What $1 billion will get you: Fans, artists weigh in on stadium's acoustics

What $1 billion will get you: Fans, artists weigh in on stadium's acoustics

Fans, artists and our critic echo similar reactions to U.S. Bank Stadium after Metallica and Luke Bryan rocked the new mega-house over the weekend.

Metallica turns it up to 11 in sold-out U.S. Bank Stadium show

August 21
Metallica turns it up to 11 in sold-out U.S. Bank Stadium show
Review: The metal vets and their fans tested the limits of the Vikings palace in summer's biggest concert.

The Eagles: Why we love them, why we hate them

August 19
The Eagles: Why we love them, why we hate them
With surviving singer Don Henley coming to the State Fair, it's time to reassess his bestselling band.
Music
August 23

Demi Lovato sued by indie rock band for alleged song theft

Did Demi Lovato pluck her song "Stars" from another artist's catalog? That's the claim made in a new copyright lawsuit filed against the former "Sonny With a Chance" star.
Variety
August 23

Natalie Maines auctions off VIP tickets to sold-out Dixie Chicks concert at Minnesota State Fair

It's a fundraiser for Proclaim Justice, which helps wrongfully convicted people.
Prince
August 21

Fentanyl pills seized from Paisley Park were mislabeled

Level of fentanyl found in musician's body was so great no one could have survived it.
Music
August 21

Best in classical this week: Handel's 'Acis and Galatea,' plus the Enso String Quartet plays Northfield

Acis and GalateaViewed one way, Handel's pastoral opera "Acis and Galatea" has one of the hokiest plots imaginable. A sea nymph loves a shepherd, but…
Music
August 20
Country hunk Luke Bryan showed infectious energy and plenty of his signature butt wiggle Friday at the first U.S. Bank Stadium concert.

Review: Country star Luke Bryan scores big in first show at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Country Music Association's reigning entertainer of the year pandered to the fans with Vikings-worthy cheerleading but entertained with flair.
Music
August 20

Pick Six: Praise for Grace Potter, the Mavericks, Paul McCartney, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
August 19
Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo, left, and guitarist James Hetfield squ...

With new album brewing, Metallica adds to Minn. legacy with sold-out show

Metal's biggest band is back with a new album and the summer's hottest concert ticket. Where's it been all these years?
Music
August 19

How to master U.S. Bank Stadium: Tips for concertgoers

Heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for the Luke Bryan or Metallica concerts this week? Here are some tips to help make your experience more satisfying.
Music
August 19
Luke Bryan performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Sun...

Luke Bryan ready to shake it for first concert at U.S. Bank Stadium

Luke Bryan talks about his dance moves and why he's excited to headline the first concert at the new Vikings venue.
Music
August 19

New album reviews: Rae Sremmurd creates hip-hop fun, Nels Cline gets tender

HIP-HOP Rae Sremmurd, “SremmLife 2” (Ear Drummer/Interscope) Hip-hop wasn’t always so serious. Before hip-hop became filled with beefing, struggling and self-loathing, it…
Music
August 19
Sean Tillmann, aka Har Mar Superstar, moved a few blocks from the Miss...

Best concerts of the week: Har Mar Superstar takes the zoo, rare solo show featuring Bad Plus pianist

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
Music
August 18

Wilco teases new album ahead of Minneapolis riverfront concert

For the second summer in a row, Wilco is playing an outdoor gig in Minneapolis right before it's about to drop a new album. The difference this year: The band actually clued us into its plans.
Music
August 18

Neuroscientists scanned Sting's brain — here's what they learned

An fMRI offers insight into a pop-rock star's thoughts on music.
Music
August 17

Q&A: Toby Keith on everything from politics to Swift-ian economics

The country superstar and political firebrand performs at Treasure Island casino Saturday.
Music
August 17

Dit-dit-dit-DAH! Minnesota Orchestra launches its tour boldly, with Beethoven

REVIEW: Strangely, the most familiar piece in Tuesday's preview of its European tour was the most illuminating.
Variety
August 17

Avenged Sevenfold to warm up with a free show Thursday at First Ave

The California hard-rockers will break in a new drummer at the gig before taking on U.S. Bank Stadium with Metallica on Saturday.
Music
August 16
The midway at the Minnesota State Fair.

State Fair to tighten security at gates, around grounds this year

Virtually everything will be searched at the fair's 11 gates. The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Aug. 25 and runs through Labor Day.
Music
August 16

Don Henley kicks off the State Fair grandstand concert lineup

Don HenleyWhen Texas-reared Henley released his first country solo album, "Cass County," last fall, he probably didn't know that the Eagles would soon be permanently…
Music
August 16

R&B singer Charlie Wilson drops in on State Fair grandstand Aug. 26

Charlie WilsonR&B singer Wilson was honored with a lifetime achievement award by BET in 2013. That's because he's been the voice of many R&B hits,…
Music
August 16

Dixie Chicks to play two sold-out nights at the State Fair

Dixie ChicksOne of the biggest country acts of the 1990s, the Dixie Chicks haven't toured or released an album of new material in 10 years.…
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