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On The Road
  • Video: Lauryn Hill Performs Intimate Gig to Kick Off Tour

    December 29, 2010 4:45 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Lauryn Hill — officially billed as Ms. Lauryn Hill — performed a sold-out concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night. Hill, who is somewhat notorious for showing up late to her own shows, did not go until after midnight, well after the 8 p.m. door time at the venue. Lauryn Hill Schedules Rare Shows Needless to say, Hill’s tardiness upset many fans in attendance, all of whom made it out to the show despite harsh weather and patchy pub...  | More »

  • Prince Parties With Naomi Campbell, Whoopi Goldberg Onstage at MSG

    December 20, 2010 12:15 PM ET
     |  Maura Johnston

    On Saturday night, Prince continued his Welcome 2 America Tour with a show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The career-spanning setlist included a few songs with legendary drummer and frequent Prince collaborator Sheila E., a raft of hits from Prince's seemingly bottomless catalog and a show-closing onstage dance party. Rob Sheffield reviews the first night of Prince's Welcome 2 America tour The show opened with "Welcome 2 America" and went right into a cover of Sylvester...  | More »

  • Watch: U2 Play 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' 'Scarlet' With Jay-Z

    November 29, 2010 11:55 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

      Last week U2 began their 10-date tour of New Zealand and Australia by having opening act Jay-Z come out to join them for "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and their 1981 super rarity "Scarlet" at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium. "Scarlet" (shown below) was played to celebrate the release of Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, and was mashed up with Jay-Z's "History," which he wrote after President Obama was elected. U2: The Rolling Stone Covers The collaborations seemingly we...  | More »

  • U2 Rehearse Rarities In Preparation For Australian Tour

    November 24, 2010 9:29 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

      U2 are currently camped out at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, rehearsing for their upcoming ten-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, which features special guest Jay-Z. (Watch the band perform "Sunday Bloody Sunday" with Jay in the video above.) According to fan site u2gigs.com, the band has rehearsed much of their standard set list in addition to the 1981 rarity "Scarlet," The Joshua Tree deep cut "One Tree Hill" and "Boy Falls From The Sky," from Bono and...  | More »

  • Ray LaMontagne Covers Bob Dylan's 'The Man in Me'

    November 1, 2010 5:37 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Ray LaMontagne has been covering Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me" during live shows for some time, so in celebration of tomorrow's launch of his co-headlining tour with Levon Helm, we're delighted to premiere this studio version of the track (originally from Dylan's New Morning LP, but perhaps better known from The Big Lebowski). On this version, recorded in New York in July, Ray and his Pariah Dogs give the track a slow groove in keeping with their latest LP, God Willin'...  | More »

  • Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience Does the Band Proud

    October 20, 2010 2:33 PM ET
     |  Ritchie Yorke

    Led Zeppelin's magic was in effect October 15th in Dawson Creek, British Columbia as Jason Bonham, the 44-year-old son of late Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham, led his five-man Led Zeppelin Experience through a rousing two-hour-plus set of classics from the Zep canon at the EnCana Events Centre. This was much more than just another tribute band: the Bonham bloodline carries its own responsibilities. With state-of-the-art lighting and effects, dazzling video treatments and a crisp, t...  | More »

  • Robert Plant Plays Intimate Club Gig

    September 14, 2010 2:14 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    Robert Plant played a rare club show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom Sunday night, backed by the group behind his rootsy new project, Band of Joy (named after his mid-Sixties psychedelic-blues outfit). In a 100-minute set performed before less than a thousand fans, Plant presented solo material and several revitalized Led Zeppelin classics, retooling many with an ethereal, reverb-heavy sound. The group emerged a few minutes past 9 p.m. and played “Monkey,” a dark, eerie track...  | More »

  • Activists Arrested at U2's First-Ever Russian Show

    August 26, 2010 9:32 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    U2's first-ever concert in Russia began on a sour note. Before the show, which happened at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, police arrested Amnesty International activists who were handing out leaflets, and forced out volunteers for other non-profits, including Greenpeace Russia and U2's own ONE Campaign Against AIDS. "We were not allowed to collect signatures and to talk to people," Greenpeace organizer Ivan Blokov told the BBC. "Our activities were agreed with by U2's manageme...  | More »

  • Mellencamp Hits the Road with Dylan, Plans Fall Tour

    August 9, 2010 3:08 PM ET
     |  Jesse Stanek and Jeff Vrabel

    Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp kicked off their summer tour in Lincoln, Nebraska, yesterday, delivering two sets of spirited Americana nicely suited to Haymarket Park and its Midwestern surroundings. Mellencamp last played the venue as part of a Farm Aid benefit "100 years ago," he joked to the crowd. (The concert, for the record, was actually in 1987.) While his set favored crowd favorites and enduring deep cuts like "Pink Houses" and "Paper In Fire," Mellencamp also brought the crowd into th...  | More »

  • John Mayer Covers Prince and Police at Hometown Gig

    July 22, 2010 10:06 AM ET
     |  Erica Futterman

    // "/> About an hour and a half before doors opened at Long Island's Jones Beach last night, a Ben & Jerry's truck pulled into the parking lot to dole out free samples of Heath Bar and Milk and Cookies. The man doing the scooping: John Mayer, who came up with the idea two weeks ago as a surprise for his recently launched Battle Studies tour. He happily signed autographs and snapped photos with fans, even instructing his photogr...  | More »

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