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Pussy Riot, Flaming Lips surprise at Amnesty International concert

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs at

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Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at Barclays Center ended as the watchdog group’s shows traditionally have, with the artists gathering onstage for Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”

This time, though, it featured The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne atop what looked like a 12-foot tall angel’s gown with flashing neon lights, waving the massive silver fringe wings attached...

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Grammys finale: Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails teaming up

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performs at the Global

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Not sure whether this is actually supposed to still be a Grammy ceremony secret -- like, you know, whether Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform together or Madonna is going to appear -- but as of Tuesday morning, word is out about how the awards show will end Sunday night.

The finale will feature nominee Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl alongside the Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails,...

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CBGB Festival takes over Times Square

Divine Fits -- Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel

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Divine Fits singer/guitarist Britt Daniel smiled as he looked at the crowd gathered in front of him on Broadway in Times Square on Saturday afternoon.

“I didn't see how it could happen,” said Daniel, near the end of the band’s excellent set that bridged the gap between dance music and indie rock. “But it happened.”

That pretty much summarized the second CBGB Festival, which brought the...

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Madonna unveils 'MDNA Tour' film, 'secret project'

Madonna performs at the Charles Ehrmann stadium in

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Madonna is planning to “start a revolution of love.”

Calling her “MDNA Tour” completed after last night’s premiere of the concert film at the Paris Theatre in Manhattan, she revealed that her next project will involve New York photographer/artist Steven Klein.

The Material Girl teased that her next project was “secret,” showing a one-minute video that included images seemingly influenced...

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