1. Publishing Briefs: Anjali Malhotra Southward to Lead YouTube's Relationships With U.S. Publishers

    January 22, 2015 4:34 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Nettwerk Music Group continues to assert itself in the music publishing space: it has acquired the catalog of Robot  Of the Century Music , the publishing catalog formed by Roadrunner…

  2. Anthrax To Appear on Next 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    December 31, 2014 2:39 PM EST Anthrax is heading to Westeros: Scott Ian and the rest of the long-running metal group will contribute to next year's Catch The Throne , the mixtape inspired by the HBO smash Game of Thrones and accompanying its upcoming fifth season. Details of the season five Catch The Throne tape --…

  3. Slipknot's U.S. Knotfest Lineup: Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Tech N9ne

    July 07, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Slipknot's hard-charging Knotfest will return to the U.S. this October, touching down in San Bernardino, Calif. for the first time. The three-day festival will be held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds from Oct. 24-26. Slipknot will headline the main stage on the second and…

  4. Aaron Lewis Scolds Grabby Audience in Onstage Rant: 'Your Mothers Should Be Ashamed' (Video)

    June 02, 2014 5:37 PM EDT In defending a crowd-surfing teen, the Staind frontman admonished the audience at a concert for Kansas City radio station 98.9 The Rock: "That f---ing girl is, like, 15 ... and you f---ing pieces of shit are molesting her!" Word to the wise: respect women at Staind shows or face…

  5. The Beatles' U.S. Invasion: 28 Stars Discuss The Fab Four's 50th Anniversary (Video)

    February 06, 2014 4:00 PM EST A genre-spanning assortment of musicians from Ed Sheeran to Willie Nelson discuss favorite Beatles moments and memories. It's no secret that the Beatles have been a massive force and influence on music for generations, and their arrival in the U.S. 50 years ago on Feb. 7, 1964 and…

  6. Rock on the Range 2014: Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock Headlining

    January 16, 2014 11:11 AM EST In its eighth year, Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range festival has expanded to a full three-day lineup, with Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock serving as the 2014 headliners. The full lineup for the hard rock fest, taking place from May 16-18 at Columbus Crew Stadium,…

  7. Grammys 2014: Black Sabbath Rules Rock Nominees

    December 07, 2013 12:36 PM EST A liberal touch of gray, and plenty of testosterone, mark the nominees in the rock categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And a few long-neglected rock icons have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal next month. The reunited Black Sabbath tops all rock nominees with…

  8. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  9. As I Lay Dying Frontman Tim Lambesis Arrested over Plot to Kill Wife

    May 07, 2013 11:23 PM EDT As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to have his estranged wife murdered. In a press release titled "Murder for Hire Plot Foiled," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Lambesis was arrested "without incident" on…

  10. Justin Timberlake Heading for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 03, 2013 8:48 PM EDT Timberlake's latest could be the first album since Taylor Swift's "Red" to spend its first three weeks at No. 1. It looks like Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" will spend a third consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set…

  11. Killswitch Engage to 'Disarm the Descent' With Original Singer

    February 20, 2013 8:25 PM EST Jesse Leach has returned to the rock act for their sixth studio album. A change in singers made for a sea change in sound on Killswitch Engage 's upcoming new album, "Disarm the Descent." Guitarist and producer Adam Dutkiewicz tells Billboard that the 12-song set, KSE's…

  12. 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,…

  13. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  14. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  15. Vote For The Best Concert Promotion Of 2009

    September 08, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Seven finalists have been chosen for the third annual Billboard Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, which will be given at the Billboard Touring Awards Nov. 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Here are the finalists (Click to read an overview of each one, then GO HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE…

  16. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:59 PM EDT The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival completed its second year with bigger attendance, explosive shows and overwhelmingly positive sponsor results. The tour attracted a broad range of fans and age groups, ranging from teens to mid-40's. In addition to head-banging headliners like…

  17. Booing Madonna, Banning Black Eyed Peas

    August 28, 2009 6:41 PM EDT In this Friday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Madonna gets a bad reception, John Mayer starts an online charity feud, Muslims are barred from a Black Eyed Peas show, and Killswitch Engage is buzzing. Madonna's moment came at a concert in Romania when 60…

  18. Killswitch Engage, " Killswitch Engage"

    July 17, 2009 9:37 AM EDT Killswitch Engage, " Killswitch Engage" Album Review …

  19. Killswitch Engage, "Killswitch Engage"

    July 13, 2009 12:01 PM EDT The Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage wants for neither talent nor fans. But the band's new album (and second self-titled set) reveals that it could use a helping hand to introduce some diversity to its songwriting. Strangely, the first-time presence of an outside producer …

  20. Michael Jackson On Track For More Billboard Charts Records

    July 03, 2009 12:12 AM EDT After his record-breaking chart week, the late Michael Jackson will continue to shake up the charts next week, too. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 110,000 Jackson albums were purchased during the first two days of the new tracking week (June 29-30). Billboard&…

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