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Lollapalooza 2011: Regular 3-day passes are SOLD OUT

Lollapalooza 2011: Regular 3-day passes are SOLD OUT
According to the official Lollapalooza 2011 website, the three-day passes to the annual Chicago music festival are sold out (single-day passes are still available). Lollapalooza also sold out in both 2008 and 2009, reaching a total fest capacity of 75,000 concert-goers per day, which means that in those years over 225,000 fans came to Chicago’s Grant Park... Read more »

Interview with a vampire - Q&A with "Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys

Interview with a vampire - Q&A with "Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys
When Jackson Rathbone and his band 100 Monkeys took the stage at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas last spring, the sound of squeals were the only sound that could be heard.  The crowd packed as close to the stage as they could, hoping to get a glimpse of the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” star. “You all... Read more »

Jane Scott, veteran rock critic dies at 92

Jane Scott, veteran rock critic dies at 92
When veteran music writer, Jane Scott got her start as a rock critic, she was 45.  When she retired from journalism at the age of 83, she had drank with Jim Morrison, sung with Brian Wilson and had scolded the Beastie Boys for using foul language to someone her age during an interview.  Often regarded... Read more »
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U2's 'Claws' come out - Tickets still available for tonight's Soldier Field show

U2's 'Claws' come out - Tickets still available for tonight's Soldier Field show
Tonight, rock group U2 will be making up their cancelled July 6, 2010 concert at Soldier Field.  This show is one of 16 shows the band had to re-schedule after Bono had to undergo emergency back surgery last spring. But Bono has his swagger back and the 360 Tour  is officially going strong as the highest-grossing... Read more »

Patriotic pop music: Ten songs for the Fourth of July

Patriotic pop music:  Ten songs for the Fourth of July
Today, we celebrate the independence of the good ol’ U.S. of A. We gather in tiny Chicago backyards and patios, head out to our parents houses in the suburbs or maybe hit up the lakefront. We grill weenies, ribs and hamburgers and maybe S’mores, downing it all down with a good craft beer. And we... Read more »

'Hunger Games': T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman sign on to do music

'Hunger Games': T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman sign on to do music
In the next big book-to-movie franchise, two of musics best known artists will be collaborating to write the score and sound production for the Suzanne Collins New York Times best selling trilogy, The Hunger Games. The 12-time Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett,  (Crazy Heart, Raising Sand) will serve as the film’s Executive Music Producer and will collaborate... Read more »
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