Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference and trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

Paul McCartney Recalls First, Last Shea Stadium Gig

More than 40 years after the Beatles performed the inaugural concert at Shea Stadium, Paul McCartney says it was "a blast" to take the stage there in New York this month.

Britney, Mariah, Usher, Lil Wayne Earn MTV VMA Nods

MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher and Lil Wayne all receiving nods.

Faith Hill Performs ‘Football’ Theme

Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season.

Byrne/Eno Album ‘Happening’ Next Month

As tipped here earlier this month, David Byrne and Brian Eno are self-releasing their first album in 27 years.

Jack Bruce Hopeful For Fresh Cream Shows

The three members of Cream plan to gather again in October, but whether they'll play music together is up in the air.

Best Buy Stores Expanding To Musical Instruments

Hoping to cater to everyone from the garage guitarist to a recording musician, Best Buy Co. Inc. is announcing a massive new initiative that sets aside store space for an array of musical instruments and gear in dozens of sites nationwide.

Iran To Host Western Pop Concert, First In 30 Years

Singer Chris de Burgh will stage a concert in Tehran with an Iranian band in late November, the first such concert in the country in nearly 30 years, an Iranian satellite news channel reported on its website.

Willie Nelson Anchors South Padre Music Fest

Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Music Festival, to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 across 10 beachside venues on South Padre Island.

Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) returned to No. 1 on the album survey.

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