1. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and even "Weird Al" Yankovic…

  2. Slash Raves About Myles Kennedy, Says 'Lie' Almost Didn't Happen

    May 21, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Who needs multiple singers when you've got Myles Kennedy? Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love" (out May 22), only employs the one singer unlike the self-titled rock album the guitarist released in 2010 which features an assorted bunch: Lemmy, Fergie, Ian Astbury, Ozzy…

  3. 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…

  4. The Doors Prep 'L.A. Woman' Reissue with 'Amazing' Bonus Material

    November 11, 2011 3:35 PM EST Full details are forthcoming, but Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says the upgraded and expanded edition of the original group's 1971 swan song "L.A. Woman," due out early next year, is a revelation. "It's pretty cool," Krieger tells Billboard.com. "We found a…

  5. Slash Enlists Ozzy, Iggy, Kid Rock For Solo Debut

    March 08, 2010 9:57 AM EST As a former member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver , Slash knows more than most musicians about what he calls "band drama." "It just goes hand in hand with rock 'n' roll," the 44-year-old guitarist says with a seen-it-all laugh. "It's a very…

  6. Ian Astbury In 'Love' With Film, Theater, Music Projects

    June 01, 2009 12:38 PM EDT In between gigs with the Cult and recent studio collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, the Cult's Ian Astbury is in the process of adding the titles of theater producer and filmmaker to his resume. The singer is donating his time and talents to help raise funds for a production of…

  7. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme…

  8. Astbury: Cult Will Open For Zeppelin In '08

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected the Cult as their opening act. That's according to Cult frontman Ian Astbury, who blabbed the news Saturday (Nov. 17) duri Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected…

  9. The Cult Gets Back To Basics On 'Born Into This'

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If the Cult's 2001 reunion album, "Beyond Good and Evil," was a heavily produced, muscular rock affair, the band took the opposite approach on the forthcoming "Born Into This," due Oct. 2 via New Wild If the Cult's 2001 reunion album, "Beyond Good and Evil,…

  10. Desert Rock

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit James Lavelle. As the primary creative force UNKLE, he's pulled together three albums behind the scenes "Oz" style, integrating the sounds of some It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit…

  11. Exclusive: The Cult Inks With Roadrunner

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British rock act the Cult has signed with Roadrunner, Billboard.com can reveal. The group's first new album since 2001's Atlantic set "Beyond Good and Evil" will be released Sept. 25 in conjun Veteran British rock act the Cult has signed with Roadrunner, Billboard…

  12. Homme, Astbury, Autolux Join UNKLE's 'War'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D, Autolux, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Jeordie White and the Duke Spirit are among the guests on the third UNKLE album, "War Stories," due July 24 Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D,…

  13. The Cult / May 26, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to tour behind, it seems a bit odd that the Cult would see 2006 as the right time to return. With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to tour behind, it seems a bit odd that the…

  14. UNKLE Revs Up With Homme, Dalle, Astbury

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London and expected for a summer release via Global Underground. James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London…

  15. The Cult Energized For 2006 Tour

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. The group, which features core members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, is in the midst of…

  16. Doors Drummer Wins Suit Over Band Name

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The former drummer for the Doors won a permanent injunction on Friday preventing his bandmates from using the rock group's name while touring with a revamped version of the legendary 1960s act. The former drummer for the Doors won a permanent injunction on Friday preventing his bandmates…

  17. Ask Billboard

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Cult, Stevie Nicks/Deep Dish and AC/DC. CULTISH Dear Keith, I have been a fan of the Cult for a good long while now. I recently saw the band's singer Ian Astbury enjoying living his Jim Morrison fixation as singer for the Doors of…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters VH1 Classic and World Productions have created "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 years. The show will debut in September on VH1…

  19. Doors Revisit 'L.A. Woman,' Head To Paris

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for their Aug. 24 performance at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. The group, touring under the name Doors 21st Century Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for…

  20. Copeland Settles With Doors Members

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amicably settled his lawsuit against two surviving members of the Doors, now touring under the moniker the Doors of the 21st Century. Copeland had sued the g Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amicably settled his lawsuit against two…

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