Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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Fade To Black: 15 Hard Rock Heroes Who Miraculously Cheated Death

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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!

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REVIEW: OutKast Conquer Hangout Fest With A Nostalgic Tour Through Their Greatest Hits

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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.

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Hangout Fest: 12 Visuals From The Flaming Lips Show That Will Make You Trip Balls

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.
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Jack Johnson + Andrew W.K. And More! Here Are 5 Acts You CAN’T Miss At Hangout Fest Day 3

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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!

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The Black Keys On Getting “C-ckblocked” From The Grave By Michael Jackson

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!

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The Killers, The Flaming Lips + More! Here Are 6 Acts You CAN’T Miss At Hangout Fest Day 2

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If you were watching our livestream yesterday, you know that Hangout Fest 2014 got off to a raging start, showcasing unforgettable performances from Wiz Khalifa, Ingrid Michaelson, Gary Clark Jr, Childish Gambino and The Black Keys, who premiered songs from their latest album, Turn Blue. Now, if you weren’t watching our livestream (or hanging out with us down in Gulf Shores, Alabama) DON’T make the same mistake today! If you’re unsure which of the dozens of bands to watch, your friends at VH1 have taken the time to narrow it down to the 6 acts you simply cannot miss.  Read more…