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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  2. Frank Ocean Pulls Out of Coldplay Stadium Tour, European Festival Dates

    August 13, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Frank Ocean put an end to his European tour on Saturday, abruptly pulling out of various summer festivals, including Way Out West in Sweden, and a Coldplay stadium tour that would have taken the Channel Orange singer to ten major cities starting l ...

  3. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  4. Max Vangeli and AN21 Ready Their First Album on Swedish House Mafia Member's Imprint

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Watching them pogo, fist-pump and otherwise wild out in festival booths across the globe, one might not think of Max Vangeli and AN21 as old souls. But when talk turns to classic house music and the dancefloor experience, they sound like old-schoo ...

  5. Frank Ocean To Open For Coldplay On European Dates

    March 05, 2012 2:59 PM EST A little over a year after releasing his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape, which included a creative cover of Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing," Frank Ocean will be galavanting around Europe with the U.K. arena rockers later this summer. Warner ...

  6. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  7. Tyler Bates On Scoring 'Conan the Barbarian'

    August 17, 2011 3:51 PM EDT Tyler Bates has written the score for "Killer Joe," director William Friedkin's ("The French Connection," "The Exorcist") first film in five years, an adaptation of Tracy Letts' play starring Matthew McConau ...

  8. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  9. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  10. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  11. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  12. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  13. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  14. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  15. Ireland’s Hansard In The Frame For An Oscar

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist from “the second-biggest band in Ireland” is up for an Oscar. The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards unveiled by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today clearly loaded the dice in favor of the previous awar ...

  16. Underworld Shape Up For Electronic Beats Fests

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British electronic act Underworld will take part in the 2007 Electronic Beats Festivals, the flagship live-music event for wireless carrier T-Mobile International. This year's fest tour kicked off early June in Budapest, Hungary. It continues ...

  17. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  18. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  19. World-Renowned Bassist Aladar Pege Dies

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. World-renowned bassist Aladar Pege, who moved with ease from jazz to classics and lifted his bulky instrument to star status, has died, the Hungarian cultural ministry said Sunday. He was 67. The state MTI news agency cited family membe ...

  20. T-Mobile Drums Up Electronic Beats Fests

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Electronic Beats," the electronic-music and lifestyle festival conceived by wireless-phone giant T-Mobile International, has unveiled a line-up of major European acts for shows in Austria, the Czech "Electronic Beats," the ele ...

  21. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  22. Disney Raising Games Profile With Living Buy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Internet Group said Nov. 7 it has acquired Munich-based mobile games developer and publisher Living Mobile, creator of such games as "Hudson Soft's Bomberman," "Lode Runner" and "Resid LONDON (The Holl ...

  23. Czech Amendment Threatens Performance Royalties From Hotels

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright Act concerning music performances in hotels has angered collecting societies, which fear substantial revenue losses. PRAGUE -- A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright ...

  24. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  25. Sony BMG Appoints Eastern Europe MDs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Oct. 1) appointed heads of its operations in Eastern Europe. Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Oct. 1) appointed heads of its operations in Eastern Europe. Prague-based Sony Music Central Europe managing direc ...

  26. Sony BMG Appoints Eastern Europe MDs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Oct. 1) appointed heads of its operations in Eastern Europe. Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Oct. 1) appointed heads of its operations in Eastern Europe. Prague-based Sony Music Central Europe managing direc ...

  27. Bowie Has Heart Surgery, Back Home Recovering

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August, his publicist said yesterday. British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart ...

  28. Injured Bowie Cancels European Tour

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on the European leg of his A Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder. The artist has already called off four shows, including a planned he David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on th ...