1. David Crosby Shares What He Really Thinks About Kanye, Neil Young & More in Latest Twitter Spree

    March 05, 2015 3:42 PM EST David Crosby has quietly become one of the most open chatterboxes on Twitter , replying to fans' questions, theories and remembrances with honest responses delivered in marathon online sessions.  Prior to Thursday's (March 5) start of a Crosby, Stills & Nash tour of Asia, Crosby…

  2. Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Tickets Offered for $116,000 on Secondary Market

    March 02, 2015 5:34 AM EST The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well show has sold out in minutes, but Deadheads with deep pockets are still in with a chance. Stubhub is offering tickets for the three-day show with a top-price at $116,000 (and change), down to the "cheap-seats" at a touch under $1,350.…

  3. Grateful Dead Final Shows With Trey Anastasio Officially Sold Out

    March 01, 2015 1:56 PM EST The Grateful Dead Fare thee Well concert, set for Chicago's Soldier Field July 3-5, is officially sold out. After being blown away by mail order ticket requests and VIP experience demand, producers of the concert saw general public on-sales through Ticketmaster blow out in…

  4. The Llamas-on-the-Loose Playlist You've Been Waiting For

    February 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST All movies need a soundtrack. And according to our Twitter feed, it seemed the most-watched movie today was a livestream of two llamas rampaging through the streets of Phoenix. They galloped across streets and sidewalks, darted through traffic, dodged dozens of Phoenix sheriffs for what…

  5. Billboard Cover: Jared Leto on Packing on the Pounds to Play the Joker, Thirty Seconds to Mars' Success and Why He's 'Terminally Dissatisfied'

    February 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST "Do you mind if I eat a little?" Jared Leto asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours -- and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Leto, 43, is sitting on a battered circular couch in a cavernous white room on the…

  6. 'Parks and Recreation' Exec Producer Harris Wittels Found Dead at Age 30

    February 19, 2015 8:49 PM EST Harris Wittels, co-executive producer and writer for  Parks and Recreation , was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 30. Wittels' assistant discovered his body, stated an LAPD representative. Police subsequently responded to a 911…

  7. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey Anastasio on How It All Came Together

    January 16, 2015 6:48 PM EST The news of the Grateful Dead 's potential final three shows performed with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in the Jerry Garcia role on July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago has Deadheads and Phish phans abuzz. "This is going to be big fun," Bob Weir tells Billboard…

  8. 10 Things to Know About Trey Anastasio

    January 16, 2015 9:45 AM EST The Phish frontman will play with the Grateful Dead at Chicago's Soldier Field in July. What kind of credentials does one need to handle Jerry Garcia 's guitar parts and vocals with the original "Core Fore" members of the Grateful Dead ? As today's news of the three…

  9. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

  10. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady Gaga (with Tony Bennett ) and Britney…

  11. Skrillex on His New Year's Eve Madison Square Garden Takeover With Diplo and Jack U

    December 30, 2014 4:29 PM EST "Let's get weird." The Grammy-winning DJ speaks to Billboard about headlining the Garden, and why DJs should embrace obscure music. After four consecutive years of Phish , Madison Square Garden is turning things up this New Years Eve with a high-octane dance party headlined…

  12. Sting Joins Cast of 'The Last Ship,' Receives Standing Ovation

    December 10, 2014 10:56 PM EST Grammy Award-winner Sting jumped aboard his Broadway musical The Last Ship  as its newest star Tuesday night, hoping to help right a show that's been listing dangerously at the box office. A bearded Sting got a standing ovation -- and a bouquet of white roses -- at the Neil Simon…

  13. Ben & Jerry's and Tuff Gong Release First Video for 'One Love' and a Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream

    December 04, 2014 2:26 PM EST Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, Imagine Whirled Peace. Is your mouth watering yet? Just wait. Bob Marley to Front Global Marijuana Brand Ben & Jerry's has unveiled the latest addition to their smorgasbord of music and pop culture-inspired flavors: Satisfy My…

  14. Motley Crue's Final Tour Rolls On

    November 26, 2014 7:20 PM EST Mötley Crüe takes the No. 1 slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with $5.1 million in sales reported from its Final Tour that wrapped for the year in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 22. The tour launched on July 2 with Alice Cooper and the Raskins onboard as special guests for a…

  15. Pomplamoose Breaks Down the Costs of Touring As an Independent

    November 26, 2014 10:29 AM EST Pomplamoose explains the hard work, and money, required of a "middle class" band. Jack Conte , one half of the indie duo Pomplamoose , took to the nascent publishing platform Medium yesterday to lay out the difficult financials involved in mounting a 23-city U.S. tour. The result…

  16. Bruce Springsteen Fans Can Relive the Boss' Top Gigs on New Website

    November 18, 2014 3:20 PM EST For decades, live recordings of Bruce Springsteen concerts were the hottest commodity among the singer's  base -- either for fans looking to relive the magic of a certain show or those who got shut out of tickets. Now, music completists can get bootlegs of their favorite shows from a…

  17. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours, Grossing $23.6 Million (And Counting...) Down Under

    November 16, 2014 11:07 AM EST The Rolling Stones land on the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list below) after a four-month break from the road. The act takes the No. 1 slot with ticket sales reported from the first three cities on the 14 On Fire tour’s final leg, a trek through Australia and New Zealand. The Oceania run…

  18. Bassnectar Has 'No Interest' in EDM, Vows to 'Bring the Ruckus' to Madison Square Garden

    October 03, 2014 5:21 AM EDT Disenchanted by "mainstream douches" in the Las Vegas club circuit, the bass music icon plots a freakfest for the iconic New York City stadium. For Bassnectar , the Bay Area DJ whose punishing basslines have generated a cult-like following similar to bands like Phish or The Disco…

  19. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Doing Big Business

    September 19, 2014 5:29 PM EDT Katy Perry takes her Prismatic World Tour to No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap with $31 million in ticket sales from the tour's North American leg that began in June. The tally includes concerts that occurred in a two-month span beginning on July 15. Katy Perry, Ariana…

  20. Irving Azoff Bets Big on Outspoken Swedish House Mafia Manager Amy Thomson

    September 19, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Former Swedish House Mafia manager brings dance-music savvy to Azoff-Dolan-Burkle team -- but how long can the fever last? Azoff MSG Entertainment is betting big on dance music. The joint venture among Irving Azoff , Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan and billionaire investor Ron…

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