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- Video: Madonna and Taylor Swift's surprise duet at iHeartRadio Awards
- 2015-03-30T04:48:17-08:00 - The sophomore edition of radio network iHeartRadio's star-packed awards show on Sunday evening (3/29) got its water-cooler moment (and, perhaps more importantly, it's trending Twitter hashtag) when Madonna's initially unseen acoustic guitar accompanist emerged from the shadows as a black-clad Taylor Swift.
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- Phish summer tour aims for amphitheatres
- 2015-03-30T04:14:25-08:00 - As Phish frontman Trey Anastasio gears up to kick-start the summer in jam-rock fashion alongside the surviving members of the Grateful Dead with their three-day farewell stand in Chicago, Phish has routed a summer run that bookends the season with a three-day Labor Day stand in Colorado.
More news: The Grateful Dead, Phish
- Van Halen to mount major North American tour
- 2015-03-25T10:03:06-08:00 - Days before their new concert album arrives in stores, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen have unveiled plans for a massive summer outing that will hit dozens of U.S. cities from coast to coast.
More news: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Van Halen
- Paul McCartney, Metallica lead Lollapalooza lineup
- 2015-03-25T07:03:32-08:00 - Lollapalooza's 10th iteration will feature headline sets by the Paul McCartney and Metallica, touching just touching U.S. stages in festival mode so far in 2015.
More news: Lollapalooza, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Charli XCX, Jamestown Revival, The Weeknd, Walk the Moon, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr.
- SXSW 2015 Highlights: Doug Burr, Avid Dancer, Jamestown Revival
- 2015-03-24T22:42:02-08:00 - The fourth official day of South by Southwest Music brought not only heightened foot traffic and more music showcases, but a pretty steady downpour as well. Though rain can be a rare sight around the Austin area, the wet weather didn't keep the music or the fans away. Performances continued across the city, and we pressed on in our search for the latest and greatest.
More news: Jamestown Revival, Avid Dancer, Doug Burr, SXSW
- SXSW 2015 Highlights: Heartbreaker Banquet
- 2015-03-24T21:23:00-08:00 - Brilliant blue skies, rolling Texas hills, hours of intimate roots, rock and Americana music, and the Red Headed Stranger himself -- this Texas transplant escaped the South by Southwest madness for an afternoon to venture out to the fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet.
More news: Deslondes, Matt Sucich, Heartbreaker Banquet, Leon Bridges, Angel Olsen, Heartless Bastards, Willie Nelson, SXSW
- SXSW 2015 Highlights: Elliphant, Halsey, Kopecky
- 2015-03-20T14:06:32-08:00 - The music portion of South by Southwest (SXSW) is here again, which means miles of walking, thousands of bands, and dodging tens of thousands of fellow festivalgoers to find the diamonds in the proverbial rough. Sorting through the long list of official showcases to make a nightly game plan can be overwhelming, but the hunt is worth the reward when you find music that moves you.
More news: Kopecky, Halsey, Elliphant, Kopecky Family Band, SXSW
- Q&A: Don Felder
- 2015-03-18T13:08:40-08:00 - Don Felder may not be the first member of the Eagles you think of as you're humming along to "Hotel California," but his influence is as much a part of the history of the iconic band as it is in numerous other collaborations with iconic pop and rock stars, including Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson.
More news: Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Eagles, Don Felder
- Nikki Minaj makes chart history as Pinkprint tour dates surface
- 2015-03-18T03:41:13-08:00 - As Nikki Minaj was in the process of announcing the first round of U.S. dates on her current tour, she racked up a chart history milestone on the Billboard charts. Minaj is the first woman to chart four simultaneous top ten singles on the magazine's "Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop" chart.
More news: Nikki Minaj, Beyonce, Drake, Tinashe, Iggy Azalea, Lil Wayne, Rae Sremmurd, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Dej Loaf
- U2 adds a Denver stop to still-growing 2015 tour plans
- 2015-03-18T02:17:28-08:00 - Taking advantage of a gap following U2's five-night stay in Southern California, the band has worked a Denver stop into the lengthy 2015 tour itinerary, bringing the indoor phase of the tour to 68 shows.
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