More than 40 years after George Harrison put together the all-star ‘Concert for Bangladesh,’ rock fans have become inured to the concept of stars coming together in order to combat societal ills — and these days, in order to really get attention, a charity festival has to have a pretty impressive lineup. Like, for instance, the 2012 Global Festival, scheduled for Sept. 29 in New York City’s Central Park.
Music and the Olympics have gone together for decades, and this year’s opening ceremony — a tribute to British artists that included performances by Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield and others — is no exception.
As if you needed another reason to dream of Mexico’s sunny playas this fall, the lineup for the 2012 Corona Capital Music Festival has been revealed — and this year, the organizers have outdone themselves.
In the past, the Killers have been accused of cribbing heavily from ’80s synth pop and U2, but on their new album, frontman Brandon Flowers says they found inspiration in a new source: rock legend Elton John.
Because writing and recording a triple-album set — and then touring behind it — apparently isn’t enough to keep him busy, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC’s reality singing competition series ‘The Voice’ as a mentor.
You’d think holding down the drum kit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot would be more than enough for most guys, but Chad Smith apparently needed another band to pass the time — and he found it with his instrumental side project, the Bombastic Meatbats.
Sometimes, what feels like love turns out to be nothing more than well-disguised lust — and that seems to be the feeling behind Green Day‘s latest single, at least if the band’s latest statements are anything to go by.
He hasn’t released a new album since 2008′s ‘Modern Guilt,’ but Beck has been on a recording tear lately, surfacing in a variety of unusual and/or unexpected places — and for his latest trick, he’s decided to contribute three new songs to the PlayStation game ‘Sound Shapes.’
After teasing the imminent arrival of their second album with a mysterious trailer and promises of a fall release, Mumford and Sons have lifted the veil completely, revealing that the new LP, ‘Babel,’ will arrive in stores on Sept. 25.
What made the Red Hot Chili Peppers want to put out 18 unreleased songs between next month and January? According to drummer Chad Smith, the answer is simple: “They’re just really good songs and they just need to come out.”
There must be something about Phish‘s music that makes people think they can, like, fly, man. Roughly two years after a fan leaped from the balcony during a Long Island show, the band’s concert on Sunday, July 8, was interrupted when a naked 19-year-old girl climbed up a light pole and fell 25 feet to the ground.
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