1. Exclusive: Watch Rush's Geddy Lee Walk Down Memory Lane on VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show'

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM EST That Metal Show is kicking off its 14th season on Saturday with a visit from none other than Rush 's Geddy Lee . The iconic bassist/vocalist/keyboardist, who last appeared on the program during its inaugural season in 2008, sits down with host Eddie Trunk and co-hosts Jim Florentine and…

  2. Dream Theater's John Petrucci on the 'Major Talent' of Dimebag Darrell

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here, Dream Theater 's John Petrucci discusses…

  3. Former Manager Paul Bassman Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'There Was Nobody on Planet Earth Like Him'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today, Paul Bassman is president of Ascend Insurance Brokerage, one of the premier entertainment insurance firms in the business. Ten years ago, Bassman was the manager of Damageplan , the metal powerhouse led by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul, both formerly…

  4. Fellow Rockers and Friends Remember 'Dimebag' Darrell on the 10th Anniversary of His Murder

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here are the highlights. 'Dimebag'…

  5. Dream Theater Planting Seeds for Album No. 13

    January 06, 2014 10:47 AM EST Dream Theater is getting ready to hit the road to support its self-titled 12th studio album, but the group's John Petrucci says lucky No. 13 is already in the prog-metal quintet's ambitious crosshairs. "Some initial conversations have already started," the guitarist…

  6. Dream Theater, 'The Enemy Inside': Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 23, 2013 12:33 PM EDT Watch the blistering new video for "The Enemy Inside"; guitarist John Petrucci talks to Billboard about the song's powerful message Dream Theater's new self-titled album on Roadrunner Records arrives tomorrow (Sept. 24), and to celebrate Billboard is hosting the…

  7. Dream Theater Causing 'Chaos' With New Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dream Theater's top 20 entrance onto The Billboard 200 is a vindication in triplicate for the New York band. The No. 19 debut for "Systematic Chaos" heralds the group's best start for an album, its be Dream Theater's top 20 entrance onto The Billboard 200 is a…

  8. Dream Theater Inks New Deal With Roadrunner

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST After years of parallel success in the metal world, Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have joined forces on a new deal. The prog-leaning group's label debut, "Systematic Chaos," will crown the deal After years of parallel success in the metal world, Dream Theater and…

  9. Dream Theater Eyeing June For New Album

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock act Dream Theater will release its next album, "Octavarium," June 7 via Atlantic. Rock act Dream Theater will release its next album, "Octavarium," June 7 via Atlantic. "We wrote it and recorded it at [New York's] the Hit Factory, which is now closed -- we…

  10. Train of Thought

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST It is hardly shocking that "Train of Thought" has just seven cuts, as Dream Theater's progressive metal songs are usually epics. It is hardly shocking that "Train of Thought" has just seven cuts, as Dream Theater's progressive metal songs are usually epics. But…

  11. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  12. Guitar Gods Satriani, Vai Team For Tour

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of Satriani's G3 tour this summer, also featuring John Petrucci (Dream Theater). The tour kicks off June 23 in Reno, N Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of…