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4 Shot, 1 Killed at NYC Rap Concert

TI never took the stage

(Newser) - One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist TI was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, police say. It happened around 10:15pm at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square, the AP reports. Police say a... More »

Lauryn Hill, Hours Late to Gig, Blames 'Energies'

She only played for 40 minutes at Atlanta concert

(Newser) - Musician Lauryn Hill says she will make it up to fans angry that she arrived over two hours late to an Atlanta concert Friday night and performed for under 40 minutes. Hill wrote on her Facebook page Sunday that she doesn't show up to shows late because she doesn'... More »

'Misled' Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Playing GOP Convention

He doesn't take it easy with his reasoning, either

(Newser) - Someone's already contesting the Republican National Convention—or at least his role in it. Eagles guitarist and keyboardist Joe Walsh is backing out of playing a July 18 concert in Cleveland to kick off the convention, saying now that he was misled about why he was asked to play,... More »

Teen Hunts for Dad After Mom's 1996 Concert Encounter

His Facebook post quickly garnered 12K shares and 3K comments

(Newser) - Calling all Jasons from Syracuse who attended the "K-Rockathon" concert in Vernon, NY, in July 1996: Your biological son, Jette Collins, is now 18 and looking for you. But, he assures you, he only wants to meet and say hi, he tells ABC News . After a little prodding from... More »

Matchbox Twenty Singer: Sorry for Racist Joke, Australia

Rob Thomas insulted aboriginal population with drinking slur

(Newser) - Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas has apologized after making a joke that was widely taken to be racist during a solo concert in Australia, the AP reports. Thomas apologized on Facebook following the Saturday night show in Melbourne, where he made a joke about dealing with jet lag by drinking.... More »

U2 Brings Surprise Guest to Paris Stage

Eagles of Death Metal start with a Patti Smith song

(Newser) - Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than a month after suicide bombers stormed the band's Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater and killed 89 people. U2 on Monday night... More »

This Band Will Make History in North Korea

Slovenia's Laibach will be first foreign group to perform in Pyongyang

(Newser) - North Korea is opening its borders to the first foreign band to put on a show, and Slovenian pop group Laibach isn't exactly a predictable choice. The band, known for wearing military uniforms on stage, has a "bad boy reputation," director Morten Traavik, who's arranged several... More »

Did the Grateful Dead Conjure Up a Rainbow?

Some suspect moving sight at farewell gig was man-made

(Newser) - Even without Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's power to put on an amazing show isn't in doubt—but the group's ability to conjure up rainbows is being hotly debated. As the band played "Viola Lee Blues" on Saturday to end the first of two sets, a... More »

Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage, Injures Leg, Finishes Show

'I think I just broke my leg'

(Newser) - If Dave Grohl wasn't already a legend to his Swedish fans, he is now: He fell off the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg last night, seriously injured his leg, and then returned to finish the show, reports the Guardian . "I think I just broke my... More »

Cops Shot Tear Gas at NJ Concertgoers: Officials

People reportedly upset they couldn't get into MetLife Stadium's Hot 97 Summer Jam

(Newser) - New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside—some without tickets—and they later used tear gas to try to disperse them, according to officials. Crowds... More »

Prince Records Protest Song 'Baltimore'

'Purple Rain' star to give a concert tonight in Baltimore

(Newser) - Freddie Gray's death not only led to charges against six police officers , it inspired a new song. Prince will sing his protest song "Baltimore" tonight at his Rally 4 Peace concert, in the city that's been rocked by rioting since Gray died under police care. The tune... More »

Judge: Taking Girl to Pink Concert Not Bad Parenting

Ruling: Mom's move didn't damage 11-year-old

(Newser) - Taking a preteen to a Pink concert does not make you a bad mother. That's the upshot of Judge Lawrence R. Jones' ruling. The case decided in New Jersey family court centered around a Dec. 11, 2013, concert that a mother (all parties identified by pseudonyms) attended with her... More »

Holocaust Survivor, 97, to Play Lincoln Center

Emily Kessler will play mandolin, sing folk songs in fundraiser

(Newser) - A musician makes her solo debut in a Lincoln Center concert next week, but it's a safe bet you've never heard of her. As Vulture explains, the musician is 97-year-old Emily Kessler, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in New York City. Kessler usually plays in front of... More »

Concert Planner Kills Self After South Korea Deaths

He apparently jumps from building after 16 die at performance

(Newser) - A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead today in an apparent suicide. The man, 37, an employee of the Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion, was found dead at around 7am... More »

14 Fall 65 Feet to Their Death in Concert Disaster

Victims were watching girls' band 4Minute

(Newser) - Fourteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 65 feet to their deaths today when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials say. Fire officials say two more people are unresponsive and feared dead and 11 others are seriously injured. The victims were standing on... More »

Cat Stevens Scraps Concert, Blames Scalpers

'The Peace Train is going to arrive at New York a little bit later than expected'

(Newser) - It was to be Cat Stevens' first show in New York City in some 35 years. But according to Stevens, who also goes by Yusuf Islam, ticket scalpers ruined the fun for everyone. In a post on his website , Stevens says he canceled the Dec. 7 show after fans told... More »

Kanye to Guy in Wheelchair: Stand Up!

Oops. Another fan singled out waves prosthetic leg

(Newser) - Kanye West is gonna let you finish watching his show, just as soon as everyone in the house stands up—a demand that didn't go over quite so well Friday night in Australia, reports the Independent . "I can't do this show until everybody stand up," the... More »

Man Killed Backstage at Wiz Khalifa Show

Victim in Mountain View, Calif., shooting not yet identified

(Newser) - A man was shot and killed backstage following a Wiz Khalifa concert in Mountain View, Calif., last night, police say. Family and friends identify the victim as one Eric Johnson, ABC 7 reports. Police say he was 38 years old and received multiple gunshot wounds, KRON notes. The suspect is... More »

Crowd-Surfing Scientist Kicked Out of Classical Concert

I wasn't drunk, just American, he says

(Newser) - The audience at a classical music concert in the UK was urged to loosen up a bit—but an American scientist who loosened up so much he attempted to crowd-surf ended up being ejected by his fellow classical music fans. During the "Hallelujah Chorus," Dr. David Glowacki, a... More »

3 Shot After Nas Concert at Red Rocks

No arrests yet in Colorado shootings

(Newser) - Three people were shot in the parking lot of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night after a concert featuring Nas, Schoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus, authorities say. The victims, all of whom survived, were found in nearby Denver, where they apparently drove after the shooting, the Denver Post reports;... More »

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