Brandon Flowers continues to bring out all-star guests at his Desired Effect concerts as he treks through Europe: After singing alongside Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde during a London show, the Killers singer was next joined by New Order's Bernard Sumner at his Manchester gig Sunday night, performing the classic "Bizarre Love Triangle." The collaboration...
Musicians spend much of the year playing ticketed shows for fans around the world. In between, a few will find time to do a free one for troops stationed in military bases abroad. When that isn't possible, others will welcome the soldiers home with similar concerts back in the United...
Mick Jagger's dancing has never been understated, but it gets even broader when he's performing in open-air stadiums — as he was last night when the Rolling Stones kicked off their 2015 "Zip Code" tour with a rock-solid performance at San Diego's Petco Park. Blessed with one of the most...
Art Garfunkel lashed out at his former Simon & Garfunkel partner Paul Simon in a scathing new interview where the singer accuses Simon of suffering from a Napoleonic complex and suppressing Garfunkel's creativity. Speaking to The Telegraph, Garfunkel also cites Simon as the reason why the duo aren't embarking on a reunion tour and even...
Surfer Blood hit a setback in their efforts to raise money for guitarist Thomas Fekete after the band's touring van was broken into Saturday on the outskirts of Chicago. Throughout Surfer Blood's tour in support of their new LP 1000 Palms, the band have been collecting donations for Fekete, who left the group after...
"It's amazing to look out and see people as far as we can see. You guys are beautiful," Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard told the crowd of more than 40,000 gathered at turn four of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday night, on the eve of the 99th Indy 500. Frankie...
Paul McCartney reunited with his "Cut Me Some Slack" pal Dave Grohl Saturday night when the Foo Fighters frontman made a surprise appearance onstage at McCartney's London concert to perform the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There." While past collaborations between the two rockers have seen Grohl sit behind the drum...
Chrissie Hynde made a surprise appearance during the encore of Brandon Flowers' concert Thursday night in London, joining the Killers singer on a pair of tracks. First, Hynde and Flowers performed a rendition of Pretenders' "Don't Get Me Wrong," a track off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band's 1986 LP...
U2 are just five shows into their Innocence + Experience Tour, and they're already taking fan requests and breaking out super rarities. At Friday night's show in Phoenix, the group was all set to play "The Sweetest Thing" on the B stage until Bono stopped them. "This guy I met earlier asked...
Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the sanctity of music /...
Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video at Democracy Now. Young, once a frequent Starbucks...
DJ Shadow has revealed that he and studio wizard G Jones are the brains behind the Nite School Klik, a moniker that mysteriously posted music on Shadow's Liquid Amber imprint before unveiling their true identities. For Shadow, Nite School Klik marks his first alias project since his mid-Nineties offshoot the Grave Robbers. So...
Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death has yet...
Salt-N-Pepa duked it out on Spike's Lip Sync Battle, transforming into modern pop divas and referencing some of their musical inspirations in an amiable battle between the longtime friends and collaborators. To kick things off, Salt went pop-rock, strutting and headbanging her way through Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone." "Who knew you...
Willie Nelson turned 82 years old last month, spending his birthday in Maui with friends and family. Twenty-two years earlier, though, he threw a considerably bigger party for himself back home in Texas. In April 1993, Nelson celebrated his 60th birthday in style, watching luminaries like Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Lyle...
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell owe their musical partnership to a happy accident. Back in the mid-Seventies, Harris just happened to hear a few of Crowell's songs on a cassette tape intended for Anne Murray, who was making an album at the time. But so was Harris, who claimed one...
Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann joined the band over 50 years ago, and he amassed some incredible stories throughout his tenure with the psychedelic jam-rock legends. One of the funniest tales – which he shared this week on Conan – involved a pot of coffee, some LSD and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.  In...
It's the day after The Voice finale and by 6 a.m., most of the Season Eight contestants had boarded a plane and were winging it back to their hometowns. But runner-up Meghan Linsey had one more day to cram in some press and take meetings in Los Angeles before heading...
For 24 summers in a row, since 1992, Dave Matthews Band have hit the road without fail. They could be the biggest worldwide ticket sellers of the past decade and a half, with a record 19 million sold throughout their career. And this summer, they're doing it all over again. Matthews,...
"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results, as expected, are disastrous. As the start of the clip, recorded...