1. Coachella Festival Attendee Dies After Collapsing

    April 18, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Drugs or alcohol may be the cause of the 24-year-old's death. An Oakland woman, 24, died Thursday afternoon at an area hospital after collapsing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12. Coachella 2014: Full Coverage "We're testing to find out whether drugs…

  2. 'The Voice' Tour Dates Announced

    April 09, 2014 10:10 AM EDT With the season six finale of NBC's "The Voice" coming next month, fans of the show have something extra to look forward to this summer. Dates have been announced for The Voice 2014 Tour, which will feature this season's top talent touring North America along with some…

  3. The Monkees Swing In For U.S. Tour

    March 27, 2014 12:33 AM EDT Original members of The Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will return to the concert stage after last year’s successful tour, for a 14-date U.S. trek, starting May 22 in Hampton, NH. Tork insists he’s “happily looking forward to reuniting with my partners and sharing this…

  4. T-Pain Announces 34-Date 'I Am T-Pain Tour' (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 3:08 PM EST It's unlikely anyone forgot who T-Pain is. But just in case they did, he's about to remind them with the I Am T-Pain Tour, beginning March 6 in Sacramento. Billboard is excited to exclusively announce the upcoming concerts. The 34-date North American tour will allow the two-time…

  5. Jason Mraz Announces West Coast Acoustic Tour

    February 18, 2014 10:56 AM EST While Jason Mraz finishes up the follow-up to 2012's "Love is a Four Letter Word," the singer-songwriter has set a string of acoustic dates for next month, beginning Mar. 15 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Raining Jane will be opening for Mraz on the nine-date, two-week run. Along with…

  6. Queens of the Stone Age Announce Spring Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 7:42 PM EST Band will hit various U.S. cities while making festival rounds Queens of the Stone Age are heading back on the road again behind 2013's "...Like Clockwork," hitting multiple North American cities in addition to sets at festivals across the U.S. in 2014. According to Radio.com ,…

  7. Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour of Australia

    December 11, 2013 11:30 PM EST Australian audiences will get a double-dose of Eddie Vedder in 2014. The rock legend has announced an eight-date, six-city solo tour of Australia, which kicks off less than a week after his band Pearl Jam wraps up its duties on the Big Day Out festival run. As previously reported, Pearl Jam…

  8. Experience Hendrix Tour Returns in 2014 With Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, More

    November 18, 2013 7:56 PM EST The Experience Hendrix Tour, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix that's been an on-again, off-again presence in the music world since its inception in 1995, will return in 2014, Radio.com reports . The tribute tour will feature a score of players in the rock world, including Buddy Guy, Bootsy…

  9. 'Madonna' Turns 30: A Look Back at the Queen of Pop's Debut Album

    July 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT 30 years ago today, Madonna released her first album. Here's a look at the chart success of Madge's magnificent debut July 27 is a "Holiday" for Madonna fans: Her self-titled debut album was released on this day in 1983. "Madonna" debuted at No. 190 on…

  10. Alien Ant Farm, 'Let Em Know': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 05, 2013 1:55 PM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, veteran alt-rock group Alien Ant Farm has returned with a new single, "Let Em Know," in anticipation of their forthcoming fifth studio album. The quartet behind "Smooth Criminal" is back with a more muscular, synth-laden sound on "Let Em…

  11. Matchbox Twenty Announce 'North' Tour 2013 Dates

    November 12, 2012 8:41 PM EST With a long-awaited new album under the belts, Matchbox Twenty have announced the first leg of their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in Tulsa, Okla. On Jan. 29. Running on the momentum from their blockbuster album "North" and hit singles "She's So Mean"…

  12. Mitch Lucker, Suicide Silence Frontman, Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    November 03, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Mitch Lucker, frontman for the deathcore band Suicide Silence , died Thursday of injuries in a Southern California motorcycle crash. He was 28. Lucker lost control of his black 2013 Harley-Davidson in Huntington Beach at 8:55 p.m. on Halloween night and slammed into a Main Street light pole,…

  13. Sidney Samson & Will.i.am, 'Better Than Yesterday': Lyric Video Premiere

    October 05, 2012 8:45 AM EDT "Better Than Yesterday" -- a party-anthem collab between Will.i.am and Dutch house star Sidney Samson on Spinnin' Records, already rocking festival crowds worldwide -- is premiering today via a lyric video on Billboard. Like many dance-pop love stories, this one starts at Ibiza…

  14. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY There are basic, tangible reasons for this…

  15. Coachella Festival Location Threatened by Possible Indio Tax

    July 03, 2012 8:11 PM EDT Festival May Skip 2014, Goldenvoice Head Says The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival may be looking for a new home if a new city tax is put on the books. According the Indio's Desert Sun , a potential admissions tax on entertainment events on more than 2,500 people would cause the…

  16. St. Vincent, David Byrne Team Up for 'Giant' Album

    June 14, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Art-rock legend David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent have teamed up for a new album, "Love This Giant," as well as a corresponding fall tour. First track "Who" has been offered up as a free download on the album's official website. "Love This Giant,"…

  17. Gotye Releasing 10 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Remixes on 1 Album

    May 31, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Artist also announces North American tour dates, 2006 album re-release How do you celebrate the news that your xylophone-laden smash single is the year's longest-running No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart? By releasing an album featuring 10 separate remixes of that single, of course! On Thursday…

  18. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

  19. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  20. Death Cab For Cutie to Tour With Orchestra

    January 18, 2012 4:11 PM EST Around the release of "Codes and Keys" last May, Death Cab For Cutie told Billboard that they were hoping to bring an orchestra on tour at some point, in order to more fully recreate their strings-tinged 2011 album. It seems the idea has finally come to fruition: The Washington…

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