2009 was an epic year for live shows -- and SPIN was there to capture the best and biggest of them, from Lady Gaga's Monster Ball extravaganza and Metallica's world tour to Paramore's headlining gig and Nine Inch Nails' last show ever. Click through the gallery to see photos from each concert and read our take, beginning with My Morning Jacket's mammoth New Year's show!
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »