1. Milwaukee Summerfest: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 10:29 AM EDT Dates: June 24-July 4 Headliners: Tim McGraw , Tom Petty , Rush , Justin Bieber , others Venue: 11 stages, including Henry Maier Festival Park and the 23,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater Ticket prices: $3-$33 (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.summerfest.com Forty-three years…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, Train, Scorpions

    April 01, 2010 4:55 PM EDT '2.0' BECOMES 1: As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200 , making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, 1963, chart with "Little Stevie Wonder…

  3. Album, Rock Charts Celebrate Anniversaries

    March 23, 2010 1:05 PM EDT LONG PLAY: 54 years ago this week, the Billboard 200 began its storied history. In the issue dated March 24, 1956, the 10-position Best Selling Pop Albums survey appeared, marking the chart's launch on a weekly basis. Billboard had printed album rankings on an intermittent schedule as…

  4. Simon & Garfunkel Heading North This Spring

    March 09, 2010 12:26 PM EST Canada, get ready: a few "Old Friends" are heading your way. Legendary folk duo Simon & Garfunkel have announced a string of arena dates that will take them to the northern parts of North America, kicking off in Vancouver on April 29. Dates will mostly take place in Canada, with…

  5. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck

    March 04, 2010 10:58 AM EST This week's No. 1 Hot Tour is Metallica with over $5.4 million in gross sales from two venues in Argentina during the second Latin American leg of the World Magnetic Tour. Playing two concerts (Jan. 21-22) at River Plate, a 66,000-seat outdoor soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, the band…

  6. Carlos Santana Celebrates 'Supernatural' Reissue, Talks Covers Album

    February 25, 2010 1:37 PM EST Rock guitar legend Carlos Santana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough "Supernatural" album -- which won nine Grammy Awards and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide -- with a "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" that includes a second disc of rare…

  7. Jeff Beck Takes Risks For 'Emotion & Commotion'

    February 17, 2010 12:35 PM EST J eff Beck is confident that "there'll be a few raised eyebrows" when fans get an earful of his new album, "Emotion & Commotion." Due out April 13, his first studio album in seven years features orchestral arrangements on nine of its 10 tracks and also finds Beck…

  8. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  9. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  10. Billboard Bits: Le Tigre, Santana, Bonnaroo, Keith Richards and More

    February 02, 2010 6:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The rumors are true: Le Tigre , the electroclash band fronted by former Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna, has written and produced several songs with Christina Aguilera for the pop princess'…

  11. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  12. Peter Wolf Taps Shelby Lynne, Neko Case For 'Souvenirs'

    January 04, 2010 9:14 AM EST Peter Wolf has set an April 6 release date for "Midnight Souvenirs," his seventh solo album and first set of new material in eight years. "It's music based on the influences that I enjoy and grew up with," the J. Geils Band frontman tells Billboard.com about the 14…

  13. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Reveal Tour Plans

    December 01, 2009 11:55 AM EST Reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo earlier this year, guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have revealed three additional concert dates for next February in North America. The artists will perform together Feb. 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Feb. 21 at Toronto'…

  14. Radio Raises Funds To Fight Hunger

    November 25, 2009 1:12 PM EST More important than recording music that impacts Billboard's charts, several star artists have joined the cause to combat hunger. In time for Thanksgiving, the United States Dept. of Agriculture reports that domestic hunger is at an all-time high, with data showing that 36.2 million…

  15. Advertisement: Check Out Some of the Artists From the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert

    November 20, 2009 10:13 AM EST Explore the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Performers On Oct. 29 and 30, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th anniversary with a pair of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden that featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band , U2 , Aretha…

  16. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST 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. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHIELD ... Hello Gary, I just wanted to say…

  17. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 9:07 AM EDT Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen 's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abruptly cancelled a concert in Kansas City on…

  18. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackson brothers to the chart for the first time…

  19. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  20. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1995

    September 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT HIStory: He may be making news on the charts week after week this year following his passing June 25, but this week in 1995, Michael Jackson achieved a chart first. Fourteen years ago this week, Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking…

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