1. Gerardo Ortiz, Joan Sebastian to Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 23, 2013 5:36 PM EDT The Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013 will feature some of the biggest names in the business who will take to the stage including Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Gerardo Ortiz and Banda Los Recoditos.  The show, airing live on Telemundo and taking place at the Dolby…

  2. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery

    September 22, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The 59-year old musician, who was rushed to the hospital with severe pain in his abdomen, promises to be "back on stage soon." Bon Jovi took to the stage at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro without a key member of the band: Tico Torres. Torres was rushed to the hospital…

  3. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Emergency Appendectomy, Tour Dates Tweaked

    September 12, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates. The band postponed Tuesday's show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi says in a Facebook post the band is staying with…

  4. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  5. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  6. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Royals' Leaps To No. 1 On Rock Airplay

    August 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The song dethrones Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' after a record 24-week domination. Plus, Avicii takes over atop Dance/Club Play Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  7. Bon Jovi Cancels New York State Fair Appearance; Will Play Gov. Cuomo Fundraiser

    August 15, 2013 2:22 AM EDT Bon Jovi fans who were living on a prayer that the band would perform at the New York State Fair this month were in for a dose of bad medicine when the show was canceled, allegedly due to an upcoming performance at a political fundraiser for Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bon Jovi was scheduled to…

  8. Mexican Singer Who Was Fined for Singing Drug Culture Songs Denies Responsibility

    August 06, 2013 9:12 AM EDT In accord with an ordinance prohibiting the singing of narcocorrido songs that glorify drug culture, authorities in Chihuahua, Mexico fined a concert promoter 10,000 pesos (almost $800 US) for a July 27 concert at a baseball stadium by the artist known as El Komander.  But El Komander,…

  9. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Colby Dee, 'He Don't Know'

    July 03, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Canadian born Colby Dee moved to Nashville two years ago, and word quickly spread around Music City regarding her talent. In fact, she was offered a few opportunities to make a record, but the performer decided to take her time and work on her craft.  Things look like they are about to pay…

  11. Queensryche, 'Queensryche': Track-By-Track Review

    June 24, 2013 11:10 AM EDT First, Queensrÿche endured guitarist Chris DeGarmo's 1997 departure. Then came last year's firing of singer Geoff Tate, whose assertion that he holds 81% of the act's songwriting credits sparked rampant commentary about exactly what each member has contributed to the band.…

  12. Bon Jovi Tour Rolls On Without Richie Sambora

    May 05, 2013 10:57 PM EDT Bon Jovi is set to begin the European and South African legs of the band’s “Because We Can” tour on Tuesday, but the trek will continue without guitarist Richie Sambora. Sambora took to his Twitter account on Friday afternoon to assure fans that he is doing fine, but is still dealing with…

  13. Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Staying Put in Indio Through 2030

    April 04, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Goldenvoice, the music festivals' promoter, will also have the opportunity to hold two fall events. Goldenvoice, the promoter behind both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, reached an agreement with the city of Indio, CA that will keep the two festivals at their current home through…

  14. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  15. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Ladies Lay Down the Law

    March 06, 2013 10:38 AM EST Ryan Seacrest has promised "brutal" cuts all season on "American Idol," but no eliminations have been that surprising or, indeed, brutal. That may change this Thursday. Because... wow. Often in 2013, the crop of singing ladies on the show has been touted as one of the…

  17. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Kree Harrison Surges to the Front in Lackluster Round

    February 21, 2013 9:18 AM EST OK, there's four episodes of this to get through, but I'm going to try to only say this once: not a fan of the new "American Idol" Las Vegas format. In recent years, the competition took a few handfuls of contestants to Sin City right after the Hollywood round, cutting the…

  19. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lead singer Aubrey Collins, fiddle player…

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