1. Prince Tears Roof Off Sayers Club at Secret Hollywood Show

    October 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prince played a surprise show in Los Angeles on Thursday night -- and Billboard correspondent DJ Skee was there. Below, his inside look at an intimate night with the Purple one . It all started when someone whispered to me, asking if I wanted to che ...

  2. AMAs On Demand: Carly Rae's Career Timeline, Auto-Tuned Acceptance Speeches

    October 24, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, the second episode of AMAs On Demand, hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole and Megan Turney, featured a look back at past American Music Awards highlights and an overview of top nominee Rihanna's career. This week's new episode l ...

  3. Crosby, Stills & Nash Rewind to 1969 in Tour Closer

    October 23, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Monday's finale to Crosby, Stills & Nash 's international 80-date tour may have been one of the more memorable gigs of the group's career. Concluding a string of five nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the trio hearken ...

  4. Maroon 5 Plots North American Tour with Neon Trees, Owl City

    October 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 As their single "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot of the Hot 100, Maroon 5 has announced an expansive 2013 headlining tour of North America. Neon Trees and Owl City are set to join the group for the entire 31-date run. T ...

  5. Hot Tours: Black Keys Grabs No. 1 Ahead of Country Giants

    October 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. The first date in this week's tally was an ...

  6. Boyz II Men Wins Hearts at Sands Show

    October 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Boyz II Men Wins Hearts at Sands Show Boyz II Men still has what it takes to captivate fans, 21 years into its career. A year after headlining a "Love Cruise" in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the R&B tr ...

  7. Jingle Ball 2012 Lineup: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Performing

    October 22, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z100's annual pop blowout will take over New York's Madison Square Garden this December. One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are among the artists confirmed for this year's Jingle Ball, the annual star-studded, holiday-timed ...

  8. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues f ...

  9. AMAs On Demand: Britney Strips, Snoop Sells Brownies

    October 17, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, the innagural episode of "AMAs On Demand" brought us a behind-the-scenes look at the AMAs nominations event in L.A. with Christina Aguilera. Here, you can watch the second episode of the weekly online show, hosted by Lance Bass, ...

  10. 10 Key Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Up Close: 2012

    October 16, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard Mexican Music Awards are Oct. 18. Here's a closer look at some of the most head-turning finalists, including 3BallMTY, Shaila Durcal, and Jenni Rivera. Sweet lyrics. Dramatic melodies. Romantic escapades. These are some of the the ...

  11. Alicia Keys Previews 'Girl on Fire' Songs at NYC Show

    October 16, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With fifth studio album "Girl on Fire" hitting stores in a little over a month, Alicia Keys previewed new material and revisited her biggest hits in her hometown during a packed, deafeningly loud concert at Avery Fisher Hall at New York� ...

  12. CMJ 2012: 10 Acts to Watch

    October 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Ghostface Killah, The Walkmen and Kimbra are just three of the can't-miss acts playing this year's CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 CMJ Music Marathon kicks off on today (October 16), with hundreds of bands descending upon New York for five ...

  13. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber Shoots To No. 1 with Believe Tour

    October 15, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of top-grossing tours with gross and attendance totals reported from the first five arenas on the itinerary. Box office revenue tops $6.2 million fr ...

  14. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin ...

  15. Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage in Bethlehem, Pa.

    October 15, 2012 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage at Sands Heart still rocks. Period. Armed with four decades of music -- including plenty of well-received tunes from brand new album "Fanatic" -- sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson showed ...

  16. Austin City Limits 2012: Neil Young vs. Jack White, Dev & Gotye Ring in Saturday

    October 14, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White and Neil Young and Crazy Horse rocked old hits and tried out new material, while Bassnectar got the dance party going on day 2 of Austin City Limits 2012. Photos: Austin City Limits Friday Recap: Weezer, Black Keys Keep the Hits Coming In ...

  17. Austin City Limits 2012: Weezer Plays the Hits, Black Keys & Avicii Rock Friday

    October 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys , Weezer and Avicii closed out the first night of the 11th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival with packed performances Friday, as thousands of fans braved the fall heat to kick off the weekend. Photos: Austin City Limits Austin& ...

