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  • Kings of Leon, Robyn, Black Keys Rock Coachella's First Day

    Kings of Leon, Robyn, Black Keys Rock Coachella's First Day | BLOG ENTRY

    Beneath a cloudless sky in the California desert, the 2011 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival erupted with eclectic force on Friday, hosting a dependably diverse range of sounds – from the swaggering southern...

    April 16, 2011 2:20 PM ET
  • Slash Auctioning Off His Prized Possessions

    Slash Auctioning Off His Prized Possessions | ARTICLE

    Slash has been a guitar icon for decades, and a hoarder of guitars, T-shirts, top hats, leather, skulls, fast cars and other rock & roll gear for just as long. Tomorrow, Slash will auction off many of...

    March 25, 2011 7:20 PM ET
  • Duran Duran and David Lynch Collaborate on Spectacular L.A. Concert

    Duran Duran and David Lynch Collaborate on Spectacular L.A. Concert | ARTICLE

    Duran Duran have learned the power of collaboration. For nearly two hours on Wednesday, the band convened an inspired array of talent for a concert at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles – performing with vocalists...

    March 24, 2011 3:45 PM ET
  • How Blink-182's Teen Angst Grew Up

    How Blink-182's Teen Angst Grew Up | ARTICLE

    The dudes of Blink-182 are changed men. They're finishing up their first new album since their 2005 split – and taking what they've learned during the years apart. Their still-untitled summer release will stretch far...

    March 23, 2011 2:55 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro Discuss Making 'The Great Escape Artist'

    Exclusive: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro Discuss Making 'The Great Escape Artist' | ARTICLE

    Jane's Addiction hasn't had it easy these last few years, as plans for the band's first new album since 2003 have been repeatedly sidelined by delays and the abrupt exits of bassists Eric Avery and Duff...

    March 18, 2011 8:20 AM ET
  • Travis Barker on His Painful Recovery, Solo Disc, New Blink-182 Album and More

    Travis Barker on His Painful Recovery, Solo Disc, New Blink-182 Album and More | ARTICLE

    Travis Barker has a full agenda for 2011, beginning with his debut solo album (out on March 15) and a tour with Lil Wayne, plus plans to finish the long-delayed Blink-182 reunion album for release...

    March 1, 2011 12:30 PM ET
  • Inside the Plans for the 'Big 4' Metal Reunion

    Inside the Plans for the 'Big 4' Metal Reunion | ARTICLE

    Yesterday, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax announced plans to invade the massive Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, for a one-day festival by the "Big 4" originators of thrash metal on April 23rd....

    January 26, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Video: Liz Phair Remembers 'Exile in Guyville

    Video: Liz Phair Remembers 'Exile in Guyville | ARTICLE

    October 4, 2010 1:27 PM ET
  • Surveying the Scene at Matador 21: Basketball, Hot Tubs — and Legendary Music

    Surveying the Scene at Matador 21: Basketball, Hot Tubs — and Legendary Music | ARTICLE

    People sometimes celebrate birthdays in strange ways. For Matador Records, marking its 21st year with a "Lost Weekend" at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, the party began Friday on a basketball court. In a luxury suite...

    October 3, 2010 5:13 PM ET
  • Video: Cat Power's 'Furious' Vision for New Disc

    Video: Cat Power's 'Furious' Vision for New Disc | ARTICLE

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    October 3, 2010 4:30 PM ET
  • Slash, Pumpkins, Travie McCoy Rock Sunset Strip

    Slash, Pumpkins, Travie McCoy Rock Sunset Strip | ARTICLE

    Standing behind a podium, delivering a speech is not where you normally picture Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, Motorhead's Lemmy or Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, but the rockers took turns doing just that on Thursday. The...

    August 31, 2010 11:17 AM ET
  • Kings of Leon Top Day Two of Outside Lands Fest

    Kings of Leon Top Day Two of Outside Lands Fest | ARTICLE

    Outside Lands in photos: Furthur, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon and more. Mike Ness of Social Distortion had a message for the thousands gathered yesterday afternoon for the second and final day of the Outside Lands...

    August 16, 2010 1:35 PM ET
  • Strokes, Furthur Lead S.F. Rock Fest Outside Lands

    Strokes, Furthur Lead S.F. Rock Fest Outside Lands | ARTICLE

    Outside Lands in Photos: Furthur, My Morning Jacket, the Strokes, Cat Power and more. At Saturday's opening of the Outside Lands fest in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, fans witnessed a collision of styles...

    August 15, 2010 5:39 PM ET
  • Yoko Ono Discusses New John Lennon Documentary

    Yoko Ono Discusses New John Lennon Documentary | ARTICLE

    John Lennon spent the last decade of his life in New York City, finding freedom, inspiration and tragedy there before his death in 1980. Those years and his relationship with what his widow Yoko Ono calls "the...

    August 6, 2010 4:18 PM ET
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Rage Against the Machine Rock for Immigrants' Rights

    Rage Against the Machine Rock for Immigrants' Rights | ARTICLE

    Rage Against the Machine have always been a band of intense purpose, and the quartet erupted with a furious new mission on Friday at a show protesting Arizona's new anti-immigration law at L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium. The night...

    July 26, 2010 10:02 AM ET
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Jane's Addiction Play First Full Show With Duff McKagan

    Jane's Addiction Play First Full Show With Duff McKagan | ARTICLE

    At their best, a Jane's Addiction performance is about much more than music, as frontman Perry Farrell tests his philosophy that "nothing's shocking" as often as possible. He is a ringmaster of the epic and perverse, orchestrating...

    July 6, 2010 1:19 PM ET
  • Warped Tour Takes Off in California

    Warped Tour Takes Off in California | ARTICLE

    Punk-rock fans got another lesson in endurance on the Warped Tour's opening weekend, landing Sunday at its usual spot at Seaside Park in Ventura, California. More than 90 bands erupted beneath an overcast sky, as new acts...

    June 28, 2010 3:50 PM ET
  • Eminem, Jane's Addiction Rock Massive E3 Party

    Eminem, Jane's Addiction Rock Massive E3 Party | ARTICLE

    Backstage at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Pharrell Williams was in deep concentration, tapping a piano keyboard plugged into his laptop. He wore headphones with his Gucci shades, but anyone in the room could hear...

    June 15, 2010 2:26 PM ET
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Anarchy in Florida: Against Me! Return With Raging Political Record

    Anarchy in Florida: Against Me! Return With Raging Political Record | ARTICLE

    May 21, 2010 12:22 PM ET
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Jane's Addiction Debut New Song, Duff McKagan at Intimate L.A. Gig

    Jane's Addiction Debut New Song, Duff McKagan at Intimate L.A. Gig | ARTICLE

    Jane's Addiction had special reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday night, performing for the first time with new bassist Duff McKagan for an intimate crowd of fans and friends in Hollywood. The quick seven-song set...

    May 6, 2010 10:58 AM ET
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