1. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Announces Brazil Solo Concerts

    March 07, 2014 5:23 PM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will head to South America for a trio of solo shows in Brazil in May. Vedder, who last month wrapped up a solo trek in Australia and New Zealand following Pearl Jam's stint headlining the Big Day Out Festival there, is set to play two dates at São Paulo&…

  2. Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde's 'Royals' in New Zealand: Watch

    March 01, 2014 12:08 PM EST Imagine being a 17-year-old singer-songwriter and having Bruce Springsteen cover your song when he plays a show in your hometown. That's the kind of buzz that is for Lorde, whose No. 1 single "Royals" was given the Boss treatment during a performance at Mt. Smart Stadium in…

  3. Bruce Springsteen Wraps Australia Tour With Marathon Set, Bee Gees Cover and a Group Twerk

    February 26, 2014 8:10 PM EST After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still manages to surprise. The Boss’ evangelical rock 'n' roll experience has just completed another lap of Australia, where each city has been rewarded with some rare musical gems -- not all of them his own. On this trip he’s been…

  4. Bruce Springsteen Covers INXS' 'Don't Change' in Australia: Watch

    February 19, 2014 7:41 PM EST The surprises keep on coming for Bruce Springsteen fans in Sydney, Australia, as the E Street Band reached into its bag of tricks to cover yet another native band: INXS. Bruce Springsteen Masters 10 of His Best for iTunes And it wasn’t just any INXS cover. The group went retro with a song…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Masters 10 Of His Best For iTunes

    February 18, 2014 5:05 AM EST The Boss has dropped ten re-mastered albums on the  iTunes store .  Five of the re-released classic Bruce Springsteen albums -- “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ," "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle," "Born To Run," "Darkness On The Edge Of Town,…

  6. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: ‘We’ll Be Going Into the Studio In May’

    February 17, 2014 4:54 AM EST The gap between AC/DC’s most recent two albums was eight years. The next one won’t require quite such a lengthy wait.  Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed that the Aussie rock legends are poised to start work on new music. And there are plans to celebrate the outfit’s 40th anniversary with a…

  7. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder Cover AC/DC in Australia: Watch

    February 16, 2014 11:49 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band welcomed Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder to the stage for a pair of songs on Saturday (Feb. 15) in Melbourne, Australia. The Boss and the PJ singer duetted on both AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" and Springsteen's "Darkness on the…

  8. Bruce Springsteen Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 10:34 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will follow-up their tour of South Africa and Australasia with a fresh batch of American dates this spring. Kicking off April 8 in Cincinnati, Springsteen will hit markets in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, among others, before wrapping with a pair of…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Covers AC/DC in Australia: Watch

    February 10, 2014 3:26 AM EST Bruce Springsteen fans are used to cool covers complimentary of the E Street Band, but concertgoers in Australia got an extremely rare treat, as the New Jersey rocker paid tribute to one of their own superstar acts: AC/DC. For the first time ever, the E Street Band tackled the metal fury of…

  10. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  11. Human Nature Sprinkle Christmas Spirit Down Under, Bringing Motown Back to Vegas

    December 24, 2013 4:11 AM EST Human Nature’s vocals have shifted millions of albums, but they’ve also been making some particularly sweet moves of late.  The Australian vocal group’s move to Las Vegas back in 2009 was a shrewd one, and their musical move into Motown territory has proved a big success.  The foursome --…

  12. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Grabs U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper,' One Direction Narrowly Denied Top Album

    December 23, 2013 2:07 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) narrowly held off…

  13. Halestorm to Spend January Writing Third Album

    December 14, 2013 9:00 AM EST The proud road warriors of Halestorm are finally ready to hunker down in the studio again. Drummer Arejay Hale tells Billboard that after the hard rock group wraps up its current North American tour Sunday (Dec. 15) in Chicago and takes some time off for the holidays, Halestorm will be back…

  14. The Top 10 Halloween Songs

    October 15, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Never mind those sugary sweets. Halloween brings some delectable ear candy, too. But which (witch?) Halloween songs are the most popular? As you prepare your Halloween party playlists, we're helping to make sure that you don't miss a single graveyard smash, as we present our…

  15. Sting Has Big Plans for His 'Evolving' Musical

    September 20, 2013 2:30 PM EDT As he brings out an album of songs he's composed for his musical "The Last Ship," Sting says plans are full speed ahead for a late spring 2014 opening in Chicago and Broadway premiere in the fall. "The play itself will come out next year," Sting promises Billboard…

  16. Sting's 'The Last Ship' Musical To Set Sail For Broadway

    September 19, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursday that the show - inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England - will appear on Broadway in the fall of 2014…

  17. Sting Goes Home With 'The Last Ship,' Talks Album Guests Including AC/DC Singer

    August 28, 2013 9:32 AM EDT For his new studio album, "The Last Ship," which is set in a shipbuilding community, Sting brought in an eclectic group of musical collaborators with ties to his native Newcastle, England. He enticed singer-actor Jimmy Nail out of retirement, brought in frequent collaborator…

  18. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

  19. Chrissy Amphlett ‘Lane’ Moves A Step Closer

    August 05, 2013 4:22 AM EDT Visitors to Melbourne may soon get the chance to stroll down "Chrissy Amphlett Lane." The Australian city’s council has voted unanimously to name a laneway in the late singer’s honor. Amphlett died in April at the age of 53, having battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.…

  20. Eagles to Reopen the Forum

    July 30, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The band will play three concerts in January at the iconic venue, now owned by the Madison Square Garden Co. The Eagles will play three inaugural concerts when the Forum, Los Angeles' premier concert venue from the late 1960s until 1999, reopens in January. The Eagles, who played…

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