Maximum Performance

  • Yahoo's New Live Nation Channel Kicks Off Streaming Concert Series With Dave Matthews Band

    Wendy Geller at Maximum Performance2 days ago

    How would you like to have an absolutely free, all-access, front-row seat to a different concert every single day... all year long ? If that sounds too good to be true, Yahoo and Live Nation have very good news for live music lovers. They've teamed up to offer the brand-new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen, and have just announced an all-star lineup of shows fans can stream wherever and whenever on their preferred platform (including iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV).

    The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show will feature the group delivering two sets, performing both electrically and acoustically, bringing all the excitement of a DMB summer show to the comfort of fans' homes. 

    Additional shows confirmed for the new channel include sets from Usher, Gavin DeGraw, Common, the Neighbourhood, MKTO, the Kooks, Airborne Toxic Event, Three Days Grace, the Fray, and many more; as well as special performances such as:

    --Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS, streaming live from their 40th Anniversary Tour

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  • The Best — and Worst — National Anthem Performances Ever

    Chris Willman at Maximum Performance11 days ago

    As we head into 4th of July weekend, let's pause to remember some of the standout celebrities who've tested their lungs with the national anthem. When the smoke clears, is there proof through the night that their careers are still there? Which singers can we see realizing midway through their performances that  they're  the bombs bursting in air?

    Before we get to the 10 best modern renditions of Francis Scott Key's classic, here are 10 duds that'll make you very, very glad that no one in recorded history has ever sung all four verses of the song.


    Say what you will about the rocker-turned- Idol judge, but unlike most of the others on our worst list, he actually hits all the notes he goes for. But when you've got a voice so inherently unsuited for the anthem, that's not necessarily a good thing. And he does flub (and then quickly correct himself) on one line, singing about "the hooooo-laaaaand of the free." If you're a fan, anyway, the Aerosmith frontman's go-for-broke chutzpah here works... almost.


    She's got the chops for the song... but not, obviously, the photographic memory.

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  • Watch the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party

    Amy Lopez at Maximum Performance15 days ago

    Summer has officially kicked off, and it's time for some fun in the sun. Join us on Saturday , June 28, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, as Yahoo and iHeartRadio team up to stream iHeartRadio's Ultimate Pool Party, hosted by Nick Cannon!

    The two-day event will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort with amazing performances from...

    Jennifer Lopez

    Ariana Grande

    Iggy Azalea

    Lil Jon

    Neon Trees

    Nick Cannon



    Not in the Miami area? No problem! The performance will belivestreamed on Yahoo Screenand the starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT this Saturday.

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