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Picture of the Week: The Flaming Lips Turn the Stage Into a Fun Zone

Indie pop duo Phantogram opened for the Flaming Lips when the psych rockers rolled through Atlanta, Ga. recently, and singer-guitarist Josh Carter took full advantage of his band’s VIP all-access privileges. When the Lips hit the stage of Centennial Olympic Park, Carter was armed with a camera and ready to shoot — and lucky for us, he’s shared some of the results with his Twitter fanbase.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’ Location Pinpointed After Exhaustive Search

There are literally thousands of bridges in Los Angeles, but only one can be the one Anthony Kiedis sings about in the 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers ballad ‘Under the Bridge.’ The song, an ode to the City of Angels as seen through the eyes of a junkie, took the underground funk-rock act to No. 2 on the Billboard charts, forever changing the lives of Kiedis and his compatriots.

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Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video Reenacted by Kids

The Beastie Boys released a slew of amazing videos over the years, but perhaps none more memorable than the one for ‘Sabotage,’ the iconic cops-and-criminals clip for the first single off their 1994 album, ‘Ill Communication.’ Now, in the latest tribute to B-Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away earlier this month, a Portland-based filmmaker has reenacted the video with an absolutely adorable twist — he cast his two young boys and their nephew to fill in for Yauch, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.

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Black Keys Announce New Round of 2012 Tour Dates

The Black Keys have announced more 2012 U.S. tour dates that will bring them back out on the roads of America in October. The brief West Coast trek in support of their latest album, last year’s ‘El Camino,’ kicks off on Oct. 1 in Fresno, Calif., and currently is scheduled through an Oct. 10 gig in Las Cruces, N.M., with Canadian duo Tegan and Sara slated to open all stops.

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Possum Dixon Guitarist Celso Chavez Dead at 44

Guitarist Celso Chavez, one of the founding members of the ’90s alt-rock band Possum Dixon, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 44. Chavez died of a staph infection complicated by a bout with pneumonia, former bandmate Rob Zabrecky tells the Los Angeles Times. ”He had been doing a lot of harm to his body for a really long time,” Zabrecky says. “It finally took its unfortunate toll.”

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Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Discussed Cancer and Treatment in 2009 Video

Everybody knows that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch succumbed to cancer on Friday (May 4), but fewer seem to know exactly what he was up against. The rapper’s three-year battle began in 2009 with a rare diagnosis: he had malignant tumors in the parotid gland, one of the salivary glands near the jaw and the ear, that had spread to the nearby lymph node. Not the best news, but he remained hopeful.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Show ‘Gratitude’ for Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.

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Coldplay Pay Tribute to Adam Yauch With Beastie Boys Cover

Coldplay singer Chris Martin sure knows how to win over a crowd. Friday night (May 4) during his band’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif., Martin took a few minutes out of the band’s normal set to turn in an unexpected cover — the Beastie Boy‘s ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!),’ in honor of Adam Yauch, who passed away earlier in the day after a long battle with cancer.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock Hall

Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys and Green Day kept the five-and-a-half-hour Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions party hopping last night (April 14) at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The show, which sold out, also brought in a full house of fans around the corner at the actual Rock Hall, which was having its own party showing the concert on various screens throughout the Museum.

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Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘Oceania’ Release Date

While Billy Corgan‘s desire to be an ‘American Idol’ judge remains unfulfilled, Smashing Pumpkins fans still have something to look forward to — a June 18 release date has been announced for ‘Oceania,’ the band’s first album since 2007′s ‘Zeitgeist.’

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