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  • Lemmy Kilmister Stares Down Age 70: 'How Did That Happen to Me?'

    Lemmy Kilmister Stares Down Age 70: 'How Did That Happen to Me?' | ARTICLE

    Lemmy Kilmister has already spent enough time at home, sidelined for nearly a year by a small avalanche of health issues: heart trouble, diabetes, surgery and more. Now the Motörhead frontman is back, following up on...

    June 30, 2014 12:15 PM ET
  • Metallica Honor Ozzy With Rare Acoustic Set at MusiCares Benefit

    Metallica Honor Ozzy With Rare Acoustic Set at MusiCares Benefit | ARTICLE

    Last night in Los Angeles, Metallica performed a rare acoustic set in honor of Ozzy Osbourne at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert for addiction treatment. "Music does care," singer-guitarist James Hetfield said to the crowd of...

    May 13, 2014 3:00 PM ET
  • The Pixies on 'Indie Cindy' and Recording Without Kim Deal

    The Pixies on 'Indie Cindy' and Recording Without Kim Deal | ARTICLE

    Showtime is barely two hours away for the Pixies, and Black Francis is frantically reorganizing beer in the mini-fridge. When a can falls to the floor, guitarist Joey Santiago kicks it hard across the trailer, and...

    April 25, 2014 11:50 AM ET
  • Aerosmith Get Pumped for Tour With Slash: 'It's Still Rock & Roll'

    Aerosmith Get Pumped for Tour With Slash: 'It's Still Rock & Roll' | ARTICLE

    "We're an old fashioned rock band," Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler tells Rolling Stone. "You know what? We're still fucking together, we still have the passion, and we still fight and we still make up and it's still...

    April 10, 2014 10:50 AM ET
  • Pharrell and Hans Zimmer on Their 'Garage Band' 'Spider-Man' Collab

    Pharrell and Hans Zimmer on Their 'Garage Band' 'Spider-Man' Collab | ARTICLE

    Pharrell Williams is a man in need of a nap. In a few hours, he’ll be shooting a music video with Hans Zimmer and Alicia Keys for a song from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2,...

    March 28, 2014 2:03 PM ET
  • Coldplay Debut 'Ghost Stories' on a Soundstage at Intimate L.A. Show

    Coldplay Debut 'Ghost Stories' on a Soundstage at Intimate L.A. Show | ARTICLE

    "Welcome to my standup comedy show," Coldplay's Chris Martin joked last night as he stood alone at the mic, thanking 800 invited guests to a live performance of the band's upcoming Ghost Stories album. The show was...

    March 22, 2014 3:16 PM ET
  • Public Enemy's Chuck D Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Record Store Day

    Public Enemy's Chuck D Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Record Store Day | ARTICLE

    Yesterday at an indie record store in Hollywood, a couple of musicians met for the first time and started talking. "Maybe we can do something together," said Public Enemy's Chuck D. "D and D," joked Doors drummer...

    March 21, 2014 3:03 PM ET
  • Soundgarden Deliver Super-Heavy 'Superunknown' Show at iTunes Fest

    Soundgarden Deliver Super-Heavy 'Superunknown' Show at iTunes Fest | ARTICLE

    Things got super-heavy on night three of the inaugural iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin last night, as Soundgarden dove back into the thundering grooves of 1994's Superunknown, performing the career-defining album in full for the first...

    March 14, 2014 11:30 AM ET
  • Coldplay Debut Atmospheric New Tracks as iTunes Fest Arrives at SXSW

    Coldplay Debut Atmospheric New Tracks as iTunes Fest Arrives at SXSW | ARTICLE

    Last night in Austin, Texas, a reinvigorated Coldplay invaded an already crowded South by Southwest calendar with new music as headliners of the city's inaugural iTunes Festival. The quick 11-song set unfolded at the 2,750-capacity ACL Live...

