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Concerts

Queens Of The Stone Age, Live In Concert

QOTSA performed ...Like Clockwork in its entirety, plus an assortment of older material, in a sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Hear highlights from the evening.

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World Cafe

Mount Moriah On World Cafe

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The North Carolina band performs powerful, country-tinged songs from its new album, Miracle Temple.

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The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent

Raised on the South Side, Manzarek brought Chicago sound to L.A.'s beaches with the trailblazing band. He died Monday at age 74.

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