1. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  2. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary producer will be remembered by this generation…

  3. Judas Priest's 'British Steel' Track-By-Track

    June 26, 2009 5:10 PM EDT Judas Priest Songwriters Give Inside Look At Tracks On Classic Album 'British Steel' To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its landmark album "British Steel," Judas Priest will showcase the set in its entirety on a series of U.S. tour dates this summer. The band's…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  5. Down Gets Busy On New Album While Touring

    November 11, 2008 11:42 AM EST Fans of headbanging supergroup Down will not have to wait the usual few years between releases anymore. Bassist Rex Brown -- who, like Down frontman Philip Anselmo, hails from Pantera -- tells Billboard.com that the group "is all our priorities now," with plans for a full spate of…

  6. Down Gets Busy On New Album While Touring

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fans of headbanging supergroup Down will not have to wait the usual few years between releases anymore. Fans of headbanging supergroup Down will not have to wait the usual few years between releases anymore. Bassist Rex Brown -- who, like Down frontman Philip Anselmo, hails from Pantera --…

  7. Hatebreed Goes Covers Crazy On Next Album

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hatebreed's upcoming covers album started "just for the fun of it," according to guitarist Frank Novinec, but is now on track for a 2009 release. Hatebreed's upcoming covers album started "just for the fun of it," according to guitarist Frank Novinec, but is now…

  8. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, …

  9. Metallica Confirms New Album Track List

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. The one title sure to set off discussion…

  10. Ozzy, Metallica, Tankian Join One-Off Ozzfest

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year's one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza H Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  12. Down Finds It Focus On 'Over The Under'

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the release of its third album, Down has become a band again -- perhaps for the first time. With the release of its third album, Down has become a band again -- perhaps for the first time. The heavy metal supergroup came together in 1991 as a side venture for members of Pantera,…

  13. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  14. Hellyeah

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Somehow found the energy to tie one on and head out to my fave strip club there, Shotgun Willies! Well HELLYEAH is officially steam rollin'! The band has been getting tighter and tighter and we are now starting to find those spontaneous moments that make playing live so much fun. After…

  15. 'NOW' Remains No. 1 As Bright Eyes Debuts High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new releases, the "NOW 24" hits compilation stays atop of the The Billboard 200 for a second week, despite a 58% drop in U.S. sales to 89,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In a slow week for new releases, the "NOW 24" hits compilation stays…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst grows up on a new album with a little bit of everything, superstar DJ Tiesto returns to his own music and Nick Cave gets down and dirty with Grinderman in this week's Hot Pro A new album from indie rock outfit Blonde Redhead, "23" (Touch & Go)…

  17. Mudvayne Moving Forward On New Album

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It won't be out until later this year, but Mudvayne plans to wrap up the recording of its fourth album this week. It won't be out until later this year, but Mudvayne plans to wrap up the recording of its fourth album this week. "I've got three songs left to track, but it&…

  18. Hellyeah Helps Pantera's Paul Face The Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It took some doing to get Vinnie Paul into a band again. It took some doing to get Vinnie Paul into a band again. Nothingface bassist Jerry Montano approached the former Pantera and Damageplan drummer to be part of the all-star outfit Hellyeah several times before Paul -- still mourning the…

  19. Jesu

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With droning guitars and jagged lyrics and melodies, Jesu's music is aggressive without being overbearing, metallic and heavy without being metal. The songs sigh and swell in movements, some changes o With droning guitars and jagged lyrics and melodies, Jesu's music is aggressive…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

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