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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Nov. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of November 14, 2018: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

Review: Smashing Pumpkins' album is shiny and oh so bright

Nov. 15, 2018 2:24 PM EST

The Smashing Pumpkins, "SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN." (Napalm Records) It's no question The Smashing Pumpkins has had a tumultuous past. Multiple iterations, breakups and solo careers later, three founding members of the 90's Chicago-rooted rockers — Billy Corgan, James...

Mana honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

Nov. 15, 2018 3:22 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a star-studded tribute concert for their creative accomplishments and philanthropic efforts. Lead vocalist Fher...

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

Nov. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently canceled or stopped discussions on appearances in that country after images went viral...

Review: Wide range of styles on Mark Knopfler's latest CD

Nov. 14, 2018 10:49 AM EST

Mark Knopfler, "Down the Road Wherever" (British Grove/Blue Note) At age 69, Mark Knopfler says he still loves touring, and even in the studio, the Glaswegian guitarist covers a lot of ground. On his latest album, "Down the Road Wherever," Knopfler serves up more than 70 minutes of music rooted in the Scottish...

Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

Nov. 13, 2018 1:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters. Organizers on Tuesday announced the Forum concert that is being called "I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell."...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Nov. 8, 2018 6:03 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of November 7, 2018: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

Joni Mitchell thrills concert audience just by showing up

Nov. 8, 2018 11:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an adoring-but-anxious crowd wondered if she'd appear at an all-star concert celebration on her 75th birthday, Joni Mitchell was stuck in traffic. It was only fitting for a singer and songwriter whose music helped define the experience of modern Southern California. Glen Hansard could...

Aretha Franklin doc 'Amazing Grace' to finally see the light

Nov. 5, 2018 5:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will premiere Nov....

Review: Hanson, the kings of 'MMMBop,' turn to orchestras

Nov. 5, 2018 4:24 PM EST

Hanson, "String Theory" (3CG Records) The Hanson boys have done everything in their power to get you to listen beyond "MMMBop." They've put out solid new music, live CDs, Christmas albums — OK, lots of Christmas albums — greatest hits collections, and even covers of songs by U2 and Radiohead. Now...