Richmond

  1. Foo Fighters Agree to Play Crowdfunded, Fan-Requested Richmond Show

    June 14, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Earlier this year, four Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia, noticed that their favorite band hadn't played in their hometown -- and frontman Dave Grohl's home state -- since 1998. Intent upon changing that, they decided to wage a ca ...

  2. How a Slew Of New Reporters Got To Top 40

    November 07, 2012 2:00 PM EST Format booms are often propelled by a hot body of music, but they don't always start that way. CBS launched Mike Joseph¹s Hot Hits format on WCAU-FM Philadelphia in September 1981--hardly a great time for top 40 music. WCAU¹s success prompted ...

  3. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  4. Tyler Perry Protogee Tamela Mann Steps Up To The Plate

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT With a hit single now nearing the top of Billboard's Gospel Songs chart and a new album, "Best Days," due Aug. 14, actress Tamela Mann is watching her singing career shift onto higher ground. "It is my passion to put out music ...

  5. Freaky Rock Act Yeasayer Gets Freakier (and Even More Ambitious) on 'Fragrant World'

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT ''Folk Hero Shtick," an especially trippy track on psych-rock trio Yeasayer's third album, "Fragrant World," was written about an "annoying rock star" who was completely out of touch with reality, according ...

  6. Road Work: Future Island, Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers, The Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT To infinity and beyond: Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands continues to tour behind last year's "On the Water" (Thrill Jockey), playing hometown venue Current Gallery on July 27 before hitting Catalyst Nightclub in Santa Cruz, ...

  7. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

  8. Vince Gill On Going Indie

    May 09, 2012 7:12 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vince Gill can do whatever he wants. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Country Music Hall of Fame member doesn't have a record deal. He got signed by a label in 1983 and had been on the MCA Records roster sin ...

  9. Galactic, Funky METERS, Skrillex; Cloud 9's Mark Brown on A Decade of Jam Cruises

    May 07, 2012 3:00 PM EDT It's the tenth anniversary of Jam Cruise, the annual cruise around the Caribbean put on by Cloud 9 Adventures and featuring a lineup of some of the biggest names in the jam/funk/jazz/bluegrass communities. Jam Cruise 11 (the inaugural year fe ...

  10. John Mayer Unveils Tour Dates, Previews New Single 'Shadow Days'

    February 27, 2012 5:21 PM EST It's been two years since John Mayer last toured the U.S., but this April the singer/songwriter will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised . But wait there's more: Mayer posted a 60 second clip of the reco ...

  11. GWAR's Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, Found Dead on Tour Bus

    November 04, 2011 7:57 AM EDT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The lead guitarist for the costumed heavy metal band GWAR has been found dead on their tour bus. Manager Jack Flanagan and record label Metal Blade say Cory Smoot was found early Thursday before crossing into Canada following a ...

  12. How Three Indie Labels Took Over A Failing Independent Record Collective's Distribution

    September 19, 2011 8:26 AM EDT When the owner of their indie distributor turned out to be missing in action, three indie labels took the unprecedented steps of taking over the company. As part of that move, boutique distributor, Independent Record Collective in Richmond, VA., w ...

  13. 5 Hot Fall Tours: Widespread Panic, Reba McEntire, Foster The People, Tiesto and Pretty Lights

    July 22, 2011 12:56 PM EDT WIDESPREAD PANIC VENUES: Theaters, amphitheaters, arenas DATES: Sept. 15-Dec. 31 SUPPORT: Trombone Shorty, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Futurebirds; most shows billed as "an evening with" BOOKING AGENT: Buck Williams, Progressive G ...

  14. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  15. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. “He said, 'I'd re ...

  16. Business Matters: Live Nation, Sony, Nokia, Slacker and More

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Want free advice from some of the industry’s leading direct-to-fan experts ? During the “Your Fans Are Your Livelihood” panel on March 17 at SXSW , the four panelists will critique the direct-to-fan marketing efforts of two artists. Panelists a ...

  17. Torrent Site isoHunt Loses Court Battle

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST British Columbia-based torrent site isoHunt has been handed a huge blow, having lost a summary judgment in a California court battle with the Motion Picture Association of America. isoHunt, which is run by Richmond, BC-resident Gary Fung, had argu ...

