1. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  2. Blink-182: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's Sept. 3, and Blink-182 is about to tear through a bunch of snotty anthems and trademark masturbation jokes during its show at Salt Lake City's USANA Amphitheatre. Hours before the concert, bassist Mark Hoppus is sitting outside in a black T-shirt and gold sunglasses, drinking…

  3. Billboard Bits: Rihanna May Guest Judge 'X Factor,' Nas Releasing Memoir

    September 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna To Serve as 'X Factor' Guest Judge? Rihanna will reportedly join fellow female pop divas Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor." The singer…

  4. My Chemical Romance Drummer Speaks, Admits 'Tremendous Mistake'

    September 06, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Following the announcement last Friday that he was fired from My Chemical Romance , drummer Michael Pedicone has released a statement to Kerrang! , shedding more light on the incident. My Chemical Romance Drummer Fired for 'Stealing' "Almost as soon as I began touring with MCR…

  5. Hot Tours: 'Glee' Live, Sade, Taylor Swift

    August 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Glee Live! In Concert! reigns as the week's No. 1 Hot Tour based on box office grosses reported for the summer concert outing which features the cast of the popular Fox television show. The tour kicked off its North American trek on May 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas,…

  6. Blink-182 Mixes New Cuts With Classics at Long Island Show

    August 08, 2011 3:38 PM EDT After kicking off the 2011 Honda Civic Tour on Friday in Holmdel, New Jersey, Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headed east for a two night-stint at the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island on Saturday (Aug. 6). The mostly adolescent crowd was presumably full of hormones, angst, Red Bull, and…

  7. Blink-182 Release New 'Neighborhoods' Track, 'Heart's All Gone': Listen

    August 05, 2011 4:45 PM EDT After releasing "Up All Night," their first new single in seven years, last month, Blink-182 slyly issued another track from their forthcoming "Neighborhoods" album online on Thursday (Aug. 4). "Heart's All Gone" was posted on a new website that guitarist…

  8. Blink-182 'Up All Night' With Fan Video Montage

    August 04, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The special-made video for "Up All Night," Blink-182's first single since going on hiatus in 2005, is a montage using all the fan videos made with the band's music over the years. Watch below as children, teenagers, adults and animations rock out to their favorite Blink…

  9. Blink-182 Return with 'Up All Night' Single: Listen

    July 15, 2011 10:29 AM EDT After a six-year wait, Blink-182 fans finally have some new music. The pop-punk veterans unveiled "Up All Night," the first single from their self-produced new album, Thursday night (July 14). "Up All Night" sounds as ripe for a stadium sing-along as any previous Blink…

  10. Blink-182 To Release New Single, 'Up All Night,' on Friday

    July 13, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Hold onto your hats, pop-punk fans, because the long wait for new Blink-182 music is almost over: the group has set the release of a new single for this Friday (July 15). According to a post on the group's Facebook page , the new track, "Up All Night," will premiere on Los…

  11. Blink-182's DeLonge: New Album Will Include Throwbacks, 'Prog-Rock' Songs

    June 23, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Though its first album in seven years will be just turned in when it starts its headlining run on the Honda Civic Tour on Aug. 5, blink-182 will definitely be previewing the new songs during its concerts. "Oh, definitely," the group's Mark Hoppus told Billboard.com during a…

  12. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:15 PM EDT B link-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra , Rancid and Matt & Kim . The upcoming jaunt begins…

  13. Paul Simon Gives Into Rhythm At Hollywood Show

    April 21, 2011 12:34 PM EDT Few performers with nearly 50 years of songs can afford to leave a handful of masterpieces out of their sets and still satisfy an audience. Paul Simon succeeded in doing just that Wednesday night (Apr. 20) at a sold-out Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Simon lets rhythm drive his current show…

  14. Wiz Khalifa Sets 'Rolling Papers' Summer Tour Dates

    April 13, 2011 2:40 PM EDT W iz Khalifa is still going strong on his Green Carpet college tour this month, but the rapper has already announced the itinerary for his Rolling Papers summer tour. The 30-city trek, which supports the rapper's just-released debut full-length "Rolling Papers," will kick off…

  15. Nicki Minaj Officially Joins Britney Spears 'Femme Fatale' Tour

    April 12, 2011 10:49 AM EDT After several days of rumors and being " in talks ," Nicki Minaj was officially confirmed as the special guest on Britney Spears upcoming Femme Fatale tour today, via a post on Spears' official website . The tour begins on June 16 in Sacramento, Calif., and is scheduled to wrap…

  16. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, The Pop Festival, Lady Gaga

    April 08, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Earning the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings is The X Factor Live tour featuring finalists from the seventh season of the popular U.K. television talent show that aired during the fall of 2010. Leading the list of performers on the tour is the show's winner, Matt Cardle…

  17. Sources: Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:40 PM EDT N icki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour, after Enrique Iglesias abruptly pulled out hours after the tour was announced, sources have told Billboard. Minaj is currently on the road with Lil Wayne on his I Am Still…

  18. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 9:11 AM EDT Pop diva Britney Spears announced on ABC's "Good Morning America" today (Mar. 29) that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias . Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Femme Fatale." The tour begins June 17 in Sacramento…

  19. Sean Lennon, Charlotte Muhl Perform at Rebecca Minkoff Fashion Week Show

    February 12, 2011 3:30 PM EST S ean Lennon and Charlottpe Kemp Muhl, together known as the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger , performed a live set during the Fashion Week 2011 Rebecca Minkoff show on Friday. The show began with a rendition of Lennon's "Dead Meat" from the album "Friendly Fire." Muhl…

  20. 'Glee' Announces 'Live! In Concert!' Tour Dates

    February 08, 2011 11:49 AM EST "G lee " is hitting the road again in the spring, the show announced today (Feb. 8) -- but this time they're doing it bigger and better, upgrading from theaters to arenas and upping the number of shows to 16. The trek, which will feature new cast members Darren Criss (Blaine)…

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