1. Las Vegas Shooting Eyewitness: 'I Don't Know If We'll Ever Get Back to the Way We Used to Be'

    October 03, 2017 8:45 PM EDT "I just kept hearing, 'When you hear the shots, drop. When you don’t hear the shots, run.'" As gunshots fired down upon the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas during Jason Aldean 's set on Oct. 1, concert ...

  2. Shania Twain, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus & More Aiming for High Debuts on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    October 03, 2017 8:14 PM EDT Plus: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and the late Tom Petty are heading for the top 10. A trio of divas are aiming for high debuts on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart: Shania Twain , Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus . Industry forecasters suggest Twain’s ...

  3. Chris Hillman of The Byrds' Latest Solo Album May Contain Tom Petty's Final Recordings

    October 03, 2017 8:08 PM EDT The late rock icon produced Hillman's 'Bidin' My Time,' which was released last month. Chris Hillman was quick to remember his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mate Tom Petty  on Tuesday -- and with good reason. Petty produced Hillma ...

  4. Las Vegas Victims' Fund Organizer Talks Raising $8M in Two Days, Plans for the Money

    October 03, 2017 7:36 PM EDT "We will get back together and Las Vegas will come back stronger than it was," Steve Sisolak, chairman of Clark County Commission. When terror struck Las Vegas on Sunday night, Steve Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County Commission, whic ...

  5. Bob Seger Postpones Tour Due to Vertebrae Issue

    October 03, 2017 7:04 PM EDT "I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll." Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band have postponed the rest of their North American Runaway Train Tour so their bandleader can tend to a medical is ...

  6. Jared Leto to Star as Hugh Hefner in Biopic

    October 03, 2017 6:58 PM EDT Leto will play the Playboy mogul in Brett Ratner's planned project. Jared Leto will soon be donning the iconic silk pajamas and smoking jacket of  Playboy  founder Hugh Hefner, who died Sept. 27 at age 91, for an upcoming biopic from Brett Ra ...

  7. Jason Aldean Cancels Upcoming Shows in Wake of Route 91 Harvest Shooting: 'It Is the Right Thing to Do'

    October 03, 2017 6:34 PM EDT In the wake of Sunday night's massacre at the Route 91 Harvest festival during Jason Aldean's set, the country star announced that his next set of scheduled shows are canceled. Aldean, currently on his They Don't Know Tour, had show ...

  8. Route 91 Harvest Festival Issues Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

    October 03, 2017 6:27 PM EDT "Senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers." The Route 91 Harvest Festival became the site of tragedy on Sunday, as a gunman opened fire on thousands of concertgoers at the Las Vegas ve ...

  9. Las Vegas Gunman Had Device That Lets Guns Fire Like Automatic

    October 03, 2017 5:43 PM EDT Though legally and widely available, the so-called “bump stocks” have attracted scrutiny from authorities and lawmakers in recent years. The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessorie ...

  10. Michael Jackson Tax Judge Won't Throw Out Testimony Just Because IRS Expert Lied

    October 03, 2017 5:36 PM EDT The tax trial of the century gets closer to an ultimate decision. As U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes gets ready to render a decision in a huge case examining whether money is owed in estate taxes from Michael Jackson 's death in 2009, the In ...

  11. Don Felder Remembers Tom Petty as a Friend, Student & 'Fearless' Performer

    October 03, 2017 5:21 PM EDT The former Eagles guitarist looks back on growing up with Petty in Gainesville, Florida. Among the late Tom Petty 's many Gainesville, Florida, buddies, Don Felder holds a special distinction. Four years Petty's senior, the former Eagles ...

  12. Las Vegas Hospitals Cope With Tragedy as Victims Arrive in Droves

    October 03, 2017 3:52 PM EDT Scores remained in critical condition Tuesday following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with at least 59 killed and 527 injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. In cars, in ambulances waiting four or five deep, ...

