On The Road
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Out the Jams at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 10:30 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers ruled Day Three of Bonnaroo last night in Manchester, Tennesee, topping a bill stacked with old-school rock acts ranging from Bad Brains to Alice Cooper, dubstep superstar Skrillex and a suprise performance by re-emerging soul singer D'Angelo.  The aesthetic antidote to Radiohead, who stuck mostly to their moodier, more recent material on Friday night, the Chili Peppers aimed simply to please, treating the party-ready Bonnaroo faithful to an onslaught of h...  | More »

  • Photos: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    June 9, 2012 2:12 PM ET

    Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Kaskade and more hit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway  | More »

  • Radiohead Push Boundaries at Bonnaroo

    June 9, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    When Radiohead first played Bonnaroo in 2006, they did it with a set full of back-catalog staples and a handful of new songs. Never ones to repeat themselves, the band flipped that script on Friday night when they returned to headline the Manchester, Tennessee festival, turning in an epic 25-song set that slanted heavily towards new material.  While Thom Yorke and Co. weeded out a few thousand hit chasers in the crowd by eschewing well-known favorites like "Fake Plastic Trees" and "No S...  | More »

  • Alabama Shakes Lead the Charge at Bonnaroo

    June 8, 2012 12:13 PM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    Bonnaroo 2012 will boast Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex and more as main stage headliners in the coming days, but on Thursday in Manchester, Tennesee, the festival kicked off with a day full of up-and-comers. Leading the charge were Southern rockers Alabama Shakes, who in less than a year have gone from virtual unknowns to the festival's de facto Day One headliners, making them one of rock & roll's biggest breakthrough stories of the year. As a thousands-upon-tho...  | More »

  • Def Leppard Rip Through Intimate Los Angeles Gig

    June 7, 2012 12:55 PM ET
     |  Mikael Wood

    Def Leppard have a big summer in store, with a prominent role in the Rock of Ages movie (premiering on June 15th) and an arena tour with Poison and Lita Ford set to launch on June 20th in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, though, the hard-rock hitmakers went small at the House of Blues, where they taped a performance for YouTube that will premiere online today at 3 p.m. ET. It was Def Leppard's first gig of 2012, according to frontman Joe Elliott. "Be gentle with us,...  | More »

  • The Clean Make Steamy U.S. Return at Austin's Chaos in Tejas Festival

    June 5, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Jason Cohen

    "It's not the heat, it's the humidity" was literally true for influential New Zealand band the Clean in Austin this past weekend: Going from the air conditioning of the band’s hotel room to steamy outdoor Texas venue Club DeVille played some tricks on frontman David Kilgour’s guitar.  "I've never, ever experienced a guitar go out of tune so much," Kilgour says. "It should have been sitting at the venue for a couple of hours to get used to the atmosphere. But i...  | More »

  • Update: Neil Young And Crazy Horse Set U.S. Tour Dates

    June 4, 2012 6:35 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse will launch a North American arena tour in early October that will run through early December. Ticket prices range from $47.00 to over $255 and go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Young and Crazy Horse haven't performed a full concert together since their Greendale tour wrapped in March of 2004, making this their longest hiatus since forming in 1969. The group reformed last year to record a series of folk covers for the disc Americana, which hits shelv...  | More »

  • Azealia Banks Throws a Mermaid Ball in New York

    June 4, 2012 2:50 PM ET
     |  Matthew Trammell

    Mermaids are awesome. Azealia Banks wants you to know that. On Sunday night, the polarizing 20-year-old rapper transformed Bowery Ballroom into an underwater carnival, complete with floating seahorses, cotton candy, and lots and lots of balloons. The sold-out Mermaid Ball, curated entirely by Ms. Banks and featuring an array of downtown rave staples, was packed with scenesters, models, fist-pumpers, skaters, and drag queens. Ground-level New York DJs the WcKids set the scene, looping frantic ...  | More »

  • Ted Leo, Moss Icon and More Kick Up Chaos in Tejas

    June 4, 2012 11:50 AM ET
     |  Chad Swiatecki

    Roughly halfway through his set on Thursday’s opening night of the Chaos In Tejas festival, indie punk rocker Ted Leo took a moment to pay a sort of tribute to the Mob, the cult British punks who were slated to play after him. A longtime fan of the band, Leo told the crowd at Austin’s Mohawk club that while touring England in 1997 he spent weeks traveling in a van looking forward to a show he and his band were sharing with The M.O.B. Turns out punctuation is important. "My bandma...  | More »

  • Nas and Lauryn Hill Rule Summer Jam in Nicki Minaj's Absence

    June 4, 2012 10:53 AM ET
     |  Jeff Rosenthal

    Nicki Minaj had big plans for Hot 97's Summer Jam. Mere hours before she was slated to headline the show at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium stage on Sunday – for a hometown crowd of 80,000 – she tweeted in excitement, "History will be made @ Hot 97 Summer Jam tonight. I really hope you're there to witness it." That was before Lil Wayne pulled his Young Money star off the bill, before the night was thrown into a shredder, lit on fire, and then reconstructed with spit an...  | More »

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