Foster the People have made the leap to amphitheater status. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

- It’s been quite a year for Foo Fighters — a No. 1 album, a hugely successful tour, a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Dave Grohl took to the band’s Web site to thank the fans for making it possible.

- Chassidic reggae superstar Matisyahu has shaved his beard and is no longer Chassidic. You can see him in his newly clean-shaven state at 9:30 Club on Dec. 28.

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