1. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 2:03 PM EDT Heavy metal's 'big four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth , Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22 will be beamed via…

  2. Gogol Bordello, "Trans-Continental Hustle"

    May 21, 2010 11:18 AM EDT With the help of heavyweight producer Rick Rubin, Gogol Bordello 's major-label debut, "Trans-Continental Hustle," maintains the band's ethno-clash dance party reputation, but with less punk attitude and a more mainstream songwriting approach. Wild, passionate opener "…

  3. 'Big Four' Metal Fest To Be Beamed To Big Screens

    May 21, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The Big Four tour -- Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax -- is playing just seven dates in Europe and nothing in North America, but headbangers on this side of the pond won't have to miss out. BY Experience will film and beam the package's June 22 stop at the Sonisphere…

  4. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  5. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  6. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Francis Bean Cobain, Mars Volta and More

    February 04, 2010 5:56 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Flaming Lips , Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem are among the recently announced headliners for the Bestival, the annual September gathering that marks the unofficial end of the summer festival…

  7. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 11:12 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting June 16 at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland…

  8. Slayer Teams With Megadeth For 'American Carnage' Tour, Postpones Euro Trek

    November 16, 2009 8:43 AM EST Slayer has postponed its U.K. and European tour until spring 2010. Instead, Slayer will co-headline the "American Carnage" tour with Megadeth early next year. Kicking off on January 18 in Seattle, Wash. for a 26-date trek across North America, the "Carnage" tour will…

  9. Michael Jackson Reign Continues On Euro Chart

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM EST Michael Jackson continues his reign on Billboard's European Albums with "This Is It" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while there's an eighth aggregate week atop European Hot 100 Singles for "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon.…

  10. Vote For The Best Concert Promotion Of 2009

    September 08, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Seven finalists have been chosen for the third annual Billboard Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, which will be given at the Billboard Touring Awards Nov. 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Here are the finalists (Click to read an overview of each one, then GO HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE…

  11. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:59 PM EDT The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival completed its second year with bigger attendance, explosive shows and overwhelmingly positive sponsor results. The tour attracted a broad range of fans and age groups, ranging from teens to mid-40's. In addition to head-banging headliners like…

  12. Slayer Ready For 'World Painted Blood'

    June 29, 2009 9:47 AM EDT Headbanging icons Slayer have slotted a "late summer" release for their ninth album, "World Painted Blood," following the quartet's co-headlining slot on this year's Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. It follows 2006's "Christ Illusion," which itself…

  13. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

  14. Anvil On A Roll As Film Hits Theaters

    April 03, 2009 3:51 PM EDT "I don't believe miracles happen halfway," Steve "Lips" Kudlow says. "It took a lifetime for this to actually come to fruition, but this time I went up to bat and knocked it right out of the park." Anvil, the influential yet decidedly underground thrash…

  15. 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Offers New Twists

    February 04, 2009 12:22 PM EST Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision. Players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by using a splitter and an additional pedal for…

  16. Slayer, Manson Unleashing 'Mayhem' On Tour

    January 28, 2009 11:54 AM EST Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine lead the bill for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which begins July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Aug. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Jagermeister is…

  17. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 10:09 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site , the game "allows you to play as us in either single instrument or…

  18. TV Music Bigwigs Launch Show On TheWB.com

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Each…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  20. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was…

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