Twenty One Pilots turn Majestic Madison into ‘House of Gold’

Twenty One Pilots – 2014 Tour
Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
4/16/2014

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Twenty One Pilots - 2014 Tour

Relentless touring and electric performances have developed a strong following for alt-rock duo Twenty One Pilots. They pulled into the Majestic Theater in Madison, Wis., on April 16 for a midweek love-fest with 600 of their biggest fans.

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Gary Numan ‘Splinters’ Turner Hall

Gary Numan – 2014 Tour
Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
4/1/2014

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Gary Numan - 2014 Tour

Gary Numan gave a blistering performance at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall on Tuesday, April 1. The industrial- and electro-rock pioneer reinforced why the modern-rock icon has influenced many of today’s top musicians.

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Scott Stapp rocks intimate set at Chicago House of Blues

Scott Stapp – 2014 Proof of Life Tour
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/26/2014

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Scott Stapp - 2014 Proof of Life Tour

Scott Stapp, frontman for Creed, is currently touring on his recent solo album, “Proof of Life.” The tour is currently trekking toward the Northeast and stopped at Chicago’s House of Blues on March 26 for an intimate set that nearly clocked in at two hours.

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Fans worship ‘Electric Church’ in Milwaukee on Experience Hendrix tour

Experience Hendrix – 2014 Tour
NRiverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
3/16/2014

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Experience Hendrix - 2014 Tour

The Experience Hendrix tour sauntered into the historic Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on March 16 for a mind-melting evening of live music. Performing without an opening act, the show featured guitarists from multiple genres that included Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, Brad Whitford and Jonny Lang to name a few.

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Another capacity crowd for Imagine Dragons at Allstate Arena

Imagine Dragons – 2014 “Into the Night” Tour
Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL
3/13/2014

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Imagine Dragons - 2014 Into the Night Tour

Imagine Dragons have quickly transformed from club artist to major arena headline act, while the vast majority of those shows sold-out during their rapid ascent. They performed one of the last shows on their 2014 “Into the Night Tour” at the Allstate Arena near Chicago on March 13. The tour concludes in Denver tonight. The Naked and Famous provided support with Nico Vega opening the show.

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Gary Clark, Jr. transcends generations with stellar show at United Center

Gary Clark, Jr. – 2014 Tour
United Center – Chicago, IL
3/8/2014

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Gary Clark, Jr. - 2014 Tour

Gary Clark, Jr. drew fans into the United Center early on March 8, opening for Kings of Leon on their current North American tour. His participation on this arena tour, which approached a sell-out for last night’s show in Chicago, offers an ideal setting for Clark. Particularly in a a city that’s indigenous to a subculture of blues music.

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Styx perform three-night run in Milwaukee

Styx – 2014 Tour
Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, WI
2/22/2014

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Styx - 2014 Tour

Rock legends Styx packed the Northern Lights Theater at Potwatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wis., on Feb. 22. It was the second of three sold-out nights and featured an intimate two-hour set sans opener. The show offered an up-close experience before they embark on a national co-headline stint with Foreigner this spring dubbed “The Soundtrack of Summer” Tour.

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Dropkick Murphys rock Madison’s Orpheum

Dropkick Murphys – 2014 Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/21/2014

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Dropkick Murphys - 2014 Tour

The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., welcomed the Dropkick Murphys for a sold-out performance at the historic venue on Feb. 21. Joining the Celtic punk rockers were Lucero and the charming Skinny Lister.

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Daughtry perform acoustic set following Milwaukee Wave opening night victory

Daughtry – Acoustic Set
U.S. Cellular Arena – Milwaukee, WI
12/7/2013

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Chris Daughtry - 2013 Acoustic Show - Milwaukee

Riding high on their fourth studio release, “Baptized,” half of Daughtry flew into Milwaukee to perform an acoustic show on December 7 at U.S. Cellular Arena following the Milwaukee Wave’s season opener. The show was promoted by FM 99.1 and presented as a Tribute to the Armed Forces on Pearl Harbor Day.

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Megadeth hit Madison’s Orpheum with ‘Super Collider’

Megadeth – 2013 Super Collider Tour
Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI
11/24/2013

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Megadeth - 2013 Super Collider Tour

Metal juggernauts Megadeth rumbled into the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wis., for the second night of their 2013 tour in support of their 14th studio release, “Super Collider.” Fear Factory provided direct support while fans turned out early to catch Nonpoint open the show.

