1. Billy Corgan: 'I'm a Rock Star Because I'm a Great F---ing Musician'

    December 19, 2014 4:40 PM EST When it comes to the state of the music industry (or anything else for that matter),  Smashing Pumpkins  mastermind and frontman  Billy Corgan  has no problem speaking his mind. Billboard sat down with the musician in his dressing room at the recent KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas event in Los…

  2. Howard Stern: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    January 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST When Howard Stern jumped from terrestrial to satellite radio, Sirius had half a million subscribers. Today it has 25.6 million. As he turns 60, Stern looks back at his career and sees radio on the verge of the next step in its evolution. It doesn't take long to figure out how…

  3. Pink Blasts Fans For Questioning Sickness

    May 06, 2013 11:43 AM EDT "I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness," pop star explains after show cancellation. After drawing heat for canceling a concert in Birmingham, England, because she was sick, Pink addressed the complaints in a fiery open letter encouraging critics to "Kindly…

  4. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 9:46 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour will include Battlecross, God Forbid, Emmure,…

  5. Bon Jovi: Billboard's Top Touring Act of the Year

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST Since 1986, only two bands have claimed the honor as the top-grossing act twice in three years: the Rolling Stones (1998 and 1999) and the Grateful Dead (1991 and 1993). But this year, another act can claim that title: Bon Jovi . For the second time in three years, Bon Jovi ranks as the…

  6. Rocker Joe Walsh Takes On Namesake Politician

    January 28, 2010 5:25 AM EST Another musician is claiming that a political candidate is tone deaf to the nation's intellectual property laws. And this one has an amusing twist. Joe Walsh of the Eagles isn't happy that a Republican congressional candidate in Illinois has co-opted his song "Walk Away"…

  7. 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…

  8. Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an unwritten rule forbidding their subjects to show even the hint of a smile. They are limited to stone faces, grimaces, or wide-mouthed ersatz screams. Korn's Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an unwritten rule forbidding their…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac The lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands, including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life Of Agony, Ill Nino, Seemless, 10 Years, Danko Jones, Clutch, Dope, Bloodsimple,…

  12. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  13. Cradle Of Filth Anchors 'Headbangers' Trek

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. The tour begins Nov. 4…

  14. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

  15. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  16. Billboard Bits: EMI/WMG, Liza/VH1, 'Headbanger's Ball'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on EMI/WMG, Liza/VH1, 'Headbanger's Ball' EMI Group plc this morning (Sept. 22) confirmed it has begun talks on a merger with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a brief statement issued to the London stock exchange, EMI acknowledged it had entered non-exclusive discussions with…

  17. Company Evaluates Response To R.I. Nightclub Fire

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A seven-person team of emergency response experts from around the country will spend the next several months evaluating the reaction to a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured A seven-person team of emergency response experts from around the country will spend the…