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  1. ZZ Top Cancels Tour Dates After Bassist's Fall

    August 27, 2014 9:01 PM EDT ZZ Top has cancelled two weeks of American tour dates after bassist Dusty Hill fell on the band's bus Tuesday and injured his hip.  ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Worked with David Guetta on New Music The band was on its way to Clarkston, Mich. ...

  2. No More Free Concerts Near Bend Concert Venue

    August 12, 2013 10:31 AM EDT Musicians have objected and the number of paying customers is down, so the Old Mill District in Bend will no longer allow concert-goers to sit across the Deschutes River and get a free show from the likes of Pink Martini, the Steve Miller Band, ...

  3. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to lower prices on everything from b ...

  4. Still On Top: ZZ Top Returns

    August 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Texas trio makes a comeback with 'La Futura,' its new album produced by Rick Rubin. At the band's first U.S. show after a six-week tour of Europe, ZZ Top guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons didn't make a big deal out of the fact ...

  5. Morning Fix: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

    August 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Billboard.Biz Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO M ...

  6. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  7. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  8. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  9. Rock Hall Presenters Chuck D, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Smokey Robinson, Carole King Announced

    March 20, 2012 7:55 AM EDT (Getty Images) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the presenters for this year's 27th annual induction ceremony, w ...

  10. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  11. Journey's Road to Billboard Legend of Live Award: A Candid Q&A With Neal Schon

    November 08, 2011 4:28 PM EST Lay It Down: Neal Schon (above) and his band will receive this year's Legend of Live Award at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) As we gear up for the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards -- which kick of ...

  12. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  13. Rick Rubin on How Music 'Can Be a Bigger Business Than It Has Ever Been'

    June 22, 2011 8:05 AM EDT To say that Columbia Records Co-Chairman Rick Rubin is an unorthodox label head is an understatement of epic proportions. Currently enjoying the success of Adele's "21" - which is not only a Columbia release, but includes five track ...

  14. Rick Rubin Talks Adele and His 'Creative' Role as Co-Chairman of Columbia Records

    June 21, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Rick Rubin routinely keeps his production plate full -- even now he's juggling the Red Hot Chili Peppers' just-finished "I'm With You" (due Aug. 30) and upcoming projects by Metallica, Linkin Park, the Avett Brothers and p ...

  15. Milwaukee World Festival Launches $25m Bond Offering

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. owners of the Milwaukee Summerfest, today (Dec. 7) announces a $25 million revenue bond offering, the proceeds of which will help finance a two-year, two-phased renovation project slated for 22-acres at the south end ...

  16. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  17. Hill, McGraw-Led Flood Benefit Raises $2.2 Million

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Rising benefit concert led by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw has raised over $2.2 million for flood victims in middle Tennessee. The total came from sold-out ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. It will be distributed through the Com ...

  18. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  19. Taylor Swift Makes CMA history

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards f ...

  20. Inaugural F1 Rocks Concerts Staged In Singapore

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia SVP Sandy Monteiro has described the inaugural F1 Rocks in Singapore as "electrifying" while acknowledging some "setbacks" at the event. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas pe ...

  21. F1 Rocks Revs Up In Singapore

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural, three-day F1 Rocks event has launched in Singapore, with Hong Kong pop superstar Jacky Cheung headlining, along with Taiwan acts A-Mei Sodagreen and Da Mouth. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas are performing at ...

  22. Beyonce To Finally Play Malaysia

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform her first concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct. 25, two years after she withdrew from a show over issues with the local dress code. The Sony Music artist courted controversy after booking the 2007 show, which led to protes ...

  23. A-Mei Joins F1 Rocks Singapore Bill

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei has been added to the bill for the inaugural F1 Rocks event, held Sept. 24-26 at Fort Canning Park, Singapore. A-Mei, who has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, according to her label, joins fellow Chinese pop star Jack ...

  24. Brooks & Dunn Call It Quits After 20 Years

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn are done. The best-selling country duo posted a message on its Web site Monday saying they've agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together. "This ride has been everything and more than we ...

  25. Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas For F1 Rocks Singapore

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Black Eyed Peas are to among the headline acts for the inaugural F1 Rocks concerts in Singapore. The announcement was made today (Aug.4) at the official launch of F1 Rocks in London, attended by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. O ...

  26. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  27. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  28. Exclusive: ZZ Top Signs To American Recordings

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint through Columbia, Billboard can reveal. The veteran rock trio is planning to hit the studio with Rubin producing, for an album more in keeping with "La Gra ...

  29. Harrah's, C3 Presents Announce Artist Bookings

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After striking a national deal several months ago to program and promote music at about 20 Harrah's properties, Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has locked down a number of artist bookings for the company's casino properties in the upcomi ...

  30. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across various Milwaukee venues. Springsteen & ...

  31. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  32. Zazzle Expands Content Through Partnership With Signatures

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online customizable merchandise company Zazzle has expanded its available content via a strategic partnership with Signatures Network. The two said they will work together to bring Signature's catalog of artist designs, photos and other image ...

  33. Holland's Arrow Rock Fest Relocates

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Netherlands' Arrow Rock Festival is on the move. After four years sited at Lichtenvoorde, near the Dutch/German border, the Live Nation Holland-organized event is relocating to Biddinghuizen, in the center of Holland. The Biddinghuizen si ...

  34. Rock On The Range Set For Ohio

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top, Evanescence and Velvet Revolver are among the acts scheduled to play this year's inaugural Rock on the Range festival, set for May 19 at the 22,555-seat Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The one-day music event, produced by Rig ...

  35. ZZ Top Splits With Label, Manager

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group's final RCA album was 2003's 'Mescalero.' Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. The group has also parted ways with longtime manager Bi ...

  36. Christian Label Ardent Teams With S/R/E

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ardent Records has signed a disribution and marketing deal with S/R/E Recordings, the new active rock label under INO Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Ardent was previously distributed by EMI Chris Ardent Records has signed a disribution and ma ...

  37. ZZ Top Revs Up Summer Tour

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a North American summer tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The shows begin June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita F ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction int ...

  38. Wenner Set For Rock Hall

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stone magazine founder to be inducted Jann S. Wenner, chairman of Wenner Media and founder of Rolling Stone magazine, is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category. Wenner -- one of the Rock Hall' ...