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B List: Memorable Giants Stadium Concerts

The soon-to-be-demolished Giants Stadium wasn't the best place in the world to see a rock concert. Many seats are extremely far from the stage and the sound sucks unless you are really close to a ...

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Special Hors d’Oeuvres: Live Earth Edition

Live Earth played the center of the music world for more than 24 hours this weekend. While we can’t really say if the concerts saved the world — actually, we can say it: they didn’t – we did enjoy much ...

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Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Live Earth Calls, You Answer

Here's the way I see it: Various webcasts and television channels brought us a constant stream of top-drawer artists rocking crowds across continents and oceans. How on (live) Earth could Al Gore's latest ...

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Friday’s Leftovers: Weekend of Webcasts

After months of intense planning, Al Gore’s Live Earth invention is set to begin tonight at 9 pm Eastern. The Police, Dave Matthews Band, Roger Waters, and Smashing Pumpkins are slated to headline Live Earth ...

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Friday’s Leftovers: Free Pumpkins for All

The newly reunited Smashing Pumpkins have given the Live Music Archive permission to store their live shows, and they’ve reiterated that taping is allowed at all of their concerts. In the five days since Saturday’s decision, 55 Pumpkins shows have been uploaded ...

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Wednesday Intermezzo: Girl Talks to Congress

Mr. Girl Talk Goes to Washington: Gregg Gillis sat down for a lunch meeting with Congressman Mike Doyle to discuss the copyright issues that have made it difficult for Girl Talk to sell records. Doyle, who represents Gillis’ ...

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Can You Point Me to the Merch Igloo?

When Al Gore invented the upcoming 24-hour Live Earth concert event, many people questioned whether he’d fulfill his ambition of putting a band on every continent. Can you actually arrange for a band to fly ...

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Monday’s Hors d’Oeuvres and Weekend Setlists

Lollapalooza brings some big acts to Chicago every year, but does the festival wield a double-edged sword? Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jim DeRogatis takes a look at how performers signing Lollapalooza's exclusive contracts actually ...

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This Live Earth Goes To 11: The Tap

Spinal Tap will make its triumphant return to the stage as part of inventor Al Gore’s inaugural Live Earth concert event on July 7th. Original members Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls will look to ...

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Live Earth Lands at Shea Giants Stadium

Al Gore’s been quite successful so far in inventing a seven-continent, 24-hour rock concert, and today he’s sticking it to Hidden Track. A month ago we relayed a reliable double-sourced rumor that Live Earth would take ...

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Friday’s Leftovers

Wilco has announced some North American dates in June at some of the best venues in the country. The Pines in Northampton is one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen a concert outdoors. The ...

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Friday’s Leftovers

Page McConnell returns to the stage at noon today to perform a set for WXPN’s World Cafe series. I saw McConnell’s set at moe.down in August and had my interest piqued, but I wasn’t immediately ...

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Friday’s Leftovers

As if there weren’t enough unbelievable reunions happening this summer, we found a very interesting item from the Rush and Molloy gossip column in Wednesday’s New York Daily News. I think it just moved: We’re ...

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Scoop Time: Shea Stadium to Host Live Earth

We've got a juicy rumor that seems to be making the jump to fact. A number of industry sources have indicated to us that the North American segment of the Live Earth festival ...

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Three Big Names Added to Live Earth

As we (and the entire music blogging community) reported yesterday, Al Gore’s invented an epic global warming awareness summertime concert. The lineup so far looks pretty blah, but now three big names have been tossed into ...

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