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The Black Crowes rock Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater

The Black Crowes – 2013 Tour
Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
11/8/2013

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The Black Crowes - 2013 Tour

Heading into the final few weeks of their 2013 tour, The Black Crowes returned to Milwaukee for a show at the Riverside Theater on Nov. 8. Performing without an opening act, they took the stage a little after 8 p.m. for a jam session that stretched over two-hours.

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience celebrates 15th year

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013
City Park – New Orleans, LA
11/1-3/2013

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Voodoo Experience 2013

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returned to City Park in New Orleans for the annual three-day music festival on Nov. 1 through 3. Celebrating 15 years of world class music, this years headliners included Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and The Cure to close out each of the three days. Fans of electronic music were also represented by headliners Calvin Harris, Afrojack and Bassnectar on the Le Plur Stage.

It marked the last major music festival of the 2013 season. Rain threatened the opening day but quickly vanished to sunshine that persisted for the remainder of Voodoo. Though temperatures dipped after sunset, the cool air gave fans more reason to stay active and “Worship the Music.”

Music began just after 11 a.m. each day, spread over four stages, and lasted well into the evening. The vast City Park allowed fans to experience carnival rides, New Orleans cuisine and offered enough space to relax for those needing a little separation from the crowd. There were also a number of merch tents selling locally produced art.

While the three headliners fell under an alternative rock slant, albeit from differing decades, Voodoo definitely drew a crowd appreciative of the big three this year. It was hard to pick a favorite going in and all three gave stellar performances. Pearl Jam was introduced by former Saints player Steve Gleason, prompting goosebumps and more than a few tears to be shed as he introduced the band from his wheelchair with the assistance of a voice synthesizer. He also chose their setlist–complete with a couple Mother Love Bone songs. Pearl Jam rocked the night away while Vedder also swung from one of their suspended stage lights midway through the show.

Seattle representation started well before Pearl Jam hit the stage. Hip-hop sensation Macklemore & Ryan Lewis likely gained the respect of Pearl Jam fans who packed around the main stage waiting for the grunge icons to hit the stage. Macklemore’s poignant lyrics and Lewis’ catchy jams have catapulted the duo into the hip-hop limelight. Mixing guest vocal appearances into their show added additional depth to their set.

If one man owned the festival it was Trent Reznor. Nine Inch Nails’ dynamic set was wrought with energy, massive light panels and a barrage of industrial sound that fronted their crushing set. Though fans didn’t appreciate their lengthy hiatus, it seems Reznor has returned with pent up angst and vigor. If another artist approached Reznor’s domination of the stage at Voodoo it was Jordan Cook performing as Reignwolf. His midafternoon set on the Carnival stage on Saturday was a blue-metal shredfest.

Hayley Williams looked striking with her orange hair and black latex pants. She easily had the most energy of any artist to perform at 2013 Voodoo. Performing in front of a legion of fans waiting to see NIN, there were definitely Paramore fans in the mix. Williams noted, “We’re honored to be playing on the same stage as Nine Inch Nails, and this is their headline show; but make no mistake, you’re at a Paramore concert right now.”

Other performances on Saturday included the melodic punk duo of Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory delivering on back-to-back sets; a vocal clinic by folk musicians Delta Rae on the main Ritual Stage; and Big Gigantic was the perfect moniker for the electronic duo who raged on the Le Plur Stage before Afrojack dropped heavy beats opposite Nine Inch Nails.

Sunday always closes a couple hours earlier than Friday and Saturday’s lineups. The Cure took the stage at 6:50 p.m. and the goth legends did not disappoint behind Robert Smith. Dense smoke and multicolored lighting cast various textures onto Smith’s pasty white complexion. His tangled and graying mop might be long overdue for a makeover but Smith’s vocals were rich with life and emotion. Their lengthy set was interspersed with classics that climaxed into a session of hits to close the night.

One of the true kings of the electronic dance craze, Bassnectar closed out 2013 Voodoo opposite The Cure with a thunderous exhibition of bass beats and lights. A huge crowd remained until the festival ended despite the coldest night of the festival.

Kid Rock always turns out an entertaining set, but his placement seemed a bit awkward–not for Kid Rock but for the abundance of goth-dressed fans who were forced to wait for The Cure. Kid Rock threw a party for everybody else, jumping about the stage while slinging catchy lyrics to whoever wanted to participate.

