1. Trace Adkins' 'Christmas Show' Tour Blends Music With Theatrical Elements

    November 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Trace Adkins has been receiving some of the best reviews of his career as of late, due to his new Christmas release "The King’s Gift." A traditional collection of Yuletide tunes with a heavy emphasis on Celtic and Irish sounds, the singer tells Billboard he’s wanted to do such a…

  2. Spotlight On Emii

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Like so many other aspiring artists, Emii left her small hometown for New York as soon as she could, hoping to make her mark. Unlike most others, though, she's gained plenty of attention—and she's hungry for more. Although she has yet to release a full-length album, the Youngstown…

  3. Glenn Miller Trombonist Paul Tanner Dies at 95

    February 07, 2013 7:04 AM EST Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who later gave the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" its eerie hook, has died at 95. His stepson, Douglas Darnell, of Youngstown, Ohio, says Tanner died of pneumonia Tuesday morning at an assisted living center in Carlsbad…

  4. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the top of their game. "No retreat, believe…

  5. Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Spook Up 'Twins of Evil' Tour

    July 12, 2012 8:07 PM EDT Two of hard rock's masters of horror are hitting the road. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will co-headline the "Twins of Evil" tour, with dates planned for the U.S. and Europe. "Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It's…

  6. Hot Tours: Cirque Du Soleil, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli

    March 02, 2012 4:00 PM EST Soaring to the top of the Hot Tours rankings is Cirque du Soleil 's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, a touring production featuring the music of the King of Pop. $27 million in box office grosses from 30 performances were reported during the past week giving the music and dance…

  7. Hot Tours: 'Glee' Live, Sade, Taylor Swift

    August 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Glee Live! In Concert! reigns as the week's No. 1 Hot Tour based on box office grosses reported for the summer concert outing which features the cast of the popular Fox television show. The tour kicked off its North American trek on May 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas,…

  8. ZZ Top 'In Full Production' on New Album, Preps Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd

    March 29, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Z Z Top is "in full production" on a new album, its long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Mescalero," which guitarist Billy F. Gibbons predicts will be out "by the end of the year." Gibbons tells Billboard.com that the Texas trio has been working on the set in…

  9. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Working on Two Broadway 'Rock Operas'

    October 28, 2010 5:00 PM EDT T rans-Siberian Orchestra is gearing up for its annual holiday tour, but founder Paul O'Neill is still eyeballing the group's impending move to Broadway. O'Neill tells Billboard.com that he and his creative partners have two rock musicals in the works for the Great White Way. …

  11. Hear Los Lonely Boys Rock The Rolling Stones On New Live Album

    September 27, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Los Lonely Boys ' new concert album, "Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!," isn't due out until tomorrow (Sept 28), but exclusively on Billboard.com we've got a special stream of their cover of the Rolling Stones classic, "Beast Of Burden" featuring the Texican…

  12. Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Fleetwood Mac

    December 10, 2009 9:35 AM EST Trans-Siberian Orchestra has begun its annual winter tour with ticket sales figures already surpassing $14 million since the Nov. 1 kick off. Tour promoter Live Nation has reported totals from 13 arenas during the past week placing the rock orchestra in the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot…

  13. Hot Tours: Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam

    December 02, 2009 11:20 AM EST Britney Spears , who has been performing in North America and Europe since her Circus Tour began back in March, took her show down under this month, playing five markets in Australia. Following stops in Perth and Melbourne, Spears played a four-show engagement at Sydney's Acer Arena…

  14. Daughtry Announces Arena Tour Dates

    August 19, 2009 2:38 PM EDT Chris Daughtry and the rock band that bears his name are only halfway through a string of summer club dates celebrating the chart-topping album "Leave This Town," but the next extended jaunt through North American arenas is already set. The big-room leg of the tour kicks off Oct. 19…

  15. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 11:15 AM EDT On Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the band's second-ever festival date - the…

  16. March 23, 2009

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – With “Confessions,” Usher becomes the first R&B artist to have an album sell 1.1 million copies in its first week. 2004 – Roy “Pop” Lewis of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family dies at a hospital in Washington, Ga. He is 98. 2002 – ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend…

  17. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 11:28 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White Lies for Dark Times" is due in May via Virgin and finds Harper backed by guitarist Jason Mozersky, drummer Jordan Richardson and bassist…

  18. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White…

  19. Beastie Boys Add Dates To Swing State Tour

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The trek will now begin Oct. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., with Sheryl Crow and The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

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