1. Exclusive Video: Guitarists Play Their Favorite ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Riffs in Tribute and Pay Homage

    December 08, 2014 2:03 PM EST "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was a musical legend in his own time. While he was no doubt born with a gift, he honed his talent through years of constant practice. It was that dedication that made him a rare breed of performer: one who was a master at both lead and rhythm guitar parts…

  2. Steel Panther Christmas Song Premiere: Hear the Fantastically Filthy ’The Stocking Song’

    December 08, 2014 12:24 PM EST Steel Panther isn't just about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The comedic hard rockers are into Christmas, too. The Los Angeles quartet is showing its love for the Yule with "The Stocking Song," a new track recorded during the group's recent tour opening for…

  3. Corner Office: Lava Records Founder/CEO Jason Flom on Discovering Katy Perry, Lorde’s Genius and His Label’s Sale

    December 08, 2014 10:08 AM EST The hair-metal whisperer turned pop-star finder on discovering Katy Perry, Lorde's genius and his label's sale. In an industry teeming with tenacious characters, Jason Flom ’s track record speaks for itself. During the past three decades, he has signed Katy Perry , Tori Amos and…

  4. Fellow Rockers and Friends Remember 'Dimebag' Darrell on the 10th Anniversary of His Murder

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here are the highlights. 'Dimebag'…

  5. OK Go's Latest Video Triumph Impacts Hot Rock Songs Chart

    November 07, 2014 11:55 AM EST "We're that f---ing video band," OK Go frontman Damien Kulash said in a keynote speech at the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27. Earlier that day, the group debuted its latest video, "I Won't Let You Down," on NBC's Today , and…

  6. Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

    November 05, 2014 11:35 AM EST As reported earlier , Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest week for any album since…

  7. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 1.25 Million in Debut Week

    October 31, 2014 9:26 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's unstoppable new album, 1989 , may sell 1.25 million copies in its first week, so suggest industry forecasters. The album could even approach 1.3 million, if the weekend is especially kind to the release. The album is the singer/songwriter's fifth studio…

  8. Fall Out Boy, Bring Me the Horizon & More Win Big at First Alternative Press Music Awards

    July 22, 2014 5:59 PM EDT Underground's best and brightest take their talents to Cleveland for inaugural show Once its river burned, and now the city's lighting up. It's been a good month for Cleveland, which not only welcomed back their prodigal baller, but also kicked off the inaugural Alternative…

  9. Alternative Press Announces Inaugural AP Music Awards, Nominees

    April 24, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Punk mag Alternative Press has announced it will host the inaugural AP Music Awards on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.  The night will include performances by Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low,…

  10. Falling in Reverse Frontman Plots 'Therapeutic' Tour With Band That Fired Him

    November 06, 2013 10:10 AM EST Ronnie Radke says there was not a lot of drama in putting together next year's joint tour of his current band, Falling In Reverse, and his former group, Escape The Fate. "I just woke up one day and thought what better therapeutic way to forgive somebody and get over something than…

  11. Lorde Breaks Onto U.S. Charts, Preps September Album

    July 01, 2013 2:01 PM EDT The 16-year-old is already a chart-topper in her native New Zealand. Is America next? Popping up on the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 chart last week was Lorde's "The Love Club" EP, which entered the tally at No. 191 following its release in March on Lava/Republic. The…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Chris Tomlin Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 16, 2013 11:00 AM EST Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides, Dropkick Murphys also score Top 10 debuts. Singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his "Burning Lights" opens atop the list with 73,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Christian music…

  15. Black Veil Brides, Dropkick Murphys Top 10 Bound on Billboard

    January 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST Tomlin Shaping For Big Arrival With 'Burning Lights' In the dead of January, a number of acts are taking advantage of the traditionally slow period for new album releases.   Singer Chris Tomlin, along with rock bands Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides and Dropkick Murphys, are all…

  16. Chris Tomlin & Hollywood Undead Headed for Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    January 09, 2013 8:21 PM EST Next week's Billboard 200 chart could see Chris Tomlin earn his first No. 1 album. The singer/songwriter's new album, "Burning Lights," may sell upwards of 60,000 to 70,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 13 -- so say industry forecasters. If "Burning Lights…

  17. Black Veil Brides Explore 'New Ground' With Utopian Concept Album, Film

    January 04, 2013 1:15 PM EST An Orwellian concept album was not what Black Veil Brides initially had in mind for its third album, according to frontman Andy Biersack. Biersack tells Billboard that the Los Angeles rockers were "six songs into" their third album by the spring of 2012, but were troubled. "…

  18. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 9:15 PM EST After the "Les Miserables" soundtrack album made a stunning jump this week from No. 33 to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, the set now has its sights set on No. 1. Label sources suggest that the Republic Records soundtrack could sell over 100,000 by week's end on Sunday, Jan.…

  19. Soundgarden Record First Song in 15 Years for 'Avengers' Soundtrack

    March 27, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The May 1 album's full tracklisting also features Buckcherry, Bush, Rise Against and more alt-rock Grunge icons Soundgarden will release their first new song in 15 years for the soundtrack to Marvel's upcoming "Avengers" film. The group's last album was released in…

  20. Amy Winehouse Serves As Muse For Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring Collection

    January 26, 2012 5:35 PM EST Jean Paul Gaultier went "Back To Black" for his spring/summer 2012 couture show. Yesterday in Paris (Jan. 25), the signature style of Amy Winehouse was celebrated in perhaps the most posh of ways. Jean Paul Gaultier used the late singer as the muse for his spring/summer 2012 couture…

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