1. Marty Friedman's 'Meat Hook': Exclusive Video Premiere

    August 02, 2016 11:33 AM EDT Guitarist will join Rodrigo y Gabriela at Hollywood Bowl concert. Marty Friedman , who has been shredding the guitar since his teens, first gained fame in 1986 for his work in Cacophony with fellow axeman Jason Becker. He's no stranger to Billboard 's charts due to his tenure with…

  2. Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer, Dies On Stage at 51

    May 22, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, who played on many of the metal band’s successful albums in the 1990s, died Saturday (May 21) after collapsing on stage during a concert. He was 51. Menza was playing with his new band Ohm at the The Baked Potato in Los Angeles when he suddenly collapsed…

  3. How Marty Friedman Went From Megadeth to the 'Ryan Seacrest Of Japan'

    June 03, 2014 11:37 AM EDT "Chubo desu yo!" translates into English as “It's the Kitchen!,” and it's a mainstay of Japanese TV. Each week the show's jovial host Masaaki Sakai, a singer-comedian and household name, cooks a meal while engaging guests in humorous off-topic banter. Tonight's…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Melissa Etheridge ends speculation about the paternity of the children the rock star shares with partner Julie Cypher, when she announces that David Crosby is the children's father.<br c 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music…

  7. All That Remains

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves. For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy&…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2000 -…

  10. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  11. Metal Returns: Megadeth, Halford, Slayer

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The undeniable resurgence of classic heavy metal will continue in 2001 with substantial activity by several veteran heavy metal acts such as Megadeth, ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's Halford pr The undeniable resurgence of classic heavy metal will continue in 2001 with substantial…