AOL Rock in Rio. Lisbon 26-27 May & 02-04 June. In association with O2
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Roger Waters

Red Hot Chili Peppers

LA's finest punk-funkers, the Chilis are headliners of the second Saturday of Rock in Rio, playing tracks from their new album
Artist Biographies
Anastacia
Anastacia
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk got her first record deal after coming third in US talent show ‘The Cut’. Her debut album, ‘Not That Kind’, released in 2000, included the huge hit single ‘I’m Outta Love’. Loved for her fighting spirit (she has suffered from Crohn’s disease and breast cancer) and outgoing personality, as well as her incredible voice, Anastacia has sold more than 20 million albums with what she calls ‘sprock’, her combination of soul, pop and rock.
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
Legendary Mexican-born guitarist Carlos Santana has won numerous GRAMMYs and been enrolled into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Son of a famous mariachi violinist, his best-selling album of all-time is 1999’s comeback record, ‘Supernatural’, featuring guests such as Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton and Lauryn Hill. He is touring current album ‘All That I Am,’ which was released in 2005.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae
Leeds-born Corinne Bailey Rae began singing in church choirs, before getting into Led Zeppelin and forming indie band Helen. While studying English at her local University, she began working as a coat-check girl in a jazz bar, before singing with the house band. She started writing soulful love songs, and was discovered and signed to EMI. Hit singles ‘Like A Star’ and ‘Put Your Records On’ followed, as did the comparisons to Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu.
The Darkness
The Darkness
Catsuit-wearing saviours of ‘70’s stadium rock, Lowestoft brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins’ band The Darkness survived the jibes of the music press when debut album, ‘Permission To Land’, debuted at No .1 in the UK charts in 2003, an act previously only achieved by Coldplay. Their second album,, ‘One Way Ticket to Hell… And Back,’ was released in 2005.
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
In 1992, a young band from west London signed an eight-record deal with Sony Records’ S2 label. Six albums later, they’ve sold more than 20 million records, including hit singles such as ‘Cosmic Girl’, ‘Virtual Insanity’, and ‘Little L’ and more recently 'Feels Just Like It Should.' Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay is reknown for his penchant for unusual headgear and the band for their groove-ridden mixture of soul, disco, jazz and funk.
Kasabian
Kasabian
Named after notorious murderer, Charles Manson's getaway driver, Linda Kasabian, the band became darlings of the music press on release of their self-titled debut album. Having spent much of the last two years on the road, Kasabian are back in the studio, writing and recording the much anticipated follow-up.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Formed in the 1980’s the Chili Peppers have triumphed over loss and addiction to remain on top of their game. Combining punk rock with funk, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith’s hit albums include Mother’s Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and, more recently, the release of double album Stadium Arcadium, songs from which they will be playing during their explosive live show.
Shakira
Shakira
Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has sold over more than 30 million records worldwide, making her the most successful Latin female solo singer alive. Her music references a background of diverse influences, from her Colombian mother, Lebanese father, and her own love of English-speaking rock groups such as Nirvana. Her English-speaking album, ‘Laundry Service’, brought her powerful voice and sexy belly-dancing moves to a wider audience.
Sting
Sting
Hailing from Newcastle, Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, has a musical career of nearly 30 years behind him. As vocalist and bass- player with The Police, he enjoyed a string of hits in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, before turning solo in 1985 with the release of the jazz-tinged ‘The Dream Of The Blue Turtles’. In the late ‘80’s, Sting began campaigning for Amnesty International and established the Rainforest Foundation to try to preserve the Brazilian rainforests.