Celebrity Sightings

Full gallery »Newt and Callista Gingrich at Books-A-Million

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Newt and Callista Gingrich sign a campaign poster for supporter Taylor Sanchez at Books-A-Million on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla. 'We both supported Newt in the primary,' Sanchez's mother, Kim McKnew said. Newt and Callista Gingrich have come to the bookstore for a signing of their newest books. Newt is the co-author of Victory at Yorktown, and Callista is the author of Land of the Pilgrims' Pride.
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Callista and Newt Gingrich speak to the press at Books-A-Million on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The couple have come to the book store for a signing of their newest books, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride and Victory at Yorktown. Newt Gingrich recently campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination until he dropped out and endorsed Mitt Romney.
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Callista Gingrich smiles at a supporter while at Books-A-Million for a signing with her husband Newt for their newest books, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride and Victory at Yorktown on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla.
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Mackenzie Kuhn, of Naples, meets Newt and Callista Gingrich at Books-A-Million during a signing for their newest books, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride and Victory at Yorktown on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla.
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Newt and Callista Gingrich meet with supporters and sign their newest books at Books-A-Million on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla. Newt is the co-author of Victory at Yorktown, and Callista is the author of Land of the Pilgrims' Pride.
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Newt Gingrich signs his newest book, Victory at Yorktown, at Books-A-Million for a supporter on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Naples, Fla. Gingrich recently campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination until he dropped out and endorsed Mitt Romney.


Full gallery »Heart rocks Barbara B Mann

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, the group has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, the group has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, the group has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, above, opened the show. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, Heart has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, the group has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The rock band Heart brought its memorable hits and new material to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, November 9. Fronted by Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, the group has endured since the early 70s with twenty Top 40 singles such as 'Magic Man,' 'Barracuda' and 'These Dreams.' Earlier this year, the band released a career-spanning box-set album, Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters released an autobiography and in October released their fourteenth studio album, Fanatic.

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson proved women could rock when their band Heart first topped the charts with “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” Nearly 35 years later, the featured vocalist Ann Wilson and her guitar-playing blond sister, Nancy, are still rocking. On Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, Heart and special guest Shawn Colvin performed at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.


Full gallery »LeAnn Rimes performs a private concert

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LeAnn Rimes performs for an exclusive, private concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
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Roch Hillenbrand, center, pours a glass of wine to a table-mate while at a private LeAnn Rimes concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
  • LeAnn Rimes performs for an exclusive, private concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
  • LeAnn Rimes performs for an exclusive, private concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
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Guests arrive for a private LeAnn Rimes concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
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LeAnn Rimes sits prior to singing for a private concert at a beachfront estate in Port Royal on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The concert was auctioned by the Naples Winter Wine Festival and raised $1.2 million. All the proceeds go to aid underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.


Full gallery »Stevie Nicks concert at Germain Arena

  • Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at Germain Arena on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2012. Known for her work in the popular rock band Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, Nicks made a stop along her 'In Your Dreams' tour in support of her 2011 studio album of the same name. Her performance included fan favorites such as her 1983 hit 'Stand Back.'
  • Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at Germain Arena on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2012. Known for her work in the popular rock band Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, Nicks made a stop along her 'In Your Dreams' tour in support of her 2011 studio album of the same name. Her performance included fan favorites such as her 1983 hit 'Stand Back.'
  • Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at Germain Arena on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2012. Known for her work in the popular rock band Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, Nicks made a stop along her 'In Your Dreams' tour in support of her 2011 studio album of the same name. Her performance included fan favorites such as her 1983 hit 'Stand Back.'
  • Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at Germain Arena on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2012. Known for her work in the popular rock band Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, Nicks made a stop along her 'In Your Dreams' tour in support of her 2011 studio album of the same name. Her performance included fan favorites such as her 1983 hit 'Stand Back.'
  • Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage at Germain Arena on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2012. Known for her work in the popular rock band Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, Nicks made a stop along her 'In Your Dreams' tour in support of her 2011 studio album of the same name. Her performance included fan favorites such as her 1983 hit 'Stand Back.'


Full gallery »2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Actor Damien Lewis, left, winner of the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for 'Homeland' and actress Claire Danes, winner of the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, also for 'Homeland', pose backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Jim Parsons, center, and Zooey Deschanel, right, present the award for outstanding writing in a comedy series to Louis C.K. for 'Louie' at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Actor Kevin Costner, winner of the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries or Movie for 'Hatfields & McCoys', speaks onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Actress Claire Danes, right and husband Hugh Dancy arrive at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Actress Julianne Moore, left and husband Bart Freundlich arrive at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.  Moore is nominated for best actress in a miniseries or movie for her role as Sarah Palin in 'Game Change.'  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Jon Cryer accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for 'Two And A Half Men' at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

The Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, September 23, 2012.