Credentials–both general admission and VIP–are already available for the 2014 Voodoo Experience. A three-day pass can be had for only $99 while VIP passes range between $300 and $1000. Though next year’s artists won’t be announced until next year, it’s hard to beat those prices relative to any of the other major U.S. music festivals. Live Nation acquired controlling interest in Voodoo last week as part of a larger focus on major music festivals but management should remain consistent.

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The Winery Dogs prove rock is not dead

The Winery Dogs – 2013 Tour
Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/17/2013

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The Winery Dogs - 2013 Tour - Potawatomi

The Winery Dogs packed the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wis., on Oct. 17. Featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, Mike Portnoy on drums and Richie Kotzen on guitar and lead vocals, the trio mesmerized the crowd with a 90-minute set of straight-up rock and roll.

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HardDrive Live tour brings Bullet For My Valentine to Orpheum

Bullet For My Valentine – 2013 HardDrive Live Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
8/10/2013

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Bullet For My Valentine - 2013 HardDrive Live Tour

WJJO and HardDrive Radio brought the 2013 HardDrive Live tour to the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 10. Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine headlined a mixed lineup that also included Black Veil Brides, Stars in Stereo and Throw the Fight.

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Avenged Sevenfold return with Hail to the King tour in Chicago

Avenged Sevenfold – 2013 Hail to the King Tour
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
10/3/2013

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Avenged Sevenfold - 2013 Hail to the King tour

Hitting the road in support of their most recent release #1 release, “Hail to the King,” Avenged Sevenfold unveiled their 2013 tour at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on Oct. 3. Wrought with pyrotechnics, explosions and other effects, their show did not disappoint the roughly ten thousand fans in attendance. The tour features a solid lineup with Deftones providing direct support. Fight or Flight opened tonight’s show, though Ghost B.C. will take their place for the remainder of the U.S. tour.

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Muse and Cage the Elephant lift D.C. on 9/11

Muse / Cage the Elephant- 2013 Tour
Verizon Center – Washington, D.C.
9/11/2013

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Muse - 2013 Tour - Washington D.C.

On a day where two million bikers were to converge upon Washington D.C. in memory of 9/11, thousands of music fans crammed into the Verizon Center to watch a mesmerizing performance by Muse on Wednesday night. Cage the Elephant opened the show with a strong, high-energy set.

Touring on their fourth consecutive #1 smash, “The 2nd Law,” Muse are known to deliver an over-the-top live show. Featuring an expansive stage with a five-tiered pyramid of video panels that dynamically align into various positions during the show, the English trio gave a jaw-dropping audio-visual extravaganza that was equally impressive from any angle. Matthew Bellamy played the Star Spangled Banner on guitar after the second song in tribute to 9/11 that induced goosebumps.

We were limited to the first three songs for a photo review with no ticket, so flip through the gallery to see why this is a must-see event.

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Remaining Muse / Cage the Elephant 2013 tour dates:

9/17 – Denver, Colorado – Pepsi Center
9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Energy Solutions Arena

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls rock Salisbury

Matchbox Twenty / Goo Goo Dolls – 2013 Co-headline Tour
Wicomico Civic Center – Salisbury, MD
8/20/2013

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Rob Thomas - Matchbox Twenty 2013 Tour

Performing together on a co-headline tour, Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls rolled into Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Md., on August 20. With only a few dates left on the tour, fans were rewarded with a pair of high caliber sets. Opener Kate Earl got the evening started.

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Van Halen close out 2013 Rock USA in Oshkosh

Van Halen – 2013 Rock USA Music Festival
Ford Festival Park – Oshkosh, WI
7/20/2013

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Van Halen - 2013 Rock USA

The third annual Rock USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wis., finished strong with an entertaining performance by Van Halen on July 20. It was the first U.S. show for the legendary L.A. band, with only one additional North American concert on their schedule for this year.

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Godsmack deliver knock-out performance at Rock USA in Oshkosh

Godsmack – 2013 Rock USA Music Festival
Ford Festival Park – Oshkosh, WI
7/19/2013

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Godsmack - 2013 Rock USA

Rock USA met the heatwave head-on with their heaviest single-day lineup since the inception of the Oshkosh, Wis., music festival in 2011. Godsmack, Chevelle and Sevendust performed on Friday, July 19, treating fans to a solid mix of metal.