  18. Barbra Streisand Belts Hits, Jabs Romney at Brooklyn Homecoming

    October 12, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center. Thursday night's three-hour show was Streisand's return to her hometown, where she's also ...

  19. Morrissey Goes Shirtless, Inspires Rowdiness at NYC Show

    October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Are you feeling anything?" Morrissey asked the crowd on Wednesday night (October 10) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Are you still breathing? How the hell do you know?" The crowd was definitely feeling something: entr ...

  20. American Music Awards Noms: Behind-The-Scenes Video

    October 10, 2012 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 40th anniversary American Music Awards were announced yesterday (October 9) with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna leading the pack. Here, you can watch the first episode of "AMAs On Demand," a weekly online show hosted by La ...

  21. Daughtry, 3 Doors Down Team For Co-Headlining Tour

    October 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 P.O.D. opening on select dates of 19-city trek. Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have joined forces for a 19-city fall U.S. tour. The veteran rockers kick off the trek on Nov. 17 in Tunica, with P.O.D. serving as openers on select dates. Daughtry will be o ...

  22. Win Treasure Island Music Fest Passes

    October 04, 2012 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Treasure Island Music Fest rocks San Francisco Oct. 13-14. We're giving away two 2-day passes! If you're going to be anywhere near San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, you probably already know that the Treasure Island M ...

  23. Pearl Jam Rocks for Montana Senator, Hits Romney's 47% Comment

    October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Missoula, Band Raises Money for Embattled U.S. Senator Jon Tester Pearl Jam teamed up with U.S. Senator Jon Tester to play its only U.S. arena gig of 2012 in Missoula, Montana's tiny Adams Center Sunday night (September 30), focusing on poli ...

  24. Fun Fun Done: Beach Boys Cap Reunion With Epic London Show

    October 01, 2012 10:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 All Smiles During 55-SONG SET at Wembley Arena for Possible Swansong of 'Original' Group As the Beach Boys played their way around London last week, the word across town was of great sounds but bad vibrations. If the much-publicized rift i ...

  25. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is i ...

  26. Hot Tours: Gigant3s Tour, Jason Aldean, Maroon 5

    September 29, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco An ...

  27. Usher Postpones European Tour Dates To Focus on Family

    September 27, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher has pushed back a slate of European tour dates from early 2013 to the fall of next year. In a statement issued on Tuesday (Sept. 25), Usher explains that the Euphoria Tour, which supports his new album "Looking 4 Myself," will get un ...

  28. Grizzly Bear Celebrates 'Shields' at Radio City Music Hall

    September 25, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grizzly Bear show at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Sept. 24) was a homecoming as well as a celebration of new album "Shields," but it also felt like a series of acceptance speeches. But what was the award ...

  29. Hot Tours: Linkin Park & Incubus, Journey, Enrique and J-Lo

    September 24, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Honda Civic Tour, co-headlined by rock acts Linkin Park and Incubus, score this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking as the annual sponsored rock concert makes its way through North America. The 2012 edition, with MuteMath also on the bill, launc ...

  30. Swedish House Mafia's Farewell Tour Dates Unveiled

    September 24, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 EDM trio's final run of North America begins in February 2013. Swedish House Mafia have plotted their final shows together: the superstar electronica collective unveiled the final leg of their world tour, dubbed 'One Last Tour,' on Mo ...

  31. Afrojack Announces U.S. 'Jacked' Tour Dates

    September 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Afrojack has announced an upcoming 18-date U.S. tour, kicking off Oct. 25 in Las Vegas. The Dutch DJ/producer's fall trek includes stops in Arizona, California, New York, Florida and more before wrapping Nov. 24 in Los Angeles. The internationa ...

  32. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- no ...

  33. iHeartRadio 2012: Pink, Pitbull and Prince Own Closing Night

    September 23, 2012 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I haven't sung some of these songs in awhile… I've been busy," said P!nk , several songs into her opening set on the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday. The singer was referencing her ...

