1. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of outdoor festivals beginning Aug. 27. Each night…

  2. Rocklahoma Lineup: Rob Zombie, Creed Performing

    April 04, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Megadeth and Slash Will Also Headline the Three-Day Fest Rob Zombie , Chickenfoot , Creed , Megadeth and Slash are among the headliners announced for this year's Rocklahoma festival, happening May 25-27 in Pryor, Okla. Tickets for the three-day fest go on sale April 13, for $60-$70 a day…

  3. Josh Homme's Old Kyuss Bandmates 'Shocked' by His Lawsuit

    March 15, 2012 11:40 PM EDT Kyuss Lives!, the current reincarnation of seminal stoner rock band Kyuss , has responded to the lawsuit filed by former member Josh Homme , frontman of Queens of the Stone Age . Homme, who started QOTSA after the original 1995 breakup of Kyuss, filed a suit against Kyuss Lives! -- featuring…

  4. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Not Ready to 'Endorse' Santorum

    February 15, 2012 8:04 PM EST Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine's not ready to cast his vote just yet. "Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate," the rocker said in a release after earlier reports had him backing Republican Rick Santorum on…

  5. Hot Tours: Miranda Lambert, Jimmy Buffett, Tool

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST Country star Miranda Lambert tops the current slate of Hot Tours with more than $2.5 million in ticket sales reported from eight performances on her 2012 headlining tour. The ACM and CMA's reigning Female Vocalist of the Year kicked off her On Fire Tour with a sellout crowd of 6,722 at…

  6. Rock on the Range 2012 Lineup: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown Performing

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and more will be featured at the sixth annual Rock On The Range festival this spring. The hard rock fest will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Incubus is coming off of the July…

  7. Megadeth Bassist Studying to Be a Lutheran Pastor

    January 19, 2012 6:30 PM EST Concordia Seminary in suburban St. Louis gets an eclectic mix of students in a program allowing them to train for the ministry online - electricians, farmers, entrepreneurs - and even a founder of one of the best-known thrash metal bands. David Ellefson plays bass for Megadeth. He also is an…

  8. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  9. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: 6 Questions About 'Thirteen'

    October 31, 2011 12:30 AM EDT Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says there's nothing unlucky about his band's new album, "Th1rt3en," arriving Nov. 1 on Roadrunner. "Thirteen is not a bad number," says Mustaine, who founded the iconic thrash metal band after being kicked out of Metallica in 1983…

  10. Justin Bieber Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    October 27, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Justin Bieber is a changed (young) man. The 17-year-old superstar graces Billboard's cover with the release of "Under the Mistletoe," a collection of new and old Christmas tracks. For one thing, you'll notice a bass-ier Biebs on the album. You can read about that, as well…

  11. Lady Gaga in Moving Tribute to 'Big Man' at Little Kids Rock

    October 21, 2011 5:55 PM EDT At Thursday night's Little Kids Rock benefit at New York's Edison Ballroom, surprise guest In addition to a silent auction featuring signed drumsticks by Ringo Starr and signed guitars by Slash and Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, the event featured a spirited live auction hosted by…

  12. Metallica Sets Date for First-Ever India Concert

    September 20, 2011 9:30 AM EDT The tradition-steeped elegance of India's Bollywood music and the rough, rattle and roll of heavy metal might make them apparent incompatible genres, but Metallica are set to disprove that conception on Oct. 28 when they play their first-ever gig in the sub-continent of India. Winners of…

  13. Insane Clown Posse: Jack White 'Arse' Single was 'Collaboration in the Fullest Sense'

    September 01, 2011 1:10 PM EDT The members of Insane Clown Posse were a bit disappointed -- at first -- when they found out what Jack White had in mind for "Leck Mich Im Arsch," their new collaborative single on White's Third Man Records label. "He explained to us the song was basically called '…

  14. Rush Signs With Roadrunner, Preps New Album for 2012

    August 31, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rush is on the move. The prog rock legends behind "Tom Sawyer," "Fly By Night" and "The Spirit of Radio" have partnered up with Roadrunner Records after being doggedly pursued by the rock-heavy imprint. "After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom…

  15. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  16. Coachella Expansion Aims to 'Create More Room' for Fans, Says Fest Founder

    June 01, 2011 2:28 PM EDT The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, said he's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Metallica Working With Rick Rubin Again, Serena Williams Hits The Studio

    April 26, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica to Team Up With Rick Rubin Again On Next Album According to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, producer Rick Rubin is set to work with the band on its next album. Rubin previously worked with Metallica on…

  18. Avril Lavigne Gives 'Em 'Hell' with Social 50 Leap

    February 03, 2011 12:00 PM EST Among the big shake-ups on the Social 50 chart this week: Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift vault into the top 10 while Slayer debuts straight in at No. 18. Lavigne zips 21-8, marking her first visit to the top tier, seemingly basking in the glow of the debut of the music video for "What…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episode is shaping up to be a major events, and…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Rolls Out New Website to Celebrate His Hits, Fergie Dispels Solo Album Rumors

    November 12, 2010 5:48 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Debuts Glossy New Website to Celebrate His Greatest Hits Jay-Z recently unveiled a new website as a promotional push for his upcoming greatest hits album, "The Hits Collection," which hits retailers…

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