1. Paul McCartney Restores Motown Piano, Will Play It at Fundraiser

    August 30, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., will tickle the ivories to raise money for the Motown Museum next month in New York City. The two will be guests of honor at a $10,000-per-person fundraiser on Sept. 18 at Steinway Hall in New York City. The event will celebrate the…

  2. Olympics Closing Ceremony: Spice Girls, George Michael + More

    August 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT British Music Royalty Light Up London in Psychedelic Farewell to Games With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing…

  3. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 06, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 performances from eight venues, beginning with a two…

  4. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

  5. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of outdoor festivals beginning Aug. 27. Each night…

  6. Olympics Opening Ceremony: Union Jack Jukebox With McCartney, Arctic Monkeys + Best of Britain

    July 28, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Getty Images It's not a concert, Danny Boyle stressed. It's about the athletes. In a very real way, though, the director of the Olympic opening ceremony was wrong. While sports are the heart of the Olympics, music - loud, bold, world-conquering British music, amplified in the most…

  7. Alchemist Talks 'Russian Roulette' Album & Soviet Union Propaganda

    July 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else -- sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist , whose new album, "Russian Roulette," arrives July 18 on…

  8. Polaris Music Prize Shortlist: Drake, Feist, Japandroids in Running

    July 17, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Drake , Grimes , Japandroids , Feist , Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of the Canadian music media. The announcement…

  9. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  10. Judge Seeks Chris Brown Community Service Audit

    July 10, 2012 9:36 PM EDT A judge ordered an audit of Chris Brown 's community service progress Tuesday after a prosecutor handling his felony assault case cited a possible discrepancy in the amount of work he has performed. Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray requested the audit because she says the records are…

  11. John Mayer's No. 1 for Second Week on Billboard 200

    June 06, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Regina Spektor, Edward Sharpe, Sigur Ros Score Top 10 Debuts John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" hangs in for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 65,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 70%). It's Mayer's first album to spend more than a single week…

  12. Regina Spektor & Edward Sharpe Are Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    June 02, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Though John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album seems to be set for a second week atop the Billboard 200 next week, a couple new albums might break into the top 10. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 6. Mayer's "…

  13. John Mayer Set for Second Week Atop Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:15 PM EDT With no blockbuster albums released this week, it looks like John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" will hold for a second frame at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . The singer/songwriter's latest effort debuted atop the tally this week with 219,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  14. Freeway Talks Jay-Z Announcement; Readies Upcoming Mixtape

    May 18, 2012 1:05 PM EDT "I was there because I wanted to see my friend, and I wanted people to know that me and Jay are still cool," Freeway says. On May 14, Jay-Z held a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce a new two-day music festival, Budweiser Made in America, to…

  15. OneRepublic Drummer Arrested in Denver

    May 16, 2012 9:25 AM EDT The drummer for the band OneRepublic has been arrested on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace. KMGH-TV in Denver reports that 38-year-old Eddie Fisher was arrested early Tuesday morning. In an arrest photo, Fisher appears to have a bloody gash on his…

  16. Skrillex, Diplo, Pretty Lights Team To Tour on a Train

    May 08, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Next stop, Dubstepville! Skrillex is teaming up with cutting-edge artists like Diplo, Pretty Lights and Grimes for the Full Flex Express tour, which will make its way across Canada this July. The artists on the trek will travel to each of the six tour dates (beginning July 13 in Toronto) in a…

  17. Track Review: T.I., 'Love This Life'

    May 01, 2012 8:30 AM EDT T.I. "Love This Life" (3:55) Producers: Lamar ­Edwards, Chris "Brody" Brown, ­Larrance Dopson Writers: C. Harris Jr., L. Edwards, C. Brown, L. Dopson Publishers: various Grand Hustle/Atlantic A 10-month stint in jail can do a lot to a man, and in T.I. 's case, it has…

  18. Hot Tours: Juan Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Van Halen

    April 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Latin superstar Juan Gabriel tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with $3.4 million in box office grosses reported from multiple concerts at Mexico City's 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional. With sellout crowds at all performances, a total of 47,394 tickets were sold for the five-show run on…

  19. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  20. Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan Join Billboard Country Summit

    April 10, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Willie Nelson, one of the most important and influential figures in the history of country music, will participate in a rare Q&A on June 5 at the Billboard Country Summit, produced in association with the Country Music Association. Nelson will be interviewed by Billboard executive…

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