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Lady Gaga Addresses Difficulties In SXSW Keynote

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 02:31

Lady Gaga vowed to quit pop music rather than compromise, detailing a difficult year that included an underperforming new album during her much-anticipated keynote session at South By Southwest on Friday.

Lil Wayne Says ‘Tha Carter V’ Will Be Last Solo LP

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:31

Lil Wayne said during an appearance at South By Southwest that he plans to make Tha Carter V his last solo album and that the first single from the still-in-progress LP will be out in the next week.

Forest Hills To Host Concert With Zac Brown Band

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 22:31

The Forest Hills Stadium, a storied New York City sports and concert site, will launch a full music season this year. The Zac Brown Band will perform June 21 at the Queens site, the stadium announced Friday.

Judge Leaves Pandora Songwriter Royalty Unchanged

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:31

A federal judge in New York has left the rate that Internet radio giant Pandora must pay songwriters unchanged at 1.85 percent of revenue for the next two years.

Authorities: Chris Brown Arrested On Warrant

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:31

Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.

Industry Noize: Dan Spellens Retires

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:01

Industry veteran Dan Spellens has taken a disability retirement after 15 years with SMG at the Long Beach Arena and Terrace Theater.

Industry Noize: Bill Silva Elected NACPA President

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:31

The North American Concert Promoters Association recently elected its new board. Bill Silva becomes president, Allen Scott from Another Planet Entertainment returns for a second term and Dave Parks of AEG Live joins the board for the first time.

Q&A With Railroad Earth’s Todd Sheaffer

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 05:31

Railroad Earth frontman Todd Sheaffer talks to Pollstar about the ghosts and inspiration behind the band’s new album, Last of the Outlaws. Plus, he offers aspiring songwriters advice about “getting in the zone.”

Albert Hammond Jr.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 05:29
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.

How Florida Georgia Line Rolls

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:45

Florida Georgia Line is ready to play ball. The country pop duo is headed to nine minor league baseball stadiums in May for the “This Is How We Roll Summer Series.” First stop is Springdale, Ark., at Arvest Park.

About That Suspected Drunk Driver AT SXSW

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:01

Rashad Charjuan Owens, the man suspected of being the drunk driver who allegedly drove a car into a crowd at Austin’s  SXSW early Thursday morning, is reportedly a rapper who was on his way to a gig.

It’s A Backstreet Boys World

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 03:31

Currently bringing joy and gladness to countless fans the world over, America’s Backstreet Boys return to North America in May for a run that includes special guest Avril Lavigne on the group’s U.S. dates.

Industry Noize: World To Get One-Stop Event Safety Guide

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 02:31

The world is expected to see the launch of a one-stop Event Safety Guide by the end of next month, following ILMC’s production meeting in London March 6. The Event Safety Guide is intended to provide entertainment organizers with a rundown of best practices.

NFL Super Suit

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 01:31

A class-action suit filed against the National Football League by two fans over the price and availability of Super Bowl tickets is making its way through court and could have broader implications for many ticketed events in New Jersey and serve as a test of the state’s consumer protection laws regarding ticket sales. 

Paul McCartney: ‘Out There’ In South America

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:31

Paul McCartney reveals his first set of dates for the year, a South American trek with Macca playing Chile, Peru and Ecuador plus a stop in Central America’s Costa Rica.

Celtic Thunder’s George Donaldson Dies

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 23:31

George Donaldson, principle singer for Celtic Thunder, died of a massive heart attack at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, March 12. He was 46.

The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church On BottleRock

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:31

Napa Valley’s BottleRock releases its lineup featuring headliners The Cure, Outkast and Eric Church along with Barenaked Ladies, Heart, Weezer, Smashmouth, Matt And Kim and others.

Josh Rand of Stone Sour

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:29
Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colo.

Foster The People Makes Triumphant Return To SXSW

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:31

The Los Angeles trio made its first trip to South By Southwest four years ago, playing for basically no one. This year the group is one of the marquee acts at the annual conference and music festival and on Friday night will headline the yearly free concert series that can draw more than 10,000 people.

Lil Boosie’s Probation Includes Community Service

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:31

Rapper Torence “Lil Boosie” Hatch was ordered Thursday to perform 100 hours of community service in New Orleans as part of his four-year probation term stemming from a 2009 guilty plea to a marijuana possession charge.

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