1. Journey Attempts 'More Stadium Rock Record' With 'Eclipse'

    June 10, 2011 1:40 PM EDT A clear idea for Journey 's new album, "Eclipse," led guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon to turn "downright belligerent" in the studio with his bandmates and co-producer Kevin Shirley. "I went in with not only confidence but I was... hard-headed about making…

  2. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 12, 2011 12:34 PM EDT L ady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way" album nears, one should expect the diva…

  3. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks

    May 04, 2011 3:00 PM EDT J ustin Bieber tops the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from the first two venues on the Australian leg of his My World Tour during April and May. Arenas in Brisbane and Sydney hosted the Canadian pop star with sold out crowds in both markets to kick off the brief trek…

  4. Foo Fighters Raise $1 Million For Australian, New Zealand Disasters

    May 03, 2011 8:28 AM EDT The Foo Fighters rocked out for a good cause when they recently played fundraisers for victims of the Australian floods and New Zealand earthquakes. Now, the concert promoters have announced those two March shows raised upwards of $1 million Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company…

  5. Hot Tours: Usher, Lady Gaga, Rush

    April 14, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Five single-venue sold out concerts in Australia and New Zealand by Usher on his OMG Tour give the Grammy-winning R&B star the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours list. Usher grossed over $7.6 million from five performances at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena with 62,075 fans in…

  6. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 2:35 PM EDT K id Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live album to follow. The duo will play 27 shows…

  7. Hot Tours: Lady Gaga, Prince, Iron Maiden

    March 24, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Lady Gaga is the No. 1 Hot Tour for the second week in a row with five more performances reported from her ongoing Monster Ball Tour. Ticket sales totals topped $7.4 million from the five sold out concerts that occurred from March 12 through 19. Louisville, Kentucky's new arena, KFC Yum!…

  8. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 "…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 &…

  17. 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 &…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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