1. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  2. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 2:19 PM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme sports demos and a gaming/tech zone. Killswitch…

  3. GWAR, Chimaira Lead Sounds Of The Underground Tour

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job…

  4. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire returns with one of the most anticipated indie rock albums in recent memory ("Neon Bible"), Air breathes in English and Japanese influences on its "Pocket Symphony" and Ry Cooder bring A new album from eight-member bi-coastal rock outfit !!!, "Myth…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bill Callahan, Hammond Jr., Killswitch Engage

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his next album under his own name. "Woke on a Whaleheart" is due April 17 via Drag City; a single, "Diamond Dancer,' arrives March Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his…

  7. Bullet For My Valentine

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Welsh metal act plans U.S. invasion. Let the massacre begin. The metal band Bullet For My Valentine has already exploded in the United Kingdom. Now they're locked, loaded and ready to take on the States. Last week, the band's debut full-length, "The Poison" (Trustkill),…

  8. Billboard Bits: Hoobastank, Chesney, 'Headbanger's Ball'

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST New Hoobastank album, Kenny Chesney confirms Summerfest appearance, new 'Headbanger's Ball' compilation due. Hoobastank's third full-length effort, "Every Man for Himself," will be released April 18 via Island. The Californian act teamed up once again with…

  9. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  10. Metal All-Stars Unite At Roadrunner Show

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST It was ambitious enough for Roadrunner to release "Roadrunner United," an album featuring 55 members of 42 of its bands collaborating on songs to celebrate the label's 25th anniversary. It was ambitious enough for Roadrunner to release "Roadrunner United," an album…

  11. Billboard Bits: Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter Slipknot's nine members will appear as unlockable characters in the upcoming video game "Infected," which will be released next month for PSP by Majesco Entertainment. The group has also contributed the tracks "Eyeless," "…

  12. Metal-Leaning Hellfest Canceled In Insurance Flap

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to concerns over whether organizers' insurance policy was adequate to cover the event. At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to…

  13. Roadrunner 'All-Stars' Unite For Anniversary

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recorded under the name Roadrunner United, the project contains all-new tracks crafted by 57 hard rock and heavy metal artists from 45 of the label's past and present bands, including Slipknot, Coal C As tipped here in March, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with "…

  14. Public Enemy Added To 'Hellfest' Bill

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New Jersey festival that will boast 188 acts, most of which fall in the category of heavy rock music. Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New…

  15. Billboard Bits: Babyface, Underwood, Chimaira

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Babyface, Underwood and Chimaira. In addition to previously confirmed dates with Anita Baker, Babyface will play a handful of headlining shows leading up to the release of his album "Grown & Sexy," due June 26 via Arista Records. The tour will open June 23 in San…

  16. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp Velvet Revolver will join the bill for the final seven dates of this summer's annual Ozzfest tour. The group's first show will be Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., and it will remain on the bill through the Sept. 4 finale in West Palm…

  17. Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash compilation of past glories. With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash…

  18. Heavy Acts Team For 'Underground' Tour

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for…

  19. Music Community Mourns For Abbott

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the hands of a gunman earlier this week. The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  20. Slayer Tops Fall Jägermeister Bill

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jägermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo. Slayer will headline the fall Jägermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo. The bill will also feature Killswitch Engage and Mastodon, as well as…

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