1. Passenger Hits Top Five on Rock Albums Chart

    June 19, 2014 4:57 PM EDT Passenger scores its best sales week. Also, chart action from Lorde, Linkin Park and HellYeah Passenger 's "Whispers" debuts at No. 5 on Top Rock Albums and notches its highest rank on the Billboard 200 (No. 12) earning its best sales week yet (19,000 in the week ending June 15…

  2. Down, 'We Knew Him Well': Exclusive Video Premiere

    May 13, 2014 12:06 PM EDT As Phil Anselmo & co. prep the May 13 release of "Down IV - Part Two," Billboard exclusively premieres the video for the song, "We Knew Him Well." On the eve releasing "Down IV -- Part Two," the latest EP by the all-star metal group Down, frontman Phil…

  3. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  4. Supposed Former Roommate of Kurt Cobain Selling Singer's Skis, Phone

    March 03, 2014 8:54 PM EST Ever wanted to own skis, a video game and a telephone previously possessed by your favorite rock star? With the power of Craigslist, you can. Related Articles Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt Selected for Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2014 A…

  5. Backstage With St. Vincent: New Style, New Label and a Bold New Album

    February 24, 2014 11:52 AM EST The alt-goddess strikes a new pose with her first major-label album: "The music industry is the wild west" Inside a dimly lit and cavernous studio space in Manhattan's SoHo district, assorted members of the world's fashion elite jostle for rickety chairs while Annie…

  6. Bullet for My Valentine: Next Album Will Be 'Completely Different' Than Angry 'Temper'

    October 28, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Bullet for My Valentine drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas says there's a reason the British heavy rock group's latest album "Temper Temper" is "more of an angry record." "I think it was what was happening within the band at the time. People weren&…

  7. Phil Anselmo Takes Solo 'Walk,' Promises More New Songs at Housecore Horror Fest

    July 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Between Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual and so many others, Philip H. Anselmo has fronted nearly as many bands as he has tattoos. But with the just-released "Walk Through Exits Only," the venerable metal icon is putting his own name out front at last. And, he says, there'…

  8. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe to Pen Memoir

    July 03, 2013 9:02 AM EDT Blythe's untitled book will center on his involvement in a fan's death in the Czech Republic Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is prepping the release of his upcoming memoir, which has been picked up by Da Capo Press and scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in the spring of 2014.…

  9. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  10. Slayer Guitarist Leads 'Moment of Noise' for Jeff Hanneman, Anthrax Plays 'Raining Blood'

    May 03, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Jeff Hanneman tributes pop up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Slayer guitarist Kerry King led a very metal tribute to his "fallen brother" Jeff Hanneman at the Revolver Golden Gods awards Thursday night, bypassing the usual moment of silence for something a bit more appropriate…

  11. Lamb of God Singer Charged in Fan Death

    December 04, 2012 1:20 PM EST Manager: Randy Blythe will return to Prague to fight manslaughter charge A court in the Czech Republic has charged Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the death of a fan following a 2010 concert in Prague. The metal band's manager said in a statement that Blythe is innocent and intends…

  12. Down, 'The Purple EP': Exclusive First Listen

    September 14, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Hear an exclusive stream of the 6-song EP by Phil Anselmo's band Down here before it's release next week. The only downside of Down , the members of the all-star metal band led by Phil Anselmo , have long complained, is arranging time for the group amidst their other commitments.…

  13. Zakk Wylde: 'It Would Be an Honor' to Play With Pantera

    May 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Metal Guitar Icon Talks New Book, Sobriety, Church and Music Biz 'Cartoon Characters' The always outrageous and thoroughly entertaining Zakk Wylde has written a book, "Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination." Part…

  14. Phil Anselmo Competes for Heavy Metal's Busiest Man

    May 18, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Pantera Re-Release, New Down EP/Tour and a Solo Album That Will 'Re-Shape Extreme Music' While he's warmly dipping into his Pantera past with the just-released "Vulgar Display of Power (Deluxe Edition)," Phil Anselmo is also eyeing a busy future that includes the band…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Bell" begins atop the former listing. …

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  17. Pantera Singer Looks Back for 'Cowboys From Hell' Reissue

    September 08, 2010 3:01 PM EDT Phil Anselmo is hoping that the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera 's landmark "Cowboys From Hell" will be the start of a trend for the metal group's catalog -- or at least yield a similar deluxe treatment for its follow-up, 1992's "Vulgar Display of…

  18. Hellyeah, "Stampede"

    August 13, 2010 12:42 PM EDT If you've ever wondered what sort of code of conduct the cowboy community lives by, the first track on this heavy-metal super-group's sophomore disc lays it out quite clearly: "What's mine is mine/What's yours is mine," Hellyeah frontman Chad Gray growls, "…

  19. Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Week

    July 21, 2010 11:08 AM EDT E minem' s "Recovery" album hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth consecutive week, selling 195,000 (down 15%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first set to notch four straight frames at No. 1 since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream"…

  20. Rodrigo y Gabriela / April 29, 2010 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 05, 2010 6:22 PM EDT Fresh off a European tour, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought foot-tapping Latin rhythms and metal energy to Radio City Music Hall last Friday (Apr. 29), joined by surprise guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica . Lead guitarist Rodrigo Sánchez and rhythm guitarist Gabriela Quintero…

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