    March 12, 2014 9:45 AM ET
  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Eager to Record Next Joint Album

    Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Eager to Record Next Joint Album | ARTICLE

    Ben Harper picked up his third Grammy at Sunday night's awards ceremony in Los Angeles, winning Best Blues Album for Get Up!, his collaboration with harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite. "Blues is something that I've devoted and...

    January 29, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • McCartney and Starr Team Again as Eurythmics, Grohl Honor the Beatles

    McCartney and Starr Team Again as Eurythmics, Grohl Honor the Beatles | ARTICLE

    Last night, as he stood onstage in Los Angeles to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, Paul McCartney confessed to wondering "if it was seemly to tribute yourself?"

    January 28, 2014 2:35 PM ET
  • Reunited Black Sabbath Vow They're 'Down' for More New Music

    Reunited Black Sabbath Vow They're 'Down' for More New Music | ARTICLE

    Black Sabbath bassist-lyricist Geezer Butler has a theory about why Grammy voters gave the metal originators their second Best Metal Performance award, this time for "God Is Dead?" from the band's 2013 reunion album, 13. "Probably the question...

    January 27, 2014 2:35 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Recalls Magic of Nirvana Team-Up Backstage at Grammys

    Paul McCartney Recalls Magic of Nirvana Team-Up Backstage at Grammys | ARTICLE

    "This is my friend, Paul," said Dave Grohl. "Hello, Dave," replied Paul McCartney. The two were crowded onto a small stage with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for a backstage press conference at last night's Grammy Awards, after winning...

    January 27, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga, James Taylor and More Honor Carole King at MusiCares Gala

    Lady Gaga, James Taylor and More Honor Carole King at MusiCares Gala | ARTICLE

    Carole King still sees herself "first, last and always a songwriter," she said as she accepted MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year honors last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But even after decades of...

    January 25, 2014 2:50 PM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Showcase 'Modern Vampires' for Grammy in the Schools

    Vampire Weekend Showcase 'Modern Vampires' for Grammy in the Schools | ARTICLE

    The Grammys got started early for Vampire Weekend last night in Los Angeles, where the eclectic rock quartet performed at an event celebrating the Grammy in the Schools program for teens. Beginning with an excited reading of...

    January 23, 2014 2:35 PM ET
  • Lemmy Roars Again

    Lemmy Roars Again | ARTICLE

    The sun is still shining on L.A.'s Sunset Strip as Lemmy Kilmister takes his favorite spot at the bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill. Sipping from a glass, he feeds dollars into a machine to play...

    January 22, 2014 9:05 AM ET
  • Lorde, Macklemore Reflect on a Big Year at Grammy Nominations Concert

    Lorde, Macklemore Reflect on a Big Year at Grammy Nominations Concert | ARTICLE

    "My Grammy nights are so blurry to me. You get, like, snapshots," the rapper T.I. said backstage at last night’s Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles, struggling to recall any details from his three statuette wins over...

    December 7, 2013 10:02 AM ET
  • Elton John: 'At My Age I Can Do What I Want'

    Elton John: 'At My Age I Can Do What I Want' | ARTICLE

    Last night, as students and fans filed into USC's gothic Bovard Auditorium to hear a performance by Elton John, ushers at the door handed out earplugs. The legendary British rocker wouldn't be dialing much back during...

    September 17, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • The Pixies Roar Through New Songs in Los Angeles

    The Pixies Roar Through New Songs in Los Angeles | ARTICLE

    The Pixies have been back with us for nearly a decade now. Since their 2004 reunion, the hugely influential alt-rock band have been playing the old songs as well as ever. However, last night at the...

    September 10, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • No Age on Punk Lineage: 'Oh, We're All Weirdos'

    No Age on Punk Lineage: 'Oh, We're All Weirdos' | ARTICLE

    "I don't know what kind of band people think we are," says No Age's Dean Spunt. The singer-drummer-bassist is genuinely curious, as people sometimes seem unprepared for the duo's bristling, noisy, contemplative indie rock. "We played in...

    August 28, 2013 4:35 PM ET
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