Lollapalooza, one of the biggest music festivals in America and on the cusp of its 25th anniversary, wasn't meant to last beyond its first year in 1991. And now that it has, its co-founder, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, says it may finally be time for him to move on.
Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach's main band, the Ohio-born duo Black Keys, are on a hiatus of indefinite duration. This freed him up to form the Arcs, a sprawling, nostalgic garage-soul band that dropped its debut album, "Yours, Dreamily," last September.
We the Kings' tour bus is parked in a Scranton, Pa., lot, positioned next to a line of Warped Tour fans that stretches out of sight. Travis Clark, frontman for the 11-year-old Bradenton, Fla., heavy-guitar pop band, is in the front compartment, behind tinted windows, watching the customers. "People keep using our mirror by the windshield," he says from his cellphone. "They come really close and are checking their makeup, and dudes come by and are checking them out. They have no idea we're all staring at them."
The estate of musician Randy California, of Los Angeles rock band Spirit, intends to appeal the jury verdict last month that found that Led Zeppelin did not lift music that formed the basis for the group's hit "Stairway to Heaven" from an earlier Spirit instrumental, "Taurus," court documents show.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" has emerged as a serious award season contender. The concept musical drama, which recently landed four Emmy nods, dominates the crop of nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which the network unveiled Tuesday.