1. 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.…

  2. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  3. Electric Daisy Carnival: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 27, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Now in its 15th year, west coast dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival has been the subject of raised eyebrows in the public and in the industry for its enormous popularity and boundary-pushing events. In a recent move from the Los Angeles Coliseum to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…

  4. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella…

  5. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is the best way to have an album come about,"…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  7. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enjoyed last week's Ask Billboard…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  10. Exclusive: Jesus & Mary Chain Readying New Album

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a high-profile reunion performance at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., influential modern rock outfit the Jesus & Mary Chain is at work on its first new Forget mediation, forget rehab. Apparently, bands whose members haven't spoken to each…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  12. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  14. Shiny Toy Guns

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Ghosts? Which room?" we ask as she darts a look to me and pushes Carah Faye’s room key towards me. "This one." Tonight suddenly became a different sort of interesting. 7 december. 1000hrs. seattle, Wash. looms on the morning horizon, a short drive from our gig in Spokane…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams gives birth to a daughter in New York. The child, Sasha, is the first for Williams and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox.<br clear="none"/><br 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  18. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  19. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  20. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

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