1. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaugural Orlando Calling festival Nov. 12-13 at…

  2. Pixies Continue 'Doolittle' Tour By Hitting 'Lost Cities'

    July 05, 2011 2:30 PM EDT If you've never been able to bring yourself to drive a few hundred miles to go see the Pixies , today might just be your lucky day. The reunited alt-rock legends have extended their worldwide tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1989 classic second album, "Doolittle" …

  3. Selena Gomez Talks 'When the Sun Goes Down': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 9:15 AM EDT Just one year after Disney Channel graduate (and Justin Bieber's main gal) Selena Gomez released her second album, "A Year Without Rain," Gomez got the band -- The Scene -- back together for album number three, "When the Sun Goes Down." Selena Gomez: The Billboard…

  4. Justin Bieber Delivers Heartfelt Performance in Israel

    April 15, 2011 12:20 PM EDT When it comes to the concert business in Israel, the country gives new meaning to the term "secondary market" -- as in, a good number of the foreign acts who agree to play there end up having second thoughts and canceling their gigs. Such was the case for Elvis Costello , who…

  5. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album of the year "Need You Now." The two…

  6. Pixies Mulling Return to Studio, Future Touring Plans

    February 14, 2011 5:20 PM EST As the Pixies gear up for the next leg of their "Doolittle" tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark album, the group members are divided about giving a similar treatment to another of its albums. "Everyone is asking, 'What's gonna be next?' "…

  7. Weezer Kicks Off Nostalgic 'Memories' Tour in Los Angeles

    November 29, 2010 6:38 PM EST There may be only a few '90s-era alt-rock stars left, but none has had a more unique path to sustained relevance than Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates in Weezer . Consider: After their self-titled breakthrough (now known as "The Blue Album"), which was a mainstay of MTV and radio…

  8. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtracks, handles both vocals and production…

  9. Robyn Revs Up Miami's Fillmore

    November 09, 2010 5:37 PM EST Robyn kicked off her first solo tour of the U.S. to a crowd of about 500 in Florida's 2,400-capacity Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Friday (Nov. 5). But the 31-year-old leftfield pop star, sporting her trademark white-blonde pixie 'do, a cut-off Philadelphia…

  10. Kings of Leon Make Record-Breaking Debut on U.K. Chart

    October 25, 2010 10:25 AM EDT K ings of Leon 's "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) made a record-breaking start to its U.K. album chart career yesterday (Sunday). In selling over 183,000 copies, it recorded the biggest first-week sale of any artist album this year, and the 49,000…

  11. Die Antwoord, "Evil Boy"

    October 22, 2010 12:07 PM EDT Die Antwoord is not known for subtlety: The South African rave-rap trio's style of pairing pummeling beats with filthy rhymes has exploded overnight on the Internet. It carries on its M.O. with a phallus-filled video for "Evil Boy," yet the single, part of the U.S. rerelease of…

  12. Ozzy Osbourne Says Booze, Not Politics, Prevented Israeli Gigs

    September 27, 2010 1:08 PM EDT O zzy Osbourne said that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn . Tuesday's performance will be his first ever in the Holy Land. Asked why…

  13. Kings of Leon Previews New Album In London

    July 01, 2010 1:56 PM EDT Tennessee-based rock heartthrobs Kings of Leon treated a sold-out crowd at London's Hyde Park last night to a four-song teaser from its upcoming, untitled album. According to NME, the quartet previewed four new songs -- "Immortals," "Mary," "Radioactive" and…

  14. Elton John Rocks Israel After Other Artists Cancel

    June 18, 2010 9:15 AM EDT A concert by Elton John has given Israelis a boost after a string of cancellations by other world-famous artists . The British rocker performed late Thursday in front of a screaming crowd of nearly 50,000 fans at a Tel Aviv stadium. John, who wore blue-tinted sunglasses, told the audience…

  15. 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…

  16. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  17. Israeli Raid On Gaza-Bound Flotilla Draws Mixed Artist Reaction

    June 11, 2010 12:10 PM EDT When the Pixies canceled their first-ever performance in Israel just three days before a scheduled June 9 gig in Tel Aviv, the veteran indie rock band became the latest in a string of acts to call off shows in the Jewish state. The Pixies' decision came a week after an Israeli commando…

  18. Pixies Calls Off Israel Concert After Gaza Raid

    June 07, 2010 8:17 AM EDT Pixies has canceled a concert in Tel Aviv in the wake of Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. The group's Tel Aviv promoter, Shuki Weiss, relayed a statement from the band announcing the cancellation "with great regret." The band did not specify why it was…

  19. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack's Mannequin singer Andrew McMahon with…

  20. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

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