1. Hurtsmile Song Premiere: Hear a New Track from Gary Cherone’s Latest Album

    October 02, 2014 12:17 PM EDT For Extreme's Gary Cherone, a second album by his other band, Hurtsmile, was imperative to prove that Hurtsmile is, well, a real band. "If there was [only] one record it would seem like a Gary Cherone project, and this is truly a band," Cherone, who releases Hurtsmile's…

  2. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  3. Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele 's "21" album beats out Van Halen 's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended on Feb. 12 (the day of the Grammys) --…

  4. Van Halen Rocks NYC Club, Announces Album & Tour Plans

    January 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on Thursday night (Jan. 5). As the rock legends played to a collection of rock critics and headbanging celebs at the crammed, 250-capacity club, their new label, Interscope Records, was…

  5. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 11:59 AM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as well as a new album, which may or may not be…

  6. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 8:00 AM EST First Tickets On Sale January 10 Van Halen diehards just received a belated Christmas gift: the 80s rock icons are roaring back with a 2012 tour, which was announced through a series of video messages on the group's official web site on Monday (Dec. 26). The collection of 30-second clips…

  7. Van Halen To Sign with Interscope Records, Release New Alum with Roth: Report

    November 14, 2011 6:24 PM EST Iconic rock group Van Halen is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Interscope Records that is expected to be finalized sometime this week. The deal would give the group an outlet to release its first album with frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the…

  8. Van Halen Album, Tour Expected In 2011?

    August 06, 2010 4:55 PM EDT Welcome news for Van Halen fans: The clearest signs that an album and tour are in the works for next year have emerged. While the webosphere has bantered rumors and various reports about a possible album with original frontman David Lee Roth since last year, a recent release announcing a re…

  9. Eddie Van Halen Hopeful For New Music, Tour

    February 03, 2009 4:30 PM EST Almost nine months since Van Halen wrapped its first tour since 1984 with original lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen is hopeful there will be future activity for the group. Van Halen tells Spinner.com that after he and girlfriend Janie Liszewski get married in June and his…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  11. Update: Extreme Reuniting For 2008 Album, Tour

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Boston-based rock outfit Extreme is reuniting for its first studio album in 13 years and world tour in 2008, Billboard has learned. The group, best known for the 1991 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "More Boston-based rock outfit Extreme is reuniting for its first studio album in 13 years…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  13. Hagar Hoping Van Halen Takes High Road At Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 12 "could go a lot of different ways," according to Sammy Hagar. That said, Hagar -- the group's second frontman, f Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of…

  15. 'Rock Star: Van Halen' Rumors Unfounded

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Persistent rumors that Van Halen will audition new singers on the upcoming season of CBS reality series "Rock Star" are untrue, according to the network. Nonetheless, the story got new legs during a b Persistent rumors that Van Halen will audition new singers on the upcoming season…

  16. Roth: Van Halen Reunion 'Inevitable'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth, who began his career as a morning drive radio host in earnest this morning (Jan. 3). "I talked to the dru Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David…

  17. Still Runnin' With The Devil

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST When Van Halen rocked the world, they did it for real. This much I know – Van Halen f***ing rules. Sometimes it's easy to forget this, I know, because a lot has happened with the band over the years. There was a lead singer change, synthesizers began to edge guitars out of songs, a few…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of…

  19. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  20. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen 'Both' Sides Now Van Halen recorded three new songs for inclusion on "The Very Best of Van Halen," due this week via Warner Bros. The cuts "It's About Time," "Up for Breakfast" and "Learning To See" feature vocalist Sammy Hagar,…

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