1. 'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

    April 17, 2014 5:06 AM EDT Host Ryan Seacrest announced that tickets for the American Idol Summer Tour are going on sale on May 9. The 41-city tour will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y. and will wrap in Redmond, WA, on Aug. 23.  This summer's tour is a smaller affair than usual, foregoing typical stops at…

  2. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour

    April 15, 2014 6:35 PM EDT There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Zac Brown Band, and the reason is three-fold. The award-winning group has a new single, a new member, and will soon be embarking on a big summer tour. The group just released a new single to radio this week, "All Alright," which is from their …

  3. 'Californication' Soundtrack to Feature Pete Townshend, Sid Vicious

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group and Showtime Networks will release the soundtrack for the seventh and final season of "Californication" during the show's premiere on April 13. Related Articles 'Californication' Set For June Release David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group…

  4. Joan Jett + Nirvana: Five Reasons Why She's a Good Pick for Rock Hall of Fame

    April 09, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Unless someone in the Nirvana camp is playing an elaborate joke with the band's equipment , it seems nearly inevitable that Joan Jett will be joining the surviving members of Nirvana onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony tomorrow night. Joan Jett to Front Nirvana At Rock…

  5. Pharrell Williams' Swarovski Adidas: The Story Behind the 1600-Crystal Luxury Sneakers

    April 08, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Pharrell Williams has spent the last three months either leading the pack, as he’s done on the Hot 100 with his chart-topping anthem “Happy,” or standing out in the fashion world as he did with his attention grabbing Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat that made its mainstream debut at the 2014…

  6. Mickey Gilley Back on Stage Five Years After a Fall: 'I Couldn't Move. I Was Scared to Death'

    March 27, 2014 6:32 PM EDT Last Friday was a big night in the career of Mickey Gilley. The veteran performer hit the stage in Claremore, Oklahoma. It was the first date that Gilley has played on the road in five years – a time span that was traumatic for the Louisiana native. "On July 5, 2009, I fell, and was…

  7. Lady Gaga Taps K-Pop Act Crayon Pop to Open Summer Tour Dates

    March 20, 2014 2:08 PM EDT K-pop sensation Crayon Pop, the colorful quintet who scored a viral hit last year with the infectious, dance craze-creating single "Bar Bar Bar," have been announced as one of the openers on Lady Gaga's upcoming "Artpop" tour. An "excited" Gaga said Thursday…

  8. Pharrell Williams and Comme des Garçons Collaborate On 'Girl' Fragrance

    March 12, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Pharrell Williams, who recently snatched his seventh Grammy award and was nominated for an Oscar, is about to make fans even happier by creating a signature scent. Williams is set to join forces with Comme des Garcons on a fragrance range for men and women. In conjunction with Pharrell’s…

  9. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  10. Ana Tijoux, 'Somos Todos Erroristas': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 05, 2014 2:17 PM EST Chilean MC is set for SXSW dates and a new album release Ever since Ana Tijoux's song "1977" was featured in a season four episode of "Breaking Bad," the Chilean rapper has continued to be discovered by viewers of the series in syndication; the title track from her…

  11. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour

    March 04, 2014 3:17 PM EST Two of rock's biggest bands, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars, are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced Tuesday morning at a Hollywood press conference. Joining the groups on what has been dubbed the Carnivores Tour will be special guest act…

  12. 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…

  13. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  14. Rick Springfield Announces Tour With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    February 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST Rick Springfield will take a break from his own solo tour this summer to co-headline a multi-city trek with old friends and fellow hitmakers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Springfield, Benatar and Giraldo will launch the tour June 29 at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater with additional dates…

  15. CODE Picks of the Week: Plastic Plates & Sam Sparro, Andrea Oliva and More

    February 21, 2014 5:26 PM EST Each Friday CODE brings you the freshest new tunes of the week. Listen to them here. Plastic Plates featuring Sam Sparro, “Stay in Love” [Plastic Plates] Sam Sparro’s voice is a rare bird that only the most skilled of producers knows how to work from just a pretty canary to solid gold. New…

  16. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Pharrell Williams & Jessie J

    February 21, 2014 5:14 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams proved you can still look ultra smooth while wearing glitter. The “Happy” singer hit the red carpet sans his Vivienne Westwood hat at the…

  17. Pharrell's GRAMMY Hat Up for Auction

    February 20, 2014 9:31 PM EST Fans of Pharrell Williams' iconic hat from this year's GRAMMYs, take note: now, you can own it. In a partnership with eBay, the singer/producer is putting his Vivienne Westwood-designed hat from the 2014 GRAMMYs up for auction . Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Ekes Out…

  18. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  19. Cady Groves' Waiting Game: How A Promising Artist Ended Up Back At The Beginning

    February 10, 2014 2:15 PM EST The 24-year-old's dream came true when she found a major label home. Somehow, everything went wrong. Inside a songwriter's lost period, and why she's still someone to watch. Three months ago, Cady Groves was on Rock Road in Wichita, driving down the main drag in a crappy…

  20. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

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