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On The Road
  • Led Zeppelin Roundup: Backstage and Beyond

    December 11, 2007 5:39 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    By now you've probably read about what happened onstage during Led Zeppelin's show last night, but what else happened at the concert of the year? For one, Pete Townshend, despite reports to the contrary, did not perform: "I pulled out of the Ahmet Ertegun benefit the day I heard Led Zep were performing," Townshend wrote on his blog. "They really don't need me." Many in the audience probably wished the other openers had taken Townshend's stance, but they gave a polite recep...  | More »

  • Led Zeppelin: The Reunion Set List

    December 10, 2007 6:24 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    The Led Zeppelin reunion show just ended at the O2 Arena, and there were some surprises: alongside the hoary classics ("Stairway to Heaven," "Kashmir") there was a strong selection of deeper cuts ("Trampled Under Foot," "Nobody's Fault But Mine") and one live debut (Presence's "For Your Life"). Tomorrow, we'll have David Fricke's complete report from the Ahmet Ertegun Benefit, but until then, here's the full set list: "Good Times, Bad Times" "Ramble On" "Black Dog" "...  | More »

  • Jack White Takes Bob Dylan Further Into Uncharted Territory

    September 21, 2007 11:18 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    What special hold does Jack White have over Bob Dylan? The other night the White Stripes frontman got Dylan to play his Blood on the Tracks gem "Meet Me In The Morning" for the first time ever live, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. And last night, White joined Dylan onstage for the big man's first ever live performance of "Outlaw Blues," from Bringing it All Back Home; White also got Dylan to play "One More Cup of Coffee" (one our personal faves, from Desire) for the first time sinc...  | More »

  • Jack White Meets Bob Dylan In The Evening

    September 20, 2007 10:49 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Meg White is temporarily out of commission, so Jack White has found a new performance partner: Bob Dylan. White shocked the crowd at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium last night when he joined Dylan for the first ever live performance of the Blood on the Tracks gem "Meet Me In The Morning." White's band The Raconteurs opened for Dylan last year but the two never shared the stage. (Their only other prior duet was at a Dylan concert in Detroit four years ago when they did the White Stripes...  | More »

  • Stevie Wonder Announces Thirteen-Date Tour With Surprise Los Angeles Concert

    August 2, 2007 6:02 PM ET
     |  Mikael Wood

    Stevie Wonder will hit the road for a thirteen-show tour -- dubbed "A Wonder Summer's Night" -- August 23 in San Diego. (Other dates include September 5 at L.A.'s Greek Theatre and September 12 at Meadow Brook, in Wonder's hometown of Detroit. The jaunt wraps September 20 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion.) Wonder announced the trek -- his first in over a decade -- today in Los Angeles with a forty-five-minute surprise concert at the Century City headquarters of C...  | More »

  • R.E.M. Impress Fans, U2, Debuting Guitar-Heavy New Tracks In Dublin

    July 2, 2007 9:45 AM ET
     |  Rose Kelly

    Twenty-seven years and thirteen studio albums ago, R.E.M. played Dublin for the first time. On Saturday, the band returned to Ireland for "Working Rehearsals," five sold-out gigs at the city's Olympia Theatre to test out material from their fourteenth effort, midway through recording. Why Dublin? Bassist Mike Mills described the audience as "some of the best fans in the world." In stark contrast to the elaborate setup they brought on their most recent tour for 2004's Around the Sun...  | More »

  • Bob Dylan Begins Summer With One-Two-Three Punch: Live Review

    June 25, 2007 2:10 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    There were moments during Bob Dylan's first three shows of his summer tour that left you wondering what the hell you were doing eating a hot dog and a slush puppy for dinner by the end zone of a football field in Hershey Pennsylvania, waiting for a sixty-six year old man to shuffle on stage and play "Cat's In The Well" for the third time in as many days. But then there were moments like an achingly beautiful "Shelter From The Storm" (from the first night) and a smoking "Summer Days"...  | More »

  • U2 Play Surprise NYC Show

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
     |  Alex Mar

    U2 shot a video for "All Because of You," the second single from their new album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, playing the song live aboard a flatbed cruising from the Upper West Side down Broadway yesterday in New York. The traveling show culminated in an hour-long free concert in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges in the late afternoon, packed with new songs and a few older hits. The performance was filmed for the December 8th MTV special mtvJAMMED:...  | More »

  • U2 Play Traveling NYC Show

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
     |  Alex Mar

    U2 performed songs from their new album on a flatbed truck cruising through New York City today, en route to a free performance at Brooklyn's Fulton Ferry State Park at 3 p.m. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was released today in the U.K. and hits stores stateside tomorrow. The group's first pit stop took place this morning in front of Columbia University, and after a trip down Broadway, the band was expected to land at the Brooklyn park for what was described on their Web site as ...  | More »

  • Aretha Franklin Goes West

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steve Knopper

    Due to a crippling fear of flying, Detroit resident Aretha Franklin hasn't performed on the West Coast in more than two decades. But that's about to change, with the Queen of Soul plays two shows at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre this weekend and two at the House of Blues in Las Vegas next week. The Franklin crew are spending a week driving three buses across the country. "She just felt more adventurous," says her Los Angeles agent, Dick Alen. "She's been expanding her trips ...  | More »

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