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2013 in Random Notes

The year’s most intimate rock photos, featuring Bono, Taylor, Macklemore and many more

A full 12 months' worth of candid rock & roll moments, from Will Ferrell grilling Katy Perry to Beyoncé freaking out on a roller coaster to the dedication of Adam Yauch Park.

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The King and I

Pusha T and Macklemore hang out backstage at ANKH Marketing presents Pusha T live at Mezzanine in San Francisco, California on December 1st, 2013. 

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Talkin’ New York

Patrick Carney, Jason Isbell, and Steve Schiltz  backstage during Dylan Fest NYC  at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on November 12th, 2013.  

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Stay Classy

Will Ferrell and Katy Perry on stage during the 2013 MTV EMA's at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on November 10th, 2013. 

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Bad Boy For Life

Jimmy Kimmel and Sean "Diddy" Combs clink glasses on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles, California on October 23rd, 2013.


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Chris Cornell and The Avett Brothers perform Pearl Jams' 'Footsteps' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City on October 21st, 2013.

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Million Dollar Selfie

A gospel singer takes a photo with the waxwork figure of Whitney Houston which was revealed at Madame Tussauds in London, England on October 21st, 2013. 

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Unlikely Duo

Conan O'Brien and Langhorne Slim pose backstage at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on October 16th, 2013.

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Eye Candy

Liv Tyler, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl attend a performance benefitting the David Lynch Foundation at Electric Lady Studio in New York City on October 16th, 2013. 

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We Will Rock You

Brian May performs with the cast of We Will Rock You during the "We Will Rock You" National Tour opening night at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland on October 15th, 2013. 

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Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds poses for a photo with Usher along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on October 10th, 2013. Edmonds was the recipient of the 2,508th Star in the Recording Category.

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Just Forever

Alison Mosshart of The Kills and Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant perform "It's Just Forever" at a private concert for SiriusXM subscribers to celebrate the release of Melophobia at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on October 9th, 2013. 

Ken Goodman

Honored Eaters

Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Patti Smith, Jeff Tweedy, Mario Batali, Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M, and Grace Potter attend The Mario Batali Foundation's Second Annual Honors dinner in New York City on October 6th, 2013.

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Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars flies over an audience of over 80,000 excited fans at Rock in Rio in Rio de Janero, Brasil.

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Clowning Around

Taylor Swift is joined backstage by Ed Sheeran after she wrapped the North American portion of her RED tour at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on September 21st, 2013. 

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Baseball Buddies

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Slash attend a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on September 12th, 2013.  

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Made In America

Danielle Haim, Este Haim, A$AP Rocky, and Alana Haim pose backstage during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival  in Philadelphia on August 31st, 2013.

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Red Carpet Dream

Katy Perry and Richard Simmons share a special moment at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on August 25, 2013.


Cee Lo’s Surprise

Cee Lo Green surprises hotel guests in New York, as part of the Renaissance Hotels 'Discovery Doors' program. A grandmother, mother and daughter who thought their room was being upgraded, opened their door to find Green serenading them on the couch with candles and rose pedals.

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Bronson Bites

Action Bronson leads a crowd to his food truck while performing during the Bushwick Block Party in Brooklyn, New York on July 27th, 2013.

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Doors Boards

Robby Krieger of the Doors holds a special edition Doors skateboard at the Dusters California kick-off party in Los Angeles on July 23rd, 2013.

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‘My Homies Still’

Lil Wayne, Bow Wow and Mack Maine attend the The Rich Game Album listening event at Bagatelle on in New York City on July 22nd, 2013

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Justice for Trayvon

Beyonce and Jay Z join Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton for the National Action Network 100 City "Justice for Trayvon" vigil in New York on July 20th, 2013.

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Backstreet Beluga

A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys makes a new friend at SeaWorld in San Diego, California on July 12th, 2013.  

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Space Oddity

Australian street artist James Cochran, puts the finishing touches on a wall portrait of David Bowie in Brixton, South London, on June 19th, 2013. 

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Top Gun

Bon Jovi, Tico Torres and David Bryan arrive by helicopter  on day 4 of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in Newport, Isle of Wight on June 16th, 2013 

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Tebowie Time

Jimmy Fallon as "Tebowie" (Tim Tebow/David Bowie) singing "Rebel Rebel " on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City on June 12th, 2013. 

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Cat Power

Katy Perry films a music video with Katy & The Popcats, during which she and her feline friends rap and set out to make sure that healthy choices are always made when hunger strikes.

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Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers perform with the Success Academy 2 Bronx Children's Choir at the Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island in New York on June 9th, 2013.

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Lady Ante-Ballers

Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum compete in Ping Pong & Songs during CMA Fest to benefit the LadyAID Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center in Nashville on June 9th, 2013.

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Hot For Granny

Golden Sisters' reality television stars, Terry Dahlquist, Mary Bartnicki and Josie Cavaluzzi meet singer David Lee Roth at the SiriusXM Studios on June 5th, 2013 in New York City.  

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Backstreet Boys Panda-monium

The Backstreet Boys hold giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Institute in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China May 30th, 2013.  

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All In The Family

John Fogerty, with his sons Tyler Fogerty and Shane Fogerty, celebrates his birthday and the release of his new album Wrote A Song For Everyone at the El Rey Theatre  in Los Angeles, California on May 28th, 2013. 

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Daft Fanatics

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan don homemade replicas of Daft Punk's signature helmets on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on May 22nd, 2013.

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Tom for Tomas

Tom Morello performs as Tomas Young addresses supporters via live video at the Tribute to Tomas Young concert in Kansas City, Missouri on May 19th, 2013.

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Adam Yauch Park

Adrian Benepe, Noel Yauch, Frances Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz and Marty Markowitz attend the renaming of Palmetto Playground as Adam Yauch Park on May 3rd, 2013 in the Brooklyn, New York. 

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Suit & Bowtie

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World in New York City on April 23rd, 2013.

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“We Want YOU!”

Darryl McDaniels, Geddy Lee and musician Tom Morello attend the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles, California on April 18th, 2013. 

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Fangirl Fallon

The Jonas Brothers meet Sara (Jimmy Fallon), during a skit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City on April 9th, 2013.


Best Buddies

Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar with UNICEF on April 5th, 2013. 

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Baby Boom

Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Fergie attend Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on March 23rd, 2013.  

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Punk Rock Kisses

Billie Joe Armstrong kisses a fan he brought on stage as he performs with Green Day during SXSW at ACL Live in Austin, Texas on March 15th, 2013.

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Wax and Wane

Harry Styles of One Direction poses during a figure sitting where he is measured for a Madame Tussauds wax figure on March 11th, 2013.

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Life Is But A Dream

Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey speak onstage at the premiere of the HBO Documentary Film Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream in New York City on February 12th, 2013.  

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Va Va Voom

Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry attend the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los, Angeles, California on February 10th, 2013.

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Silver Foxx

Vice President Joe Biden and wife, Jill, join Jamie Foxx during his performance at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.

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