1. 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…

  2. Gloriana Album Premiere and Track-By-Track

    July 27, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Nashville trio Gloriana has emerged as one of the country music's biggest success stories of 2012. The group -- consisting of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert -- has bounced back after the abrupt departure of former member Cheyenne Kimball in 2011 and returned with their…

  3. Papa Roach To Make 'The Connection' in October

    July 11, 2012 8:53 PM EDT Papa Roach will return with "The Connection" on Oct. 2. The new release follows 2009's studio full-length "Metamorphosis" and 2010's greatest hits collection, "…To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach." The busy group also released a combination live/studio…

  4. Q&A: Joe Walsh on 'Analog Man' and Post-Eagles Touring

    June 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT While for many Joe Walsh is best known for his work with the Eagles, the singer/songwriter/guitarist has also enjoyed tremendous success as a member of the James Gang, and as a solo artist. He just released "Analog Man," his first solo album in 20 years, earlier this month, and will…

  5. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

  6. Slash Raves About Myles Kennedy, Says 'Lie' Almost Didn't Happen

    May 21, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Who needs multiple singers when you've got Myles Kennedy? Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love" (out May 22), only employs the one singer unlike the self-titled rock album the guitarist released in 2010 which features an assorted bunch: Lemmy, Fergie, Ian Astbury, Ozzy…

  7. Exclusive: Gene Simmons Heads to Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, Talks KISS Album

    May 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 'I'm Gonna Be the Drill Sergeant,' Rocker Says Kiss' Gene Simmons is prepping the whip for his role mentoring the next batch of Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp attendees. "I intend to be a hard taskmaster," Simmons, who joins the camp Oct. 10-14 at the MGM Grand in…

  8. Pitbull Studying Will Smith as 'Blueprint' for Crossover Success

    April 26, 2012 1:15 PM EDT In New Video Interview, Says Next Single After 'Back in Time' Will Be 'Get It Started,' feat Shakira The blockbuster-to-be "Men in Black III" hits theaters May 25, but fans already have a theme song to the movie in Pitbull 's single "Back in Time."…

  9. Neil Diamond Marries His Manager: 'It Was Magical'

    April 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond married his manager Katie McNeil on Saturday, the "Sweet Caroline" legend announced over the weekend. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there. It was magical!" he tweeted on Sunday. His manager told PEOPLE that Diamond, 71…

  10. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war between the music scene there, and the one in…

  11. Mitt Romney Wins Gene Simmons' Vote

    April 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Back in 2008, KISS bassist/demon Gene Simmons cast his vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. This time, the rocker has had a change of heart, telling FOX News' "Fox and Friends" that he's a Mitt Romney man. "Hindsight is 20/20," he said. "I…

  12. Guns N' Roses Have 'No Real Plans' For Rock Hall Performance

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Nobody, it seems -- including current and former band members -- know whether Guns N' Roses will wind up playing at their April 12 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland. But they'll certainly be in close enough proximity to talk about it. "We're all sitting at…

  13. KISS, Motley Crue Take Aim at Rihanna, Awards Show Pop Stars

    March 21, 2012 11:09 PM EDT Two of hard rock's biggest acts aren't happy with the state of pop. "We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," KISS' Gene Simmons said on Tuesday afternoon as KISS and Motley Crue announced their first joint…

  14. KISS & Motley Crue Announce Summer Tour: 'No Fake Bull---t'

    March 20, 2012 9:05 PM EDT "We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Gene Simmons says KISS and Motley Crue are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour -- dubbed simply "The Tour" -- this summer, the iconic rock acts announced on Tuesday.…

  15. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  16. Exclusive: Listen To Big Time Rush's 'Big Time Movie' Soundtrack

    February 29, 2012 10:00 AM EST On-the-rise pop quartet and Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will deliver their best John, Paul, George and Ringo impressions in their London-set feature film debut, "Big Time Movie," which premieres on Saturday, March 10 on Nickelodeon. The "Big Time Movie" official…

  17. Hot Tours: George Strait, Rod Stewart, Brad Paisley

    February 24, 2012 4:10 PM EST George Strait is No. 1 in the latest tally of Hot Tours with $5.8 million in ticket sales reported from arenas in six U.S. cities on his 2012 winter tour outing. On the road in support of his latest album "Here For A Good Time" released last fall, the legendary country artist kicked…

  18. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

  19. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about synchs. All in all, the top four publishing…

  20. 2012 Bamboozle Fest: Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Blink-182 Headlining

    December 13, 2011 2:10 PM EST Bon Jovi , Foo Fighters and Blink-182 have all been tapped to rock the 2012 version of The Bamboozle, New Jersey's annual music festival which will take place from May 18-20, 2012. The announcement appeared on the Bamboozle's official site on Tuesday (Dec. 13). The fest, which first…

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