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Radiohead stage collapse: Keane pay tribute to late drum technician


The members of Keane have paid tribute to their late drum tech and stage manager Scott Johnson, who died on Saturday while working on a Radiohead show in Toronto.

The U.K. native sadly lost his life when a stage collapsed at Downsview Field in Toronto prior to Radiohead’s scheduled appearance. In a post on Keane’s website the band remembered their “great friend” as “a cheerful, dependable guy you could always turn to, who lifted the spirits of everyone around him. We can’t believe he’s gone. Our thoughts are with his family and friends; Radiohead and their crew. We love you Scotty, we’ll miss you.”

Yesterday, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway posted a message on the band’s website in which he described Johnson as “a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew.”

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Madonna flashes nipple during Istanbul concert -- NSFW VIDEO

The fake “No Fear” tattoo on Madonna’s back bared at her Istanbul concert this weekend says it all. The 53-year-old stripped down on stage to show her right nipple and egged the crowd on during a performance of “Human Nature” from her 1995 Bedtime Stories album. Dressed in a pinstripe outfit and wearing a skimpy bra top that made the reveal a little too easy, she shrugs afterwards in the video below, as if to say, “Yes, I’m Madonna and I can do whatever I want.” Check out the (needless to say) not-safe-for-work clip from her performance after the jump.

On the scene at Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat's Central Park lovefest

“Is anybody here in love?” Gavin DeGraw asked a packed crowd at New York’s Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (otherwise known as That Place With All The Good Morning America Concerts). Love was the ostensible theme of the warm-breezed show on Saturday night–looking for love, finding love, keeping love. If Adele or Taylor Swift concerts are totems to messy relationships, consider this summer’s DeGraw-Colbie Caillat tour a jubilant celebration of happily-ever-after.

Caillat opened her set with a slow-burn “Falling For You” that kicked into high gear during the first chorus, prompting a brief singalong that didn’t last through her next songs — which seemed to act more as mellow soundtrack for audience conversation. “Begin Again” and “Realize” were preempted by cutesy anecdotes from Cailat that seemed to blend together with later intros to “Shadow” and “I Never Told You,” selected at random from a menu of hopeful reminiscences like “I wrote this when I was in love” or “I wrote this when I was thinking about love one day.”

Caillat scored with the more uptempo “I Do” and “Lucky” (replacing Jason Mraz with DeGraw protegé/show opener Andy Grammer, who garnered one of the biggest crowd reactions of the night), but lost some momentum when she delivered a lackluster snippet of “Empire State of Mind,” a thematically obvious (why yes, we are in Manhattan!) though somewhat bizarre addition to her set list. She rounded out her dusk performance with “Brighter Than The Sun” (impeccably timed to the sun breaking through the trees in Central Park) and ended with her fizzy breakout hit, “Bubbly.”

DeGraw took the stage with unexpected swagger, strutting across the boards like Freddie Mercury by way of Raffi and launching immediately into gospel highlight “Sweeter.” He followed with repertoire favorite “In Love With A Girl” before asking the crowd about their aforementioned relationship status, as an segue into “Soldier” and “Candy,” both of which were accompanied by LED visuals spinning with bubblegum colors. The crowd roared through “I Don’t Want To Be” and “Follow Through,” but halted as DeGraw covered Aloe Blacc’s folk-soul plea “I Need A Dollar” (though it brought one of the night’s funkiest moments, most of the audience seemed unfamiliar with the song). The crowd’s energy picked up again, with the throwback “Chemical Party,” “Run Every Time” and set-ender “Chariot” each drawing enthusiastic responses. The encore brought solid performances of “Radiation” and his most recent hit, “Not Over You” (which he joked had nothing to do with his ex-girlfriend). READ FULL STORY

Van Halen postpones summer concert dates

Van Halen is postponing some dates on its summer concert tour.

A source familiar with the tour who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press that some of the group’s long-scheduled performances this summer are being postponed. The band’s website lists active tour dates through June 26.

Dozens of additional shows had been planned and there was no immediate reason given for the postponements. Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond to messages from the AP on Thursday.

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More protests stalk Lady Gaga tour in Asia

Scores of Christian youths in the Philippines chanted “Stop the Lady Gaga concerts” at a rally Friday calling for the pop diva’s shows here to be canceled despite assurances from authorities that they won’t allow nudity and lewd acts.

