1. Advertising Opportunities

    August 04, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Executive Offices | Billboard.com, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. For more information on connecting your brand with the most credible and authentic name in music, please contact: BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Associate Publisher & East Coast Sales Bob Weil 212.493.4197 bob.weil@billboard.com…

  2. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour After Dallas 'Fiasco'

    August 01, 2011 3:25 PM EDT The full list of Kings of Leon concerts that have been canceled. Dates can be found on the band's website . 7/30 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/02 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 8/03 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater 8/05 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon…

  3. Nikki Jean, "Pennies in a Jar"

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The strategy/marketing hook for this Lupe Fiasco collaborator is her collection of co-writes with legends ranging from Bob Dylan to Carly Simon. Nikki Jean excels when she plays into her collaborators' strengths, especially the Philly soul of Thom Bell on "How to Unring a Bell,"…

  4. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 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. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  5. Adele Reschedules North American Tour Dates

    June 23, 2011 10:45 AM EDT After cancelling a string of North American tour dates in June due to laryngitis, Adele has announced that the rescheduled shows will take place in August and October. The newly announced trek will include stops in six additional cities: Las Vegas, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Durham, N.C.;…

  6. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance industries -- except, of course, some of the…

  7. Tupac Quad Studios Robber Comes Forward: Report

    June 15, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Just one day before what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday, a man named Dexter Isaac has reportedly come forward to claim responsibility for robbing him at Manhattan's Quad Studios in 1994, an incident during which the West Coast rapper was also shot five times, setting…

  8. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:15 PM EDT B link-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra , Rancid and Matt & Kim . The upcoming jaunt begins…

  9. U2's Bono Agreed With Terrible Reviews for 'Spider-Man'

    May 20, 2011 12:18 PM EDT U 2's Bono says he agreed with the terrible reviews for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, for which he penned the score along with the Edge. "It might have been a little hard for some other people around here to take that, but we don't disagree with the New…

  10. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

  11. Kings of Leon Announce Summer Tour Dates

    April 25, 2011 10:16 AM EDT K ings of Leon have announced the dates of a U.S. summer tour in support of their fifth full-length, "Come Around Sundown." The Tennessee group will bring indie rockers Band of Horses along on the 29-date trek, which kicks off Jul. 25 in Orange Beach, Ala. The stateside run comes…

  12. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 2:35 PM EDT K id Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live album to follow. The duo will play 27 shows…

  13. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshner was much more than that, a songwriter,…

  14. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder…

  15. Beyoncé Talks 'I Am... World Tour' Doc

    November 23, 2010 12:44 PM EST Beyoncé sat down with ABC's Nightline to chat about her upcoming DVD doc, "I Am... World Tour," which will be released on Nov. 30. Video: Beyonce on Nightline "I feel like I wanted the fans to be able to see the things that I see," Beyoncé, who produced, directed and…

  16. John Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' Lyrics Headed to Auction

    November 23, 2010 10:30 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" will go on sale next month, Bonhams auctioneers said on Tuesday. The lyrics, appearing on the back of a letter chasing payment for a radiophone bill, are expected to fetch 250-350,000 pounds ($400…

  17. Michael Jackson 'Hold My Hand' Duet with Akon Debuts

    November 15, 2010 1:11 PM EST The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand," a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and record producer Akon in 2007 and was leaked in…

  18. Hot Tours: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Brooks & Dunn

    October 28, 2010 12:17 PM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers take the top spot on the Hot Tours chart with a box office gross of $17.3 million reported from a portion of the band's Mojo Tour that began in early June and wrapped on Oct. 7. The tour played amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America grossing…

  19. Hot Tours: Rush, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley

    October 21, 2010 1:33 PM EDT Rush takes the No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours chart with totals reported from the Time Machine Tour that played North American venues from late June through early October. The tour schedule included concerts at outdoor amphitheaters and arenas along with appearances at state fairs in Minnesota …

  20. Yoko Ono Reflects On 'Giving Energy' to Lennon's Fans

    October 04, 2010 4:20 AM EDT Time has been good to Yoko Ono . Once derided by fans as a divisive force in the Beatles universe, Ono is now the trusted guardian and quality control overseer of her late husband John Lennon 's legacy -- all while maintaining her own career as a vital musical and visual artist and peace…

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