1. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a Who's Who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12, including Eric…

  2. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring period that ran from May 2011 to May 2012. Along…

  3. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney , Roger Waters ,…

  4. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, hosted by actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard…

  5. Hot Tours: Coldplay Scores Massive Haul on World Tour

    September 11, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Coldplay clocks in at No. 1 on our latest ranking of top-grossing tours with a hefty box office total ($99.7 million) reported from the 2012 North American and European legs of the world tour supporting the album "Mylo Xyloto," the band's fifth studio set released last October.…

  6. Smashing Pumpkins 'Writing Songs for a New Album,' Corgan Says

    September 05, 2012 7:49 PM EDT After returning to the traditional album world with this year's well-received "Oceania," Billy Corgan plans to keep Smashing Pumpkins there for the foreseeable future. In fact, Corgan tells Billboard.com that he's "already started writing songs for a new album"…

  7. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Brad Paisley

    August 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wrapped on July 21 in Canada, were reported…

  8. The Beat: Mariah Carey on 'Idol,' Flo Rida on DVD, Roger Waters on 'The Wall'

    July 25, 2012 4:01 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, July 25 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Beach. In today&…

  9. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June…

  10. Roger Waters Tops Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 19, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Mid-Year Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore that took place Nov. 1, 2011, through…

  11. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Vans Warped Tour

    July 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Legendary rocker Roger Waters is No. 1 in this week's Hot Tours recap with $26.9 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of the blockbuster The Wall Live Tour that wraps later this month. This week's tally includes the 16 performances that occurred…

  12. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga

    June 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from Latin American performances in March and April as well as shows in the U.S. and Canada during May. The trek through Latin America generated $78.9 million in ticket…

  13. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Mana, Bob Dylan

    May 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Roger Waters takes the No. 1 ranking among this week's Top 10 Hot Tours with the highest concert box office ticket sales total reported so far in 2012. With almost 100,000 tickets sold at Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil, the rock legend grossed more than $12.5 million from…

  14. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard's novelty track "Make My Day"…

  15. Dave Grohl Q&A: Why Rock Will Never Die & Why 2011 Was His Best Year Ever

    January 10, 2012 1:55 PM EST "Right now, the current musical climate is not unlike it was back in 1991, right before Nirvana got popular," the Foo Fighters frontman tells us. After 17 years spent lurking on the fringes of rock superstardom, Foo Fighters now find themselves, in many ways, leading the charge for…

  16. Top 25 Tours of 2011

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST Chart Article 2011 turned out to be a resounding comeback year for the live music business, including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2's three-year 360° tour. The list of the Top 25 Tours comprises a healthy mix of genres and generations…

  17. Roger Waters Announces 'The Wall' 2012 North American Dates

    November 01, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters has announced the return of his stadium live show based around the group's 1979 classic "The Wall" to North America in 2012. The production will invade the continent for a 36-show tour that begins May 1, 2012 in Houston. After Pink Floyd first…

  18. Win! Signed Pink Floyd 'Immersion' Box Set & More

    September 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT The motherlode of Pink Floyd EMI reissues kicked off this week led by the release of the six-disc "Immersion" box set showcasing and augmenting 1973's classic "Dark Side Of The Moon,' and a five-show run of great artists performing key Pink Floyd tunes on 'Late…

  19. MGMT Cover Pink Floyd's Trippy 'Lucifer Sam' On Fallon

    September 29, 2011 12:10 PM EDT "Kids" psych-poppers MGMT appeared on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" yesterday (Sept. 28), putting their own trippy spin on Pink Floyd 's 1967 song "Lucifer Sam." Watch above. The indie band brought a more synth-based feel to the cut, which…

  20. Roger Waters & Foo Fighters Rock Floyd on 'Fallon,' Jimmy & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Go Gaga

    September 28, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The Foo Fighters took the stage yesterday (Sept. 27) on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where stage banter from lippy frontman Dave Grohl was replaced with awe. The rockers performed alongside Pink Floyd's Roger Waters during the second day of Pink Floyd Week on "Fallon,…

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