  34. iHeartRadio 2012: Bon Jovi's New Music, Gwen Gets Hit On + More Backstage Moments

    September 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio Music Festival's first night was jam-packed with highlights , shared with 13,000 attendees at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel Friday night and potentially dozens of millions of listeners and viewers across various Clear Channel radi ...

  35. iHeartRadio 2012: No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher Rock Vegas on Day 1

    September 22, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need,"and Demi Lovato , on separate occasions, as well as Olympian Ryan Lochte) and a giant onstage wall of photos and tweets posted and updated throughout the night, it was hard to ...

  36. Green Day Smashes Guitars, Storms Off Stage at iHeartRadio

    September 22, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio 2012 : Photos & More ALL THE BEST LIVE & CANDID PICS • Day 1 Live Recap: No Doubt, Bon Jovi, Rihanna Rattle Las Vegas • Green Day Punks Crowd, Breaks Guitars It seemed like things were running smoothly for the first night of the ...

  37. Daddy Yankee Live Q&A: Watch Again

    September 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Daddy Yankee Watch Again Now PHOTOS: Behind-the-Scenes at Daddy Yankee's Live Q&A After a two-year hiatus, Daddy Yankee is back in full force. The reggaeton star's sixth studio album, "Prestige," is out and toda ...

  38. Hot Tours: Coldplay Scores Massive Haul on World Tour

    September 11, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay clocks in at No. 1 on our latest ranking of top-grossing tours with a hefty box office total ($99.7 million) reported from the 2012 North American and European legs of the world tour supporting the album "Mylo Xyloto," the band� ...

  39. The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut

    September 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut The Offspring It took three decades, but The Offspring finally made it to Bethlehem on Saturday (September 8) to play their first concert in this eastern Pennsylvania town, where the ...

  40. Kanye West To Headline UR1 Festival in Miami

    September 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West will lead the lineup of the inaugural UR1 Music Festival , a showcase of music and art that will be held at Miami's Bayfront Park on Dec. 8-9. > Although the full lineup has not been revealed, West will be joined on the bill b ...

  41. Green Day Plots North American Tour Dates

    September 10, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 With three new albums' worth of material to work with, Green Day has announced a late 2012/early 2013 run of North America that coincides with the upcoming releases of "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!." The tour gets u ...

  42. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to ...

  43. Jay-Z Enters 'Paradise' With Coldplay at Paralympics: Watch

    September 10, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 At Closing Ceremony in London, Rihanna Performs 'Run This Town' With All-Star Band Jay-Z joined Coldplay at Sunday night's Paralympics Closing Ceremony in London and performed and added a new verse to the band's hit, "Paradi ...

  44. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder Duet At Wrigley Field: Watch

    September 08, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Springsteen's 3.5 hour Chicago show included guest spots by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band welcomed both Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Rage Against the ...

  45. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY Ther ...

  46. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. ...

  47. Lady Gaga Unveils 2013 North America Tour Dates

    September 05, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga will finally bring her Born This Way Ball tour to North America in early 2013, after already performing her latest opus in Asia, Australia, and Europe. Twenty-six new dates in Canada and the U.S. were announced on Wednesday (Sept. 5). The ...

  48. Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Rock Together to Cap Made In America Fest: Photos & More

    September 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam's mash-up with Jay-Z, Run-D.M.C.'s reunion, Ron Howard hanging out, and more from the inaugural Philly fest. Pearl Jam' s inspired live mashup with Jay-Z brought his inaugural Made In America festival to an unforgettable clo ...

  49. Hot Tours: Madonna, Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

    August 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna claims the top ranking on the latest Hot Tours ranking with box office stats reported from the final month of her MDNA tour's European leg. With more than 307,000 fans in attendance at the last 11 Euro performances, ticket revenue total ...

  50. Madonna Goes Wild at U.S. Launch of MDNA Tour

    August 29, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Already thirty-four dates into the globetrotting MDNA Tour, Madonna embraced the opportunity to address her first American audience at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday (Aug. 28). Madonna Starts a Riot in Philly CHECK OUT NEW PHOTOS ...

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