1. Metallica Releases Bloopers from ESPN Segment: Watch

    July 20, 2014 6:12 PM EDT Following last week's clever ESPN clip showing Metallica trying to fill a void left open by the 2013 retirement of New York Yankees Mariano Rivera, who used "Enter Sandman" for his on-field entrance music, the heavy metal band has now released a blooper reel that's about…

  2. Metallica Begs for Work in New ESPN 'SportsCenter' Ad (Video)

    July 14, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Beginning in 1999, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" served as the on-field entrance music for the New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera. But ever since Major League Baseball's all-time greatest closer retired last year, it seems the band has been left trying to fill a void.…

  3. Play Ball: Asher Roth Previews Philadelphia Phillies' 2014 Season

    April 05, 2014 1:55 PM EDT This Philadelphia area native talks Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, the 1993 World Series and more April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team…

  4. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  5. Metallica Give Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera the Ultimate ‘Sandman’ Farewell

    September 23, 2013 4:59 AM EDT When sporting royalty retires, they’re typically sent off on the right note. A guard of honor, a maximum capacity stadium on its feet. Tears. When New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera was farewelled at his home ground on Sunday, Metallica turned the occasion up to 11. The heavy metal…

  6. Cuban Soul Man El Gran Fellove Dies at 89

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino,” established him as a pioneer of Spanish…

  7. 'American Idol's' Jermaine Jones Disqualified From Competition

    March 14, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'Gentle Giant' of Season 11 Tweets That He's Gone Jermaine Jones is apparently out on "American Idol." The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he no longer would be on the Fox singing contest. He wrote on his official "…

  8. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  9. Update: Lady Gaga to Hit Runway, Unveil 'Government Hooker' at Paris Fashion Week

    March 01, 2011 4:46 PM EST After debuting a remix of a "Born This Way" track at designer Thierry Mugler's menswear fashion show in January, Lady Gaga will reteam with the French fashion house to unveil more new music at Paris Fashion Week. Gaga will personally hit the runway and preview "Government…

  10. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Video Premieres

    February 28, 2011 11:05 AM EST L ady Gaga premiered her highly-anticipated video for "Born This Way," the first single from her May 23 album of the same name, today (Feb. 28) at 11 am EST. Clocking in at nearly seven and a half minutes, "Born This Way" is more of a high-fashion short film than a…

  11. Lady Gaga Premieres New Song in Mugler Short Film

    January 20, 2011 12:23 PM EST Fans clamored to translate a remix of a track off Lady Gaga 's upcoming album "Born This Way" when the singer premiered it at a Mugler fashion show in Paris yesterday (Jan. 19). Now Gaga's "Little Monsters" can hear the song in all its glory, as it makes its off…

  12. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 11:07 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Davies . It was the second of two concerts to…

  13. Chart Beat Chat: Catalog Charts, ABBA, Record Players

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the catalog charts, ABBA and vinyl and record players. LENGTHY VISITORS Dear Fred, I noticed that Buckcherry's "15" remained on The Billboard 200 after falling below No. 100 even though it had been on the chart over two years/104 weeks. A couple of…

  14. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 26 at the BankUnited Center in Miami Here are the winners for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 26 at the BankUnited Center in Miami. Hot Latin Song of the Year: "Aliado Del Tiempo,…

  15. Indie Artists, New Styles Dominate Billboard Latin Awards

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a year awash in reggaeton and pop, the big winner at the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards was a romantic regional Mexican singer with both youth and adult appeal. Mariano Barba, a virtual unknown In a year awash in reggaeton and pop, the big winner at the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards…

  16. 17OnTV

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 23 - April 29, 2007. MONDAY, April 23 "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Neil Sedaka (also scheduled: Joan Rivers). "Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That!" Showtime Featured artist(s): Beastie Boys, Money Mark, Doug E. Fresh. "…

  17. Performers Set For Billboard Latin Awards

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Diana Reyes and Mariano Barba are the first performers announced for the 2007 Billboa Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los…

  18. Four More Cut Loose From 'American Idol'

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers Thursday night, but Antonella Barba, the focus of recent attention over some racy Internet photos, was not one of them. "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers…

  19. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American…

  20. Rakim And Ken-Y Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for th Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance…

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