.

Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Sign On For iHeartRadio Festival

Some of the biggest names in pop will perform at Clear Channel event in Las Vegas

July 12, 2011 8:30 AM ET
vegas iHeartRadio Lady Gaga Nicki Minaj and Coldplay  Ryan Seacrest
Chris Martin of Coldplay
RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Corporate radio giant Clear Channel have assembled some of the biggest names in pop music for their first iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-day event that will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 23rd and 24th. The festival will include performances by Lady Gaga, Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Rascal Flatts, Nicki Minaj, Jane's Addiction, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, plus Sting and Usher, who are listed as special guests.

Photos: Lady Gaga's Best Looks

American Idol host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest will preside over the event, which he says will be a "once-in-a-generation gathering of artists and fans from all over the country." Performances from the festival  will stream live online through mobile devices as well as select radio station websites. The event will also be accompanied by the launch of the iHeartRadio app, which will provide streaming access to hundreds of radio stations in the Clear Channel empire.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com