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Macy Gray performs at Le Cabaret Sauvage on December 17, 2012 in Paris, France.

Sinead O'Connor

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Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O'Connor played to an adoring and enthusiastic audience at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, February 20th, 2012.

Steve Aoki

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Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki hoses down the audience during his performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Boragata on Saturday, February 18th, 2012.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin performed an emotional special tribute to Whitney Houston and sang "I Will Always Love You" during her concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday, February 17th, 2012.

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Sleigh Bells

Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller of Sleigh Bells perform at Terminal 5 in New York on February 17th, 2012.

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James Murphy

James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem performs at Sound System hosted by Converse at The 100 Club in London on February 15th, 2012.

The Rapture

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The Rapture

The Rapture perform during the Rose Bar Sessions Valentine's Day Show at the Grammercy Park Hotel in New York City on February 14th, 2012.

Florence Welch, Florence and The Machine

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch performs with Florence and The Machine at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands on February 14th, 2012.

Roger Waters

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Roger Waters

Roger Waters performs for his "The Wall Live" tour at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on February 14th, 2012.

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Adele

Adele performs for the first time since having vocal surgery during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2012.

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs with Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh of Eagles and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2012.

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The Beach Boys With Foster The People and Maroon 5

Foster the People and Maroon 5 perform with the newly reunited Beach Boys during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2012.

bruce springsteen grammys

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band perform during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2012.

Vince Neil, motley crue

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Flying Over The Crowd

Singer Vince Neil flies over fans during his performance of 'Home Sweet Home,' the last song of the Motley Crue concert  at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 10th, 2012.

Tommy Lee, Motley Crue

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Rollercoaster Drum Solo

Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, takes fan Lori Guzzard for a ride during his drum solo, the drummer along with his drums turn 360 degrees on rollercoaster rails during his drum solo at the Motley Crue concert at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 10th, 2012.

motley crue

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Wild Side

Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mich Mars perform 'Wild Side' durning the Motley Crue concert  at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 10th, 2012.

Wu-Tang Clan, Fashion Week

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Wu-Tang Clan Rocks Fashion Week

Wu-Tang clan performs at 'Made and Lexus Celebrate the launch of Made Fashion Week' during Fashion Week in New York City.  The hip-hop collective performed during the party at Milk Gallery on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.

Theophilus London

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Theophilus London

Theophilus London performed for a packed house in a seriously cool studded leather jacket at Webster Hall in New York City on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.

Mark Ronson, Grammy

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Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson at the DJ booth for The Grammy's Re: Generation Music Project World Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on February 10th, 2012.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars

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George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars

George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars perform at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on February 8th, 2012.

the Darkness

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Balcony Diving

 Justin Hawkins jumps from the balcony into the excited and screaming crowd during The Darkness concert at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on Tuesday February 7th, 2012.

 

 

 

 

KyMani Marley Plays During Reggae Month

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KyMani Marley Plays During Reggae Month

KyMani Marley performs in Emancipation Park, sponsored by Digicel, during "Reggae Month;" which coincides with Bob Marley's birthday in Kingston, Jamaica on February 5th, 2012.

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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg perform at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 2nd, 2012.

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Van Halen Album Release Celebration

Dave Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen perform at the Van Halen Album Release Celebration at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles on February 1st, 2012.

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The Tangiers Blues Band

Danny "Slowlips" Clinch, King, "Lonesome" Dave Sellars and Chris Scianni of The Tangiers Blues Band perform during Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel in New York on February 1st, 2012.

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Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr

Joe Walsh of Eagles and Ringo Starr perform together during SiriusXM's "Town Hall With Ringo Starr" hosted by Russell Brand and moderator Don Was at the Troubador in West Hollywood on January 30th, 2012.

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Girls

Christopher Owens of Girls performs during the Laneway Music Festival at Silo Park in Aukland, New Zealand on January 30th, 2012.

the givers

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The Givers

Tiffany Lamson of Givers performs at OffBeat Magazine's Best of the Beat Awards at Generations Hall in New Orleans on January 27th, 2012.

jaimoe's Jasssz Band

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Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson performs with Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at the Gramercy Theatre in New York on January 27th, 2012.

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Social Distortion

Mike Ness of Social Distortion perform at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on January 27th, 2012.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Kanye West performs on stage at the Big Day Out 2012 at Sydney Showground on January 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

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Kanye West

Kanye West performs during Big Day Out at the Sydney Showground in Australia on January 26th, 2012.

cage the elephant

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Cage The Elephant

Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant crowdsurfs while performing at Big Day Out at the Sydney Showground in Australia on January 26th, 2012.

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