Jimmy Kimmel has taken it one step further, arriving at the mecca of music big- and small-time, South By Southwest, this week to prey once more on festivalgoers who simply can't admit they're not in the know.
With over 2,000 acts performing at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival, every conceivable venue in downtown Austin is being utilized in some way. That means modern halls like Austin City Limits as well as makeshift tents with portable sound systems.
She wasn't carried in on a barbecue spit and she didn't do any theatrical vomiting -- as she did on Thursday night during her performance at Doritos' Bold Stage -- but Lady Gaga came to her South By Southwest keynote session Friday morning sporting plenty of extra hair and a silver-white plastic princess dress.
Eric Clapton, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry and Dr. John are among the guests on the second edition of classic blues covers coming from legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter.
The Grammy Museum extended its 50 Years of the Rolling Stones panel at SXSW to a tribute concert Thursday at the Red Eyed Fly that featured a baker's dozen acts interpreting the music of the Rolling Stones.
"If you can single out any of our albums as being, like, the most iconic one, it’s obviously this one," Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell tells Billboard of 1994's "Superunknown." A few hours later, the band blazed through the album's 15 tracks for a fired-up audience as part of the iTunes Festival at SXSW.
Following last night's deadly car crash outside of the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's on Austin's Red River Street, the planned South By Southwest shows at those two venues will be going on as scheduled on Thursday night (Mar. 13).