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Ticketmaster Offers Millions of Free Tickets, Faces Backlash

Gig selection in class-action settlement leaves much to be desired

(Newser) - If you used Ticketmaster between 1999 and 2013, you could be eligible for up to 17 vouchers for free concerts—but there's a strong chance you'll have to settle for a band you don't like that's playing in a distant city. Fans were outraged Tuesday when... More »

Pearl Jam Won't Be Jamming in NC

Neither will Boston, thanks to new LGBT law

(Newser) - First Bruce Springsteen and Cirque du Soleil , now Pearl Jam and Boston. The latter two bands have both announced they're pulling out of scheduled concerts in North Carolina in response to the state's recently passed law that curtails anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community, the AP reports. Pearl... More »

Broke Music Lovers' Savior: Kid Rock?

Tickets to his summer concerts cost just $20

(Newser) - Kid Rock is taking a stand against the ridiculously high cost of attending a big concert, by charging fans just $20 to attend the shows on his summer tour. "I'm lucky enough that I can afford to take a pay cut," he explained when making the announcement.... More »

Flaming Lips Steal Jay-Z's Odd Guinness Record

8-city, 1-day tour bests rapper's record of 7 shows in 24 hours

(Newser) - The Flaming Lips have rocked their way into the record books by playing eight gigs in eight cities in the space of 24 hours, toppling Jay-Z's record of seven. The veteran psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma kicked off the tour with a gig in Memphis and finished up in New... More »

One of Louis Armstrong's Final Concerts Made Public

He performed for National Press Club in 1971

(Newser) - One of the final live performances by Louis Armstrong will be released to the public for the first time. The recording is of a concert on January 28, 1971, at the National Press Club in Washington. The legendary trumpeter was a featured act at the concert, held less than six... More »

John Mayer Cancels Tour, Faces Surgery

Singer has mass of tissue on vocal cords

(Newser) - John Mayer has canceled his upcoming tour and will not be doing any concerts for the indefinite future, reports USA Today . The rocker has suffered a relapse of a granuloma—a mass of tissue—on his vocal cords. "This is bad news," Mayer wrote on his blog , saying... More »

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