1. 7 Fast Chart Facts About Metallica's 'Black Album,' 25 Years Later

    August 12, 2016 9:00 AM EDT When guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, bassist Jason Newsted and drummer Lars Ulrich started recording Metallica 's fifth studio album in 1990, it was the first time they had paired with renowned producer Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi , Motley Crue). Eight arduous months of…

  2. Metallica's 'Black Album': Happy 25th Birthday, Here's What You Have in Common with Shania Twain

    August 11, 2016 12:51 PM EDT Had the dudes in Metallica really wanted to go pop with their fifth LP, they certainly could have. Producer Bob Rock was ready with the echoey U2 guitar effects and corny Bon Jovi talkbox -- both buried in the mix, as detailed in a 2001 Classic Albums episode -- and there’s an “elevator…

  3. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  4. The Offspring Still Fly as 'Days Go By' Rises on Rock Charts

    May 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT California punk group the Offspring is back on the charts with its new single, "Days Go By," which rises 14-12 this week on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The song is the title track and lead single for the band's ninth studio album (and sixth with Columbia) and its…

  5. The Cult's Ian Astbury: 'A Lot of Rock Has Lost Its Teeth'

    January 31, 2012 12:05 AM EST Believes 'Choice of Weapon,' First Studio Album in 5 Years, May 'Polarize Our Audience' This spring, The Cult plans to unleash what frontman Ian Astbury considers "one of the strongest records we've ever made." Astbury tells Billboard.com that "Choice…

  6. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Baby (You've Got What It…

  7. Bush Is Back With New Lineup & First Album in a Decade

    September 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's been 10 years since the last release from English '90s alternative rock band Bush, but that hasn't left frontman Gavin Rossdale without a soft spot for the group that made him an international rock star. "I love the idea of marriage or committing to someone,"…

  8. 311 Find 'Freedom and Control' with No Major Label

    July 15, 2011 5:15 PM EDT This past January, 311 took a bold step: After nearly two decades on a major label, the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha, Neb., reggae-rock quintet founded its own label, 311 Records. "We've realized we don't need a major label," vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum says. "As…

  9. Bush To Release 'Sea of Memories' Album in September

    July 11, 2011 11:45 AM EDT For the first time since their 2002 disbandment, Bush is back. The Gavin Rossdale-led band, perhaps best known for a string of wildly successful '90s hits including "Glycerine" and "Machinehead," are set to debut a brand new album on September 13 -- with a few changes…

  10. 311 Ditches Ballads, Space Travel Notions on 'Universal Pulse'

    June 21, 2011 1:59 PM EDT 's forthcoming new album, "Universal Pulse," went through "a lot of different phases," according to frontman Nick Hexum. Among them? "A concept album about space travel" that he broached to his bandmates. "Yeah, I don't know if the rest of the…

  11. Ron Sexsmith Premiere: Watch a Clip From His 'Love Shines' Documentary

    March 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is the subject of a new documentary titled "Love Shines," and Billboard.com has an exclusive clip from the film. Watch below. In the clip, Sexsmith records his song "Love Shines" with mega-producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon…

  12. Gavin Rossdale Calls Bush Reunion 'Exciting,' Says Family Rumors Can 'Strike Home'

    July 20, 2010 10:34 AM EDT G avin Rossdale feels like Bush has never ended, even though it's been nine years since the release of the group's last studio album, "Golden State." "I felt the other stuff was cool, but it was more default than by design," Rossdale -- who released an album with…

  13. Offspring To Debut New Song On Unity Tour

    June 23, 2010 1:52 PM EDT T he Offspring will be playing one new, as-yet-untitled song, during its run on this summer's Unity Tour with 311 . As for the the follow-up album to 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," -- "It's been going slow," guitarist Kevin "Noodles"…

  14. Michael Buble To Unleash 'Crazy Love' In October

    August 27, 2009 8:44 AM EDT Canadian singer Michael Bublé is releasing his first album featuring original material since 2007, his label announced this week. Entitled "Crazy Love," after a 1970 Van Morrison tune of the same name, the album is due Oct. 13 on 143/Reprise Records. Bublé recorded "Crazy Love…

  15. Offspring Plotting 'Rise And Fall' Follow-Up

    June 19, 2009 10:44 AM EDT The Offspring is eyeballing some older material as the opening gambit for its next album. Guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman tells Billboard.com that frontman Dexter Holland recently sat down with producer Bob Rock -- who produced 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,…

  16. Gavin Rossdale Ready To Rock, With Or Without Bush

    April 27, 2009 10:01 AM EDT As his first solo album, "WANDERlust," takes flight thanks to the hit singles "Love Remains the Same" and "Forever You May Run," Gavin Rossdale is already plotting his next recording project. "I'm sort of halfway through writing a bunch of new songs,…

  17. Tragically Hip Kicks Off 'Same' Tour

    April 27, 2009 8:56 AM EDT Inspired by the wide sonic sweep of its new album, "We Are the Same," the Tragically Hip plans to play a lot of music during its upcoming North American tour, which starts today (April 27) in Kitchener, Ont., and currently has dates booked into September. Frontman Gordon Downie…

  18. Ron Wood Taps Eddie Vedder, Bob Rock For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 10:58 AM EDT Ron Wood's got his own album to do -- again. After inducting Bobby Womack into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Cleveland, Wood said that he's recorded about a dozen songs for a solo album called "More Good News." During an after-party at the House of…

  19. The Offspring Offer Free Single, New Album

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Offspring has announced a June 17 street date for its new Columbia effort “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” and the offering of a free download of first single “Hammerhead.” The Offspring has announced a June 17 street date for its new Columbia effort “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” and the…

  20. Rossdale Goes Solo For 'Wanderlust'

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Bush/Institute frontman Gavin Rossdale has wrapped his first solo album, "Wanderlust." Former Bush/Institute frontman Gavin Rossdale has wrapped his first solo album, "Wanderlust." Due June 3 via Interscope, the set is led by the single "Love Remains the Same,…

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