1. RIP Oderus Urungus: Metal Community Remembers Gwar's Dave Brockie

    March 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie , known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first…

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  3. Morrissey / March 26, 2009 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    March 30, 2009 3:01 PM EDT During its nearly 120 year history, New York's Carnegie Hall has hosted performances by some of the world's most renowned musical deities, ranging from classical visionaries to jazz juggernauts and, occasionally, rock royalties. Now, 25 years after he began wallowing his way into…

  4. Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV Lead Sunset Strip Fest Lineup

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throug Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real…

  5. 'Pressure' Cover To Raise Tsunami Relief Funds

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reprise labelmates the Used and My Chemical Romance will release a version of the Queen and David Bowie collaboration, "Under Pressure," which they performed throughout the recently completed Taste of Reprise labelmates the Used and My Chemical Romance will release a version of the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Weezer, 'Forever In Our Hearts,' Sammie

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Weezer, 'Forever In Our Hearts,' Sammie More than 100 lucky Weezer fans will be on hand Monday (Feb. 28) in Los Angeles to appear as extras in the video for "Beverly Hills." As previously reported , the track is the first single from the group's as-yet…

  7. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  8. Godhead Frontman Rearing Tsunami Relief Track

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Godhead singer/guitarist/songwriter Jason Miller is hoping to arrange an all-star release to raise funds for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Eastern Africa and Southern Asia late las Godhead singer/guitarist/songwriter Jason Miller is hoping to arrange an all-star release to…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: YahZarah, Finger Eleven and Matchbook Romance. BACK-UP NO MORE: R&B singer YahZarah was settling in for dorm life at North Carolina Central University when she was drafted by neo-soul staple Erykah Badu.…

  10. Sonic Youth Strolls Down 'Murray Street'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth has set a June 4 release date for its new DGC/Interscope album, "Murray Street." The seven-track set is named after the location of the long-running New York rock outfit's downtown recordi Sonic Youth has set a June 4 release date for its new DGC/Interscope album, …

  11. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  12. Hard Rockers Drafted For 'Damned' Soundtrack

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson, Disturbed's David Draiman, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Static-X's Wayne Static, and Orgy's Jay Gordon have been drafted to sing five tracks co-written by Korn's Jonathan Davis an Marilyn Manson, Disturbed's David Draiman, Linkin Park's…

  13. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…

  14. Ozzfest Participants Take A 'Day Off'

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring Ozzfest participants Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed, and Mudvayne have lined up a series of performances running concurrently with Ozzfest shows this summer. The extra gigs, Hard-touring Ozzfest participants Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed, and Mudvayne…

  15. Ozzfest Kicking Off In U.K.

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ozzfest will inaugurate its 2001 run with a single May 26 stop at the Milton Keynes Bowl, in Milton Keynes, north of London. Like the North American edition of the tour, Black Sabbath will headline, w Ozzfest will inaugurate its 2001 run with a single May 26 stop at the Milton Keynes Bowl, in…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'The Simpsons,' Black Crowes, and more

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on The Simpsons, Shawn Colvin, 'N Sync, Black Crowes, T Bone Burnett, Reeves Gabrels The Fox network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" is continuing its tradition of featuring musical guests in 2001. In the episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch,"…

  17. Hot Product for Monday, January 22, 2001

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Dream, O-Town, George Harrison, Dolly Parton and more 'Lo' In The House Jennifer Lopez's sophomore Epic set "J. Lo" features first single "Love Don't Cost A Thing," which is No. 4 on The Billboard Hot 100 this…