1. Michelle Shocked's Tour Vanishes Following Anti-Gay Comments

    March 19, 2013 7:40 PM EDT UPDATE: Audio of Shocked's entire "rant" has leaked. Listen here . Michelle Shocked has gone silent after a homophobic rant at a San Francisco concert Sunday night that has left her without a U.S. tour. Ten out of eleven of her upcoming concert dates have been…

  2. 'Rihanna 777': Fox to Premiere Documentary About Notorious Tour

    March 18, 2013 8:25 PM EDT The film will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the pop star's globetrotting, seven-continent tour. Fox, the network best known for singing competition "American Idol" has scooped up the exclusive worldwide premiere rights to Rihanna's forthcoming concert…

  3. Tom Petty, Kings of Leon to Lead Hangout Fest

    February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST The five-stage event will include the Roots, the Trey Anastasio Band, Public Enemy and more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Hangout Music Fest, with a third headliner to be named for the May 17-19 event on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores,…

  4. One Direction Q&A: Louis Tomlinson

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST The elder statesman of the group, Louis Tomlinson, 20, is also known in inside circles as the defacto leader and resident perfectionist in One Direction . In our conversation about being named Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012 , Tomlinson doesn't exactly dispute the labels. "I…

  5. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  6. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's…

  7. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  8. Disturbed Releases B-Sides Album Before 'Going Away for a Bit'

    October 13, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan says fans should not consider the 16 B-sides and rarities on the upcoming compilation "The Lost Children" to be of lesser quality than the songs on the Chicago quartet's five studio albums. "To us, B-sides don't necessarily mean these…

  9. Win VIP Tickets to the Dave Matthews Band Caravan!

    August 12, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has hit the road for a series of three-day festivals -- the Dave Matthews Band Caravan -- and thanks to Brita FilterForGood and Billboard.com, you have the chance to attend the festival VIP-style when it swings through New York City! We've teamed up with Brita to…

  10. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the music. FIONA APPLE As reported by Billboard.com…

  11. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  12. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:36 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, THR has learned definitively that "X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title at the soon-to-be restructured Epic Label…

  13. Naughty By Nature Plans Comeback With 'Anthem' Album

    March 29, 2011 11:37 AM EDT Twenty years after breaking into the mainstream with their self-titled debut album, hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will celebrate their two decade milestone by releasing their forthcoming album, "Anthem Inc," this May. "With 'Anthem Inc' we will be doing some re…

  14. Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Furthur to Headline Gathering of the Vibes 2011

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT J ane's Addiction , Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead spin-offs Furthur and Rhythm Devils headline the initial announcement of artists for the 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which will take place July 21-24 in Bridgeport, Conn. Given that the festival was created to…

  15. The Strokes, Duran Duran Rumored for Coachella Fest

    January 18, 2011 6:04 AM EST Guessing the Coachella lineup has become somewhat of a spectator sport in recent years, with faux flyers popping up on the Net months before the dates are announced (April 15, 16 and 17 this year), each more fantastical than the next. Naturally, this year's rumor mill is no different,…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead artist with "Just the Way You Are"…

  17. Katy Perry Gets Raunchy on 'The Simpsons'

    December 06, 2010 12:10 PM EST Earlier this fall concerned parents considered Katy Perry 's play-date re-make of "Hot and Cold" with Elmo too risqué to air on "Sesame Street." Well, if any of those parents saw Perry's guest spot on last night's (Dec. 5) episode of "The Simpsons,"…

  18. The Woggles Host a Hoboken Hootenanny

    October 19, 2010 2:58 PM EDT This year's well-received, high-profile '90s revival tours ( Pavement , Superchunk , Faith No More , etc.) tend to overshadow bands from the era who never stopped performing, some honing their live shows to face-melting levels. One of those acts is the Woggles (not to be confused…

  19. Katy Perry to Appear on 'The Simpsons'

    September 27, 2010 12:34 PM EDT K aty Perry's planned appearance on "Sesame Street" may have been cancelled , but the pop star already has another TV cameo lined up. The "California Gurls" singer will trade Elmo for bartender Moe and guest star on an upcoming Christmas-themed episode of Fox's …

  20. Justin Bieber & Sean Kingston Caught in 'Eenie Meenie' Love Triangle

    April 29, 2010 11:58 AM EDT J ustin Bieber and Sean Kingston get caught in a love triangle -- but not for long -- in their "Eeenie Meenie" video, which premiered this morning (Apr. 29) on Vevo. Video: Justin Bieber & Sean Kingston, "Eenie Meenie" The pop stars arrive separately to a swanky pool…

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