, Fabolous Join The-Dream at L.A. MySpace Show

    Kanye West, Fabolous Join The-Dream at L.A. MySpace Show | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone will be seeing much more of The-Dream in our next issue, when contributing editor Touré's profile hits newsstands, but last night we caught Kanye West, Fabolous and a trio of scantily clad dancing girls joining...

    March 13, 2009 8:30 AM ET
  • Al Green Takes L.A. Crowd to Church With Motown, Gospel Hits

    Al Green Takes L.A. Crowd to Church With Motown, Gospel Hits | ARTICLE

    Saturday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Al Green took a capacity crowd to church 12 hours earlier than usual. "God gave me the ministry of love and happiness," the veteran Memphis soul man announced...

    September 22, 2008 1:50 PM ET
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