• Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

    June 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

    Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Nine Inch Nails and more  | More »

  • Photos: The Best of Bonnaroo

    June 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

    Memorable moments from the first festival in 2002 and beyond  | More »

  • Phish, Bruce, MGMT, Beasties Rock Wildest Bonnaroo Ever

    July 9, 2009 4:55 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs and Kevin O'Donnell

    The eighth annual Bonnaroo Festival finished on Sunday, June 14th, with a one-of-a-kind moment: Bruce Springsteen joining a reunited Phish for raucous takes on "Mustang Sally" and "Bobby Jean," plus an epic version of "Glory Days" that peaked with Phish's Trey Anastasio and Springsteen trading scorching solos. "He's my boyhood hero," Anastasio told the crowd, many of whom waved glow sticks and tossed beach balls above their heads. "He's still my hero today." It was exactly the...  | More »

  • Smoking Section: Memories of Bonnaroo 2008

    July 10, 2008 12:55 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs

    Ah, so many sexy Bonnaroo memories from '08! Let's start off with a bang, specifically the Royal Bangs, our new favorite rockers, whose late-night set featured tracks from the Knoxville quintet's awesome new album, We Breed Champions. We got a thrill meeting guitar magicians Larry Campbell and Charlie Sexton, who were key members of Bob Dylan's greatest post-Rolling Thunder band from 1999 to 2002. Sexton played with up-and-comer Matt Morris (a singer-songwriter on Justin T...  | More »

  • Four Days At Bonnaroo With Kanye, M.I.A., Metallica, and More

    July 10, 2008 11:55 AM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs and Evan Serpick

    At 4:30 A.M. on Sunday, Kanye West ambled out on Bonnaroo's main stage, which was decked out to look like a distant, rock-strewn planet. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue as the sun crept up on the horizon, illuminating miles and miles of flat Tennessee farmland. Thousands of people, many of whom had been awake for almost 24 hours on an endless binge of music and drugs, had been waiting for nearly two hours – leading some to start chanting, "Fuck Kanye." But the bass blasts com...  | More »

  • Video: Jimi Hendrix's Effects Pedal Appears Magically at Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2008 4:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    One of the more unusual visitors to this year's Bonnaroo festival was Jimi Hendrix's wah-wah pedal, which was purchased for $15,000 and brought to the event to raise awareness for restoring New Orleans. Click above to watch Jack Johnson try to absorb the power of the pedal by rubbing it on his face.  | More »

  • Bonnaroo 2007, Day Two: Ben Harper, Roots, Led Zeppelin SuperJam! Plus: Lily Allen on Xanax

    June 16, 2007 4:50 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs

    What a crazy day at Bonnaroo. Though Friday was Day Two at the Tennessee festival, it marked the moment when Bonnaroo officially went off the hook. Lily Allen popped a Xanax (before her set) and drank half a bottle of Jagermeister (during her set) but neither pharmaceuticals nor excess quantity of alcohol could deter her from delivering one of the days hottest performances. (We caught up with her back at her bus, where Allen celebrated by plowing into a bag of Nacho Cheesier Doritos.) Elsewhe...  | More »

  • Led Zeppelin Bassist Goes Bluegrass at Bonnaroo 2007

    June 15, 2007 6:45 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs

    Rolling Stone sent a crack squad down to a massive cow pasture in Tennessee to soak up the sixth annual Bonnaroo Festival, which kicked off yesterday, but is just beginning to heat up. So far, the National and the Cold War Kids> and Kings of Leon have delivered intense sets to throngs of sweaty fans. The highlight as of now: This morning we sat down with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, who kicked off Friday by joining the Nashville all-lady bluegrass group Uncle Earl and will p...  | More »

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