1. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Cher

    November 11, 2010 1:41 PM EST Bon Jovi 's Circle Tour takes the No. 1 position on the Hot Tours chart this week with box office totals reported from the last four dates on the Latin American leg of the tour. Tickets sales topped $14.5 million (US$) from the four sold out concerts that were all held at outdoor venues…

  2. Roger Waters Rebuild 'The Wall' In Boston

    October 07, 2010 4:32 PM EDT The 30th Anniversary return of Roger Waters ' audio-visual opus was bittersweet. Even as Pink Floyd fans packed the sold-out opening night in Boston on Thursday (Sept. 30), it seemed like the walls that isolated us back in 1980 are still present today. However, the scope of the two and-a…

  3. Roger Waters: Band Can Rewrite Pink Floyd Song As Anthem

    August 11, 2010 7:34 AM EDT Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band's classic "Another Brick in the Wall" for use as an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based band Blurred Vision, fronted by two exiled Iranian brothers, has reworked…

  4. 'Hey, Ayatollah!' Pink Floyd Anthem Re-written for Young Iranians

    August 05, 2010 5:39 PM EDT The Pink Floyd rock music classic "Another Brick in the Wall" has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect dissent young Iranians have for their government. The song replaces the teacher reference with "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!" It's performed by…

  5. Pink Floyd's Gilmour To Join Waters On Lone 'Wall' Date

    July 15, 2010 3:00 PM EDT After having performed together last weekend for just the second time since a bitter split in the early 1980s, Pink Floyd principals Roger Waters and David Gilmour are planning to collaborate again on stage at least once more. The recent reunion and the upcoming appearance stem from the 2009…

  6. Cancelled Tours Suggest Brutal Summer For Touring Acts

    June 16, 2010 2:09 PM EDT Cancelled shows and tours by usually reliable marquee artists like Christina Aguilera , the Eagles , U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), Sarah McLachlan 's Lilith Fair, Rhianna , John Mayer , Limp Bizkit , and the Go-Go's seem to belie the fact that the live music business is…

  7. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a statement. It's the first outing for "The…

  8. Roger Waters Announces 'The Wall' Tour Dates

    April 12, 2010 10:50 AM EDT As rumored in recent months, Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd 's "The Wall" on the road this fall for a 36-date North American tour starting Sept. 15 in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 13 in Anaheim. Prior to this, the 1979 concept album has only been performed 31 times -- by PInk…

  9. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. 14), recognized the most performed works in…

  10. Hot Tours: Madonna, U2, AC/DC, Idols Live Top Tours Chart

    August 12, 2009 5:41 PM EDT Madonna tops Hot Tours with more totals from "Sticky & Sweet," her world tour that kicked off last August. The shows reported during the most recent tabulation week include the singer's only show in Russia, an outdoor performance in St. Petersburg's Palace Square (Aug.…

  11. Jane's Addiction Reunion Marred By Feuds

    April 20, 2009 9:26 AM EDT War has broken out among the original members of Jane's Addiction, who are gearing up for their first tour in almost 18 years. Singer Perry Farrell told Reuters that a mediation attempt by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, with whom Jane's Addiction will tour next month, was…

  12. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kevin Wall was selected by former Vice…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  14. Live Earth India Canceled After Terror Attacks

    December 01, 2008 11:24 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday (Dec. 7), has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people. Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan were to share the stage at the event to raise…

  15. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  16. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  17. Pink Floyd Keyboardist Rick Wright Dies At 65

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history, died today (Sept. 15) in Britain after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history,…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  20. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, it was a…

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