1. KXM, 'Rescue Me': Video Premiere From Korn, King's X, Lynch Mob Members

    March 06, 2014 12:12 PM EST A one-year-old's birthday party gave birth to rock's latest "supergroup" collaboration. Doug "dUg" Pinnick of King's X and Lynch Mob's George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, were guests at the bash last year for Korn drummer Ray Luzier's son. "It…

  2. Plane Carrying Heavy Metal Bands Ratt, Dokken Makes Emergency Landing

    August 19, 2013 12:31 AM EDT A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associated Press that the plane took off from the…

  3. 'Wild' Mick Brown of Ted Nugent's Band Arrested in Golf Cart DUI

    July 09, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Police: Dokken Co-Founder Shoved a Security Officer During Backstage Joyride With Two Females Ted Nugent 's drummer faces several charges after police in Bangor, Maine, say he was seen driving drunk in a golf cart stolen from a concert venue. Officers working at Nugent's Sunday…

  4. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…

  5. Il Divo

    May 14, 2009 11:34 AM EDT <sub_headline>The quartet takes opera to the masses. <br /> </sub_headline> The opening chords are unmistakable. It's one of the most iconic British pop songs of the '80s, with some of the most peculiar lyrics ("Protect you from the hooded claw, keep the…

  6. Foreigner: The Billboard Q&A

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As its summer tour with Bryan Adams gets rolling, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones chats with Billboard about the hit-making rock outfit's past, present and future. In 1976, Mick Jones found himself out of a job. The Surrey, England, native had a rep as a guitar gunslinger dating back to…

  7. Bach: No Velvet Revolver, May Work With Slash

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. The former Skid Row singer, who was among the early names rumored…

  8. 'No End In Sight' For Foreigner

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foreigner is taking a backward glance at its career this summer with "No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner," due July 15 on Rhino. Foreigner is taking a backward glance at its career this summer with "No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner," due July 15 on…

  9. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  10. Foreigner Plotting New Album, Live DVD

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Foreigner is eyeing "either the end of this year or early next year" to release a new album, according to group founder Mick Jones. And it's likely to contain a mix of both brand new and familiar mate Foreigner is eyeing "either the end of this year or early next year"…

  11. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. "Numbers From…

  12. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  13. Pearl Jam Members Rock Pinnick's 'Montana'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT King's X leader Doug Pinnick has completed work on a long-in-the-works album with Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. King's X leader Doug Pinnick has completed work on a long-in-the-works album with Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. The duo does not have a name but the 15-track album is…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  15. Wicked Underground

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. As the album&…

  16. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  17. '80s Rockers Return To The Road

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S. package tours early in the New Year. The first will boast a lineup of Styx, Kansas, and John Waite, while th Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S.…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

  19. Founding Ratt Guitarist Dead Of AIDS

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbed to AIDS yesterday (June 6) after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, was 42. Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbed to AIDS yesterday (June 6) after an eight…

  20. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant Prepare To 'Rock'

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair metal will now have yet another package to choose from. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns will bottle the With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair…