1. Metallica / March 18, 2006 / Pretoria, South Africa (Supersport Park)

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Is this where all the wild animals are?" Metallica singer James Hetfield shouted at the 43,000 people jammed into Supersport Park on March 18, and it was easy to hear in the crowd's roaring response "Is this where all the wild animals are?" Metallica singer James…

  2. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 13) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  3. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  4. Rick Rubin Producing New Metallica Album

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Metallica has drafted Rick Rubin to produce its next studio album, work on which is underway at the band's California headquarters. In a post on its official Web site, the band confirms Rubin "has bee Metallica has drafted Rick Rubin to produce its next studio album, work on which…

  5. An Irishman In Germany

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono receives the German Media Prize. Irish-born U2 lead singer Bono shows his trophy after being awarded the German Media Prize Jan. 24 in Baden-Baden, southern Germany. At left is Media Control founder Karl-Heinz Koegel, at right applauding is Joschka Fischer, the former German Foreign…

  6. Osbourne Defends Wicked Wisdom's Ozzfest Slot

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will play at this year's Ozzfest, little has been heard about the act or how it landed such a covet Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - David Bowie cancels a…

  8. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Tweedy, Shonen Knife

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Jeff Tweedy, Shonen Knife "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" picked up the best documentary award at last weekend's Independent Spirit Awards. "Never could we have imagined the impact this film would have on our lives, and the lives of others,"…

  9. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  10. Remixes 81-04

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Remixes 81-04" is a 12-track, single-disc taster of some of Depeche Mode's biggest hits that have been reworked. "Remixes 81-04" is a 12-track, single-disc taster of some of Depeche Mode's biggest hits that have been reworked. While fun remixes of "Just Can…

  11. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode The 'Mode' Code New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp can be found on the Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due this week via Reprise. The set was preceded Oct. 19 by the single "Enjoy the Silence,…

  12. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  13. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  14. Metallica Cancels South American Tour

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran hard rock quartet Metallica has canceled its South American tour, due to kick off tomorrow (Oct. 25) in Buenos Aires. In a statement posted on the band's official Web site, the cancellation is Veteran hard rock quartet Metallica has canceled its South American tour, which was due…

  15. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  16. Mandy Moore Goes Under 'Covers'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to interpreting an array of songs she says hold great meaning for her. Due Oct. 21 via Epic, "Coverage" finds Moore interpreting For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to…

  17. Newsted Makes Peace With Metallica Past

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously sharpened talent. Much like food and water, plugging in and jamming is unrivaled sustenance in his life. It was for this rea To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70. 2002 - Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including…

  19. Metallica Signs Up Bassist Rob Trujillo

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica has named former Suicidal Tendencies/Ozzy Osbourne band member Rob Trujillo as its new bassist. Trujillo replaces Jason Newsted, who departed in early 2001, and will appear on the quartet's Metallica has named former Suicidal Tendencies/Ozzy Osbourne band member Rob Trujillo as…

  20. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

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