For many years, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York stood derelict and empty. Built in 1923 for the US Open, it hosted the prestigious tennis tournament until 1978, when it moved to nearby Flushing Meadows. But the location also doubled up as a concert venue, and in the 1960s and 1970s, the venue was graced by the giants of music as well as tennis — the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan all played there. Still, despite continued use as a tennis club, it fell into a state of disrepair.
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a tour bus accident, and the band has since delayed Sunday's (Aug. 10) show in Saratoga Springs, NY. They confirmed the news on their Facebook account.
After casting herself as a singer-songwriter with albums of original material in 2004 and 2007, screen star Minnie Driver is belatedly returning to music with a third collection that finds her foregoing the writing duties in favor of acting strictly as an interpreter.
As the lights went down for the first of Haim’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater, a droning organ and the pulse of a slow, foreboding drum machine set an unexpectedly somber mood. But then Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim — the three sisters who front the San Fernando Valley band — romped onto the stage, waving enthusiastically and strapping themselves into their guitars.
NEW YORK — "Why is Nick Cavetrending now?," snorted an East Village barfly to his drinkmaker, both men wondering at the sudden bubbling-up of interest in an artist whose work they'd followed for decades and had lately begun to lose faith in. Was it not perverse that 2013's Push the Sky Away, the first Bad Seeds album made without his crucial collaborator Mick Harvey, should be among Cave's most successful records?
Taylor Swift dropped two more teases about new music on social media on Thursday afternoon, following an Instagram video from earlier in the week where Swift pushed an elevator button for floor '18' several times. Thursday's hints are a bit harder to decipher.
When the editors of Billboard asked me to answer a few questions about "Weird Al" Yankovic's recent chart-topping, earth-shattering, game-changing, monumentally epic success — from the unbiased perspective of his manager — I battled my overpowering inclination for restraint and decided to appease them, thinking I would at least end up with a free subscription. So here goes ...
Not one, but two Pentatonix releases are coming this fall: PTX Vol. 3 hits shelves on Sept. 23, followed by a second holiday album, That's Christmas to Me, on Oct. 21.
The upcoming EP from the viral a cappella quintet marks their first with RCA Records, and will again feature covers of hits and original tracks, it was announced Thursday. The album will also include a surprise featured guest, as well as a song performed entirely in French.
It's going to be a big night for Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The 32-year-old singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, equivalent to a career achievement honor, and also will take the stage at the ceremony for what MTV is describing as an "epic" performance, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The VMAs will be broadcast from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Tom Petty and his trusty Heartbreakers, one of the greatest live bands of the past few decades, need not have released a new album this summer in order to embark on an instantly sold-out nationwide tour, which launched Sunday night in San Diego and wraps in October with their first appearance in many years at the Fabulous Forum.
New York's Electric Zoo festival is happening once again this year (Aug. 29-31), but this time around, the EDM festival is making some strong suggestions to keep everyone safe (last year, two people died during the festival).