Sold-out crowds and angry protests followed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Asian tour. Fans younger than 18 were banned from the Seoul concerts over complaints her lyrics and costumes were too sexually provocative, and she was denied a concert permit in Indonesia by police under pressure from Islamic hard-liners.

About 70 members of a group called Biblemode Youth Philippines rallied in front of the Pasay City Hall in metropolitan Manila. They said they were offended by Lady Gaga’s music and videos, in particular her song “Judas,” which they say mocks Jesus Christ. READ FULL STORY

Freddie Mercury to appear as 'optical illusion' at Queen show

If you think you see Freddie Mercury in the next few days, it might not just be Sacha Baron Cohen preparing for that biopic.

Queen guitarist Brian May revealed in an interview with the BBC that there would indeed be a visual representation of the late singer during a London performance of the musical We Will Rock You on May 14, though he abstained from calling the “effect” a hologram. In his words, Mercury’s rising will be “an optical illusion of sorts.” If you ask us, that sounds French for hologram.

And a damn good one, apparently. Said May, “People will come out saying, ‘did we actually see Freddie?’”


T-Boz confirms Left Eye projection for TLC reunion tour, says Tupac's hologram made her cry

The Year of the Virtual Performer is officially in full swing.

Fresh of the heels of TLC’s “reunion” tour announcement, member T-Boz confirmed to Essence that the deceased Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will indeed be represented on tour.

“I have been trying to get a hologram for years, but no one would pay for the budget,” she told Essence. Instead, the group will settle for projecting Left Eye’s likeness on a Jumbotron during shows. “Fans are happy, but it’s a reminder that she’s not here,” she says.

“With Lisa, the first three years, I don’t think I could’ve dealt with a hologram because you see how eerie it is,” she continued, adding: “When I saw the Tupac hologram, it made me feel some kind of way. I had tears in my eyes because he was my friend.”

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One Direction announces summer 2013 tour dates


One Direction has announced a slew of North American tour dates for 2013, according to the group’s official website. Starting next June 13, the band will visit 25 venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up in Los Angeles on Aug. 7.

The British-Irish boy band sensation had a banner week last week, selling out a Madison Square Garden date in minutes and performing on Saturday Night Live for the first time. Whether they plan to add more dates is uncertain (read: highly likely), but one thing is sure: There will be a lot of this. Click through for the full schedule. READ FULL STORY

Every Kelly Clarkson cover from her 'Stronger' tour, compiled for your viewing pleasure

This weekend, Kelly Clarkson will wrap up her Stronger tour after three months on the road, and we have to admit, we’re pretty sad about it.

The end of her tour means the end of the fan-requested covers, which have become YouTube highlights — and EW office favorites — over the past few months.

Throughout the duration of the tour, Clarkson has let fans submit song suggestions online, from Cee Lo Green to Britney Spears to Bonnie Raitt to Radiohead, for her to perform onstage.

Thus, because we love you so much (and because we need a playlist to get us through this slow Monday), Music Mix decided to put together a playlist of every single cover that Ms. Clarkson has performed during her tour. We’ll start with the two covers she delivered every show, and then move into the nightly specials. Enjoy! (And let us know your favorite in the comments below.)

“I Know You Won’t” by Carrie Underwood

“Heavy in Your Arms” Florence and the Machine

January 13 (MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, CT)
“F**k You” by Cee Lo Green

January 17 (Times Union Center, Albany, NY)
“Fix You” by Coldplay

January 21, (Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY)
“My Man” by Barbra Streisand

KISS and Motley Crue will launch joint summer tour in 2012

Legendary rock bands KISS and Motley Crue — who haven’t shared a stage since 1982 — are uniting to launch The Tour of 2012, a joint spectacle that will hit over 40 cities nationwide starting July 20, according to a Live Nation announcement.

Tickets for the tour, which is being lauded as “the spectacle of spectacles” and “summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour,” will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23 at and But if you’re a fan club member for either band, you can purchase your pre-sale ticket beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 10 am.

Headbangers, is this the best rock and roll news you’ve heard this decade? Will you be lining up (digitally, of course) to get your tickets? Are you a bigger fan of KISS or of Motley Crue? Let us know in the comments!

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