1. U2 Debuts New Material At Tour Comeback

    August 09, 2010 8:43 AM EDT U2 will continue its 360 tour in Germany tomorrow (Aug. 10) at Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena and fans can expect to hear new material. The Irish band has returned from a two-month absence , which was caused by Bono's back injury. The U2 frontman required spinal surgery and the band was…

  2. Bono Bursts Back Onstage with U2 in Italy

    August 06, 2010 7:46 PM EDT U 2 frontman Bono burst back onto rock's center stage on Friday after a two-month absence for a back injury, as the Irish band resumed what its manager predicts will be the most lucrative concert tour in history. U2 shook a packed Olympic stadium in the northern Italian city of Turin as…

  3. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:15 PM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. "Things have gone very, very well," U2 manager Paul McGuinness…

  4. Bono Ready to Roll After Back Surgery

    July 14, 2010 4:25 PM EDT B ono's back. The 50-year-old frontman for Dublin supergroup U2 has announced he's fully recovered from emergency back surgery in Munich in May - and has apologized to ticket-holding North American fans who must wait an extra year to see the band return to action. U2 Tour Dates…

  5. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011

    July 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment announces today (July 13) that all 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S., which were recently postponed due to Bono's emergency back surgery , have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010…

  6. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Rammstein, Vasco Rossi

    June 24, 2010 12:01 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas take the week's No. 1 spot on Hot Tour with box office totals reported from nine arenas on the European leg of its E.N.D. World Tour. Following a 34-city North American trek which took place during the first four months of the year, the L.A.-based hip-hop group kicked off…

  7. Hot Tours: Depeche Mode, Metallica, 'Glee'

    June 10, 2010 3:06 PM EDT Depeche Mode tops the Hot Tours chart this week with over $18 million in ticket sales reported from its Tour of the Universe that wrapped at the end of February. The box office totals come from 15 European cities that hosted the band during the last four months of its tour. Barcelona's…

  8. Bono Undergoes Emergency Back Surgery

    May 21, 2010 12:02 PM EDT U2 lead singer Bono has undergone emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital after being injured while preparing for the next leg of the band's world tour, a spokesperson said Friday. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been preparing for the North American leg of the "360…

  9. Travis Barker, DJ AM Plane Crash Caused By Faulty Tires

    April 06, 2010 2:13 PM EDT Under-inflated tires led to a Learjet crash 18 months ago that killed four people and seriously injured blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM , federal safety investigators said, warning that the problem may be widespread on business jets. Investigators told the…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/13/10

    March 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Notorious B.I.G. Remembered By Friends on Twitter @iamdiddy…

  11. Ted Nugent Reuniting Amboy Dukes For Detroit Music Awards

    April 10, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Ted Nugent is ready for a journey to the center of his past. Nugent will reunite with his first recording band, the Amboy Dukes, on April 17 to receive a Distinguished Achievement Award at the annual Detroit Music Awards. The group also intends to play, marking the first performances of the …

  12. Katy Perry: Single Lady

    February 11, 2009 1:40 PM EST If you've only seen videos of Katy Perry singing "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold," looking like the love child of Zooey Deschanel and an anime character, you might take her for a lightweight. She giggles, does exaggerated pantomimes of femininity, and jumps into…

  13. The Billboard Q&A: Eddie Vedder (Part Two)

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pearl Jam frontman talks at length with Billboard about his soundtrack for the new Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild," its impact on his life, the 2008 election and how his creative process c Continued from page 1... Basically, Sean said the only people he'd listen to…

  14. 'Casino' Royale

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Big Casino," the bombastic first single from Jimmy Eat World's new "Chase This Light," is the story of an aging rocker laying out his version of reality. The Vegas-circuit character is explaining to "Big Casino," the bombastic first single from Jimmy Eat…

  15. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his h Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues…

  16. Adams Unveils Extensive Fall Itinerary

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams has been on the road since the June release of his new Lost Highway album, "Easy Tiger," but the songwriter has added even more dates to his fall itinerary. Ryan Adams has been on the road since the June release of his new Lost Highway album, "Easy Tiger," but…

  17. Maps

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day after he found out he'd been shortlisted for the U.K.'s Nationwide Mercury Prize, James Chapman (aka Maps) sounded like a guy who minded his own business –- that is, until he left the house The day after he found out he'd been shortlisted for the U.K.'s Nationwide…

  18. Martin, Medeski Discuss Mago, MMW, Wood Bros.

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare occurrence, as keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin perform as Mago for only the second time ever. T Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ciara, Electric Soft Parade, MySpace

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of Pink, Ciara has selected three unsigned artists, Paula Campbell, Tiffany Evans and Samantha Jade, for the Glamour Reel Music contest, which launched earlier this week. Following in the footsteps of Pink, Ciara has selected three unsigned artists, Paula Campbell,…

  20. Grand National Stirs Up Another 'Drink'

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Grand National will return this summer with its second album, "A Drink and a Quick Decision." The follow-up to 2005's "Drink To Moving On" will be released digitally June 11 via Recal U.K. rock outfit Grand National will return this summer with its…

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