November 18, 2009 - The history of music at sporting events dates back at least to the 19th Century, when the Spiros Samaras-penned Olympic theme was performed at the 1896 games in Athens. More than 110 years later, music and sport continue to share the spotlight. Witness the New York Yankees' adoption of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" as their theme song on their recent championship run. Not only did Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform the track live at Yankee Stadium before Game 2 of the World Series--the MC offered a reprise performance (with Bridget Kelly pinch-hitting for Keys) a week later at the Yankees' victory parade.
June 5, 2009 - For the second time this year, The Pretenders will take to the road in support of their recently released album "Break Up the Concrete," accompanied this go-round by Cat Power and Juliette Lewis.
September 5, 2008 - Sheryl Crow, The Black Keys, Cat Power and Henry Rollins are among the artists scheduled to appear Sept. 20 at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA, as part of a tribute to John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie and the American Spirit, according to a press release.
August 4, 2008 - Over the weekend, Lollapalooza had its first sell-out since making the city its home in 2005, the Chicago Tribune reported. With ticket sales at a grand total of 225,000 over three days, it looks like the festival is officially here to stay.