  13. All of Tom Petty's Record 28 Mainstream Rock Songs Top 10s

    October 03, 2017 2:52 PM EDT The rock legend, who died Oct. 2 at 66, boasts the most top 10s in the Mainstream Rock Songs chart's history. Here's all of them. Last week (on the chart dated Oct. 7), Foo Fighters rose to third place on the all-time list for the most t ...

  14. Tom Petty by the Numbers: A 'Breakdown' of 40 Years of Hits

    October 03, 2017 2:47 PM EDT Tom Petty made his  Billboard  chart debut in September 1977, alongside his backing band The Heartbreakers, when their self-titled first album opened at No. 190 on the Billboard 200. The debut launched an impressive career spanning four decades, w ...

  15. Rosanne Cash Calls on Country Artists to Denounce NRA in New York Times Op-Ed

    October 03, 2017 2:35 PM EDT Today (Oct. 3), The New York Times published an op-ed written by country singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash , the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash , calling for country musicians to stand up to the NRA in the wake of the mass shooting at a country music ...

  16. Jennifer Lopez Postpones Las Vegas Residency Shows Following Shooting

    October 03, 2017 2:30 PM EDT "Jennifer is heartbroken that such a senseless tragedy occurred. Her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." Jennifer Lopez has postponed the next three dates of her Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Reso ...

  17. Kendrick Lamar, 'Despacito' Propel 40 Percent Jump In On-Demand Streaming In Nielsen Music's Q3 Report

    October 03, 2017 2:26 PM EDT One bright spot for physical: vinyl albums gained 3.1 percent, with a 50-year-old Beatles LP as top seller. Streaming growth continues to accelerate as total on-demand streams for audio and video in the United States hit 442.44 billion for the fir ...

  18. Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson Will Take Over Warner Bros. Records, Cameron Strang to Step Down

    October 03, 2017 12:50 PM EDT Warner Music Group unveiled the new leadership team today (Oct. 3) that will take over at Warner Bros. Records: Aaron Bay-Schuck , the president of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M, will be named co-chairman and CEO of the label; and Tom Corso ...

  19. Matthew E. White's Spacebomb Partners With Glassnote's Resolved Records

    October 03, 2017 12:49 PM EDT Spacebomb Group, the collaborative label, studio, house band, publisher and artist management startup founded by Matthew E. White , has entered into an all-encompassing strategic partnership with Glassnote Entertainment Group's Resolved Recor ...

  20. 'Making Your Noise': Bella Union Founder Simon Raymonde on His New Band and the Future of Indie Labels

    October 03, 2017 12:33 PM EDT Every independent label faces a constant battle of finance versus culture. Simon Raymonde has spent two decades in the trenches of that battle with Bella Union , his boutique outfit that celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Bands who ha ...

  21. Coping With the Gut Punch of Tom Petty's Death at 66

    October 03, 2017 11:59 AM EDT I don’t believe the good times are all over I don’t believe the thrill is all gone Real love is a man’s salvation The weak grow strong The strong carry on Some news reports you just don’t want to believe, so you stay off the internet for a few min ...

  22. Landmarks Around the World Go Dark to Mourn Las Vegas Shooting Victims

    October 03, 2017 11:31 AM EDT From the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building, landmarks went dark in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims. Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, became the site of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American h ...

  23. Circle Talent Agency, Space Yacht & Sound Present 'Come Together' for Las Vegas & Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

    October 03, 2017 11:27 AM EDT Circle Talent Agency has teamed up with events group Space Yacht and Sound Present to throw Come Together, a benefit concert that will directly help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and the natural disaster in Puerto Rico. The show is Tuesday ...

  24. 'An Artist of Incredible Power': Tom Petty Mourned By Warner Bros., Live Nation, SiriusXM and More

    October 03, 2017 10:43 AM EDT Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow calls Petty a "true rock and roll purist." Tom Petty had a long and fruitful career with Warner Bros. Records  -- following a fruitful but  contentious one with MCA -- and on Tuesday (Oct. ...