Set changes at 2013 Rock USA have outlived every show performed this year and tonight was no exception. More than an hour-and-a-half passed before Godsmack set foot on the stage well after 11 p.m. Opening with “War and Peace” from 2010′s “The Oracle,” Godsmack jolted life into the anxious crowd.

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Twisted Sister, Anthrax and Queensryche turn back the clock at 2013 Rock USA

Twisted Sister – 2013 Rock USA Music Festival
Ford Festival Park – Oshkosh, WI
7/18/2013

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Twisted Sister - 2013 Rock USA

The Rock USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wis., added a fourth day in 2013, and some feared a dilution of talent. There was an feeling of apprehension heading into the second day, on July 18, which featured a rehash of mostly 80s rock stars. Fortunately, despite very short sets, musical talent overtook nostalgia for a solid night of live rock and roll.

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Avenged Sevenfold return to the stage at 2013 Rock USA

Avenged Sevenfold – 2013 Rock USA Music Festival
Ford Festival Park – Oshkosh, WI
7/17/2013

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Avenged Sevenfold - 2013 Rock USA

Rock USA has returned for 2013, bringing Avenged Sevenfold into Ford Festival Park on July 17 to commence four days of music that spans classic rock to heavy metal. Buckcherry and Saliva, along with a heat index that broke the century mark, made for a sweat-soaked evening.

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John Mayer opens Born & Raised tour at 2013 Summerfest

John Mayer – 2013 Born & Raised Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/6/2013

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John Mayer - 2013 Summerfest

John Mayer‘s tour opening show was the second such performance during the 2013 Summerfest season at Marcus Amphitheater, Fun. debuted their “Most Nights” tour on June 27 [full review]. Mayer’s “Born & Raised” tour is his first in a few years, taking him through North America into early October before a handful of already sold-out shows in Western Europe.

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Canadian bands invade Summerfest on Independence Day

Rush – 2013 Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/4/2013

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Rush - 2013 Summerfest

Rush performed sans opener, playing two sets with an intermission break that went deep into their monstrous catalog. They were recently recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, an induction that was long overdue. True pioneers of progressive rock, they’ve maintained their core sound for decades and a rabid fan-base that has always followed in tow. The trio were definitely on their game Thursday night, performing well over two hours.

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Alice Cooper draws crowd, Pitbull gets ‘Nightmare’ at Summerfest

Alice Cooper – 2013 Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
6/30/2013

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Alice Cooper - 2013 Summerfest

Pitbull’s performance at the Marcus Amphitheater during Summerfest in Milwaukee garnered a light crowd for a weekend show on Sunday, June 30. It was a stark contrast to Saturday’s raucous atmosphere due to huge crowds for both Imagine Dragons and Jason Aldean headline performances. Alice Cooper did pack the BMO Harris Pavilion though, and the legendary shock rocker gave an entertaining set packed with classic hits.

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Tom Petty and LL Cool J bring heat to damp Summerfest

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – 2013 Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
6/28/2013

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Tom Petty - 2013 Summerfest

Day three of 2013 Summerfest brought more great music despite an afternoon of rain showers on Friday, June 28. Fortunately, the precipitation ceased as temps began to dip and the various stage headliners warmed the crowd leading into the weekend. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers filled the Marcus Amphitheater while LL Cool J brought old-school hip-hop jams to the BMO Harris Pavilion. Other headliners included Switchfoot, Matt & Kim, Cake, Phil Vassar and Atmosphere.

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Fun debuts ‘Most Nights’ tour at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

fun. – 2013 Most Nights Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
6/27/2013

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Fun. - 2013 Summerfest

Fun. opened their 2013 ‘Most Nights’ tour at Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 27, headlining the Marcus Amphitheater. The show marked a transition from smaller clubs to major amphitheaters, many already sold out, for the outfit that took home “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Following their stellar performance at 2012 Summerfest, fans packed into the Marcus primed for the show.

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Milwaukee’s Summerfest sparks up 2013 festival season

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 2013 Tour
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
6/26/2013

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 2013 Summerfest

Summerfest, Milwaukee’s annual festival of music, food and entertainment, erupted under sunny skies on Wednesday, June 26. A refreshing, cool breeze blowing across Lake Michigan gave relief to thousands of fans who made their yearly pilgrimage to The Big Gig. Opening day highlights included the triumphant return of Milwaukee’s Violent Femmes, The Avett Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gavin DeGraw and a monstrous fireworks display.

