1. Rolling Stones Score 50th Chart Hit on Billboard 200

    August 01, 2013 7:01 PM EDT It's fitting that with the Rolling Stones having just wrapped their 50th anniversary concert tour, the band charts its 50th entry on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Their new set, "Hyde Park Live," debuts at No. 19 with 15,000 sold. The effort captures highlights…

  2. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data was published yesterday (July 28), Avicii…

  3. Marc Anthony, Rich Gang Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Anthony could land his first Spanish-language top 10 with "3.0" as Selena Gomez heads for No. 1. As previously reported, Selena Gomez is heading for her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest her new set "Stars Dance" could…

  4. Elton John to Receive Inaugural BRITs 'Icon' Award

    July 24, 2013 12:32 AM EDT It's official: Elton John will be crowned a British icon by the U.K. music industry. The six-time Grammy winner and Oscar recipient will have to make room among his baby pictures for the newly created BRITs Icon Award. John is the first person so honored. British music industry trade…

  5. Rolling Stones Release 'Hyde Park Live' Album

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are celebrating their recent homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album, titled "The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live." Watch: "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were all smiles…

  6. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours With European Run

    July 19, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Bon Jovi lands at No. 1 on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with $71.9 million in box office grosses reported from the European leg of the "Because We Can Tour" that has played concert venues in North America, South Africa and Europe since launching in February. The European run…

  7. Elton John ‘Grateful To Be Alive' After Appendicitis Scare

    July 11, 2013 2:03 AM EDT Elton John says he is grateful to be alive after learning he had been playing European tour dates while suffering from undiagnosed appendicitis . The 66-year-old musician is quoted in The Sun newspaper Wednesday as saying he had struggled through the shows in pain, thinking he had food…

  8. Elton John Has Appendicitis, Postpones Tour

    July 09, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Elton John has postponed his upcoming summer tour, including a planned Hyde Park date later this week, after being diagnosed with appendicitis. A message on his website states that John fell ill recently on the European leg of his tour and sought out medical attention in Britain. "A…

  9. Rolling Stones Triumph in Hyde Park Homecoming

    July 07, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie are all smiles as they roll through greatest hits during first Hyde Park show in 44 years The great hope among longtime U.K. Stones-watchers, when the band announced three huge summer concerts, was that their Glastonbury and Hyde Park performances would…

  10. Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

    July 05, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a…

  11. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was the Grammy-winning folk-rockers' first…

  12. Rolling Stones Play Long-Awaited Glastonbury Gig

    June 30, 2013 8:10 AM EDT There's a first time for everything, even if you're the Rolling Stones. The rock rabble-rousers who formed half a century ago played Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, their debut appearance at the country's most prestigious rock music event. A majority of…

  13. Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Birthday of Turkmenistan Leader: Report

    June 29, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to perform at the birthday for the leader of an authoritarian regime in Central Asia. The singer and former American Idol judge will appear at the celebration for Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a cultural…

  14. Blur to 'Record Another Record'

    May 06, 2013 9:53 PM EDT Damon Albarn says the band will spend a week in Hong Kong working on material. There may be a new Blur album yet. After 2012 reports that work on the reunited band's eighth album had ceased, frontman Damon Albarn told Hong Kong fans that the group is still giving it a go. "We have…

  15. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

  16. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  17. Rolling Stones Add More Dates, Talk Staying Fit

    April 05, 2013 6:12 PM EDT The classic rock veterans have added shows in Toronto and Chicago, with more likely to come. If you're upset that the Rolling Stones won't be coming to your city on their upcoming tour, don't be too stressed - the rockers say more shows may be added. "Normally when you…

  18. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. SEE THE TOUR DATES / '50 AND COUNTING' PHOTOS The U.S. dates, which were first reported by Billboard last month , will begin early next month on the West Coast…

  19. Jay-Z, Timberlake to Headline U.K.'s Wireless Concerts

    February 19, 2013 5:56 AM EST Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will headline this summer's Wireless festival at the Olympic Park here, concert promoter Live Nation said Tuesday. The music stars are the first performers confirmed as the lead acts for concerts at the Olympic Park after the live events giant struck a deal…

  20. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

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