1. 'Sapphires' U.S. DVD Art Could be Scrapped After Racism Complaints

    August 06, 2013 12:09 AM EDT The U.S. distributor of the Australian feel-good film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which has had complaints of sexism and racism levelled against it. Anchor Bay Entertainment said in a statement Monday that it "regrets any unintentional upset"…

  2. Paramore Announce North American Tour

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Paramore will hit the road this fall for a full-scale North American trek. The alternative rock group’s “The Self-Titled Tour” will visit arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. and Canada, and will include a stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time and a date at the…

  3. Jonas Brothers Invade Vegas in 'First Time' Video: Watch

    July 17, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers unveiled the new, Vegas-centric music video for "First Time" on Wednesday (July 17), matching the new single from their upcoming album with a playful visual. The clip premiered exclusively on Clear Channel radio station websites. The video, which was shot…

  4. Panic! At The Disco Returns with New Album, 'Miss Jackson' Single

    July 15, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Alt-rock group will join Fall Out Boy on tour following headlining dates. Panic! At The Disco is back a new album and a single to preview its fourth studio full-length. On Monday (July 15), the group released the official music video for "Miss Jackson," the first single off…

  5. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a…

  6. Mumford & Sons Extend Tour, Confirm Ted Dwane is Making 'Steady Recovery'

    June 25, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Mumford & Sons are extending their road-run after a pause for illness. The British folk-rock group have announced a new table of North American tour dates, and they’ve rescheduled the shows nixed when bass player Ted Dwane suffered a blood clot on the surface of his brain. There’s a…

  7. Gavin DeGraw Returns With 'Best I Ever Had' Single: Listen

    June 18, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Nope, it's not a Drake cover -- it's the lead track from the singer-songwriter's next full-length. A decade after Gavin DeGraw first struck gold with his single "I Don't Want To Be," the singer-songwriter has returned with a new single, "Best I Ever Had,…

  8. Joey Bada$$ Releases '95 Til Infinity', Delays 'Summer Knights' Mixtape

    June 13, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Rap fans will have to hold their breath a little longer as Joey Bada$$ pushes back the release date for "Summer Knights" to July 1.  The Brooklyn rapper took to Twitter to announce the delay and say that the upcoming posthumous Capital Steez project will no longer be a free…

  9. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  10. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Word Is Bond' Song: Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT The rapper will release his mixtape, 'Summer Knights' on June 12. Joey Bada$$ will release his latest mixtape "Summer Knights" on June 12. Yesterday (May 28), the rapper debuted the Statik Selektah-produced, "Word is Bond." The song is a crisp, moody…

  11. Backstreet Boys Announce New Studio Album and Summer Tour

    May 15, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Following the example of New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys will release a new studio album in 2013. "In A World Like This" will be released on July 30, and three days later, the Boys will kick off a North American tour in Chicago. On Wednesday morning (May…

  12. Paul Rodgers Busy With a Brace of New Albums, Bad Company Trek Starting June

    May 12, 2013 11:35 PM EDT As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress. One, Rodgers tells Billboard, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasis on Stax," he says -- that he and…

  13. Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Double Album, Tour Dates

    May 02, 2013 10:40 AM EDT Five Finger Death Punch are planning to give fans not one, but two new studio albums this year. The band just announced plans to release a double-album, with the first disc (so far untitled) due July 23 on Prospect Park in the United States. The second will be released in fall 2013. The…

  14. Black Sabbath Expands North American Tour

    April 25, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Metal icons now embarking on a 20-date summer run. After Black Sabbath announced four initial tour dates in support of its forthcoming album "13" earlier this month, the reunited rockers have added 16 more shows to their North American itinerary. The expanded run will now launch…

  15. Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky to Headline 'Under the Influence of Music' Summer Tour

    April 21, 2013 9:04 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa and co-headliner A$AP Rocky chose the date 4/20 to announce their 'Under the Influence of Music' 2013 summer tour together which also includes B.o.B, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era on the bill. The 20-date 'Under the Influence of Music' tour…

  16. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  17. Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Team Up For Honda Civic Tour

    April 01, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Annual U.S. run begins on August 1. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson will team up for the late summer/early fall Honda Civic Tour, it was announced on Monday (Apr. 1). Promoted by Live Nation, the 2013 Honda Civic Tour kicks off on Aug. 1 in St. Louis, and runs through Oct. 5. Maroon 5 is billed…

  18. Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour

    March 26, 2013 9:49 AM EDT Mumford & Sons will tour through out North America this summer before embarking on their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival-type tour. The Summer Stampede 2013 tour will run through the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off on May 21 in Calgary, AB and end on June 20 in Colorado.…

  19. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  20. John Mayer Announces First Tour in 3 Years

    March 21, 2013 7:59 PM EDT John Mayer is mounting his first major concert tour in three years following an extended vocal hiatus brought on by throat issues, Billboard has learned. The artist's tour in support of 2012's "Born and Raised," which topped the Billboard 200, kicks off July 6…

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