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  • Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams Honor Bob Mould in Tribute Concert

    Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams Honor Bob Mould in Tribute Concert | ARTICLE

    Near the end of a bristling, two-hour tribute in his honor at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Bob Mould took the stage to note the irony of his life and music. "I’m sort of speechless,"...

    November 22, 2011 2:55 PM ET
  • Bob Mould Talks Upcoming Tribute Concert, Next Album

    Bob Mould Talks Upcoming Tribute Concert, Next Album | ARTICLE

    Bob Mould has been a key figure in what’s now called "alternative rock" since he first recorded with Hüsker Dü in the early 1980s. The Minneapolis band brought melody and extra muscle to hardcore,...

    November 18, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant Announce Launch of UCLA's Daltrey/Townshend Teen Cancer Program

    Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant Announce Launch of UCLA's Daltrey/Townshend Teen Cancer Program | ARTICLE

    Roger Daltrey of the Who wants to pay back some of what he owes to teenagers. On Friday, he was joined in Los Angeles by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin to announce the launch of...

    November 5, 2011 1:34 PM ET
  • Jakob Dylan Planning Wallflowers Reunion

    Jakob Dylan Planning Wallflowers Reunion | ARTICLE

    Hours before he performed as part of Tom Petty's two benefit concerts for the Los Angeles-based college radio station KCSN-FM on Saturday night, Jakob Dylan was about to begin a soundcheck of his smoky folk and blues...

    November 1, 2011 12:10 PM ET
  • Tom Petty Breaks Out Hits, Deep Cuts and Commentary at Benefit Concert

    Tom Petty Breaks Out Hits, Deep Cuts and Commentary at Benefit Concert | ARTICLE

    "Nothing scares corporate radio more than public radio," Tom Petty declared last night with a wicked grin, as he faced an intimate crowd of just 500 in a benefit concert for the tiny college radio station...

    October 30, 2011 6:55 PM ET
  • Death Cab for Cutie Balance 'Bummer' Songs With Festive Mood at Tiny L.A. Show

    Death Cab for Cutie Balance 'Bummer' Songs With Festive Mood at Tiny L.A. Show | ARTICLE

    "I love bummer songs," Ben Gibbard said with a smile last night, talking from a small stage in Santa Monica, California during a break in an intimate Death Cab for Cutie performance taped for KCRW-FM. In...

    October 14, 2011 1:55 PM ET
  • Nikki Sixx: Recovery 'Softened My Heart' for Photography

    Nikki Sixx: Recovery 'Softened My Heart' for Photography | ARTICLE

    Two decades ago, Nikki Sixx traded one addiction for another. With hard drugs finally behind the Mötley Crüe bassist in 1989, he rediscovered an old obsession: photography. "Creativity was there for me first, drugs came second," Sixx...

    August 26, 2011 3:35 PM ET
  • Stephen Malkmus Rocks New Songs in L.A.

    Stephen Malkmus Rocks New Songs in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Backstage yesterday evening at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks were waiting for Beck. In just 10 minutes, the indie-rock quartet were to perform a quick in-store concert to celebrate yesterday's release of

    August 24, 2011 3:05 PM ET
  • Rage Against the Machine Keep Fighting at L.A. Rising Festival

    Rage Against the Machine Keep Fighting at L.A. Rising Festival | ARTICLE

    "L.A. is the city that we love, and it's got rebellion in its blood!" declared Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha to the roaring, swirling masses gathered for the band's L.A. Rising festival at...

    August 1, 2011 2:10 PM ET
  • Warped Tour Roars Into SoCal Home Base

    Warped Tour Roars Into SoCal Home Base | ARTICLE

    By the time the 2011 Warped Tour landed at its home base of Southern California for a couple of shows over the Fourth of July weekend, the 60-plus bands on the bill were drawing inspiration from fans....

