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  1. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  2. Backbeat: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform New Album For Vagrant, KCRW-Filled Crowd

    April 09, 2012 1:22 PM EDT KCRW DJ Liza Richardson, center, was host of a concert performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The newly expanded band comprises, from left, Josh Collazo, Stewart Cole, Aaron Arnz, Seth Ford Young, Mark Noseworthy, Richardson, Alex Eb ...

  3. This Week in Music: Mog CEO David Hyman on Facebook Integration, Why Streaming Is the Way to Go

    November 14, 2011 2:38 PM EST The newest episode of "This Week in Music" features Mog founder and CEO David Hyman in an interview shot live at New Noise Santa Barbara. Hyman discussed the evolution of Mog into a free, web-based music streaming service which has becom ...

  4. Backbeat: The Gourds Celebrate Vanguard Records Debut Album At L.A. Release Party

    September 16, 2011 12:53 AM EDT "This is the biggest night of our career," Gourds accordionist/keyboardist Claude Bernard joked early on during the alt-country band's album release party at Los Angeles' Echo on Sept. 13. But the ear-to-ear smiles on concertgo ...

  5. Heineken-Sponsored Conectate Tour Launches New Website

    July 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Heineken and MX Live Entertainment have launched a new website featuring music acts from the Conéctate Con Heineken tour. Included in the concert series is the Mexican rock band Zoe, who performs July 30 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia. The band i ...

  6. New Jeff Bridges Album To Be Released Aug. 16, Feature Rosanne Cash, Benji Hughes and More

    May 10, 2011 10:54 PM EDT A track from the late Stephen Bruton that was left out of the 2009 film "Crazy Heart" will lead off Jeff Bridges' first solo album in 11 years. EMI's Blue Note will release the set on Aug. 16. Bridges and his producer T-Bone Bu ...

  7. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  8. Adam Friedman to Step Down As Nederlander CEO

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts CEO Adam Friedman will exit the company after serving in that capacity since 2006, Billboard.biz has learned. His last day at Nederlander will be Jan. 21; Friedman informed his staff of his decision this morning and a press re ...

  9. Christmas Sales Decisive For Nation's Two Largest Booksellers

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The two largest U.S. bookstore chains have offered up a compelling cliffhanger this holiday season that will seal the fate of brick-and-mortar bookselling. In the latest chapter, Barnes & Noble Inc has put itself up for sale, while Borders Gro ...

  10. Sonos Signs Up Spotify

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonos will release a free software update later this month that will enable users of the multi-room wireless music system to stream songs via Spotify. Spotify will be available for Sonos in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden a ...

  11. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Edwards, an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff, has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19 ...

  12. Calif. Lawmaker Ponders Neverland As State Park

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The former home of the King of Pop could become California's latest state park under an idea being floated by a California state lawmaker. Assemblyman Mike Davis said that he believes it's worth studying whether the California Department ...

  13. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  14. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. & ...

  15. Sonos Launches New Multi-Room Controller

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sonos, a leading developer of wireless multi-room home music systems, has launched a new color touch-screen controller. The Sonos Controller 200 (CR200) has a 3.5-inch screen featuring text and graphics relating to the music being played such as a ...

  16. The Michael Jackson Movie You Never Saw

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He may be known for his music, but few knew Michael Jackson also enjoyed another artistic outlet: the movies. The King of Pop's long association with a small-time filmmaker led to a featured role in a campy 2007 film unknown to many of his fa ...

  17. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its Best Childen's Album Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 o ...

  18. DEA Joins Michael Jackson Death Probe

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death have become a federal issue, with the Drug Enforcement Administration asked to help police take a look at the pop star's doctors and possible drug use. Following Jackson's death, ...

  19. Michael Jackson's Will Cuts Out Ex-wife, Names Mother As A Beneficiary

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's 7-year-old will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, giving his entire estate to a family trust and cutting out his former wife Debbie Rowe. The will, dated July 7, 2002, estimated his estate at that time at more than ...

  20. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  21. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  22. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  23. Depeche Mode Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Depeche Mode will tour North America this summer, beginning July 24 in Toronto. Venues have yet to be announced for the trek, which runs through Sept. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band will be out in support of its new album, Sounds ...

  24. Nederlander To Exclusively Book San Jose Venue

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has struck a deal with Team San Jose for the former to be the exclusive talent booker for the 3,000-seat Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. "I've always had an interest in [San Jose] because of the lack of attentio ...

  25. Ximena Sariñana Preps U.S. Tour, SXSW Showcase

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana will embark on her first full U.S. tour April 18. Sariñana, a Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee and MTV Tr3s "Descubre y Download" artist, will play in support of "Mediocre," her Seitrack ...

  26. Aterciopelados To Tour U.S. In April

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados will tour the U.S. in April in support of their latest release on Nacional, "Rio." The tour starts April 2 at the State Theatre in Washington, D.C. and continues to 11 other cities. Below are Ate ...

