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One Direction's long, thrilling MetLife Stadium walks

One Direction during their concert at MetLife Stadium

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One Direction’s appeal is decidedly low-tech, a throwback to way simpler times.

The biggest addition to the boy band’s show now that they have made the leap from arenas and amphitheaters to stadiums? A long walkway – one that stretched from the main stage set up around the 20-yard line to a smaller stage set up near the other end zone at MetLife Stadium.

Why do they need so much space?...

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One Direction, Brand New in the week's G2M2

From left, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne,

(Credit: Getty Images / Anthony Harvey)

Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, you can start screaming early for the One Direction shows at MetLife Stadium Monday and...

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Beyonce talks 'elevator scuffle' in 'Flawless' remix with Nicki MInaj

Beyonce, left, with her sister, Solange.

(Credit: Instagram / Beyonce)

Beyoncé addressed the elevator scuffle involving husband, Jay Z, and sister, Solange, in May with the surprise remix of "Flawless" with Nicki Minaj that she dropped overnight.

"Of course sometimes [expletive] go down, when it's a billion dollars on an elevator," she sings. And in case anyone missed the line, she repeats it without a backing track, followed by a shrieking laugh.

The new...

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Miley Cyrus reveals new direction at Nassau Coliseum

Miley Cyrus, touring on her "Bangerz" album, performs

(Credit: Chad Batka)

Has Miley Cyrus changed her mind?

It’s been nearly a year since she upended pop culture with the Twerk Heard Round the World at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in Brooklyn. But at Nassau Coliseum Friday night, the start of the second leg of her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus declared that she had a revelation during her time off, as she recovered in the hospital from a serious allergic reaction...

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5 Seconds of Summer set for Jones Beach

Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer performs

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Good news, 5 Seconds of Summer fans! The guys are coming to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Bad news: It’s not until Sept. 1, 2015. Yes, a little more than 13 months from now.

Boy bands, as you well know, like to build anticipation. (Remember when One Direction tickets to Jones Beach went on sale 14 months before they arrived in 2013?) So tickets for 5SOS’ “Rock Out with Your Socks Out”...

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Miley Cyrus, Nine Inch Nails in this week's G2M2

Why: Miley Cyrus will perform live as

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Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, you can gear up for the big Friday night shows, as Miley Cyrus takes over Nassau Coliseum...

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Edgar Winter sets tribute to brother Johnny at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Guitarist Johnny Winter performs at the XII Jazz

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Edgar Winter has stepped in to replace his brother Johnny as the headliner of the Rock ‘n’ Brews Fest at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Aug. 1, following the death of Johnny Winter last week in Zurich, Switzerland.

The concert, sponsored by WBAB-FM, will now be called “Rock ‘n’ Brews Fest: A Tribute to Johnny Winter,” with Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and...

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Lady Antebellum, Sarah McLachlan in this week's G2M2

Lady Antebellum perform at the "American Idol" grand

(Credit: Fox / Ray Mickshaw)

Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, you can tap into ‘90s nostalgia before Sarah McLachlan hits the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday...

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Taking Back Sunday's triumphant Great South Bay show

Taking Back Sunday, from left: bassist Shaun Cooper,

(Credit: Natalie Escobedo)

It’s only fitting that the Great South Bay Music Festival would draw its biggest crowd ever with Long Island’s biggest band.

Taking Back Sunday rose to the challenge of rocking the densely packed, capacity hometown crowd of 5,500 with a sneak preview of the Rockville Centre-based band’s upcoming tour that starts next month in Baltimore and ends in the United Kingdom in December to support...

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Queen + Adam Lambert = Odd night at The Garden

Singer Adam Lambert, left, performs with guitarist Brian

(Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano)

Queen guitarist Brian May asked the question everyone at Madison Square Garden Thursday night was asking: “What do you think of the new lineup?”

He was hoping for a big response, considering Queen + Adam Lambert had just completed a rousing version of “Under Pressure,” with drummer Roger Taylor handling David Bowie’s vocals on the classic. And he got one, sort of, though, if we’re being honest,...

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