Crowd and atmosphere during Electric Zoo 2013

Bad Weather Shuts Down Concerts, Delays Flights

Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Aug. 31 wreaked havoc at musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.
Kate Bush, "50 Words for Snow"

Kate Bush Sets U.K. Chart Record

The revered English singer has two albums in the top 10 (The Whole Story at No. 6, Hounds of Love at No. 9), and a further six spread out in the top 40. All up, she has a staggering 11 albums in the top 50.

Rodriguez Lands Three Albums On Australian Sales Chart

The first Rodriguez album Cold Fact from 1969 is currently at No. 11, outpacing its previous chart peak of No. 23. Also on this week’s chart, the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is at No. 22 and his second and final studio album Coming From Reality (1971) is at No. 25.
Smokey Robinson for "Smokey & Friends"

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1, giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two previous No. 2-peaking sets. Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in its first week (ending Aug. 24), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was well ahead of the No. 2 title, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, which fell from the top slot.
L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for crew specializing in construction, lighting and sound, among dozens of additional professional tasks, boasted L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti in a press conference.
Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley & Kem Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

Country star Brad Paisley is set to collect his ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, "Moonshine in the Trunk," is aiming for a high arrival on the chart. Industry sources forecast the new album, which was released on Aug. 25, may sell around 50,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 31.