1. Stone Sour Scraps Tour After Drummer Suffers Stroke

    May 18, 2011 1:18 PM EDT S tone Sour has announced that the remaining shows on its spring U.S. headlining tour have been cancelled due to drummer Roy Mayorga suffering a "minor stroke." In a message posted on the hard rock group's website yesterday (May 17), the band explains that Mayorga, who joined…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Single Expected in July, Matthew Morrison Joins NKOTBSB Tour

    May 17, 2011 8:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Kelly Clarkson Single Expected in July Always the active Facebooker, Kelly Clarkson took to the social network again this past weekend to clear up a few rumors after another demo of hers leaked. Within her…

  3. Duff McKagan: Autobiography 'Not The Same Story'

    April 22, 2011 2:45 PM EDT D uff McKagan promises that "It's So Easy and Other Lies," his upcoming autobiography, is "not the same story" as former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Steven Adler told in their memoirs. "Mine's not really a Guns N' Roses book, where I think…

  4. Black Veil Brides to 'Set World on Fire' with Major Label Debut

    April 12, 2011 12:00 AM EDT B lack Veil Brides do not exactly have modest ambitions for their sophomore album. "This is going to be the best album anybody's ever made," founder and frontman Andy Six tells Billboard.com about "Set the World On Fire," which comes out June 14 as the glammy Los…

  5. Mike Starr Remembered by Alice in Chains Bandmates, Rockers

    March 09, 2011 9:20 AM EST A lice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have spoken out about their former bandmate and bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead Tuesday (Mar. 8) in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their…

  6. Stone Sour's Corey Taylor Addresses Velvet Revolver Rumors, Slipknot's Future

    January 28, 2011 2:30 PM EST Corey Taylor is comfortably ensconced in Stone Sour for the time being, but let's check out some truth vs. fiction about a couple of other matters: is he the "known singer" who's working under wraps with Velvet Revolver ? "To be continued!" Taylor tells Billboard…

  7. Jane's Addiction Headed in 'Completely Different Direction,' Says Dave Navarro

    January 13, 2011 12:00 PM EST Despite some false starts and changing bass players three times, spirits are high as Jane's Addiction begins recording in earnest for its fourth album this week in Los Angeles. "I'm really happy with where we are, musically speaking," guitarist Dave Navarro tells Billboard…

  8. Velvet Revolver Courting New Mystery Singer, Says Drummer

    December 21, 2010 5:10 PM EST Even as it rolls out a new concert DVD from its original incarnation, Velvet Revolver is in the "dating" stages with a new singer whose identity is still being kept under wraps but who the group is "very excited" about, according to drummer Matt Sorum. "The guy we&…

  9. Axl Rose Files $20 Million Lawsuit Against 'Guitar Hero'

    November 24, 2010 11:10 AM EST A xl Rose really doesn't want to be associated with ex-bandmate Slash. The Guns N' Roses frontman has just filed a $20 million lawsuit against Guitar Hero maker Activision claiming its use of the GNR song "Welcome to the Jungle" violated a deal not to include any imagery…

  10. Ex-Guns N' Roses Bassist Leaves Jane's Addiction

    September 06, 2010 3:53 PM EDT J ane's Addiction said Monday it has parted ways with its latest bass player, former Guns N' Roses member Duff McKagan, five months after announcing his addition to the oft-vacated post. McKagan, 46, performed a few concerts with the band, and worked on new material for its first…

  11. Macy Gray, "The Sellout"

    July 23, 2010 3:33 PM EDT Hindsight is always 20/20. And in the case of Macy Gray 's latest-which she says "reflects my true identity"-it makes you wonder if her career would've lost as much steam if this had followed her 1999 breakthrough, "On How Life Is." During "The Sellout,"…

  12. Guns N' Roses to Play First Major U.S. Show in Four Years

    July 21, 2010 2:42 PM EDT It's not hard to get a Guns N' Roses fix these days, whether from members past or present. The current incarnation of GNR, led by frontman Axl Rose , has just announced an appearance on Aug. 13 at the Rock 'N Rev Festival in Sturgis, S.D. It's the group's first major…

  13. Macy Gray Album Premiere: Hear "The Sellout" Early

    June 15, 2010 9:30 AM EDT Back to square one. That's where Macy Gray found herself when she began recording her new album, "The Sellout." The album isn't out until June 22, but you can hear the whole thing first -- before it's released right here on Billboard.com right now. Gray began…

  14. Chat with Slash

    June 03, 2010 6:34 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we present a special interview with Slash , who released solo album "Slash" this spring. The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist talks about working with 19 lead singers on the project, including Kid…

  15. Macy Gray: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 10:46 AM EDT "The Sellout" (Concord, June 22) After a three-year absence, Macy Gray returns with a new album and label. And for the first time since her 1999 breakthrough, "On How Life Is," the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter says "The Sellout" reflects her true…

  16. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 11:38 AM EDT J ustin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week upon the No. 1-arrival of Usher 's "…

  17. Slash, "Slash"

    April 09, 2010 1:49 PM EDT He may not be Axl Rose 's favorite person these days, but Slash still has plenty of friends--and he's corralled an impressive group of them on the 14 tracks of his new self-titled solo effort. Filling the gap as he prepares for Velvet Revolver 's (presumed) return, the…

  18. Stone Temple Pilots, "Between the Lines"

    April 02, 2010 3:04 PM EDT Stone Temple Pilots ' first single since 2003's "All in the Suit That You Wear" feels strangely familiar. All of the recently reunited band's signature elements are still intact, from the thick slabs of Dean DeLeo's distorted guitar riffs-later punctured by a…

  19. Stone Temple Pilots: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 02, 2010 1:44 PM EDT From venomous public feuds with his former hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to a long history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, Scott Weiland-the slinky, gruff-voiced frontman who became a grunge-era heartthrob as the leader of '90s giants Stone Temple Pilots -rarely has been…

  20. Slash Enlists Ozzy, Iggy, Kid Rock For Solo Debut

    March 08, 2010 9:57 AM EST As a former member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver , Slash knows more than most musicians about what he calls "band drama." "It just goes hand in hand with rock 'n' roll," the 44-year-old guitarist says with a seen-it-all laugh. "It's a very…

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