1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Piano Guys, Jackson Browne Hit High Notes

    October 17, 2014 9:45 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Jason Aldean notched the third-largest sales week of the year with the arrival of his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt , at No. 1. The set, released through Broken Bow Records, sold 278,000 in the week ending Oct. 12, according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  2. Peter Gabriel Cancels Concert in Ukraine Over Security Concerns

    May 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel has canceled a planned concert in Kiev on May 10 over security concerns against the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine. "Due to the on-going unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed…

  3. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  4. Beck's 'Morning Phase': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 14, 2014 12:25 PM EST Beck explains his first album in five years: "I'm not controlling where [the car] is going... just making sure it doesn't crash." Turns out Beck can make heartbreaking music , even when he actually is doing fine. Dressed in all black except for the tiny white polka…

  5. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  6. 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.…

  7. Hot Tours: Avenged Sevenfold, Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne

    May 27, 2011 1:15 PM EDT A venged Sevenfold claims the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tours rankings with more than $3.6 million in box office grosses reported from the Welcome to the Family Tour, which kicked off on April 22 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Joined by opening acts Three Days Grace , Bullet For My…

  8. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry

    May 12, 2011 2:25 PM EDT B on Jovi claims the No. 1 ranking on this week's list of Hot Tours based on ticket sales from concerts that occurred during March in five North American markets. Arenas in Chicago, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Vancouver hosted the legendary rock band with sellout crowds at…

  9. Hot Tours: Usher, Lady Gaga, Rush

    April 14, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Five single-venue sold out concerts in Australia and New Zealand by Usher on his OMG Tour give the Grammy-winning R&B star the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours list. Usher grossed over $7.6 million from five performances at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena with 62,075 fans in…

  10. Yanni, "Truth of Touch"

    February 12, 2011 5:28 PM EST It's been eight years since Yanni last released an album that sounds like, well, Yanni . But his latest release, "Truth of Touch," manages to be different from that, too. Following Yanni's pair of 2009 English and Spanish vocal albums ("Yanni Voices" and "…

  11. Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager, Dies

    April 08, 2010 3:26 PM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols , died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had been battling cancer "for some time,…

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blog of the survey, the way you might've…

  13. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SPIN THOSE…

  14. 'Now 30,' 'Hannah Montana' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 11:00 AM EDT After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen. Leading the pack of new entries are the "Now 30" compilation …

  15. March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds of fans panic while trying to catch a…

  16. Yanni Brings 'Voices' To Disney

    November 14, 2008 3:02 PM EST Yanni once titled an album "Dare to Dream," and he'll be doing exactly that in a wide-ranging new deal with Disney Music Group. On March 24, the company's new Disney Pearl imprint will release "Yanni Voices," the artist's first studio album in six years, and…

  17. Yanni Brings 'Voices' To Disney

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yanni once titled an album "Dare to Dream," and he'll be doing exactly that in a wide-ranging new deal with Disney Music Group. Yanni once titled an album "Dare to Dream," and he'll be doing exactly that in a wide-ranging new deal with Disney Music Group. On…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible" in the U.K. as his Epic album "Invincible" goes straight to the top of the country's album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 album as a 2001 - Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible…

  19. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is sched In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on…

  20. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, as well as members of the latter's entourage. The altercation took place backs Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele…

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