1. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World," his first new album in five years. …

  2. GNR's 'Chinese Democracy' Gets Release Date

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirm to Billboard. As first reported More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' …

  3. Best Buy Snags Guns N' Roses Album Exclusive

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy is set to be the exclusive retailer for Guns N' Roses decade-plus-in-the-making new album "Chinese Democracy" before year's end, sources close to the situation tell Billboard. Some details of Best Buy is set to be the exclusive retailer for Guns N' Roses…

  4. Purported New Guns N' Roses Tracks Hit The Web

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine purported "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' 14-years-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy" were leaked online yesterday (June 18) by the Web site Antiquiet.com, prompting a quick Nine purported "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns…

  5. Bootsy Collins Suits Up For 'Prizefighter' Theme

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King Presents: Prizefighter" videogame, due in stores June 10. Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King…

  6. Bootsy Collins Spearheading James Brown Tribute

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from Brown’s own legendary J.B.’s that is slated for the fall. Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from…

  7. Dr Pepper Sweetens Pot For 'Chinese Democracy'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Many have tried, but so far nobody has been able to pry the decade-in-the-works Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" from the hands of lone remaining original member Axl Rose. Many have tried, but so far nobody has been able to pry the decade-in-the-works Guns N' Roses…

  8. Bootsy Collins Anchoring James Brown Tribute

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Funk legend William "Bootsy" Collins is staging the first in a series of annual tribute concerts honoring his funk mentor James Brown on Saturday (Dec. 22). Funk legend William "Bootsy" Collins is staging the first in a series of annual tribute concerts honoring his funk…

  9. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to…

  10. Collins Looks To Future with Science Faction

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farther than usual. Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farther than usual. "We're looking at…

  11. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky…

  12. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Michael Douglas, John Witherspoon). "The…

  13. Axl: New GNR Album Will Be Out This Year

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses' 10-years-in-the-making album, "Chinese Democracy," album will finally hit stores this fall. Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses&…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Saw II,' Marky Ramone, Veruca Salt

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the 'Saw II' soundtrack, Marky Ramone joining Sirius satellite radio and the return of Veruca Salt. Songs from Mudvayne, the Used and Papa Roach will appear on the soundtrack for horror film sequel "Saw II." The disc is slated for release Oct.25 via Treadstone…

  15. Buckethead Buddies Up For New Album

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic guitarist Buckethead has inked with System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label for the Oct. 25 release of his next album, "Enter the Chicken." Enigmatic guitarist Buckethead has inked with System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical…

  16. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  17. The Big Eyeball in the Sky

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band has up its sleeve, it's not a play-by-numbers attempt at mainstream popularity. With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band…

  18. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  19. Jam Bands Tapped For Big Easy Concert Series

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New Orleans' Superfly During Jazzfest concert series. The seventh annual event will run concurrently with the city's mass Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New…

  20. Mixmaster Mike Happy On Board GNR Tour

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place last Thursday night as fans reacted to the the cancellation of the Guns N' Roses tour opener. At the time, openin Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place…

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