1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Rolling Stones Face Fine for Keeping London Up So Late

    November 27, 2012 9:35 AM EST The ageless rebels in the Rolling Stones played past their curfew on Sunday at London's 02 Arena and now face a stiff fine from stodgy city officials. Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron were supposed to cap their first 50th Anniversary show at 10:30 p.m., but instead kept on rocking until…

  11. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  12. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were…

  13. Win Blur's "Blur 21 - The Box" Box Set

    October 04, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Enter for your chance to snag the career-spanning 21-disc Blur box set. British rockers Blur have been not been at rest in 2012, doing a huge set in Sweden, headlining the Olympics closing ceremony in London's Hyde Park, and planning to release a massive five-disc set of the latter…

  14. Duran Duran Cancels Rest of Tour Due to Nick Rhodes Illness

    August 28, 2012 10:55 PM EDT Duran Duran have the cancelled all remaining tour dates on their "All You Need Is Now" tour due to an illness that has stricken keyboardist Nick Rhodes. The band initially announced Tuesday that a show scheduled for tomorrow (Aug. 29) at the Ravinia Festival near Chicago has been…

  15. Blur Triumph at Way Out West in Pre-Olympic Set

    August 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT "We've got to do something quite formal on Sunday," said Blur frontman Damon Albarn toward the end of the band's Friday night set at Sweden's Way Out West festival . "So this is a good way to prepare for it." Few bands would consider a top-billed set at one…

  16. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's…

  17. 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…

  18. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Play Record Four-Hour Show

    July 31, 2012 9:09 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen 's known for his marathon shows, but the Boss has set himself a new record. At Springsteen and the E Street Band's final European show on the current "Wrecking Ball" tour, the group played four hours and six minutes at Helsinki, Finland's Olympic…

  19. Musical Olympics: 40 Countries' Top Stars

    July 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With athletes, celebrities and fans from across the world gathered in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, we thought the time was right to celebrate the artists that have made their home countries most proud by winning gold (records) and making a lasting, global impact on the music world. By…

  20. Hot Tours: Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden

    July 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Madonna 's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out concerts during her tour through European…

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