Budweiser’s 2013 Made In America Festival kicks off today in Philadelphia, PA on the Ben Franklin Parkway. This year’s stellar bill will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, and also features Queens of The Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, Imagine Dragons, Phoenix, Walk The Moon, and many more. One of the world’s more eclectic festivals, performances this year will once again spread through rock/hard rock, industrial, pop, rap/hip-hop, alternative, and DJ/dubstep. Last year’s festival featured performances from Pearl Jam, The Hives, and Gary Clarke, Jr. The Rock Revival will be streaming Made In America live in the video feed above starting at 2:00pm/Est. All artist set times are posted in the picture on the right.
Nine Inch Nails are undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of all time. Pioneers of the industrial genre, they incorporated elements of rock, metal, electronica, and alternative rock to forge a style all their own. They shook the music world to it’s core in 1989 with their debut album, Pretty Hate Machine. The record was truly groundbreaking, and has since gone on to be certified multi-platinum. In 1994, NIИ set the bar once again with their sophomore effort, The Downward Spiral, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The disc went on to sell over 5 million copies, and be certified quadruple-platinum. It spawned NIИ’s finest moment, the single Closer. The band’s third album was a monster double disc outing titled The Fragile, released in 1999. The album saw NIИ expanding their trademark sound, and once again the band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. From 2005-2008, the band released four more studio LP’s. Throughout their entire career, Nine Inch Nails were famous for their EPs, single releases, and remix albums. They have released approximately two-dozen since their inception. Every NIИ record is categorized with the word “Halo” followed by a number.
Queens of The Stone Age tapped Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to play drums on their sixth studio LP. The album is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007′s Era Vulgaris, on which Grohl did not play. Along with 2000′s Rated R, the band’s 2002 masterpiece Songs For The Deaf is one of the best albums of the decade, and the last time Grohl played with Queens of The Stone Age. The disc hit #17 on the Billboard Top 200, and went on to sell over 1 million copies. Queens of The Stone Age are touring in support the new album, …Like Clockwork, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 back on June 4.
The Gaslight Anthem and Imagine Dragons are quickly becoming two of the biggest artists in the world right now. The Gaslight Anthem played Metallica’s first Orion Music + More Festival last summer in Atlantic City, NJ and their latest record, Handwritten, hit #3 on the Billboard Top 200. The band will also be playing Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, LA in November. Imagine Dragons have been absolute monsters (pun intended) when it comes to touring as of late. The band is still on a world tour right now, with many huge festival stops planned this summer including Rock am Ring. Their debut album, Night Visions, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. – by Matt Bishop