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Bonnaroo 2008

  • Smoking Section: Memories of Bonnaroo 2008

    Pearl Jam are at work on a new disc, Jeff Ament reunites Green River, and more

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  • Four Days At Bonnaroo With Kanye, M.I.A., Metallica, and More

    Sun, drugs and rock & roll at America's best fest

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  • My Morning Jacket: Cosmic Travelers

    The band on ruling Bonnaroo and going R&B with their killer hit disc "Evil Urges"

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  • Kanye West Blogs Back, Calls Bonnaroo Organizers "Squid Brains"

    Following his tumultuous early morning performance at Bonnaroo, Kanye West has finally taken to his blog to discuss the whole matter (and by "discuss," we mean "type angrily with the Caps Lock on"). "I'm typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!! Call me any name you want…. BUT NEVER SAY […]

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  • Video: Pearl Jam and My Morning Jacket Dream On at Bonnaroo

    Two of the biggest draws at last weekend's Bonnaroo festival — Pearl Jam and My Morning Jacket; sat down for a special conversation with Rolling Stone's Austin Scaggs during the weekend's festivities. Click above to find out why My Morning Jacket closed out their set with a Mötley Crüe tune and the latest on Pearl […]

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  • Video: Jimi Hendrix's Effects Pedal Appears Magically at Bonnaroo

    One of the more unusual visitors to this year's Bonnaroo festival was Jimi Hendrix's wah-wah pedal, which was purchased for $15,000 and brought to the event to raise awareness for restoring New Orleans. Click above to watch Jack Johnson try to absorb the power of the pedal by rubbing it on his face.

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  • Kanye West Rankles Bonnaroo With Tardy Pre-Dawn Set

    Kanye West delivered the most controversial performance at Bonnaroo this weekend, leaving thousands of festival-goers bummed out when his late-night set didn't kick off until nearly 4:30 in the morning — an hour and 45 minutes after its scheduled time. (According to our source, Kanye didn't want to go on until Phil Lesh and Sigur […]

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  • Pearl Jam Showcase Rarities, Dylan and Who Covers at Bonnaroo

    While most bands used Bonnaroo as a platform to play hits, Pearl Jam used their Saturday night closing set to unleash some rarities. Around 10:15 p.m., the band strolled onto the stage and kicked off with "Hard to Imagine," a gorgeous ballad that the band has only played a few dozen times since 1992. Later […]

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  • Metallica Bring Metal Thunder and Heavy Pyro to Bonnaroo

    Throughout Metallica's two-hour headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night, singer James Hetfield kept teasing that the band would be playing new songs from their just-finished album, at one point saying: "If you want, we'll just play some old stuff. But what if I said "No!" Alas, the crowd would have to settle for the […]

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  • Metallica's Ulrich & Pearl Jam's McCready Lay Out Bonnaroo 2008 Plans

    Bonnaroo is less than a month away, so we checked in with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready to see what's in store for their performances. Although they're working on a new record with producer Brendan O'Brien, Pearl Jam probably won't be unveiling any new tunes. "[The record] is in the infant stages," […]

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