On The Road
  • Of Montreal Lead an Eclectic Lineup at Northside Festival

    June 16, 2012 10:30 AM ET
     |  Stacey Anderson

    The performers of the biggest show of the Northside Festival – a multi-venue independent rock sprawl in fashionable Williamsburg, Brooklyn – were an unlikely mix. The flamboyant freak-folk rockers Of Montreal, the winsomely deadpan singer-songwriter Jens Lekman, and the bracing yet introspective punks the Thermals played the main stage at McCarren Park in fractured but happy succession, united in their enthusiastic stage presence and little else. After openers Beach Fossils, who ...  | More »

  • Eddie Van Halen Explains Postponed Tour Dates

    June 13, 2012 1:55 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In a recent interview with USA Today, Eddie Van Halen explained why Van Halen postponed all their summer tour dates following their June 26th show in New Orleans. "We bit off more than we could chew. This record [the recently released A Different Kind Of Truth] took a lot out of us," says the guitarist. "And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden [before a renovation], and that threw the schedule out of whack." Last month singer David Lee Roth expres...  | More »

  • Inside Glenn Danzig's Photographer Beef at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2012 2:28 PM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    Security had to physically hold Glenn Danzig back from attacking photographers at Bonnaroo on Saturday. The muscle-bound metal legend's inner Axl Rose got the best of him eight songs into an early-evening Danzig Legacy set at the Manchester, Tennessee music festival. The Danzig singer, who is, to say the least, a little finicky about having his picture taken, ran offstage and over to an adjacent media area, where he tried to confront photographers before storming off to his backsta...  | More »

  • Photos: Photos: Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:49 PM ET

    Behind the scenes with Kenny Rogers, fun., Gary Clark Jr. and more  | More »

  • Beach Boys, Phish, Fun. Bring Good Vibes to Bonnaroo

    June 11, 2012 11:40 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    Bonnaroo 2012's defining singalong moment came late in the festival, which wrapped up last night in Manchester, Tenneesee. It was at That Tent shortly before 8 p.m., when New York power-pop sensation fun. hit the first chorus of their ubiquitous hit, "We Are Young." Across the vicinity, it seemed like every single attendee — from festivalgoers to vendors and event staffers — was singing along to the rousing, undeniable anthem with the same life-affirming gusto as fun.�...  | More »

  • Video: Madonna Exposes Breast Onstage in Turkey

    June 10, 2012 3:13 PM ET

    Fresh out of the fire from her recent provocation of French political leader Marine Le Pen, Madonna continued to court controversy on her MDNA world tour, flashing her nipple at an audience in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday night. The 53-year-old icon began her performance of "Human Nature" by whipping off her shirt. The video of the performance shows that the subsequent exposure of her breast was entirely deliberate, as she tugs down her bra and shrugs at the roaring crowd.  | More »

  • High Winds Shut Down Electric Daisy Carnival

    June 10, 2012 1:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Electric Daisy Carnival was forced to shut down early on Saturday night as high winds whipped through the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shortly before 1 a.m., halfway through Calvin Harris' set, the festival's producers called a halt to the show and asked the audience to back up out of the main stage area and head toward the elevated grand stands. "We cannot control Mother Nature and we are taking every precaution while high winds continue, and have cleared the stage areas tempora...  | More »

  • Three Deaths Surround RockNess Festival

    June 10, 2012 11:46 AM ET
     |  Miriam Coleman

    A 19-year-old man collapsed at Scotland's RockNess Festival on Saturday night and died in the hospital early Sunday morning, the BBC reports. Two others were hospitalized on Sunday morning, and police say that drugs were likely involved in the three incidents. According to the BBC, the police are making inquiries into a stimulant known as Benzo Fury. "If anyone has the tablets described or any other drug, whether controlled or a 'legal high,' in their possession, they are advi...  | More »

  • Lady Gaga Suffers Concussion During Auckland Concert

    June 10, 2012 11:13 AM ET
     |  Miriam Coleman

    Lady Gaga received a concussion in the middle of her Born This Way Ball show in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday. During the song "Judas," one of the dancers accidentally hit the singer on the head with a pole. According to fan site Gagamedia.net, Gaga continued with the performance for another 16 songs. "I want to apologize," she told the crowd. "I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion but don’t you worry I will finish this show." Lady Gaga's makeup artist later conf...  | More »

  • The Avett Brothers Get Messy at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 10:54 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    The Avett Brothers were in a joking mood three hours before they took the main stage at Bonnaroo on Friday evening, a few hours before headliners Radiohead. "It'll certainly be a mess," the band's Scott Avett told Rolling Stone. "[Cellist Joe Kwon] will definitely fall on his face at some point during the show." Added his brother, Seth, "Festivals are a good venue because it is kinda such a mess and there's so much going on, so much color. It's a good place to make some m...  | More »

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