1. New Year's Eve: 13 Hot Shows to Ring In 2013

    December 28, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Across the country, music fans will be kicking off 2013 at massive arenas and intimate venues, at overwhelming raves and scintillating hip-hop shows, at rock showcases and pop explosions. Which New Year's Eve experience is right for you? Check ...

  2. The Black Crowes Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Live Album

    December 26, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the "Lay Down with Number 13" trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser For the Time." The rock group, which has been silent since 2010, has plott ...

  3. Bamboozle Fest Cancelled For 2013, Orion Fest Moves To Detroit

    December 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Metallica's eclectic Orion Music + More Festival is set for a second year, and is moving from the East Coast to the Midwest. Meanwhile, the Bamboozle festival will take a year off from its New Jersey residency next year, but hopes to return in ...

  4. Local Natives Preview 'Hummingbirds' at Private Show

    December 17, 2012 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Band talks "personal, direct album" at KCRW concert The Local Natives performed eight of the 11 songs from their upcoming second album "Hummingbirds" at a Dec. 13 private concert for Santa Monica radio station KCRW that will be b ...

  5. Rolling Stones Review: Raucous, Star- Filled Tour Closer

    December 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 ...To Be Continued NEWARK, N.J. -- The Rolling Stones blew the roof of The Rock last night, putting a capper on their brief 2012 50th Anniversary run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. ROLL WITH IT • Best '50' ...

  6. Shania Twain Brings Horses, Subliminal Scents to Las Vegas: Show Report

    December 16, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Opening a Shania Twain show in Las Vegas during rodeo week is either the biggest stroke of luck or the best marketing plan ever. Stetsons and boots dotted The Strip, between rodeo events and western-themed holiday craft fairs. The only logical desti ...

  7. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the lea ...

  8. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights f ...

  9. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCE ...

  10. Alicia Keys Puts On One-Woman Show at Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:15 AM EST 0 0 0 CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • PHOTOS: Live & Backstage Pics • Stones, The Who, Joel, Bon Jovi • McCartney/Nirvana Debut Song • Keys Puts on One-Woman Show • Kanye Doesn't Skirt His Duties The 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief feature ...

  11. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST 0 0 0 While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay ...

  12. 12-12-12: Stream The Concert For Sandy Relief RIGHT NOW!

    December 12, 2012 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Stars Talk Sandy Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief will bring a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans. Fortunately, t ...

  13. Justin Bieber Adds 30 2013 Tour Dates

    December 10, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop star and recent Grammy-snub victim Justin Bieber has added 30 North American dates to his ongoing Believe tour, which has been extended through August 2013. The arena trek, which supports Bieber's latest No. 1 album "Believe," kic ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction and More Light Up NYC at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 08, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Z100's annual Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Friday night (December 7) was bookended by an opening performance from One Direction and a closing headline set from Justin Bieber , with plenty of teen pop, British imports and R&B thrown ...

  15. One Direction Headlines Sold-Out Show at Madison Square Garden

    December 04, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 One Direction's headlining gig Monday night at Madison Square Garden, the British boy band's first, was less of a proper concert and more of a victory lap from a banner year. A 90-minute plus set of the boys singing their hits as well as f ...

  16. Billboard's Women In Music 2012

    November 29, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 _ _ Chart Article _ _ Katy & Carly Rae Honored At Women In Music Billboard's Nov. 30 event feted Woman of the Year Perry and Rising Star Jepsen. _ Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Story Read Perry's Q&A from the Women in Music issue ...

  17. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during ...

  18. Cheap Trick Rocks Live in Bethlehem, Pa.

    November 26, 2012 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Cheap Trick Rocks With Hits & Deep Cuts in Pa. At the Event Center in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem on Nov. 24, Cheap Trick was announced as "the best band" in the world. While that might be braggadocio open ...

  19. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger ...

  20. Win a VIP Trip To SnowGlobe Music Fest in Lake Tahoe!

    November 26, 2012 4:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Deadmau5 & Wiz Khalifa lead this Dec. 29-31 fest in Lake Tahoe and you could win a trip to experience it all. The second annual SnowGlobe music festival brings Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Polica, Flosstradamus and many more el ...

  21. Coldplay Lights Up Brisbane in 'Last Big Show' for a Few Years

    November 22, 2012 9:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay quite literally lit-up Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night during a tour-wrapping show in which Chris Martin dropped big hints that his band won't be back for some time. This was a proper open-air event, complete with firew ...

  22. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 millio ...

  23. Win Aerosmith Tickets!

    November 17, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Two free tickets to see Aerosmith rock an arena near you could be yours! Aerosmith is now out on the road, touring North America in support of new album "Music From Another Dimension" with more dates on it's "Global Warming" ...

  24. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled fo ...

  25. Soundgarden Kings NYC Club On 'Animal' Album Release Day

    November 14, 2012 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell thanked folks crammed into New York club Irving Plaza last night (Nov. 13) for attending the "record release party" for "King Animal," out yesterday. But from behind those simple words came a lo ...

  26. Justin Bieber Brings 'Believe' Tour To Brooklyn: Show Report

    November 13, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 At the end of his performance on Monday night (Nov. 12) at Brooklyn's shiny new Barclays Center, Justin Bieber performed "Boyfriend," then "Baby." The one-two punch caused the piercing screams of the teen star's pint-si ...

  27. Win A Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway!

    November 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands in Pa. Renowned DJ Tiesto is making an epic night of it at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center this winter as his Club Life College Invasion tour hits the stag ...

  28. Jay-Z, Coldplay To Ring In New Year's at Barclays Center

    November 11, 2012 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z will once again kick off a new year alongside his pal Chris Martin of Coldplay , as the rapper and rock band will link up for a special New Year's Eve concert at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The co-headlining show on ...

  29. Madonna 'Ecstatically Happy' Over Obama in Detroit Show

    November 09, 2012 10:27 AM EST 0 0 0 "It's no secret that I'm ecstatically happy to be here tonight," Madonna told the crowd on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. And it wasn't just because her MDNA Tour had reached her home town. An outspoken suppor ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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, ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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� ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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& ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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