  18. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  19. IsoHunt Opts For Trial To Establish Legal Status

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian BitTorrent site isoHunt is taking legal action against the Canadian Recording Industry Association and its major label members in an attempt to establish the legality of its service. "We must fight the increasing noise we are drowned ...

  20. Chris Brown Announces 'Fan Appreciation' Tour

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last month, New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced Chris Brown would be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, marking his first major promotional event since his February 8 altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, Jive Reco ...

  21. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Hot Topic, iTunes Pricing

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- UPC Ireland , parent company of the NTL and Chorus Internet service providers, has refused to comply with requests from the four major music gr ...

  22. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  23. P2P isoHunt Loses Appeal

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peer-to-peer site isoHunt, one of the largest on the Internet, has lost the second round in its legal battle to be declared legal in Canada. The service, run by Richmond, B.C.-based Gary Fung, had sought to have a British Columbia court rule that ...

  24. Toad's Place In Richmond To Close?

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The fate of Toad's Place in Richmond, Va., could be decided in the next couple of days, according to sources, who tell Billboard.biz that lawyers are currently working out a dispute between owners of the 1,435-capacity venue and the building& ...

  25. Best Buy Taps President/COO Dunn As New CEO

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy Co. Inc. laid out a succession plan Wednesday, saying Brian J. Dunn, its president and COO, will take over this summer as chief executive of the nation's largest consumer electronics chain. The 48-year-old, who began working at the c ...

  26. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  27. Circuit City Auction Canceled For Lack Of Interest

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bankrupt electronics chain Circuit City Stores Inc did not receive enough bids on leases for stores it plans to shutter, forcing it to cancel an auction set for Thursday, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. Circuit City, the second-largest U.S. ...

  28. Global Spectrum To Manage Virginia Venue

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The city of Roanoke, Va., has signed Philadelphia-based venue management firm Global Spectrum as the new operator and manager of the Roanoke Civic Center. Global named Chris Connolly, a 10-year company veteran, as the new GM of the Civic Center. G ...

  29. Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy Protection

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday (Nov. 10) but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches. It filed under Chapter 11 of t ...

  30. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and Nov. 2 in Milwaukee. &qu ...

  31. Peermusic Inks Exclusive With UK Hitmaker

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic, the independent music publishing company based in Richmond, Calif., has signed a long-term exclusive worldwide publishing deal with UK-based songwriter/producer Steve Mac. The deal encompasses Mac's Rokstone catalogue, including hi ...

  32. Line of Dylan Harmonicas Set For Release

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, a musical instrument maker, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's signature. &qu ...

  33. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  34. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  35. Q&A: Teddy Bear Founders

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Dean and Ted Hopkins have been key players in the Washington, D.C., R&B music scene for more than two decades. Hopkins had worked with local labels and owned and managed the Club LeBaron nightspot before moving into management with D.C.& ...

  36. From The Magazine: Shop Talk

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even though sales appear slightly off last year's pace in the first three weeks of the holiday selling season, music merchandisers say it still might outpace 2005. In particular, they cite a favorable calendar-which as H.L. Distributors owner ...

  37. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  38. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  39. HOB Goes Cheap With Discount Tickets

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weeks after Clear Channel Entertainment announced it would offer deep discounts on lawn seats at many CCE sheds, House Of Blues is kicking off a similar program, with $20 seats to more than 80 House o Weeks after Clear Channel Entertainment announ ...

  40. GWAR Inks With DRT

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Album due in the fall. Heavy metal group GWAR has signed with New York-based DRT Entertainment. The band will release its first album of new material in three years this October. GWAR -- which stands for God What an Awful Racket -- will reunite wi ...

  41. Circuit City Same-Store Sales Up

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Circuit City Stores Inc., the No. 2 U.S. electronics chain, today (June 4) reported quarterly sales at stores open at least a year rose 6.4% as price cuts offset stiff competition from archrival Best Circuit City Stores Inc., the No. 2 U.S. electr ...

  42. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  43. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  44. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  45. Incubus Plots Major World Tour

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based rock act Incubus is embarking on a 100-date world tour of more than four continents, its largest road trip to date. The outing launches March 3 at the Budokan in Tokyo, and winds through su L.A.-based rock act Incubus is embarking on a ...