1. Arctic Monkeys Announce Fifth Album, 'AM'

    June 24, 2013 11:35 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys will release "AM," their fifth full-length and first since 2011's "Suck It and See," on Sept. 10 through Domino. The album will feature contributions from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, who co-produced the group's 2009 album "Humbug.…

  2. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  3. Yo La Tengo Announces New Album & Tour Dates

    November 14, 2012 12:05 PM EST Veteran indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo will release "Fade," the follow-up to their previous album "Popular Songs," on Jan. 15, 2013, through Matador. The label announced the release date for the group's 13th studio album, as well as YLT's 2013 touring schedule, on…

  4. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur

    August 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT RNDM, the Pearl Jam bassist's project with Arthur & drummer Stuverud, releases 'Acts' Oct. 30 ahead of a U.S. tour. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has joined forces with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur for a new side project called RNDM, which is rounded out by drummer…

  5. My Morning Jacket Having a Blast with Fan-Curated Set Lists

    August 15, 2012 2:10 PM EDT My Morning Jacket 's Spontaneous Curation Series for its summer tour has shaken the band out of some "habits" it had grown into. The series allows fans to help put together each show's set list, with MMJ's official fan club members picking the opening songs and others…

  6. Triple A Radio Breaking Rookie Stars

    July 17, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A steady stream of hit newcomers is fulfilling the niche rock format's tastemaker potential. Triple A radio is producing some major league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele …

  7. Ginger Baker Documentary Wins Top Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (Mar. 13) at the South by Southwest film awards, but where it might screen next is under wraps. "We have been accepted to a bunch of festivals, but…

  8. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  9. Kasabian Announce U.S. Dates To Support 'Direct, Melodic' New Album

    December 02, 2011 5:55 PM EST "Velociraptor!," Kasabian 's fourth album, is bringing the British quartet to North America in 2012 for its first visit in five years -- and high time, according to guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno. "The last time (for 2009's 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic…

  10. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet was sent from the account of Los Angeles…

  11. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  12. Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road With Goin' Coastal Tour

    January 13, 2011 5:58 PM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- he just announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal Tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium shows (two already sold out), will see Chesney seek…

  13. U2, Beyonce, Britney Make Forbes 'Top-Earning Musicians' List

    July 19, 2010 4:47 PM EDT U 2 , AC/DC , Beyoncé , Bruce Springsteen and Britney Spears are among the musicians who earned the most money in the past year, according to a new Forbes list. The magazine released its ranking of the top-earning musicians from June 2009 to June 2010 and determined that U2 reigned supreme…

  14. Joe Pernice / August 7, 2009 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    August 11, 2009 2:44 PM EDT Joe Pernice was delivering a lovely rendition of "Chevy Van" when he suddenly cracked up like a school kid trying to suppress a laugh in class. "Sorry," he said with a grin. "It's just too fucking creepy. I've never done this before, but I really implore you…

  15. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rod Stewart, Kenny Chesney, CMA Awards

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Rod Stewart compilation, "The Definitive Rod Stewart," will usher in an extensive catalog reissue campaign by Warner Bros. on Nov. 18. A new Rod Stewart compilation, "The Definitive Rod Stewart," will usher in an extensive catalog reissue campaign by Warner Bros. on…

  17. Bigger Buzz

    August 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop act Shwayze has exploded in popularity since the July 23 debut of its MTV reality show, "Buzzin'," but the duo of Shwayze (real name: Aaron Smith) and Cisco Adler hardly came out of nowhere. Hip-hop act Shwayze has exploded in popularity since the July 23 debut of its…

  18. Katy Perry Starts Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" begins a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with digital sales of 151,000 copies keeping the song of the summer ahead of Rihanna's "Take a Bow" at No. 2 and C Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" begins a sixth…

  19. Eddie Vedder / April 13, 2008 / Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour now upon him, largely thanks to the positive commercial and critical response from his recent "Into the Wild" soundtra Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour…

  20. Chesney Drafts Rimes For 2008 'Pirates' Tour

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney has drafted LeAnn Rimes as the support act for his 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour, dates for which have yet to be announced. Kenny Chesney has drafted LeAnn Rimes as the support act for his 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour, dates for which have yet to be announced. Corona Extra will…

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