1. Queens of the Stone Age Cancel New Zealand Concerts Following Earthquake

    February 22, 2011 1:57 PM EST Q ueens of the Stone Age have postponed one date and canceled another following Tuesday's deadly earthquake which struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The American alternative rock group played in Auckland on Monday night and were slated to perform Tuesday night at the Wellington…

  2. Kings of Leon Reschedule Tour Dates After Followill's Surgery

    January 31, 2011 11:31 AM EST K ings of Leon has announced that it will postpone its March tour dates overseas, allowing drummer Nathan Followill time to recover from recent surgery. The latest setback for the rock group's world tour comes just one month after a tour bus fire forced it to reschedule a concert in…

  3. Dr. Dre to Promote 'Detox' Through 'Mafia Wars' Game

    December 17, 2010 12:26 PM EST In yet another sign that social games are emerging as a promotional platform of potential significance, Dr. Dre has partnered with game developer Zynga to develop a variety of branded experiences within the popular game Mafia Wars. The partnership includes streaming the music video for "…

  4. Hot Tours: The Eagles, Roger Waters, Michael Buble

    December 09, 2010 12:21 PM EST The Eagle s top this week's Hot Tours rankings with $5.8 million in box office grosses from two performances at Acer Arena in Sydney on Dec. 6-7. The band is wrapping its 2010 Long Road out of Eden tour schedule with concerts in five Australian venues during December. The two sellouts at…

  5. Johnny Cash Project Recruits Fan Art for Dedication Video

    October 28, 2010 12:47 PM EDT Dedicated Johnny Cash fans now have the chance to show their appreciation in a new interactive tribute to the late country pioneer. The Johnny Cash Project has been collecting portraits of the Man in Black and piecing the highest rated drawings together in chronological order to create an…

  6. Billy Currington, "Enjoy Yourself"

    September 24, 2010 10:52 AM EDT With his rich tenor and relaxed delivery, Billy Currington knows how to put a tear in your beer. But the truth is, he'd rather drink it instead. Currington tells us that much in "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," the cheeky first single from the country singer's fourth…

  7. Linkin Park Debuts Atop Euro Albums Chart

    September 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT Linkin Park makes its customary No. 1 start on Billboard's European Albums chart, arriving at the top with "A Thousand Suns" (Warner Bros./Warner Music). "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Universal) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup leads…

  8. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem On Euro Chart

    September 16, 2010 9:25 AM EDT Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI) may have had its Billboard 200 reign limited to one week, but it's beginning a second week atop European Albums, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Universal) by Yolanda Be Cool &…

  9. Katy Perry's 'Dream' Continues in Europe

    September 10, 2010 8:20 AM EDT Katy Perry lands her first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, debuting at the top with "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI). The new leader on European Hot 100 Singles is "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Universal) by Yolanda Be Cool &…

  10. Katy Perry Album Gets Dream Start In The U.K.

    September 06, 2010 7:15 AM EDT Katy Perry scored her first U.K. No. 1 album with "Teenage Dream" (Virgin/EMI), but the title track single had to be content with a No. 2 debut behind former "X Factor" contestant Olly Murs' "Please Don't Let Me Go" (Epic/Syco Music/Sony Music…

  11. Iron Maiden, Shakira Reign On Euro Charts

    September 03, 2010 7:40 AM EDT Iron Maiden 's "The Final Frontier" (EMI) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as the No. 1 berth on European Hot 100 Singles is occupied for a sixth straight week by "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  12. Eminem, Taio Cruz Top U.K. Charts

    August 30, 2010 11:10 AM EDT T aio Cruz debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Dynamite" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), as Eminem started a fourth separate stint atop the album survey with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal). "Dynamite" is Cruz's…

  13. Iron Maiden Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    August 26, 2010 8:47 AM EDT British metal mainstay Iron Maiden scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Final Frontier" (EMI), while on European Hot 100 Singles "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground leads…

  14. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 11:01 AM EDT While the Billboard 200 album chart's top 10 welcomes six debuts, none can push Eminem's "Recovery" out of the top slot (116,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 12%). The set thus spends its seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 -- the most weeks atop the list…

  15. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals on U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 5:52 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "grime" collective Roll Deep debuted at No.…

  16. Eminem Looks To Stand Pat at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 19, 2010 12:15 PM EDT As "Recovery" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem will probably stand steady for a lucky number seventh week on next week's chart. None of this week's new releases are projected to knock him off his perch. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200,…

  17. Lady Gaga: Break Those Records, Baby

    August 18, 2010 10:05 AM EDT L ady Gaga couldn't keep her poker face when the nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Aug. 3. The performer gushed to her fans after being honored with a record-breaking 13 nods, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for "Bad…

  18. Iron Maiden, "The Final Frontier"

    August 06, 2010 1:37 PM EDT Iron Maiden knows how to make up for lost time. Four years after "A Matter of Life or Death"-the longest wait for a new album in the British metal heroes' 35-year history-the sextet delivers its longest outing yet (more than 76 minutes), a loosely thematic 10-song opus that…

  19. Iron Maiden Explores 'The Final Frontier'

    July 01, 2010 11:59 AM EDT Speed and warmth are the hallmarks of "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden 's 15th studio album. The British metal sextet recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas -- returning to the spot where the group had previously recorded between 1983-86. "We breezed through the…

  20. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 1:10 PM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith. The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax - and was beamed via…

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