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  1. The Boss Returns to No. 1 on Hot Tours

    June 28, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen claims the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking, leading the top 10 tours list for the second time this year.  His Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band last took the top ranking during the first week of April whe ...

  2. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  3. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  4. Chart Moves: Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' Album Makes Best Buy-Fueled Gain on Billboard 200, Kiss' 'Destroyer' Returns

    August 31, 2012 1:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: Trey Songz nabbed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with "Chapter V," as the singer's fifth studio set bowed with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts in ...

  5. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  6. Tom Petty's Stolen Guitars Found, Venue Security Guard Arrested

    April 18, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Five precious guitars owned by Tom Petty that were stolen last week were returned to their rightful owner Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Culver City police arrested a private security guard named Daryl Emmette Washington, 51. He was w ...

  7. Foo Fighters, Eagles, Tom Petty Announced For 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 14, 2011 8:53 AM EST NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will be the first year the Eagles and Tom Petty ...

  8. Tom Petty, U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson Lend Support to Los Angeles' KCSN-FM

    October 12, 2011 8:26 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons and Sheryl Crow, among others, are pitching in to support public radio station KCSN/Los Angeles' upcoming benefit concert and pledge drive, which runs from Oct. 1 ...

  9. Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding: Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 8:19 PM EST Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna "F*** You," Cee Lo Green "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z & Alici ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Drake Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake's "Thank Me Later" bows, as expected, with an eye-popping 447,000 copies at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album. The top tw ...

  12. Drake's 'Thank Me Later' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 447,000

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Thank Me Later" bows with 447,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album . . . However, we cou ...

  13. 'Glee,' 'Twilight: Eclipse' And Aguilera Arrive . . . But Drake Awaits

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT You never stopped believin', right? "Glee: The Music—Journey to Regionals" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 154,000, ahead of the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack at No. 2 with 146,000 . . . Christina Aguilera� ...

  14. Veteran Booking Agent Barbara Skydel Dies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Skydel, a veteran New York booking agent has died, Billboard has confirmed. The cause of her death and age were unknown at press time. Skydel began her career in the music business in 1968 as the assistant to pioneering agent Frank Barsalo ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. The Who Confirmed For Super Bowl

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Who will perform at half-time of the Super Bowl this season. The NFL confirmed during Thursday's (Nov. 26) game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the veteran rock band will play Feb. 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami, form ...

  17. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  18. Tool, Widespread Panic, Fray Onboard For Mile High Fest

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray will headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relen ...

  19. 2009 Grammy Award Winners

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Below, the full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in L.A. For full coverage of this year's Grammys click here . The winners: Record Of The Year - "Please Read The Letter" Robert Pla ...

  20. Hewitt, Silva Extend Hollywood Bowl Deal Through 2011

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents have negotiated a deal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to continue producing summer concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl through 2011. Financial terms of the ag ...

  21. Pemberton Festival Taking Hiatus In 2009

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pemberton Festival, a Live Nation-promoted event that launched last July in British Columbia, will not be staged in 2009, according to the company. "We will not produce the Pemberton Festival this summer due to the fact that the necessary ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen To Rock Super Bowl Halftime

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the halftime slot at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., snagging the spot at the most-watched musical event of the year, according to the organizers. This year, more than 148 million viewers in the U.S ...

  23. U.S. Sheds See Grosses, Attendances Rising

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Live Nation preps for its Q2 earnings call after market close today, the company can at least point to an amphitheater season that has not only weathered an iffy economy in the first half of the year, but managed to post some improved numbers. ...

  24. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  25. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  26. Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty Lead Mile High Festival

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include John Mayer, ...

  27. Coldplay, Petty, Jay-Z Onboard For Pemberton

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C., Billboard.biz has learned. The festival is produced by Live Nation and Good Boy Producti ...

  28. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  29. Janet's In Control of Billboard 200 With Sixth No. 1 Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna ) behind Barb ...

  30. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  31. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  32. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  33. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  34. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  35. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  36. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  37. Bonnaroo Gets A Boost

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn. The festival will end up owning about 530 acres ...

  38. Bonnaroo, Oasys Mobile Pact

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Festival to be held June 16-18. For the first time, Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival has selected a mobile partner—Oasys Mobile—to provide services for the event. At this year's festival, Oasys will offer mobile services ranging from free tex ...

  39. Bonnaroo Tickets Sell Out

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT K tickets sold through festival's Web site. After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo’s allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival's Web site . Set to tak ...

  40. Major League Baseball Launches Music Site

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB, CenterStaging partner for rehearsals.com. Major League Baseball's interactive media and Internet arm Major League Baseball Advanced Media has joined forces with CenterStaging to launch the rehearsals.com Web site. MLB.com has developed a ...

  41. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  42. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scheduled for June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy are among the acts lined up to play the fifth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festiva ...

  43. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas ...

  44. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bi ...

  45. Clear Channel's Promo Supporting Live 8 Boosts Sales

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estimated at 500% of typical Fourth of July weekend. A special lawn ticket discount promotion by Clear Channel Music Group over the holiday weekend in support of Live 8 was a huge success, according to CCMG chairman Michael Rapino. For the holiday ...

  46. Clear Channel Lowers Prices To Support Live 8

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT July 2 - 4, limited lawn seats set at $18. Clear Channel Music Group is offering specially-priced lawn seats for more than 400 shows as a way to support Live 8. For this weekend only--July 2 through July 4--a limited number of lawn seats for CCMG ...

  47. Petty & Heartbreakers Set To Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will embark on their first North American tour in two years June 8 at the Germain Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla. The tour will continue throughout the summer and will featu Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will emb ...

  48. Searchers Drummer Chris Curtis Dies

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, died Feb. 28 in Liverpool after a long illness. He was 63. Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s ...

  49. Searchers Drummer Chris Curtis Dies

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, died Feb. 28 in Liverpool after a long illness. He was 63. Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s ...