1. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  2. Sevendust, 'Bonfire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 14, 2014 10:50 AM EDT The Atlanta rockers go acoustic on their new "Time Travelers & Bonfires" album. "We went in full guns blazin', man" Sevendust, frontman Lajon Witherspoon points out, "is an electric band." But a decade of warm feelings for "Southside Double…

  3. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  4. Monster Truck, 'The Lion': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 05, 2014 10:00 AM EST Rising hard rockers Monster Truck roll on with a string of North American tour dates and a crunching new track, "The Lion." The Canadian newcomers are coming off a thundering start in their homeland, where they won breakthrough group of the year at the 2013 Juno Awards. They’ve…

  5. Skillet Performs, Talks Crossover Success In Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    July 09, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Here's your pass to the band's exclusive interview and performance in Billboard's New York studios Christian alternative/hard rock band Skillet earned its second No. 1 album on the Christian Albums chart last week with "Rise," which also entered the Billboard…

  6. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  7. Rock On the Range 2013: Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Korn Performing

    January 23, 2013 9:05 AM EST Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Papa Roach and many more will be featured at Rock On The Range, the long-running hard rock festival returning to Columbus, Ohio in its seventh year. The 2013 fest will take place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium. The lineup, which…

  8. Sevendust, 'Decay': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 11, 2013 11:45 AM EST Hear the First Single Off 'Black Out the Sun,' Out March 26 ... Drummer Morgan Rose Talks New Album, Tour Plans Taking most of a year off after a two-year campaign in support of 2010's "Cold Day Memory" paid dividends when hard rockers Sevendust regrouped to recorded…

  9. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: 6 Questions About 'Thirteen'

    October 31, 2011 12:30 AM EDT Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says there's nothing unlucky about his band's new album, "Th1rt3en," arriving Nov. 1 on Roadrunner. "Thirteen is not a bad number," says Mustaine, who founded the iconic thrash metal band after being kicked out of Metallica in 1983…

  10. Hot Tours: Avenged Sevenfold, Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne

    May 27, 2011 1:15 PM EDT A venged Sevenfold claims the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tours rankings with more than $3.6 million in box office grosses reported from the Welcome to the Family Tour, which kicked off on April 22 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Joined by opening acts Three Days Grace , Bullet For My…

  11. Shinedown Taking 'Carnival of Madness' On Tour

    April 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT S hinedown is turning "The Sound of Madness" into a carnival this summer. The Florida quartet is headlining the first Carnival Of Madness tour, a 27-date trek that begins July 16 in Jacksonville, Fla. The tour is intended to become an annual event, according to Shinedown frontman…

  12. 'Glee' Madonna Soundtrack Could Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    April 21, 2010 5:03 PM EDT Eagle-eye industry sources are suggesting that the kids from Fox TV's " Glee " may earn their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with "The Power of Madonna " soundtrack. The companion album from the show's same-named episode, which aired last…

  13. Saving Abel 'More Mature' on 'Miss America' Album

    April 13, 2010 1:14 PM EDT Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks says fans will hear "a much more mature band" when the Mississippi rockers release their sophomore album, "Miss America," on June 8. "We've been out on the road for three years," Weeks tells Billboard.com, "but what we…

  14. Crue Fest Extra: Vince Neil Speaks, Win A Motley Crue Bass

    August 21, 2009 11:32 AM EDT Mötley Crüe rolled out Crue Fest 2, the second installment of its annual touring festival, July 19 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of No. 1 album "Dr. Feelgood" by playing the entire record, which includes…

  15. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Burned, Crue Fest Rolls On With Fill-In Drummer

    August 17, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is not exactly Dr. Feelgood these days. The drummer will be off his kit for several Crue Fest 2 shows after burning his left hand last week while playing with a set of sparklers. Sevendust's Morgan Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armor…

  16. March 26, 2009

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist Clint Lowery returns to Sevendust to replace Sonny Mayo. 2006 – Swell Maps front man Nikki Sudden dies after a show in New York. He is 49. The cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2005 – Paul Newell Hester of Crowded House commits suicide in Melbourne, Australia. 2004 –…

  17. March 24, 2009

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” boosting the show’s ratings. 2001 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley. 2001 – Sammy Hagar and his wife, Kari, welcome their second child, Samantha Pastel Hagar, in a Northern California…

  18. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kevin Churko. Ozzfest was a one-off event in…

  19. Lil Wayne Cover Opens Door For Framing Hanley

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST When one of Framing Hanley's guitarists quit the band due to health issues earlier this year, the group never imagined a practice session with his future replacement would result in an out-of-left-fie When one of Framing Hanley's guitarists quit the band due to health issues earlier…

  20. Organizers Brand '08 Ozzfest A Success

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5…

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