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. P.O.D. Guitarist Enlists Alt-Rock Vets For Daylight Division

    September 08, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Former members of Papa Roach , Chevelle and Rock Star Supernova have joined P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel in a new band, Daylight Division, that's posted two tracks online and is in the midst of writing and recording its first album. "It's definitely exciting," Curiel…

  3. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a star-studded ceremony that felt much more…

  4. Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take part in the performance part of Saturday…

  5. Metallica Reuniting 'Black Album' Band For Hall Of Fame Show

    March 31, 2009 8:12 AM EDT Nobody's more surprised that Jason Newsted will be playing again with Metallica this weekend than...Jason Newsted. Newsted was the Metallica bassist from 1986, when he replaced the late Cliff Burton, until he left the group in 2001. He tells Billboard.com that he had modest expectations…

  6. Metallica's Making Hall Of Fame Induction A "Family Reunion"

    March 27, 2009 6:41 PM EDT Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion." "I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebration," Ulrich tells Billboard.com. …

  7. March 4, 2009

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of cancer at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 – Glenn Hughes, the biker in the Village People, dies of lung cancer at his apartment in New York City. He is 50. 1999 – Actor and country singer Eddie Dean dies in Los Angeles of…

  8. Rock Star Supernova, the Panic Channel / Jan. 24, 2007 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted, Rock Star Supernova began its current North American tour with a New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas. Some critics wer After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rock Star Supernova, Taking Back Sunday

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock Star Supernova has drafted former Black Crowes member Johnny Colt to replace bassist Jason Newsted. Rock Star Supernova has drafted former Black Crowes member Johnny Colt to replace bassist Jason Newsted, who is out of commission for up to nine months after tearing his bicep and rotator…

  10. Newsted Injury Upends Rock Star Supernova

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock Star Supernova bassist Jason Newsted has suffered a major shoulder injury and will be out of commission for up to nine months, according to a spokesperson. Rock Star Supernova bassist Jason Newsted has suffered a major shoulder injury and will be out of commission for up to nine months,…

  11. Trademark Dispute Settled Over Supernova Name

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The band at the heart of the recently concluded CBS reality series "Rock Star: Supernova" has a new name, following the resolution of a ... The band at the heart of the recently concluded CBS reality series "Rock Star: Supernova" has a new name, following the resolution of…

  12. Rossi Wins 'Rock Star,' But Will He Front Supernova?

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The search for Supernova's frontman came to an end tonight (Sept. 13) as punk rocker Lukas Rossi was named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." But the legal dispute ov The search for Supernova's frontman came to an end tonight (Sept. 13) as…

  13. Judge Sides With Original Supernova In Name Dispute

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tonight's winner of the reality TV show "Rock Star: Supernova" may not end up fronting a band by that moniker. Tonight's winner of the reality TV show "Rock Star: Supernova" may not end up fronting a band by that moniker. In a trademark dispute over the name, a…

  14. Billboard Bits: Panic Channel, Matisyahu, Krauss/Gill

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Panic Channel has been tapped as the opening act for the debut tour featuring Supernova, which features drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted and a vocalist to be ann The Panic Channel has been tapped as the opening act for the debut tour featuring Supernova,…

  15. Supernova To Debut On New Year's Eve

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas. Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its…

  16. Supernova Sues Over CBS Series

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Supernova, perhaps best known for contributing the song "Chewbacca" to the cult movie "Clerks," has filed for a preliminary injunction to prevent the use of its name by a new supergroup involved in th An Orange County rock band is singing stop in the name of copyright…

  17. Lee, Newsted, Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Sta Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former…

  18. Friends Mark Anniversary Of Dimebag's Death

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Next Thursday (Dec. 8) will mark a year since the on-stage murder of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot to death by an enraged fan during a Damageplan show in Columbus Next Thursday (Dec. 8) will mark a year since the on-stage murder of Pantera…

  19. Voivod Guitarist D'Amour Dies

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday (Aug. 26) at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday (Aug. 26) at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer.…

  20. Newsted Keeping Busy With Several Projects

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One thing Jason Newsted isn't likely to be accused of is musical predictability. One thing Jason Newsted isn't likely to be accused of is musical predictability. The former Metallica bassist is a member of a myriad of projects for his Chophouse label, while he still gets his metal…

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