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  • Beck Duets With Devendra Banhart on Dylan Tune at Tour Opener

    Beck Duets With Devendra Banhart on Dylan Tune at Tour Opener | ARTICLE

    Beck kept things simple at the launch of his 2008 North American tour at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, Nevada, on Thursday night. No marionettes, no Flaming Lips, no flaming guitars or leaf-blowers, but just the...

    August 22, 2008 12:33 PM ET
  • Scars on Broadway Show Off "Crazy Energy" at Los Angeles Train Station

    Scars on Broadway Show Off "Crazy Energy" at Los Angeles Train Station | ARTICLE

    On Monday night, singer-guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan of System of a Down gave fans another vivid glimpse of their new band, Scars on Broadway, at a special show at Los Angeles Union Station, a...

    July 29, 2008 12:38 PM ET
  • Eddie Vedder on The Who: "These Guys Changed My Whole World"

    Eddie Vedder on The Who: "These Guys Changed My Whole World" | ARTICLE

    Eddie Vedder can still recall the exact date of his first Who concert: June 18, 1980, at the San Diego Sports Arena. By then, Kenney Jones was drumming in the band, and he "was on fire," Vedder...

    July 14, 2008 9:50 AM ET
  • The Who Deliver Big at Rock Honors Tribute Featuring Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters

    The Who Deliver Big at Rock Honors Tribute Featuring Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters | ARTICLE

    Everything about the Who has always been extra-large: sounds, ideas, personality, explosions. Paying tribute to all that isn't easy, but the...

    July 14, 2008 9:15 AM ET
  • Wayne Coyne: "The Who's Music Is Really Optimistic"

    Wayne Coyne: "The Who's Music Is Really Optimistic" | ARTICLE

    Wayne Coyne's life was changed back in Oklahoma City in the 1970s, when he attended his first Who concert as a teenager. The Flaming Lips leader can still talk excitedly about that night with his brothers, hearing...

    July 11, 2008 3:17 PM ET
  • George Michael Feels the "Freedom" at First U.S. Tour Opener in 17 Years

    George Michael Feels the "Freedom" at First U.S. Tour Opener in 17 Years | ARTICLE

    George Michael began his first North American tour in 17 years on Tuesday at the San Diego Sports Arena, standing onstage just as we last saw him: stylishly unshaven, in black suit and shades, swaying his hips...

    June 18, 2008 2:09 PM ET
  • Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz: "I Think The Music Industry Is About to Enter A Golden Age"

    Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz: "I Think The Music Industry Is About to Enter A Golden Age" | ARTICLE

    Brett Gurewitz holds a new CD in his hands, an advance copy of an expanded edition of last year's New Maps of Hell. He opens it up and proudly points to a live DVD, lyrics, panaramic photos,...

    June 5, 2008 1:41 PM ET
  • Metallica, Raconteurs Turn Up the Volume at KROQ Weenie Roast in L.A.

    Metallica, Raconteurs Turn Up the Volume at KROQ Weenie Roast in L.A. | ARTICLE

    "Raise your hands if this is your first Metallica show!" James Hetfield said with a smile as a majority of hands went up at Saturday's annual KROQ Weenie Roast, sponsored by the influential modern rock station in...

    May 19, 2008 11:04 AM ET
  • Metallica Play Intimate Los Angeles Benefit Show, Plus James Hetfield Reveals Latest Album News

    Metallica Play Intimate Los Angeles Benefit Show, Plus James Hetfield Reveals Latest Album News | ARTICLE

    Metallica got extra loud in their first live set in a year on Wednesday, headlining a benefit concert in Los Angeles for Flea's music school for kids, the Silverlake Conservatory. That meant no ballads and no new...

    May 15, 2008 12:50 PM ET
  • My Coachella: Portishead Discuss Returning to Festivals and Getting Bumped By Prince

    My Coachella: Portishead Discuss Returning to Festivals and Getting Bumped By Prince | ARTICLE

    When Portishead's headlining gig at this year's Coachella fest was announced, it was to be the British trip-hop trio's first U.S. concert in a decade, so they were less than thrilled when Prince was added to the...

    April 28, 2008 1:30 PM ET
  • Coachella Day Three: Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and Justice Send Revelers Home Happy

    Coachella Day Three: Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and Justice Send Revelers Home Happy | ARTICLE

    There was no moon in the Coachella sky as Roger Waters stepped onstage for the final headline set of the festival on Sunday, bringing his own airborne props, exploding fireballs and the elegant, mind-expanding music of Pink...

    April 28, 2008 11:40 AM ET
  • My Coachella: The Black Lips

    My Coachella: The Black Lips | ARTICLE

    The Black Lips faced some heavy competition for attention on Coachella's opening night, with Jack Johnson on the Main Stage and Fatboy Slim in a nearby dance tent, but the garage band wasn't worried. "You either want...

    April 26, 2008 3:06 PM ET
  • In the Studio: Gym Class Heroes

    In the Studio: Gym Class Heroes | ARTICLE

    "Yeah! now we're cookin', boy!" Travis McCoy yells, pacing the main room at the Deathstar studio in Los Angeles, still sporting his backpack and hoodie. With a new Dodgers cap cocked sideways, the Gym Class Heroes MC...

    February 22, 2008 1:29 PM ET
  • Billie Joe Armstrong Revives Side Project Pinhead Gunpowder in L.A.

    Billie Joe Armstrong Revives Side Project Pinhead Gunpowder in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Billie Joe Armstrong can still DIY when he wants to. His side project Pinhead Gunpowder hadn't played a gig since 2001, but the punk-pop quartet roared back to life this week in a quick tour of SoCal...

    February 5, 2008 11:01 AM ET
  • In the Studio: System of a Down Side Project Scars on Broadway Trades Metal for Melodic Rock

    In the Studio: System of a Down Side Project Scars on Broadway Trades Metal for Melodic Rock | ARTICLE

    John Dolmayan thought he'd have a few relaxing years when System of a Down went on hiatus in 2006. It didn't work out that way: He appeared on bandmate Serj Tankian's solo debut, and now he's behind...

    January 28, 2008 3:15 PM ET
  • QOTSA Sing Lullabies

    QOTSA Sing Lullabies | ARTICLE

    Queens of the Stone Age are finalizing their fourth album, Lullabies to Paralyze, set for release on March 22nd. Rolling Stone recently caught up with the band while they were mixing the last two tracks in a...

    January 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • MC5 Ready to Kick Off Tour

    MC5 Ready to Kick Off Tour | ARTICLE

    Surviving members of the MC5 begin a new chapter tomorrow night in Toronto as the remnants of the Detroit rockers who once urged "dope, guns and fucking in the streets!" begin their first tour in three decades....

    June 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Janet, Justin Sued by Viewer

    Janet, Justin Sued by Viewer | ARTICLE

    The fallout over Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's racy Super Bowl halftime performance continues, as a Tennessee woman has filed suit against the pair as well as halftime show producer MTV, broadcaster CBS and parent company Viacom. Knoxville...

    February 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Grohl Drums Up Probot

    Dave Grohl Drums Up Probot | ARTICLE

    "Chicks dig drummers," says Dave Grohl. Which may be partly why the man is always looking for another excuse to step back behind the drum kit, from his brief but memorable stint in 2002 with Queens of...

    February 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • No Doubt Raid Their Vault

    No Doubt Raid Their Vault | ARTICLE

    We're going on seventeen years, says No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal rather wistfully. To celebrate, the SoCal rock group will release the four-disc retrospective Boom Box on November 25th, featuring its singles, videos and some rarities. The hits...

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
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