Placebo has lots to tell fans about this week. The English alternative rock band revealed the title and release dates for its seventh studio album, in addition to announcing dates for its first tour of 2013.
For now we just have one new date to talk about. But maybe this non-festival gig signals that Billy Joel is planning a full schedule for fall? Plus, check out a video of the Piano Man performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Camp Bisco announces its full lineup including the “surprise headliner” … Ultra Music Festival sold all of its early bird tickets as fast as fans could buy them … Ohio’s Rock On The Range proudly proclaims it sold out … and a Baltimore radio station will donate proceeds from its one-day event to help victims of Oklahoma’s devastating tornado.
A photograph posted on Twitter caused panic in England when it appeared that Coventry’s Ricoh Arena was on fire. The picture was actually of Muse rehearsing its pyrotechnic display before its May 22 performance.
The trailer is here for what Metallica promises is “an IMAX 3D event like you’ve never seen,” as well as “a concert like you’ve never heard.” Oh, and one more thing – this is “Metallica like you’ve never experienced.” That’s right, this is “Metallica Through The Never.”
You can add Don Felder’s name to the list of axemen on Peter Frampton’s “Guitar Circus” adventure. The former Eagles guitarist will appear on six dates in June when the tour lands in Ontario, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
Currently on the West Coast, the Jesse & Joy “Latinos Imparables” tour switches opening acts next week. With Lilo playing her last stop on the tour Tuesday evening, La Santa Cecilia climbs onboard beginning Wednesday in Chicago.
Pollstar has received the boxoffice reports for The Rolling Stones’ first seven shows and it should help clear the air regarding ticket prices. The lowest average was at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The Las Vegas show, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, had the high average.
A former Playboy bunny who claims Sammy Hagar fathered her now-deceased child is appealing a ruling that dismissed her lawsuit against the former Van Halen frontman. The Iowa woman, identified in court records as Jane Doe, filed the appeal Wednesday.
Paul McCartney has asked a Russian judge to release members of the Pussy Riot punk group from prison. McCartney wrote that he was making the request “in a spirit of friendship for my many Russian acquaintances who, like me, believe in treating people - all people, with compassion and kindness.”
President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King’s five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times.
A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed.
Eminem’s song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency, saying they copied music from one of the rapper’s songs. Eight Mile Style filed a federal lawsuit in Detroit alleging that a 30-second Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song “Under the Influence.”
Organizers have announced dates for Riot Fest’s second annual Toronto festival as well as the inaugural Denver edition. Plus, you have the chance to win two VIP tickets to Riot Fest Chicago, Toronto and Denver along with round-trip flights and hotel accommodations.
We’ve got some big news for Hank Williams Jr. fans. The country singer has changed his views and now considers himself a socialist and one of President Obama’s most adoring fans. Just kidding! The big news is his summer tour, launching next month.
With luscious four-part harmonies that sound as if they sprang out of the early 1960s pop scene, the all-girl group La Luz embarks on a cross-country journey beginning in late June in the Pacific Northwest.