• Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons to Play Bonnaroo

    February 19, 2013 2:05 PM ET
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    Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the biggest acts slated for this year's Bonnaroo festival, which also includes Bjork, Wilco, Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly and more. Bonnaroo takes place from June 13th-16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Photos: Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012 "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the roster of acts during the Bonnaroo Live Lineup Announcement Megathon (B.L.A.M.) live stream. Other artists set to play include: Edward Sh...  | More »

  • Video: Watch: Bonnaroo Unveils 2013 Lineup

    February 19, 2013 7:00 AM ET

    Bonnaroo is halfway through its 2013 lineup announcement live stream, and so far the list of performers includes artists like: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Wilco, The Wu-Tang Clan, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, A$AP Rocky, R. Kelly, Passion Pit, The xx, ZZ Top, Bjork, Pretty Lights, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Billy Idol, Cat Power, Alt-J, Animal Collective, Matt & Kim, Grizzly Bear, Jim James, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Japandroids, P...  | More »

  • Video: Bonnaroo Announces 2013 Dates

    September 12, 2012 1:15 PM ET

    Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival has announced next year's iteration will take place June 13th-16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Limited ticket pre-sale information will be announced in November. Bonnaroo 2012 featured Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a reunited Beach Boys, D'Angelo's first U.S. live performance in over a decade and more. For more info and future updates, visit Bonnaroo's website.   | More »

  • Video: Chappo Chat Craigslist, New Album at Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2012 8:44 AM ET

    Brooklyn rockers Chappo sat down backstage at Bonnaroo to chat with Rolling Stone about the band's Craigslist origins, the benefit of commercial syncs, and their latest record, Moonwater. "We recorded in a makeshift studio up in Vermont," says frontman Alex Chappo. "We kind of hauled a bunch of our gear there and set up a satellite studio outside of New York. It was really cold, it was January, so daylight would end around 4 p.m., so we had to force ourself to try to get out to...  | More »

  • Video: Dumpstaphunk Talk Funk, the Dirtiest Four-Letter Word, at Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2012 12:55 PM ET

    New Orleans funkateers Dumpstaphunk sat down backstage with Benjy Eisen at Bonnaroo to chat about the group's latest record, Dirty Word, and the myriad influences they bring to their tunes. Frontman Ivan Neville – the son of the Neville Brothers' Aaron – chatted about having Joseph "Ziagoboo" Medeliste's drum set sitting in his living room for six months and a particular Rolling Stones concert at Giants Stadium, where he ended up missing his chance to play live with...  | More »

  • Video: ALO in Conversation at Bonnaroo

    June 16, 2012 5:30 PM ET

    "It started as a rivalry," ALO's keyboardist Zach Gill says of the band's early support from Jack Johnson. They all met as students at UC Santa Barbara, fiercely competing to be the biggest backyard party band in the freshman dorms. In this interview at Bonnaroo, ALO talk to Rolling Stone about how to practice improvising, moving to Georgia to meet James Brown, recording their latest album in San Francisco, and how they feel about the "jam band" label. "It's kind of a...  | More »

  • Video: SOJA Talk About Reggae Roots and Politics at Bonnaroo

    June 16, 2012 5:00 PM ET

    Jacob Hemphill and Bob Jefferson of the Virginia-based reggae band SOJA met as first graders and were already performing together in middle-school hip-hop talent shows when they discovered the power of reggae. "It seemed like reggage was bigger than music in a way," Hemphill tells Rolling Stone in this interview at Bonnaroo. "The goal of reggae wasn't to be famous or rich or have an opulent lifestyle. It was kind of the opposite. It was to change the system." Hemphill and Jeffe...  | More »

  • Video: Ben Folds Five Talk New Album at Bonnaroo

    June 16, 2012 5:00 PM ET

    "I think when you're making music, you should always come into it with a little sense of naivity and what-the-fuck-are-you-doing-ness," Ben Folds tells Rolling Stone in this interview at Bonnaroo. The band talks about keeping in touch during their hiatus, getting back together, and why they chose to go the crowd-funding route for their new album. "The music business is so unpredictable now," Folds explains. "For some people, it's an opportunity to experiment. For us, it&rs...  | More »

  • Video: Yelawolf Talks New Projects at Bonnaroo

    June 16, 2012 4:35 PM ET

    Yelawolf was first introduced to hip-hop as a child in Alabama when Run-DMC paid a visit to his mom's boyfriend and left behind some tapes. "It was destiny, you know, man," he says. "It just kind of fell into my world. I had no business at all knowing anything about it." In this interview at Bonnaroo, the rapper talks about those early influences as well as his recent collaborations with Eminem, Kid Rock, and Travis Barker. As for the state of hip-hop today? "Hip-hop is soft as fuck...  | More »

  • Video: Dirty Guv'nahs on Meeting Expectations and Levon Helm's Christmas Party

    June 16, 2012 1:00 PM ET

    "Our band really started as a group of music appreciators," says James Trimble, the frontman for Knoxvilee, Tennessee band the Dirty Guv'nahs. "We'd never been in a band before, but we knew we wanted to be a part of music." Trimble and guitarist Michael Jenkins sat down backstage at Bonnaroo to chat with Benjy Eisen about how juggling real life expectations and recording in Levon Helm's legendary studio in Woodstock in 2009 – and what it was like attending the late Band d...  | More »

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