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  1. Backbeat: The Scene at Rolling Stones' Closing Night at Prudential Center

    December 16, 2012 5:01 PM EST Global Spectrum's Ike Richman (left) with Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Teri Waddell) The final show of the Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting" mini-tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night brought out a di ...

  2. Five Hot Tours to Watch For in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:10 AM EST With Madonna's ongoing "MDNA" tour sweeping away all challengers to take the title of Top Tour of 2012, the gauntlet has been laid down for 2013's batch of headliners. Luckily, some of the world's biggest rock, pop and cou ...

  3. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  4. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  5. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  6. Donna Summer - In Memoriam: There Will Always Be a You

    May 18, 2012 8:44 AM EDT Donna Summer at the 1977 Billboard Music Awards (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage) Michael Paoletta was for ten years Billboard's esteemed dance/electronic music editor. He not only interviewed Donna Summer (and her producer Giorgio Moroder) o ...

  7. CNN's Piers Morgan Refuses To Name Source of Paul McCartney Phone Hack

    December 20, 2011 1:38 PM EST LONDON (AP) -- CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan refused to disclose details Tuesday about his most damning link to Britain's phone hacking scandal - his acknowledgment that he once listened to a phone message left by Paul McCartney for ...

  8. Could Rihanna Be Bigger Than the Beatles on the Billboard Hot 100?

    November 04, 2011 1:46 PM EDT "We are watching history in the making." So said Island Def Jam president/COO Steve Bartels Wednesday, regarding Rihanna's "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris) making her the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-ye ...

  9. Roberta Flack Completes Beatles Album, First Single Drops This Week

    September 26, 2011 6:46 AM EDT Legendary singer Roberta Flack is completing her first album in more than eight years. Scheduled for early February 2012, the project-a collection of Beatles classics-will be released through 429 Records/Sony ATV Music Publishing and Flack's ...

  10. Sync Powerhouse Glitch Mob Cultivates Adventuresome Music-And Complete Artistic Control

    September 01, 2011 9:24 AM EDT To know the Glitch Mob isn't necessarily knowing how to describe the Glitch Mob. "We get people calling us all kinds of different genres," band member Justin Boreta says. "Electro band, dubstep band, electronica, glitch-hop, ...

  11. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  12. Paul McCartney To Contact Police Over Phone Hacking, Calls It 'Horrendous Violation of Privacy'

    August 05, 2011 7:30 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that the couple had been spied upon by a British newspaper. In comments to U.S. television journalists delivered via videolink from Cinc ...

  13. Icehouse's Iva Davies Signs Global Admin Deal, Catches Up To Future

    February 28, 2011 3:08 PM EST Doing the Global Admin Dance: At the signing (left to right) are Simon Moor, Managing Director of Kobalt Music Australia; and Icehouse's Iva Davies. Kobalt Music Group has landed a coup with the signing of celebrated Icehouse frontman Iva Dav ...

  14. Five Things Missing From The Beatles/iTunes Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST One striking aspect of the newly available Beatles albums on iTunes is that they weren't accompanied by the release of more digital bells and whistles. When EMI Music reissued all of the band's albums on CD last year, every title boasted ...

  15. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  16. Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musicFirst Coalition has been highly critical of terrestrial radio stations for what it argues is their failure to provide artists and musicians with fair compensation for use of their recordings. But the recording industry lobbying group appa ...

  17. Kill Rock Stars Signs Distribution Deal With Redeye

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars (KRS), which lost its distribution when Touch and Go folded last month, has signed a deal with independent distributor Redeye. KRS will move its catalog, including records by Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, S ...

  18. Lionel Richie Back With New Studio Album

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lionel Richie is a man who can't slow down. In addition to his upcoming appearance on Dick Clark's ABC-TV special, "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the singer/songwriter is shifting into promotion mode for his next Island Re ...

  19. Panel Tackles Tour Sponsorship Strategies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Corporate sponsorships continue to play an important role in the touring industry as various companies partner with artists to reach potential consumers. In 2008, approximately $1.04 billion will be spent on live music sponsorship, according to IE ...

  20. will.i.am To Debut New Obama Video

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST will.i.am felt so confident about Barack Obama winning the presidency, he's created a new song and video - much like his viral hit "Yes We Can" - to celebrate. "It's A New Day" was to debut Wednesday (Nov. 5) on the W ...

  21. Black Eyed Peas Album Nears 'The E.N.D.'

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are due to complete their fifth album, "The E.N.D.," in London next week. "I'll be finishing the record Oct. 15," producer and group member will.i.am tells Billboard.biz. Recording sessions have been ta ...

  22. Hidden Beach Releases Obama-Inspired Compilation

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having inspired several songs, Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign has now spawned an entire CD. Hidden Beach Recordings has compiled a collection of current, classic and new tracks for "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movem ...

  23. Latin Stars Craft Pro-Obama Video

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following the buzz created by the pro-Barack Obama "Yes We Can" viral video and song produced by the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, producer Andres Levin has made a similar video in Spanish on will.i.am's Dipdive site. "Podem ...

  24. 'Idol' Ratings Get Lennon-McCartney Boost

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took "American Idol" seven seasons to get the rights to use the Lennon-McCartney catalog, but access to the Beatles' songs has paid off in big ratings for the show's March 11 installment. According to Nielsen Media Researc ...

  25. Will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.biz on Thursday night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert in L.A. "I' ...

  26. Belgians Win Jackson Song Dispute

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two Belgian composers, and not singer-songwriter R. Kelly, wrote the Michael Jackson hit "You Are Not Alone", according to a Belgian appeals court ruling today. The 1995 hit, Jackson's last U.S. No. 1, was credited to R. Kelly, who ...

  27. Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a typically broad range of musical tastes dominated this year by new, alternative artists. The award, which highlights the best 12 British or Irish albums of the ...

  28. Pointer Sisters' June Pointer Dies

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, died yesterday (April 11) of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sister June Pointer, a member of singing group the Po ...

  29. Bret Michaels Joins 'Nashville Star'

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison frontman Bret Michaels has signed on as a judge for the third season of the country music reality series "Nashville Star." USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison fron ...

  30. Songwriter, Producer Steve Duboff Dies At 62

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steve Duboff, singer/songwriter, producer and manager, died Feb. 28 in Malibu, Calif. He was 62. Steve Duboff, singer/songwriter, producer and manager, died Feb. 28 in Malibu, Calif. He was 62. Duboff is best known for co-writing with Artie Kornfe ...