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On The Road
  • Van Halen Cancels Postponed Tour Dates

    July 2, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    After postponing all tour dates after June 26th, Van Halen has now canceled those shows, reports Pollstar.com. The band has not announced the cancelations on their site, but Pollstar notes many of the tour dates after June 26th are listed in red as canceled on Ticketmaster, including tour stops in Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Sacramento and Milwaukee. Refunds are reportedly available at the point of sale. Readers' 10 Favorite Van Halen Songs Back in May, the band announced the postpone...  | More »

  • Bob Dylan Plays Grand Piano at Summer Tour Kick-Off

    July 2, 2012 9:50 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Bob Dylan fans knew they were in for something special at England's Hop Farm Festival on Saturday when roadies wheeled a grand piano onto the stage before the show. Over the past decade Dylan has played a keyboard (while standing) for much of his set, but at Saturday's show he totally abandoned that instrument after opening the show with "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat." For eight of the show's 16 songs he sat behind the grand piano; during the rest he stood in the center of the sta...  | More »

  • Metal, Mosh Pits and Bonfires Hit First Day of Mayhem Fest

    July 1, 2012 2:51 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Backstage at yesterday’s opening of the 2012 Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, California, it wasn’t all cold beer and air-conditioning for the headlining metal acts. Just before 3 p.m., the members of Anthrax were hurtling along the grass and dirt hills on motorized carts toward an autograph session, and singer Joey Belladonna nearly bounced right off the back. "Slow down! Fuck, we were flying off!" the singer shouted, holding tight to the railing. "That was not a good ride." ...  | More »

  • Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Team Up for Tour

    June 30, 2012 1:47 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    Enrique Iglesias co-wrote Jennifer Lopez's current single, "Dance Again," and now the two longtime friends are taking the next step in a musical collaboration. They will be co-headlining a tour that kicks off July 14th in Montreal and wraps up September 2nd in Orlando. "Jennifer and I have known each other for quite some years, we both spoke about it, and we thought it was a good idea," Iglesias said of the pairing during a conference call with reporters. "The ones that made the decisio...  | More »

  • The Stone Roses Return to Manchester

    June 30, 2012 10:30 AM ET
     |  Mark Sutherland

    Four songs into the Stone Roses’ homecoming reunion show last night, frontman Ian Brown looked out over the 75,000-strong crowd in Manchester’s Heaton Park and nonchalantly declared, "As you see, we’ve still got it. . . ." In truth, the crowd had been convinced of the band’s continuing worth and relevance long before that – probably even before the initial bassline of traditional set-opener "I Wanna Be Adored" had swirled out into the damp evening air. The first...  | More »

  • Flaming Lips Break Jay-Z's Record for Most Shows in 24 Hours

    June 29, 2012 10:05 AM ET
     |  Oscar Raymundo

    Jay-Z and his private plane no longer hold the Guinness World Record for the most multiple-city live concerts in 24 hours. The honor now belongs to the Flaming Lips.   Between Wednesday at 6:30 pm CT and Thursday at the same time, the post-punkers from Oklahoma put on a fast-paced bus tour, stopping in eight different cities from Memphis to New Orleans and outperforming Jay-Z on the way.   The road trip was live-streamed as part of the third annual O Music Awards, which aired excl...  | More »

  • Japandroids Storm New York's Bowery Ballroom

    June 28, 2012 12:20 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    Brian King's pinky – that dexterous, flitting thing at the far edge of the Japandroids frontman's left hand – toggles between the strings and see-saws the fret board of his red Telecaster Deluxe, while the rest of his fingers grip the neck in power-chord formation. There's no extra guitar player to give King the freedom to skitter about his axe, nor does King overdub much in the studio to flesh out his six-string's wide, open-sky roar. His pinky takes care of a...  | More »

  • Rap Phenom Chief Keef Makes Distracted New York Debut

    June 26, 2012 1:20 PM ET
     |  Matthew Trammell

    A Chief Keef soundcheck is sort of a funny idea. For most performers, taking a half-hour or so before doors open to run through songs with the sound technician is vital to their performance later that night. Set lists get established, mix levels get preset, and artists get a feel for the stage at a venue they may be performing in for the first time. But as Keef's DJ blared his tracks late Monday afternoon at New York's S.O.B's nightclub, it became clear there wasn't really...  | More »

  • Mike Love Books Beach Boys Shows Without Brian Wilson

    June 26, 2012 8:50 AM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    The Beach Boys are in the middle of their 50th anniversary reunion tour, stunning crowds from New Orleans to New York – on Sunday night at New York's Jones Beach, they played a joyous 47-song set ranging from early hits to deep cuts, like Smile's "Our Prayer" and Sunflower's "Add Some Music to Your Day." But while the band continues to extend its 50th anniversary tour with more dates in the U.S. and overseas, frontman Mike Love is also planning for what happens when the t...  | More »

  • Photos: Governor's Ball 2012

    June 25, 2012 3:10 PM ET

    Beck, Fiona Apple, Built to Spill and more  | More »

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