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Flaming Lips and Lenny Kravitz Wrap Voodoo Fest

November 2nd, 2009
Photo: Gardner/Getty “You don’t mind if I play a little music?” Lenny Kravitz asked as he closed the Voodoo Music Experience Sunday night in New Orleans. After a weekend of costume and spectacle, his two-hour set was almost old school in its focus on songs and musicianship. Voodoo ‘09 in photos: Eminem, Kiss and more. The show was a homecoming for Kravitz, who bought a house in New Orleans in 1991 after visiting to see Aretha Franklin ...

Eminem Thrills Voodoo Fest With “Relapse” Tracks and Biggest Hits

October 31st, 2009
Photo: Flanigan/FilmMagicTrying to resolve Eminem’s contradictions is a loser’s game. How do you reconcile the artist who asked the men in the audience at Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans Friday night to yell, “Fuck you, bitches” (and the women to answer, “Fuck you, assholes”) with the guy who encored with the encouraging “Lose Yourself”? The scabrous pop culture critic with the MC who penned murder fantasy “3 a.m.,” which opened the set with a ...