1. Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours List as 20/20 Trek Nears End

    December 18, 2014 6:19 PM EST Justin Timberlake scores the top slot on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on ticket sales reported from his 20/20 Experience tour’s final sweep through North America. The pop star kicked off the tour's last leg on Nov. 20 in Portland, Ore., the first stop on a…

  2. Jeff Tweedy on Two New Wilco Releases: 'The Last Thing in the World I Wanted to Do Was to Listen Through All the Old Records'

    November 17, 2014 6:25 PM EST Though Wilco releases two major retrospectives this week to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Jeff Tweedy admits that he's not a guy who likes to celebrate the past.  "The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to listen through all the old records and all the old…

  3. Seether, Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    November 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Because "it's fun to tour with your friends," according to Seether bassist Dale Stewart, his band and Papa Roach will start 2015 with a co-headlining tour that begins Jan. 9 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., and wraps up Feb. 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino's The…

  4. Ozzy Osbourne Talks Black Sabbath's ‘Last Hurrah’ & Return to Solo Material

    October 31, 2014 3:53 PM EDT “We're disbanding the name and everything,” he says of the group’s upcoming last stand. With one more Black Sabbath album and tour on the drawing board, Ozzy Osbourne is also planning a return to his solo career and sees the new Memoirs of a Madman compilation as a "bridge"…

  5. Bob Crewe, Singer/Songwriter Behind Many Four Seasons Hits, Dies at 83

    September 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT He also discovered Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and wrote disco classics including 'Lady Marmalade.' Bob Crewe -- the singer, songwriter, producer and label owner who created many of the Four Seasons ' hits, discovered Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and was…

  6. Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Announce 2014 Tour

    August 07, 2014 1:35 PM EDT While Jimmy Page continues to gift the world with lavish Led Zeppelin reissues , Robert Plant is hitting the road this fall. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters (his backing band since 2012) will kick off a quick tour on Sept. 25 in Port Chester, NY, and wrap the run in Los…

  7. New Pornographers Announce 'Brill Bruisers' Album, Share New Song & Tour Dates

    June 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The New Pornographers are finally back. Four years since the release of their last album (2010's "Together") the power-popping supergroup today announced plans to release its sixth studio album -- titled "Brill Bruisers" -- Aug. 26 via Matador. Check out the title…

  8. Sam Smith Opens Up About Love & Sexuality

    May 28, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Sam Smith's LP "In the Lonely Hour" promises to be one of 2014's standout debuts. In a new interview with the Fader , the British singer-songwriter opened up about his love life like never before. "'In the Lonely Hour' is about a guy that I fell in love with…

  9. Lily Allen Announces Fall North American Tour

    May 12, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Lily Allen will support her just-released third studio album, "Sheezus," with her five tour of North America in five years later this year. The 19-date run will begin in Miami on Sept. 9, and conclude at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 10. Tickets for the tour will go…

  10. John Rich Stalker Told to Stop ‘Playing Games’ Or Face Jail

    April 23, 2014 11:09 PM EDT A Nashville judge issued a stern warning on Wednesday to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich. The Tennessean reports the judge told Mark "Chris" Sevier to stop "playing games" with the court or go to jail. Sevier faces two counts of aggravated stalking…

  11. John Rich Unveils New Lifestyle Line, Redneck Riviera

    March 18, 2014 7:57 PM EDT John Rich has always been great at creating new and varied sounds -- starting with Lonestar back in the mid 1990s, he has found success as a solo artist (“Shuttin’ Detroit Down”), as a producer and songwriter (Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), and his decade-long partnership with…

  12. Elbow Lands First No. 1 Album in U.K.

    March 17, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Longtime British modern rock favorites Elbow have achieved their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album, debuting at the top with their sixth studio release "The Take Off and Landing of Everything." On the new singles chart, Canadian duo Dvbbs (pronounced Dubbs) and producer Borgeous entered…

  13. Metronomy Unveils Michel Gondry-Directed ‘Love Letters’ Video: Watch

    February 12, 2014 5:58 AM EST British alternative pop group Metronomy are now paid-up members of a club which includes Radiohead, Kylie Minogue, The White Stripes, Beck, Daft Punk, Bjork and Foo Fighters. How so? They can boast a video directed by Michel Gondry. The Oscar-winning auteur has shot the clip for Metronomy’s …

  14. Boyfriend to Bring K-Pop to Middle America for Chicago & Dallas Shows

    January 03, 2014 7:40 PM EST The K-pop boy band forgoes the East and West coasts for their first visit to the States. Male K-pop outfit Boyfriend -- famous for recent K-pop hits like "Janus" and "I Yah" -- have announced two American showcases in March. The boy band's concerts are a real treat…

  15. St. Vincent Announces 2014 Tour, New Album

    December 10, 2013 9:54 PM EST One day after announcing a new album and releasing its first single, St. Vincent has confirmed a tour in 2014 in support of the record. According to Pitchfork , the indie singer-guitarist, real name Annie Clark, will embark on a 30-date North American tour, beginning Feb. 26 at New York'…

  16. The Pixies Announce New Bassist, Tour

    July 01, 2013 11:57 AM EDT The Pixies will kick off the first leg of a world tour in Paris on Sept. 29. On Friday the band graced fans with "Bagboy", the first new song from the group since 2004. The Paris date will also mark the first time that the band will be playing with new bassist, Kim Shattuck.…

  17. Fall Out Boy to 'Save Rock and Roll' in May

    February 04, 2013 10:10 AM EST Band announces new album, single and tour around first album since 2008 Fall Out Boy is a band on a mission… to "Save Rock and Roll," the title of the pop-punk group's first album in over four years, it was announced Monday morning in Chicago. "Save Rock and Roll…

  18. Soundgarden Shares 'Been Away Too Long' Video, 2013 Tour Dates: Watch

    November 09, 2012 1:52 PM EST Fans of Soundgarden have been waiting for the grunge group's return to recording for years -- and even the '90s icons know they've "Been Away Too Long." The band's new track, from reunion set "King Animal," finds the band in stomping, hard-riffing mode.…

  19. Grizzly Bear Returns With Fourth Album: Hear New Song 'Sleeping Ute'

    June 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to 2009's acclaimed "Veckatimest" album on Sept. 18 through Warp Records. Although the Brooklyn group's fourth studio effort does not yet have an announced title, Grizzly Bear unveiled its track list and released its…

  20. Ed Sheeran Announces U.S. Headline Tour

    June 04, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has already conquered his native Britain, having topped the charts and earning a multi-platinum album. Now with his debut effort, "+," set to hit U.S. shores on June 12, the Elektra artist has announced plans for his first North American headline tour.…

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