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Lorin Ashton of Bassnectar DJ's for the crowd at his sold out show in Nashville on Saturday, December 31st 2011.

Bassnectar

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Crowds go Crazy for Bassnectar

Fans go crazy during Bassnectar's sold out New Year's Even concernt in Nashville on Saturday, December 31st 2011.

Bassnectar

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Bassnectar rings in the New Year

Bassnectar rings in the New Year with 10,000 fans at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Saturday, December 31st, 2011.

Will.i.am

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Will.i.am

Will.i.am hosted and performed a special DJ set at the swanky Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas while his bandmate Fergie hosted another party on the Strip.  Will.i.am helped revelers ring in the new year with a countdown and then hit the wheels of steel to play hit after hit which kept the packed club dancing until DJ Ammo took over to close out the memorable night on December 31st, 2011.

Florence Welch

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Florence Welch at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Florence Welch performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Los Angeles Center Studios in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2011.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Los Angeles Center Studios on December 31st, 2011.

Taio Cruz

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Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Los Angeles Center Studios on December 31st, 2011.

Blink-182

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Blink-182

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Los Angeles Center Studios on December 31st, 2011.

Patti Smith

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Patti Smith at the Bowery

Patti Smith performs on the first evening on her three night run at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.  She opened with Space Monkey and played an incredible show to a sold out house on Thursday, December 29th, 2011.

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Wraps Up The UK Leg Of His Tour With Finale In His Hometown of Liverpool at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011.

 

Wu-Tang Clan

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Wu-Tang Clan

Inspectah Deck, Method Man and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan perform at Best Buy Theater in New York City on Sunday, December 18th, 2011.

matisyahu rs fest

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Matisyahu

A freshly shaven Matisyahu performs as part of the RS Fest concert series at Park Here Pop-up Park on Mulberry Street in New York on December 19th, 2011.

florence welch vh1 divas

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch performs during VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on December 18th, 2011.

erykah badu jill scott divas

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Erykah Bada and Jill Scott

Erykah Badu and Jill Scott perform with Black Thought of the Roots during VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on December 18th, 2011.

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige performs during VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on December 18th, 2011.

Scott Weiland

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Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland performed songs from his album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at the City Winery in New York City on Saturday, December 17th, 2011


swedish house mafia

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Swedish House Mafia

The Electronic Dance Music trio of Steve Angelo, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell know as Swedish House Mafia perform during their historic gig at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 16th, 2011.  They were the first EDM group to play the fabled arena, which they sold out in nine minutes.

Tom Morello

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Tom Morello

Tom Morello gives his hands a break and plays with his teeth during the Dimebash 2011 Concert at the Key Club Hollywood on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

Sebastian Bach

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Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach had double duty as performer and host at Dimebash 2011 held at the Key Club Hollywood on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

Oh Land

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Oh Land

Nanna Øland Fabricius of Oh Land gets the crowd to join in at the band's amazing show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

florence + the machine

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Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine gives fans an outstanding performance on day two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

bush

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Bush

Gavin Rossdale gets in the crowd and serenades fans on day one of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Jane's Addiction

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Jane’s Addiction

Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro perform on day two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Grouplove

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Grouplove

Grouplove jumps around onstage during the band's performance on day two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performs on day two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Mayer Hawthorne and ?uestlove

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Mayer Hawthorne and ?uestlove

Mayer Hawthorne played with ?uestlove at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos Exit Art NYC event on Thursday, December 8th, 2011.

The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada

Mike Hranica of the band The Devil Wears Prada performs at the Electric Factory in Philidelphia on Saturday, December 10th, 2011.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performed an amazing show to a sold out packed house at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011.

Smashing Pumpkins

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Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan and Mike Byrne of the Smashing Pumpkins perform at the Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain on December 6th, 2011.

Taio Cruz

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Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz performs on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios in Burbank, California on December 6th, 2011.

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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa perform at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on December 6th, 2011.

The Black Keys

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The Black Keys

The Black Keys played a 'secret' show for their El Camino album release at Webster Hall in New York City to a packed house of very lucky fans on Monday, December 5th, 2011.

metallica

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Metallica’s 30th Anniversary

James Hetfield of Metallica performs as part of Day One of the bands' 30th Anniversary shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5th, 2011.

John Leventhal, Rosanne Cash

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John Leventhal and Rosanne Cash

John Leventhal and Rosanne Cash perform at the Local 802 AFM 90th Anniversary Benefit Gala at Roseland Ballroom in New York on December 4th, 2011.

Steve Earle

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Steve Earle

Steve Earle performs at the Local 802 AFM 90th Anniversary Benefit Gala at Roseland Ballroom in New York on December 4th, 2011.

Tori Amos

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Tori Amos at The Beacon

Amos' set drew on nearly all of her albums, with solo piano renditions of numbers such as "Horse" and "Icicle" alongside reqorked versions of oldies like "Spark," "Siren" and "Winter".  Amos played the sold out show at the Beacon Theater in New York City on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

RZA

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RZA’s launch party

RZA performs at the official launch party for The WeSC x RZA: Chambers by RZA in Los Angeles.  The party was presented by RZA and hosted by Mike Epps.  Live performances by Talib Kweli, DJ sets from Paul Banks of Interpol, WeActivists The Lady Tigra, Pase Rock and Eddie House of Steed Lord entertained the crowd throughout the night on December 1st, 2001.

T.I. 2-Chainz B.o.B

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Spend It

T.I. and 2-Chainz perform "Spend It" during B.o.B.'s "Strange Clouds One Night Only" concert at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on November 29th, 2011.

sinead o'connor

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Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O'Connor performs during Mencap's Little Noise Sessions at St John-At-Hackney  in London on November 27th, 2011.

nickelback

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Nickelback

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs during haltime of the  Canadian Football League's 99th Grey Cup Championship game at BC Place in Vancouver on November 27th, 2011.

Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean’s First Solo New York Show

Frank Ocean sings to the crowd at the Bowery Ballroom during his first solo New York show on Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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