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Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant and Mariachi El Bronx Incinerating the Oracle Arena

Dave Grohl will never be hip. In an age of irony, his lyrics are too earnest, his guttural howl bringing overwrought passion to hard-rocking Hallmark cards like "My Hero." So I wrote in 2005, to open my review of the fifth Foo Fighters album In Your Honor. Six years later, little has changed, and that’s a good thing.
 
It’s hard to imagine former bandmate Kurt Cobain would approve of Wednesday night’s six-string assault on Oakland’s Oracle Arena (left uninhabited by the Golden State Warriors amid an NBA lockout that only delays the team’s next losing season). Grohl, unlike the late Nirvana headliner, basks in the spotlight a bit too readily, with a zeal unbecoming a postmodern frontman.
 

Ticket Giveaway: Sade with John Legend at Oracle Arena, August 26

Sade: sexy, soulful, smooth. This is the woman responsible for staging romantic date nights and fulfilling love fantasies. One could even say she's every man's ticket to the bedroom. And it all started with her '80s hit "Smooth Operator." She's since become the most successful solo female artist in British history.

Third Prince Show Added!

30,000 tickets sold in less than 72 hours! Due to overwhelming demand, tickets just went on sale for a third Prince show this week. A Thursday performance at Oracle Arena has been added. Take a break from Noise Pop to see this living legend. Purchase here.

Photos: Roger Waters – The Wall Live @ Oracle Arena

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Photos: Usher, Trey Songz and Miguel @ Oracle Arena

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Photos: Gorillaz and N.E.R.D. @ Oracle Arena

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Gorillaz Tix On Sale Friday 10 a.m.

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are back from a long hiatus with Gorillaz' highly anticipated third studio album Plastic Beach. Featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, De La Soul, Little Dragon and more, this one is poised to be their best yet. And with Gorillaz' track record of sold-out performances, our guess is that you'll have about a hot second to get tix. So, get up early, grab a coffee and be on Live Nation's site before the official sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday morning, 8/6.

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