Set this year in the sprawling Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., the opening day of HARD Summer 2015 was not without its hiccups, but still provided plenty of highlights over the course of the festival’s first day of music.
Weezer was on the Osheaga Music Festival lineup on Aug. 1 in Montreal this year, and the band surprised the crowd with a couple unexpected faces on the stage: Rivers Cuomo’s daughter, Mia, and his son, Leo.
When thousands of aspiring vocalists lined up for their last chance at becoming the 15th and final "American Idol" in Philadelphia, they got encouragement from one of the franchise’s biggest stars: Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken.
The 2015 Newport Jazz Festival heated up on Day 2 with some of today's best jazz vocalists, including Cassandra Wilson and Jose James, as well as a selection of both the genre's most staunch traditionalists and committed forward-thinkers.
Lollapalooza 2015 continued yesterday (Aug. 1), with a day of special guests, superstar headliners, and even a chaotic set cut short b security. Here’s Billboard’s hour-by-hour recap of the day’s highlights.
For those looking for a sensitive end to the second night of Lollapalooza, Sam Smith delivered a heartfelt set across the festival grounds from Metallica’s fury. In addition to performing all of "In the Lonely Hour’s" best tracks, Sam made sure there was a bit of variety in his hour and fifteen minutes onstage before the beautiful Chicago skyline.