1. Live Aid 25th Anniversary: 10 Awesome Benefit Show Performances

    July 13, 2010 3:53 PM EDT Twenty five years ago today (July 13), more than 50 artists across two continents united for the Live Aid benefit concerts, organized by UK musicians Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. The event touched the hearts (and wallets) of fans across the globe, as an…

  2. Conor Oberst Pens Open Letter To Arizona Promoter Charlie Levy

    July 02, 2010 12:53 PM EDT Bright Eyes' mainman Conor Oberst has been an outspoken advocate for Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike effort , joining fellow musicians and artists in a campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris…

  3. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 2:30 PM EDT R age Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder , Nine Inch Nails , and comedian Chris Rock to the growing list of artists who are refusing to perform…

  4. Billboard Bits: Big Boi, Lollapalooza, Donnie Klang, Daniel Lanois and More

    June 08, 2010 6:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. The Lollapalooza schedule was revealed today: Soundgarden or Arcade Fire? The xx or Gogol Bordello? Lady Gaga or The Strokes? Start choosing now . --- Former 'Making The Band' contestant Donnie Klang has…

  5. Gogol Bordello, "Trans-Continental Hustle"

    May 21, 2010 11:18 AM EDT With the help of heavyweight producer Rick Rubin, Gogol Bordello 's major-label debut, "Trans-Continental Hustle," maintains the band's ethno-clash dance party reputation, but with less punk attitude and a more mainstream songwriting approach. Wild, passionate opener "…

  6. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  7. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  8. Gogol Bordello, Rick Rubin Team Up For 'Hustle'

    March 23, 2010 4:14 PM EDT Eugene Hütz, guitar strapped over a shirtless shoulder, sweat shining atop his narrow frame, grabs the microphone and raises one arm over his famously mustachioed face, closing the night with a final coda: "We are your fucking friends Gogol Bordello !" Behind, his band of gypsies…

  9. The Ten Best SXSW Shows You Missed

    March 22, 2010 5:47 PM EDT You know 6) Local Natives (Thursday at Emo's) The Los Angeles band ripped through its set at Emo's, performing tracks from recently released album "Gorilla Manor" and a propulsive cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign." Rich harmonies and a bolstered…

  10. Stars Rock Out For Tibet At Carnegie Hall

    March 01, 2010 9:06 AM EST Patti Smith , Iggy Pop , Regina Spektor and many others contributed to a potent sonic cocktail that rocked Carnegie Hall at the 20th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization charged with preserving Tibetan culture. An avid fan of Tibetan art since his teen years,…

  11. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, Friday ticket holders would be admitted…

  12. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 6:48 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his U.S. multi-day festival debut at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West organizers have tapped Jay-Z to replace previous…

  13. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  14. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  15. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special…

  16. Lollapalooza 2008 Gets Underway In Chicago

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the Raconteurs, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Bloc Party, CSS and the Cool Kids setting the table for a sla Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the…

  17. The Mars Volta Anchors L.A.'s Detour Festival

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and the Black Lips will lead this year's third annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, to be held Oct. 4 on Main and 1 The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and…

  18. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. Click on a name to view Billboard's full…

  19. Organizers: Bonnaroo A Success Despite No Sell-Out

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of more than 70,000. An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas…

  20. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

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