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February 9, 2010 Phoenix, Jay-Z, Weezer, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, and the Flaming Lips (who will be performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) are among the 150-plus bands headed to Bonnaroo, the Tennessee mega-music fest taking place June 10-13.
The Dead Weather, Regina Spektor, Dave Matthews Band, Norah Jones, Japandroids, She & Him, the National, Jimmy Cliff, the Avett Brothers, OK Go, Jeff Beck, John Prine, 311, the Melvins, Neon India …
February 4, 2010 When cultures clash hilarious things can happen.
Exhibit A: Sunday night at the Grammys, where French popsters Phoenix won a statue for Best Alternative Album, Snooki, the overly-tanned queen of MTV's hit show Jersey Shore, approached the polite Parisian boys on the red carpet for the weirdest interview we've seen since Alexa Chung's show was cancelled by the network.
The funniest part: Despite Phoenix's ubiquity in 2009 (playing SNL, …
December 14, 2009 2009 is Phoenix's year.
The French pop-rock group jumped from cult faves to mainstream darlings on the strength of their excellent album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which landed at No. …
October 27, 2009 SPIN and Best Buy are excited to release a special pint-sized edition of SPIN! The SPIN and Best Buy "Find 'Em First" Special Edition features French pop stars Phoenix on the cover and comes with a SPIN-curated 20-track bonus CD,a free three-month Napster subscription, and a whole lot more. …
October 20, 2009 Phoenix's wistful, winning fourth album dramatically raised the French quartet's visibility, and inspired this 15-cut companion set celebrating and exploiting their breakthrough. The lesser versions tweak the band's sound incrementally, upping the electronica quotient or emphasizing their poignant pop. …
October 3, 2009 This week, Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea formed a new group, Paramore kicked off their U.S. tour, and Pearl Jam earned their first No. 1 album. Plus, Weezer teamed with Lil Wayne, Grohl/Homme/Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures rocked Austin, and much more!
These stories, plus the week's top news, photo galleries, audio/video, and live reviews, below.TOP STORIES:Paramore Kick Off U.S. …
October 1, 2009 While the dashing French first couple -- President Nicolas Sarkozy and his model/singer wife Carla Bruni -- were referred to as the hottest Gallic import in New York City last week, several thousand music fans in Central Park would beg to differ. …
August 19, 2009 Chefs, vintners, and Impressionists may consider success in France the only kind worth having. Rock bands, not so much. But even as teenagers jamming in the basement of singer Thomas Mars' house, Phoenix set their sights on les États-Unis. "It's like when you play chess," messy-haired, bespectacled guitarist Laurent Brancowitz explains, sitting opposite sleepy-eyed Mars on a mauve velvet sofa in Manhattan's Bowery Hotel lounge. …
July 10, 2009 Phoenix are on a crusade to impress U.S. …
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