1. Queensryche to Geoff Tate: Stop Using the Name

    October 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT In the latest round of the legal battle between progressive rock band Queensryche and its former singer, Geoff Tate, the group is attempting to keep Tate from using the group's name until the case is resolved. The move comes more than three months after Tate tried the same maneuver…

  2. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  3. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  4. Geoff Tate Announces 'New Queensryche'

    September 03, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo join lineup Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer, who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche in June, announced the lineup of "the new Queensryche…

  5. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  6. Queensryche Having Online Identity Crisis?

    August 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Queensryche, which is engaged in a lawsuit with former singer Geoff Tate and former manager Susan Tate, has launched a new Facebook page ( Facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial ), and will officially launch a new band website ( QueensrycheOfficial.com ) tomorrow, Aug. 14. The group has also…

  7. Everybody Listening: Queensryche-Tate Lawsuit Sets Web Ablaze

    July 20, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Singer Crumbling Empire According to a Queensryche statement Billboard referenced when breaking the news of Tate's departure on June 20, the band has sold 30 million album copies worldwide since forming in 1981. Its best-selling album in the United States is "Empire," which is…

  8. Coachella Festival To Remain In Indio

    July 06, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Despite fears that new tax regulations were set to push the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out of its Indio, Calif. home, reports have stated that the lawmaker who introduced the new ticket tax has backed down from the proposed legislation. The proposed law, set forth by Indio city…

  9. Coachella Festival Location Threatened by Possible Indio Tax

    July 03, 2012 8:11 PM EDT Festival May Skip 2014, Goldenvoice Head Says The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival may be looking for a new home if a new city tax is put on the books. According the Indio's Desert Sun , a potential admissions tax on entertainment events on more than 2,500 people would cause the…

  10. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  11. Geoff Tate Signs Solo Deal: Former Queensryche Singer Eyes Fall Album

    June 25, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Geoff Tate, who parted ways with his longtime band Queensryche this month, announced that he has signed a multi-album, worldwide solo recording deal with InsideOut Music. "I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," Tate said in a statement. "They are very…

  12. Exclusive: Queensryche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate

    June 20, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Band Replaces Singer With Crimson Glory's Todd La Torre Rock band Queensryche is continuing forward without vocalist Geoff Tate , who will be replaced by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Over the past few months, there have been growing…

  13. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  14. What's Going on With Queensryche? Fans, Industry Buzzing

    May 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Just call it "Operation: Speculation." A couple recent instances of so-called drama have set Queensryche fans and metal news sites to wondering if something is amiss with the band. On May 13, MetalSludge.tv reported there was an alleged altercation among some of the band's…

  15. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big

    April 26, 2012 11:05 PM EDT In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and newcomer Prince Royce tied as the biggest winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, earning eight honors each. Complete Winners List Presented…

  16. Cee Lo Green Adds Religion to 'Imagine,' Fueling Outrage

    January 03, 2012 10:25 AM EST Singer Deletes Apology From Twitter C ee Lo Green rang in the new year with a fresh controversy. The "Forget You" singer fueled outrage after his performance on NBC's Times Square telecast for doing what many John Lennon fans deemed sacrilege: changing the lyrics to the late…

  17. Gerado Ortiz Scores No. 1 Latin Album After Surviving Shooting Attempt

    April 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Up and coming regional Mexican artist Gerardo Ortiz , known for his narcocorridos that chronicle Mexico's drug wars, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart barely two weeks after surviving an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dead.…

  18. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the type of funked-up electro Timbaland was…

  19. 'Grey's Anatomy' Musical Episode to Feature Cast Singing Fray, Snow Patrol

    March 11, 2011 11:30 AM EST "How to Save a Life," the song that brought an audience to the Fray from its placement in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will be treated to a group sing-along in the show's musical episode airing March 31. With a Tony Award winner in the cast, Sara Ramirez, it'…

  20. Bon Jovi Needs 'A Break' When Tour Wraps, Says Drummer

    January 27, 2011 7:06 AM EST As Bon Jovi prepares to start its 2011 tour schedule, the group members say what happens after they come off the road in July is anyone's guess. "I think we need to take a break," drummer Tico Torres told Billboard.com during a conference call with reporters. "It's a…

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