• Why Orion Fest Was a Disaster for Metallica

    January 30, 2014 4:15 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Metallica's decision to nix this year's Orion Music + More festival might have been for more urgent reasons than they first let on, frontman James Hetfield told a Houston radio DJ earlier this week. Speaking with Don Jantzen of 94.5 The Buzz, he said that the fest had been "a disaster financially and it's not able to happen again because of that." Hetfield added, "We're doing what we can to keep things alive here." Where Did Metallica Rank on Our List of the 100 Greatest ...  | More »

  • Strokes Coaxed Out of Hiding for Governors Ball

    January 15, 2014 12:55 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The annual Governors Ball in New York City has scored a major victory: The three-day festival has booked the Strokes to headline, alongside Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend. Unless the Strokes play a gig sometime before June 6th – when the festival kicks off on New York City's Randall's Island – it will be the New York band's first U.S. gig since 2011. Three-day passes go on sale at 3 p.m. EST today; tickets to individual days will go on sale at a later date....  | More »

  • Outkast, Foo Fighters to Play Firefly

    January 14, 2014 5:15 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The 40-plus tour dates that Outkast said they would play this year are beginning to line up. The group added the Delaware-based Firefly Festival to its touring roster today. At the fest – which will take place in Dover from June 19th to the 22nd – the duo will top a roster that also features Foo Fighters, Weezer, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys and more. Firefly posted the lineup to its website. Tickets go on sale on January 20th. Five Blazing Hot Outkast Performances Outkast anno...  | More »

  • Confirmed: OutKast to Reunite at Coachella 2014

    January 8, 2014 11:30 PM ET
     |  Mike Ayers

    The rumors were true: Andre 3000 and Big Boi are joining forces again as OutKast to headline Coachella 2014 on Friday April 11th and 18th. The festival tweeted out the lineup this evening, with the "Hey Ya" referencing message "share it like a polaroid picture." Muse will anchor the Saturday night slot and Arcade Fire will close out both weekends.  Watch 5 Blazing Hot OutKast Performances Other big acts featured include Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams, the Replacements, Beck...  | More »

  • Les Claypool, Charli XCX Join SXSW 2014

    January 7, 2014 2:16 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    South by Southwest has named another 742 bands that will be playing its music conference this March. Most notable among the acts are a set by Primus frontman Les Claypool's Duo De Twang project, synth-pop artist and 21-year-old SXSW alumna Charli XCX and Melissa Etheridge. Following announcements in October and November, the festival has now announced over 1,200 acts; in previous years, as many as 2,200 artists have performed as part of the conference. The fest w...  | More »

  • Video: Queens of the Stone Age Rock 'ACL'

    January 5, 2014 10:23 AM ET

    Queens of the Stone Age rang in the new year on Austin City Limits Saturday night, kicking off the second half of the show's 39th season with a hard-rocking hour-long set. After opening with "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I  Feel Like a Millionaire," and "No One Knows" from their 2002 album Songs for the Deaf, the band drew heavily from their new record, . . . Like Clockwork, hitting "My God is the Sun," "I Sat By the Ocean," "If I Had A Tail," "Smooth Sailing," and "T...  | More »

  • Look Who's Coming to 'Austin City Limits'

    December 18, 2013 12:15 PM ET
     |  Eric R Danton

    Queens of the Stone Age, fun. and Dawes are among the acts slated for Austin City Limits performances when the program returns in January for the second half of its 39th season. The long-running PBS showcase will feature six new episodes, beginning January 4th with Queens of the Stone Age. Josh Homme's band this year released . . . Like Clockwork, the group's first new album since Era Vulgaris in 2007. See them perform "Smooth Sailing" below. Where Does '. . . Like Clockwork&...  | More »

  • OutKast Reuniting at Coachella?

    November 19, 2013 5:20 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The members of OutKast will reportedly end their hiatus next year at Coachella, according to Billboard. The magazine's sources claim the festival, which kicks off on April 11th, would be the start of several reunion appearances that would run through the year to other festivals. Billboard's sources say there have been "some conversations" between Big Boi and Andre 3000, while another says its "all systems go." Reps for OutKast did not immediately repond to Rolling Stone for comment....  | More »

  • SXSW Announces More Bands

    November 19, 2013 2:00 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The organizers of the annual South by Southwest music conference have released the names of more artists scheduled to perform at the event in Austin, Texas, next March. Among the standouts in this installment are synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan, the "Cars" songwriter who recently released his first album in seven years, rap mainstay Talib Kweli, Nineties country hitmaker Suzy Bogguss and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. The announcement also features a number of younger bands who ar...  | More »

  • SXSW Teases 2014 Lineup

    October 16, 2013 2:00 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The annual South by Southwest Music Festival will take place from March 11th to the 16th next year, and its organizers are beginning to announce the bands who will perform. The most notable artists in the initial lineup are the Texas roots-rock trio Los Lonely Boys, who scored double-platinum sales for their 2004 album, and 24-year-old Ohio-based singer-songwriter and Black Keys buddy Jessica Lea Mayfield. Listen to Our SXSW 2013 Playlist The list contains 183 names, less than 10 percent of...  | More »

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