Full gallery »The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival in Tampa

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners. Above, Sully Erna of Godsmack.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners. Above, southwest Florida resident Shannon Larkin of Godsmack.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners. Above, southwest Florida resident Shannon Larkin of Godsmack.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners. Above, Eric Bass of Shinedown.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival made a Florida stop in Tampa on Thursday, September 13. The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds played host to thousands of rock fans for the multi-band, all-day concert featuring main stage bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. Two side stages featured P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and Redlight King among others. Local rock station 99X ran ticket giveaway contests and sent many listeners. Above, Shinedown rocks the main stage.


Full gallery »Hoobastank rocks the Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Area rock fans packed The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers for a free 99X-sponsored concert on Sunday night featuring the multi-platinum band Hoobastank. The California-based group, best known for the hits 'The Reason' and 'Crawling in the Dark,' just released its fifth studio album, Fight or Flight. The bar reached a capacity crowd before the band took the stage and a waiting line remained throughout its 19-song set.


Full gallery »Toby Keith at the Cruzan Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's red Solo cup supply took a hit this past weekend as country music fans corralled for the Toby Keith concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, September 15 along his 'Live in Overdrive' tour. The show featured opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett and also made a Tampa stop on Sunday night.


Full gallery »MTV Video Music Awards 2012

  • Drake accepts the award for best hip-hop video for 'Hyfr' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Host Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong of musical group Green Day performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)
  • Host Kevin Hart, left, and South Korean rapper PSY perform onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)
  • Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)


Full gallery »George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic leads a 'Fantasy of Funk' in Immokalee

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrated 'Fantasy of Funk' this weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests. Above, George Clinton belts out a lyric on Saturday evening. Known as the Godfather of Funk, Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrated 'Fantasy of Funk' this weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's festive outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrate at 'Fantasy of Funk' weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee on Saturday. Trumpeter Travis Hill of the Glen David Andrews Band from New Orleans leads a funk procession through the crowd as Frederick Davis of Cape Coral, center, and Camille O'Neil of Marco Island, umbrella in hand, dance along. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests. Rain threatened but never arrived, allowing funk fans to enjoy the day.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrated 'Fantasy of Funk' this weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's festive outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrated 'Fantasy of Funk' this weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's festive outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Southwest Floridians celebrated 'Fantasy of Funk' this weekend at Seminole Casino Immokalee. The two day event was headlined by the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Friday featured festivities in the Zig Zag Lounge including a costume contest while Saturday's festive outdoor party featured several hours of live music, local gourmet food trucks and more contests.


Full gallery »Mayhem Festival delivers the metal in Tampa

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Corey Taylor of Slipknot. whose greatest hits album comes out next week.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slipknot begins a set full of fan-favorite songs and pyrotechnic explosions.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, the hydraulic riser of Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan towers at the stage-left edge.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Corey Taylor of Slipknot.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, the Slipknot spectacle in full bloom.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root makes his tour debut after being sidelined from earlier performances due to a burst appendix.


Full gallery »One Direction finishes tour in Sunrise, Florida

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The British-Irish pop band One Direction finished its 2012 U.S. tour at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Sunday, July 1. The immensely popular group is set to launch its 2013 U.S. tour at the same location next June and tickets are already selling fast. The group's first album, Up All Night, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in November 2011. Its second album is due later this year. Opening the Sunrise show were pop singer-songwriters Olly Murs and Manika.


Full gallery »Roger Waters brings the "The Wall" back to Florida

  • Roger Waters sings 'In the Flesh?' to start his production of 'The Wall Live' at Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall,' the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world, has been called one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Fans gather outside Amway Center in downtown Orlando for Roger Waters' production of 'The Wall Live' on Saturday, June 16. Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall,' the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world, has been called one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.
  • An image of Roger Waters' father, who was killed during World War II, is projected during the song 'The Thin Ice.' Waters brought his production of 'The Wall Live' to Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The show is 
based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall.'
  • Roger Waters' production of 'The Wall Live' on stage at Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall,' the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world, has been called one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.
  • Roger Waters' production of 'The Wall Live' on stage at Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall,' the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world, has been called one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.
  • Fans react to the song 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)' during Roger Waters' production of 'The Wall Live' at Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Above the crowd are three stations of projectors beaming high-definition images onto the partially constructed wall.  Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, 'The Wall,' the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world, has been called one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.

Roger Waters brought "The Wall Live" to Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, "The Wall," the multimedia show, now on its fifth touring leg around the world. The show came through Florida in late 2010 and returned last weekend to Sunrise and Orlando.


