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Peter Maiden

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  • Spoon: The Six-Pack Q&A (With Bonus Live Footage)

    Rolling Stone posed six questions to Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jim Eno. They told us about the time they decked a heckler, recalled the night they cozied up to Radiohead's producer and even played us a song (okay, to be fair, they played all of Austin City Limits a song). Keep reading for the footage […]

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  • Inside the Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem Tour: Exclusive Video

    This week, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem kicked off a highly anticipated joint national tour. Rock Daily caught up with frontmen Win Butler and James Murphy at Austin City Limits to find out how the two bands teamed up (apparently Arcade Fire asked LCD to the prom, and Murphy is praying for a wrist corsage) […]

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  • Good Charlotte: The Six-Pack Q&A

    Rolling Stone posed six questions to Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden. They recalled the times they smoked on airplanes and bummed cigarettes off 30 Rock stars, and praised Interpol for their honesty. What's the most rock star thing you've ever done? Benji Madden: I smoked a cigarette on a plane one time in […]

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  • What Would You Ask Bob Dylan and More Questions for LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, The Decemberists at Austin City Limits

    Click here to watch ACL acts reveal what they'd ask Bob Dylan. "Where'd you get your name from?" jokes the Decemberists when asked what questions they'd pose to Bob Dylan should they run into him at Austin City Limits. Rock Daily also learned that Spoon's Britt Daniel has an uncle Butt Butt and Andrew Bird […]

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  • Ben Harper Unplugged and Off the Cuff: Video

    Watch Ben Harper play an acoustic rendition of "Steal My Kisses" (and explain the song's origin) and chat about where he and the Innocent Criminals are at as they release their latest album, Lifeline. Plus, Harper discusses his interview with Rolling Stone associate editor Austin Scaggs, and the star-packed night the two shared in Paris. […]

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  • Lollapalooza: Backstage With Silverchair and Interpol

    On Saturday, Rock Daily went backstage at Lollapalooza to check out the behind-the-scenes action. We caught up with Australian band Silverchair just as they were about to sit down to dinner in the artists' dining area (our chat was briefly disrupted by Ryan Cabrera, who asked for a photo with Silverchair singer Daniel Johns). Rock […]

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  • Lollapalooza ’07: Perry Farrell’s Guided Golf-Cart Tour of the Grounds

    Take a golf-cart tour around Lollapalooza 2007's Grant Park grounds with festival founder and Jane's Addiction/Satellite Party frontman Perry Farrell before any of the estimated 180,000 attendees have had a chance to set foot inside. The only other people on site were still setting up for Lollapalooza's third year in Chicago, which means you can […]

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  • In the Trenches: Live Earth New York

    What was it like to be in the crowd at Live Earth New York? Check out our video, including live footage of the Police, Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West. Plus, meet some of the fans who sweated out eight hours at Giants Stadium to support the cause.

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  • Lollapalooza 2006 Wrap-up: Hottest Act? Think Chili

    Before the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed Lollapalooza on Sunday night, Perry Farrell told us about his favorite performances so far: the multi-lingual rock wonder Manu Chao and the Aussie psychedelic band Wolfmother. Our pick for best of the fest: The Chili Peppers, who even topped our other favorites, the Raconteurs and the Flaming Lips. […]

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  • Lollapalooza Diary, Day 3: Strings Attached

    Sunday at Lollapalooza was all about strings — the old-fashioned kind. There were so many violins and cellos onstage, you'd think they were the coolest thing since straw hats. It began with the Frames, an Irish band whose red-bearded lead singer Glen Hansard sings haunting melodies, backed by electric violin. Then the acoustic bluegrass trio […]

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