  27. Update: Brian Eno Not On David Byrne Tour

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story posted yesterday (July 16), Brian Eno will not appear with David Byrne on the latter's fall tour. Although one of the three announced shows still touts Eno's participation with the billing "The Songs of Talking Head ...

  28. Touring Briefs: Hard Drive, West Beach Music Fest

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Rock act Good Charlotte will help launch Hard Drive , a new concert series presented by AOL Music, HDnet and World Productions. The first episode of Hard Drive features Good Charlotte performing at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. The ...

  29. Mellencamp Plans Summer Jaunt

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month , Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," due July 15. The trek begins ...

  30. The Billboard Green 10

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Going green has become top of mind for artists big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Below, Billboard spotlights 10 acts that, through their actions in the past 12 months, are making a major diffe ...

  31. Jackson Lawyer: Neverland Ranch Saved

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has refinanced Neverland ranch in time to save his famed California spread from a public auction that was scheduled for later this month. Jackson attorney L. Londell McMillan told The Associated Press on Thursday that the pop star ...

  32. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  33. Kinky To Re-Issue 'Reina,' Tour North America

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican genre mashers Kinky are re-issuing their 2006 album "Reina" on Feb. 5 in advance of a 22-date North American tour. The re-issue on Kin-Kon/Nettwerk will contain two bonus tracks: a Brazilian Girls remix of "¿A Dónde Van Los ...

  34. Nederlander Expands Reach With Viejas Deal

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Viejas Entertainment and Production has struck a deal with Nederlander Concerts for the latter to be the exclusive talent booker for all Viejas venues, including the 2,500-capacity, outdoor Concerts in the Park and 750-capacity indoor club DreamCa ...

  35. Nielsen BDS Expands Regional Mexican Roster

    September 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen BDS has begun tracking data for four new regional Mexican stations. Beginning Oct. 9, Nielsen BDS data will be available for XHIM in El Paso, Tex., KESO in McAllen, Tex., KXPD in Portland, Or. and KIST in Santa Barbara, Calif. The move is ...

  36. Wonder Embarking On Rare Tour In Late Summer

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will embark on his first tour in more than a decade later this month. The 13-city "A Wonder Summer's Night" tour launches Aug. 23 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, and wraps Sept. 20 at the Bank of A ...

  37. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 Days Of Static will open. The Cure's prese ...

  38. Sonos Taps Abram To Lead Global Expansion

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital music manufacturer Sonos has appointed Phil Abram as president and COO. The former Sony executive is charged with leading the company's worldwide expansion. Sonos, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a multi-room wireless digit ...

  39. Beastie Boys Lock Down Short U.S. Tour

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Beastie Boys will play a handful of live dates this summer, alternating between more traditional hip-hop shows and an instrumental set along the lines of the trio's new Capitol album, "The Mix-Up." The hip-hop shows ...

  40. Ebay To Buy StubHub For $310 Million

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ebay has agreed to acquire privately held StubHub, a leading online secondary ticketing site, for an estimated aggregate value of about $310 million. The acquisition will enable eBay to expand its presence in the online ticketing world, while allo ...

  41. Mexico's RBD To Hit The Road For U.S. Tour

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop group RBD will embark on a 32-city U.S. concert tour March 17 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Ca. Mexican pop group RBD will embark on a 32-city U.S. concert tour March 17 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Ca. The ...

  42. Grove Of Anaheim To Stay With Nederlander

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Extension to December 31, 2010. The Nederlander Organization has extended its management agreement for the Grove of Anaheim, Calif., for another five years. The City of Anaheim has agreed to extend Nederlander's initial three-year contract, w ...

  43. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  44. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  45. Pianist, Songwriter Joe Bushkin Dead At 87

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra's first hit song and played with some of the greatest jazz legends of his time, has died. He was 87. Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra' ...

  46. Legacy Live Sets Heading Online First

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony site to offer albums in October. Forthcoming live albums from Toad The Wet Sprocket, Soul Asylum and Living Colour will initially be available online exclusively from Sony/Legacy's yet-to-launch LiveFromTheVaults.com. The three titles go ...

  47. Legacy Live Sets Heading Online First

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Forthcoming live albums from Toad The Wet Sprocket, Soul Asylum and Living Colour will initially be available online exclusively from Sony/Legacy's yet-to-launch LiveFromTheVaults.com. The three title Forthcoming live albums from Toad The Wet ...

  48. Update: Norah Large-Venue Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  49. Jackson Defense May Challenge Indictment

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The indictment of Michael Jackson on child molestation charges is just the beginning of a legal journey into a maze of grand jury regulations, with the defense poised to challenge it as having been co The indictment of Michael Jackson on child mol ...

  50. Michael Jackson Indicted In California: Reports

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A California grand jury investigating child molestation accusations against Michael Jackson indicted the pop star on Wednesday, U.S. television networks ABC, NBC and CNN reported. A California grand jury investigating child molestation accusations ...

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