1. H20 Music Festival Set to Become Uforia, Grows with Pitbull, Big Boi and More

    August 19, 2013 10:46 PM EDT In its second year, the Los Angeles festival drew over 10,000 to see urban and Latin music alike. The H2O Music Festival returned to Southern California for a second time and judging from the crowds, it was a hit. Those behind the large outdoor event at L.A. Historic Park were celebrating…

  2. Vans Warped Tour Returns to Australia

    July 11, 2013 6:19 AM EDT The Offspring, Parkway Drive and Simple Plan lead the line-up for the Vans Warped Tour of Australia – marking a return to these parts for the first time in more than a decade. New Found Glory, The Used, Hatebreed, Tonight Alive and H2O are among the acts booked to play the six-date trek,…

  3. Raekwon Talks New Signee JD Era, Wu-Tang Anniversary Plans

    December 05, 2011 11:50 AM EST Raekwon is ready to make Toronto "rumble": the NYC rapper, who celebrates two decades with the Wu-Tang Clan next year and plans to drop another solo album next year, has opened a Canadian office for his record label, Ice H2o, and signed Toronto rapper JD Era to the imprint. "We…

  4. Sunny Sweeney Finds 'Staying' Power With Second Album, Brad Paisley Tour

    August 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Sunny Sweeney may be returning to her native Texas for a slate of street-week appearances to promote her sophomore album, "Concrete," which arrived Aug. 23 on Big Machine Records, but her career is on the rise well beyond the Lone Star State. All summer she's been performing…

  5. Hot Tours: U2, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley

    March 03, 2011 11:54 AM EST U2 's 360° Tour tops the current list of Hot Tours with over $67 million in ticket sales revenue reported from sold out concerts on two continents. Included in this week's tallies are box office grosses from ten concerts held in Australia and New Zealand during November and December…

  6. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Carlos Santana, Blue Man Group

    February 03, 2011 3:03 PM EST CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley tops the Hot Tours chart with the first totals reported from his H2O Frozen Over Tour that kicked off on Jan. 20 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. From the tour's first seven venues, three in the U.S. and four in Canada, revenue exceeded $4…

  7. Steel Magnolia Spins Reality TV Fame Into Chart Success with Debut Album

    January 21, 2011 3:48 PM EST Reality TV exposure can be either a blessing or a curse for a new act. For Steel Magnolia , season-two winner of CMT's "Can You Duet?," that exposure has definitely been a blessing by way of a top five single ("Keep On Lovin' You") and an opening slot on Brad…

  8. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed two. But an emotional Paisley, a young gun…

  9. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi , U2 , AC/DC , Lady Gaga , Brad Paisley , Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top artists, tours, venues, and live entertainment firms recognized as finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 4. The…

  10. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Luis Miguel

    September 30, 2010 2:45 PM EDT Country acts take center stage on this week's Hot Tours chart, claiming four of the top 10 slots on the list. Leading the pack at No. 1 is Brad Paisley who takes the top ranking with $4.5 million in box office grosses reported from eight dates on his H2O World Tour. All of this week'…

  11. Brad Paisley: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Dates: Through Sept. Support: Darius Rucker , Justin Moore Ticket prices: $23.25-$79.50 (Purchase tickets here ) Paisley 's career arc continues to widen, and he may benefit from superstar country draw Kenny Chesney taking the summer off. The H2O tour boasts bigger production, including…

  12. Brad Paisley on Nashville Flood: 'I Saw Determination in the Wake of Tragedy'

    May 14, 2010 2:07 PM EDT In a special op-ed for Billboard, Brad Paisley shares how he, Taylor Swift, Tim, McGraw, Faith Hill and Vince Gill and other stars are helping Nashville recover from a devastating flood. -- It seemed like it was never going to quit raining. While I was busy placing buckets under the leaks in…

  13. Raekwon Signs With EMI For 'Cuban Linx 2'

    April 16, 2009 7:09 PM EDT Raekwon has signed a distribution deal with EMI Label Services for his ICE H2O label. The Wu Tang Clan rapper will release his long-awaited "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2" album through the joint venture in the United States and Canada this summer. "It's been a long time…