Every hard rocking hero knows that the perfect (and most badass) way to cap off a performance is to sacrifice your six string to the almighty God of Smash. Wrecking your equipment on stage is the ultimate DGAF (“don’t give a f-ck”) move, proving that you’ve got money (and guitars) to burn!
Cinco De Mayo is a time to party down, which for most of us means a plate of nachos washed down with a Corona in a coworker’s backyard. But the folks at Hard Rock were kind enough to send us South of the Border to celebrate the Mexican holiday with a real life rock legend: Jon Bon F–king Jovi!
We were never too sure about the whole concept of reincarnation, but this video might have sold us on it. It comes from Turlock, Calififornia, where 17-year-old Brett Nichols absolutely tore it up at his high school talent show with spot-on Michael Jackson dance moves that would have made the King of Pop proud! Read more…
We’ve mentioned many times that rock ‘n’ roll is a dangerous business. Whether it’s through plane crashes, drug overdoses, murders, freak accidents, and even stage mishaps, many of music’s finest have tragically been taken from us long before their time. But then there are some rockers who narrowly dodged the reaper, escaping with some crazy stories to tell!
The 2014 Hangout Music Fest ended with a twin bang last night, as the recently-reunited OutKast took their rightful place as headliners on the main stage in front of 45,000 screaming fans shakin’ it like a Polaroid picture. On hiatus since 2007, the Grammy-winning duo’s set of 40 festival dates have become the most anticipated tour of the year. Apparently they got off to a rocky start during their debut gig at Coachella last month, but tonight they brought their A-game, delivering a hit-packed tour through their entire two-decade history.
The Flaming Lips are the Godfathers of festival bands, taking the pomp, pageantry, and swirling lights to a whole different level with a dazzling display for your eyes as well as your ears. Since the early ’00s, their shows have gotten increasingly more elaborate, featuring balloons, giant puppets, video projections, men in bubbles, and other things to make your head spin. But these days everyone does the confetti, crazy costumes and beach balls, so Wanye Coyne and his band of lovable freaks (our highest compliment) decided to kick it up a notch during their Hangout Fest performance. And what they did changed the game. Read more…
Today is the third and final day of the 2014 Hangout Fest, but don’t get too sad because we’ve saved (some of) the best for last! This party is going out in style, and VH1 is here to make sure you get the most music on our livestream. There’s dozens of acts playing today, but we’ve narrowed it down to five ones that you can’t POSSIBLY miss!
Earlier in the week, Wiz Khalifa teased fans by tweeting that he had some big news in the works. Many speculated that he’d drop his upcoming album Blacc HollywoodBeyonce-style, but Nadeska Alexisof MTV News got him to spill the truth following his set at Hangout Fest yesterday…
Less than a week after the release of their new album Turn Blue, The Black Keys kicked off their world tour last night by headlining Day One of Hangout Fest 2014. It was their first concert since January, but they showed no signs of rust as they plowed through their 90 minute set, debuting several brand new never-performed tracks!
The Black Keys are never shy about speaking their mind (just ask the Beliebers), and lately they’ve made it known that they’re not fans of Michael Jackson’s new record, XSCAPE. And that’s putting it mildly. “[It's] some f-cking bullsh-t that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable,” drummer Patrick Carney recently vented Rolling Stone. Their feelings had not cooled when they met up with VH1‘s own Jim Shearer before kicking off their world tour at Hangout Fest!