1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 …

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. '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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. Kirkwood Bros. Reunite For New Meat Puppets CD

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have completed work on their first Meat Puppets album together since 1995's "No Joke!," Billboard.com has learned. "Rise to Your Knees" will be released July 17 via Kan Brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have completed work on their first…

  16. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S. Market

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.com has learned. Initial Rough Trade/World Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label…

  17. Shiny Toy Guns

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Ghosts? Which room?" we ask as she darts a look to me and pushes Carah Faye’s room key towards me. "This one." Tonight suddenly became a different sort of interesting. 7 december. 1000hrs. seattle, Wash. looms on the morning horizon, a short drive from our gig in Spokane…

  18. The Garage Girls A Go-Go

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT We survived the 30 hour bus ride from the West Coast to Minneapolis with two stops, one in Montana and the other in North Dakota where the brakes on our bus decided to stop working correctly, leaving It's now 5:50pm in Minneapolis and getting ready to head to the venue for a 9pm show at…

  19. Billboard Bits: John Mayer, Tim McGraw, moe./The Who

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a new initiative with Apple's iTunes Music Store. John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a…

  20. Braff Drafts Coldplay, Snow Patrol For 'Last Kiss'

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock acts for the soundtrack to his new film, "The Last Kiss." As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock…

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