1. Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Plays Gig at Australian Jazz Club: Watch

    March 20, 2014 7:02 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts gave a surprise performance Tuesday night at a small jazz club in Perth, where the band’s now-postponed tour was scheduled to kick off. Watts joined the Stones’ touring saxophonist Tim Ries on stage at the 135-capacity venue for a mini-set that…

  2. Rolling Stones Tour in Australia, New Zealand Postponed Due to L'Wren Scott's Death

    March 18, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Following the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones have postponed the remainder of their 14 On Fire tour in Australia and New Zealand. In a statement, "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans…

  3. Lorde Announces Australia Tour

    March 10, 2014 12:36 AM EDT Lorde will bring her new show to Australia next month. The teenage New Zealand-born star’s itinerary reveals dates in six cities, starting April 24 in Melbourne, showed by shows in Adelaide (April 27), Perth (April 29), Sydney (May 2), Newcastle (May 4) and Brisbane (May 6). Billboard.com…

  4. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  5. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  6. Ice-T Starting New Podcast

    December 28, 2013 3:15 PM EST "Ice-T: Final Level" will premiere Jan. 7 on iTunes and his website As Ice-T has seamlessly ventured into writing, acting and reality television, the rapper's next media frontier is talk radio, via the podcast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ice-T will co-host "Ice-T:…

  7. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  8. The Rolling Stones Announce '14 on Fire' Tour of Asia and Australia

    December 04, 2013 8:40 AM EST The Rolling Stones’ 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand has grown into a seven-date trek. But before they head Down Under, the rock legends will play five shows in Asia, it was announced on Wednesday. As the itinerary stands, the "14 On Fire" tour will open Feb. 21 with a one…

  9. Rolling Stones Confirm Australia Tour, Announce Adelaide Concert

    November 19, 2013 9:58 PM EST The Rolling Stones will roll into Australia early next year. The legendary rock group -- comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -- will inaugurate the redeveloped Adelaide Oval with a show March 22. Mick Taylor, a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974,…

  10. Aaron Watson Finds Inspiration in Tragic Rodeo Star Lane Frost

    November 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST The latest single from Texas country artist Aaron Watson is causing a stir with fans – particularly in his home base of the Lone Star State and Oklahoma. The fourth single from his Billboard top ten album "Real Good Time," titled "July In Cheyenne," is striking a…

  11. Justin Bieber's South America Tour Encounters More Trouble in Argentina

    November 11, 2013 3:30 PM EST Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close. "I'm not feeling…

  12. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  13. CODE First Play: Jamie Jones, 'Cookie Monster'

    November 07, 2013 11:24 AM EST Before Hot Natured was a band, it was a party. And before Jamie Jones was a part of the house music revival, he ran with a wild set of techno minimalists. His new single, “Cookie Monster,” taken from the forthcoming “Planets, Spaceships” EP, recalls the best of minimal’s late ‘00s peak…

  14. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  15. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  16. Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age Confirm Co-Headlining Tour Down Under

    October 10, 2013 8:06 AM EDT In what is being hyped as one of the biggest double-bills ever to tour Down Under, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age will roll into Australia and New Zealand next year for a co-headlining tour. The first headline band on stage each night will be decided by the toss of a coin,…

  17. Afrojack Plans to Perform in Outer Space

    September 03, 2013 4:15 PM EDT The DJ superstar wants to train for space travel, where he hopes to perform a DJ set. Like Lance Bass before him, Dutch DJ Afrojack wants to join the ranks of non-astronaut musical acts that voyage into the final frontier. In a press release this morning, the “Take Over Control” producer,…

  18. Banking on Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker Is Serious About Helping Local Food Banks

    August 13, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Raised in a poor household by a single mother of four, Sammy Hagar spent his childhood summers picking fruit and vegetables so he could afford to buy clothes for school. "My mom was always half on welfare or food stamps and would get in line during Thanksgiving or Christmas when people…

  19. Touring Bits: Thirty Seconds to Mars Postpones, Muse Confirms, Beyonce Adds Dates

    July 19, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Thirty Seconds To Mars have had to postpone their tour to Australia because one of the band members has undergone surgery. The arena tour was scheduled for this August but has been postponed to March 2014, promoter Frontier Touring Company said today, citing “unavoidable and unfortunate…

  20. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Heading to Australia & NZ

    June 20, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Australians will get another dose of Bieber Fever ahead of Christmas. Justin Bieber's global “Believe” tour will swing into Australia and New Zealand later this year for a string of arena dates, promoters Frontier Touring Company today announced. As the itinerary currently stands,…

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