1. Top 25 Tours of 2010

    December 08, 2010 4:18 PM EST Chart Article Concert attendance may have hit a low and tour cancelations may have been common this summer, but in 2010, many touring bands and soloists still made it work. Rock, pop, country, oldies, international -- artists of all genres hit the road and came back with full pockets to prove…

  2. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eagles, Eminem & Jay-Z

    November 18, 2010 12:47 PM EST Legendary heavy metal band Metallica takes the top spot on Hot Tours as nears the end of its World Magnetic Tour that began just over two years ago. The act earns its No. 1 ranking with more than $15 million in box office grosses reported from three of the arenas on the last leg of the tour,…

  3. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Gets 'Waxed,' Bret Michaels to Have Heart Surgery

    September 23, 2010 6:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Wax Figure Unveiled No Doubt's Gwen Stefani unveiled a wax figure of herself yesterday (Sept. 22) at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Las Vegas. The figure, which took six months to create,…

  5. Vampire Weekend Fans Go Batty at Radio City

    September 17, 2010 2:59 PM EDT Vampire Weekend may not have brought out Kanye West and Beyonce during its gig in NYC , but the hometown band did have some help from "30 Rock" cast member Jack McBrayer last night (Sept. 16) at Radio City Music Hall. As he introduced the band's encore, McBrayer, who plays…

  6. Hot Tours: Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Justin Bieber

    September 02, 2010 12:35 PM EDT With ticket sales reported from the final dates of its 2010 Summer Tour, Phish takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours chart with a combined gross of $7.4 million from five markets. Following a month-long break after the first leg of the summer tour ended on July 4, the band's…

  7. Billboard Bits: Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks, Phish Plots Tour

    August 24, 2010 6:48 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks Ann Kirsten Kennis, the model whose photo appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend 's sophomore album "Contra," opened up to Vanity Fair about her $2 million…

  8. Swell Season Fans Witness Man Leap To Death

    August 20, 2010 7:41 AM EDT Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of the Swell Season and their crew have issued a statement following a bizarre incident in which a man died at their show last night (Aug. 19) at Saratoga Mountain Winery, California. The audience watched in horror when the man deliberately threw himself from…

  9. Phish Fan Suffers 25-Foot Fall at Concert

    August 19, 2010 2:30 PM EDT A Phish fan was in critical condition after plummeting 25 feet from a balcony during the band's Wednesday (Aug. 18) concert at New York's Jones Beach theater, according to The New York Daily News . The unidentified man fell headfirst over a railing from the top mezzanine during…

  10. Hot Tours: Dave Matthews Band, Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden

    August 12, 2010 11:45 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band tops the Hot Tours chart based on totals reported during the past week from its 2010 North America summer tour. Kicking off on May 28 with two sold out shows to over 50,000 fans at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Conn., the band has played a total of 23 outdoor venues…

  11. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, James Taylor & Carole King

    July 29, 2010 1:19 PM EDT Rod Stewart , who has been on the road since May performing primarily in European venues, takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Top Tours chart. Included in the reported totals are box office results from one of the stadium dates on his itinerary, Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in Inverness,…

  12. Top 10 Moments At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 14, 2010 9:12 AM EDT Trying to boil down three days and four nights of relentless music, comedy, distant bass thumping, a unrelenting jerk of a sun that made you sort of wish you had never been born, heat-based insomnia, unstable baked-mud terrain, fried foods in paper trays, sympathy-inducing sunburns and…

  13. DMB, Phoenix Rise To Cap Bonnaroo 2010

    June 14, 2010 7:30 AM EDT Not to take anything away from the randomized mixtape of bands on hand, but it's hard to imagine leading a story about the fourth and final day of the 2010 edition of Bonnaroo with anything other than the heat; Sunday (June 13) quickly became a series of feats of human endurance (i.e.,…

  14. Live Nation Cuts All Service Fees In June

    June 01, 2010 10:29 AM EDT Live Nation will roll out a massive price promotion this week, No Service Fee June, which will eliminate service fees on nearly 8 million tickets, more than 700 shows and 110 artists. "Every show, every ticket, every artist, every amphitheater we own will have no service fees in June,…

  15. Greyson Chance Signs with Interscope, ACL Lineup Announced

    May 18, 2010 1:43 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Greyson Chance has signed a recording contract with Interscope. The sixth grader blew up on the internet in late April after posting a video of himself covering Lady Gaga 's "Paparazzi" at a talent show. The…

  16. Listen Free: Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street

    May 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The classic Rolling Stones album "Exile On Main Street" has just been upgraded and reissued and you can listen to the new release of it right here for free on Billboard.com LISTEN FREE TO "EXILE ON MAIN STREET" While Beatles-level sales remain a one-off, the Stones'…

  17. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  18. Videos of the Week: Rihanna Moonwalks (Badly), Miley Cyrus Dirty Dances, Phish Covers Rolling Stones

    May 14, 2010 12:07 PM EDT In this week's top viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna attempts -- and fails -- to moonwalk, Miley Cyrus dirty dances with Adam Shankman, Phish and Green Day cover the Rolling Stones , Big Boi makes salad with Martha Stewart, "Glee" puts a twist on "The Boy Is…

  19. The Roots' Questlove Live Video Q&A

    May 07, 2010 9:35 AM EDT The Roots' Questlove Watch the Archived Video Roots drummer and " Late Night With Jimmy Fallon " bandleader Questlove did a live Billboard.com video interview on May 6 from backstage at the "Fallon" studio. He took your questions via Twitter, and divulged what its…

  20. Green Day Completes 'Stones Week' On 'Fallon'

    April 27, 2010 6:16 PM EDT G reen Day is the last of four artists set to appear next month on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" as part of a week of performances dedicated to the reissue of the Rolling Stones ' "Exile on Main Street," according to a Twitter post from Questlove of "Fallon"…

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