1. Hot Tours: U2, AC/DC, Britney Spears

    October 01, 2009 10:32 AM EDT Following a sold out European leg of their "360 Tour" during the summer, U2 is now on the road in North America with totals from the first four stadiums on the schedule reported during the latest survey period (Sept. 23-29). Highest totals came from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford…

  2. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 46664, Mandela’s campaign for global HIV/AIDS…

  3. Big Star Reaches For 'Sky' With Box Set

    June 04, 2009 3:37 PM EDT Four discs worth of unreleased demos, alternate takes, rarities, and live cuts are on tap for cult-rock act Big Star this fall when Rhino releases "Keep An Eye On The Sky" on September 15. The 98 tracks cull from 1968 – 1975, and include pre-Big Star bands Rock City and Icewater,…

  4. Blur Eyeing U.S., European Dates

    May 19, 2009 7:27 PM EDT Reformed U.K. rock act Blur is looking to add U.S. and European shows to its run of U.K. dates and festival appearances. As well as headline slots at Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals and Oxegen outside Dublin in Ireland, Blur will play two sold-out 50,000-capacity shows at London'…

  5. Springsteen To Headline Glastonbury Festival

    February 23, 2009 11:08 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed to headline the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival on June 27. The Saturday night slot was occupied by Jay-Z last year. Springsteen's booking for the 170,000-capacity event at Worthy Farm in Somerset follows months of speculation and it is believed to…

  6. Lil Wayne / Jan. 16, 2009 / Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    January 21, 2009 3:16 PM EST Putting on a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like display at Long Island's Nassau Veterans Coliseum on Jan. 16., Lil Wayne opened with humble gratitude and spiritual reflection, but just minutes later he added. "I'm the best rapper on earth." All night long, Weezy repeatedly went from…

  7. Blur Reuniting, Unveils London Show Plans

    December 09, 2008 9:13 AM EST U.K. rock act Blur will reform for an open-air show in London's Hyde Park next summer. The band has been on hiatus following the campaign for its album "Think Tank" (Parlophone). The Hyde Park show takes place on July 3 and is promoted by Live Nation and Metropolis Music, in…

  8. Bruce Springsteen 'Dreams' Big On New Album

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, "Working on a Dream," will arrive Jan. 27 via Columbia. Excerpts from the title track debuted during NBC's NFL halftime show last nigh As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, …

  9. Radiohead Dazzles At All Points West Opener

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of the inaugural All Points West festival, set just across the Hudson River from Manhattan at New Jersey's Liberty Sta Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of…

  10. Winehouse Remains Hospitalized For More Tests

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British soul singer Amy Winehouse remained in a London hospital today (June 17) for more tests after fainting at home on Monday and being rushed to a clinic by her father, a spokesman said. British soul singer Amy Winehouse remained in a London hospital today (June 17) for more tests after…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  12. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  13. Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband Found Dead

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The husband of British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae was found dead and another man was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. The husband of British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae was found dead and another man was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. West Yorkshire police said they…

  14. With 'Bells' On

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice from the likes of Brian Eno, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and longtime collaborator Darren Price to help sort t For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ozone Awards, Joe Satriani, Joseph Arthur

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, DJ Felli Fel, Scarface, Too $hort are among the artists and producers confirmed to participate in the second Ozone Awards and TJ's DJ's "T DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, DJ Felli Fel,…

  16. Famous Friends Help Underworld Finish New Album

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice from the likes of Brian Eno, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and longtime collaborator Darren Price to help sort t For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice…

  17. Crowded House, Peter Gabriel / June 23, 2007 / London (Hyde Park)

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "We got the sun, we got the sun ... While it's raining at Glastonbury," Neil Finn adlibbed two songs into Crowded House's first London show in 11 years, flashing a smile that owed as much to his delig "We got the sun, we got the sun ... While it's raining at…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  19. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  20. The Feeling Gets To Work On New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British rock act the Feeling is beginning to lay down tracks for its as-yet-untitled sophomore set. British rock act the Feeling is beginning to lay down tracks for its as-yet-untitled sophomore set. Speaking after the Ivor Novello Awards in London yesterday (May 24), where the band members…

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