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  1. Country Star George Jones Remains Hospitalized

    March 30, 2012 9:46 PM EDT A publicist for country star George Jones is knocking down a rumor that he is suffering from pneumonia. Kirt Webster said Friday night that Jones remains hospitalized in Nashville with an upper respiratory infection. He is receiving antibiotics an ...

  2. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  3. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  4. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour

    August 01, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequ ...

  5. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

  6. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  9. Plant: No Tour Or Recording With Zeppelin

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant has put the hammer down on rumors he will join Led Zeppelin for a 2009 tour and recording sessions. In a statement on his Web site, Plant says he "has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years ...

  10. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Rapped In Brands

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Paris-based branding agency Agenda monitored brand mentions in the Billboard Hot 100 from 2003 to 2005, the company found brands and products were most frequently name-checked in hip-hop. That's hardly a surprise to anyone who possses a ...

  11. Sans Crow, Fleetwood Mac To Tour In 2009

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo project, Fleetwood Mac is gearing up for a tour in early 2009 that will likely be followed by a new band album. Buckingham -- who releases "Gift of Screws" on Sept. 16 via Warner Bros. ...

  12. Touring Briefs: Slow Food Rocks, SoCo Music Experience, All Points West

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Gnarls Barkley, Ozomatli, the New Pornographers, Medeski Martin & Wood, G. Love & Special Sauce and the John Butler Trio, among others, will perform at the Slow Food Rocks music festival, to be held Aug. 30-31 at the Great Meadow at For ...

  13. Festival Network Unveils 2008 Schedule

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With new festivals in Whistler, British Columbia; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and San Francisco, Festival Network has officially announced its 2008 season schedule (see full list below). Lineups for most of the jazz/folk-themed festiv ...

  14. 'Musical' To The Tune Of 615,000

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" makes a grand entrance at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 615,000 units, the year's second-largest sales week. It's also the best debut for a soundtrack since 2002 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  17. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  18. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Piracy Law

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets new felony threshold at 100 units. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law today (Feb. 22) a measure that makes it a felony to possess 100 or more audio recordings when the name of the owner or artist is concealed for some c ...

  19. Hall & Oates Postpone Tour

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hall diagnosed with Lyme disease. Hall & Oates are postponing up to 16 tour dates this summer because Darryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Six dates have already been canceled or postponed on the tour, which launched last month in ...

  20. California Senate Panel Approves Stricter Pirate Bill

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Public Safety Committee of the California State Senate on June 14 approved a bill proposing an important reduction in the number of illegitimate CDs required for a music pirate to be charged with WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Public Safety Committee ...

  21. California Senate Panel Approves Stricter Pirate Bill

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Illegitimate CD tally for felony charge reduced. The Public Safety Committee of the California State Senate today (June 14) approved a bill proposing an important reduction in the number of illegitimate CDs required for a music pirate to be charge ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. EMI Inks Deal With Peer Impact

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing deal for its commercial peer-to-peer download service, Peer Impact, with EMI Music. Wurld says it is now the first P2P network with agreements with all four NEW YORK -- Wurld Media says it has secured a ...

  25. EMI Inks Deal With Peer Impact

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing deal for its commercial peer-to-peer download service Peer Impact with EMI Music. Wurld says it is now the first P2P network with agreements with all four m Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing de ...

  26. Columbia Signs Bruce Hornsby

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hornsby has signed with Columbia Records, which will issue his upcoming album "Halcyon Days." The set, due Aug. 10, features a number of high-profile guest performers, Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hor ...