Hundreds of thousands of people who attended concerts at a New Jersey amphitheater over eight years would get free tickets and discount coupons under a preliminary court settlement reached with promoter Live Nation.
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November.
Katy Perry said Tuesday that becoming a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children’s agency has made her realize there’s more to happiness than material possessions and social status.
Grouplove will soon be spreading rumours throughout the States. The Los Angeles-based indie rock band has announced dates for its first run of headline dates in 2014 starting with a gig in Cincinnati March 20.
James Taylor is one smart cookie. He’s turning a ride across the Atlantic into an opportunity for a tour. After playing two concerts during the Queen Mary 2’s voyage to England this summer, he’ll get off the ocean liner and stick around Europe for a few weeks.
The Essence Music Festival is rolling out the purple carpet next year with the addition of none other than Prince. The Purple One, who played Essence in 2004, has signed on to headline the 20th edition of the festival, scheduled for July 3-6 in New Orleans.
Lady Gaga is set to return to the stage in spring 2014 for her first tour since being forced to cancel her “Born This Way Ball” in February because of a hip injury that required surgery. This time the name of the game is “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball.”
The Rolling Stones have added some more dates to go along with the sold-out Adelaide show booked a few weeks ago. The gigs make up a complete Australian and New Zealand outing dubbed the “14 On Fire Tour.”
Billy Joel has a new address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001. That’s right, he’s moving in to Madison Square Garden. During MSG’s press conference this morning the venue announced that Joel is going to be the arena’s first-ever music franchise.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of next year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they’re coming back for the April 6 awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Trial will remain in Honolulu for a North Carolina man accused of scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 in a failed concert that was supposed to feature Stevie Wonder, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song “Police and Thieves,” has died in Jamaica. Son Keith Smith says the 67-year-old performer died at Port Antonio Hospital on Monday.
Skrillex is spending February playing multiple nights in four major markets in the U.S. and Europe for another round of “Skrillex Takeovers.” The producer/DJ is bringing along a group of “diverse, unexpected” acts he’s hand-selected.
Pixies have split with Kim Shattuck less than five months after the bassist took the place of the other Kim. Not too many details about Stattuck’s departure are known – except it sounds like she was fired.
Fans will have more chances to help put together Metallica’s nightly setlists in 2014. The band has added a handful of additional dates in Europe to the itinerary it’s calling “the ultimate interactive Metallica concert experience.”