Full gallery »Gang of Outlaws tour

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top on stage at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Earlier this month, the group released an EP of new material, Texicali, produced by Rick Rubin; its first new material since 2003. The band opened with 'I Thank You.' 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson opened the show.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top on stage at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Earlier this month, the group released an EP of new material, Texicali, produced by Rick Rubin; its first new material since 2003. The band opened with 'I Thank You.' 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson opened the show.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top performed at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Above, multi-platinum rockers 3 Doors Down opened the show. Also performing was multi-platinum country singer Gretchen Wilson.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top performed at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Above, multi-platinum rockers 3 Doors Down opened the show. Also performing was multi-platinum country singer Gretchen Wilson.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Legendary blues rock band ZZ Top performed at Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Above, multi-platinum rockers 3 Doors Down opened the show. Also performing was multi-platinum country singer Gretchen Wilson.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
The Germain Arena crowd reacts to ZZ Top on stage on Friday, June 15, 2012. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Texas rock trio has six No. 1 singles and has been a fixture on rock radio for decades. Earlier this month, the group released an EP of new material, Texicali, produced by Rick Rubin; its first new material since 2003. The band opened with 'I Thank You.' 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson opened the show.

ZZ Top, Three Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson rolled into Germain Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012 during the Gang of Outlaws tour.


Full gallery »Miss USA Pageant 2012

  • Miss Nevada USA 2012, Jade Ashley Kelsall, from Las Vegas, competes in her swim wear during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2012 MISS USA Pageant will air Sun day June 3 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Darren Decker, Miss Universe Organization)
  • Miss Arkansas Kelsey Dow takes part in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
  • Miss Colorado Marybel Gonzalez walks the runway during the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
  • Miss Rhode Island USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, from Cranston, competes in her swim wear during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2012 MISS USA Pageant will air Sunday June 3 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Darren Decker, Miss Universe Organization)
  • Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo takes part in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
  • Miss Michigan Kristen Danyal walks the runway in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA during the 2012 Miss USA pageant, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Las Vegas.


Full gallery »Off the Hook Comedy Club: Carlos Mencia

  • Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kay and Al Greeley sample the shellfish. Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club has hosted everyone from Jackie Mason to Tom Arnold. Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to the club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Comic and TV star Carlos Mencia brought his standup routine to Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club over the weekend, playing a series of sold-out shows. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

It was kind of a civics lesson disguised as a comedy routine. The disguise was a very good one. Carlos Mencia had the sold out crowd at Captain Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Saturday night laughing and cheering as he took on many of the sacred cows of our society.


Full gallery »Chris Cornell's powerful voice rocks Barbara B. Mann

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Chris Cornell, the unmistakable, belting voice of the iconic rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed an acoustic show to a fan-packed Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 15. Cornell has released several solo albums over his musical career including 2011's 'Songbook,' a live acoustic album. He also contributed the song 'You Know My Name' to the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale.' Cornell performed songs spanning his career along with a few dazzling covers, including Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon, with most songs bringing fans to their feet to applaud. Besides being a skilled guitarist, Cornell also proved to be adept at handling zealous fans with witty banter.


Full gallery »Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days concert photos

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Nickelback's 'Here & Now Tour 2012' made two Florida stops last weekend at Amway Center in Orlando and BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The tour lineup features the multi-platinum Nickelback, Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Nickelback last performed in Florida in April 2010. Seether headlined Live X 2011 in Fort Myers, the annual concert put on by local rock station 99X. Bush will return to Florida to perform at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa on August 2.


Full gallery »Concert: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Florida's own Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers packed Germain Arena last night and delivered a rockin' set spanning the renowned group's 36-year history. Born and raised in Gainesville, Petty headed to Los Angeles in the mid-70s to begin running down his dream. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and continue to tour in support of their acclaimed 2010 album, 'Mojo.' The group opened the show with its 1978 song 'Listen to Her Heart.'

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Germain Arena in Estero.


Full gallery »RAMMSTEIN starts U.S tour in Florida

  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Rammstein, the Berlin-based electronic-infused metal band known for its incendiary live performances, brought a new live production to North America for a 21-date tour which launched in Florida last weekend; Friday in Sunrise and Saturday in Tampa. Its latest record, the band's first retrospective, Made In Germany 1995 - 2011, was released in the US in December. Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on its Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring 'Du hast,' the song that brought the world's attention to the band. During the group's 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to its highly provocative live show. Lead singer Till Lindemann holds certificates in pyrotechnics and the staging of explosions. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz performed the majority of the two-hour Tampa show while walking in place on a treadmill floor by his keyboards.



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