  25. Warner Music's Board of Directors: Cameron Strang Is Out, Max Lousada and Jon Platt Are In

    October 03, 2017 9:16 AM EDT UPDATE: Strang has  stepped down  as CEO of WBR. Earlier story is below. Changes at Warner Music Group continue this week with the resignation of Cameron Strang , current chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records, from the major label group's ...

  26. Google and Facebook Amplified Fake News About Las Vegas Attack

    October 03, 2017 8:10 AM EDT False news that erroneously named a suspect in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday spread on Google and Facebook before the services removed the posts in question, the two companies acknowledged Monday. Erroneous posts on both services -- ...

  27. Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty to Wire Fraud

    October 03, 2017 7:58 AM EDT The disgraced promoter behind April's disastrous Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, 25, pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Monday (Oct. 2) as part of the continued fall-out from the promised luxury event in t ...

  28. CW Delays iHeart Radio Music Festival Broadcasts in Wake of Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

    October 03, 2017 7:41 AM EDT The festival was taped Sept. 22-23 near the site of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The CW is delaying its planned two-night broadcast of the iHeart Radio Music Festival following the deadly Las Vegas shootings that have left at least ...

  29. Steven Tyler Downplays Health Rumors After Aerosmith's South American Tour Cancelation

    October 03, 2017 7:15 AM EDT Steven Tyler put out a statement on Aerosmith 's website on Monday (Oct. 2) to address rumors surrounding his health to blame for the band cancelling the four remaining shows left on their South American tour. When news broke of the cancellat ...

  30. The Killers, Post Malone Rule Australia's Charts

    October 03, 2017 5:35 AM EDT The Killers shoot to No. 1 on Australia’s albums chart  with Wonderful Wonderful (Island/Universal), the American alternative rockers’ second leader in the market, while Post Malone visits the summit of the national singles chart for the first tim ...

  31. Keith Urban, Vince Gill Pay Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims at Nashville Vigil: 'They're Like Family'

    October 02, 2017 10:09 PM EDT Keith Urban and Vince Gill joined the Nashville community in remembrance of the lives lost at the Las Vegas country music festival. The country music community and its home of Nashville honored the victims of the tragic shooting at Las Vegas' ...

  32. In Face of Las Vegas Shooting, Congressional Inaction

    October 02, 2017 9:42 PM EDT Democrats seized on the violence in Nevada to demand tougher gun restrictions, but the Republican-Controlled Congress looks unlikely to respond. The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas renewed Democrats’ calls Monday for gun safety legislation, but ...

  33. Erroneous Reports About Tom Petty's Death Cause Confusion

    October 02, 2017 9:35 PM EDT The confusions started when CBS published Petty’s obituary after tweeting that the LAPD had confirmed his death. For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead. Courtney Love , Talib Kweli , Kid Rock , Cyndi Lauper , Paul Stanl ...

  34. Las Vegas Shooting Eyewitnesses Share Firsthand Accounts: 'I Kept Saying That This Was My Time'

    October 02, 2017 8:55 PM EDT Billboard spoke with three eyewitnesses who were in attendance when gunshots were fired from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. With a toll of at least 59 deaths and 525 injuries, Sunday night's  mass shooting at the ...

  35. How Gun Safety Laws Have (And Haven't) Changed Since Pulse & What Still Needs to Be Done

    October 02, 2017 8:26 PM EDT Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, discusses gun control in America and how country stars can help. In light of the horrific loss of life in Las Vegas Sunday evening, when a lone wolf killed 59 people and wo ...

  36. Las Vegas Shooting Area Map: Mandalay Bay, Festival Grounds & Surroundings

    October 02, 2017 7:49 PM EDT A map of the area shows how the gunman was able to inflict so much damage, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500. When a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and injuring more ...

  37. Jason Aldean's Label Head Talks Dealing With Las Vegas Shooting From Afar

    October 02, 2017 7:15 PM EDT Jon Loba, exec VP for BBR Music Group, home to Jason Aldean and Adam Craig, relays his experience as he lived the terror with his staff and artists long distance. Jon Loba, exec VP for BBR Music Group, home to Jason Aldean and Adam Craig , was not ...