    July 5, 2011 10:25 AM ET
  • Alicia Keys Reinvents Hits Live

    Alicia Keys Reinvents Hits Live | ARTICLE

    Alicia Keys doesn't need much to fill a big room. As the curtain rose last night at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, Keys sat alone at a piano on a stage crowded with flickering candelabras,...

    June 25, 2011 3:20 PM ET
  • Pyrotechnics, Power Ballads and Girls in Bikinis: Motley Crue Rock the Hollywood Bowl

    Pyrotechnics, Power Ballads and Girls in Bikinis: Motley Crue Rock the Hollywood Bowl | ARTICLE

    "It's good to be home, motherfuckers!" shouted frontman Vince Neil last night as he ran across the big stage at the Hollywood Bowl, right up the hill from Sunset Boulevard, where Mötley Crüe began in...

    June 15, 2011 4:25 PM ET
  • Mötley Crüe Kick Off Massive Summer Tour With 'Over-the-Top' Spectacle

    Mötley Crüe Kick Off Massive Summer Tour With 'Over-the-Top' Spectacle | ARTICLE

    Against all odds, Mötley Crüe have survived through 30 years of bad behavior and loud music. Tonight, they're marking the unlikely anniversary with the Dallas kickoff of a 45-date summer tour of North America. "It's pretty...

    June 7, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • Metal Icons Rock Out at Golden Gods Awards

    Metal Icons Rock Out at Golden Gods Awards | ARTICLE

    Rob Zombie has been to a few awards shows. He's handed out statues and picked up some of his own. As he stood on the black carpet outside last month's taping of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards...

    May 27, 2011 10:20 AM ET
  • Hip-Hop Greats Sign On for Rock the Bells Tour

    Hip-Hop Greats Sign On for Rock the Bells Tour | ARTICLE

    Some of the great albums of hip-hop will be performed in full at this year's Rock the Bells festival tour, including The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and classics by Nas, Cypress Hill, and Mos Def and Talib...

    May 26, 2011 10:10 AM ET
  • Blink-182 Reveal Big Plans for New Album, Summer Tour

    Blink-182 Reveal Big Plans for New Album, Summer Tour | ARTICLE

    A year ago, Blink-182 began work on their first new album since 2003, and they're still months away from being done. But fans will finally hear new songs from the reunited punk-pop trio on a summer...

    May 24, 2011 1:50 PM ET
  • The Cars Unleash Ferocious Live Show

    The Cars Unleash Ferocious Live Show | ARTICLE

    After the Cars' 1988 breakup, singer-guitarist Ric Ocasek flatly discouraged any reunion talk. Of course, that's all in the past: This week saw the release of a new studio album, Move Like This, and a reunion...

    May 13, 2011 1:55 PM ET
  • Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Duran Duran Wrap Up Spectacular Coachella 2011

    Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Duran Duran Wrap Up Spectacular Coachella 2011 | BLOG ENTRY

    The desert landscape of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become a setting for epic gestures though the years, and no way was Kanye West going to let that opportunity pass him by on Sunday...

    April 18, 2011 2:15 PM ET
  • Tom Petty Talks Fave Music and Sirius XM Radio Show

    Tom Petty Talks Fave Music and Sirius XM Radio Show | ARTICLE

    Tom Petty is between albums in 2011, but that hasn't kept the rocker away from his usual musical obsessions. It's what fuels his weekly radio show on Sirius XM, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure (now in its...

    April 18, 2011 12:20 PM ET
  • Day Two of Coachella: Amazing Sets by Arcade Fire, the Kills, Mumford & Sons and More

    Day Two of Coachella: Amazing Sets by Arcade Fire, the Kills, Mumford & Sons and More | BLOG ENTRY

    Day two of Coachella saw the hardest, dangerous edge of indie rock best represented by the Kills and Cage the Elephant, while headliner Arcade Fire and newcomers Mumford & Sons made a case for inspirational folk-rock...

    April 17, 2011 1:50 PM ET
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