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2013 Orion Music + More closes with a bang on Sunday

Orion Music + More Festival – Sunday
Belle Isle – Detroit, MI
7/2/2013

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2013 Orion Sunday - Metallica

The two-day Orion Music + More festival on Belle Isle in Detroit, Mich. closed with Metallica’s headline set on June 9. Having performed a surprise show the day before, fans were treated to a double dose from the seminal metal act. On a day that also featured Deftones, Gogol Bordello, Dillinger Escape Plan and Rocket from the Crypt amongst a wealth of other talent, the options widely varied.

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Black Sabbath overcome odds, deliver on ’13′

CD Review: Black Sabbath ’13′ 

Release Date: 11 June 2013

Black Sabbath '13' Album Art

Black Sabbath have been attempting to create new music with its original lineup for more than a decade. However, distractions and solo efforts always seemed to get in the way. When the creative machine started to churn again in late-2011, a number of obstacles appeared to derail their efforts as if it were destiny. Guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma, drummer Bill Ward refused to participate due to “contract disputes,” and Ozzy Osbourne had a relapse from sobriety that almost ended his marriage. Though Ward never accepted their terms–Ozzy and Iommi later offered their side of the story–the creative spark could not be quelled and “13″ was born. It officially hits the streets on June 11.

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Imagine Dragons double down at Hollywood Palladium

Imagine Dragons – 2013 “Night Visions” Tour
The Palladium – Hollywood, CA
5/29/2013

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Imagine Dragons - 2013 Night Visions Tour - Palladium

Las Vegas indie rockers, Imagine Dragons, continued their stint of sold-out shows with the first of two nights at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday, May 29. A humbled Dan Reynolds gave thanks to the packed house, telling the crowd to give a show of hands for those present when they were struggling to fill the Viper Room and Troubadour less than two years ago.

With a larger than life stage presence, the lanky vocalist danced his way about the stage. Filling in on percussion on either of two large bass drums, a single tom tom and yet another kit near the back of the stage, Reynolds appeared to be everywhere at once. Wayne Sermon’s thick riffs amidst a technicolor landscape tied together an onslaught of sound that appeared to lift hands into the air. Rolling through “Round and Round” to get their set started, the uplifting medley began a 90-minute show that combined an energetic show with an impassioned crowd. The end result was an explosive, 90-minute set that simply reaffirmed their recent meteoric rise is not a fluke.

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Limp Bizkit crush Hollywood House of Blues

Limp Bizkit – 2013 Tour
House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
5/24/2013

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Limp Bizkit - 2013 Tour

Limp Bizkit are wrapping up a string U.S. tour dates before jumping to Europe for the summer festival circuit. They rolled into the Hollywood House of Blues on Friday, May 24, to a packed house. Two hours before doors opened, fans were already queued around the corner onto Sunset Blvd.

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Volbeat fans pack a resurgent Orpheum Theater in Madison

Volbeat – 2013 “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” Tour
Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
5/16/2013

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Volbeat - 2013 Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies tour

The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis., has seen a plethora of sold-out shows since Frank Productions took over the troubled property in late 2012. Volbeat pulled into town on Thursday night, May 16, and played to a packed house with Eye Empire opening the show.

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Alice in Chains return to The Rave

Alice in Chains – 2013 “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” Tour
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/15/2013

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Alice in Chains - 2013 The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here tour

Alice in Chains invaded The Rave in Milwaukee on May 15. They are touring on new music, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” slated to be released on May 28. The band are currently playing mid-sized clubs as they hop between headline stints at major summer festivals such as Carolina Rebellion and the three-day Rock on the Range in Ohio. Bloodnstuff, a two-piece alternative rock act, opened the show.

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Fall Out Boy kick off reunion tour at The Rave in Milwaukee

Fall Out Boy – 2013 “Save Rock and Roll” Tour
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/14/2013

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Fall Out Boy - 2013 Save Rock and Roll tour

Following a three-year hiatus, an eternity for their dedicated fans, Fall Out Boy finally kicked off the opening night of their “Save Rock and Roll” tour on May 14, 2013, at The Rave in Milwaukee. The sold-out show followed a free show in Madison, Wis., the previous night at the Majestic Theater; part of the Yahoo! on the Road concert series that doubled as a warm-up gig for the tour.

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