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  1. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Denies Drug Connections

    December 15, 2012 5:45 PM EST The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has dogged him for more than two decad ...

  2. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Under Investigation by DEA

    December 14, 2012 1:26 PM EST The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Mexican pop superstar Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing prob ...

  3. Business Matters: As Spotify Adds Ireland and Luxembourg, What To Expect in Emerging Markets

    November 13, 2012 7:44 PM EST Spotify has quietly launched in Ireland and Luxembourg, the company's 16th and 17th countries, giving it markets roughly the size of the state of Louisiana plus the city limits of Tucson, Arizona. What exists beyond these small markets will b ...

  4. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  5. Billions' David 'Boche' Viecelli Has Choice Words About SXSW, Two-Weekend Coachella

    April 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The normally press-shy David "Boche" Viecelli, president of powerhouse indie touring agency Billions, made a rare speaking appearance at Boston's Rethink Music Conference on Tuesday to talk the perils of an over-branded South by Sou ...

  6. Exclusive: Beach Boys Get a Walmart 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

    April 20, 2012 11:58 AM EDT The first recorded fruit from this year's Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion is coming May 1. A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit "Do It Again" will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniv ...

  7. Food Poisoning Postpones Elton John's Ariz Concert

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A bout of food poisoning has caused the postponement of Elton John's scheduled concert at Tucson Arena. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Wednesday night's (July 21) show was nearly sold out with about 8,800 tickets purchased. Organize ...

  8. Billboard Adds 10 New Reporting Stations

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is adding a slew of Nielsen BDS-monitored radio stations to its Latin chart reporting panels on Thursday, July 1. Riverside, Calif.’s KRQB (Que Buena 96.1 FM), Kansas City’s KYYS-AM (1250 "La Super X"), WAFZ (La Ley) in Ft. Mye ...

  9. Arizona Immigration Law Stirs Fear, Loathing On The Road

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regiona ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Sting, Edin Karamazov Honored At Cubadisco

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer Sting and Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov won one of three International awards at the 13th Cubadisco music trade fair in Havana, for their album "Songs From The Labyrinth" (Deutsche Grammaphon). Cubadisco is held this yea ...

  12. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  13. Humberto Luna Joins La Preciosa

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary radio and TV personality Humberto Luna is joining Clear Channel as morning show host of the company's Spanish oldies network "La Preciosa." Luna, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among other accomplishments, wi ...

  14. Kinky Preps Club, Theater Tour

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Electro/alternative Mexican group Kinky will accompany the physical release of their album “Barracuda” (Nettwerk Music Group) with a 16-date U.S. tour that kicks off February 21 at San Francisco’s Grand Ballroom. Kinky released “Barracuda” in digi ...

  15. Metallica Tour To Begin In October

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October. "That was the first show of th ...

  16. Matisyahu, Chiodos Sign On For Warped Tour Dates

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu and rock act Chiodos will join the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup for limited dates this July, Billboard.com can reveal. Matisyahu, who joins the Vans Warped Tour for the first time, will appear on the traveling rock ...

  17. Metallica, Offspring, Raconteurs In For Weanie Roast

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Also on t ...

  18. SOAD Duo Prep 'Scars' Debut

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan are putting the finishing touches on the debut album from their new rock band Scars on Broadway, the pair tells Billboard.biz. The artists are currently shopping for a re ...

  19. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  20. The Used, Straylight Run Lead 'Get A Life' Tour

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Used, Straylight Run, Army Of Me and the Street Drum Corps will join forces for the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Get a Life Tour, which will visit 25 U.S. college campuses, beginning April 2 at the NMSU Recreation Center in Las Cruces, N.M. ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is expected to result in more than 140 theater and ...

  23. RBD Postpones U.S. Concert Dates

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The remaining U.S. dates of Mexican pop group RBD's "Tour Celestial 2007" have been postponed until February. Among the to-be-rescheduled dates are stops in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; Los Angeles; San Diego; Bakersfield, Calif.; Fresno ...

  24. Hootie Delays Summer Tour

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hootie & the Blowfish is again delaying the start of its summer tour as lead singer Darius Rucker recovers from a staph infection in his left knee. Rucker has undergone three surgeries to clear the infection and is still trying to rehabilitate ...

  25. Fernandez To Visit U.S. Arenas

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop and mariachi star Alejandro Fernandez has announced the first U.S. leg of his "Viento a Favor" tour. The Live Nation-produced trek starts Aug. 31 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Fernandez will hit the San Jose Events Center S ...

  26. Kumbia All-Starz Prep Tour

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Urban/Tejano pop fusionists the Kumbia All-Starz will kick off their US tour in Odessa, Texas May 4, to be followed by dates in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota. Venue information was unavailable as of press time, but the band led by former Kumbia ...

  27. Classic Sebadoh Lineup Reuniting For 2007 Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow is now setting his sights on Sebadoh, which became his main musical outlet after exiting Dinosaur Jr. in the early 1990s. The influential indie rock group ...

  28. Manager Ed Tickner Dies

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Represented artists including Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons. Manager Eddie Tickner died May 2 from leukemia in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 78. Tickner represented an array of artists during his career including The Byrds, Emmylou Harris, The Flyi ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Big Grosses For Eagles Spring Tour

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 mil The Eagles quietly shattered several box-offic ...

  31. Gospel Artist Duawne Sterling Signs With The Wright Group

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Vivendi Universal Names Dufour deputy chief financial officer, NARAS names Moore regional director of the West, Koch ups Franck VP of marketing, Blender appoints Simon associate pub - Vivendi Universal names Sandrine Dufour deput ...

  32. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  33. Eagles To Take Flight Again In May

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Eagles will return to secondary markets in May with their ongoing Farewell I tour, which began in 2002, Billboard.biz has learned. The Eagles will return to secondary markets in May with their ongoing Farewell I tour, which began in 2002, Bill ...

  34. Diana Ross Gets 2 Days In Jail

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. The R&B diva, who telep ...