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Photos: KISS and Mötley Crüe at the Comcast Center

KISS and Mötley Crüe perform live at the Comcast Center on September 16, 2012.
September 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012
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The 30-year metal reign of Tom Araya and Slayer

Suicide, serial killers, Satan worship, demonic possession, hatred, violence, and depravity: succeeding as a heavy-metal band through the '80s and early '90s meant being able to withstand a gauntlet of accusations as the cause of all of society's ills.
Coolest of the heavies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 03, 2012
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Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012
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Mapping Iron Maiden’s legacy in metal

Music is a universal force — able to foment revolution, sell culture, and communicate ideas both specific and diffuse.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 22, 2012
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Photos: Radiohead at Comcast Center

Radiohead played the Comcast Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Radiohead | Comcast Center | May 22, 2012
By TIM BUGBEE  |  June 08, 2012
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Nas rocks the bells

Six months ago my teenage cousins told me they'd been listening to Big Pun. And Nas, and Ghostface, and every other artist who inspires regular road rage in male rap fans between the ages of 28 and 35.
The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 09, 2011


[phlipcam video] Identity Fest @ the Comcast Center


Not going to lie, I was expecting IDENTITY FESTIVAL to be a wankfest of the utmost proportion. And for all intents and purposes, it was,...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 22, 2011
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Identity Festival rocks out the dance party

Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011
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Photos: Stone Temple Pilots at the Comcast Center

Stone Temple Pilots live at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on September 1, 2010
Stone Temple Pilots live at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on September 1, 2010
By GINA SIMONE  |  September 03, 2010
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Live Review: Off the rails on a lazy train

"Vampires are bullshit. I'm the Prince of fucking Darkness," Ozzy Osbourne informed Kristen Stewart during a pop-culture-parody-montage video that segued into a kick-ass eruption of time-honored crowd pleasers.
Putting the "zzzzzzzzz" into Ozzfest
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 03, 2010
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Photos: Ozzfest 2010

Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford and more, live at the Comcast Center, August 24, 2010
Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford and more, live at the Comcast Center, August 24, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 27, 2010


Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center


All aboard! The crazy train is at the station, and the next stop is Ozzfest 2010. Ozzy may be a little older (though hardly wiser),...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 18, 2010
My Morning Jacket at the Comcast Center

My Morning Jacket at the Comcast Center


We love it when a band tour outside the confines of an album release, since that leaves them free to maneuver throughout their catalogue without...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 18, 2010
Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center


Rob Halford - Mr. Judas Priest to you - hasn't been rolling with Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Sharon Osbourne to you - since 2004. So...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Comcast Center

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Comcast Center


Hey man, Tom Petty has been listening to the latest discs by his Wilbury bud, Bob Dylan. The hirsute veteran's new Mojo (Reprise) kicks off...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010
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Photos: KISS at the Comcast Center | August 7, 2010

KISS, live at the Comcast Center, on August 7, 2010
KISS, live at the Comcast Center, on August 7, 2010
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 13, 2010


Green Day at the Comcast Center

Green Day at the Comcast Center


Scrappy punks turned rock-opera megastars Green Day have a Broadway musical and a video game under their belts, but on stage is where they're at...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010
Rihanna and Ke$ha at the Comcast Center

Rihanna and Ke$ha at the Comcast Center


Is there an artist more commanding of the pop-radio landscape than Rihanna? Whether she's chumming up with Hov ("Umbrella," "Run This Town") or annihilating a...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 03, 2010
Lilith Fair at the Comcast Center

Lilith Fair at the Comcast Center


Gird your loins - music's annual estrogen fest is back. And this year's Lilith Fair is shaping up to be killer. The festival has walked...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  July 28, 2010
Paramore at the Comcast Center

Paramore at the Comcast Center


Photo: RYAN RUSSELL In a recent cover story for Spin, squeaky-clean pop-punkers Paramore revealed that they spend their time on tour ODing on Twizzlers and...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Comcast Center

Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Comcast Center


Whether he's playing lute on an ancient ditty like "My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home" or cooing through an irresistible piece of mush like "Fields of...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010


Paramore at the Comcast Center

Paramore at the Comcast Center


They jab and tear at themselves, frustrated with their limitations. They pine and flail, convinced that bad luck is their only luck. Paramore live up...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
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Photos: Warped Tour 2010

Bands and fans congregate for the Massachusetts installement of Warped Tour 2010, at the Comcast Center on July 13, 2010.
Warped Tour 2010 | Comcast Center | July 13, 2010
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  July 16, 2010
American Idol Live! Tour at the Comcast Center

American Idol Live! Tour at the Comcast Center


Aside from the juicy parking-lot gossip surrounding the show's post-Simon future, there's another reason to catch this year's incarnation of the American Idol Live! Tour:...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010
Jack Johnson at the Comcast Center

Jack Johnson at the Comcast Center


Photo: HILARY WALSH Given that much of his discography is dedicated to breezy songs of optimism and banana pancakes, barefoot surfer-turned-singer-songwriter Jack Johnson can teeter...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010
Vans Warped Tour at the Comcast Center

Vans Warped Tour at the Comcast Center


I guess some traveling summer concerts are having a hard time sustaining their bounce around the country, but I haven’t heard anything troubling about ticket...
By webteam  |  July 06, 2010


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This is your summer . . . on drugs

Ah, those weird Lazy Summer Days (LSDs) in Boston. What to do on them, so as not to go out of your head with boredom?
Nine ways to take the high way out of Dullsville
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  June 18, 2010

Together at last: Cat Power, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, Carly Simon to play Boston Lilith Fair


We were praying for Rihanna + Loretta Lynn + The Gossip, but we'll take what they're giving: the Boston stop of the revamped Lilith Fair...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 04, 2010
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Photos: Most popular slideshows of 2009

Our most popular slideshows from the last year: including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Dale Bozzio's crazy cat house, and much more.
Don't blame us. You clicked on them!
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 25, 2009
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Photos: Weezer at Comcast Center

Photos of Weezer's 2009 tour
Weezer, live at the Comcast Center, on August 29, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  September 04, 2009