  38. Music Cares Fund Established to Raise Money for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

    October 02, 2017 5:09 PM EDT The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee established the Music Cares Fund on Monday (Oct. 2) to raise money for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured. On Sunday, the final night of the Route ...

  39. Live Nation Shares Statement on Las Vegas Shooting: 'We Must Come Together to Prevent More Tragedies'

    October 02, 2017 4:30 PM EDT Live Nation, the promoter behind the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that has put on the event  for the past four years , issued a heartfelt statement following the tragic shooting that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured after ...

  40. Police Confirm No Shots Were Fired on USC Campus After Shooting Scare

    October 02, 2017 4:01 PM EDT LAPD are searching Fertitta Hall at the Marshall School of Business, according to USC security alerts. LAPD has confirmed no shots have been fired at the University of Southern Campus after receiving a call Thursday afternoon of a possible active ...

  41. CMA, Nashville Convention & Visitor's Corp and Mayor to Hold Vigil in Honor of Las Vegas Shooting Victims

    October 02, 2017 3:44 PM EDT In the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured after a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night (Oct. 1), the city of Nashville and the Country Music Assoc ...

  42. Las Vegas Shooting: Victims Remembered in Stories & Tributes

    October 02, 2017 3:14 PM EDT At least 58 people were killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. UPDATE:  Read an updated list of all 58 victims here .  At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night in ...

  43. Sean Hannity's Trump Interview Canceled in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

    October 02, 2017 2:33 PM EDT Fox News did not say conclusively whether the interview would be rescheduled. Fox News announced on Monday afternoon that a planned interview of President Trump by 9 p.m. anchor Sean Hannity has been canceled in light of the mass shooting in Las V ...

  44. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Calls on Speaker Ryan for 'Immediate Creation of Select Committee on Gun Violence'

    October 02, 2017 2:24 PM EDT Late Sunday night (Oct. 1), lone gunman Stephen Paddock, 64,  opened fire on a crowd of over 22,000 Route 91 Harvest country music festival concertgoers from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. As o ...

  45. Ticketmaster Sues Brokers for Using Bots to Gain Advantage

    October 02, 2017 1:42 PM EDT Ticketmaster is once again in court in an attempt to do something about brokers who use "bots" to gain an advantage in buying and selling tickets. On Monday, the subsidiary of Live Nation filed suit in California against Prestige Enterta ...

  46. Josh Abbott Band Guitarist Flips Gun Control Stance Following Las Vegas Shooting: 'We Need Gun Control RIGHT. NOW.'

    October 02, 2017 1:40 PM EDT Josh Abbott Band guitarist Caleb Keeter took to Twitter on Monday morning (Oct. 2) to share his thoughts on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured. The Texas country group performed at ...

  47. Steve Aoki Urges Fans to Donate Blood After Las Vegas Shooting

    October 02, 2017 12:48 PM EDT Las Vegas hospitals are in dire need of all blood types following a tragic shooting that left more than 50 dead and 500 injured Sunday, Oct. 1. Steve Aoki is one of the many DJs and producers who has made Las Vegas his home. He took to Twitter and ...

  48. A Brief History of the Route 91 Harvest Festival

    October 02, 2017 12:36 PM EDT More than 22,00 country fans came out for the fourth annual Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend. The fourth edition of the event from Live Nation's country division sets up shop on a 15-acre plot on Las Vegas Boul ...

  49. U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Kim Dotcom Case

    October 02, 2017 12:33 PM EDT Megaupload's Kim Dotcom couldn't get a date with the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court announced that it wouldn't be reviewing his challenge to the U.S. government's seizure of tens of millions of dollars in Megaupl ...

  50. Marshmello Cancels Las Vegas Show in Wake of Deadly Shooting

    October 02, 2017 12:03 PM EDT Sunday, Oct. 2, Las Vegas was rocked by a mass shooting that left more than 50 dead and 500 injured. A man identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, used an automatic weapon from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort to open fire on attende ...

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