1. 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…

  2. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  3. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews Band, Rascal Flatts

    September 23, 2010 2:34 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas claim the week's top-grossing tour with $14.8 million in concert grosses reported from 15 North American arenas. The top totals among the reported venues came from two Canadian markets: Toronto and Montreal. Toronto's Air Canada Centre produced the highest gross,…

  4. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  5. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Tiesto, Scorpions

    August 19, 2010 11:22 AM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours rankings this week with box office totals from The Circle Tour¹s summer schedule reported by promoter Concerts West/AEG Live. More than $34 million in box office grosses were reported from performances at nine North American venues in July as well as one Paris…

  6. Hot Tours: Dave Matthews Band, Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden

    August 12, 2010 11:45 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band tops the Hot Tours chart based on totals reported during the past week from its 2010 North America summer tour. Kicking off on May 28 with two sold out shows to over 50,000 fans at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Conn., the band has played a total of 23 outdoor venues…

  7. Lilith Fair Cancels 10 Dates

    July 01, 2010 11:09 PM EDT Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously scheduled concerts at Usana Amphitheater in Salt…

  8. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart

    May 20, 2010 5:28 PM EDT After charting six previous times on the Hot Tours chart so far this year, country star Taylor Swift earns her first stint at No. 1 with $8.1 million in ticket sales revenue reported from the ongoing Fearless Tour. Box office grosses from 10 performances at eight arenas were reported during…

  9. Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone in Biopic

    May 13, 2010 3:26 PM EDT R&B songstress Mary J. Blige will tune up her jazz vocals after signing to star in Cynthia Mort's "Nina," a movie about legendary singer Nina Simone . Mort's script focuses on Simone's relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be played by David…

  10. Christina Aguilera Announces 'Bionic' Summer Tour Dates

    May 10, 2010 6:00 AM EDT C hristina Aguilera will return to the stage this summer, when she kicks off a 20-date North American outing on July 15, tour producer Live Nation announced today (May 10). Leona Lewis , the British pop singer, will also appear on the dates. Aguilera's latest album , "Bionic,"…

  11. 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT By the time the tour kicks off this summer, one of the 10 "American Idol" finalists will have been crowned the winner, but the entire bunch will hit the road on the "American Idols Live! 2010" tour, it was announced today (Apr. 28). The 49-city tour will debut on July 1 in…

  12. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Set 'Mojo' Release Date, Re-Route Summer Tour

    April 19, 2010 5:28 PM EDT T om Petty & the Heartbreakers are postponing the first 10 dates of their North American tour to better coincide with the June 15 release of their twelfth studio album "Mojo." As previously reported , the band was originally set to kick things off May 6 in Raleigh, N.C., with…

  13. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" wouldn't seem to have…

  14. Kings Of Leon Set For Summer Amphitheater Tour

    March 15, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Kings of Leon has just announced they will be hitting amphitheaters from coast to coast this summer. The tour, which runs June 5 to Sept. 23, begins in Atlantic City with three East Coast dates before the band heads to Tennessee to headline at Bonnaroo. The trek then picks up in July for a…

  15. John Lennon Appearance In Car Ad Stirs Controversy

    March 04, 2010 5:52 PM EST A new Citroen commercial that's airing on U.K. television features old footage of John Lennon , and now Beatles fans are wondering whether Yoko Ono made the right decision in allowing the French car company to use her late husband's image. In the ad -- made for Citroen's new …

  16. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 4:44 PM EST T om Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in Raleigh, N.C. and wraps Aug. 27 in Saratoga…

  17. Grammy TV Audience Biggest in Six Years

    February 01, 2010 2:15 PM EST A popular and eye-popping mix of stars like Beyonce , Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga drew a TV audience of 25.8 million Americans to the Grammy Awards -- the biggest TV audience for the telecast in six years, according to preliminary television ratings on Monday. The 3-1/2 hour music awards show…

  18. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 10:01 AM EST T he Stooges , Genesis , ABBA , the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. They'll be joined by David Geffen and a cadre of songwriters -- Barry Mann…

  19. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better... more than I am." Since breaking…

  20. Hot Tours: Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Il Divo

    October 08, 2009 11:06 AM EDT Australian country star Keith Urban tops Hot Tours with box office totals reported from six Canadian arenas on his "Escape Together World Tour." He played two shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg as well as single performances in Vancouver and London, Ontario. All 10…

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