1. Seether Song Premieres: Hear 'Turn Around' & 'Burn The World'

    June 30, 2014 10:51 AM EDT Singer Shaun Morgan discusses his harrowing experience creating new album "Isolate and Medicate." Anger and anxiety, insult and injury all contributed to the dark lyrical tone of Seether's sixth album, "Isolate and Medicate." Frontman Shaun Morgan tells Billboard…

  2. Metallica Opens Glastonbury Set With Satirical, Gory Response to British Critics: Watch

    June 29, 2014 8:33 PM EDT Metallica's Sunday night headlining slot on the Glastonbury schedule was met with contention when it was announced, but to their credit the LA metal-heads have taken all the criticism in stride.  Metallica's Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith's Call…

  3. Judas Priest On Fall U.S. Tour: 'We're Ready To Go'

    June 27, 2014 3:12 PM EDT Frontman Rob Halford says the legendary metal group is "reconstructing the way we tour." With a 21-date U.S. tour announced for the fall, it's clear that reports of Judas Priest's touring demise after its 2011-12 Epitaph World Tour were greatly exaggerated. The iconic…

  4. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. We reflect on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT understanding, acceptance and…

  5. Christopher Lee Delivers Heavy Metal Don Quixote

    May 27, 2014 8:00 PM EDT To mark his 92nd birthday, on Monday actor Sir Christopher Lee released a covers album of heavy metal versions including two numbers from the Don Quixote musical “Man of La Mancha” and two other songs.  “'Impossible Dream', in my opinion, is one of the greatest songs ever written,”…

  6. Made In America: Imagine Dragons, John Mayer Headliners In Los Angeles

    May 22, 2014 6:09 PM EDT The same afternoon Budweiser announced the lineup for this year's Philadelphia edition of Made in America, the festival's Los Angeles lineup has also been made public. Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar and others will lead the bill for Made in America's inaugural LA…

  7. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie Headlining

    May 20, 2014 9:28 AM EDT This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin looks hell bent on being a good time. The lineup for the 9th annual festival was announced Tuesday, with heavy metal legends Judas Priest tee'd up as one of the headliners. FFF Fest takes over Auditorium Shores and Butler Park from Nov. 7-9. …

  8. Pharrell, Beyonce Get Lullabied on New Rockabye Baby Album (Song Premiere)

    May 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Listen to the Lullaby version of Pharrell's "Happy" and see the tracklist for "Good Baby, Bad Baby"; Next up for the popular series: Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen For only the third time in its nearly eight-year history, the award-winning Rockabye Baby series is…

  9. Halestorm to Spend January Writing Third Album

    December 14, 2013 9:00 AM EST The proud road warriors of Halestorm are finally ready to hunker down in the studio again. Drummer Arejay Hale tells Billboard that after the hard rock group wraps up its current North American tour Sunday (Dec. 15) in Chicago and takes some time off for the holidays, Halestorm will be back…

  10. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  11. Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' at 30: Track-By-Track

    July 25, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Here's our track-by-track look back at Metallica's classic debut, which changed the face of metal 30 years ago this week. In the summer of 1983, metal was in a state of flux. The year prior, English titans Judas Priest had released "Screaming for Vengeance" and broke…

  12. Five Finger Death Punch Do Right With 'Wrong Side of Heaven'

    July 22, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Five Finger Death Punch didn't go into the studio last year planning to make more than one new album. But a genuine creative tear yielded two volumes of "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell," the first of which comes out July 30 with the second due in…

  13. Five Finger Death Punch to Unleash 'Righteous' New Album on July 30

    June 05, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Los Angeles-based metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch will release the first half of its double album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1," on July 30. A deluxe edition of the album will be accompanied with the live CD, "Purgatory: Tales from…

  14. Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A

    May 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT "I first saw Judas Priest at the Birmingham College of Food and Art," remembers singer Rob Halford in reference to his earliest encounter with the band he would help bring to the world stage as one of the greatest heavy metal groups ever assembled, back in their embryonic…

  15. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Love' Lifts To No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 20, 2013 5:55 PM EDT 0 Plus, Wale, the Neighbourhood and Marc Anthony log new leaders Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  16. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  17. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  18. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  19. Judas Priest Hints at New Music for 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Rob Halford says "gut feeling tells me we'll see something next year" Judas Priest plans to be screaming again soon -- not necessarily for vengeance, but with some new music to follow up its 2008 concept album "Nostradamus." Frontman Rob Halford tells Billboard.com…

  20. Kiss: 'Monster' Has More Feeling, Less 'Cocksmanship'

    July 31, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Gene Simmons Talks 'Monster,' Vows Band Will Tour 'Everywhere' Gene Simmons says fans will hear a slightly different tact from Kiss when its new album, "Monster," is released Oct. 16. "A lot of the lyrics and points of view have less to do with sort of the…

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