1. Apocalyptica Records Naked, Recruits Gavin Rossdale for '7th Symphony'

    July 19, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Once known for covering classic metal bands, the cello-bearing Finnish outfit Apocalyptica took inspiration from its own past for its new album, "7th Symphony." "We had our 'Cult' album in mind," the group's Paavo Lotjonen tells Billboard.com, citing…

  2. Lotus Asks Fans To Name Price For Select Tour Dates

    August 03, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Rock band Lotus will allow fans to decide the ticket prices for select dates on its U.S. club tour this fall. The pay-what-you-want option will be available for eight West Coast shows, beginning Oct. 6 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tickets to the upcoming West Coast concerts will be available…

  3. Billboard Bits: Paul McCartney, Family Values, Belinda Carlisle

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space Within US" Nov. 14 via A&E Home Video. The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space…

  4. Billboard Bits: Korn, Thrice, John McLaughlin, Topley-Bird

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, Thrice, John McLaughlin, Topley-Bird Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has been released from a London hospital, where he has been treated over the past four days for the blood ailment immune thrombocytopenic purpura. As reported yesterday (June 12), Korn was forced to scrap its…

  5. Korn Touring For Cheap On Family Values

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year hiatus, Korn has revived its Family Values tour for a summer run that will feature Deftones, Stone Stour, Flyleaf and Japanese upstarts Dir En Gray. After a five-year hiatus, Korn has revived its Family Values tour for a summer run that will feature Deftones, Stone Stour,…

  6. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en grey made its stateside debut with a showcase…