1. Osbourne: Ozzfest Early Birds May Win Ticket Upgrades

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If metal fans were pleased to get tickets to this year's free Ozzfest in the first place, Sharon Osbourne and the tour's other organizers are hatching plans to make them even happier once they get in If metal fans were pleased to get tickets to this year's free Ozzfest in the…

  2. Heaven And Hell Sets Date For Live CD/DVD

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here this spring, Heaven And Hell's March 30 concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall is headed to DVD Aug. 28 via Rhino. As tipped here this spring, Heaven And Hell's March 30 concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall is headed to DVD Aug. 28 via Rhino. The…

  3. Heaven And Hell Finds Salvation On Spring Tour

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Sabbath in 1979, will be playing with Iommi and Butler for the first time in 15 years on the trek, which begins March 11 in Vancouver. As expected , the new band Heaven And Hell, which features three members of Black Sabbath, has announced plans for a North…

  4. Dio, Sabbath Mates Plotting 'Hell' Of A Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST What began as fondly jamming to the post-Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath tracks "Heaven and Hell" and "The Mob Rules" during Sabbath's Ozzfest 2005 soundchecks eventually led to a reunion with former sing What began as fondly jamming to the post-Ozzy Osbourne Black…

  5. Underground Garage

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Jack Black and Kyle Gass…

  6. Underground Garage

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left…

  7. 'Destiny' Fulfilled

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Four years on from the release of its cult classic 2002 debut, rock duo Tenacious D is back in full force with "The Pick of Destiny," the Epic soundtrack to its feature film of the same name. Four years on from the release of its cult classic 2002 debut, rock duo Tenacious D is back…

  8. Sabbath Members Touring With, Without Ozzy

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward are reuniting with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Osbourne in the band in 1979, under the moniker Heaven and Hell. The n Maybe it takes a little friendly competition to nudge Ozzy Osbourne back into the studio…

  9. Queensryche / Sept. 23, 2006 / Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation: Mindcrime II," the sequel to its groundbreaking 1988 concept album. It hasn't stopped there: The band is touring North America and pla Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation:…

  10. Tenacious D Still Arguing As 'Destiny' Draws Near

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It wouldn't be a conversation with Tenacious D if principal members Jack Black and Kyle Gass weren't arguing with one another about anything and everything. For instance, still up for debate is just h It wouldn't be a conversation with Tenacious D if principal members Jack…

  11. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' To Be Revealed This Fall

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited Tenacious D feature film, "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," will be released Nov. 17, with an Epic soundtrack album due three days earlier. Although the full track list has yet to The long-awaited Tenacious D feature film, "Tenacious D in the Pick of…

  12. Dio Unleashes Live Album, Makes Acting Debut

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio, has issued a new concert album that focuses on one of his classic works, "Holy Diver: Live." One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio, has issued a new concert album…

  13. Master of the Moon

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Vocalist/songwriter Ronnie James Dio earned his crown from stints in Black Sabbath and Rainbow, along with his solo…

  14. Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal…

  15. Happenstance

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. (And artists here…

  16. Billboard Bits: Collective Soul, Blind Boys, and more

    January 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Collective Soul, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Ronnie James Dio, Sam Bush A visit by modern rock band Collective Soul to Morocco is the subject of the upcoming fifth episode of the TV/Web series "Music In High Places." Premiering Friday (Feb. 2) on DirecTV, the episode follows the…

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